Momofuku Ko - Counter Seating

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477 reviews
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[Momofuku Ko - Counter Seating shows reservations for dining at the kitchen counter for parties of 1 to 4. Please visit Momofuku Ko - Table Seating for table dining of 4 to 6 guests. *PLEASE NOTE THAT KO HAS A SEPARATE A LA CARTE BAR THAT DOES NOT TAKE RESERVATIONS.]

Momofuku Ko serves a set multi-course menu for lunch and dinner in our main dining room along a kitchen counter and two tables. Executive Chef Sean Gray uses seasonal ingredients, and changes the menu frequently based on market availability. Please allow at least 2.5 hours for your meal.

Ko, which means "child of," has two Michelin stars, which it has retained since 2009. In 2014, Ko moved from its original location on 1st Avenue to Extra Place.

For parties of 7 to 14 guests, please contact us for private dining offerings.

MENU $255*
BEVERAGE PAIRING $195*
*Service is included
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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection from start to finish

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C
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best dining experience I have ever had. The food was world class, the service was flawless, and the music was a great mix of nyc hip hop classics and contemporary indie. Sure the price was very high, but my wife and I both left without any regrets and would do it all over again. If you consider yourself a “foodie” this is a must in nyc!

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DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing experience for all of the senses. Highly recommend.

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HB
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Momofuku Ko is an exceptional dining experience. You are seated around an open kitchen, watching highly skilled chefs work like a jazz quartet to create outstanding tastings for a couple dozen lucky diners in a modern, contemporary environment with a soundtrack ranging from classic rock to rap standards. Service is impeccable. The food and drinks are expertly paired, creative and yet with recognizable ingredients and no culinary-science tricks. Your evening will be memorable, and pricey. This couple, including one non-drinker, paid nearly $800. And we'd (probably) do it again.

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BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great presentation of a wide variety of foods. Excellent atmosphere and experience overall

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RH
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely phenomenal. Drink pairings were perfect as well. The atmosphere was exactly what we wanted; great music as well!

The staff were professional, courteous, and always making sure we were enjoying ourselves to the fullest. They don't take themselves so seriously where we get rigid or uncomfortable which we loved! Best dining experience we've ever had.

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Too expensive for what it is...

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JM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife for her birthday for lunch. Everything was absolutely perfect.

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D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration for my wife with just the family. Staff was excellent and food was great as always!

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JW
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was one of a kind. Amazing!!

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I
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Legitimately one of the very best meals I’ve ever had. The staff was top notch! While I could rave about everything the duck breast really stood out as perfection on a plate. Tasting menu seemed endless, I unfortunately tapped out with three more courses left to go. Luckily my companion was able to come through and finish up everything I could not. An experience worth having.

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JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

perfect to me

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal of my life, hands down

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, sat watching the kitchen prepare everything so meticulously. Attention to detail and friendliness of wveryone was impressive.

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is always above expectations. The food is delicious. The wine pairing is also wonderful. You cannot go wrong here with anything.

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B
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Michelin Restaurant experience this year. As a side bonus, the Sunday music was perfect.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food got to try a lot of different stuff. Awesome service.

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PH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the counter experience and the laid-back ambiance! We definitely want to return again!!

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TI
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! The best food and service I've ever had in my life! The service could not be better, what an amazing team and a great overall experience.

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C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Other than too loud music and a mixup with my bill, still an amazing dining experience

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We couldn’t have asked for a better anniversary experience. The wine pairings were everything that my wife loved and the tastings were frisky inspiring. Some we may even try at home! The staff really went above and beyond.

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RR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect experience. Loved the food. Worth the price. Go if you can.

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FA
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really a lovely experience. Excellent service, really pleasant atmosphere (so much space at the bar). Fantastic wine service. Food really interesting, but not trying too hard. I look forward to returning (and trying Ko Bar).

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PC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great variety of different tastes and original ideas in the tasting menu

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C
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for my birthday and wanted to check out Ko’s experimental approach. Happy to say that Ko not only puts out fantastic food, but in some cases they have bold plating choices that show a sense of humor. Like the duck breast all by itself on a plate with no garnish - pretty ballsy to do that, but it was so perfectly prepared and delicious that I immediately envisioned a mic drop. And the Ko egg blew us away with its perfect balance of richness, saltiness, crunch and acid, even if the egg looked like it was spewing the caviar. We also did the beverage pairing, which I highly recommend as they added an extra dimension to the experience and the pours were the perfect amount. The service was on point, friendly and informative, but also unobtrusive. Ko is fine dining that’s a little cheeky, and I say “hell yes”!!

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JA
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special and amazing

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f
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very fun afternoon experience. Would be amazing if we added wine!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just amazing in every way!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Atmosphere and food were outstanding. Will go back again in the future.

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DS
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

background music is too loud, The food is good but not impressive, we can always feel some taste stands out to much that influences the overall balance.

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DT
London
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are a food adventurer and wants to deep into the most creative mixed and mind blowing tastes, I highly recommend to try Momofuku Ko. The price is just enough for the quality of food you get.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a spectacular experience! Thank you so much to Simon, Heidi and Gabriella for making our dinner the best dining experience we’ve had in ages.

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere
Seats at counter well spaced
Outstanding food
Above expectations,more than worth the price
Friendly staff

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect exp in Momofuku Ko! will definitely come back!

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FE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not many words can describe our experience at Ko, everything was sublime; a true gastronomic experience. Only downside was the volume and type of music, I can understand the vibe trying to be projected but heavy metal at a loud pitch did not exactly set the mood. And I can't say it was exactly value for money as we paid quite a hefty amount.
Otherwise, the food itself was "out of this world". Congratulations!!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is an spectacular experience!

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AS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved the diversity and novelty of the menu. I loved sitting at the counter and watching the chefs in action. A few items were not fantastic and for the price, I feel all of the items should have been fantastic. The duck was extremely difficult to chew and I left the full serving on my plate. I was surprised that the server didn't ask me if I was dissatisfied.

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JR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every course was a sensory delight!

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PG
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Very innovative and good pairings. A few things were not my favorite, although the dinner was a great experience for our birthday celebration. Some dishes were unforgettable and worth the price of admission.

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P
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The space and service was excellent. The sommelier recommended an excellent sake. As for the food, a few years ago this would have felt exciting and innovative but many of the dishes haven't changed much and some of the pairings of flavor felt more arbitrary than inventive. At the end of the day, the taste of about 5 of 14 courses just wasn't that good. Maybe this is because it was lunch, but the lunch cost the same as the dinner so the quality should be as high. $550 for the quality of food we received was too much. If you are spending that, go to Per Se or Modern.

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