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Momofuku Ssam Bar

Certificate of Excellence
East Village
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207 2nd Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10003-5797
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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San Jose, CA
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife said we had to try it. She heard people rave about the place. OK, so we went. Doubt if we will ever go again, but then we don't get to NYC that much any more. Food interesting, but tends to be spicy hot without needing to be that way.

Thank eljefegeneo
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious steamed pork-belly buns!!! Delicious heirloom tomato and plum salad!!! Delicious sardine app!!! Fantastic service!!! This place never disappoints!

Thank AlabamaTraveljunkie
Brooklyn, New York
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171 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lower east side gem. 13th and 2nd avenue.. It is small and always crowded. We sat at the bar. They also have a back room so tables eventually open up. No reservations for smaller groups. Food was very good - although the very pleasant waitress may have sent us astray. we didn't get the whole porgy which looked delicious... More 

Thank Oskar-Brooklyn
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I made my fifth visit to this restaurant last weekend, bringing an uptown friend for her first visit. We went early so we didn't need to wait for a table. The place is super casual, but the food is SERIOUS. We had a fantastic raw fluke with pickled slices of something and a perfectly balanced dressing. The brisket was a... More 

Thank cherryhillnyc
Carrboro, North Carolina, USA
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hadn't been to NYC in years, and was happy to see this place was still here and still great! The pork buns are a must, even if you get nothing else. The cocktails were interesting, and the fish and duck were delicious. Not a lot of space here, so not great for big parties or kids.

Thank StarGazerB
Stockholm, Sweden
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

I had long looked forward to visiting this legendary restaurant. The visit was very successful and my expectations were exceeded. We in the family ate their famous Pork Buns and had ordered their roasted whole beef Côte de Beauf which was quite magical. I recommend you all to visit this cult restaurant. /Mats Samaras, Stockholm, Sweden

Thank MatsSamaras
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

An easy walk from the 3rd Avenue subway station to Momofuku Ssam bar We got there early at 5.45, so it was easy to get a table without reservations. The 3 of us ordered the house specials. My favorite was the Fluke, exquisitely seasoned. Other orders included the Pork buns, Beef Brisket and Pan roasted duck. All were hits

Thank consultantck
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

We arrived early for a party of four without a reservation and were seated immediately. Friendly staff whilst we were waiting for our late daughter gave us a marvelous margarita with absinthe as well as a great cold beer. Steamed Pork buns were fabulous -- make sure you get a bite with the plum sauce on the bottom! Portions are... More 

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Los Angeles
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Duck was amazing everything else (pork bun, fresh spring roll) were so so. Expected much more form this place.

Thank EricLosAngeles
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

On a very hot New York Summer's day we enjoyed a tasty lunch at this cool, laid back restaurant. I was delighted to receive a complete vegetarian menu upon request. We began with this basil lemonade which was fresh and thirst quenching. We shared shiitake bums as a starter and they were the highlight of the meal for both of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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