David Chang to Open Momofuku in The Cosmopolitan

Ramen from Momofuku | Photo by Yusuke Toyoda/Wikimedia Commons

Ramen from Momofuku | Photo by Yusuke Toyoda/Wikimedia Commons

UPDATE: On February 23, the Cosmopolitan issued a press release confirming the addition of David Chang’s Momofuku and Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar.

The Las Vegas restaurant rumor mill is churning that chef David Chang—creator of legendary New York City ramen shop Momofuku, as well as 12 other restaurants from Toronto, Canada, to Sydney, Australia—will take over part of the space on the resort’s second floor occupied by clothing store All Saints. The British retailer’s store is now under construction while its current footprint is split into two—one side of which will be occupied by a new All Saints, a fraction of the size, next to Stitched. This makes way for a new “yet-to-be” named store or restaurant. A concept by Chang has long been speculated about since he was reported to have spent several days at the Cosmopolitan back in 2012.

Looking into our crystal ball, this is how we imagine the Cosmopolitan restaurant shuffle may unfold:

Hypothetically speaking: On the third level’s P3 Commons, ultra-chic Japanese restaurant Zuma moves into the P3 Studio space, while Blue Ribbon Sushi might entertain a makeover into another Bromberg Bros. concept, such as a Blue Ribbon Brasserie—this would seem logical with another restaurant in such close proximity serving the same type of cuisine.

DOCG could shutter to make way for the already announced casual eatery Eggslut. Beauty & Essex will open in the Comme Ça spot as early as March (the construction wall is up, so this is already in progress). On the second floor, the Talon Club high-limit gaming lounge expands into the former EatDrink store space.

This is how we imagine it could unfold, but what do we know … either way, we are getting hungry just thinking about the possibility of Chang coming to town and having the opportunity to eat one of his FUKU spicy chicken sandwiches on the regular.