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Momofuku Ko

8 Extra Pl., New York, NY, 10003
nr. E. 1st St.
no phone

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8
Food: 8
Service: 8
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

70% would go back.

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viva casual fine dining

By winegoddess on 8/12/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

let's forget for once that david chang created a moneymaking empire which is hated, copied and loved at the same time. the food is delicious, period! and actually not overpriced if you think about the quality you are served. I was trying to get seats for me and my bf for our anniversary. we were lucky to snatch a spot on monday afternoon for tuesday night 9:30pm. we were super excited and welcomed by friendly staff and a very quiet, intimate atmosphere. all 10 courses were super delicious and satisfying. we enjoyed this new way of fine dining in front of the stove watching chefs prepare all our meals. highlights were the soup, the egg and the fish. Followed by a cantaloup sorbet paired with a glass of reymos, espumoso de moscatel from valencia. suddenly you forgot that you just ate a 9 course meal and are still awaiting your last. I'll be back for sure.

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104 out of 202 people found this review helpful.

delicous

By bridgitbrobbey on 9/1/2009

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 5
  • Service: (NA)
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

the food is so delicious

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135 out of 248 people found this review helpful.

culinary escapade

By ATLtoNYC on 9/19/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

While you would think that a restaurant so impossible to get a seat would be pretentious and stuck-up, everything about the feel of ko is modest. That is until you take the first bite of the buttery black pepper biscuit and begin your culinary trip. The lowkey feel of dining at the bar served by the chefs in front of you makes the experience even more delightful. Each dish was created for you right then and there, and the chefs even impress themselves with the bold, unique creations they set in front of you. Ko course-for-course kept me wanting more. Highlights were the savory biscuit to start, the oxtail broth soup, ravioli with a chipotle southwest flavor, all the way down to the animal cracker ice cream, and finale of blueberry crumble with olive oil ice cream. While the reservation system is a pain, it makes the dining experience cozy and intimate, and so worth the wait. And for the fantastic experience the $100 prixe-fixe is quite reasonable. Bon appetit!

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151 out of 283 people found this review helpful.

overated

By stanleystuyvesant on 11/22/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

nuff said.

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210 out of 407 people found this review helpful.

awesome Restaurant

By Roxburgh on 12/10/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

This Restaurant is really awesome, the food is pleasant to palate. The service awesome. Décor very Exclusive.

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202 out of 420 people found this review helpful.

Nice

By coloradohip on 3/9/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

ok

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200 out of 404 people found this review helpful.

nice place

By colonizeelsewhere on 3/28/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

awesome

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175 out of 389 people found this review helpful.

Ko backs up the hype

By pehanna on 8/9/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Every course had me anxiously waiting for the next. The flavors of the food are intense. The biscuit was like nothing else I've tried, and the lamb was fantastic. Yum yum yum. Would go more often if I could get a reservation and if it were a bit cheaper. But worth it! The atmosphere is laid back with the simple wooden decor a bit intimate with the chefs right in front of you. Also, it was fairly quiet - I barely noticed the other diners around us.

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160 out of 313 people found this review helpful.

Started well let down by service

By nickyebradbury on 2/1/2011

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

The evening started great and the initial courses were divine. Whilst the later dishes were not to my taste my husband loved it all. The service however was a big disappoinment. Having experienced fantastic service in every other NY restaurant we went to during our 4 day trip I couldn't believe the rudeness and arrogance of our waiter. Having spent over $500 for dinner I would have expected nothing to have been too much trouble however asking for a serviette seemed to throw him over the edge. The whole food and drink combination was quite an experience but the front of house element with the too cool for school attitude is a little bit dated and not quite as forward thinking as the food element.

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179 out of 355 people found this review helpful.

Meh

By sjy1979 on 10/6/2011

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

Ok food for people who don't know where to get the originals for 1/5th the price.

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