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171 First Ave., New York, NY, 10003
nr. 11th St.
New favorite restaurant
By goodeatin on 9/27/2004
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!
good but not great
By leonardcc on 10/1/2004
Great carbo load, and the flavoring is superb
Food is terrible
By sale on 11/8/2004
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.
Currently Drooling for Japanese Noodles!
By larkitten on 1/2/2005
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.
Bad Noodles Sinks Ramen
By TSiegman on 2/27/2005
The ramen noodle were a sticky glutinous mess that sank to the bottom of our bowls and our stomachs. Since this is primarily a ramen restaurant, that qualifies as a critical defect. The gyoza were of the Chinese thick-skinned variety, heavy and leaden, not the light Japanese pot-sticker that one would expect with a name like Momo-fuku. The dipping sauce was bland. The idea of an American take on ramen is a good one. The pork was tasty. But, overall, not one of the three of us would ever go there again. Stay away.
Best in NYC!
By ahanah on 4/18/2005
Best noodles in all of NYC. The pork buns are also top notch. They need to deliver... I can't get enough!!! Check the menu out at www.eatmomofuku.com
unauthentic japanese ramen noodles
By quincy on 5/7/2005
I tried 3 other times to eat here, but this place is never open. The noodles were too soft & soggy, the soup base lacked flavor, &t he pork was just okay. The service was poor & unattentive. This place is a wannabe japanese noodle shop that just doesn't cut it. For noodles, I prefer Rai Rai Ken or Minka.
By jajos on 6/14/2005
I had a ramen with pork, it was aweful. The soup was so salty, and the noodle was so overcooked and had no chewiness. The worst ramen I've ever had. The service was rough. The waiter shook the bottle of cold sake before pouring it, and it made the sake look like soda. Very uncomfortable seating. Overpriced. There's no reason to go back to this restaurant.
hard core noodle soup bar
By eatdat on 6/20/2005
We liked the place for a casual dinner or lunch. The appertizers are very good, but the noodles need some improvement. Seeing the chefs at work right is front of you is also a nice treat.
Not about noodle soup
By AmateurCook on 8/17/2005
You may play cute by making noodle soups trendy. If you don't know how to do the noodle soups right, however, the cuteness stops doing anything when noodle soup lovers won't go there for the noodle soup they really want -- not the cuteness of the restaurant.
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