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Thinking about going to MOMOFUKU KO and wondering how much it will run per head?

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  1. its an $85 per person menu

      1. i have been gone for a year.....so the original is gone now?
        where can i just get an order of those tasty pork belly dumplings without having to do the tasting menu?

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        1. re: namreb

          Momofuku Noodle Bar is still open, as is Momofuku Ssam Bar. Are you talking about the pork buns? If so, they're on the menu at both restaurants.

        2. Good luck to you getting a rez. I just finished reading Bruni's recent blog entry about the impossibility and improbability of this feat. Do report back if you make it there before 2010.

          1. The set tasting menu is $85 per person. The tasting menu is ten courses or so. Each person receives a similar tasting menu, more or less, although they may switch a course or two up so that you and your companion receive different dishes for some courses.

            If you wish to add the wine pairing, it will be $50 additional, per person (Ruth Riechl is a little off in her math here). It would be $270 for two people with the wine pairing, before tax and tip. You can choose not to do the wine pairing, and order beer, wine, sake, etc. or just water.

            Momofuku Ko is located in the old Momofuku Noodle Bar space, 163 First Ave. Momofuku Noodle Bar is now located 3 storefronts down the block, 171 First Ave.

            1. As of a week or so ago, Ko also offered the option of an $85 wine pairing that included more "special" (hostess/wine pourer's word) wines. We opted for the $50 pairing, and felt it was well worth the money (thoughtful pairings and reasonably generous pours). Total bill for two was around $330 or so.

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              1. re: slcorlis

                I've done the $85 pairing, and it was very good. Two sakes included. Unusual selections among the wines.

                1. re: Wilfrid

                  The $50 pairing included two sakes as well.

                    1. re: namreb

                      It would be an understatement to say we loved the meal. The food, the experience - all of it was wonderful. Unlike some tasting menus I've had before, I felt the courses at Ko were very even and without any real misses. I didn't love the fluke course, but then again, I don't love fish (especially raw fish), so that was a personal preference thing. The langoustine and scallop were both amazingly tender, without a hint of the chewiness that can occasionally mar them. The foie gras dish was probably my favorite (perfect combination of flavors, and I loved letting the frozen flakes melt on my tongue), but I also loved the hen egg with paddlefish roe and fried fingerlings, and the deep-fried shortrib (which did not have a tough exterior, as a commenter on another thread mentioned). Chang was behind the counter the entire time we were there, and conversing with him was a highlight of the meal. As we left, my boyfriend declared that we should start trying the next morning for another reservation. I think we'll ultimately wait a few months being trying again (I am enjoying not having to schedule my work day around being at the computer at 10:00), but we will definitely be back assuming we can snag a reservation.

                    2. re: slcorlis

                      yeah, i think i got 2 sakes with the $50 pairing as well.