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Momofuku Noodle Bar
Posted by Anonymous on 11/29/2005
Who said one could not have a great dinner for a 20 dollars note? Go and check that place!
Posted by Anonymous on 11/19/2005
...of anyone who didn't like this place. It is simply the best food bang for your buck in the city. Impossibly delish.
Posted by Cole on 11/16/2005
The seasonal brussel sprouts dish with kimchee puree and bacon was so good I could've ordered another plate. The famed Berkshire prok bun was also delish. However, my friend ordered the chicken soup and we both thought it was a bit lame. Needed salt, spice and more flavor in general. All-in-all, though, we gave the place a big thumbs up. Sitting at the bar, you feel like you're in another world.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/31/2005
I went with a friend. I ordered momofuku ramen while she ordered tsukemen (she asked for hot soup and they gave her soup on the side, which was nice). The service was quick, though not courteous. The food presentation is ok, but still quite a let down. The soup was too salty. I added half of my drinking water to the soup and the beef was still too salty, but finally edible. I came out of the shop, 15 dollars poorer, and still thirsty and hungry. The shop is very narrow and everybody sat at the bar in high chairs. The open-kitchen setting is nice. In all, I won't go back again and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. **abt me: I grew up with Japanese food (homemade and gourmet), eating sushi, sashimi, nigiri, natto, seaweed, ramen, and soba. So when it comes to Japanese food, I'm very picky.
Posted by isabella on 10/03/2005
I have been to a couple good ramen places in the city, my favorite being Sapporo on 49th street. At Momofuku the broth was a little too salty and the shredded pork tasted like the kind at Chipotle's and would have been better suited for a taco or bbq. The poached egg in the momofuku ramen was an interesting addition but the noodles were a bit limp (i think they were soba noodles) they did not have the firm bite I was craving and this was a disappointment. For 15 dollars a bowl it was not really worth it. I think ramen should be less expensive. I could not finish half of my ramen because the salt flavor was too strong and the broth a bit oily. Other people seemed to be enjoying their Korean appetizers so maybe those are good, but I thought the ramen was the hype here and I would rather go elsewhere for better taste and less trend.
Posted by lmg on 09/08/2005
The owner really knows how to cook for the season. Can't wait to cuddle up with a bowl of ramen this winter.(every day) Best dumplings in manhattan.
Posted by Japanese food lover on 08/05/2005
The bar like seating is trendy and fun (reminds me of small ramen shops in Japan). The service is not on par with the level of Japanese service. Food is less than impressive. I ordered ramen with shredded pork, and the soup was WAY TOO SALTY. I added half a cup of my drinking water into the soup to make it about right (but my soup was cold then). Noodles are a bit limp and not chewy/stringy as ramen should be. It's overpriced for the food, but for the decor, it's ok value.