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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
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Plane landed at LGA at 11pm so I didn't make it to midtown to the hotel and get back in the streets until about 12:30am. Great thing this place was still open until 1am. We walked in and were greeted with a smile. Ordered a starter, two entrees and two drinks. We were never pressured to leave and not made... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Omg...we had the family meal with the pork and the duck. Both were utterly succulent. They had great beers that paired well...but what surpised me the most was the pickled tomatoes and kimchi. SO MUCH YUM> like I would schlep on the subway just for the pickled kimchi...and the duck would just be bonus.

Thank ashleydcoates
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so happy to get a booking here, and the food exceeded our expectations. You can tell that every dish has had a lot of thought put in. From the seemingly simple to the complex dishes, everything was perfectly balanced. We loved sitting at the counter watching the chefs work, and its nicely spaced out so that you don't... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

One of the best experiences that I have ever had. My wife took me here for my birthday and the service, the food, the pairings, the small atmosphere is remarkable. I would recommend this small seating environment to anyone.

Thank natlspencer
San Francisco, California
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Momofuku Ko was even better than we expected! My wife and I got a seat at the counter, surrounding the open kitchen, and we were treated to an amazing evening of culinary theater. The staff was super friendly. Max, the sous chef, was amazing. He was super chill, and took the time to chat with us throughout the dinner, as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 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 

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New York City, New York
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Caitlin S
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank HectorIbarra
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$125 - $195
Asian, International, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in East Village

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East Village
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