Momofuku Ko - Counter Seating

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[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
What 591 People Are Saying
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this meal was spectacular!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did was wonderful. Chef and staff were amazing. Sourdough was mind blowing. Would steal sourdough starter if I could.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Inventive & creative food, which was all enjoyable, but a little slow on keeping my wine glass full throughout meal.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The food was delicious until you realized there was a hair in your caviar dish and also a fly just landed on a bowl of rice they prepared in front of you.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinario!! Mejor que uno o dos restaurantes de tres estrellas que hemos visitado en la ciudad. El maridaje excelente!! No se lo pierdan.

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JW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Spectacular place, great food perfect pairings...

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wine pairings, you can never go wrong!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most wonderful experience! One of our favorite places to come to and not just because of the food. The team is practically like family now and the food is always so amazing! We can’t wait to come back!

j
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coming from the UK I was perhaps expecting a more overtly Asian experience with David Chang’s pedigree but from the moment we were welcomed in from the torrential rain it was an outstanding experience. The staff were exemplary at all levels- professional but friendly and so helpful. The 13 course meal was beautifully paced, the dishes clearly explained with a multitude of tastes of Asian influences into a classic cuisine.
The seating on 3 sides of the kitchen was comfortable and felt like a large dinner party. I have to mention the best sea urchin dish, lobster paloise, the pork and the foie gras dessert which was heaven.
I will go back next time in NY.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT!! It was an experience like no other! The food was amazing and edgy and the drink pairings were the best I’ve ever had. The service was the best I’ve ever had and would definitely reccomend it to any foodie enthusiast.

WL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing like always

OT
Denver
162 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not like any other Michelin 2 Star restaurant we have ever tried...fun, innovative, and very un-French! The food and service were definitely beyond excellent, though. The food just kept getting more unique as the evening progressed: everything was super-fresh, and the flavor combinations were just incredible. The space was intimate, but we never felt crowded. It was really unique to watch each dish being prepared. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the experience.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had had a terrible day thanks to flight delays, plane trouble, runway construction, and the mess that is LaGuardia. We left the airport right when our reservation should have been seating. Having called ahead and talk with the staff about what was going on and hoping they could hold our reservation, we made a mad dash for the restaurant. We walked in with suitcases, 45 mins after our scheduled time, and were treated like family. It was wonderful to taken care of so well, even when we had inconvenienced the staff. They turned a terrible day into a purely enjoyable evening. Thank you to the staff that made us feel at ease, gave us an enjoyable meal, and were nothing but professional hospitality masters.

P
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Cozy and fun

w
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third visit here and enjoyed every course on the menu. Saw some classics from prior visits, but also got quite a few new dishes that were absolutely wonderful. Dungeness crab doughnut and 30 day aged strip loin were delicious. Bravo!

RT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best culinary experiences I have ever had!

G
Chicago
329 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magical, memorable dining experience. The staff are super friendly and really enhance the meal. The dining room is beautiful, unique and very comfortable; love being in the heart of the action at the counter and watching the chefs preparing your food. The food is extremely creative, top quality ingredients, interesting, perfectly executed and most of all delicious - from the opening bites through dessert. Fantastic wine program; tried some amazing wines with the pairing. Highly recommend Ko!

c
New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I would recommend Ko to super rich friends who like great music.

We went as a special birthday weekend of eating at David Chang’s restaurants and we thought Noodle Bar far superior in terms and flavor and value. The service at Ko was impeccable, almost spooky in its prescience and timing. The food was certainly beautiful and interesting but just not so delicious that the $510 price tag was worth it. Two of the 12-13 dishes were outstanding — the Danish yellowtail and the egg. The others were just a little too salty. The three courses with fried elements — the lobster roll, the chive potato pillow things, and the crab donut had good flavor but they were all cold. All of them. We saw the next diners’ donuts sitting for 12 minutes after leaving the fryer.

We love funky flavors, but every single course had something funky — too relentless, especially combined with the aggressive salt.

We wanted to be wowed, especially since my husband loves DC: listens to his podcast, reads about him, and follows him on social media.

We will be back to the Noodle Bar but we regret the splurge at Ko.

a
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating here met every bit of hype that comes with it. The food was life-changingly good and the staff made you feel like family.

JF
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Great service. I wouldn’t go with the wine pairing again, though. It was too much. Even though the pours are small, there are a LOT of them.

JS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply one of the best meals I've had in my life. Service, food, everything.

FD
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening here was a revelation - regarding the amazing food, the personal and relaxed service and the innovative drink menu accompanying the food.

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit here and just as amazing as our first. The menu was mostly different items but equally delicious. Service is outstanding. Music was too loud but I'm old and old people think all music is too loud. Lol

AA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food, and gracious informative service. An outstanding evening. Plus, the best bottle of Sake I have ever had and I'm 71!! So I have had a few bottles of Sake in my time.

BN
Houston
62 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from start to finish. I loved the beverage pairings -- nice variety of red, white, sparkling, beer and sake. Service was outstanding and the fact that service is included was a pleasant surprise (I see now it's noted on the website, but I had not noticed.) I was dining solo and the counter is a fantastic place to watch all the kitchen action with never a boring moment.

F
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was beautifully presented and yummy. The place is kind of hard to find if u take taxi because they don’t know where “extra pl” is. Love the ambience and decor and service was excellent. Would definitely go again !

NB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a cool experience! Food was amazing. The place was amazing. The staff was amazing!

DA
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is innovative and delicious. I’ve done my fair share of tasting menus and left hungry but not here! Also the wine pairing is excellent - very thoughtful and really brings out flavor in both the food and wine. I’d come back here again when I am in NYC!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Maybe the best experience in NYC now.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Excellent food. Service is not great. For the price you pay, you should not have to grab someone’s attention for drinks menu.
And for the price you pay, when a dish is supposed to come with a basket of bread, you shouldn’t have to remind someone that they forgot to give it to you.

CG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once in a lifetime extravaganza! Incredible! Now we're hooked on white sturgeon cavier!

MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting was great - only a small number of people sitting at a bar around the preparation area. The food was eclectic but delicious. The atmosphere was more casual than most other starred restaurants, but staff were friendly and knowledgeable.

MF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a culinary experience. I would highly recommend a dinner. The service and food were top shelf.
Try it you will love it.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!

YM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible, personalized service, creative food, and impressive wine pairings.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Great food from start to finish! Wish I was able to take a slice of that peach pie home with me

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely awesome food! The tastes are so straight forward, and honest, and pure!
The wine (which we ordered by the bottle) was so lovely and fitted perfectly with the dishes!
The staff is absolutely jovial, open and helpful!
The vibe is just awesome!
We'll be back!

l
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In NYC? You must go... period. Amazing experience and food to die for. Perfect execution and staff.

BR
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable decor, service and food. I would highly recommend you spend a few extra bucks to experience this....experience.

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