The new Momofuku Noodle Bar at the Time Warner Center will finally open on Thursday, November 15th! The restaurant will be located right next to David Chang’s (also brand new) Bang Bar. Crain’s has just announced the opening. We first got news of this back in January, and it was originally supposed to open this summer.
Executive Chef Tony Kim has created a brand new menu for Noodle Bar’s Time Warner Center location.
One thing Crain’s has noted is an updated version of their famous ramen. The noodles will now be custom made, which means a deeper flavor and longer-lasting quality (less urgency to slurp).
The signature bowl will be the smoked pork ramen. Also on the menu will be spicy beef ramen with chunks of short rib and garlic chicken ramen.
The steamed buns will be made in-house (and will also be used as flat-breads for Bang Bar). The signature bun will be French dip, which will contain chunks of braised short rib and onion.
Some additional new specials will include oxtail soup and Szechuan shrimp.
And definitely expect some unique and delicious cocktails. The bar will be huge and they’ll have a bunch of highballs to choose from.
The Columbus Circle restaurant will occupy massive 4,000 square foot space which includes full cocktail bar and private dining room.
The new location also displays its specials on train station-style departure board located above the bar.
Momofuku will be joining the ranks of other highly-rated restaurants at the TWC like Landmarc, Masa and Porter House.
Other Momofuku Restaurants
If you’re not familiar, David Chang also owns a Momofuku Milk Bar on the Upper West Side, which is known for it’s unique desserts such as their signature crack pie, cereal milk and compost cookies.
And this Apple Pie Cake: brown butter cake layered with apple compote, brown butter cheesecake and pie crumbs, topped with pie dough frosting!
The Momofuku Group has restaurants throughout NYC, as well as in Sydney, Washington DC and Las Vegas (with a new development in Los Angeles as well at the South Street Seaport in the works).
In addition to their Noodle and Milk Bars, they also operate these NYC eateries:
- Ssam Bar at 207 Second Ave (13th Street). Known for savory meats like rotisserie duck, slow roasted pork, and gochu glazed pork ribs.
- Ko at 8 Extra Place (between 1st and 2nd Streets off Bowery). A tasting menu with local and seasonal ingredients.
- Má pêche at 15 West 56th Street (in the Chambers Hotel). A la carte offerings plus a large format meal, Pork Rack Char Siu, which serves 3 – 12 for lunch and dinner.
- Fuku+ at 15 West 56th Street (also in the Chambers Hotel, on the first floor). Try Fuku’s Spicy Fried Chicken.
- Fuku, with 7 NYC locations. Counter service restaurant known for their spicy fried chicken sandwiches.
- Nishi at 232 Eighth Avenue (between 21st and 22nd Streets). Italian inspired with meat and fish entrees plus a house-made pasta tasting with an optional wine pairing.
- Milk Bar with 9 NYC locations (including the UWS chain mentioned above). The unique and super popular dessert spot mentioned above!