David Chang’s Ko is a multi-course gastro experience, while the Noodle Bar next door is its laid-back, no-reservations, ramen-specific sibling. Meanwhile, up the street, Ssam Bar, which is attached to Milk Bar, offers a wider range of options. Chang, who is now legendary, does pretty revolutionary food, whether it’s noodles or pork buns, meaning that if there’s just one must-try foodie experience downtown, one of his restaurants would probably be it. At Ko, the reservation policy is a bit tough (email at 10 a.m. EXACTLY for the same night, tables are gone by 10:03) but worth a shot. >>Photo: Noah Kalina

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