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Momofuku Ko

163 First Ave., New York, NY, 10003
nr. 10th St.
no phone

Avg. Rating

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

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

70% would go back.

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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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129 out of 235 people found this review helpful.

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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100 out of 192 people found this review helpful.

nice restaurant

By NEWYORKSHOPPING on 8/7/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Decor is cozy. A bit pricey but you get positively what you pay for.

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109 out of 215 people found this review helpful.

Excellece

By Jstlookather on 6/3/2009

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

The best place we dined at in NYC !!!!!!

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73 out of 139 people found this review helpful.

Temple of food

By donkey on 5/8/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

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!

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56 out of 115 people found this review helpful.

real chill

By seang on 3/6/2009

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

really enjoyed the spot - keep up the good work.

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55 out of 120 people found this review helpful.

exquisite

By khaous on 2/27/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

well dinning in this delightful resturant was quite exquisite the service and food was presice and wounderfully created

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54 out of 119 people found this review helpful.

MOMOFUKU KO- ALL HYPE- NO ACTION

By sockster on 11/24/2008

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

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!!

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57 out of 111 people found this review helpful.

Excellent food but impossible to get a table

By rhanau on 9/9/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Hey, Don't get me wrong! This is a great restaurant, but what does it take to get a table. Come on!

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82 out of 150 people found this review helpful.

Innovative & Fresh

By Elenafox on 4/27/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Interesting concept where 3-4 of the courses are different for each person that way you can switch around. Vegetables were very impressive; all incredibly fresh and had a just-picked taste. Fois shavings with lychee was phenomenal, as was porcini pasta, braised cabbage with pork belly, the egg with caviar, and the pea soup with shrimp and mushroom. The fist course of fluke was too peppery and generic and the pork was unimpressive . Desserts were downright disappointing, esp the tasteless cereal panna cotta. Would highly recommend.

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55 out of 102 people found this review helpful.

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