Momofuku Ko - Table Seating

4.5
45 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
[Momofuku Ko - Table Seating shows reservations for dining at a table for party sizes of 4 to 6. Please visit Momofuku Ko - Counter Seating for counter dining of 1 to 4 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
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch seatings: Friday & Saturday, 12:30pm-1:00pm; Sunday (starting March 4th, 2018)
Dinner seatings: Tuesday through Saturday 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Bar: walk in only Tuesday through Thursday 5:00pm to 11:30pm; Friday and Saturday 3:00pm to 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: (844) 715-8442
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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, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 45 People Are Saying
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal experience - everything from the beverage pairing to the music was expertly thought through. Each dish was so unique and a blend of interesting flavors, textures, and ingredients. Great ambience, outstanding service, and presentation. One of the most memorable dining experiences I’ve had in NYC! Absolutely worth it.

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really fantastic evening with you on the 8th December for our sons surprise
birthday party . Wish you where in the UK

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SD
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely. Delicious.

Some of the best things I’ve ever eaten.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tasting menu. Food unique and delicious and plentiful- I was stuffed at the end. Staff and servers were great - friendly and available without being intrusive. We were celebrating a birthday and had a great time. Highly recommend.

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MJ
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had heard the rumblings that maybe the tasting menu had lost its edge or was overrated but found that to be completely untrue. Tasting menu from start to finish was fantastic and well worth the cost. Definitely a dining experience to put on your NYC bucket list.

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P
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Some dishes were great, others no so. One raw (striped bass) fish dish was sub-par quality/freshness that would not have been served at a mid-level sushi place. Trying to come up with new stuff all the time I guess leaves some things not working out, but wish it was caught in the kitchen not the table.
The sommelier was not able to figure out what style of wine we like and his recommendation was quite off. He exchanges it but gracefully, but puzzled by his description and choice. He seemed to have his taste/style that colored the exchange and expect something more. The wine list was extensive, but very little below $100 so dining with friends that didn't have the means to spend big on wine made this disappointing.
My first visit to Ko many years back was a great memory but after this visit I would not go back or recommend it given the other options in the city.

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ES
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Honestly not worth the price at all. Been to so many restaurants in nyc at this level, and you simply do not get what you pay for. Terribly overpriced. Great selection and fun dishes but for a 3.5 hour meal I’d go elsewhere. We spent $600 total on the wine paring for 3 of us - each of us got about 3 glasses total. Would have so much rather bought 3 $200 bottles of wine. Will never go back here.

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H
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Such a memorable gastronomic evening for our group!

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R
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class all the way.

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N
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Some interesting and good food; not worth $255 IMHO.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience. Great vibe. Exquisitely prepared food. Keep it up! Can’t wait to come back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, food, service
All fantastic
And great Playlist!

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k
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our meal was extraordinary, especially with the sumptuous very interesting wine pairings. Standouts of the courses were the Ko egg with white sturgeon caviar, the beef, aged in house and so creamy, the halibut with soybeans, and the tender lamb. Two of us found the final course of mandarin tarte tatin too overpowering with which to end. But the other two enjoyed it. One complaint- the music was too loud and made it impossible to hear the descriptions of the courses/wine unless you were right on top of the individual speaking. But overall, a most gratifying and memorable almost 4-hr meal!

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H
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an experience! Absolutely loved every single aspect of it, the food, the service, the affable people. Everything was spot on. Worth every second in the 3 hours we we're there.

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h
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From beginning to end this was a spectacular dining experience. The engaged servers and manager who made you feel like you were important customers. The food was original, flavorful with wonderful alcohol pairings. Hope to be able to return cause it’s price isn’t for a faint of heart. Lol

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WD
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my father’s birthday and had an absolute blast! The food was wonderful and the staff pulled out all the stops to make sure we had an amazing meal. Thank you again!

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RF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Momofuku Ko is an incredible experience. It is exquisite, creative fine dining with the vast majority of the pretentiousness that comes from Michelin star tasting restaurants removed.

It's modern and "hip" but rooted in strong tradition. Every single staff member is not only excellent at what they do, but they genuinely care about your dining experience. We felt not only welcome, but that there was a level of mutual excitement and joy between diner and staff – they acknowledge that this is something we were looking forward to experiencing and they seemed to take pleasure in providing us with that.

Restaurants of this nature are often divisive. They're expensive at roughly 450 per person with beverage pairing. They can be overwhelming with ingredients and techniques that the average diner may not be very familiar with. They can be hyped in the media to the point where expectations on both side of the table cause pressure.

Those types of anxieties are largely alleviated by an attentive and warm staff, and elevated but approachable food at Ko. Having dined at some of the top restaurants in the world, I am confident in my opinion that Ko's food is at the highest echelon available today, but that it is elevated further by it's staff.

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MP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the single best meal of my life. I will remember the Duck breast and cabbage course long after I forget my kids names! j/k but seriously this meal was steller, the flavors are unexpected, thoughtful, and elegant.

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l
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FANTASTIC IN EVERY WAY - thank you to everyone !!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding!!! One of the best meals of my life.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just Impecable!!! They made my birthday dinner unforgettable...

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HH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited with my son and his two friends. Service was excellent and wine list robust. I was a little concerned going into the evening that the menu might veer towards the precious but definitively not the case here. Everything was spot on, and only as complex as absolutely necessary. No wasted thoughts or trivia for the sake of trivia here. Nice location too, got to watch street kids in their Supreme gear go at it in the alley outside. Go, and order a nice Montrachet to start, you won't regret it.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That was, without a doubt, one of the greatest meals I have ever had in my life. I cannot describe how incredible it was from start to finish - you simply must go!

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A
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was very good, but it used to be absolutely fantastic - we just felt it had slipped ab it in both charm and creativity since it's halycon days in the original space.

Staff was charming and top notch. Still go, you'll have a very good meal and hopefully they'll be back to stunning again soon.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tasting menu, showcase great product and techniques.

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Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tucked away and low profile so if you are new to Ko, leave some extra time to find it.
Ambience was relaxed and very conducive to great conversation.
Food was innovative and delicious.
Service was solicitous, gracious, and very welcoming.
Pricey, but would I spend the money for this meal again? Yes, in less than a heartbeat.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The noise level was terrible....impossible to hear the presentation of the menu and to have conversations at the table. Awful music!! Service and menu: perfect😋

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BG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dish for dish probably not quite as good as some of the restaurants on the top 100 list where we have dined, but maybe even more creative. Everything else up two its amazing reputation!

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Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Momofuku Ko has ruined my husband and I for life. We will book this restaurant on every trip to the city. The GM and beverage director were top notch and the tasting menu was incomparable. A must do in NYC.

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B
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Dining Experience!! Food and presentation of all courses were outstanding!! Staff was super friendly and accommodating! Truly a gem in the heart of the East Village!!

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s
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Enjoyed so much with creative, not pretentious foods and great wines .
Looking forward to try again in different season.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a family of five, my wife and I having becom 70, and our grown up children, visiting NY from Sweden, wanting a special dinner. We got it!

The tasting menu including the wine package was marvelous, indeed! We got ten delicious servings plus appetizer, each with a taste matching wine. Nothing was traditional, but it was creative and ee loved it. Also the music had great variation and creativity. We got a nice round table, the restaurant is not crowded with tables, so all the good chance for conversation and joy.

Altogether the best resaturant experience we have had.

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h
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the most special, memorable dining experiences I have ever had. The food was delicious, with layers of flavor and combinations of ingredients were inspired; the service was friendly and perfect; the decor was industrial and chic. their attention to detail, especially if you had a food issue, which we did, was spot on. Loved the flight with the meal; it just added an additional layer to the meal.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honest and true flavors, mixed delicately but substantially to give a euphoric experience in one or two bites. The meal was extremely filling, almost too much to handle. But the menu was pleasantly surprising and reintroduced us to familiar flavors in a unique and thoughtful manner. The servers were patient and listened to our requests, the chefs were knowledgeable and charming. But overall this place is defined by the quality of the ingredients and the imaginative and creative way they are put together. Enjoy yourself at this, still fantastic, establishment.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

I seriously missed the point of this restaurant. It's location is questionable, some strange people outside it, and inside it offers little style and class. Probably a better experience around the kitchen. The table dining is totally unsuitable for children, and the cost of the experience is quite frankly ridiculous. I can't complain about the service however, that was very good!

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f
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a reservation for the table seating because we couldn't get counter seating. Definitely ask if there are any cancellations because we got lucky and were able to sit at the counter, which is a much better experience. The tables are ok, but lack the immediacy of seeing the food being prepared just for you. I loved the presentations and all the chefs are personable and happy to talk with you about the food. The best we had were the duck, the ice cream, the uni, and the interesting presentations of the vegetables and sauces all along the way. Service was excellent and unobtrusive. I think the wine pairing prices are too high, but there are some very special wines and other alcohols served. Definitely interesting food options. Our dietary needs were catered to easily and without fuss. Hope to be able to return.

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M
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal experience from the moment I walked in the door. Amazingly friendly, brilliant staff ( thank you Chase, Casey, Jess & more). Each course memorable, beautifully presented by knowledgeable chefs. Best & most enjoyable meal I've had in recent memory. Thank you so much, Momofuku Ko staff. Just incredible.

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D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing & delicious!

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Memphis
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ohhhhh the duck! And the basil oil. And the wild rice ice cream. And absolutely everything else too! A truly exceptional meal. Approachable, friendly and informative staff. Great art. Phenomenal overall experience.

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E
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food by far! I honestly believe this restaurant deserves 3 stars Michelin if it would've have more then 2 seating tables. Very similar to Atera from many points of view.

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