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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 #338 of 11,586 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Asian, Korean
Neighborhood:
East Village
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
San Jose, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We tried the Dry Aged Ribeye Large Format Meal, which we had to make reservations for ahead of time. It was $240 (I think) and worth every penny. It was a lot of food for 4 people, and could definitely feed 6 or even more. The service and ambiance were amazing as well. Booker & Dax and Milk Bar were... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Feels like home in terms of music and laid back style. It's better to go by and enter than raise expectations by planning a night out with friends. You won't be disappointed if you make a bet on something you don't know, usually its flavor mixing surprise by its likeability (like crisp apple kimchi)

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Seoul, Korea
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

When I went to this restaurant, it was already full of guests and busy. I waited for 20 minutes and took a seat with others shoulder to shoulder. I ordered rotisserie duck over rice and momofuku ssam. The food was generally delicious. But they were all too salty. In order to mitigate salty taste, I asked a bowl of rice.... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Ended up with a "bonus" night in NYC and though it was Saturday, took a chance on getting a seat At Momofuku Ssam Bar. Arrived at 7:30ish on a Saturday...the hostess was very nice and said that we could wait an hour for seats at the bar, or if we could eat in an hour we could be seated right... More

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New York, New York, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

As an Asian-American, I've had plenty of pork shoulders cooked in all kinds of different ways. So it would've had to be some really f*ing fantastic pork shoulder to leave any sort of lasting impression. And on that measure, Momofuku definitely fell short. The first layer, the outside skin was crispy, glazed, and all in all spectacular. But once all... More

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new york
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Family of 5 celebrating an Anniversary. We pre-ordered the dry age porterhouse steak dinner, which comes with french fries and salad enough for 4-6 people. Reservation was for 6 and the restaurant was already full and quite noisy. We ordered the sardines and pork buns as an appetizer and they were very enjoyable. Steak can out rare as ordered and... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Coming from Asia, I try to avoid Asian food when I visit New York. The pork buns and chicken buns were so filled with flavor, I will certainly make this place a MUST VISIT, each time I return. A long 45-60 min wait, but luckily there's a bar across the street and the hostess will call you when the table... More

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Brisbane
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62 reviews 62 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

At the time we visited this place was considered to be one of the best restaurants in the world (often rated in Top 50). Due to the no booking policy we arrived when it opened at 5pm to ensure we got a table. It was very pleasant on arrival, with very attentive staff, until the place quickly became full and... More

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Fort Hood, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

David Chang, who does a star turn on Ricky Gervais' hilarious "We Are the Champions" Audi commercial, has performed a Miracle on 2nd Avenue! The Ssam Bar is discreet from the outside, easy to access, and muted but inviting inside. There is a long communal dining table, but this is great! (There are also individual and family-sized tables; there were... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Shared steamed buns with pork belly, hoisin sauce and cucumber, THE seafood hot pot, and shared concord grape sorbet have all been amazing, as well as the waiting staff. Thanks, I have honestly had a great evening!

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

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