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The Restaurants of Netflix’s ‘Ugly Delicious’

A culinary guide to David Chang’s new show 

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Ugly Delicious, the new Netflix show from chef David Chang and filmmaker Morgan Neville, is chock full of food from acclaimed restaurants around the world. Most episodes of the show feature at least a handful of meals in a few different cities, at establishments ranging from food trucks to three Michelin-star fine dining restaurants. Many of these scenes involve David Chang poking his head into the kitchen to see how chefs make the magic happen.

Here, now, is a map of the major restaurants that are included in the eight episodes that make up Season 1. In addition to the restaurants on this map, the show also includes scenes filmed at a few chains — including Taco Bell, Domino’s, Chinese chicken operation Discos, and Japanese convenience store Lawson — plus meals that have been cooked in home kitchens. You could easily build a short vacation around the Ugly Delicious restaurants in cities like LA, New York, Houston, Naples, Copenhagen, and Tokyo.

In the “Home Cooking” episode, Chang explains a bit about his omnivorous approach to exploring food. “When I started cooking, I thought the only food that was worth exploring and learning and working hard to be proficient at was high-end French dining,” he remarks. “And that’s sort of where I see food right now in food television, is that everything has to be this super-glossy affair. When in reality, good food is everywhere, and it’s not just one person’s perspective.”

For more on how the establishments on this map connect to the broader themes of Ugly Delicious, please check out Eater’s complete episode guides to the show: “Pizza,” “Tacos,” “Home Cooking,” “Shrimp & Crawfish,” “Barbecue,” “Fried Chicken,” “Fried Rice,” and “Stuffed.” And for even more on intel on Ugly Delicious and other food-related TV shows and movies, subscribe to the Eat, Drink, Watch newsletter or join Eater’s new Facebook group.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Mister Jiu's

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28 Waverly Pl
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 857-9688
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In the “fried rice” episode, chef Brandon Jew shows how to make a deluxe version of the dish in the kitchen of his acclaimed San Francisco restaurant.

Fried Rice with hanger steak, cured tuna heart, fried garlic and egg
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2. Benu

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22 Hawthorne St
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 685-4860
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During the “stuffed” episode of Ugly Delicious, chef Corey Lee creates an elegant riff on xiao long bao at this three Michelin star restaurant.

Pine Mushroom, Gingko Nut, Crysthanamum
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3. JuneBaby

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2122 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 257-4470
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Edouardo Jordan’s critical darling serves fried chicken on Sunday nights, only. It’s featured at the end of the “fried chicken” episode.

4. Salare

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2404 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 556-2192
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Edouardo Jordan’s older Seattle restaurant and its crispy duck leg with quinoa are included in the “fried chicken” episode.

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5. Kogi Taqueria

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3500 Overland Ave #100
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(424) 326-3031
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During the “taco” episode, David Chang visits one of Roy Choi’s Kogi trucks to hear about how the chef built a Southern California phenomenon around Korean-Mexican fusion. (The address listed here is the permanent Kogi location, but you can track the trucks by following @kogibbq.)

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6. Spago

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176 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 385-0880
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Dave Chang visits Wolfgang Puck at his flagship Beverley Hills restaurant to talk about authenticity and breaking the rules in the “pizza” episode.

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7. Park's Barbeque

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955 S Vermont Ave G
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(213) 380-1717
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David Chang enjoys a KBBQ feast with artist David Choe, actor Steven Yeun, and proprietor Jenee Kim in the “barbecue” episode of Ugly Delicious. For more on what to expect from Park’s, check out Matthew Kang’s visit to the restaurant in Eater’s video series K-Town.

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8. OB Bear

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3002 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 480-4910

David Chang and actress Gillian Jacobs visit this K-Town pub in the “fried chicken” episode.

9. Night + Market Song

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3322 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 665-5899
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Chef/owner Kris Yenbamroong tells David Chang about his experience taking over the family business in the “fried rice” episode.

Dishes at Night + Market Song
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10. Din Tai Fung

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177 Caruso Ave
Glendale, CA 91210
(818) 551-5561
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David Chang and Ali Wong sample the soup dumplings at the Glendale, CA location of this popular chain in the “stuffed” episode.

Shrimp and Pork Shumai at Din Tai Fung
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11. Mariscos Jalisco

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3040 E Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90023
(323) 528-6701
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Mariscos Jalisco is the first stop on the food crawl that begins the “taco” episode. David Chang, Jonathan Gold, Peter Meehan, and Gustavo Arellano eat the truck’s specialty, crispy shrimp tacos.

12. Los Originales Tacos Arabe de Puebla

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3549 E Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90023

The four tortilla hunters stop by this celebrated stand, which serve a shawarma-like specialty from Puebla, during the “tacos” episode of Ugly Delicious.

13. Newport Seafood Restaurant

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518 W Las Tunas Dr
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 289-5998
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David Chang and Gillian Ferguson try to order off-the-menu dishes at this San Gabriel, CA restaurant in the “fried rice” episode.

4 lb. spicy lobster at Newport Seafood Restaurant
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14. Mitla Cafe

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602 N Mt Vernon Ave
San Bernardino, CA 92411
(909) 888-0460
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Gustavo Arellano visits this San Bernardino icon in the “tacos” episode to tell the story of how the founder of Taco Bell basically ripped off the entire concept for his chain from this humble restaurant many decades ago. 

15. Beijing Noodle No. 9

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3570 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(877) 346-4642
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This restaurant featured in the “fried rice” episode caters to Chinese high-rollers who are in Vegas on vacation.

Knife-Cut Noodles at Beijing Noodle No. 9
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16. Momofuku Las Vegas

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3708 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-2663
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David Chang hops into the kitchen of his Las Vegas restaurant to demonstrate a new cod dish that he’s working on in the “home cooking” episode.

Pork Belly Ramen at Momofuku Las Vegas
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17. Pujol

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Tennyson 133, Polanco IV Sección, Polanco IV Secc, 11570 Ciudad de México
CDMX, Mexico
01 55 5545 4111
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Peter Meehan and Eduardo Lalo García visit Enrique Olvera’s acclaimed modern Mexican restaurant at the end of the “tacos” episode.

Pato, recado negro, nanche, cebollita de Ixil
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18. Máximo Bistrot

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Tonalá 133, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México
CDMX, Mexico
01 55 5264 4291
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During the “tacos” episode, Máximo Bistrot’s chef/owner Eduardo Lalo García tells Peter Meehan about getting deported and rising his way through the ranks of Mexico City kitchens.

Panna Cotta, Strawberry, Rhubarb, Local Mascarpone, Mango Sorbet
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19. Snow's BBQ

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516 Main St
Lexington, TX 78947
(979) 773-4640
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82-year-old pitmaster Tootsie Tomanetz smokes brisket, ribs, and sausage at this venerable barbecue parlor in Lexington, TX. Snow’s is featured near the end of the “barbecue” episode.

Kerry Bexley and Tootsie Tomanetz
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20. Crawfish & Noodles

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11360 Bellaire Blvd #990
Houston, TX 77072
(281) 988-8098
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In the “shrimp & crawfish” episode, David Chang, Chris Shepherd, and Justin Yu visit this Houston restaurant to eat seafood and discuss the state of Houston food with chef Trong Nguyen. The restaurant’s garlic butter and ginger-lemongrass crawfish are featured in the show.

Crawfish
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21. Nam Giao Restaurant & Bakery

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6938 Wilcrest Dr
Houston, TX 77072
(281) 568-4888

In the “shrimp and crawfish” episode, David Chang meets with Al Le, the chef/owner of this Houston Vietnamese restaurant, and sample his “Vietnamese tamales” and crystal shrimp dumplings.

Pork and Shrimp Stuffed Mochi
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22. Underbelly

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1100 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 528-9800
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The parking lot of Chris Shepherd’s modern classic Houston restaurant is the site of the giant crawfish boil and pig roast that ends the “shrimp & crawfish” episode.

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23. Cali Sandwich & Fast Food

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2900 Travis St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 520-0710

This banh mi shop, which is beloved by Houston chef Chris Shepherd, is featured in the “shrimp & crawfish” episode of Ugly Delicious.

Bun Rieu
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24. Dooky Chase Restaurant

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2301 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 821-0600
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David Chang dines at this famous New Orleans institution with Nina Compton, David Simon, and Lolis Eric Elie in the “fried chicken” episode.

Lunch Buffet at Dooky Chase
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25. Three Legged Dog

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400 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 412-8335
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During the “shrimp & crawfish” episode, David Chang heads to this bar that serves up a smorgasbord of hot crawfish, corn, and potatoes, after a night in the French Quarter.

Crawfish at the Three Legged Dog
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26. Galatoires

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209 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-2021
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David Chang has to buy a collared shirt to enter this classic restaurant in the “shrimp & crawfish” episode, but once he’s inside, the chef makes friends with a waiter who points him in the direction of some great food.

Oysters Rockefeller, Shrimp and Potatoes
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27. Cajun Corner Seafood

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939 Behrman Hwy
Terrytown, LA 70056
(504) 301-1121
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David Chang visits this restaurant to try some traditional Louisiana-style boiled seafood (including blue crabs) in the “shrimp & crawfish” episode.

28. 17th Street Barbecue

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32 N 17th St
Murphysboro, IL 62966
(618) 684-3722
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Peter Meehan attends a convention at this storied smoked meat parlor in the “barbecue” episode, where he meets proprietor Mike Mills as well as visiting pitmasters from around the country.

Sunday sermon. #writeitdown #makeithappen

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29. Hattie B's Hot Chicken

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5209 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 712-7137
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David Chang meets with Nick Bishop Jr., the proprietor of this popular new chain, in the “fried chicken” episode of Ugly Delicious.

30. Husk

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37 Rutledge St
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 256-6565
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In the “fried chicken” episode, Sean Brock shows off his recipe for hot chicken in the kitchen of his Nashville restaurant.

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31. Bolton's Spicy Chicken & Fish

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624 Main St # B
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 254-8015
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David Chang and Sean Brock sit down with proprietor Dollye Graham-Matthews outside her acclaimed Nashville restaurant in the “fried chicken” episode.

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32. Busy Bee Cafe

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810 Martin Luther King Jr Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 525-9212
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In the “fried chicken” episode, David Chang meets Lolis Eric Elie here for lunch. The chef also goes into the kitchen to see how owner Tracy Gates and her son Ohagi cook the birds.

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33. New China Palace Restaurant

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123 Central Ave
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
(865) 482-3323
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This is one of the Tennessee restaurants that Serena Dai visits in the “fried rice” episode.

Firecracker shrimp
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34. Asia Kitchen

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8511 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 670-9858

Serena Dai and David Chang have a meal here and talk with the owner’s son, who insists that a dish of intestines is more popular than the lo mein.

Spicy Schezuan Fish at Asia Kitchen
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35. Asian Legend

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418 Dundas St W, Toronto
ON M5T 1G7, Canada
(416) 977-3909
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The crew eat soup dumplings and other assorted dim sum at this Toronto restaurant in the “stuffed” episode.

Dumplings at Asian Legend
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36. Fishman Lobster Clubhouse Restaurant

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680 Silver Star Blvd, Scarborough
ON M1V 4S5, Canada
(416) 321-0250
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This Toronto restaurant is home to the mighty Lobster Tower that’s featured at the end of the “fried rice” episode.

Fried Crab Legs
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37. Florida Avenue Grill

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1100 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 265-1586
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David Chang dines with scholar Psyche Williams-Forson at this DC fixture in the “fried chicken” episode.

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38. El Compadre

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1149 S 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 694-3797

David Chang heads to South Philly Barbacoa in the “tacos” episode to learn how Cristina Martinez and Ben Miller opened their acclaimed Philadelphia restaurant. Since filming the show, South Philly Barbacoa merged with its sister restaurant El Compadre. You can still find the same tacos and other Mexican specialties from that restaurant at this new address. 

39. Lucali

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575 Henry St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 858-4086
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Dave Chang and Peter Meehan visit Mark Iacono at his acclaimed Brooklyn pizzeria in the first episode of Ugly Delicious.

40. Carbone

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181 Thompson St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 254-3000
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Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi’s celebrated Greenwich Village Italian restaurant is featured in the “stuffed” episode. Carbone serves David Chang tortellini al ragu and scungilli shells.

Lobster Ravioli at Carbone
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41. Great NY Noodletown

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28 Bowery
New York, NY 10013
(212) 349-0923
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In the “fried rice” episode, former NYT critic Ruth Reichl talks about writing a two star review of this Manhattan Chinese restaurant.

42. Wu's Wonton King

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165 E Broadway
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-1111
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David Chang dines with Serena Dai, Ed Schoenfeld, Joe Ng, and Alan Yang at this New York City restaurant in the “fried rice” episode.

Crab at Wu’s Wonton King
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43. Momofuku Noodle Bar

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171 1st Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 777-7773
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At the start of the “home cooking” episode, David Chang tells the story of how his first restaurant turned into a success after an initial dance with failure. (The restaurant moved up the block after its first few years; now the original Noodle Bar site is home to Fuku.)

Pork Belly Buns at Momofuku Noodle Bar
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44. Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitana

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1524 Neptune Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 372-8606
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Midway through the “pizza” episode, Ugly Delicious gets a brief tour of this storied Coney Island institution from operators Cookie Cimineri and Antoinette Balzano, whose grandfather opened the restaurant nearly a century ago.

45. THE GRILL

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99 E 52nd St
New York, NY 10022
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Major Food Group’s acclaimed restaurant in the old Four Seasons space is featured in the “stuffed” episode. The crew eats squid ink mezzaluna and tortellini al ragu.