The long-awaited Momofuku from chef David Chang is now open at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Chang and executive chef Michael Chen collaborated on a menu that draws influence from the United States, Korea and Japan. The constantly evolving menu features steamed buns, noodles, and meat and seafood meant for sharing. There will also be various plays on classics, from prime rib to surf and turf (fried chicken and caviar).
“Our arrival in Las Vegas has been a long time coming, and we’re stoked to have landed at the Cosmopolitan,” Chang says in a press statement. “I hope the restaurant will be a fun, celebratory spot where there’s something for everyone on the menu, whether you’re splurging or having a quiet dinner on a Tuesday.”
Momofuku Las Vegas, designed by Toronto-based DesignAgency in collaboration with Momofuku, draws inspiration from Las Vegas while still rooted in the design tradition of the Momofuku restaurants in New York City, Sydney, Toronto and Washington, D.C.
When guests arrive, they are greeted by a series of custom neon signs within the “Peach Bar.” They are then led into the main dining room, which features glass, white oak, raw oiled steel and concrete — elements mirrored at other Momofuku locations.
Artist David Choe, a friend of Momofuku, created a five panel mural for the dining room. Both Chang and Choe are dog lovers, and the mural features Seve Chang (David’s dog) and Rosie (Choe’s beloved Rottweiler).
A raised private dining room, lined with custom carpet that includes the Momofuku peach logo, overlooks the Las Vegas Strip.
Chang originally opened Momofuku Noodle Bar in New York City in 2004 and now has 13 restaurants in New York City, Sydney, Toronto, Washington, D.C., and now Las Vegas.
Momofuku is located on the second level of the Boulevard Tower and is initially open for dinner service from 5:30 to 10 p.m.