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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
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 15:30
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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 City, New York
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Ordered like 6 things off the menu - all were good, some outstanding. The duck dumplings, in particular, were the best thing I've tasted in the past month. Drinks were not stupidly priced. Great place to go on a date or when your parents are in town so you don't have to pay.

Thank Joe O
New Windsor, New York
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Man my buddy and I were super amped to check out this place out considering we are both Chefs. The food had decent flavor profiles to them its just you could have enough to actually be satisfied. I got the Ribs- really tasty but only had 2 per order like come on !! I would never do that ( David... More 

Thank Joshua A
Washington, DC
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

While in New York after Christmas, our extended family ate an amazing dinner at Momofuku in the West Village. The atmosphere was great, wait staff, attentive, and the food, amazing. Each dish that came out was unique and remarkable on its own. Apparently, all the raving about David Chang is not exaggerated. The pork belly steamed buns were amazing --... More 

Thank kateb1111
Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Lunch at a busy time in the lead up to new year. Grateful to get a table for two, inside out of the chilly lower East side temp. Tables close and no coat check offered so snug seating. Staff attentive but still busy. Menu described as Asian/American fusion. We had pulled pork on sticky rice with little sides of lettuce... More 

Thank GillBee2014
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I guess I'm more of a pacific rim person. Seems like everything we had there was pretty heavy. I'm still belching up the sardine appetizer. I wouldn't of ordered it but the waiter said it was great. Again, just not my taste. Very heavy. Out of the eight dishes we all had, only the shrimp ceviche type was worth ordering... More 

Thank NCWindsurfer
New York City, New York
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

After seeing pics of their food on IG my friends just had to come here. Its a very small place thats supposedly always packed so a reservation is recommended. To make one you have to create an account and provide them with your credit card number. Then you have to pick what dish you want to eat there. If you... More 

Cislago, Italy
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99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We were thrilled to be seated for lunch recently at the Momofuku Ssam Bar. We love Asian food, and looked forward to our NY trip for Chinatown and to try Momofuku. It was amazing, superlative, extraordinary--the BEST. We started with the pork buns and lentil/anchovy dip, followed by full plates of pork shoulder and duck with salad and pancake. Triple... More 

Thank barbaraGeneva
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This place is just outstanding. Fantastic fare and service! A must visit if you're a foodie traveling to NYC

Thank arehay
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Fab service, fab food - you need to be at least dining as a twosome though as the servings are sharing style. Fab baos, fab duck, perhaps the world's best seaweed biscuit. It was unreal. Must visit, such great value! Make sure you book ahead.

Thank ZoeBowkerTableNo7
Saint Augustine, Florida
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The vibe was typical NYC - kind of dark and pretty close - but we really liked the scallops, the pork belly steamed buns, the sausage with rice cake, and the hams. The service was attentive and friendly.

Thank Joanie C

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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
USD 31 - USD 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, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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