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Momofuku Fried Chicken Dinner

Only Momofuku place I've been is Ma Peche and it was very much enjoyed. I have a few friends coming into the city in early March and I'm thinking about taking them to Noodle Bar for the fried chicken dinner. I have no idea what to expect and am wondering if it would be a good dinner idea for 5-6 guys, none of whom have ever been to Noodle Bar or any David Chang restaurant.

The FAQ on the website isn't entirely helpful in describing the food and am really curious what people's thoughts are on this meal. Help is greatly appreciated.

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Ma Peche
15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

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  1. We did the fried chicken dinner in Sept. '09. There were four of us all with healthy appetites, but we still had a boatload of chicken left. So, doing it with 5-6 guys will be fine. Visuals should help you.

    Momo Fried Chicken Dinner photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

    http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

    1. Your real issue isn't the meal itself, it's getting the reservations! It's a very very popular ticket.

      Here's other people's write ups of the food:
      http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2009/0...
      http://www.alwayshungryny.com/thought...
      http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/07/din...

      1. These links are all very helpful. I guess getting a reservation is still a huge hassle.

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        1. re: edible n

          It's not a huge hassle, it's just difficult to get in. At least you don't have to be on hold forever. It's great fun and I recommend it highly. I also love the bo ssam at the ssam bar, which is a little easier to reserve.

        2. My fried chicken palate may be underdeveloped, but I think Korean fried chicken from most restaurants (I've had Boka most recently) is just as good as Momofuku's. I also really enjoy Popeyes when I'm in the mood for fast food. With that said, the Momofuku meal is perfect for a fried chicken-centric group dinner, and I like that you're served two very different preparations. You'll probably leave with leftovers.

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          Boka
          9 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

          1. i think it's sort of a wasted opportunity. the non chicken food is so good that it'd be a shame to go to momo and pass it up. on my one chicken dinner there, we got a bunch of dishes pre-chicken, then were totally stuffed once the tons and tons of (good, not exceptional) chicken came.

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            1. re: rose water

              I loved the Noodle Bar Fried Chicken, and agree that the OP should definitely order some of Noodle Bar's other delicious dishes (foie gras, pork buns, veggies).