Momofuku Ko - Table Seating

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62 reviews
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[Momofuku Ko - Table Seating shows reservations for dining at a table for party sizes of 4 to 6. Please visit Momofuku Ko - Counter Seating for counter dining of 1 to 4 guests.]

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.

In our bar, we serve a constantly evolving selection of a la carte dishes. Seating in the bar is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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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Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

La comida es peculiar, no es nada lo que esperaba, sabores muy fuertes y que no tenían nada de lógica entre ellos, la relación costó beneficio no es nada favorable tenía mucha expectativa de este lugar y honestamente fue algo que no volvería a repetir jamás.

2500 dólares de cheque por 6 personas sin consumir alcohol.

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NE
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful and special night out with dear friends. The service was impeccable and friendly. The ambiance was relaxed. The food was inventive, delicious and exciting. Some of our favorites were the potato chips, scallops, frois gras, egg and caviar, aged beef, oh and let's not forget the aged butter- out of this world!

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ZV
London
12 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an amazing experience, the ambient and the food was simply amazing. The food and the service was beyond my expectations. I would highly recommend Momofuku for the amazing overall experience and a wonderful culinary surprise.

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KC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table seating was of course ideal for a gathering with friends. The service staff was attentive and friendly. The wine pairings were solid, heavily favoring France on the night of our visit. The food was perfect - lived up to its reputation. We enjoyed the space quite a lot, too. With only a few tables it’s not loud - we could enjoy conversation very easily.

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m
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Our table of 5 have been lucky enough to sample wonderful food all over the world and we were excited to visit Momofuku Ko. It’s comes with great acclaim. In reality it was the most disappointing meal we had during our time in New York. The dining room was cold but we got blankets. The food, while inventive and in part pretty, was lacklustre. For the menu price, I had expected near perfection and taste explosions.
An experience, a concept, maybe...a memorable dining event for all the wrong reasons - most definitely.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience, delicious food - each dish is brought out and introduced in a way that makes you feel like a bigger part of the meal than just consuming it. Great ambience (some interesting music choices but it was all good) a phenomenal experience

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SW
London
23 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful meal! From arrival to departure, we were treated so well. The dishes were very innovative and delicious. The wine pairings were perfect. They also took special care of those in our group of 6 with food allergies and vegetarian.
Yes, it’s expensive, but for a very special meal, it’s worth it.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out of this world experience! Food was art and the service is top notch and very down to earth. Will never forget our experience!

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MO
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, starting at the door and straight through to the end of the meal. Arthur, Gigi and Becky were super attentive, friendly and informative. The food was delicious and fun. Thanks to all the chefs and to Sarah. Absolutely recommend and hope to be back soon.

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HN
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Honestly we thought we where eating at Momofuku in East Village but since we have had a progressive 12 course meal twice before we where like ok let’s do it. Once in Bangkok, Thailand and Ios, Greece. Completely enjoyed them both. This was bad and soooo and overpriced. Didn’t like the flavors or meal. Raw and all tasted the same. Props for attempting something different but failed. I feel terrible because the wait staff and chef’s where amazingly kind. For New York. . . Hard pass!

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MM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to go here for my daughter's 21st birthday. To say it was amazing would be an understatement. From the food, to the service, to the ambiance (including music!!!!) -- simply A+++.

While not everyone in our party is has an adventurous palate, there were plenty of dishes that all six of us thought were the best food we had ever tasted. In addition, they made arrangements with Milk Bar to have one of those famous, and unbelievably delicious Birthday Cakes delivered to the restaurant (at no additional charge, above the cost of the cake). Big thank you David Chang, and to the entire Momofuku Ko staff for making our special day so perfect. Next time we are in NYC, we will definitely stop by again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Disappointed. Not a great meal. I have been to other Momofuku restaurants in nyc and really enjoyed them. Plates were more bizarre than exceptionally flavorful.

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ES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would recommend Momofuku Ko for a special occasion. We were one of two tables in the dining room and the service and food were excellent.

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SK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience-inventive courses, exceptional service. Love the menu and a treat as a departing gift! Small details added up to a memorable dinner.

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PS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Chang's multi-course, small-format tasting menu was innovative and unique. Some of the dishes stood out more than the others; e.g. soft boiled egg with caviar, Maine uni and grilled duck. The beverage pairing, in my view, was not worth the almost $200 price

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FB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I expected more.

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AN
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was wonderful, the menu was fun and interesting, and the sommelier was amazing.

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c
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal experience - everything from the beverage pairing to the music was expertly thought through. Each dish was so unique and a blend of interesting flavors, textures, and ingredients. Great ambience, outstanding service, and presentation. One of the most memorable dining experiences I’ve had in NYC! Absolutely worth it.

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really fantastic evening with you on the 8th December for our sons surprise
birthday party . Wish you where in the UK

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SD
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely. Delicious.

Some of the best things I’ve ever eaten.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tasting menu. Food unique and delicious and plentiful- I was stuffed at the end. Staff and servers were great - friendly and available without being intrusive. We were celebrating a birthday and had a great time. Highly recommend.

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MJ
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had heard the rumblings that maybe the tasting menu had lost its edge or was overrated but found that to be completely untrue. Tasting menu from start to finish was fantastic and well worth the cost. Definitely a dining experience to put on your NYC bucket list.

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P
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Some dishes were great, others no so. One raw (striped bass) fish dish was sub-par quality/freshness that would not have been served at a mid-level sushi place. Trying to come up with new stuff all the time I guess leaves some things not working out, but wish it was caught in the kitchen not the table.
The sommelier was not able to figure out what style of wine we like and his recommendation was quite off. He exchanges it but gracefully, but puzzled by his description and choice. He seemed to have his taste/style that colored the exchange and expect something more. The wine list was extensive, but very little below $100 so dining with friends that didn't have the means to spend big on wine made this disappointing.
My first visit to Ko many years back was a great memory but after this visit I would not go back or recommend it given the other options in the city.

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ES
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Honestly not worth the price at all. Been to so many restaurants in nyc at this level, and you simply do not get what you pay for. Terribly overpriced. Great selection and fun dishes but for a 3.5 hour meal I’d go elsewhere. We spent $600 total on the wine paring for 3 of us - each of us got about 3 glasses total. Would have so much rather bought 3 $200 bottles of wine. Will never go back here.

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H
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Such a memorable gastronomic evening for our group!

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R
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class all the way.

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N
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Some interesting and good food; not worth $255 IMHO.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience. Great vibe. Exquisitely prepared food. Keep it up! Can’t wait to come back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, food, service
All fantastic
And great Playlist!

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k
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our meal was extraordinary, especially with the sumptuous very interesting wine pairings. Standouts of the courses were the Ko egg with white sturgeon caviar, the beef, aged in house and so creamy, the halibut with soybeans, and the tender lamb. Two of us found the final course of mandarin tarte tatin too overpowering with which to end. But the other two enjoyed it. One complaint- the music was too loud and made it impossible to hear the descriptions of the courses/wine unless you were right on top of the individual speaking. But overall, a most gratifying and memorable almost 4-hr meal!

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H
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an experience! Absolutely loved every single aspect of it, the food, the service, the affable people. Everything was spot on. Worth every second in the 3 hours we we're there.

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h
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From beginning to end this was a spectacular dining experience. The engaged servers and manager who made you feel like you were important customers. The food was original, flavorful with wonderful alcohol pairings. Hope to be able to return cause it’s price isn’t for a faint of heart. Lol

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WD
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my father’s birthday and had an absolute blast! The food was wonderful and the staff pulled out all the stops to make sure we had an amazing meal. Thank you again!

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RF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Momofuku Ko is an incredible experience. It is exquisite, creative fine dining with the vast majority of the pretentiousness that comes from Michelin star tasting restaurants removed.

It's modern and "hip" but rooted in strong tradition. Every single staff member is not only excellent at what they do, but they genuinely care about your dining experience. We felt not only welcome, but that there was a level of mutual excitement and joy between diner and staff – they acknowledge that this is something we were looking forward to experiencing and they seemed to take pleasure in providing us with that.

Restaurants of this nature are often divisive. They're expensive at roughly 450 per person with beverage pairing. They can be overwhelming with ingredients and techniques that the average diner may not be very familiar with. They can be hyped in the media to the point where expectations on both side of the table cause pressure.

Those types of anxieties are largely alleviated by an attentive and warm staff, and elevated but approachable food at Ko. Having dined at some of the top restaurants in the world, I am confident in my opinion that Ko's food is at the highest echelon available today, but that it is elevated further by it's staff.

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MP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the single best meal of my life. I will remember the Duck breast and cabbage course long after I forget my kids names! j/k but seriously this meal was steller, the flavors are unexpected, thoughtful, and elegant.

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l
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FANTASTIC IN EVERY WAY - thank you to everyone !!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding!!! One of the best meals of my life.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just Impecable!!! They made my birthday dinner unforgettable...

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HH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited with my son and his two friends. Service was excellent and wine list robust. I was a little concerned going into the evening that the menu might veer towards the precious but definitively not the case here. Everything was spot on, and only as complex as absolutely necessary. No wasted thoughts or trivia for the sake of trivia here. Nice location too, got to watch street kids in their Supreme gear go at it in the alley outside. Go, and order a nice Montrachet to start, you won't regret it.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That was, without a doubt, one of the greatest meals I have ever had in my life. I cannot describe how incredible it was from start to finish - you simply must go!

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