The long awaited Momofuku Las Vegas, from chef and founder David Chang, draws influence from all over the world, including the U.S., Korea and Japan.
A celebratory spot offering something for everyone, executive chef Michael Chen delivers a wide variety of craveable, shareable menu items, including pork belly buns, smothered katsu chicken, steamed whole branzino, chickpea ramen and kimchi stew, as well as highlights from the raw bar, including yellowtail sashimi and citrus cured hirame. Several large-format dining options are also available and include such delectable meals as the grand cru fried chicken and caviar, which includes two whole fried chickens with tortillas, crudité, truffle crème fraiche, bibb lettuce and herb basket, and 8 ounces of white sturgeon or golden osetra caviar.
Chang founded his first restaurant, Momofuku Noodle Bar, in New York in 2004, and the enterprise has grown to include 13 eateries in New York City, Sydney, Toronto, Washington, D.C. and now, Las Vegas. Chang’s website states momofuku means “lucky peach,” but it is likely a reference to Momofuku Ando , the inventor of instant noodles.
Momofuku Las Vegas draws inspiration from Las Vegas while still rooted in the design tradition of the Momofuku restaurants. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by a series of custom neon signs within the “Peach Bar.” The main dining room features glass, white oak, raw oiled steel and concrete—elements mirrored at other Momofuku locations. Artist David Choe created a five-panel mural for the dining room, which features Seve and Rosie (Chang’s and Choe’s beloved dogs) A raised private dining room, lined with custom carpet that includes the Momofuku peach logo, overlooks the Las Vegas strip.
NAME: Momofuku Las Vegas
SERVING: Executive chef Michael Chen collaborated with Momofuku chef and founder David Chang to create a menu that draws influence from all over the world, including the U.S., Korea and Japan. The constantly evolving menu features steamed buns, noodles, and meat and seafood meant for sharing.
OPENED: January 10, 2017
WHO’S BEHIND IT: Momofuku Chef and Founder David Chang
DID YOU KNOW: On any given night, there is a rotating selection of large-format meals available to order on the menu. This could range from the Bo Ssäm to Korean braised short ribs to salt and pepper Lobster.
LOCATION: Momofuku is located on the second level of the Boulevard Tower inside The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
HOURS OF OPERATION: 5:30–10:30pm