Momofuku Ko - Counter Seating

4.9
516 reviews
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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
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PC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING! Hands down the best meal I have ever had. Its a must if you are in New York. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Everything was amazing! Best restaurant, the end.

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t
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were beyond my expectation, and when I say "services", I mean everyone from the server, manager, chefs and sommelier who made us feel like VIPs. While I generally prefer to dine at the bar versus in a table seating situation, this experience was especially enjoyable because we were able to see all the "action" and to interact with all the chefs. Really great experience.

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DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal tasting menu, unique and fresh dishes. Wait staff is attentive, friendly and professional.

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DK
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the courses were excellent. We will certainly come back.

The desserts that weren't ice cream could be improved though. I don't know if it's possible but to have 2 options of desserts would be amazing. I understand that always being surprised is probably best but to have a choose your journey for the desserts could elevate the experience.

The meat, pork and fish entrees were superb. I forget the name of the dish but it came after the steak. That was our least favorite. I assumed it was to cleanse the stomach for the rest of the courses but we felt it lacked that wow factor that the other dishes offered.

Thank you for an experience though! Can't wait to come back.

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NY
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

disappointment! The restaurant is very nice and cool, the service too cold, a few words, a few smiles and few explanations. Eating unfortunately too normal. Few contrasts and few flavors. We will not return.

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JK
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding. The food, the service, the ambiance was the best I’ve ever had. Can’t wait to come back.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our most special dinner ever! Yes, I did have to sell my left kidney to afford it, but is was sooo worth it!

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LO
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinning experience. Fantastic food and service.

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PB
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! The service is as good as it can be, everyone is smilling and making sure you're evening is going well. The chefs in the middle section are talking to you and explaining every dish. It's a little on the expensive side, but it's worth going at least once in your life!

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an unforgettable experience sampling the tasting menu at Ko. The counter seating enabled us to watch as the chefs prepared a range of dishes -- some (like the honey dusted fried chicken), playfully postmodern, others (like the sea urchin and chickpea) straightforward flavor bombs -- allowing us to enjoy then with both our eyes & taste buds.

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MR
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this was most definitely a wonderful experience. the service was impeccable and not having to choose from a menu made the meal stress free and we got a sampling of everything.

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A
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omg! Everything about this place is more than expected! The food was tasteful, different and delicious. The staff were more than nice. And to sit at the counter (highly recommended) was a great experience in itself to see how they prepare the food. They work like a well oiled machine. I couldn’t be happier with our meal. A MUST DO IN NYC!!!

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W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service overall. Will absolutely be going back to Momofuku Ko!

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TD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was inspired, delicious, and perfectly balanced on its own and within the context of the full menu. One of the best dining experiences of my life.

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SP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Besser geht nicht!

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DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went with a friend who is celiac and despite making this exceptionally clear to staff was fed something containing gluten as was violently ill!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection. Service. Ambiance. Food.

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JL
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Momofuku Ko is a must. The experience was amazing. The staff was extremely kind and the chefs were very professional.

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MK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great culinary experience! Interesting combinations, beautiful presentations and excellent service

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MN
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A unique experience. Given the level of attention to detail in the food and service, I wouldn't call it unreasonably expensive, especially since service is included. Not only is the service included, there isn't even a make-you-feel-guilty tip line in the credit card receipt; a nice touch. The only complaint I had, and it's a small one, is that the by-the-glass red wines were served too cold. But I would recommend this place to any fellow foodies without reservation.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Made us feel special on our anniversary

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GA
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

There were some service mix ups, and overall the experience didn't live up to the price tag. It's a shame as I've been to Ko many times, and in the early years the restaurant experience really blew me away. For a time, it was my favorite restaurant in the city. But the last couple of visits have left me disappointed. It's not that it's a bad meal, everything is fine, but not memorable and just not special enough to warrant a $700 price tag for 2 people.

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L
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the tasting menu paired with beverages. Everything from each bite of food and each sip of cocktail/wine/beer to the service to the interaction with the chefs was truly spectacular.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute flames. Everything was on point, no negative things to say except that you do get really full, which is awesome. So much detail and care in preparation and presentation

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was amazing. Very memorable. The wine pairing option though was not very good value. The wines and sakes themselves were excellent. It was just extremely small portions. I'd estimate less than an ounce for most of them. At $195 each you would be better off ordering a really nice bottle of wine and some nice sake for the table.

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L
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an unforgetable experience with very kind stuff, a wonderful atmosphear and amazing tasty beautyful artpieces dishes.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect in every way.

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JC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fantastic tasting menu restaurant. Very creative medley of cuisines prepared expertly with a masterfully order of courses. I’d recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates fine dining in a casual atmosphere and is willing to pay for it. One of the best meals of my life!

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EA
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you love food in amazing ambience, you must experience Momofuku Ko

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great counter seating experience to observe the attention to detail that creates the perfect meal. The food was high quality and left you fulfilled.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The vibe and food here are among the best I’ve ever experienced. Truly a top 10 meal of a lifetime.

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AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our outstanding dinner began with celebratory bubbles and the kind and genuine greetings of the Ko staff. We were absolutely blown away by the exquisite service, delicious food, thoughtful wine pairings, and stunning ambiance. Even down to the music playlist, the evening was curated in such a fine manner that we had not a single complaint. Becky was fantastic. Loved the egg/caviar/radish dish, the skate with Emir's family curry recipe, and the perfectly executed duck course. Thank you so much!!!

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AP
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arguably the best meal I've had in 27 years of life. Well worth every penny, and it's an experience you'll never forget.

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SS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was absolutely delicious. Great flavors, very innovative, and great service. As a tasting menu goes good value especially with service included in the price. Very casual environment with some of the best food we’ve had.

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LA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Proberbly Best restaurant experience in nyc.
Top professional staff, and world class food.

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PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was way better than expected. Awesome dishes. I would love to go back soon.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection from start to finish

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C
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best dining experience I have ever had. The food was world class, the service was flawless, and the music was a great mix of nyc hip hop classics and contemporary indie. Sure the price was very high, but my wife and I both left without any regrets and would do it all over again. If you consider yourself a “foodie” this is a must in nyc!

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DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing experience for all of the senses. Highly recommend.

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