Momofuku Ko - Counter Seating

4.8
357 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Friday & Saturday, 12:30pm-1:00pm; Sunday (starting March 4th, 2018)
Dinner: Tuesday through Saturday: First seating 5:45pm - 6:30pm, Second seating 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Bar: walk in only. Tuesday through Thursday 5:00pm - 11:30pm; Friday and Saturday 3:00pm - 11:30pm.
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Phone number
(212) 203-8095
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Sean Gray
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Momofuku Ko can accommodate all of your special event needs.
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Private party contact
our Private Event Coordinator: (855) 259-5355
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
North alley off 1st Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery
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Public transit
F to 2nd Ave;
4,6 to Bleecker St;
B,D,F,M to Broadway - Lafayette;
N,Q,R to Prince St;
J,Z to Bowery
Additional
Bar Dining, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 357 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most amazing meal we've ever had. The thought that went into every dish was spectacular; each bite was an explosion of creativity and freshness. Waiters and chefs paid attention to every action we took and wanted to make sure we were happy and pleased, willing to adjust for us at any moment. It was truly a divine evening. We had counter seating that allowed us the amazing experience of watching chefs make our food in front of us. We can't believe we had such a fabulous, thoughtful, delightful meal and we can't stop talking about it to our family and friends! Bravo and thank you. We will be back!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was pretty amazing and well worth the price. Tip is included in the $255. I've been to two of the other Momofuku restaurants and this is by far my favorite one. Every dish was delicious and the service was excellent. I look forward to coming back with friends. I was served around 11 courses and each one was staged so that my palate was not overwhelmed. I tried things I'd never had before (sea urchin and lobster crudo) and discovered that I'm fan.

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Orlando
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the best tasting menu

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

Amazing dining experience with delicious food and excellent service

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SD
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences of our lives. The service and food were perfect. Can’t think of anything that would make this place better. HIGHLY recommend!

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AB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without a doubt, the best meal of my life. Impeccable service too. 100% worth it.

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CS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can not say enough great things about our experience! It would be a 9.8/10 with the only minor return of feedback referring to the wine pairing - while wonderful beverages were selected, the portion control was miserly and left you feeling like you had a thimbleful of a tasting. But even that could not mar the extremely fabulous experience. I can still recite the entire menu of 12 plates as each dish was so distinct and the combinations of flavors was new and fresh. The staff were beyond professional and highly capable. An unparalleled dining experience even in NYC that walked all over The French Laundry!!

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VB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good food, service but the price is really a way to high. We paid near a 1k for a dinner for two. Come to Montreal and you will get the same even better for 350-400$

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EL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was mind blowingly great with tremendous originality. An extraordinary experience.

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CC
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & Great team, very knowledgeable without arrogance.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal at Ko. Service is excellent, you’ll feel like there’s one staff per one customer.

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CD
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was sublime. It drips creativity and lives as a gorgeous extrapolation of the ‘high-end’ meets ‘low-end’ credo that made David Chang’s restaurants famous. In two Michelin star-land, the talented chefs expand this philosophy by smashing together more disparate flavors and executing more delicate textures and preparations. Some highlights: A fried chicken oyster with caviar that might skew predictable but the combination proves to capture just the right amount of 3am fridge-lit magic to transcend. A unimpressive-looking bowl of smashed tomatoes, broken rice with dollops of Uní knocked every one of us off our feet. The chefs are brilliant to pair the complex umami sweetness in the Catalonian-inspired smashed tomatoes with the similar umami profile of the uni. Over a bed of texturized broken rice, it felt indulgent, new and somehow like something we always knew. The service set a new personal bar for me as to how good it could be. We traveled with my pregnant wife and they made accomodating her food restrictions seem more like a creative challenge than a nuisance. We continued to have a discussion as the meal progressed and it felt like they wanted to make sure she was comfortable with every decision. The substitutions were so brilliant they often met or surpassed the brilliance of the traditional dish. Bravo to the Ko team for their humble brilliance and welcoming spirit.

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d
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily one of the best current options in New York.

Tasting menu is amazing. Great execution and really creative plates.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was quite the experience. Everything was delicious with surprise after surprise. I wish there were some items we could re-order a la cart!

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K
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A memorable experience. The food was exceptionally creative and delicious. The service and presentation were wonderful. It’s expensive but worth it.

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

Simply amazing

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SZ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Fun food and flavors but expect just a bit more for the price.

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O
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, Amazing, Amazing... food, service, food

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The counter seating was the best experience, we were offered the tasting course for $225, and it was phenomenal. Service was excellent, before every meal the chefs would come over and explain all the ingredients. The servers were very attentive, and they were great about suggesting beverages that complement your meal. Great experience!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my birthday which is next week with a date. Phenomenal experience and amazing cuisine. Cannot wait to come again!

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JS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When you have an emotional reaction to the last dish because you know that the meal is ending. It is that good.

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EP
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the food and dessert! The staff was super friendly. In addition to the food the drinks were amazing as well.

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D
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place. Excellent service. Great tasting food. Mind blown!

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EY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and service. Lived up to the hype. Counter seating all the way, totally worth watching the chefs at work.

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BS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent personalized hospitality with decadent food and wine. A delicious treat<

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A clear attention to detail and awesome creativity without pretense

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R
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ko is as much of a life experience as it is a remarkable meal. Highly, highly recommended for any foodie.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab dinner at Ko. Our server Mayumi could not have been more helpful. All courses were top notch and watching the artistry and choreography of the staff was amazing.

Highly recommend!!

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GW
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and the most complete, delightful culinary experience I've ever had. The service was stellar.

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MM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Momofuko Ko clearly deserves its Michelin stars. The food, service, and just the overall experience was something I'll remember for a lifetime. It is a lot of food though, so come hungry and with a desire for adventure. I'm not an uni fan and thought at the time that I wasn't sure if I liked it, but I find myself craving that specific dish. Just amazing!

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MA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, very, very good. Can't wait to come back.

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YZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I found the restaurant over rated. Food was ok but pretentious and so was the service. Would not go back. Dinner was very expensive, wine list very strange with a lot of odd choices.

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TX
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Solid week the some long time staples. Great people and always a fun time. If you love food and you’re in nyc then you need to go, enjoy

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DR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Had an opportunity to celebrate a slightly belated anniversary dinner.

Have to admit that the high price take gave me slight pause, not out of concerns that we wouldn't receive excellent food and service, but whether the experience would still feel worth it.

Very happy to say that we were thrilled with the experience and absolutely felt it was worth the cost.

Service is very warm, professional but not stuffy.

Food was beautiful, creative but not too cute and insanely delicious.

I tried the wine pairing, have to credit them with some fascinating, unusual and delicious choices.

Extra bonus was the counter seating which allowed us to watch the chefs work and prepare each dish. Very cool to watch people at the top of their games work as a team.

Overall we had a wonderfully memorable experience. Highly recommend if you're lucky

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S
Greensboro
14 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. My 2nd visit to Ko this year was just as incredible as my first. Wonderful tasting menu, creative & fun. Awesome wine selection.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Underrated. Hip hop. A journey.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The place was amazing and the servers were super nice. They were able to manage all my dietary restrictions, but the food really ranged from great to just ok.

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A
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

I follow David Chang and have cooked professionally. Momofuku was a complete FLOP!

We we’re given NO options and food just started arriving. No preferences were asked and no one told us how the (awful) experience was going to unfold.

We understood that it was a tasing menu, but thought there were choices like Blue Hill where we dined the night before.

Dishes were unremarkable! Staff was busy cleaning and gave us no attention. The salt in my wound was $26 for the lightest pour of medicine wine I’ve ever had.

@DavidChang your TV surpassed your food. Not to mention the ludicrous price

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Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A classic gem in the New York food scene. The food remains the star, but the service makes it great. My server, Mayumi (sp), was the pinnacle of knowledge, professionalism, and fun. Loved having the chefs present me with each dish, I just wish they had spoken a little louder so I could capture the details; the after-dinner menu did not go into much detail.

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R
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A restaurant that's definitely worth going. The food was great and the staff there are super friendly. Loooooooved their bread and cultured butter. The wine pairing was also pretty good. Will def go back again.

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