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Momofuku Ko

Certificate of Excellence
East Village
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8 Extra Place, New York City, NY 10003
+1 212-203-8095
18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:30 - 15:30
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The first thing that hits you when you enter Momofuku Ko is the intimacy. The restaurant has only two tables. The remainder of the seating is counter seating with the chefs preparing your food in front of you. Not only was the food delicious but it was entertaining to see how the food was prepared. I asked for the vegetarian... More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last-minute NYE trip to NYC...we couldn't book a table anywhere 'good', but we read that you could bag a seat at the bar for the 5- or 6-course tasting menu at Ko if you turned up at 6pm. We were a few minutes late, but ended up being the only ones at the bar, wowed by amazing food, an incredible... More 

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent meal with superior service. The urban design space, the attentive but not intrusive service, including the cooks in the presentation and the inventive food make for a wonderful evening.

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Melbourne, Australia
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118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was on our bucket list for NYC and we were not disappointed. Fantastic food, presented beautifully and with such a chilled unpretentious vibe. Service is exceptional. We were made to feel genuinely welcomed and staff were interested in our travels and gave us recommendations for other hot spots. Highly recommend it and will definitely be back.

Thank mars27
Copenhagen, Denmark
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the best meal and overall dining experience I've had worldwide. (And I have Copenhagen as my dining playground) I feel privileged to be able to travel the world and visit restaurants like Ko. I can't even pick one little thing that I particularly loved about the night because everything was spot on. Loved the food, loved the pairing,... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a surprise meal for my birthday and it was amazing! The service is fantastic. Staff are friendly and attentive. The set up of the restaurant is intimate and inviting. Make sure you get a seat at the bar to watch the chefs at work! The food is incredible. Every course is delicious and different. A must if you... More 

Thank Emma O
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a big David Chang fan and we finally made it to the Ko. What a great evening. Outstanding service, food and pairing. Next time in NY I'll definetly come back....

Thank Holchorio
Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful experience and fantastic meal on Saturday, 12/17. We are visitors to New York and surprised to find a lunch reservation available so close to our trip date. The 12 course meal is an experience. As a "foodie," I thoroughly enjoyed watching the chefs create these specialty courses because, let's face it, most of... More 

Thank Beth V
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Tons of friends in the food industry have recommended Ko (and all the momo restaurants), so I took the opportunity to try it out. Ensure you have a reservation and enough time (roughly 3 hours) to enjoy the tasting. The concepts, artwork, and flavors of each dish were incredible. Each dish brought a new smile to my face, so much... More 

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I was planning on taking my wife to a show in the city for her birthday and was looking for something close to the theater (in the East Village) on Open table when I saw that Momofuku Ko had availability. I had heard about this place and how exclusive it was in trying to get a seat here, but apparently,... 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
US$125 - US$195
Asian, International, Fusion
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, 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 Place, New York City, NY 10003
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-203-8095

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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