163 First Ave., New York, NY, 10003
nr. 10th St.
By ATLtoNYC on 9/19/2009
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!
By bridgitbrobbey on 9/1/2009
the food is so delicious
By winegoddess on 8/12/2009
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.
By NEWYORKSHOPPING on 8/7/2009
Decor is cozy. A bit pricey but you get positively what you pay for.
By Jstlookather on 6/3/2009
The best place we dined at in NYC !!!!!!
By donkey on 5/8/2009
Had dinner here last Sunday on the last seating of the night. The experience was amazing. The smoked egg with caviar and fingerling chips was creamy, sweet and salty all at the same time. I could have that for breakfast every day. The other standouts were dessert. The first was Guava sorbet with a cream cheese skin. It was just incredible how the skin had the right consistency to form a shell and added the creaminess to the sorbet to make you believe it were ice cream. The other was a Funnel cake with Black Sesame Ice Cream. The ice cream's taste and sweetness was like a typical Chinese dessert hot soup that I love. If only reservations weren't so hard to come by!
By seang on 3/6/2009
really enjoyed the spot - keep up the good work.
By khaous on 2/27/2009
well dinning in this delightful resturant was quite exquisite the service and food was presice and wounderfully created
By sockster on 11/24/2008
10 small courses presented by three dour chef/servers who could care less about what you think of their food. Matched with decent overpriced wine pairings, this restaurant leaves you hungry when you leave; unless you like a dinner of fat, and butter (which fills you up), and nothing much more Biggest dissapointment for me in a new restaurant in my 30+ years eating in NYC. GO ELSEWHERE! You've been warned. BTW, the four people sitting around us all agreed. WHY BOTHER!!
By rhanau on 9/9/2008
Hey, Don't get me wrong! This is a great restaurant, but what does it take to get a table. Come on!