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Momofuku Ko

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East Village
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8 Extra Pl, New York City, NY 10003-8926
+1 212-203-8095
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:30
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:30 - 15:30
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I came here to celebrate my birthday. Absolutely loved it! We had the tasting menu and had every delicious course explained by various chefs, all of whom were very knowledgable and clearly love where they work. My partner had mentioned it was my birthday when booking and I was wished a happy birthday by a couple of... More 

Thank Alice F
Houston, Texas
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After 100 visits to NYC, this our first visit to "KO". Even though they have 2 Michelin Stars, we had low expectations. It had nothing to do with "KO", but after a while, tasting menus all end up being very comparable in one way or another. Upon our arrival, we were provided with a glass of champagne to start and... More 

Thank fishking88
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Unlike others I had been to in New York Marea, Betony etc. where the food was excellent but lacked the excitement, Momofuku Ko has it all - more than food, it is an experience where you are almost part of the kitchen, observing and sharing with those preparing and serving and also conversing with your neighbours. It was election night... More 

Thank RonWamberal
Sarasota, Florida
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60 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every aspect of the dinner was outstanding, from the fun décor and setting of this very hip East Village eatery with a great vibe, to the creative menu and the innovative wine pairing which would give Pascaline Le Pelletier of Rouge Tomate, a run for her money, The service and hospitality were impeccable from the sommelier Chase SInzer, to our... More 

1 Thank Michele S
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had my 35th birthday dinner at Momofuku Ko. The entire experience, from the zen-like maitre de maison who checked in our coats, and the fantastic food creations, to the attentive and friendly service staff, was just pure perfection! And the final birthday surprise and a personalized menu! I was in heaven and awe! Thank you once again for an... More 

1 Thank KnightJ81
New Jersey
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85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think some of the reviews on here are for some of the other Momofuku restaurants, not Momofuku Ko - David Chang's tasting-menu flagship with more Michelin stars than many can dream of... If you're a foodie, this is worth trying to get a reservation through their online booking system which I guess operates like a lottery. If you win,... More 

1 Thank wheelie07042
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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 

Thank FastCheckIn
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

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 Ashley B
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

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 

Thank Jana L
Alexandria, Virginia
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 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

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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
USD 125 - USD 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 Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-203-8095

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