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Momofuku Noodle Bar
Asian Restaurant$$
Today 12–4:30PM, 5:30–11PM
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171 1st Avenue New York, NY 10003
171 1st AvenueUSNew YorkNew York10003
$$Asian Restaurant, Bar
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
"I decided to opt for the pork buns and the spicy miso ramen."
"The only downside to Noodle Bar is that it's a little pricey for ramen."
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Their ramen completely lived up to my expectations. Flavorful and hearty, you won't leave disappointed. Get their before or after the dinner rush to avoid the line. Their glowing reviews are definitely deserved.
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Jeff Zaayer
2 months ago
We were able to be seated immediately. The beverage menu left something to be desired but the beer prices offered some value. The Kale and Apples were very good thanks to an appropriate level of spice on them. The Mayan Prawns tasted as though they were just seasoned with old bay, the sauce and lettuce were the highlights of the dish for sure. The Brisket buns were good the brisket was almost like a corned beef, the horseradish was barely recognizable. The smoked chicken wings were fine enough with a good sauce but there was little to no recognition that they were smoked. The Momofuku ramen was a let down the broth was glossy and smooth but offered no depth or contrast to the protein. Service was fine.
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Ed Plain
a month ago
I was waiting for the Mexican place across the street to open, when I saw a line of 20 people waiting to go into Momofuku. I thought....a line? must mean something good. I asked the person in front of me what her "Go to Dish" is here, she said... "I have never been here before and I don't like pork either so, not sure why I am going in anyway" and laughs. The line begins to move in. The majority of people went to the rear and filled those seats, the single lady before me, that I questioned, was seated about 7 chairs to the left of the couple already sitting at the side bar. I was seated right next to them, with 6 chairs to my left, a wide open area, and my elbows uncomfortably rubbing against the fella to my right. I am a big guy but I never felt this way before, not even in the Carnegie Deli, they give you room to inhale and exhale. I asked the guy next to me (who was with his girl) what his "Go to Dish" is here, and AGAIN he replied with.... "never been here before, but the line outside was long and I thought, it was a good sign". Now I'm thinking everyone in here is coming in because of a line, and I'm wondering if anyone actually comes back!. Soon the place was pretty much filled anyway, but I thought that was extremely odd that the single girl was placed WAY down to the left with 10 ft of room left and right, and i had to sit in some dudes lap. The chairs, are flat square stools, that you can ...somewhat, easily push and kick away from the counter to leave, but impossible to scoot up to the bar table properly. The others agreed when I mentioned this, after I was asked to get even closer to the guy on my right. We had not even an inch between us but the girl at the door wanted to seat another young girl to my left and they wanted me to actually be rubbing against the guy to my right. The girl saw the struggles being made of the immovable stool and lack of room to begin with, that she opted to wait. I actually wanted to leave at this point, had i not ordered yet, I would have walked without a doubt. I ordered a beer. All they have on tap is "Miller High Life". She actually CALLS IT "Miller High Life" haha. So I ordered a "Miller High Life" (I'm still laughing) OK, the food arrives, I had the Shrimp bun (Shrimp – spicy mayo, pickled red onion, iceberg $13), it was "cute" and really tasty, but.....whatever. The Ramen Bowl (Momofuku Ramen – pork belly, pork shoulder, poached egg $16) was better. The smoky flavor smelled good, the broth was tasty, the pork belly was a really nice touch. I ate and got up and left asap. They have 2 bathrooms adjacent to each other. Neither has a sign (Man/Woman) so I was not going to just enter into either. In the city, some small places have ONE unisex bathroom but have 2!, and come on!, post it!. Don't make people have to ask, especially when its busy, you wanna "Go", and you need to stop, walk out, get someones attention, ask which door, and they say- "use either one"....ugh. So, the bottom line?.... tasty food, the "bowl" was good, but would i go back there and drop another $50 for that lunch?.....on Ramen Noodles??....not a chance.
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Kenny Tao
a month ago
Very representative of David Chang and a simple/quick way of trying out his cuisine. Pork buns are classic must-haves and do not disappoint. A couple of missteps on the ramen (meat and sous vide soft-boiled egg were cold), but likely (and hopefully) a result of a busy kitchen during lunch rush. It's busy, so get there early or be prepared to wait.
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Joe Timmons
a week ago
OMG where to start? Amazing menu / decor / vibe / beer / location - one of the best casual restaurants on the planet. Thank you David Chang for being such a bada**
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David Epstein
a month ago
Tried the momofoku ramen and molasses bacon. The bacon was sweet, salty, savory, crispy and soft - it was everything right with the world. The ramen was simply astounding - the broth was rich and flavorful with notes of pork, salt, smoke, and just good! The noodles had soaked in some great taste and we're perfect all dente. Can't rave enough.
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Priscilla Skylar Lee
3 weeks ago
Hozen ramen was delicious. Pea shoots were delicious as well. Spicy lychee slush was amazing. Good food, a little on the pricier side amount wise, but that's kind of what you expect coming here.
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Austin Leonard
a month ago
If there wasn't an hour long wait anytime that you want to try this place out, then this would definitely be 5 stars. Had a great meal here, but overall I think the hype outpaces the reality. You have GOT to try the chicken meatball slider - it was amazing! The Momofuku ramen was good, but the broth and noodles didn't wow me as much as I had been expecting. The pork in the bowl was really delicious, but not exactly what I was looking for in my ramen bowl. Lots of fun and a must-visit, but be ready for a long wait!
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