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“High Brow Food... Rich and Perfectly Prepared”
Review of Momofuku Ssam Bar

Momofuku Ssam Bar
Ranked #636 of 13,633 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: East Village
Sarasota, Florida
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38 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“High Brow Food... Rich and Perfectly Prepared”
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 duck ran into the white rice below the duck... that was not my favorite, I would prefer the rice to have been presented in a separate bowl without the duck drippings staining the rice pink. Just not my thing... probably does not bother most people.

Everything is perfectly fresh and the selection of beverages is interesting... I tried the unfiltered ginger ale, which was terrific.

After the meal we were presented with the duck broth. At that point in the meal there was no way I could drink something with so much salt and fat. I felt bad they had taken all that time to make something I just couldn't bring myself to consume.

Great for foodies for sure. You can only make a reservation if you order the rotisserie duck or the pork shoulder, all other is walk-in only.

  • Visited February 2014
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new new york
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“Great and inventive cuisine”
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.

Visited January 2014
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109 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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“Yummy XO Mackerel ”
Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

Being chinese I ordered their steamed pork buns which was supposedly this restaurant is famous for but i found their pork buns lacking. BUT their XO Mackerel was sooo good!! They also have superb service and Good Cocktails!! A must eat when visiting the lower east side!!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“A Little Bit of Spicy Heaven”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

Steamed pork belly buns, scallops, and spicy sausage with rice cakes. Great food. Great service. An amazing meal.

Visited January 2014
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San Francisco, California
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“Pork bun dreams”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

Pork buns have been reviewed positively by many others and I concur with their brilliance. Had the brisket which was decidedly weaker fair; it's been off the menu for months now. Should have had the bo ssam, will go back for it. Drink selection could be better, wish there was more non-alcoholic choices.

  • Visited February 2013
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