Momofuku Noodle Bar

Row 1

171 1st Ave (btwn E 10th & E 11th St)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 777-7773
Ramen, Asian
$ $
Mon–Thu: Noon–4:30 PM Fri: Noon–4:30 PM Sat: Noon–4:00 PM Sun: Noon–4:00 PM

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  • This is a must-stop for me when Im in NYC, but you cant go wrong at any of David Changs restaurants. -Monica Pope, Top Chef
  • Do NOT leave without having a steamed pork bun.
  • Fried chicken: Do it! We like the Korean better than the Southern-style here but the fried chicken sides are by far the best in city. Reservations are getting a little easier to come by too!
  • Get the kimchi stew. It is so good they had to take it off the menu. It's blood red from delicious kim chi and filled with slow roasted pork and an abundance of rice cakes. Perfectly spicy, too.
  • get the pork buns
  • Get pastry chef Christina Tosis pretzel cake truffles, which spins bodega pretzels into supremely moist cake balls. Theyre one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011.
  • Everything that is pig and delicious is served substitutions or special requests and NO VEGAN anytime!! At least you know what you're in for and it is well worth it.-Rick Moonen, Top Chef
  • Pork neck ramen, anytime.
  • Daivd Chang's original restaurant for ramen, pork buns, soft serve, and more.
  • Modern pork buns should be why you come. Even for a traditionalist when it comes to Chinese food, it's pretty fantastic. Ramen is average, would still go to Ipuddo for that. Ambiance/music are pluses.
  • Definitely start with the Pork Buns. Then try and devour a bowl of the momofuku ramen (pork belly, shoulder and poached egg). Or plan ahead, make a reservation and have the fried chicken!
  • Bring two friends. Get 300 ml of nama honjozo. Get the pork buns. Get a small side. Get the ramen. Oh, and, if you can stand the heat, get the spicy noodles.
  • Don't let the line trailing out the door faze you: nabbing a table won't take too long and the wait is well worth it at this famous hotspot. Give the small plates a try while waiting for your noodles.
  • Do your best to get in on a Fried Chicken dinner. So good they make you dumb for a full 24 hours after.
  • Start off with the Brisket Buns and be ready to taste one of the best thing. Perfectly cooked brisket with horseradish, pickled red onion and cucumber on a soft and chewy bun.
  • Quoted wait times are often way off from what the hostess tells you. Be sure to hang around close by and constantly check in, as you typically can be seated sooner than expected.
  • Stomach-warming ramen in wintertimez mmm mmm mmmmMMMmmmmm...
  • David Changs ramen joint and the first Momofuku. Lian C., Creative
  • The pork buns are good, but not as good as Fatty Crab in the WV.
  • The pork buns were so good that we had to place a second order.