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Momofuku Ssam Bar

207 2nd Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10003-5797 (East Village)
212-254-3500
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Ranked #233 of 11,626 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Asian, Korean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: East Village
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: East Village
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Calgary
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Second time here, first time for brunch. The small plates were tasty, delivered in organized groupings and the waiter had great explanations for all of our questions. I would love to come back with a couple more people for brunch and preorder the whole duck or pork roast or oysters.. They all looked and smelt wonderful!!

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Spring Valley, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great Ambience Great Service and A+++ Food. Try the steamed pork Buns. The Sardines are out of this world. Also Loved the oysters accompined by Bread and Butter. For a main course I tried the Golden Spotted Tilefish and loved it. Brother had a ham dish, which I was not crazy about like the other dishes. A Fun and Totally... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Loved the space and fitting (we were the first people there at 5pm sharp) to score a table, but there weren't that many people lining up. Loved the pork buns, they were amazing and even better than the one we tried at Momofuku Seiobo in Sydney, Australia (definitely order that). We loved the ssam options here as well. Delicious!

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New York, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food, always quite the "scene". Wish they would take reservations (its no res unless you're buying an entire duck).

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The globe
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

The pork belly buns were just as fantastic as expected. Nice cosy and lively atmosphere, quite crowded. Would absolutely recommend it.

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Houston, TX
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A friend recommended this restaurant to us and I am glad we made the time out to visit East Village for this hidden gem. The food was excellent and very delicious. There was nothing we ordered that we did not enjoy. The pork belly buns were superb and so were the soft shell crab and pork ribs steak that my... More

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The pork buns are as necessary as a stop in central park. The food is great and the service even better. I am always overwhelmed with dinner options in New York but now I have my one go to spot. I tried so many dishes but there was nothing like the pork buns. I came with a lot of friends... More

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

On a recent gourmet tour of NYC we tried Ssam Bar, after a very forgettable cocktail next door at the Hooker Bar. (lousy staff, Gen Y full of attitude) However the dining at Ssam bar was seriously good. We tried the five courses matched to wine, beer and whatever! I have to say the pork bun just blew us away,... More

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Celerina, Switzerland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

fresh, fun and simply delicious! they get it right and it's worth the wait by the door. I recommend the scallops and if you are feeling naughty the duck and waffles. so good...

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Missoula, Montana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

There are SO many restaurant choices when visiting New York that it often becomes overwhelming. However, after one meal at Momofuku Ssam Bar confused I shall never be again. Sure, I'll try other places, but know that I will be returning here when back in the city. We traveled via cab from Harlem and were seated and served quickly. It... More

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