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Momofuku Noodle Bar

171 First Ave.
New York, NY, 10003, United States
TEL: (212) 777-7773

This sleek, wooden East Village noodle bar has the right kind of hype—not the high-gloss, flashy, media type, but the street level, word-of-mouth kind. The reason? Traditional Japanese noodle dishes with a heavy American accent, all served a space that feels something like being belowdecks on a wooden ship. The house variety, and clear favorite, comes with pork belly, pork shoulder, and a poached egg. The miniature pork buns with hoisin, scallion, and cucumber are another stand out, and several can be eaten in a sitting. Vegetarians fret not; Momofuku’s proximity to the Greenmarket ensures lots of fresh vegetables to enjoy with sources proudly listed on the large chalkboard in the center.

Insider Tip:

Momofuku’s fried chicken is so famous that it needs to be reserved in advance. Good for 4–8 people, it comes with one whole chicken Southern style and another Korean.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Bar Dining
  • Dinner
  • Good for Groups
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Hot Spot
  • Kitchen Open Late
  • Lunch
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Notable Chef
  • No Reservations
  • Open Kitchen/Watch the Chef
  • Prix Fixe
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: Asian: Southeast


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