New Momofuku Noodle Bars To Open Later This Year
In 2004, David Chang opened the Momofuku Noodle Bar, which occupied a total of 650-square feet. The design was significantly different than what people were used to in Manhattan's dining district.
Since that time, Chang has opened many other restaurants such as the upscale Ma Peche and Ko restaurants. Next summer, he along with chef Tony Kim are going to offer the original Momofuku concept to Time Warner Center.
This Momofuku restaurant will be around 4,000 square feet, which is six times larger than the first one and is set to be on the third floor. The restaurant will open for lunch and dinner, offering a host of foods such as noodles, buns and various dishes Kim comes up with.
This is just one of many Momofuku-related projects. Another will open in New York's Seaport District along Pier 17. There will also be a Los Angeles restaurant for people to try.
There have also been some corporate shakeups in the downtown restaurant group.
Despite four years of amazing service, Lucky Peach shut down in March. In April, Alex Munoz-Suarez, a finance guru, was tapped to be the new president. In August, Matthew Rudofker, the Ssam Bar chef, and one of his colleagues were given the honor of overseeing the group's restaurant's culinary development and operators.