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David Chang Unveils Newest Momofuku Outpost in Las Vegas

Brace for pork buns and rotisserie duck

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Momofuku Vegas.
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At long last, the newest outpost of David Chang’s Momofuku empire has made its debut at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

As Eater Vegas reports, the restaurant opened its doors Tuesday night on the second level of the hotel and casino, right next to fellow Momofuku Group concept Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar, which debuted in late December. Chef Michael Chen, a veteran of the Vegas dining scene, is leading the kitchen at the 200-seat restaurant.

The interior features plenty of Las Vegas glitz, with custom neons hung over the bar and a dining room mural featuring Chang’s Instagram-famous dog, Seve. A private dining room overlooks the Strip and has custom carpet printed with the restaurant group’s signature peach.

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The menu includes an assortment of dishes found at Chang’s other Momofuku concepts, including ramen and pork buns from Momofuku Noodle Bar, Fuku chicken sandwiches, rotisserie duck from Momofuku Ssam Bar, and desserts from the neighboring Milk Bar. A soup section on the menu includes kimchi stew and oxtail soup, sure to be well-received by the city’s hungover masses. And, since this is Vegas we’re talking about, there’s also fried chicken with caviar — Chang’s version of surf and turf.

Rice Cakes Szechuan Style #momofukulv #makesyousweat

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Vegas duck spin

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The Cosmopolitan is also home to restaurant concepts from celebrity chef and Donald Trump nemesis José Andrés, along with Chopped judges Scott Conant (Scarpetta and D.O.C.G.) and Chris Santos (Beauty & Essex) as well as recently arrived LA export Eggslut.

The restaurant is presently open for dinner only with lunch expected to launch in the near future, according to David Chang’s Instagram. Momofuku begins taking reservations today.

This is the latest in a tremendous expansion of the Momofuku empire, which includes restaurants in New York, Washington D.C., Sydney, and Toronto. A new Momofuku concept is slated for Manhattan’s Pier 17 sometime in 2017.

Brace: Momofuku Now Open at Cosmopolitan [Eater Vegas]
David Chang Reveals Some of His Momofuku Menu [Eater Vegas]
All Openings Coverage [E]

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