These NYC posts are long overdue, but if you didn’t see on my Instagram, I spent a week in NYC in February. I hadn’t been to NYC since I was a wee 6th grader. One cold January day, I realized D would be out of town for work on Valentine’s Day, so I did what any sad girl would do- start online shopping! I found a direct flight from PDX to NYC for $218. SOLD!

When I began planning my trip to NYC, there was one stop I wouldn’t compromise. Momofuku Noodle Bar. Momofuku is the restaurant group who has shot to fame from their restaurants that originated in NYC. They now have locations and concept restaurants all over the globe. The Momofuku Noodle Bar was the first restaurant the group opened. Today it is still the heart and soul of all the locations. The speciality here: RAMEN.

It was my first night in NYC, and my mom and I arrived at Momofuku Noodle Bar as soon as the doors opened. We sat right at the counter overlooking the kitchen. It was a fantastic seat! We got to watch the food prep, plating, and service. We previewed all the dishes on the small, seasonal menu. The kitchen was quite the orchestra and we loved watching the staff beautifully execute dishes. We decided to start with the famous steamed buns, which originated at Momofuku Noodle Bar. Then I decided to go with the traditional, Momofuku Ramen. Of course, dessert: Milk Bar Pretzel Soft Serve.

I’ve had my fair share of ramens, this one was different from the rest. Creamy, rich, complex, and comforting. I loved my bowl. I also think the steamed buns deserve some spotlight. They were some of the best bites of food I’ve had in A LONG time. Overall, my experience at Momofuku surpassed my expectations. It was the best way I could think to start my NYC adventure.

Stay tuned for my next NYC post coming soon!

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Rachel xo

NYC Restaurant Review: Momofuku Noodle Bar


  1. Okay so that ramen looks, obviously, amazing. But that soft serve has me seriously drooling this morning. So jealous you got to go here! I’m going to make it there one of these days, I swear 😉

  2. Suzette says:

    Going back to NYC in May and will have to hit up Momofuku. My daughter is at NYU, and goes to this place often.

  3. Pech says:

    The steamed buns there are the best I’ve ever had. I would go again just to have the steamed buns as a snack in between the many possible New York meals there!

  4. This place looks fantastic – I want everything on the menu, starting with the tartare and ending with that soft serve!

  5. $218 for PDX to NYC? That’s an AMAZING deal!! I’ve never been to Momofuku and your pictures just make me want to jump on a plane and head out there soon. Everything looks delicious!

  6. Madeline says:

    Amazing! I live in NYC and have yet to try the noodle bar, which is sad and needs to happen asap! I’ve been to their snack bar, and to Ma Peche. Their steamed buns are to die for, and I hope next time you can try the cereal milk ice cream w/ the cereal mix on top! It’s just plain addicting. : )

  7. candy says:

    Wish I could have followed you into this restaurant, everything looks delicious.

  8. Leah says:

    So jealous! Haha! This is on my list of go-to restaurants! Looks so yummy!

  9. Mary says:

    Ahh lucky you! Of all the times I ventured into NYC while living in CT I never made it to Momofuku. Bad, Mary, bad!!! There’s always next time. Looks amazing!

  10. I flight to NYC for $218?! That’s incredible! I visited NYC this past December and never got around to doing a food post. I think that ship has sailed…

    It looks like Momofuku serves up quite the dish. Yummy!

  11. Just lookin’ at that menu. They’re . . . really proud of their ramen. Wow.

  12. Michelle says:

    I’ve been wanting to try Momofuku! I’m drooling over the pictures and the menu. Thanks for the peek inside!

  13. Deynece says:

    All of this looks so good! I hope I get a chance to try it sometime.

  14. Mary Burris says:

    That’s a great price for a flight from PDX to NYC! This noodle bar looks rather yummy. Next trip to New York, I will need to check it out. Thanks for sharing this.

    #AtoZChallenge R is for Reba

  15. Erin says:

    This looks so good! I am dying to go to Momofoku! I actually saw that they are opening one in Vegas and I’m going in June and July (yes, Vegas 2x in 1 year, yikes), but I am keeping my fingers crossed it will be open by the time I get there!!

  16. Erin says:

    PS – was the soft serve as amazing as it sounds?! Going to Milk Bar is my dream!!

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