Momofuku Toronto Closes its Doors


TORONTO — Momofuku Toronto, including its main-floor Noodle Bar, mezzanine Milk Bar outpost that sold delectable cookies, cakes and ice cream, and upstairs steakhouse, Kojin, has closed its doors.

Before Christmas, the first Canadian location of David Chang’s Momofuku chain announced on its Instagram feed that it would shutter by the end of the year.

“We have decided not to renew our lease at this location. We are deeply grateful to the Toronto community for the support over the past decade,” read the post.

The restaurant officially closed Dec. 23. It’s rumoured that high-end Chinese concept Mott32 will be moving into the now-empty space.

Momofuku shared one final post to its account, thanking the city for embracing them over the years. “Thanks to the incredible suppliers who have brought the bounty of Ontario to our restaurant. Thanks to the locals who came every week and the folks who made a special trip to visit us,” it read.

The post also recognized how unique the Toronto location was compared to the “cramped confines” of the brand’s New York outposts.

“Over the past decade, we got to work with the best of the best in Ontario: getting wild leeks from Jim Giggie, collaborating on a Momofuku beer with Oast House, sourcing the best produce from 100KM Foods and Country Boys.”

Though the brick-and-mortar establishment is gone, Momofuku Goods, the brand’s pantry line is now available in Canada, meaning you can order some Momofuku nostalgia right to your home.

The post hinted at another Momofuku update in the future. “We hope to have more to say in the future, but for now we’ll end the way we started: thank you for everything.”

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