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Momofuku Noodle Bar

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171 First Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.728829 -73.984448
nr. 11th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-777-7773 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Asian: Southeast, Chinese, Japanese/Sushi, Korean
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10

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Official Website

momofuku.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, noon-4:30pm and 5:30pm-11pm; Fri, noon-4:30pm and 5:30pm-1am; Sat, noon-4pm and 5:30pm-1am; Sun, noon-4pm and 5:30pm-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

L at First Ave.; 6 at Astor Pl.

Prices

$12-$16

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Notable Chef
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Singles Scene
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

This is Japanese ramen by way of a Carolina whole-hog barbecue, with more than a soupçon of French technique, deriving its super-porky flavor as much from hot, fatty slabs of succulent Berkshire pork belly and deep-pink shredded shoulder as from the long-simmered stock (made from 70 pounds of chicken legs, roasted pork bones, ham hocks, and bacon). Almost in atonement, the toppings are conspicuously fresh and nourishing—the chopped scallions and slivered snow peas, the chewy preserved bamboo shoots, the optional (but highly recommended) Greenmarket corn, briefly sautéed and still crunchy, the delicate sheet of nori propped on the rim. Sure, the noodles could be a little firmer. But there’s even a bit of performance art, as a cook gingerly cracks a slow-poached egg and its golden yolk oozes at the prod of a chopstick over the the whole glorious affair.

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Note
Momofuku only accepts reservations for their large format Fried Chicken meal.

Recommended Dishes

Momofuku ramen, $16; steamed pork buns, $10

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