Momofuku Ko - reservation road detour
Have any of you hounds had any luck or heard of anyone just showing up at Momofuku Ko without a res and snagging a seat?
That's not going to happen. The website pretty much assures that any cancellations are snapped up pretty quickly.
When they first opened, I walked in and asked if they took walk-ins. They politely (but firmly) told me no. It was before their reservation system was so well known. Granted it was ages ago, but they almost seemed amused - here comes a kooky local?
I'm curious, do you ever see an empty seat at Ko? There must be some last minute cancellations and the occasional no show...
I am a born and bred nyer but now am an out of towner - but i will give it a try tonight --- the vagaries of life sometime can even cause a sophisticated and much hallowed res system to breakdown once in awhile - maybe thew stars will line up - call me crazy -- but do you know how many sittings or is it just 1
Nothing available for tonight (unless you've snagged the 9:20 resy listed below); there is a 9:30 solo res. available for Saturday night. Don't walk in without a reservation; you'll only get turned away. (I've seen it a number of times; I've also seen some people try to simply run in and grab a seat before the staff can stop them; they get told to leave).