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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
+1 212-254-3500
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 00:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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New York
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375 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2013

And it was expensive! Portions are pretentiously small. Ok, I can handle the small portions if the food was actually good, but it was so bad that I rather go to a hospital or grade school cafeteria to eat my dinner. If their food is the benchmark, McDonald's would get 3 Michelin Stars. I'm not even exaggerating. Once upon a... More 

1 Thank Max D
Toledo, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2013

My husband and I and 5 of our friends made a reservation for the Bo Ssam Pork shoulder meal that was more than enough to feed twice the number of people. We started with appetizer of the steam pork bun which had a phenomenol sauce and wasabi tendon which is not a good pairing and the wasabi did not complement... More 

Thank MyL1220
Singapore, Singapore
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101 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2013 via mobile

The food is good but we did not like the interior as it's small and they really packed too many tables in a small pace. We were surprised at the speed the dishes came out. We have a porgy fish and it's actually a whole steam fish with soya sauce done Cantonese style. The veal sweetbread is a must order... More 

Thank kkyang
Paget Parish, Bermuda
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2013

The duck over rice dish is great. Also the pork buns and the duck buns were great and also loved the apple kimchi. Make sure you order some lettuce for the duck over rice dish. I wasn't too thrilled though with the pancakes though - it is heavier than the Korean version. This is a very innovative cuisine at quite... More 

Thank ladyprufrock_10
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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343 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

It is duck time. I am a fan of all Momofuku restaurants. Food is always imaginative and good. The pulled duck buns were spectacular, even better than the pork buns, which are very good. The potato side dish was also great. The duck fried dumplings were good. The music was a bit loud, which is typical of the Momofuku establishments.

Thank Jarb46
new york
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2013

My wife and i went to have an early dinner in Ssam Bar without a reservation,they accommodated us right away.We ordered pork buns which is very sumptuous,the best pork bun i ever had.We ordered the noodles which is good also.They give good service and served very good food.

Thank localboy73
New York City, New York
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2013

I wasn't as impressed with the Ssam Bar as I was with the other Momofuku options but it was good. I think the decor is better but the food seems lacking for Momofuku which is usual above and beyond. I really enjoyed my main course but everything thing else was average. There cocktails however are fantastic. They even had better... More 

Thank LeeLafferty
Tadley, United Kingdom
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543 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2013

We were very keen to try this restaurant as it had been rated very highly in a recent survey, sadly it did not match the expectation. The seating was on benches and was somewhat basic. The menu was pretty limited but fortunately we had pre-ordered the pork shoulder, which was served with spices, rice and lettuce leaves. The pork was... More 

Thank Andrew N
Kissimmee, Florida, United States
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2013

That pretty much sums it up for me. While I am deeply in love with all aspects of Momofuku's Milk Bar, the food just wasn't great for me. As above, it was a great experience! Our service was on point. We had their famous steamed buns which were the bomb! Following that, we nibbled on some Pig Ears which I... More 

Thank Kevin Charles M
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2013

What a nice place to have lunch, we had the duck over rice set and some pork buns, and spicy potatoes, For dessert I had the best cake ever, lemon meringue pie - pistachio, lemon curd, RUN befor they change their menu!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 01:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-254-3500

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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