Momofuku CCDC

4.5
1383 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Momofuku CCDC opened in 2015 and serves a constantly evolving menu. Executive Chef Tae Strain and the CCDC team create seasonally focused dishes that showcase Mid-Atlantic purveyors and the region’s food traditions.

Momofuku CCDC offers group dining and private dining featuring customizable set menus.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Asian
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
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Phone number
(202) 602-1833
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tae Strain
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Catering
Momofuku offers a variety of catering options including boxed lunches, family-style buffets, and large format meals. Please contact dcevents@momofuku.com for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
11th St. NW
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Parking details
The entrances to CityCenterDC’s public parking garage are located on 11th street and 9th street. Pay-on-foot pay stations are located by elevators and stairwells. Metered street parking is available on New York Avenue and H, I, 9th, 10th and 11th streets.
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Public transit
The blue, orange or red lines stop at metro center, just a few blocks away. The yellow, green and red lines stop at Gallery Place-Chinatown, two blocks south east. A number of bus lines, as well as the Circulator bus stop in front of CityCenterDC.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us on New Year's Eve for a five course tasting menu by Chef Tae Strain and the CCDC team. Our prix fixe menu is $95 per person. Please note we will not be offering a la carte dinner service.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 1383 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Server recommended something that was not good. We barely touched that dish. An observant server would have asked if there was something amiss. I asked for honey with my coffee and was assured I would get honey but then I was brought sugar. Overall, sloppy. Not worth the nearly $100 spent for brunch.

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HK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to DC for a long over due date night. We saw David on Netflix and were interested in trying his food. We were pleasantly surprised at the value and the selection. We weren’t really sure what type of food to expect but pulled the trigger on the chicken after seeing a lot of people eating it. It was spicy but not so much that two regular pallets couldn’t finish the whole plate with big smiles. Except for the peppers in the salad which we picked around easily. 2 drinks, spicy cucumber and the half chicken as well as two deserts and capucino ran about 120 bucks. We had a great time and had attenitve but not pestering service. It is a crowded place and the background noise is pretty loud but not club like. Over all we really enjoyed it and will be returning the next time in DC.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!

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M
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Too much lemongrass in the curry dish that accompanies the duck. It would be better to serve smaller portions so diners have more choice instead of needing to share entrees. Given the cost, it was overall disappointing.

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DD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great service.

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DL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the service, presentation, and delicious food. A wonderful experience and will return.

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SS
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience

Food tasted good, but everything else was so-so at best. Trying too hard to be trendy. Menu is too limited. Waiter not only couldn't pronounce some of the things on the menu, he couldn't really explain what any of the too-cool foreign words in the menu item descriptions meant. My chickpea stew was barely over lukewarm in temperature and seemed to have tons of salt in it. What would be just a half- portion of tagliatelle with some pieces of lobster at an Italian restaurant was $27 or so. The decor of Cava or Chipotle with the prices of Morton's....

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great service.

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BM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

As usual, Momofuku didn't disappoint for a fast business lunch. Food was great!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was great. My only beef was that they were out of a lot of items (like the ribeye and duck).

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BF
Philadelphia
148 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Outstanding food in a nouveau, somewhat spartan setting. Go for the food — there were gaps in service and the place is loud. We had a good time and would return.

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L
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Disappointed ramen was no longer on the menu. We had the family share pork dish and it was just ok. Appetizers - gouza & flat bread were delish. Dessert from milk - crack pie - was incredible. Was just disappointed in the entree.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the Mom Bap and of course the crack pie was EVERYTHING.

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Can’t wait to go back!

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PB
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! My boyfriend and I celebrated our first anniversary here together, and we felt the food was amazing, we got great service, and we were able to stay on budget which was awesome.

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TT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a very nice surprise birthday dinner - thanks no small part to the accommodating staff! We enjoyed the varied and unique food options, and the wine recommendation was great. Most of all, ambiance and location were the biggest pluses about the dinner.

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SO
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Momofuko is an energetic and very comfortable environment. Our server was fully informed about all items on the menu. He was very pleasant and available when needed. Indeed, the entire staff wa very well trained and comfortable.

There were 4 of us, all adventurous and educated eaters but with a range of differing food and taste preferences and limitations. When first seated I thought we were too close to the group of four who were right next to us, but as the evening transpired we barely noticed them, nor, I believe, they us, even though both groups were lively.

The cocktails were very tasty though the ones we drank could have used a bit more of a kick and the house list seemed a little heavy on gin drinks as if hoping for summer on what was a wet chilly night. One cucumber based cocktail came in a carafe, which worked very well for our group of imbibers. As starters and apps we had the troutfish dip, the spicy cuke salad, the crudo, the beets, and the fig, eggplant and ham preparation. As mains we shared the duck platter (which was a large to-be-shared entree) and the pasta with seafood. Each dish was special and everybody loved everything. The cooking is inventive but easily accessible and readily enjoyed. The execution is spot on. The duck platter in particular was amazing and bountiful. Also, it was alot of fun to be able to fashion together such an array of tastes. I'm not sure how well the evening would have worked had we not been able to agree on the duck platter. There were a number of interesting large plate options on the menu, but building the meal around one of the "family-style" dishes seems to be the way to go. On the night we went there only two such options: the other,a beef, lamb and noodle broth based offering, looked and smelled like a lot of fun.

All in all, we had a great time and highly recommend Momofuko, either as a go-to place or for special occassions.

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E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

What a hugely disappointing experience. We hadn’t been to Momofuku in a while so we had no idea they completely re-vamped the menu and took away basically all of the ramen it was know for. There was one noodle dish that was meant to be shared for $61 and we didn’t even get it bc we saw another table had it and it wasn’t that much food. We also were incredibly insulted by our waiter. We had just sat down and were looking at the wine list when he interrupted us and said ‘you probably want to look at the drinks by the glass menu since it would be more accessible for you’. Excuse me? Don’t assume our price point. And then when I did order a glass of wine it was one of the tiniest pours I’ve ever had. The food itself was okay, not great. And the slice of birthday cake was stale. Huge disappointment with no plans to return.

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TC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, attentive service, creative and tasty dishes, and bing bread! What else could you want? I had high expectations going in and they exceeded on every front. The service impressed me the most- our waiter was constantly checking in to ensure that our food and drinks were up to our standards. And he looked like he was having fun, too. Definitely made us feel at home.

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JD
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our service here was excellent. They went above and beyond to accommodate our weird food allergies and made sure we were fed and watered at each step of our meal.

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JW
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Overall disappointed...Food just ok and the service not great...staff were lack luster & rushed!

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OT
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting if limited menu. Mixed small and large plates best for “family style” dining. Several dishes were excellent— lentils, dumplings, dessert. Great service.

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h
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had been to Momofuku for lunch a couple of times before and enjoyed it. This time we were disappointed. We shared a porchetta po'boy which was pretty good, although more like a banh mi than a po'boy. It came with a side dish of spicy cucumber with almond (almond crumbs, actually -- a tasteless preparation). We also shared three side dishes: the curried chicken fat rice (meh), the butternut squash with farro, etc. (a mix that didn't do it for either of us), and the Old Bay potato salad (the best of the lot, although not very exciting). I can't recall ever sending back a cup of coffee, but the cups of black coffee that my wife and I were served were truly awful -- bitter and foul-tasting -- and we sent them back practically untouched. (They were taken off the bill.)

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RQ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The restaurant changed their menu and now none of my favorite dishes (e.g., ramen and pork buns) are available.

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CD
Washington DC
105 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything we tried on the menu was delicious. Interesting flavors, great textures...a wonderful meal.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous for Brunch! Cultured butter bing, five spice porchetta, bread pudding French toast and Momo Bap....All dreamy!!! Staff super friendly and knowledgeable. Great experience.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, got the duck family style for 3 people. It came out in gorgeous presentation. We go here often, but this was our first time getting the family style and it was a good decision. One of our favorite spots in DC.

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EE
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent asian-themed food in a pleasant atmosphere (with interesting art) and meticulous and friendly service. Love the gruyere bing bread topping. Interesting drinks menu. Tasty appetizers and tasty family style roasted duck (generous portions for the 3 in our group).

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G
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We tried the 6 "sides" available for lunch as well as the momofoku version of bibimbop, the lamb sandwich, and the five spice
Porchetta sandwich. All were good to very good; but nothing that inspired us to come into DC to do it again. So, if we were in the neighborhood, we would come again, just wouldn't make a special trip to do so.
Missed the ramen and pork buns:)

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

When I was searching for a restaurant for my Dad’s birthday and Momofuku came up, I quickly decided to make a reservation based on a number of incredible experiences I’ve had at the Vegas location.

I should have done my research.

This was quite the disappointment in comparison. The food was good, don’t get me wrong—it just wasn’t anywhere near what I expected. The dish I was most looking forward to, the amazing duck, was not on the menu at all. In fact. I didn’t recognize any similarities.

Anyway, the food was mostly an 8/10; The bings were ok but would be better warm. I’d skip them. The chicken was a 9/10 and the lamb ramen was an 8.5/10. Very light on the lamb but good flavor. Branzino was an 8.5/10 as well. Nicely cooked with great seasoning.

Service was very good. Nice and friendly attentive staff.

Won’t be back. Wish it were better.

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TS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

It was a big disappointment because the menu had changed completely and the signature dishes we had come to enjoy were no longer on the menu.

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DJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. Try everything

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ST
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a great experience! The staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was amazing!! Started off with one of the best bloody Mary’s I have ever had. Bing bread is a must! The shrimp and grits were the best I have ever had. The French toast bread pudding was anything but cliche. I will definitely be back!

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Limited menu, but the food tasted amazing! Loved the bing bread and the grilled chicken was cooked perfectly.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Ambiance was good. I felt the food was overpriced for the serving sizes. The pork and Kimchi dumplings weren't filled very much and my Durum Tagliolini was small and was pretty much overpowered by the Thai basil.

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FF
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a great restaurant but when we went for lunch on Sunday we could only order off a very limited brunch menu. I was hoping for a wider selection but the food was great none the less!

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AN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It was tasty, but nothing was really unique or exciting. Hard to live up to all the hype, but I would still recommend it. I heard they are revamping their menu with a new chef, so I might of hit it during the interim period.

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AL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very tasty food, but perhaps just a little bit over-priced. BUT, the dumplings and the pork were exquisite!

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HM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and deliciously unique flavors.

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

New lunch menu isn’t as good as the old menu.

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