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Momofuku Ko - Counter Seating

4.8
4.8
651 Reviews
$50 and over
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • 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.

  • Phone number

    (212) 203-8095

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sean Gray

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (855) 259-5355

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Cross street

    North alley off 1st Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    F to 2nd Ave;<br />4,6 to Bleecker St;<br />B,D,F,M to Broadway - Lafayette;<br />N,Q,R to Prince St;<br />J,Z to Bowery

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 651 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. MG

    MartinG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. If you like tasting menus it doesn't get much better.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic. Food and staff were both amazing.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hamburg Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great experience. Nice staff, amazing food, and a good wine pairing.
  4. HB

    HaleyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing experience. Highly recommend it if you’re looking for a treat. The atmosphere is lovely.
  5. PM

    PaulM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience from start to finish was excellent. We were there celebrating a special event, the staff made special arrangements for us and brought in some items from outside vendors for us. Food and service was top notch, chefs were engaging energetic, friendly and professional. I cannot emphasize enough how on top of their game this group, both front of house and chefs are. Actually what comes to mind when thinking about our experience is how impressed we were with the entire team. Tasting menu was off the charts as were the drink pairings. We are not from the New York region so do not know when we will be back, however the evening is one that we will always remember. A special thanks to the entire crew for a magical evening!
  6. GD

    GabrielleD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food, great service. Highly recommend doing the wine pairing. A great night :)
  7. BD

    BrentandDeb

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around. It deserves the 2 Michelin stars that it has.
  8. DC

    DanielC

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entrance was hard to find, but located in an alley. Astoundingly delicious meal. Service was top notch. We would gladly return.
  9. RL

    RolandL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Goes without saying. This place is among the most amazing tables in the world. Eating at Ko is equivalent to receive a doctor's prescription, have a major update about taste and receive a masterclass about service, all in the same time.
  10. SP

    SigP

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super!!!! Ich liebe es!!!!
  11. JT

    JakeT

    Kent

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing service, what more could you ask for?!
  12. c

    ckru

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food paired with excellent wine.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most memorable tasting menu experience! Excellent food, non-pretentious and focused on intense flavours. Loved the relaxed setting and impeccable service. #PartyInMyMouth
  14. A

    Aviva

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic dinner. The flavor combinations were innovative and incredible. The service was wonderful. Not only were they attentive, but they engaged with our questions and made us feel like they cared what we thought. We also went to Le Bernardin and Eleven Madison Park on this trip and Ko was our favorite of the three.
  15. PA

    PAUL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. Food and wine pairings were excellent. My only gripe was the lack of detailed explanations on one or two courses of the tasting menu. But at that point, I'm just splitting hairs. Overall, I had a fantastic experience.
  16. r

    robinm

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the greatest eating experiences I have ever had. I am a loyal listener and follower of David Chang and this was my very first time to experience one of his restaurants.My sister took me for my 60th birthday. I truly was not ready for such a great experience . The staff was so engaging and connected with my sister and me beyond anything I had ever experienced before in a restaurant. I tell everyone that I would not order anything we had on a menu , but everything was delicious and so much part of the experience. We had listened to the pod cast that day about Ko and we had so many questions (need to meet Sean and Sue) . The person who worked with us truly connected and kept adding to our experience. We asked about the Japanese Cheese Cake mentioned in the pod . She told us she could not get it for us - They it appeared with a candle in it. You should know that we posted on Face book and you are going to get a lot of new people . If its David Chang we are in
  17. LQ

    LightQ1Go

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Momofuku Ko was an incredible experience. We got to sample things we most likely never would have eaten if it wasn't for this night. Service is exemplary, and the food is Incredible. We also enjoyed the Alcohol Pairing. Be prepared for an expensive night out, but one you will never forget.
  18. C

    gemmaC

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and pairing
  19. RS

    RonS

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect from start to finish. Loved the playlist 🎶
  20. A

    Ayan

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great time with my girlfriend celebrating Valentine’s Day week.
  21. M

    Maximus

    New England

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 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.
  22. SG

    SGBH

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  23. CC

    CassandraC

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  24. J

    Joko79

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner, was even better than the 1st time I went. Definitely one of the best in NYC
  25. ET

    ETLove

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 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.
  26. n

    novice

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 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)
  27. AA

    AntoAlba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Semplicemente tutto TOP...Grazie ragazzi di tutto.
  28. DS

    DaveS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience - a combination of creativity, great service and a comfortable ambience.
  29. a

    amljb

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 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!
  30. DF

    DevinahF

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 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!
  31. BP

    BeckyP

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 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.
  32. SP

    ScottP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 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.
  33. A

    Alan

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 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.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. If you’re thinking about going - don’t hesitate just do it
  35. j

    jricky

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2020

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    Very personable and knowledgeable staff! The tasting menu is an intricate blend of flavors, decadence, and most importantly texture. A must visit!
  36. T

    Tracy

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    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!!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the best meals I have ever eaten!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable experience. Amazing food and attentive and warm service. The people there are the best!
  39. O

    Outeverynight

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 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.
  40. J

    Jeffrey

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful experience throughout.

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Momofuku Ko - Counter Seating is rated 4.8 stars by 651 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    North alley off 1st Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • 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.

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • 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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sean Gray

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 203-8095

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (855) 259-5355

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