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207 2nd Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10003-5797 (East Village)
212-254-3500
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Ranked #343 of 11,866 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American, Asian, Korean
Neighborhood:
East Village
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Overall this restaurant was really overhyped. First and foremost the food was just not good enough. Too much focus on hyping the name of the dish or or the concept - and not enough on the quality of the ingredients and preparation. One example was the "dry aged sirloin tartare", which really was just poor in taste and texture. And... More 

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New York City, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Very nice pork buns. I have not tried the duck yet, but I am looking forward to it. Get here early as it can be crowded. They are sometimes quirky about seating, but I guess they are trying to get as many people in as possible.

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Nottingham
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We were introduced to the Momofuku restaurants by my sister and brother-in-law during our last trip to NYC in April 2013 and couldn't wait to come back to Ssam Bar. The rotisserie duck with chive pancakes is just incredible, so much so that we normally share a couple of dishes but neither of us wanted to share this, and we... More 

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Peachtree Corners, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I have to first say I wish I had done the duck dinner with my friends but it was not available any day we would be able to go. As such, we had a regular dinner there and maybe I had too high of expectations after all the great buzz I've heard about this place. We were seated with another... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Pretty much everything we tried here was amazing, but the apple kimchi stood out as the star, for it's simplicity, uniqueness, and combination of flavors. The bar serves up some great drinks as well. Prepare to enjoy a night of exceptional food, drinks, and service. One of the highlights of our trip to New York.

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Oslo, Norway
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Went with a colleague for a late night dinner. The restaurant was packed but we were told that we could leave our cell phone number and get a call when they had a table. Since we didn't have a US cell phone number, the waitress actually went to pick us up when the table was available in the bar next... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went here for a big brunch the other day. Delish! Ordered the pork buns (of course) - probably the second best pork buns I've ever had. For mains - BF ordered the duck on rice, and added the lettuce + shallot pancake. Oh my gosh, it was incredible. It looked amazing and tasted divine. I ordered the corn beef, cabbage... More 

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York, PA
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123 reviews 123 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Went there for dinner and after s but of changing tables due to hostess error, we ordered a feast. They did not disappoint. The waiter did push a bit to order more food and wine but experienced diners blow this off. The food is good! It's a bit crammed and noisy so if it's an intimate or romantic dinner do... More 

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ny
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Do one of their large format meals like the duck or Bo ssam and you get a reservation for a large group (there are normally no reservations). Both are excellent value.

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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Wow, what a great place. Easily one of the best meals we have had in NYC. And the pork buns, THE BEST IN THE WORLD. Stunning! Everything was fresh and flavoursome; very well priced for what you get. Wonderful service; and a really good vibe. Give it a go, you will not be dissappointed.

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Additional Information about Momofuku Ssam Bar

Address: 207 2nd Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10003-5797
Phone Number: 212-254-3500
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am  11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am  11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am  11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am  11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am  11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm  5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm  5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, Asian, Korean

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