Momofuku Noodle Bar


The First in David Chang's Momofuku Empire - Serves Up Great Noodles, Buns and Fried Chicken

About Momofuku Noodle Bar

 & why it made the Carpe City list

  • The always delicious and unique take on ramen, the fried chicken, kick-ass cucumbers (yes, they are a thing) and because it’s the home of the original Momofuku pork bun.
  • The first in the David Chang restaurant empire and the originator of his tasty little pork buns.
  • Not for the Ramen purist, but definitely for the Ramen eater.
  • Walk-ins only.  You can regularly expect around a 30 minute wait but during a recent weekend lunch trip at 1pm they were able to sit four of us right away.
  • They only take reservations for the Fried Chicken meals for groups of 4-8.
  • Atmosphere is open, stark, modern and casual.
  • Usually a lively, boisterous crowd with shared tables.
  • Good spot for dining at the bar.
  • Get – Try something from all areas of the menu.  You can’t go wrong.   The apps change seasonally.  Pork buns, spicy cucumbers, bing bread with chickpea Hozan, ginger scallion noodles and the pork ramen are all favorites of the Carpe City tasters.
  • If you don’t see the pork buns on the menu, just ask for them.
  • The delectable fried chicken and the fried chicken & caviar meals require reservations and are only served at certain times and for groups of 4-8 people.

By: Christi Scofield

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