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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 #210 of 11,646 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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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Maybe this place is overhyped? We visited with our two teenage daughters and while I have to agree that the flavors are outstanding, the portions are very small. Not only the food, but also the wine pours are a bit stingy. We all have pretty average appetites but despite ordering many small plates, we all left slightly hungry. We did... More

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Traveled from Ottawa and had to take a chance to eat here. I worried i had built it up too much for my group of 4 but then the food started to come. i ordered 7 small plates and a main and the waiter offered to organize it for us.... he did so very well. 4/4 said this was the... More

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This review is based solely on the bo ssam (aka pork shoulder) tasting menu, which I've had on two separate occasions and remains one of my favorite dining experiences to this day. The ambiance is as cool as it gets, and I love the "do it yourself" nature of this meal. Between the oysters, bibb lettuce, kimchi, pork and the... More

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Mount Isa, Australia
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Have been wanting to try a Momofuku steamed pork bun for years and the dinner we had here did not disappoint. As they don't take reservations, we decided to have an early dinner and got there just before 7pm. By the time we left just before 9:00pm, the place was packed. With so many delicious things on the menu, my... More

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Calgary
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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