For those Washingtonians who have yet to visit NYC, Sydney, or Toronto to dine at one of Momofuku’s various locations, Momofuku is finally coming to you in DC! Momofuku is a group of restaurants serving Asian-style food, owned by Korean American celebrity chef-founder David Chang. Existing restaurants include Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Ssäm Bar, Má Pêche, Milk Bar, and a multitude of other delicious locations. “Momofuku” can be translated to “lucky peach” and is also an indirect nod to Momofuku Ando, the Chinese-Japanese inventor of instant ramen.
Momofuku is coming to CityCenterDC at 1090 I St. NW, though representatives of the restaurant group have declined to reveal any major details about the project, including the name or projected opening date. For now, the location is hiring, and there is a liquor license application in the works. One thing is for sure; a Momofuku Milk Bar, the sister bakery of the restaurant group, is on track to open sometime this summer. The Milk Bar was founded in 2012 by award-winning chef, Christina Tosi. Its focus is on putting a playfully American, approachable spin on familiar home-style desserts and savory snacks using quality ingredients and locally sourced dairy. Can’t wait!