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Momofuku Ssam Bar

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$$$
Neighborhood:
East Village
American, Asian, Korean
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207 2nd Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10003-5797
212-254-3500
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Today
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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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

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  • 179
    Excellent
  • 133
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great sharing lunch

Since you need to prebook Your Food if you want to reserve a table, we went for the shoulder of pork. We were 7 People, but it was a lot of Food left unfortunatly. That had nothing to do With the quality, since the food was lovely at a very fair price. The only thing we didn't like was the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Food_traveller32
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Oslo, Norway
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Oslo, Norway
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Since you need to prebook Your Food if you want to reserve a table, we went for the shoulder of pork. We were 7 People, but it was a lot of Food left unfortunatly. That had nothing to do With the quality, since the food was lovely at a very fair price. The only thing we didn't like was the... More 

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New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

NY its always full of surprises. Momofuku shares what we think about food. Inventive, full of flavors and great. Small, cozy and friendly place. Do Not Walk In. Book your table.

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Japan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Pros: Good food (Asian fusion) Nice trendy atmosphere Friendly service Cons: Tight space, kind of cramped inside Loud and dark inside Quite pricey and small portions Overall good to try once but not really the place to go regularly.

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Austin, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I had a great dinner w/ a couple of my colleagues the other night at Momofuku Ssam Bar. To be sure their reputation for the decadent steamed pork bun, which should probably go by another name, was awesome. Their version serves melt-in-your-mouth thick cut, roasted pork belly inside a "mini dough taco" ala traditional Beijing Duck wraps. The sauce is... More 

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Seated us only when all four of us had arrived. Lovely food drinks and service. Waitress very helpful with gluten free options. Nice atmosphere

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We made a last minute reservation for the rotisserie duck. What a fun and memorable experience. The meal was delicious and the service was great. We'll definitely be back for another family-style meal.

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Tusayan, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Very nice restaurant, get in early though as the bar and tables are communal and they don't accept reservations. I really enjoyed the pork buns - they were delicious (just like everything else we tried). Just order a few dishes and share with whomever you're with. Personally I thought the dishes were served a little bit too quickly after one... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

No trip to NYC would be complete without a Momofuku fix and Ssam bar did not disappoint. Innovative and totally delicious food. The sardine toasts are the best thing I've eaten in a long time. Amazing value for money. The portions are huge so perfect for sharing. Cocktails are lovely both in Ssam and Booker and Dax (Thai basil daiquiri... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This was the first place we visited on our trip to NYC, and it was such a disappointment! Maybe our hopes were too high, but our dinner here left us both cold. The pork buns were delicious...if you like classic pork buns. While well executed, I can't say I thought there was anything exceptional about them. However, they were the... More 

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London
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 207 2nd Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10003-5797
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: 212-254-3500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Asian, Korean
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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