David Chang’s newest restaurant has opened. Majordomo is the Momofuku chef’s first official spot in Los Angeles, and it’s been a long time coming.
In recent years, Chang has expanded his New York-based Momofuku empire to have outposts in Sydney, Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas, but this new spot in LA’s Chinatown ain’t quite that. “There is a reason we are not bringing any Momofuku there,” he told Eater. “We want to make something specific for Los Angeles.”
That special something is a boundary-less California-influenced menu with Korean flavors. What does that mean? Well, there are no pork buns on the menu, if that’s what you’re wondering. The iconic Momofuku dish has been superseded by rice cakes served with spinach and seaweed, smoked whole beef short rib, crispy-skinned whole pork belly, a vegetable-focused “bounty bowl,” griddle-cooked Chinese bread, and noodles.
Master of None‘s Eric Wareheim was there on opening night and was quick to post on Instagram to champion the masterful chef. “Los Angeles and Chinatown has officially changed for the better tonight,” he said. “Imagine all the momofukus combined and refined. Incorporating everything that is beautiful from Los Angeles (produce, uni, etc) with the elegance of NYC. I luv u Majordomo.”
Majordomo is located at 1725 Naud St, Los Angeles. Hours are Tuesday to Thursday, 5:30pm – 10pm; Friday + Saturday, 5:30pm – 11pm.