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4.5 (4,707) $$$$ $$$$ Temporarily Closed


Summary: A bustling counter, spicy noodles.

Momofuku offers a vibrant dining experience in the heart of the city, where guests can enjoy famous smoked pork ramen or spice things up with the chilled spicy green noodles. The bustling eatery features a counter for solo diners and communal tables for groups, all set against a backdrop of blonde wood and sharp angles. The menu showcases a variety of ramen options, including the iconic smoked pork ramen, as well as other Asian-inspired dishes like seared shrimp buns and beef brisket. For dessert, indulge in soft-serve ice cream cones. Although the restaurant doesn't take reservations for regular dining, you can book in advance for the special fried chicken meal. Momofuku remains a trendy destination for casual yet sophisticated dining, with its no-reservation policy contributing to the lively queue outside its doors.


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50 Best
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Best NY Value Restaurants
James Beard
Outstanding Restaurant - Nominee 2017
Outstanding Restaurant - Nominee 2016
Outstanding Pastry Chef - Winner 2015
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171 1st Ave., New York, NY 10003

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