Momofuku Ko - Counter Seating

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$50 and over
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American
[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
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C
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and pairing

RS
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from start to finish. Loved the playlist 🎶

A
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time with my girlfriend celebrating Valentine’s Day week.

M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience5

Food was okay. Wine was great. Service was good. We went for the tasting menu and it went on for 3 hours through no fault of our own, and they asked to move us for the next people. That was absolutely wild to me. Not worth the $1,000 we paid.

SG
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable food and service! Well worth the splurge for a special occasion. We look forward to returning for our next anniversary, and will be visiting the bar in the meantime!

CC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! All of the good things about a pretentious tasting menu (impeccable service, delicious food made with great ingredients) with none of the pretense. It was casual, fun, and laid-back but definitely still something special. Highly recommend!

ET
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

They were trying to do sushi and wagyu yakiniku, but when it's so easy to find authentic Japanese restaurants in NYC with chefs from Japan with years of experience, I felt like their attempts were not quite successful. Given that the majority of their courses were very much focused around the Japanese cuisine, I would probably just go to a Japanese restaurant.

n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Nice to sit at the counter and watch the meals' preparation. Very interesting creations/compositions, most of the 12 dishes are a success (sea urchin and chickpea puree, what?!) and only a couple of "disappointments" (seabass only "so so" / "whatever" ...). Enjoyed drinking sake too. No surprise with the bill with the unique menu (and service is included)

AA
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Semplicemente tutto TOP...Grazie ragazzi di tutto.

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DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience - a combination of creativity, great service and a comfortable ambience.

a
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

such thoughtful and imaginative food in a welcoming ambiance. I go once a year, but was greeted as a regular, my champagne choice was remembered, had enjoyable, non fake chats with chefs and the manager. Such fun to watch the chefs and wait each surprise. Nearly always perfect balance of tastes and texture. Umami often, acid balance, little spikes of salt. My favorite NYC meal!

DF
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The 4 hour lunch was a fabulous gastronomic adventure - priced a bit higher than where I think it should be, but still quite an experience!

BP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional dining experience. Got to try foods and wines that I'd never have had access to otherwise. The preparation and experience were elegant but didn't alienate me as the guest. A must-do for anyone that takes food seriously.

SP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Granted I don’t eat like this often, but if I had the money I’d do it again. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for me and I’d do it again, in an instant.

A
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

David Chang does not cook here. It’s the farm team - everyone is working hard and professionally - and seems about 23 years old.

Specified a pescatarian menu in response to management’s solicitation some days in advance. At the resto a chef asked “What do you think of duck?” I think duck is not a fish.

The place is maybe fine for tourists but not for NYC locals looking to be wowed. It delivers neither the wizardry of an Alinea nor the solid reliability of a Le Bernardin.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. If you’re thinking about going - don’t hesitate just do it

j
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Very personable and knowledgeable staff! The tasting menu is an intricate blend of flavors, decadence, and most importantly texture. A must visit!

T
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my best dining experiences! Thank You so much to the team at Momofuku KO for making me fool so at home and looked after me sooo well! I HIGHLY recommend a meal here!!!! The Rice Cream should be permanently on the menu... just saying!!!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals I have ever eaten!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable experience. Amazing food and attentive and warm service. The people there are the best!

O
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal every time. Must do "wine" pairings, which includes other drinks besides wines. Sit at the counter. Cooking can be a spectator sport.

JP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience throughout.

JP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yule present to each other.

JC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall a good experience with good food, excellent service and extensive wine list. The food was prepared with care and craftsmanship. Some great dishes, some good, and some just ok.

JH
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

While the service was impeccable, the food (first 5 courses) were all overly salty - made it very hard to enjoy the meal.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Highly recommend sitting at the counter for the fixed menu. Fascinating to watch the chefs work!

OT
Los Angeles
17 reviews