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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 57
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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
Pork Belly Pyrotechnics!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
MagnoliaKat
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Nashville, Tennessee
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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75 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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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Akron, Ohio
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

One of the best meals we've had in NYC and we didn't have to dress up. We've dined at most of the famous chef restaurants. They can be too serious. This was fun. And better. Sort of American - Asian Fusion. We had rib-eye to serve four. Can't really put into words how excellent it was. Every single thing we... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Pork buns and rotisserie duck bowl...oh my goodness gracious! If it were socially acceptable for me to eat two servings of the duck bowl PLUS order another one to take back to my hotel room, I would have.

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Morganton, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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