Take a look inside Momofuku, David Chang’s very first restaurant in Las Vegas and perhaps one of the most anticipated restaurants opening on the Strip. Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hoped the restaurant would open before the end of the year, now all signs point to an early 2017 arrival. On Dec. 23, the Southern Nevada Health District approved Momofuku to open.
Already, graffiti artist David Choe has been at work on a piece for the restaurant on the second floor of the resort.
Work in progress for Momofuku LAS VEGAS - RIP ROSIE pic.twitter.com/NRGI2RGblW— David choe (@davidchoe) November 30, 2016
Chang conjured up a menu that borrows from his restaurant empire. In Las Vegas, the 200-seat restaurant plans to serve up the Fuku chicken sandwiches found in New York along with ramen from Noodle Bar, fried chicken with caviar and bo ssam, a pork dish found at his Ssam Bar. Chang plans to use the rotisserie for his prime rib. The soup section of the menu leans toward Korean, with kimchi stew and kimchi jjigae as well as a short-rib stew, oxtail soup and pork-neck stew.
Neighboring Milk Bar, another David Chang concept with Master Chef co-host Christina Tosi, is also on a delay, hoping to debut before the calendar flips to 2017.
Both projects spent an estimated $7 million in construction costs.
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