Address: Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Phone: Hours: 5:30 to 10 p.m.
The long yet very worth it wait for David Chang’s Momofuku is finally over. Chang debuted the restaurant ever so quietly at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Tuesday night.
"[L]ucky 7s for the team in vegas―the curtain has dropped. stop by the @cosmopolitan_lv for dinner tonight, and visit vegas.momofuku.com for more details," the official Instagram feed for the restaurant teased.
The restaurant sits on the second level of the resort, next door to sister dessert restaurant Milk Bar, which opened right before Christmas.
An official version of the menu did not come out, but Momofuku assures diners that it will serve "some vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free items." Earlier, Chang teased dishes such as Fuku chicken sandwiches 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.
Michael Chen, a veteran of the Las Vegas dining scene, is the executive chef.
The $7 million in construction costs brings a 200-seat restaurant.
Other tidbits to know:
• Desserts from Milk Bar are served in the dining room.• The drinks menu includes the vague cocktails, wine, beer, sake and sochu.
• Bring your own wine and pay a $50 corkage fee per bottle with a limit of two bottles per reservation. • Sadly, no take out, delivery or room service orders are granted.
• The restaurant starts taking reservations on Wednesday.