Momofuku Ko - Counter Seating

4.8
344 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
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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
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 344 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The food was sublime. It drips creativity and lives as a gorgeous extrapolation of the ‘high-end’ meets ‘low-end’ credo that made David Chang’s restaurants famous. In two Michelin star-land, the talented chefs expand this philosophy by smashing together more disparate flavors and executing more delicate textures and preparations. Some highlights: A fried chicken oyster with caviar that might skew predictable but the combination proves to capture just the right amount of 3am fridge-lit magic to transcend. A unimpressive-looking bowl of smashed tomatoes, broken rice with dollops of Uní knocked every one of us off our feet. The chefs are brilliant to pair the complex umami sweetness in the Catalonian-inspired smashed tomatoes with the similar umami profile of the uni. Over a bed of texturized broken rice, it felt indulgent, new and somehow like something we always knew. The service set a new personal bar for me as to how good it could be. We traveled with my pregnant wife and they made accomodating her food restrictions seem more like a creative challenge than a nuisance. We continued to have a discussion as the meal progressed and it felt like they wanted to make sure she was comfortable with every decision. The substitutions were so brilliant they often met or surpassed the brilliance of the traditional dish. Bravo to the Ko team for their humble brilliance and welcoming spirit.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

A memorable experience. The food was exceptionally creative and delicious. The service and presentation were wonderful. It’s expensive but worth it.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Simply amazing

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Fun food and flavors but expect just a bit more for the price.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Amazing, Amazing, Amazing... food, service, food

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

The counter seating was the best experience, we were offered the tasting course for $225, and it was phenomenal. Service was excellent, before every meal the chefs would come over and explain all the ingredients. The servers were very attentive, and they were great about suggesting beverages that complement your meal. Great experience!

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Celebrating my birthday which is next week with a date. Phenomenal experience and amazing cuisine. Cannot wait to come again!

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

When you have an emotional reaction to the last dish because you know that the meal is ending. It is that good.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

I loved the food and dessert! The staff was super friendly. In addition to the food the drinks were amazing as well.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Awesome place. Excellent service. Great tasting food. Mind blown!

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Fantastic meal and service. Lived up to the hype. Counter seating all the way, totally worth watching the chefs at work.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Excellent personalized hospitality with decadent food and wine. A delicious treat<

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

A clear attention to detail and awesome creativity without pretense

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Ko is as much of a life experience as it is a remarkable meal. Highly, highly recommended for any foodie.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Fab dinner at Ko. Our server Mayumi could not have been more helpful. All courses were top notch and watching the artistry and choreography of the staff was amazing.

Highly recommend!!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Exceptional food and the most complete, delightful culinary experience I've ever had. The service was stellar.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Momofuko Ko clearly deserves its Michelin stars. The food, service, and just the overall experience was something I'll remember for a lifetime. It is a lot of food though, so come hungry and with a desire for adventure. I'm not an uni fan and thought at the time that I wasn't sure if I liked it, but I find myself craving that specific dish. Just amazing!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

As always, very, very good. Can't wait to come back.

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1.0Dined on July 28, 2018

I found the restaurant over rated. Food was ok but pretentious and so was the service. Would not go back. Dinner was very expensive, wine list very strange with a lot of odd choices.

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Solid week the some long time staples. Great people and always a fun time. If you love food and you’re in nyc then you need to go, enjoy

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Had an opportunity to celebrate a slightly belated anniversary dinner.

Have to admit that the high price take gave me slight pause, not out of concerns that we wouldn't receive excellent food and service, but whether the experience would still feel worth it.

Very happy to say that we were thrilled with the experience and absolutely felt it was worth the cost.

Service is very warm, professional but not stuffy.

Food was beautiful, creative but not too cute and insanely delicious.

I tried the wine pairing, have to credit them with some fascinating, unusual and delicious choices.

Extra bonus was the counter seating which allowed us to watch the chefs work and prepare each dish. Very cool to watch people at the top of their games work as a team.

Overall we had a wonderfully memorable experience. Highly recommend if you're lucky

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Amazing as always. My 2nd visit to Ko this year was just as incredible as my first. Wonderful tasting menu, creative & fun. Awesome wine selection.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Amazing. Underrated. Hip hop. A journey.

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

The place was amazing and the servers were super nice. They were able to manage all my dietary restrictions, but the food really ranged from great to just ok.

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1.0Dined on July 18, 2018

I follow David Chang and have cooked professionally. Momofuku was a complete FLOP!

We we’re given NO options and food just started arriving. No preferences were asked and no one told us how the (awful) experience was going to unfold.

We understood that it was a tasing menu, but thought there were choices like Blue Hill where we dined the night before.

Dishes were unremarkable! Staff was busy cleaning and gave us no attention. The salt in my wound was $26 for the lightest pour of medicine wine I’ve ever had.

@DavidChang your TV surpassed your food. Not to mention the ludicrous price

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

A classic gem in the New York food scene. The food remains the star, but the service makes it great. My server, Mayumi (sp), was the pinnacle of knowledge, professionalism, and fun. Loved having the chefs present me with each dish, I just wish they had spoken a little louder so I could capture the details; the after-dinner menu did not go into much detail.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

A restaurant that's definitely worth going. The food was great and the staff there are super friendly. Loooooooved their bread and cultured butter. The wine pairing was also pretty good. Will def go back again.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Very good experience, deserve the 2 stars!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Incredible. Worth the price

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Delicious, inventive fare in a casual, yet refined setting. A must go to spot for any foodie.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

We had an awesome experience. The staff were so attentive and friendly. Of course the food was phenomenal. We had gone to the original Ko many years ago, and this was a wonderful second coming.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

If only we could afford to come here more often! But you can see why, with so many chefs preparing your food right in front of you. Tip: The wine pairing is more than enough for 2 or 3 people to share. In fact, there is so much wine that 4 moderate drinkers could share it.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Excellent food , great service and cool ambiance!
It was delicious and innovative food

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Been a while since I’ve been to Ko (last went in 2010 at the old location)...the general experience was good but the food was a bit of a let down. The dishes were fairly generic NY Times list selections of things that might be considered “peculiar” but were generally just overly rich and unremarkable. Obviously it’s been a long time (since 2010), but the menu used to be more focused on savory and just all around delicious dishes...that said, the service and ambiance were still fantastic. I personally enjoy the bigger venue relative to the old one but can see the merits of the smaller intimate setting of the old location. Either way though, the service and ambiance exceeded expectations again and made for a very enjoyable experience.

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2.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Overall dishes were too salty (even the desserts!) which spoiled this dining experience for us. Very disappointed considering the reputation and price of this restaurant. We won’t be returning or recommending this place.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

An absolutely amazing dining experience. Have eaten at multiple 1, 2, and 3 Michelin star restaurants in the past month and this was easily my favorite. Highly highly recommend!!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

To the team at Momofuku Ko,

Thank you for such a wonderful and gracious experience at your restaurant. The food, ambiance, and service was impeccable. I loved the open kitchen and the immaculate and precise preparation of our entire meal. We traveled from Texas to have your tasting menu and it is by far the most wonderful meal my partner and I have ever had. From the meticulous plating and presentation, to the incredible staff in the kitchen and on the floor, it was all around an outstanding few hours spent in your company. My hat goes off to every single employee at Momofuku and to the amazing David Chang (fan girl moment).

I thank all of you for your work in making this the prime highlight of our trip to New York City.

With Warm Regards,

Laura Calderon and Trevor Stephenson

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

What a wonderful meal, one of the best of my life! We had the tasting menu with drinks pairing, all courses and drinks were outstanding. The 6 weeks aged meat was super tender and yummy. The ambiance was great and quite relaxed - nice 80s and rap music - and the service was spot on. Would definitely recommend, even though the price is quite high. Once in a lifetime experience!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Wonderful dining experience. Great food, service and ambiance. 9pm seating was ideal. Stayed until 12:30. Never felt rushed. Everything exquisite and tailored to your tastes.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Very very good.

For this price it should be somewhere between amazing and wonderful. Which it wasn't.

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