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Momofuku Noodle Bar

171 First Ave., New York, NY, 10003
nr. 11th St.

Avg. Rating

Food: 6
Service: 6
Décor: 6
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

50% would go back.

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Currently Drooling for Japanese Noodles!

By larkitten on 1/2/2005

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

I've been to Momofuku once, and it was an awesome experience--I can still taste the noodles! The atmosphere is casual (bar setting), not loud, pleasant... I found it relaxing. The food is divine! The broth is thick and incredibly tasty--it still makes my mouth water! The noodles were just as delicious, the bowls were HUGE (you get a lot of food for your money), the presentation is great, and they had a decent selection of beer and sake. The service was quick and our waitress we had was extremely friendly. It's a nice, casual place for a meeting with friends, co-workers or a date, were you can actually hear yourself talk, eat great and not spend a fortune. For what this restaurant is supposed to be, I give it a 10.

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315 out of 681 people found this review helpful.

Food is terrible

By sale on 11/8/2004

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

I find the soup base too salty and had a funny after taste and the noodles had strong flour tase. I went there b/c it had good review from Daily news but I was very disappointed- I was so sorry I dragged my 4 friends to this place. they actually wanted to eat Italian and I said- no try this place. i felt so bad that I ended up picking up the bill. the place had poor uncomfortable sitting and the ramen really sucked.

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280 out of 597 people found this review helpful.

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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306 out of 594 people found this review helpful.

New favorite restaurant

By goodeatin on 9/27/2004

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

Affordable, delicious food with a fun young crowd. Best of all, Saki bombs! Nothing wrong with that. A great place to start out the night or for a quick bite. I highly recommend Momofuku. Just don't anger the cook, he's huge!

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