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David Chang Will Open Momofuku Noodle Bar in Los Angeles in 2019

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The Ugly Delicious host brings a second restaurant to LA after debuting Majordomo in early 2018

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Ginger Scallion Noodles from Momofuku Noodle Bar
Ginger Scallion Noodles from Momofuku Noodle Bar
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Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

After opening Majordomo as his first LA restaurant in January 2018, Ugly Delicious host David Chang will debut his lauded Momofuku Noodle Bar in West Hollywood along La Cienega Boulevard some time in 2019. While much of the DNA and menu will come from the NYC original, Chang says that this LA location will have its own unique features.

Though the Momofuku empire has dozens of restaurants spread across North America and even Australia, this is technically only the fourth Noodle Bar to open, with the second nestled into the ground floor of a three-story project in Toronto and another slated for Time Warner Center in Manhattan. Noodle Bar’s menu centers mainly around ramen, though its signature pork buns might be the restaurant’s most famous dish. Anyone who was looking for those famous pork buns (as well as the very tasty shrimp buns) at Majordomo will finally get their fill with this new Noodle Bar.

David Chang
David Chang
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The restaurant goes into the former Agura, a standalone building with about 3,000 square feet plus a street-facing patio. Agura closed back in 2011 and seems to have been vacant since. With Raku right across the street, and hot spots like Nobu LA, Poppy, The Nice Guy, Fig & Olive, E.P. & L.P., and Rosaliné in the general vicinity, Momofuku Noodle Bar will open in one of the city’s hottest dining zones.

With one big restaurant, Majordomo, already in place, and a Noodle Bar on the way, one wonders just how big David Chang will expand his restaurant empire in Los Angeles. Fried chicken sandwich fans might already be asking when Fuku will debut in the city of Angels. Hopefully this Noodle Bar announcement heralds more from the mind of David Chang. Momofuku Noodle Bar first opened in East Village in New York City back in 2004, changing the way New Yorkers dined forever.

Momofuku Noodle Bar. 514 N. La Cienega Boulevard. West Hollywood, CA.