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mokbar, Brooklyn, NY

mokbar

4.2
4.2
60 Reviews
$30 and under
Korean
Chef and Owner Esther Choi opened mŏkbar – driven by her personal passion to introduce New Yorkers to the traditional flavors and culture of Korea through food. Esther blends the traditions of her grandmother’s recipes and the influences of her adolescent years in Korea with her own American upbringing in her seasonal menus.

mŏkbar has 2 bustling locations – one in Chelsea Market and the other next to Barclays Center in Brooklyn – inspired by the everyday food culture and lifestyle of Korea. mŏkbar combines traditional Korean soups with fresh ramen noodles for a unique culinary experience. In Korea, eating noodles on-the-go as street food is part of everyday life. As well, mŏkbar proudly serves Korean “Anju” or shareable small plates typically served with ice cold Beer and Soju.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Korean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (347) 987-3042

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Esther Choi

  • Catering

    Please contact info@mokbar.com for catering events or visit us on our website mokbar.com/catering to submit an inquiry

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact info@mokbar.com for private events or visit us on our website mokbar.com/catering to submit an inquiry

  • Private party contact

    Jessica@mokbar.com: (347) 987-3042

  • Neighborhood

    Prospect Heights

  • Cross street

    Bergen St

  • Parking details

    Atlantic Center - Garage ParkingAddress: 174 Fort Greene Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217Phone: (718) 636-3857Pacific Parking GarageAddress: 700 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217Phone: (718) 398-2392

  • Public transit

    2/3 Bergen St 4/5/B/D/Q/N/R Atlantic/Barclays Center

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 60 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CB

    CynthiaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ramen was good, make reservations b4 you come if you want a guaranteed seat. It’s small but quaint. Will go back, would like to try some of the other options on menu. 👍🏽👍🏽
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff was amazing and the food was fantastic
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ireland

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    When we arrived on time for our reservation, the hostess told us she had no tables and none would be available any time soon. No apologies, only option was to sit at a communal table - which we eventually did.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Enjoyable dinner here with family, including 3 kids. Everyone loved their ramen. Great cocktails as well
  5. d

    dcrestauranteries

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Please don't waste your time or money on this restaurant--helping them out of the restaurant business would be a mercy to everyone involved. This restaurant was almost empty at 8:00pm on a Friday night, which should already tell you all you need to know. The food was flavorless (not so easy to achieve, for a Korean restaurant). They charge $5 extra for sizzling plates for bulgogi, which arrived cool enough to touch. Worst of all was the careless & sometimes disdainful service--as items arrived haphazardly, drinks and food were delivered almost randomly, and they didn't seem to notice or care.
  6. RW

    RachelW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Yes, the food is very good, and it's a nice place to shelter from the wintery cold weather!
  7. MN

    MisterNYcBK

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I love this place, food, drinks and service are all perfect. The only thing is the ventilation which could be better. Strong cooking smells will tend to linger in your clothing.
  8. m

    moonchild981

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food and drinks were excellent (LOVED the crispy cauliflower, bacon kimchi, and al four cocktails we tried!) but one of our entrees came out nearly 10 minutes after the other one, which meant part of mine got cold while waiting for my date to receive his. Completely understand that it got very busy, but the dining room was practically empty when we got there (which was earlier than our reservation time) and there shouldn’t be that big of a gap in timing when serving two people at the same table.
  9. B

    Benwah

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was fine, but not much more than that
  10. MH

    MarkH

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    We made a reservation. When we got there, the front staff had a long discussion away from us. They came back and asked us if we wanted to sit at the bar or in the front room. Our reservation was for a table. They brought up that Happy Hour prices were available at the bar only. I asked if they had a table and they said yes, but that Happy Hour was only available at the bar. Clearly, they had overbooked their reservations and wanted us to not take a table. We took seats at the bar. It was dirty. We asked for it to be cleaned. The bartender reached over and wiped one part of what was dirty. I asked for the towel and wiped off all of the parts of the bar that were dirty in front of us. We ordered and the drinks were fine. The appetizer was fine. The couple seated next to us was served their entire meal while we still waited for our entree. The bartender finally went back herself to get our food. The food was cold. We were dressed to go to a show. We weren't loud. We were on time. Your staff treated us quite poorly. It would take quite a bit to get us to try mokbar again. Mark Harder
  11. HN

    HasaniN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible location mind exploding food cant wait to go back and taste the other epic ramen dishes and entire menu
  12. V

    Vigga

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time in two weeks, love this place. Great friendly service and the food is amazing.
  13. s

    sushifatty

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We ordered a bunch of apps, all of which were mostly tasty, but VERY scallion-forward. If you are not a huge scallion fan, steer clear of the japchae dumplings, fried veggie pancakes, and brussels sprouts. Also, their kimchi portions were very small! The waitstaff was excellent, though.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Will come again.
  15. LS

    LindaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely loved the food! Even with a gluten sensitivity, I was able to find appropriate food. Drinks during happy hour were inexpensive & very refreshing. Suggest early arrival because it seemed to quickly fill up after 6pm.
  16. v

    vandiner

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was tasty but service was variable - food for our table came out at different times. Long time to come back to take drink and food orders.
  17. V

    Vigga

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing, I can’t wait to go back soon. The food was SO good and beautifully presented and the staff was just lovely.
  18. AS

    AlexS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the army ramen. It's the greatest ramen I've ever had.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great, carefully prepared Korean food. Nice atmosphere. Friendly staff.
  20. RS

    RichardS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightful meal! Great scallion pancake. Vegan ramen excellent as was the hot stone bi bim bap. The place is beautifully designed. Service great. One of the best restaurants in the neighborhood!
  21. R

    Ryan

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Really good Korean kimchi bacon ramen! Good service and cool decor. Minor area of improvement - booth seating is a bit uncomfortable as it’s cramped and you hit your legs on the table bottom. I will definitely be back!
  22. MB

    MarcusB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Love this place - one of the few go-to's for my wife and I. Always love the food, so delicious.
  23. EM

    EMcHui

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Super nice staff and not sure if there was a happy hour going on, but our drinks were free?
  24. BB

    BklynBabe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed a scrumptious nouvelle Korean dinner pre-theater at BAM. Wait staff was great and the place has a cool vibe during happy hour. I live in the nabe so plan to return soon!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish was amazing!!!
  26. d

    doctrme

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were very accommodating when we had a couple of extra people added to our reservation. The large tables in back fit us well. We were able to hear each other well since the noise level was low. The food was delicious! We shared various appetizers and main courses even though the mains seemed arranged like a meal for one person. But it worked for a family style meal. The K-pop chicken was yummy—we ended up ordering more of that appetizer in the middle of dinner!
  27. L

    Laura

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was nice but I made a reservation for my mom and I at a table....they didn't offer a booth- and it was my first visit. They told me I had to request it and won't allow happy hour drinks in the dining room....my 75 yr old mother wasn't comfortable and weren't very accommodating...such a shame as the food was very good.
  28. TB

    TammyB

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good service was fast and efficient
  29. B

    Brooklynite

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent option near BAM and Barclays Center. Good cocktails. Terrific home-made kimchi. "Rice sets" like a Korean "bento". Companions enthusiastic about their ramen bowls. Attractive, comfortable venue. What's not to like?
  30. o

    oliverf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was perfect! GREAT food. Cant wait to go back honestly.
  31. AM

    AnnaM

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great ramen. Cocktails were average. Overall, we enjoyed our visit.
  32. U

    Ubiquity2k

    Orange County

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food! We went on NYE before a concert.
  33. JT

    JackT

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2018

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The food was fine and our server was nice. But heavens, it was unpleasantly smoky inside. Burn-your-eyes smoky from the poorly ventilated kitchen.
  34. F

    Foodieforever116

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Found plastic in my food. Ramen was super mediocre.
  35. K

    Kelly

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    When we got there, they said they couldn't hold our reservation and that there was something wrong with their system, so I shouldn't have ever been able to make the reservation to begin with. They didn't try to make any accommodations for our situation.
  36. A

    Arbie

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had never been here and waiter was very helpful in ordering. Communal tables are s not odd but it worked. Food is very good but not great. You won’t rave about anything here but you’ll have a nice dinner and a good time.
  37. N

    Nick

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We ordered the galbi dumplings, a bulgogi ramen bowl with a sauce rather run a broth and the classic ramyun set. Also had pinot noir and the beer and soju shot combo. The drinks were good, the dumplings were amazing and the ramyun was really good. The ramyun portions were giant and the seasonal banchan were great. Servers were informative and friendly, but changed half way through the meal.
  38. HH

    HonoluluH

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mokbar was great! Our server was very friendly! They had an interesting selection of drinks, that were pretty good. The food was delicious; I would definitely recommend the ho'cake and vegan ramen. It is a little pricey, but the portions are large.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a find! This place is close to our home but we’ve never noticed it. It has a super cool style with industrial modernist tones. I bought a Gilt voucher and accidentally let it expire (2 days prior) but the manager came over and still honored it! He also chatted with us, gave us recommendations and was incredibly friendly and attentive. We got a flight of infused soju, seasonal kimchi and ramen. All of it was delicious! All of the kimchi’s were very distinct and so good! The soju’s (pineapple, wasabi?, and sesame) were so tasty and the ramen was yummy. Now that we found this place, we’ll be back! Definitely recommend.
  40. DC

    DougC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Went on a Thursday, food was interesting especially the Watermelon matcha. Service was a bit slow due to the restaurant being busy, but out waiter Harry was outstanding and very attentive. Wish more restaurant staff was like him. Will absolutely be going back with a bigger group and will be spreading the word about this gem.

FAQs

mokbar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. mokbar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (347) 987-3042.

mokbar is rated 4.2 stars by 60 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bergen St

  • Neighborhood

    Prospect Heights

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Korean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Atlantic Center - Garage ParkingAddress: 174 Fort Greene Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217Phone: (718) 636-3857Pacific Parking GarageAddress: 700 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217Phone: (718) 398-2392

  • Public transit

    2/3 Bergen St 4/5/B/D/Q/N/R Atlantic/Barclays Center

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Esther Choi

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (347) 987-3042

  • Catering

    Please contact info@mokbar.com for catering events or visit us on our website mokbar.com/catering to submit an inquiry

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact info@mokbar.com for private events or visit us on our website mokbar.com/catering to submit an inquiry

  • Private party contact

    Jessica@mokbar.com: (347) 987-3042

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