Is Momofuku Headed for Washington, DC?

David Chang is reportedly looking at a space in downtown D.C. for a 'Momofuku concept'

CityCenter in downtown Washington D.C. might be the home of David Chang's next restaurant.

According to a recent tweet from Nycci Nellis, host of Foodie & the Beast, David Chang has plans to open a “Momofuku concept” in Washington, D.C. Further investigation from the Washington Business Journal suggests that the new Momofuku “is in talks for a space at CityCenter” in downtown D.C.

If the rumors are true, Chang will join his former boss and sometimes father figure Daniel Boulud (Chang calls Boulud “Poppa”), whose D.C. outpost of DBGB is currently under construction.

In New York, Momofuku Ko is slated for expansion inside “an odd little East Village alleyway.” Chang told The New York Times that the space will include a larger kitchen and a waiting room for customers.

So far, the chef owns restaurants in New York City, Toronto, and Sydney. Most recently Chang popped up at Wylie Dufresne’s surprise party, where he paired fried chicken with caviar.



Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.