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Momofuku Ssam Bar

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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, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 55
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  • 7
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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
fun crowd and good food

a bustling fun atmosphere with great Asian food and noodle dishes. I had the special which was soft shell crabs and they were done to perfection

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Bill D
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Morganton, North Carolina
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Two words: Pork Bun. Get the pork bun, try to ignore the pretentiousness that is obvious in this place. If you're a southerner, do not order the country ham and red eye gravy small plate. It is not what we were expecting at all. But, did I mention that the pork buns were amazing? Pork Bun. That is all.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

a bustling fun atmosphere with great Asian food and noodle dishes. I had the special which was soft shell crabs and they were done to perfection

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Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

We experienced a fantastic lunch at this busy little restaurant. The pork buns an absolute stand out. We then ordered individual bowls of beautiful fresh spicey lamb with rice and fresh lettuce, mint and pickle cucumber. We drank a lovely Austrian wine that accompanied the food beautifully with its sweetness and acidic finish. The charge for five was $250 US

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I'd highly recommend the Bo Ssäm barbecued pork sharing meal. It's delicious and hugely filling. We went as a group of 6 and still didn't finish it! Remember to book this in advance, it is prepared for the party in advance. It may be worth noting that the staff get anxious if the whole party does not all arrive on... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Stopped in for a snack, a bloody mary, a great glass of wine and those oh, so delicious pork buns. Always good and always fun.

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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I went to Momofuku twice while visitng NYC. First time I went on a sunday around 2pm. There was no wait and I ordered the Duck Waffles. AMAZING. The second time I went on a Wednesday @ 5pm - no wait. They had a "Duck Special" that was off the menu for only $20. It included pieces of duck with... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Incredible lunch. Steamed pork buns are amazing as everyone says they are. We also pre ordered the duck that was incredible and amazing value. We loved all the condiments that accompanied the duck. We also enjoyed the relaxed, friendly and efficient service. We had a late lunch and were the last people in the restaurant but our server didn’t hurry... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Momofuku is a small bar restaurant setting so booking is essential. Decor is neutral, but trendy, with a long bar the main focal point in the room. Tables are low with bench style seating. Its noisy and vibey - ok for smaller crowds, more difficult to talk in large groups. As we were a large party we chose the 7... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The food here was pretty good... Little hit and miss. The steamed buns were AMAZING (wish that was all we had ordered), the spicy shrimp roll was good but nothing to write home about and the pig ears were barely edible... Ive had pig ears before so was aware of the texture but the flavor was terrible, coarse cut so... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 380 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We came at 6:30 pm on a Thursday night expecting a wait but surprisingly, there wasn't one. However, they do not seat incomplete parties and since we were waiting for 1 other person, we got a drink at their bar next door - Booker and Dax. Also, they do not take reservations. We ordered the Porgy Ssam (2 pound fish... More 

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

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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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