mŏkbar has 2 bustling locations – one in Chelsea Market and the other next to Barclays Center in Brooklyn – inspired by the everyday food culture and lifestyle of Korea. mŏkbar combines traditional Korean soups with fresh ramen noodles for a unique culinary experience. In Korea, eating noodles on-the-go as street food is part of everyday life. As well, mŏkbar proudly serves Korean “Anju” or shareable small plates typically served with ice cold Beer and Soju.
We made a reservation. When we got there, the front staff had a long discussion away from us. They came back and asked us if we wanted to sit at the bar or in the front room. Our reservation was for a table. They brought up that Happy Hour prices were available at the bar only. I asked if they had a table and they said yes, but that Happy Hour was only available at the bar.
Clearly, they had overbooked their reservations and wanted us to not take a table. We took seats at the bar. It was dirty. We asked for it to be cleaned. The bartender reached over and wiped one part of what was dirty. I asked for the towel and wiped off all of the parts of the bar that were dirty in front of us.
We ordered and the drinks were fine. The appetizer was fine. The couple seated next to us was served their entire meal while we still waited for our entree. The bartender finally went back herself to get our food.
The food was cold.
We were dressed to go to a show. We weren't loud. We were on time.
Your staff treated us quite poorly. It would take quite a bit to get us to try mokbar again.
Incredible location mind exploding food cant wait to go back and taste the other epic ramen dishes and entire menu
Second time in two weeks, love this place. Great friendly service and the food is amazing.
We ordered a bunch of apps, all of which were mostly tasty, but VERY scallion-forward. If you are not a huge scallion fan, steer clear of the japchae dumplings, fried veggie pancakes, and brussels sprouts. Also, their kimchi portions were very small! The waitstaff was excellent, though.
Great food! Will come again.
I absolutely loved the food! Even with a gluten sensitivity, I was able to find appropriate food. Drinks during happy hour were inexpensive & very refreshing. Suggest early arrival because it seemed to quickly fill up after 6pm.
Food was tasty but service was variable - food for our table came out at different times. Long time to come back to take drink and food orders.
Simply amazing, I can’t wait to go back soon. The food was SO good and beautifully presented and the staff was just lovely.
Get the army ramen. It's the greatest ramen I've ever had.
Great, carefully prepared Korean food. Nice atmosphere. Friendly staff.
A delightful meal! Great scallion pancake. Vegan ramen excellent as was the hot stone bi bim bap.
The place is beautifully designed. Service great.
One of the best restaurants in the neighborhood!
Really good Korean kimchi bacon ramen! Good service and cool decor. Minor area of improvement - booth seating is a bit uncomfortable as it’s cramped and you hit your legs on the table bottom.
I will definitely be back!
Love this place - one of the few go-to's for my wife and I. Always love the food, so delicious.
Super nice staff and not sure if there was a happy hour going on, but our drinks were free?
Enjoyed a scrumptious nouvelle Korean dinner pre-theater at BAM. Wait staff was great and the place has a cool vibe during happy hour. I live in the nabe so plan to return soon!
Every dish was amazing!!!
They were very accommodating when we had a couple of extra people added to our reservation. The large tables in back fit us well. We were able to hear each other well since the noise level was low. The food was delicious! We shared various appetizers and main courses even though the mains seemed arranged like a meal for one person. But it worked for a family style meal. The K-pop chicken was yummy—we ended up ordering more of that appetizer in the middle of dinner!
Food was nice but I made a reservation for my mom and I at a table....they didn't offer a booth- and it was my first visit. They told me I had to request it and won't allow happy hour drinks in the dining room....my 75 yr old mother wasn't comfortable and weren't very accommodating...such a shame as the food was very good.
Food was good service was fast and efficient
Excellent option near BAM and Barclays Center. Good cocktails. Terrific home-made kimchi. "Rice sets" like a Korean "bento". Companions enthusiastic about their ramen bowls. Attractive, comfortable venue. What's not to like?
it was perfect! GREAT food. Cant wait to go back honestly.
Great ramen. Cocktails were average. Overall, we enjoyed our visit.
Great food! We went on NYE before a concert.
The food was fine and our server was nice. But heavens, it was unpleasantly smoky inside. Burn-your-eyes smoky from the poorly ventilated kitchen.
Found plastic in my food. Ramen was super mediocre.
When we got there, they said they couldn't hold our reservation and that there was something wrong with their system, so I shouldn't have ever been able to make the reservation to begin with. They didn't try to make any accommodations for our situation.
Had never been here and waiter was very helpful in ordering. Communal tables are s not odd but it worked. Food is very good but not great. You won’t rave about anything here but you’ll have a nice dinner and a good time.
We ordered the galbi dumplings, a bulgogi ramen bowl with a sauce rather run a broth and the classic ramyun set. Also had pinot noir and the beer and soju shot combo. The drinks were good, the dumplings were amazing and the ramyun was really good. The ramyun portions were giant and the seasonal banchan were great. Servers were informative and friendly, but changed half way through the meal.
Mokbar was great! Our server was very friendly! They had an interesting selection of drinks, that were pretty good. The food was delicious; I would definitely recommend the ho'cake and vegan ramen. It is a little pricey, but the portions are large.
What a find! This place is close to our home but we’ve never noticed it. It has a super cool style with industrial modernist tones. I bought a Gilt voucher and accidentally let it expire (2 days prior) but the manager came over and still honored it! He also chatted with us, gave us recommendations and was incredibly friendly and attentive. We got a flight of infused soju, seasonal kimchi and ramen. All of it was delicious! All of the kimchi’s were very distinct and so good! The soju’s (pineapple, wasabi?, and sesame) were so tasty and the ramen was yummy. Now that we found this place, we’ll be back! Definitely recommend.
Went on a Thursday, food was interesting especially the Watermelon matcha. Service was a bit slow due to the restaurant being busy, but out waiter Harry was outstanding and very attentive. Wish more restaurant staff was like him.
Will absolutely be going back with a bigger group and will be spreading the word about this gem.
We went there to try Watermelon noodle. It was tasty and fun. The waiters were nice, too. It’s a great place to have tasty Korean foods in Brooklyn.
Food was great. Service was awesome.
Location is great and close to Barclay Center, but the food is an another story. I've been to enough Korean food to know that although popular place, the food is not really Korean food that I know. If you're looking for actual BBQ Korean food, I suggest going to 32nd st in the city.
Very good food and ambiance with fun, friendly staff! A little pricey but worth it
Came to Mōkbar with 2 friends for a quick lunch. The ramen was great and the poached egg has got to be one of the best I ever had! It's definitely one of my favorite ramen spots in the city...
I loved the food (spice level is adjustable), the industrial-chic ambiance and the delicious cocktails! Service was very friendly and I'll definitely be going back soon!
Mokbar was closed. My reservation was made despite the fact I made it during their closed hours. I got to the restaurant with my family and friend. The door was locked and lights turned off. It was almost 100 degrees that day. Thanks OpenTable.
Took forever to seat us and took forever to take order and serve food.
I don’t actually know how the restaurant is because I made a reservation only to go to the restaurant and find out it was closed. I’m sure it’s a great place but was rather inconvenienced.