Momofuku Noodle Bar

171 First Ave.
New York, NY 10003
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Momofuku Noodle Bar

Noah Kalina


  • Mon-Fri 12pm-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-4pm Mon-Thu, Sun 5:30pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-2am
  • $$
  • Order Online, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted, Reservations Accepted, Online Reservations Available
There are a half-dozen Asian-noodle palaces in the East Village, but this one manages to do it with a twist. The focus is on ramen;the Japanese adaptation of Chinese lo mein;but with Korean flourishes. Thus you can get a fiery bowl of radish kimchi or a quintet of meat-stuffed dumplings as an appetizer. The ramen themselves are available in only a handful of permutations, foremost of which is "Momofuku ramen," featuring a dense, pork-based broth, an egg that partially poaches as you watch, and wonderful hunks of fatty, griddle-sauteed pig.

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