A Legendary NYC Restaurant is Closing Without Warning
If you've always wanted to eat at David Chang's Momofuku Ko, we have bad news with a silver lining. After years in New York City, the restaurant is
closing permanently. Silver lining? You have one more week to book a table and try Chang's fine dining revolution-starting dishes.
Momofuku Ko announced its permanent closure on Nov. 8 in a statement. After 15 years, nine of them in the East Village, its counter-service tasting menu will end.
In 2004, Momofuku opened its Noodle Bar. "The culinary world is much different than it was 20 years ago [when Momofuku began]," the
restaurant claimed. "We're excited to show you our development sites. We're returning to Noodle Bar's heart, vitality, and eye-opening flavors."
Momofuku Ko, which opened in 2008, revolutionized fine dining by using foie gras and caviar in unconventional dishes. Customers could watch
cooks operate from seats facing an open kitchen. The restaurant received two Michelin stars and the James Beard Foundation's Best New Restaurant
Ko currently serves a 10-course tasting menu over three hours for $280 per person. Ko's signature dishes, like cold fried chicken with caviar and ranch
Chang told the restaurant staff, "The funny thing is—I don't even know if you guys know this—we never even wanted to have a fancy restaurant,"
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