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Momofuku Noodle Bar

171 First Ave., New York, NY, 10003
nr. 11th St.
212-777-7773

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6
Food: 6
Service: 6
Décor: 6
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good but not great

By leonardcc on 10/1/2004

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Great carbo load, and the flavoring is superb

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230 out of 432 people found this review helpful.

Strictly Amazing

By GrandmaZaza on 11/9/2010

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 4
  • Yes, I would go back!

Really great. I loved it, it was Strictly Amazing.

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122 out of 252 people found this review helpful.

dont waste

By pine on 2/1/2010

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

I've been there three times but never enjoyed their noodles. I like the Foie Gras appetier very much. The chicke wings are ok, but you can find them at any Japanese restaurants. Pork buns are also ok, but i prefer Ippudo's. If you like good ramen noodle, i would recommend Ippudo the same amount, same price but tastes 10 times better but wait is 10 times longer but worth it. also some Japanese restaurants, Japanese owend, have ramens, and usually they are pretty good. Service is always nice there. everybody is very sweet. They serve food with perfect timing, and water glass is never been empty.

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147 out of 324 people found this review helpful.

Meh - It was just OK

By DannyG933 on 12/31/2008

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

I went with my friend last night to see how Momofuku held up against other Ramen joints in NYC. The Ramen was really salty. (I ordered the Momofuku Ramen.) So much so I couldn't finish my meal after getting half way through it. The pork buns were good but not exceptional. The service was fine and I enjoy watching the cooks in the open kitchen. Get there early or prepare for a wait. People were lining up around 7PM. I will go back to give it one more chance but over all it was not worth the money. If you are going to spend some cheese on Ramen I recommend Ippudo NY.

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102 out of 187 people found this review helpful.

Not Bad

By vlad on 5/4/2007

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

Based on all the hype I have heard about this place, it was not bad. I expected a WOW but it was not bad. Be ready to smell as if you were soaked in the same soup pot as the Ramen noodles though specially if you are seated in front of the steamers like we were. And when they seat you, don't move over to the next seat as the waiters are quite territorial! Overall, not a bad experience. Good value, too!

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245 out of 601 people found this review helpful.

Why is this place busy?

By catbunny on 11/1/2009

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

Had the special ramen...but they really only have 1 choice. It was mediocre at best...and probably some of the worst ramen that I've had at a place that is known for it. If you want overpriced, unworthy and zero flavor ramen/soup...then by all means...head over, wait in line for about 20 minutes, and enjoy the worst ramen in New York City.

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150 out of 301 people found this review helpful.

An OK place

By Mioz on 10/7/2009

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

Nothing special really... The decor was really nice, and the service was OK, the food was also OK but that was about it actually. I'm not unhappy about going there, try it, but I don't feel the urge to go back.

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100 out of 190 people found this review helpful.

Nothing special

By omeko3 on 6/25/2007

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

I went into momofuku thinking I would have something uncomparable to anything I have ever eaten before. I couldn't have been more wrong, I had the Momofuku ramen and pork buns, the pork buns were nothing special, just pork with cucumber and some sauce that you would find with mooshoo. The ramen was ok, kinda tasted like cup noodles with pork and less seasoning. The place was packed at 3PM on a saturday, and the service was horrible. The waitress' looks down upon the customer and if you want anything you have to hunt them down. Maybe it's just me but, if I am paying 15 dollars for a bowl of noodles I should have decent service. Overall the food was ok, nothing special but still pretty good, the service was horrible, and it was pricy for what you got.

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240 out of 568 people found this review helpful.

Overrated Noodle Bar!

By pei on 2/11/2009

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

After seeing the name "David Chang" everywhere, I decided to try Momofuku. I gotta be honest, it was a major major disappointment. I still don't understand what the hype is about?? First of all, the bar is very elegantly decorated and simple, very comfy. And that will be the only surprise you get. I ordered its ramen, shitaki buns. I would say the buns were delicious. But hey, I am a Chinese; With a bottle of hoisin sauce and buns from market, I can manage to make the same stuff myself but they charge you $9 for it?? What skill does it take to do those? I am also a japanese ramen noodle fan. OMG! I can tell you that their ramen is sooooo plain. If you're into ramen noodles, you'd know the broth is utmost important. Their broth is just so common. Don't expect me to go back there....DISAPPOINTMENT!! I gotta say..you're not all that...

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91 out of 174 people found this review helpful.

Ramen lite

By lazysundae on 6/20/2007

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

I was at Men Kui Tei one night when another patron suggested Momofuku. He wasn't Asian - that should've been an indicator right there. I went and had the ramen, which was served in a boring, watery, lackluster broth. That was over 3 years ago and I haven't been back since. David Chang is taking over Manhattan!

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