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Momofuku Ko

163 First Ave., New York, NY, 10003
nr. 10th 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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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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52 out of 99 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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122 out of 220 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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143 out of 285 people found this review helpful.

Great food + abysmal service

By pmelton on 11/8/2011

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

The food here was, indeed, remarkable. The service, however, was apathetic to the point of offense. Two of the three chefs seemed put upon to actually have to _serve_ their guests, and none of the staff showed any interest in dealing with a particularly loud guest who seemed intent on destroying the atmosphere for everyone. When I expressed my dissatisfaction afterward, the staff's reaction was "really?!" That one might have a bad experience in David Chang's empire--and as a result of their professional negligence--was clearly unfathomable for them. The attitude seemed to be that, if you have a bad time, then you're problem. If you want to go, go SOLELY for the food and focus EXCLUSIVELY on it. Everything else about the place will just take away from the food.

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98 out of 175 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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49 out of 109 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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95 out of 201 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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72 out of 135 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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45 out of 100 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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97 out of 194 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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