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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 #404 of 11,372 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Asian, Korean
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: East Village
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: East Village
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Quito, Ecuador
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Amazing rice cakes. All plates are delicately elaborated. The flavours and textures are unique. One of my best Asian fusion restaurants in NY. Proper cocktail bar and professional and friendly service. Most of the times you'll eat in the bar so if you are more than two conversation will be difficult.

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Montreal, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

we get there early and got a table without any waiting. best meal ever with steam pork and smoked salmon bun , apple kim chi, uni, we have try and share almost everything on menu and everythins is soooo good, and service is amazing.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We got there early and snagged space at the bar without a wait. Sweet. Not enough people to get the barbecued pork shoulder, unfortunately. But we had delicious food, including a whole porgy, pork buns, peekytoe crab, and fabulous oysters. The house cocktails were amazing. We had way too many.

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This place is running on hype alone. It didn't impress me that much. Yes, the cooking was nearly flawless but it was overpriced and nothing wowed me. In my opinion, if you do an octopus dish, the octopus should be the star, but the potato balls on the side were the star. The octopus was well cooked, but lacked seasoning... More

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McAlester, Oklahoma
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

If you follow David Chang on his TV show Mind of a Chef, you will already be familiar with his style. The food was adventurous and delicious. We ordered more than half the items on the menu, and every one was notable. Went on a cold Sunday at door opening, so had no problem with seating, but the place filled... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

You need to prebook this place a few months in advance, and it's jammed, but once the food is served you understand why. We had the set menu of Duck - if you order that make sure you have a few friends with you - it's big! It was presented beautifully and tasted divine. The customer service was great. At... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Chang's restaurant was doing a great business but service remained pretty strong. The steamed buns that built the empire were very good, as was the pork special and all the apps we munched on. Hit Booker & Dax, the bar attached, a great place.

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San Francisco
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Fun atmosphere, very very adventurous cooking, great service. The only thing I didn't like was that I got full before I could order the rest of the items on the menu. This is a place to be a little daring, order stuff you might not think you would like...chances are very good you will love it.

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Sarasota, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

A good friend booked Momofuku for our Girls weekend in NYC because she is a huge foodie and had been reading about the restaurant all year. We ordered the duck, which was delicious, but HUGE. It was hard to finish it and we had quite a crew with us. Since the duck is cooked to rare the juices from the... More

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new new york
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

One of the best places to get some new flavors in your system. Most dishes were tasty and interesting and the serving size was fine. Highlights were the pork buns, the liver and especially the spicy pork sausage and rice cakes as main. Sticky popcorn cake was a great way to finish the meal.

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