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Momofuku Ko's Five Year Anniversary Dinner

New York Nick Solares 6 comments

Momofuku Ko turned five this year, and to celebrate David Chang and his crew brought back some of the classic dishes from years gone by for a limited two night engagement. The ten course menu featured classic dishes from the restaurant's history. More

Ko Is Not for Ko-sher People

New York Erin Zimmer 6 comments

It's hard to say no to a friend throwing a Ko reservation at you on GChat, even if it's a couple hours before the arrival time. Such was the case last Friday when my friend, and his nimble typing... More

Momofuku Ko, Now With Online Lunch Reservations

New York Erin Zimmer Post a comment

Have you already hired an intern to help you nab a lunch rezzie (resy?) from Ko? Over the holiday weekend, the restaurant added the online listings, and big shock, they're already booked for the week. Lunchtime service will take place... More

'Bon Appétit' Magazine's Andrew Knowlton Gets Preview of Momofuku Ko Lunch Menu

New York Adam Kuban Post a comment

The tasting menu at Momofuku Ko is $150 and comprises 16 courses. Score a reservation and tell your boss you have a "doctor's appointment"; it takes three hours to get through it. Here's what Knowlton had to say about it... More

In Videos: David Chang on 'Charlie Rose'

Raphael Post a comment

Charlie Rose interviewed David Chang last night for a full hour. It's a great dialogue in that inimitable in-depth Charlie Rose style. The video is an hour long, but well worth watching if you have the time. Video after the jump, plus a bonus video of Chang making pickled eggs on The Martha Stewart Show.... More

On Banning Photography from Restaurants

New York Zach Brooks 60 comments

After hearing about photography being banned from one of New York's most popular new restaurants, we asked several restaurant-world bigwigs what their policy was. Mario Batali, David Chang, and Drew Nieporent weigh in. More

Meet & Eat: David Chang, Momofuku's 'Overrated Pseudo Chef'

New York Ed Levine 16 comments

Editor's note: Each week on SE:NY, we'll be talking to notable and interesting serious eaters as part of our Meet & Eat series. Today's subject needs little introduction, but we're going to give one anyway. You may know David Chang... More

Inside Momofuku Ko's Bathroom

New York Robyn Lee 11 comments

Momofuku Ko's bathroom Momofuku Ko has been extensively written about and photographed, but one thing that no one's mentioned is the bathroom. What kind of literature does one find at Ko?... More

Momofuku Ko: Does the Service Matter?

New York Ed Levine 6 comments

Or, 'Hi, My Name Is David and I'll Be Your Waiter Tonight' When a Wall Street Journal reporter detailed her experience at Momofuku Ko and questioned her overall experience there, I thought it was an exercise in needless complaining. But... More

Someone I Don't Want To Have Dinner With

Erin Zimmer 4 comments

Over on Craigslist, a user who goes by "tom" posted an ad offering his extra seat for a Momofuku Ko reservation this Wednesday at 9:15 p.m., under the agreement that you, the "lucky" one, pay for his decadent meal. Oh, and if you two have fun—does that mean bringing a board game? competing in thumb wars?—he'll pick up the booze tab. [via Grub Street]... More

New York City's Best Dining Experiences

New York Ed Levine 11 comments

Like most serious eaters, I've been searching for deliciousness my whole life, but sometimes, even I acknowledge there's often more to eating out than great food. Obviously for me the food is paramount, but there are other factors that go into judging great restaurants. More

Frank Bruni And His Reservation Deputies Going Ko-Razy

New York Ed Levine Post a comment

Frank Bruni is having a devil of a time snagging a reservation at Momofuku Ko, and it sounds like he's not alone. One of his designated reservation deputies had this most unsatisfying e-mail exchange with a Ko worker. Commenters on... More

Frank Bruni Goes Ko-razy

Adam Kuban 3 comments

New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni is frustrated at the reservation process at Momofuku Ko, the impossible-to-get-into pork-injected haute-cuisine spin-off of David Chang's Momofuku empire in New York. The place has 12 seats and employs a web-based reservation system that requires you to log in at 10 a.m. for seats a week out. It's egalitarian in theory, and I admire Chang and company for subjecting everyone—VIPs and schlubs alike—to the same miserable experience of signing on and viewing a series of little red Xs indicating you're hosed. Supposedly, the place does not play favorites. Still, as level as the playing field is, there've been complaints about logging on, seeing a green checkmark, clicking on it, but then being told... More

The Wandering Eater at Momofuku Ko

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Tina Wong (aka The Wandering Eater) documents her meal at Momofuku Ko, chef David Chang's newest restaurant in New York City, with a liberal helping of food porn and mouthwatering descriptions. Her final verdict: "YOU MUST TRY IT!" Just grab one of those notoriously difficult online reservations and you're in! Previously Ed Levine's first impressions of Momofuku Ko Photo of the Day: Cheddar and Bacon Chive Scone Photo of the Day: WD-50 Unique Desserts at the Dessert Studio in New York City... More

David Chang Is So Stressed Out

New York Ed Levine 6 comments

Photograph from Momofuku.com Sometimes, just when you thought there was nothing left to write about a subject, someone comes along and writes such a good piece you can only shake your head and wish you had written it yourself.... More

Momofuku Ko: David Chang with His Shirt Tucked In

New York Ed Levine 3 comments

Photograph courtesy of Kathryn Yu I was shocked to see Ruth Reichl's love letter to Momofuku Ko, the new restaurant of New York's reluctant superstar chef David Chang. Not because Chang's latest effort doesn't deserve such effusive praise. It... More

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