Momofuku Noodle Bar, the first in what has become a global empire of noodle shops, fried chicken joints and newfangled delivery concepts owned by David Chang, will be opening up a second NYC location in 2018 in Columbus Circle.
Chang's original noodle spot will join London-based Bluebird in the swank Time Warner Center buildings, which are also home to a high-end shopping mall and high-end dining contingent that includes Landmarc, Per Se and Masa.
"I remember when the Time Warner Center opened in 2004," Chang said via a press alert. "There wasn't anything like it in New York—one building holding some of the best culinary talent in the world. I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would be able to be a part of the collection down the road."
Both the Time Warner Center and Chang's first NYC restaurant opened in 2004.
The new Noodle Bar will take over 4,000-square-feet of space on the complex's third floor, offering both lunch and dinner. We've reached out to Momofuku HQ to ask whether the restaurant's popular large format fried chicken dinners will also be on offer and we'll update when we hear back.
Will the lines at the new spot rival its predecessor? Stay tuned to mid-2018 to find out.
Momofuku Noodle Bar will be located inside the Time Warner Center at 10 Columbus Circle; momofuku.com