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Momofuku Ssam Bar

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$$$
Neighborhood:
East Village
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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Today
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 185
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    Very good
  • 53
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  • 7
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  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
More food than you can eat!!

A group of us (7 total) showed up with high expectations for this place based on some word of mouth reviews. For apps, we had the sardines on toast and pork buns. Both were very good, but I would def recommend the sardines on toast. The chefs started roasting the pork shoulder 8-9 hours before... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Washington
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Having been to the Momofuku in Sydney, I was excited to try this place. I was not disappointed. It's very casual, so try to get there before 6pm as they don't take bookings. We sat at the bar, which was kind of fun to see the action happen. The drink list is quite extensive, and we started off with some... More 

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Washington
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A group of us (7 total) showed up with high expectations for this place based on some word of mouth reviews. For apps, we had the sardines on toast and pork buns. Both were very good, but I would def recommend the sardines on toast. The chefs started roasting the pork shoulder 8-9 hours before our reservation time, so by... More 

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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102 reviews 102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Momofuku, is an experience, not a meal, You need to share and enjoy the many flavors of the meal, and not be afraid of trying something new. After dinner go across the street to the Milk Bar for dessert you will not be disappointed,

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Paris, France
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Had the pork shoulder and spice lamb ssams, which were alright, but nothing special. Go for lunch and you will avoid huge lines/crowds. Enjoyed the (overpriced, yes, but quite tasty) cereal milk softserve and the crack pie, right across the street after lunch in the tiny Milk Bar Kiosk. Lots of Japanese tourists. Uncomfortable stools to sit on in the... More 

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New York City, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I went here last Thursday night with a friend and was very very pleased with the food, drink, and overall experience. I cannot stop thinking about the Sardines dish. It was SO good (and I'm not a huge sardines person). One of the best bites of food I've had in a long time. I definitely recommend this place, but because... More 

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Florida
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162 reviews 162 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Tried it for a change as we’re such Momofuku Noodle Bar fans. The setting is clean and contemporary, service is very attentive, but nothing can beat the food at the mothership. We’re glad we tried it but will stick to what we love in future. Ssam means wrap but we went for bowls. We may have missed something.

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Ottawa, Canada
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45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I have heard so much about Momofuku, David Chang and this elusive Steamed Pork bun over the last few years, and living in rural Ottawa it seemed a million miles away. But happily, my husband and I decided to do our first ever trip to New York City this past week, and right up there on my priority list along... More 

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Juno Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Excellent food and service! We had the whole pork roast and it was fabulous! Awesome service and great atmosphere and the is a botique beer bar attached to the restaurant that is a great place to start!

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Oslo, Norway
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Since you need to prebook Your Food if you want to reserve a table, we went for the shoulder of pork. We were 7 People, but it was a lot of Food left unfortunatly. That had nothing to do With the quality, since the food was lovely at a very fair price. The only thing we didn't like was the... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

NY its always full of surprises. Momofuku shares what we think about food. Inventive, full of flavors and great. Small, cozy and friendly place. Do Not Walk In. Book your table.

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Restaurant Details

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: 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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