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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
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank ellen r
new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I recently moved closer to this restaurant, and go quite often now. The service is always impeccable. They are very knowledgeable yet not pretentious and can walk you through any wine or dish with ease. If you go just before the prime time meal rush they can accommodate two people without a rezzie. The food is great- changes with seasons.... More 

Thank traveljack2000
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Reserved a rotisserie duck for 4 adults. The duck was amazing, was not greasy at all and was surprisingly very lean. I must say it was one of the best duck dishes next to Peking duck I had in Beijing. A bit pricy but I would definitely go back.

Thank Cardinalbeagle
Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

I had lunch here. I arrived early, around 11:30 on a weekday and although I had a reservation it didn't seem I needed one. The restaruant got more crowded over the hour or so I was there but at no time was it packed. The service was very nice, pleasant and attendtive. I had a cold apetiizer, a spicy shrimp... More 

Thank Richard M
Annemasse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Yes, Mr Chang is brilliant and not a single dish disappointed. The soft shell crabs were the best ever, and the steamed sea bass in dashi so flavorful and a large portion. Wines and saké well selected, Odd there were only two desserts. inexplicable. Also idiosyncratic was the large selection of amaro like Cynar, Aperol,Campari etc. Guess Mr chang likes... More 

Thank Haskell J
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

As a former New Yorker, I make it my goal to come to Ssam Bar every time that I am back in the city. Spectacular steamed buns. The whole menu is terrific and ever changing. Wonderful service as well. A must for any trip to NYC.

Thank Jess S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Always looking for new 'go to' restaurants. Just found one. Great staff , perfect and attentive service and terrific food. We knew nothing about Korean food before tonight but can't to come back.

Thank Stephen W

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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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