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Momofuku Ssam Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
East Village
Japanese, 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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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 199
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  • 150
    Very good
  • 59
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  • 8
    Poor
  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Asian fusion, though the shoulder-to-shoulder thing is overrated.

This restaurant's chef is talent. He serves up his own brand of Asian fusion with attitude. As I wrote in the title, the cramped quarters limit the joy you'll get here. But if you're a young thing in lower Manhattan, you won't mind too much. The cocktails are nice, too. Service is fine. Prices are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Barry H
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Shanghai Region, China
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Shanghai Region, China
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This restaurant's chef is talent. He serves up his own brand of Asian fusion with attitude. As I wrote in the title, the cramped quarters limit the joy you'll get here. But if you're a young thing in lower Manhattan, you won't mind too much. The cocktails are nice, too. Service is fine. Prices are sky high.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Want to know where the steamed bun was perfected. David Changs restaurant is truly worth the visit. Oh my god what a meal, every fish was a sumptuous journey into the east whilst in the craziness of NYC. Steamed buns with crispy pork and blue cheese, what a treat. Oysters, oh my what a twist. A must do for any... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It's hard to separate the reality from the hype at Ssam Bar. It's certainly not, as some might claim, one of the best places in New York. It is quite good, but not what one would expect from the Momofuku empire. In particular, the service seemed off. We were given the wrong drink; multiple dishes had run out, and we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Wen't here with friends for a late dinner without reservation. Put on the waiting list and optioned to take few drinks at their bar located next door. Promptly fetched when we had a table available and experienced a very good evening of servce and food.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The MomoFuku restaurants are all really good. The pork steam buns are a MUST! The alternative buns 'bluecheese' are also outstanding and have a BBQ sauce on them that is out of this world! We also had the sausage rice cakes, holy wow, this was incredible...but oh so spicy. There is also a nice 'out there' beer selection that was... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My "go to" when I have an out-of-towner visiting me. Definitely worth the usual 30 minute-1 hour for a table or spot at the bar.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

David Chang's Momofuku restaurants are world reknown and we'd been dying to try one since following him on "Mind of a Chef". We planned on dining on a Sunday night past peak dining hours (~7:30pm). There was no wait though we were seated at the bar and not a table. Right away you can see that this restaurant is popular... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great food, they keep changing menus so no point is mentioning a certain dish. great service, super friendly staff fast comes really quick. super highly recommended.

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We ate here once and resolved to try and eat everything on the menu, so returned. Unfortunately eating it all wasn't possible (not because of any other reason that being too full). It's all delicious. The staff are helpful and accommodating and quick to provide advice on the menu. We had kale, beetroot, pigs ears, fluke, beef tongue, pork rolls,... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Tantalizing, culinary fusion....east meets west shootout in your mouth. Soft steamed bao buns, crispy, savory, sweet....nevermind. There are.... no words. Go now. Don't wait. Pork... Belly... Steamed Buns... I am officially and unapologetically warning you that I may consume every one when I return so you'd better hurry. Small space, good service. Small, hard, not so comfy rectangular wooden seats.... 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: Japanese, 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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