James Beard Award-winning chef David Chang’s intimate Momofuku Ko, the exclusive and pricey hit offshoot of his Momofuku Noodle Bar flagship, sits its oh-so-lucky 12 guests along a kitchen counter, to be served an array of delicious contemporary dishes by the cooks themselves.
"A space that is small and stark, with stools for quick eating; but the
food here is lush and leisurely, and the customers take their time with
their massive bowls of soup."
is no ordinary noodle bar. It's what happens when a young
Korean-American chef trains at top New York restaurants like Café Boulud
and Craft, soaks up some local culinary culture in Japan, and builds an
unassuming nook in the East Village, where he proceeds to cook
precisely the type of food he likes to eat."
- New York
magazine: * (good); Critics' Pick
James Beard Foundation: David Chang, Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America, 2014; Outstanding Chef winner (national), 2013; Rising Star Chef winner, 2007; Best Chef: New York City winner, 2008;
Christina Tosi, Outstanding Pastry Chef award finalist (national), 2014
Michelin Guide 2017: **
The New York Times: Critics' PickZagat
: 4.6 food rating (extraordinary to perfection)Time Out New York
: Critics' Pick The Village Voice
: Critics' Pick
Reservations through the restaurant's website only. Beer, wine, sake and sojou available. Serving lunch Fri-Sun, dinner nightly.