The wait is over: David Chang’s first Washington restaurant, Momofuku CCDC, is now open. After weeks of speculation as to when the CityCenterDC eatery would make its debut, Chang—a native Washingtonian—announced the opening on Twitter with a nod to hometown controversy.
— Dave Chang (@davidchang) October 24, 2015
The space is the largest yet for the Momofuku empire builder, and is equipped with a bar, noodle bar, main dining room, and a private event area. Though Chang told the Washington Post that the menu wouldn’t read like a list of the greatest hits, a number of Momofuku classics are represented. Think classic pork buns—joined here by shiitake, shrimp, and brisket varieties—ginger-scallion noodles, and two kinds of ramen (pork belly and vegetarian).
Most of the seating is reserved for walk-in customers, though a limited number of reservations will be accepted starting Monday. Given the long lines at the adjoining Milk Bar on Friday’s opening day, you’ll want to arrive early.
Momofuku CCDC. 1090 I St., NW. Open for dinner Sunday through Thursday, 5 to 11; Friday through Saturday, 5 to midnight.