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Momofuku Ko

Certificate of Excellence
East Village
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8 Extra Pl, New York City, NY 10003-8926
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In my husbands words. Really cool space where most of the seats are at a kitchen counter around an open kitchen that is the center of the room. This was my kind of place where you could really see the cooking and plating going on. Service was excellent and dishes were well paced out. The first item on the menu... More 

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Houston, Texas
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524 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is how bao should be done! I was introduced to Bao buns in London last fall. Until now I have yet to find one worthy of the same review. Hands down best bao bun I've had since I've been back! So that means, in my humble opinion best bao in America! hehe. I've been looking. The place is great.... More 

Thank survivor5804
New York City, New York
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

The title says it all really, so let's get down to brass tacks. Can't drink because it'll interact with your medication? They will accommodate you with delicious non-alcoholic cocktail creations, but you'll be enthralled by the sommelier's knowledgeable descriptions of your partners wine pairing anyway. One thing is you have to come with an open mind and an empty stomach.... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and me took a taxi to this place. We overlooked it, turned around and overlooked it again. Unsure we had the right address we got off the cab and walked and still missed it. After careful inspection of the area we finally saw the logo but thought it was closed. It turned out to be like this, so... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Sorry for such a delay in the review! I ate here lat November with my girlfriend, we were in New York for only 2 days and this was my only request! And it was phenomenal, the staff were so friendly and asked about our journey, also provided comp pink champagne on arrival as we travelled from Ireland. Every course of... More 

Thank mickbhoy84
New York City, New York
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Our first visit to the new location on Extra Place was a delight. Bar seats with plenty of space and a full view of the food preparation area. Beautiful art work. Each course of the tasting menu provided a surprising combination of seasonal tastes and textures. The beverage pairings were eclectic, unique and well matched.

Thank DosDragones
Zurich, Switzerland
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I've been eating in several three-star restaurants in new york, and momofuku ko was with no doubt the second best, only topped by eleven madison park. Great freshly prepared food, with only the best produce. very cool atmosphere. a top restaurant, will definitely go there again.

Thank DonBenJ
Brussels, Belgium
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222 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I only had a few days in New York and you had better believe I was literally online waiting for the exact moment I could book myself a slot for lunch here. I absolutely love the space and interior it's slick. Everyone I encountered while here was super friendly and on point. No one fussed with you or bothered you... More 

Thank SeattleMeimei
Milan, Italy
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Our tasting menu experience at Momofuku Ko has been, in fact, more an "experience" than a dinner. The menu is a visual masterpiece, but sometimes the extreme and unusual seasoning covered the taste of the food. With more than a dozen portions, you won't get out hungry even if they seem so small at the beginning. It was nice having... More 

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San Francisco, California
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25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

12 bites, some interesting and flavorful but we would like to have more food that we could sink our teeth in while we still have them. We can appreciate the number of sous-chefs that are engaged for our dinner but watching and. smelling like them is not necessary.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$125 - $195
International, Asian, Fusion
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Extra Pl, New York City, NY 10003-8926
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: 12122038095

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