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Momofuku Ko - Counter Seating

214 reviews
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$50 and over
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[Momofuku Ko - Counter Seating shows reservations for dining at the counter for parties of 1 to 4. Please visit Momofuku Ko - Table Seating for table dining of 4 to 6 guests.]

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.

In our bar, we serve a constantly evolving selection of a la carte dishes. Seating in the bar is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For parties of 7 to 14 guests, please contact us for private dining offerings.

MENU $255*
*Service is included
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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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 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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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
Bar Dining, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 214 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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Josh (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

My girlfriend and I went for the Valentine's special menu and we weren't disappointed.

The ambiance of the place is beautiful, and watching all the chefs do their work in near silence is something to behold. The food is outstanding, unique, and perfect for a special occasion. The service is formal and professional but without being over the top, which is perfect for the style of restaurant that it is.

If I were to make one criticism, it would be around the wines. While they were matched perfectly to the meals (and I know the quality is much more important than quality) I didn't feel that we received the same value for money as we did for the food (as compared to similarly priced restaurants). I'm definitely not looking to get boozy at such a dinner, but it really felt that we would have been potentially happier with a really nice bottle instead of the range of matchings.

Overall though, I can highly recommend!

Sofiii (London)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We went in blind and sort of missed the $195 set menu plus tax and plus service thing. It left a rather giant lump in the throat the days leading to the meal but it disappeared once we entered the door off Extra St (so extra). This place could have been the most pretentious place in Manhattan, however the staff feel relaxed, punky music plays as you sit down in the most comfortable seats known to the human behind. The chefs, all smiling before you are busy preparing you insane delights. Ko's site said 12-15 dishes, maybe we were just lucky but we got 19 dishes including a little secret something to take away. We were politely full by the end. Not too much, not too little. Go for the earliest slot possible else you might have your entire meal ruined by seeing other people's meals sitting across from you. It was expensive as hell, but you know what, every penny was worth it.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

In overall the restaurant is excellent, the food is amazing, the kitchen staff super friendly and nice. The only thing that I would change is the music.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

It was a wonderful experience! I will definately recomend to my closest friends! Thank you

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Everything we expected and more. Just when you think a given course was the best thing you ate, they blow your mind with the next course

vipJoko79 (London)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was not bad. However I got sick afterwards; could have been the duck which I overate.

5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Outstanding restaurant by David Chang in the East Village ! Get a seat at the Counter and enjoy the show.
The only thing which could be considered as disappointed is the value, not as good as everything else.

vipYoungGrasshopper (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

incredible meal, pricey but worth every penny. Service & Food our outstanding. A great night out.

vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

It's the best

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

The taste is like roller coaster. There are courses that are so good and outstanding, but there are some tasted at an average line.

The most surprise thing is that they offer 18 courses for the tasting menu. I believe that is also why there are differences in the taste.

However. I still give 5 star because of several outstanding courses.