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Momofuku Ssam Bar

207 2nd Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10003-5797
+1 212-254-3500
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pork buns” (109 reviews)
“rice cake” (37 reviews)
“kimchi” (34 reviews)
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Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
207 2nd Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10003-5797
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We came there in the last hour before closing time for lunch. Maybe the restaurant's strength is actually the dinner menu but overall I must say that for the price and for the Momofuku reputation I expected something better. Firstly the atmosphere was a slight...More

Thank Robertas S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried many things family style so we got to taste a nice variety. Their specialties were rice cakes and pork belly buns. Both were good, especially the rice cakes. They also have several special hams which were a nice treat. The whole fish was...More

Thank RegRobinson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If this restaurant was anywhere else, it would probably get a higher rating, but compared to the other meals we’ve had, this was just ok for me.

Thank sigrrrid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried it spontaneously on St. Patrick's Day Saturday Night and yay, we got a table! Or, a piece of the bar as we sat with two directly at the Bar, where we experienced the very friendly service and expertise of the bartender. The fluke...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ssam bar is a pleasant surprise. After seeing the owner on the Olympic coverage we knew we needed to try one of his restaurants. While we very much enjoyed our dinner, we felt it would a better place for a group of at least three...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Steamed Pork Buns blew me away. Like a sweet pillow of deliciousness in your mouth. The ribs and hanger steak are amazing. The seafood (mussels and shrimp) was good. The shrimp toast was great also. The only issue is that we didn’t have a reservation...More

Thank hazzatac
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Had tried to book a time for a few days with little luck. I slipped in just before they closed at 3:00. Had the brisket, kimchi rice and a pork shoulder bun. Everything was fantastic

Thank Travwine
Reviewed 31 January 2018

We started visiting the restaurant 5 or 6 years ago, and return whenever in NYC. The steamed pork buns are fabulous. We bought David Chang's cookbook and have made a number of items. Next weekend we attempt the steamed buns. I am sure it won't...More

Thank Vulturecap
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

I’m was been here with my friends for testing food and looked about the place.. very clean,very comfortable,good staff.. food is very nice.. I raccomanded this and I’m come back. Good job

Thank Pierluigi2193
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

The food is outstanding. The oysters were perfect, as was the meat and fish course we ordered. We also ordered the country ham tasting platter, which felt sort of ordinary for the cost. It was delicious, but was not inventive at all. We had a...More

Thank Greer W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 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
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-254-3500
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