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“Killer Dinner.”
Review of Momofuku Ko

Momofuku Ko
Ranked #68 of 13,569 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $125 - $195
Cuisines: American, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: East Village
Reviewed May 10, 2016

We came here with a small group and ordered most of the menu and have to say everything was awesome. It’s a cool vibe - dark with oriental touches. The sticky buns and the rice dish with sausage stole the show, but there wasn’t a bad course on the menu. The cocktails were good too. It seems to be always packed but we lucked out and got a table for 6 at 9pm. The hostesses were very accommodating.

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank Kipp7272
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Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent meal at this restaurant. We loved the small plate option supplemented by the dishes being passed around. We enjoyed being able to sample lots of different tastes. We would come back here.

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank truckee07
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Reviewed April 29, 2016

Having watched a brief doc on the owner of Momofuku (a very likeable and passionate fellow), my companion aka as the idealist, booked a dinner at Ko. The idealist, a consummate vegetarian, was puzzled at seeing 2 large fridges with a T-bones ageing in the background. I thought I had failed in my research attempt, and started to feel guilty for the choice. Alas, the kind cook (one of 7 if my arithmetic did not fail me) told us that they catered for the idealist's tastes, which were titilated by a 17 course meal.The setting is modern, with a beautiful kitchen just behind the U-shaed counter where we sat. The dishes were sophisticated, but not to the point of being obnoxiously over researched. Subtle flavours through out and in portions which made the course marathon, a light affair. I am not a fan of set menus, but here the surprises being offered were enchanting. Everything is prepared in front of you and the pace at which they bring the dishes, leaves you ample room to look forward to the next. Service was exceptional and un-intrusive. The ascription of the dishes was short enough to allow people with goldfish memory like me, to remember what you were about to eat. Loved it. Highly recommended. The idealist agrees. Book. Go.

Date of visit: April 2016
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2  Thank Perigitis68
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Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Very delicious, creative, and a memorable culinary experience...but not quite worth the money. There was a lot of hype, and the dishes were mostly great, some excellent, and few mediocre, but it lacked the wow factor and somehow it all fell short of expectations. The atmosphere was a bit tense as we were all sitting around the bar watching the chefs get intensely scrutinized by David Chang. Overall, it was a delicious and fun night out, but I wouldn't do it again.

Date of visit: March 2016
1  Thank Ingri-ingri
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Reviewed March 27, 2016

Very cool restaurant in a nice setting, food was great and inventive with some small missteps, service was wonderful and knowledgeable, loved the feel & music. Great evening.

Date of visit: March 2016
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Thank Colin C
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