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Today 12–4:30PM, 5:30–11PM
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171 1st Avenue New York, NY 10003
171 1st AvenueUSNew YorkNew York10003
$$Asian Restaurant, Asian Fusion Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
Asian Fusion Restaurant
Today 12–4:30PM, 5:30–11PM
Thursday 12–4:30PM, 5:30–11PMFriday 12–4:30PM, 5:30PM–1AMSaturday 12–4PM, 5:30PM–1AMSunday 12–4PM, 5:30–11PMMonday 12–4:30PM, 5:30–11PMTuesday 12–4:30PM, 5:30–11PMWednesday 12–4:30PM, 5:30–11PM
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David Chang's Asian-accented American fare comes with an open kitchen, spare decor & dinner crowds.- Google
"Pork tasted ok but I have had more quality food for much less $"
"Very cool place but loud, so it's tough to carry a conversation!"
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Hele-Mai Madisson
a month ago
Amazing! The buns - soft and yummy, bacon and molasses - so rich in flavor and beautifully presented! Service was very fast and friendly. Definitely a place to go and come back to!
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Torrey Hoffman
2 months ago
Interesting, delicious food. And we sat at the bar and watched the chefs prepare dozens of noodle bowls, working very efficiently and meticulously. Not too expensive either!
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D A貅脸
3 months ago
This ihop is fantastic. When I came it was busy but a little patience goes a long way. I ordered the butter milk pancakes with scrambled eggs and bacon. I was deelish! I absolutely loved it! It is a bit noisy in there but nothing unbearable. I'm more worried about how the food taste than noise. I had a great experience here.
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Shiva Rajaraman
in the last week
The veggie option (Hozon Ramen) is exceptional and not just a flavorless or derivative version of pork. The broth is delicious and the dried chickpeas on top are a nice touch
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Robert Spielman
2 weeks ago
Don't believe all the hype about this place. While I certainly appreciate David Chang's culinary creativity and vision, I think he needs to revamp the kitchen staff here because what they're churning out is a far cry from what Chef Chang likely intended (I hope). First off, let's talk ambiance. The wait isn't too bad. My friend and I waited 15 minutes on a Sunday night and got seated at the bar. The service was excellent and helpful and even pointed out that the pork buns were available even though they were not on the menu. It's a bit loud but that's to be expected for these types of places. No problem so far. We ordered some kimchi, the pork buns and the chicken meatball buns. All of these were really good, nothing to rave about but perfectly in line with our expectations. And then, our Momofuku Ramens arrived... Deeply disappointing is the only way to describe it. Sure we didn't have to wait 2 hours like you would at Ippudo (which is iteself great but overrated and not worth the wait) but for something that David Chang puts his name on, I was surprised by how bland the ramen was. For starters, the noodles were soggy and had clearly sat in the broth too long. The Japanese call this 'nobiru' and that is not a word that any Japanese ramen place worth its salt wants to be associated with. But we're not in Japan, so most of us Americans will just have to make do with mediocre-to-good-enough ramen. Asides from being soggy, the broth was quite bland. Not bad, but I can think of several places where the broth and noodles are markedly better: Ippudo, Zundo, Setagaya, Ramen-ya (and these last three places almost never involve a wait). Hell, even Yakitori Taisho has better ramen than this. Summary: Get the kimchi and the buns, skip the ramen, and if you have to wait more than 15 minutes for a seat, just go elsewhere. There's far too many better ramen spots in this town to waste your time and money at Momofuku.
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mary huang
4 weeks ago
We went during a late Tuesday afternoon and glad there was no wait. Tried the ramen and the shrimp bun. I've tried ramen in many places and this place definitely gets my approval. The shrimp bun was good but a bit oily. Overall I'd still recommend this place!
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Amil Duvergé
a month ago
This place was ok. The food was tasty but it wasn't mind blowing as many would have you believe based on their reviews. My sentiments might be colored by the fact that I went in wanting to try this restaurant with really high expectations based on all the media attention and reviews it has garnered, so to find that they're just basically serving good 'ol ramen with a bit of a flavor twist was kinda disappointing. Also the place is very small and seating is quite cramped, so it's certainly not the place to go and have a deep, intimate conversation with a friend over pork buns. Some of the barstool seating stretches back to the rear of the restaurant in front of the kitchen ovens (it's an open kitchen that forms part of the restaurant) and the heat emanating from this area, hitting you in the face nonstop is quite unbearable, especially with these crazy hot summer days, albeit it might be too damn hot for ramen to begin with. I had to ask to be seated elsewhere. Nevertheless, I would encourage everyone to go give them a try and judge for themselves. At the very least you'll leave adequately satisfied to carry on your day.
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Rolf Bachmann
3 weeks ago
The food is as good as everyone says it is. Definitely lives up to the expectations. I had the Momofuku Ramen, Brisket Bun and coke float. The Ramen is to die for!


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