December 16, 2014
Momofuku Ko opened in 2008. In its first two years, I went three times, but had not been back for four years. The cuisine was always very good and interesting, but I was put off by surly service, loud rock music, uncomfortable stools, inadequate wine pairings, a no photo policy, no written menu and a sense of “been there; done that.” But in late October, 2014, celebrity proprieter/chef David Chang closed Ko at its old location. It reopened a month later in a much larger space, a ten minute walk east of the Bleecker Street subway station. The initial reports were good and I was lucky to get a reservation on December 12, 2014, about two weeks after Ko reopened.
September 9, 2010
On August 21, 2010, Blair and I went to lunch at Momofuku Ko. In my two previous meals there, I had very mixed reactions to many aspects of the experience. This time the food was superb. I’ll get to the other things later. Read the rest of this entry »
August 10, 2009
March 30, 2009
On March 27, 2009, Tom and I went to lunch at Momofuku Ko, an extraordinary event. I had obtained the reservation quite by accident. On March 23 I was trying without much optimism for a Ko lunch reservation on April 5, thirteen days out as required. When the lunch reservation grid popped up at 10:00:03, I saw a green check amongst all the red X’s and naturally clicked on it without hesitating to see for when it was, expecting to receive the normal word that someone had beaten me to it. But no, I had a reservation for four days away. Someone must have just cancelled. Read the rest of this entry »