Frequently Asked Questions


Is Ko currently open?

Yes, Ko is currently a temporary outdoor dining space called KO EXTRA PLACE. This version takes the repertoire of Ko, interprets it as an outdoors pop-up, while embracing the rawness of our historic alleyway. Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 5 PM– 9 PM (8 PM final seating).

We also have a Takeout Menu available from Tuesday – Saturday 12 PM – 9 PM via Caviar.


When do reservations become available?

Reservations are released at 12am, 14 days out (including the day). For example, at midnight on the 1st of the month, the reservations for the 14th will be made available.


What safety precautions can I expect as a guests?

We practice enhanced safety protocols according to our Company Safety Manual. Our team wears face masks all through the shift. Surfaces are disinfected regularly. Our team properly washes their hands frequently and practice safe glove-wearing.


Can you accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies?

For our outdoors menu, we may be able to accommodate dietary restrictions with advanced notice. Please inquire when making your reservation. We are currently unable to make any modifications to our to go menu. Please call us at 212-203-8095 with any questions (please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible), or email us at


Where are you located? I am having trouble finding the restaurant.

Ko is located in Extra Place, which is the northbound alley off 1st St. between 2nd Ave. and Bowery.




What does Ko mean?
Child of.

What type of cuisine does Ko serve?
We are strongly guided by the Japanese kaiseki tradition, as well as seasonality, the innovation of our mentors and peers, food memories, and the breadth of cuisine available in the melting pot of New York City. We strive to make food that is unexpected but delicious.

Who is the chef at Ko?
Sean Gray is the Executive Chef of Ko. David Chang is the Chef and Founder of Momofuku.

What is the difference between the main dining room and the bar at Ko?

The multi-course tasting menu is only available in the main dining room. Guests are seated at a counter that wraps around the open kitchen. The counter accommodates parties of 1 to 4 guests. There are also two tables that accommodate larger parties of 4 to 6 guests.

Our bar serves a constantly evolving selection of a la carte dishes. The tasting menu is not available at the bar. Please note, our bar is seated on a walk-in basis.

What’s on the tasting menu?
Our tasting menu is served in the main dining room, for lunch and dinner. The menu is currently 12 to 15 courses, priced at $255 per person, inclusive of service. Reservations are required. Please allow 2.5 hours for your meal.

What’s on the menu at the bar?
Our bar serves as a field for research and development for our culinary team. We put forth constantly evolving selection of a la carte dishes. Our full beverage menu is available as well.

Do you offer a beverage pairing?
Yes, a beverage pairing is available for $195 per person. We offer spirits, sake, beer, and wines by the glass, as well as a full wine list.

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies?
We are able to accommodate most dietary requests. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions or allergies when making your reservation for the tasting menu. Please note that we are unable to create a vegan menu.

Is Ko wheelchair accessible?
Yes. Please let us know in advance so we can arrange for the best seating.

Do you take reservations? Do you allow walk-ins?
Yes. Reservations for the counter and tables in our main dining room are available online only through OpenTable. Reservations are made available 30 days in advance including the current day.

To change or cancel your reservation follow the link in your confirmation email. Changes in party size are permitted based on availability. If you cancel less than 48 hours in advance of your seating time, there is a cancellation/no show fee of $255 per person. If you are running late, please call 212.203.8095 and leave a message. We will hold your seats for 15 minutes. Please note that we reserve the right to modify the menu to accommodate for late arrivals. We do not take reservations over the phone.

We welcome walk-ins at our bar for our a la carte menu. The bar is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Occasionally, we are able to accommodate walk-ins for our tasting menu. Please inquire in person.

I have a reservation in the main dining room. Can I dine in the bar instead?
No. We are not able to offer our tasting menu in the bar. Should you wish to cancel your reservation in the main dining room, we ask that any cancellations or adjustments to your reservation be made 48 hours in advance.

Is there a dress code?

Can I bring my young child to dine?
Due to the unique configuration of the counter around the kitchen and the restricted number of chairs, we require that each guest participate in the menu. While we have had younger diners enjoy the full menu, we also understand that the average duration of the meal (at least 2.5 hours) and the amount and style of food is not for most children.

Can I have a private event at Ko?
Yes. we can accommodate private parties and also offer large reservation options. For more information, please email

Can I bring my own wine?
Yes. Our corkage fee is $60 per 750 ml, with a maximum of 1 bottle per guest. Please note, we do not allow corkage for wines that appear on our list.

Can I bring my own cake?
Yes. Please inform us beforehand if you plan to bring an outside cake, which may incur a cutting fee of $5 per guest. We can also provide Milk Bar cakes and pies to enjoy with your meal if ordered 72 hours in advance of your reservation date.  For more information, please contact us at

Do you do take-out orders or delivery?

I’m celebrating a special occasion, can you do something special?
Please let us know when making the reservation and our team will help commemorate the occasion.

Can I organize prepayment of the check or a portion thereof?
Yes. Please email, and we will be in contact to set it up.

Do you sell gift cards?
Yes. Gift cards can be purchased online or at any of our restaurants. NYC gift cards are redeemable at our restaurants in New York and Los Angeles. Please note, Momofuku gift cards are not redeemable at Momofuku Las Vegas or Fuku.