Truly outstanding tasting menu. The dishes are so creative, inspired and innovative. Conventional dishes like a lobster roll, chicken oyster (essentially a chicken nugget), cabbage with duck, lobster bouillabaisse and esp the ko egg were completely reinvented. Other dishes just blew our minds with how creative they were , particularly the Wild rice ice cream. All of the desserts really were just beautifully crafted and balanced. The service is incredible, the staff friendly, so gracious and well informed and chefs were happy to explain a lot of the cooking processes (I’d highly recommend counter seating ). Overall a pricey but wonderful experience.
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!
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.
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.
It was a wonderful experience! I will definately recomend to my closest friends! Thank you
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
Food was not bad. However I got sick afterwards; could have been the duck which I overate.
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.
incredible meal, pricey but worth every penny. Service & Food our outstanding. A great night out.
It's the best
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.
Food and drink very mediocre for the price. Terrible value. Price point was extremely off. Dessert however was very good. Would not recommend and I’m a big fan of David Chang.
Thank you guys so much for having us! It was a real pleasure to come and dine! Everything was absolutely delicious! Your meat section was especially impressive... the duck and the beef were outstanding! Hope you have an amazing year and all the best for 2018
Food was really disappointing, nothing outstanding.
Superb service and gracious staff. Food was brilliant. Made creative alternatives addressing my food allergies. Really went out of their way.