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Momofuku Noodle Bar

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New York, New York, 10003

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Rated 4.5/5 (20 Reviews)
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About Momofuku Noodle Bar

Momofuku Noodle Bar is a Michelin-starred restaurant in New York that specializes in delicious noodles and inventive Asian cuisine. Founded by chef David Chang, Momofuku has earned rave reviews from both critics and diners alike for its superb food and casual, yet chic atmosphere.

The menu at Momofuku Noodle Bar features a variety of mouthwatering noodle dishes, as well as small plates, rice bowls, and salads. Highlights include the signature ramen noodles, which are served with a variety of savory toppings, and the spicy Sichuan DanDan noodles, which pack a serious punch. Whatever you order, you're sure to be satisfied with your meal at Momofuku Noodle Bar.

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  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday: 5-11PM
    Tuesday: 5-11PM
    Wednesday: 5-11PM
    Thursday: 5-11PM
    Friday: 12-4PM,5-11PM
    Saturday: 12-4PM,5-11PM
    Sunday: 12-4PM,5-11PM
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Momofuku Noodle Bar Reviews


Submitted by Liz Feeser on 09/15/2022

Liz Feeser 4 stars rating.

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Get the shiitake bao, they are amazing! The garlic chicken ramen was also super refreshing but also cozy and ultimately delicious. Otherwise I though my mushroom ramen was just ok as were the pork belly buns, especially in light of the price. Great overall vibes.

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Submitted by Julie H on 08/21/2022

Julie H 5 stars rating.

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Yumm WOW.
The chicken ramen and the pork ramen are heavenly. My daughter said if she ever had to choose a last meal it would be momofuku garlic chicken ramen.
We sat at the bar looking over the kitchen... great spot.

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Submitted by John F on 08/08/2022

John F 5 stars rating.

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Met and exceeded expectations. The pork buns and ramen were fantastic. All the bun varieties were great and the lychee slush was perfect. Worth seeking out.

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Submitted by Alex Borg on 07/19/2022

Alex Borg 5 stars rating.

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I've been waiting to come here for a long time, and I already can't wait to come back! I managed to walk in around 10 pm without a wait or reservations. So good, especially for the prices. The noodles are cooked to perfection and the ingredients are so fresh. I got the spicy lychee frozen drink (not shown), which was also fantastic. The ramens are spicy, so be aware (I loved it). The toasted cashews alone are unlike anything my mouth has experienced. Also definitely recommend the daikon and jalapeños. There's also someone perpetually walking around filling water cups, which I greatly appreciate as an intense water consumer. 10/10!

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Submitted by G Argentini on 03/28/2022

G Argentini 5 stars rating.

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Probably the best tonkotsu ramen and pork belly buns I’ve ever had. I would travel to New York just to eat here and go back home. Definite must visit if you’re in the city.

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Submitted by Chelsea Hawes on 02/11/2022

Chelsea Hawes 5 stars rating.

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This is still amazing after all these years. First visit in a while, we got kimchi, shrimp buns, spicy lamb buns (special), chicken wings, and we each got our own smoked pork ramen (and I added a bunch of chili oil to mine). The shrimp buns are a must -- I debated getting the pork belly buns, but there's pork belly in the ramen and that probably would've been overkill. The lamb buns were great too but not so much my wife's thing so I'd be fine trying something else if these were still around next time. The chicken wings were a last minute addition and incredible -- definitely would get these again. And the ramen was amazing, still very much elite in the city in my opinion.

We'll be back, hopefully sooner this time.

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Submitted by Ananda Day on 01/29/2022

Ananda Day 5 stars rating.

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I've been coming for eight years and it never disappoints. Check the specials. Get the cucumbers alongside your ramen for a refreshing side.

Get the cold noodles to go in the summer for the next day.

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Submitted by Carter Mattig on 01/12/2022

Carter Mattig 5 stars rating.

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The kimchi side is excellent, all the ramen is wonderful, but tbh, the pork buns should be why you go. I've had friends say the experience changed their literally lives. It's well executed, perfect flavors. Don't get them to go though....they need to be eaten while the belly is hot and the buns are at their softest!

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Submitted by Michael Parisi Presicce on 01/10/2022

Michael Parisi Presicce 5 stars rating.

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AMAZING ???? I got pork belly buns and extra pork belly in my ramen and it was sooo good. They cut really thick slices and it’s so flavorful. The ramen was great overall, but the pork belly is what really stood out to me.

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Submitted by Vi Rodriguez on 01/05/2022

Vi Rodriguez 3 stars rating.

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We had dinner reservations here during Christmas week. The family members we were with had eaten here pre-pandemic and raved about their fried chicken with Caviar dish.

Upon arrival they checked our vaccination cards and ID. Then they seated us at our table. This spot is tiny. The chairs are trendy and uncomfortable. It's basically a bunch of backless wood chairs. Having a party of 12 squeezed into a table. We were literally on top of each other and couldn't move. We had to place our coats on a table behind the host desk. They didn't even have a coat place. I would expect a little more for a restaurant in NYC.

We ordered appetizers, ramen dishes and the Osetra Caviar & Fried Chicken dish. The "Black Truffle Rice Cakes - butter, chives" appetizer was so good! I highly recommend ordering this dish. The Mushroom Ramen - miso, toasted chili, pea shoot was alright. There were not many pescatarian or vegetarian options. So this is all I could really provide a review on.

My husband really enjoyed the Smoked Pork Ramen. He thinks it's one of the best dish. My kids really loved the Garlic Chicken Ramen.

Apparently, the big hype about this place is the fried chicken served with caviar. I didn't get to enjoy the Osetra Caviar & Fried Chicken dish like everyone. They stated that due to the pandemic they couldn't serve a whole fired chicken like before. So they served pieces of chicken. It just seemed like they went and got a bucket of fried chicken from KFC or something. The Caviar came in the containers they were purchased in. I honestly didn't see the big deal about the fried chicken and caviar. I tasted the caviar and wasn't impressed. My husband didn't think the chicken and caviar was worth the price at all. Our table couldn't even finish the dish.

How I see this place, they should really just stick to the casual neighborhood ramen joint. The clientele seemed to be neighborhood locals. The staff are dressed in t-shirts and jeans. The furniture and decor is minimal and modern. However, the price point is up to $500 for a menu item. I just don't think that jives well.

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Submitted by Peter Oconnor on 12/15/2021

peter oconnor 5 stars rating.

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After years Momofuku noodle bar still kicks out some great ramen and pork buns, and it’s easier to get a table now for lunch. Gladly return anytime in the East Village.

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Submitted by Maria Eguiluz on 12/05/2021

Maria Eguiluz 5 stars rating.

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Momofuku never disappoints. Had the spicy lamb buns, the mushroom buns, the pork belly buns and then I had the mushroom ramen.

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Submitted by Sian Ocampo on 11/27/2021

Sian Ocampo 4 stars rating.

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Just ate pork buns, mushroom buns and smoked pork ramen. They don't make the barley noodles but they but it from Sun Company.

The buns were good, the mushroom crispy and plenty of flavor and the pork was soft however I wasn't that impressed with the fact that they used the same sauce on both buns, which tasted like hoisin sauce. Oh well, if hoisin is your thing it may not be that disappointing for you.

There wasn't a wait to be seated at the bar and food arrived pretty promptly considering how busy it was and it is Saturday night.

It was delicious but definitely not the best. The soup base is delightfully smokey but a bit heavy with the salt. Worth trying but wouldn't come back for more.

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Submitted by Erica K on 11/24/2021

Erica K 4 stars rating.

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We went on Tuesday for dinner at around six, and there was no wait, but the waitress told us that we had 45 minutes until for the reservation people. But there was a plenty of time to enjoy food and everything, absolutely no rushing. Next time I want to try their buns :)

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Submitted by Thi Ha LUU on 11/16/2021

Thi Ha LUU 5 stars rating.

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I know this sounds too lame, but I admire David Chang a lot that I've got to visit one of his restaurants in NY! So here I am, at Momofuku East Village, getting a bowl of smoked pork ramen and shrimp buns. ???????? These dishes might look straightforward, but when you taste it, you could tell that it takes a decent amount of work. Love that spicy broth blending with the barbecue scent and melting bacon. The buns are too tasty that I don't even want to share with my bf. Slurppp!!!! ????

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Submitted by E Yoon on 10/12/2021

E Yoon 5 stars rating.

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Casual Tuesday dinner Oct. 2021; friendly and helpful staff got us seated without a wait at 630pm. Pork and lamb buns are large, juicy and flavorful. The Extra Spicy Pork Ramen lives up to its name - experienced spicy diners only for this one.

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Submitted by David Makris on 09/29/2021

David Makris 4 stars rating.

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Popped in last week for dinner and enjoyed some dishes and were disappointed with others. I’ll make something clear and this is the buns are absolutely awesome! I had a special for the night lamb buns and the shiitake mushroom buns and they are worth the hype. Flavorful and delicious, I’d happily come back for just a dinner of all the buns and the spicy cucumbers which were also tasty. However, the wings were average at best I’d say and the chicken nuggets were sadly disappointing. I’m not a ramen guy so I didn’t order it. (my opinion wouldn’t be helpful anyway because I so infrequently eat ramen) overall I’d def come back but it’s most likely for some buns before a big night out in east village. Also the happy hour special is excellent of soju and beer so I’d def recommend it as a spot to jump your night off!

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Submitted by Jason Zhang on 09/24/2021

Jason Zhang 5 stars rating.

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Worth the wait as every dish done to perfection! Love the interior with a clean modern design. Service was great and food was prepped relatively fast despite and number of guests.

Highly recommend!

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Submitted by Jiyeon Portnoy on 08/26/2021

Jiyeon Portnoy 5 stars rating.

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First, you should make a reservation if you wanna visit this place. I’ve been here a few times but i couldn’t go in because i didn’t make a reservation if you don’t make a reservation you have to wait for at least 40minutes i guess, on average. But their food are amazing. Especially their buns are so tasty. Thick grilled bacons and sauce were so good. I actually recommend buns more than ramen. But ramen was very nice too. If you like spicy food, try extra spicy ramen!

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Submitted by Josh Zignego on 08/14/2021

Josh Zignego 5 stars rating.

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The garlic shallot noodles were fantastic, so much flavor in them. The smoked chicken wings were a great appetizer, and my partner’s garlic chicken ramen was great too. We got there at 6 on a Friday and were able to sit inside after a short wait. Very friendly service! One comment is that it was very hot inside.

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