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Momofuku Noodle Bar
Posted by honest eater on 11/26/2009
Title says it all, good ramen but with a lot of hype! That is what you get when you pay for the name. The steamed buns was 2 per order and it was nothing spectacular, fatty pork on a steamed bun. Had the momofuku ramen and again nothing special. Don't get me wrong, the ramen was good but the pork belly in the ramen wasn't special and in the bowl was some pulled pork, kailua pig style. Not sure why the place is called 'Momofuku Noodle Bar' when there is only 3 types of ramen to choose from. No shoyu ramen, no miso ramen... So, go there once, experience Momofuku because the ramen is good, and compare them to other ramen bars.
Posted by Palmeras on 11/24/2009
Momofuko continues to deliver consistent quality food. For those of you who choose to place misguided expectations on the locale please go elsewhere. Also, subpar restaurants do not succeed in New York as people vote with their feet. Something is definitely working here.... David Chang produces food. His dishes have flair, are carefully crafted, and utilize quality ingredients. Service is solid, friendly, and fast. If you are expecting to be handled with kid gloves, call your therapist and work it out in a 45 minute session, this is NYC and this is the way it is here. I recommend the pork buns, the original house ramen and the ice cream of the day. Remember, it is Ramen bar people and not the Four Seasons
Posted by RamenFan on 09/06/2009
Went to Momofoku's on Sunday night, waited 50 minutes for our ramen. Waiter messed up our order, gave us 2 orders of appetizers when we said we already received it. Not a surprise considering our waiter didn't even write our order down on paper. He probably didn't even put in our order in until later, so after 50 minutes sitting on the table staring at each other, we finally got our ramen. The food was not worth the wait and frustration at all, and for 3 adults and 3 kids, the bill came out to $150, with no drinks! Really? $16 for a bowl of ramen? This is a typical tourist trap or in Japan, as they say, westerner food! Avoid at all costs!
Posted by Dave on 08/12/2009
Noodle Bar is hands down one of the best restaurants around. They consistently deliver delicious seasonal items that exceed my expectations. You really can't go wrong here.
Posted by mjm on 07/21/2009
Went with a friend from LA 7/20, we sat at the bar the best show in town(space is limited no matter where you sit) Watching the Chef's wip up those plates is great, but it does make you order more!! The pork buns , the Seared Foie Gras are amazing and don't forget the corn cooked in bacon!! the taste is wonderful. Go early 6/7pm not so crowed Go at 9pm and you'll be waiting on a long line
Posted by NYFoodie on 06/28/2009
My 3rd visit to Momofuku, and first for a friend from out of town... and I was very embarrassed at the service and quality of food served. Both the appetizers and main noodle dishes were very, very salty. The main course noodles in spicy sauce were so salty that we couldn't take more than a couple of bites. A waiter came by, seeing that we were not touching out food, I address him that it was "very, very bad, and that we wanted the check". He proceeded to tell a different waitress, and she dropped the check on the table and flew out of sight. Couldn't find the waitress again, so I emailed the restaurant directly.... no answer or reply. I've never written a bad review---but this was a terrible experience (worst $50 spent) which left a bad, bad taste!
Posted by greg on 04/11/2009
great food... hit and miss service, it all depends on if your hipster server is feelin you or not.