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Momofuku Ko - Counter Seating

4.8
274 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 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*
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 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 274 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.9
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

a truly excellent meal - matched by the service and chef interaction

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Absolutely incredible meal. It was the most inventive menu I’ve experienced, and everything was just delicious. Service was wonderful and they handled my multiple allergies impeccably (to be expected, but always nice to not feel like I’m not missing out on dishes). We spent about 3 hours all in and had the best time. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Amazing experience

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Absolutely fabulous! Had high expectations and they were exceeded. Terrific in all respects!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

A very different experience of fine dining, only to be compared to dinners we had in Japan.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We enjoy watching Dave Chang’s television shows and wanted to experience his passion by visiting one of his premier NYC restaurants. The unique style and upfront observation of the chefs preparing the dishes was fantastic to watch. Although we have had other unique food experiences this ranks high overall.
Thank you to your hosts for keeping it personal and fun.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

The food was interesting, creative, unexpected, lovingly crafted, and delicious. It was a long affair--many courses and a couple of wine pairings. I think there were 3 deserts! But every dish was memorable. It was a great meal. We went for a late seating at the counter, which lent itself to fun watching the dishes being crafted and plated. Conversation was comfortable. I enjoyed this special dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The food and service were excellent. All of the staff were really friendly, knowledgeable, and very accommodating.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Awesome atmosphere and very entertaining. Wonderful experience

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Best dining experience ever, really really enjoyable

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Huge amounts of food! We ate 12 courses and thought they were close to wrapping it up. Then they brought out half a duck, then 3 courses after that. All the food was extremely good. The service was impeccable. They didn’t try to up sell us on the wine, and were great with recommendations. Just very friendly and professional staff. Would recommend to anyone.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Recommended by a former New York chef now living in Vancouver.....his favourite restaurant in New York and we were lucky enough to get a reservation! The entire evening and experience was world class...the food the finest ever...Thxs to the entire team...all the special touches were noted! Cheers from Victoria B C Canada.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

First time here, and we never leave reviews, but have been let down by too many places recently - Momofuku Ko, however, did not disappoint in any measure! The food was exemplary, the service was attentive and accommodating without being intrusive, and the staff treats everyone with a warmth that made us feel like we were being welcomed into their homes.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

The staff was welcoming and wonderful and really made dinner an effortless experience for our anniversary celebration

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

This was one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. The food was spectacular & everyone we came in contact was amazing. It was mesmerizing watching everyone cook for us. I loved how they explained each dish to us.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The food and service was amazing. Totally worth it for a special occasion. Better than 11 Madison park and other similar spots IMHO.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Perfect and surprising
Kind and proffesional approa h

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

A special unique restaurant offering multiple courses of outstanding food and wonderful service. Interesting that there is nothing commercial about the outside or inside décor, lots of black with wood accents. Only very special wines and a huge selection priced accordingly. You will have a dining experience that you will remember for a long time and you'll pay for it. The counter seating was roomy and comfortable and a great view of the food preparation.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Loved it - as always 🤩

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Consistently among the best in NY. The new layout is fantastic. Loved everything about our time there.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Best. Lunch.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This is one of the best experience I've ever had at a restaurant. The counter seating is such an enjoyable experience, talking with the chefs, learning about the ingredients, and the staff (and chefs as well) as so nice and enjoyable.

The food is amazing as well. 3 hours of dishes after dish of palate pushing delights. You'll see innovative plays on things you've had in the past (puff pastries and filling meant to resemble your favorite childhood chips and their innovative play on chicken nuggets) and dishes and ingredients you likely never have tried.

This was an expensive meal for my date and I, but the experience is something I'll speak about for years to come.

Recommend 10/10.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Exceptional experience. One of the most memorable meals I've ever had! Service, food, and atmosphere was as close to perfection as possible!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Amazing! Best meal we have ever had.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

A wonderfully gastronomic experience! Friendly, excellent service, delicious and interesting food, perfect for a fun date night or special occasion!

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2.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Not worth the $250 per person price. The duck was terrible.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Everything was perfection. Mayumi’s service, the chefs’ knowledge and care, the alcohol and juice pairings and most of all the food itself. Worth every penny.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Everything and everyone were terrific.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

my wife and i just finished watching ugly delicious, then we were planning a spring break to the city, decided to give this a whirl.

what a boss experience

from coat check to check out
service was unmatched
food was insane
20+ tastes
and a take home treat as well

bar was spectacular and genevieve was a gem
thanks so much

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Ko continues on its fabulous trajectory. Food is inventive, surprising, but not excessive. It’s always a special occasion to eat here. As an older guest, however, sitting next to the speakers for the music, was a bit of a trial for me conversationally.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Amazing experience to my boyfriend’s birthday. Did the wine pairing with the tasting menu and was fabulous!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Such a wonderful experience, the food was truly top notch. It's such a great experience at the counter where you can watch the chef's do their magic. The chef's actually present courses to you and explain the dishes, it's amazing! Every dish was wonderful, and we had an amazing non-alcoholic beverage pairing that was truly a delight. It was the best beverage pairing I've ever had the pleasure of partaking in (pregnant girl problems). We went to another Michelin star restaurant the same week and their non alcoholic beverage pairing was nothing in comparison. Unique, truly suited to the dish and each one was so different. I really can't say enough about this restaurant experience, I'll never forget it. I just wish it was in my state!

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The portion of each dish is too big.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great and personal experience. Checked up on frequently and attentive waitress provided everything I required. Thank you for the great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

extremely pricey but the most incredible meal I have ever had. everything was well presented and delicious. creative as well

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

One of the best meal's I've ever had, but also the most expensive. We did the full tasting menu, which is some 15 odd courses and left very satisfied and VERY full (don't have a big lunch before hand!)

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great hospitality. Incredible food. Fantastic wine list. Friendly chefs. Excellent service. Tremendous dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

A definitely memorable experience. The eclectic menu is very creative and each plate is a joy to taste and look at. The beverage pairing also was well thought and went great with the food. A fantastic dinning experience . Our complements to the chefs and service staff. Great job

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Exceptional meal...great service..only negative was an unapproachable wine list ..although the 75 dollar gammay we had was fantastic .

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