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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 #319 of 11,690 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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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

One of the best places I've been to eat Korean food. By the far the star of the show goes to the huge lump of pork and the wrap. Amazing.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A very laid back atmosphere....with a very interesting menu. We started with kimchi in a mason jar and steamed buns. The kimchi was okay.....the steamed buns were amazing. I've never had open faced pork buns before, but I could have kept eating them. Our main course was a rotisserie duck ssam with lettuce and a scallion pancake. I ate it... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Absolutely stunning food, good wine selection, all for a good value price. Well deserved awesome reputation. Make sure you start with the pulled pork rolls too.

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Had the 107 beef, an incredible experience of NY Beef, chose to eat rare and it was perfect, with incredible sauce and great appetizers (Uni, truffles and other great fusion ideas). The charge for BYOB was reasonable so we topped it off with great Malbec and also Chilean wines. Service was exquisite. Desert popcorn cake ? Wonderful. Only drawback is... More

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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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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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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