Momofuku CCDC

4.5
1517 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.
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

I was very disappointed in my meal at Momofuku. I have been there before and it was great. this time my chicken had rubbery skin and was over-spiced . It tasted similar to the frozen chicken curry with soggy rice which I buy for my kids at the grocery store. Also the curried beets were boring and my companion's fish was way too salty. I will not go back.

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s
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. We loved the dry spiced chicken

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f
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Eight of us went to Momofuku for dinner to celebrate my husband’s birthday, and the food was absolutely delicious and consistently wonderful for the 8 of us, which is, hands down their best selling point -and frankly, that should be the strongest point of any restaurant-. The ambiance, noise level and lighting were wonderful too. The reason I am not giving them 5 stars overall is because the service was not good. The waiters were standoffish and did their bare minimum. A restaurant like this should put a lot more emphasis on providing an excellent service, and have more professional and service oriented waiters. These guys were as professional and prepared as college kids on a summer job. Also, they have a system in which they give you a number for your doggie bag to pick up at the door, and although is nice to not to have a bunch of bags under the table, several of us forgot our delicious leftovers, so I rather have the bags under the table.

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CD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate from the brunch menu. No ramen but they had Impossible Burgers and other good choices. Love the dessert menu from the adjacent Milkbar.

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

Delicious, creative dishes, great ambience, excellent service!

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GG
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great fun! The staff is great. Ambiance is not the most intimate and comfortable. the food was great, but very limited brunch menu. Drinks tasty. Price point is actually comparable to other DC places.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The new menu is only okay...... Momofuku without ramen as an option is not really Momofuku ...... it's probably my problem

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DS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

The menu online looks incredible. Until you get there and realize there are only 5 things on the menu. We were disappointed. The service was terrible, the server didn't fill our drinks or ask us if we wanted more wine. We had to stop him and ask. The bread was good but they brought us 2 tiny pieces for 4 people. Made no sense. We were the 1st couple in the door for our reservation. The hostess removed the closed sign from the door, looked at us, and then walked away behind the counter with 3 couples standing inside the vestibule waiting! Instead of just opening the door and welcoming us. Truly foolish behavior. The other hostess put us all the way in the back in the last table by the window on the coldest night of the year. We asked to sit 1 table away from the window, apparently that was a problem because they proceeded to move us to an entirely new section when the entire restaurant was empty. Oh, that table remained empty the entire time we were there. The main course was so-so the lamb was barely noticeable and the steak was 'eh' at best. The desert was terrible, someone decided ice chipped passion fruit on custard is a thing? It was terrible, first bite is all water second flavor is watered down custard. All in all, terrible service, terrible hostess, mediocre food, and a high bill. Not worth the trip or the money.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!! We couldn’t have asked for a better meal.

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j
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Four of us shared an appetizer (chicken liver mousse and "Bing bread") and three courses: the duck (delicious - but apparently not a regular item), branzino, and hand-cut pasta (with braised lamb, mushrooms, rapini, cumin chili relish). One of the few meals we've had in which each course was universally praised. The duck was outstanding, though, so we hope it is available on future visits. We had the pitcher of the Kira's cup cocktail and liked it enough to ask for the recipe (a request that was politely refused).

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My girlfriend birthday

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San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Expensive, trendy, but overall good experience

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OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was great, though somewhat limited selection. Server was helpful in making recommendations. Learned an important lesson -- after ordering a cocktail, I then ordered a glass of wine based on server's recommendation, without looking at wine list. Was shocked when we got the check to see the glass was $21!!!!! I took responsibility but mentioned it to the server, and restaurant knocked off a few dollars, which I appreciated. Will never make that mistake again.

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e
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Service at Momofuku is excellent. The food here is good, but not great. We really enjoyed the curried red beets, and the bok choy & mushrooms. The branzino was delicious and cooked perfectly with delightfully crispy skin. However, the lettuce leaves that accompanied the branzino were a confusing and tasteless accompaniment. For $27, a real vegetable accompaniment would be appreciated. Unfortunately, I just don't get the allure of the bing bread. While I would return to the restaurant and try some of the other dishes, I wouldn't get the bing bread again.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing

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DL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Disappointed that there was no more Ramen on the menu.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Philly transplant here for ~6-7 years, and Momofuku never disappoints! They switch up the menu often, so we always have something new to look forward to. A staple is the butter and honey bing bread, which I have dreams about. This past go we finally tried the branzino and it was heavenly. It’s also attached to Milk Bar if you’ve never been, but also have delicious desserts made in house. Highly recommend. Penicillin for a cocktail is a must.

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MB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and drinks. Decor was great. Only complaint is that they were 15 minutes late in our reservation and the restaurant is a bit loud.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here to celebrate my husband’s birthday with some friends and we absolutely loved it!! ALL of the food we ordered was amazingly delicious and for what you get not really too highly priced!! Highly recommend!!

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SM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We stopped in to Momofuku for my husband's birthday and we enjoyed several of their dishes that included creativity and an enjoyable fusion of flavors. The service was excellent-friendly, prompt, and attentive. The ambiance is really nice and we would highly recommend it.

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XX
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! The food and ambience were great!

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the duck

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Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really delicious and interesting new menu!

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San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the inventive foods, eclectic wine list, and the great service!

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S
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It had been more than a year since my last visit and I was pleasantly surprised to see a very different menu with truly delicious items. My particular favorites were the chicken liver mousse and chickpea stew. Service was super pleasant but be warned that the dining room gets noisy as it fills up and your meal will be close to $75/person (with a delicious cocktail or 2.)

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and quickly. It was quiet, but we were at the tail end of lunch and it was one of those bitter cold days, so, it probably was not representative of what the noise level might be at a busier time.

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NK
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A GREAT PLACE TO GO FOR A VERY UNIQUE MENU. REALLY STIMULATED MY TASTE BUDS!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and creative. Loved it for date night

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D
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We learned that the restaurant had changed its menu and, frankly it just wasn't as good as the original one either in scope or choices. We sampled from the restaurant week menu as well as the a la carte menu. Preparation & presentation were good, just not so memorable. Seems like a mash up now of Japanese & whatever... The wine prices were insane!

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JS
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My third Momofuku restaurant experience and just as individually brilliant as I’ve come to expect. Totally worth delaying my flight back to London for!

JS

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience.

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PD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a really fantastic experience here. Food was pricey, but everything we had was incredibly delicious and plentiful. Two of us ordered the $31 branzino, and to our happy surprise there were two entire filets on each plate, which helped calm the price hit. An absolutely wonderful evening.

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BG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent meal with wonderful service. We had a sampling of the appetizers, breads, and main dishes. Everything was well prepared and tasty. It is a bit pricey, though.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience for our one year anniversary brunch! We luckily stumbled in for restaurant week, so we got to try even more bang for our buck! From food to service to ambiance, everything was perfect. We will definitely return soon to eventually try everything on the menu!

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h
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Momofuku, where we took a friend for her birthday. Food, drinks, service and ambiance were all superb. We were surprised to find that Restaurant Week had been extended, which made it also very good value for a top-flight venue.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent

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LS
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was Wow

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NS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Momofuku was a great place to grab lunch with my coworkers during restaurant week. It was an ideal location and the food and ambiance were wonderful.

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D
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for restaurant week and got to try a sampling of things from the menu. Everything was delicious. I had a palmer made with a smoked tea I can't pronounce - very tasty, as was the pomegranate palmer. Nice that even if you're not drinking alcohol (dry January for me) they have some very good options that make you feel like you're having a cocktail. Particularly enjoyed carrot and kohlrabi, bing w/ pickled radish, spiced chicken, and bread pudding.

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Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable about food and drink options. My dining companion is highly gluten sensitivite and had many options to choose from.

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