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Momofuku Ssam Bar

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East Village
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207 2nd Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10003-5797
+1 212-254-3500
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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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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 

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Cislago, Italy
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98 reviews
51 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 

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Indianapolis
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

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

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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.

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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 30 November 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.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We went pretty late, around 11 pm on a Thursday night- so no line but plenty of time before last call! We tried a couple of the small dishes between two people. The brussel sprouts, fluke, and sweet breads were delicious! Definitely Asian influenced flavors, but new and interesting combinations! Definitely recommend everything we tried.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We got seated immediately at Momofuku Ssam at 2:40. The Fried Brussels Sprouts were really good, but Uchi's in Houston are better. The Pork Buns were really good, but I've had just as good in Houston. We liked the Shredded Pork Shoulder Ssam, but the meat portion was a little small. The Ssam came with 4 lettuce leaves, sliced cucumbers,... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Came with a friend for dinner on a Monday evening. Waited ~15 minutes for seats at the bar. We had split 3 vegetarian dishes, and I had the pork belly steamed buns to myself. Everything was good, but the standout had to be the summer tomato salad--it's been 5 weeks, and the memory still lingers on my tastebuds.

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Georgia
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103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We came for the steamed buns as they are famous for them, it did not disappoint either they were very tasty, service was a little slow waited for drinks a little too long and it was a little dark in the restaurant maybe that's just the style..

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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Not that my spicy sausage and rice cakes wasn't delicious but they pork buns wee some of the best I've ever eaten

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Cuisine
Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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