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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“pork buns” (105 reviews)
“kimchi” (33 reviews)
“sardines” (13 reviews)
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Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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207 2nd Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10003-5797
Neighbourhood: East Village
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Reviewed 3 April 2013 via mobile

You can't reserve at this restaurant unless you become a member on line. However we just turned up in the hope of getting a table and got seated straight away. Went for the duck with pancake special and it was delicious. Can not recommend enough.

Thank Djsloan
Reviewed 2 April 2013

Pork buns, pork buns, pork buns. Foie gras aside there are fewer more intoxicating dishes on earth. So simple and plain looking yet so good. Stupid awesome make you feel right at home service. Inexpensive too! We bought the cookbook as a present for my...More

Thank MisterSR
Reviewed 1 April 2013

It was ok. If your Korean food experience is limited, then you may find this exciting culinary experience. For a Korean like me, it was pretty good food, but otherwise a "meh" The "authentic" ssam is actually a much more complex dish in flavor and...More

Thank jjhkim
Reviewed 1 April 2013

Go in, see the hostess/hostess, give her/him your name and phone number, then walk across the street to the bar on the corner, have a pint or 2, and then they'll call you when table or spot at the bar is ready. The food is...More

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 31 March 2013

Went on a Sat night at 6pm and the place was jammed. They told us 20min for 2 people, took our name and number and would text is when the table was ready. We went for a quick stroll and 10 min later our table...More

Thank RS86
Reviewed 31 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...More

1  Thank Max D
Reviewed 23 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...More

Thank MyL1220
Reviewed 22 March 2013

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...More

Thank kkyang
Reviewed 18 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 -...More

Thank ladyprufrock_10
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...More

Thank Jarb46
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
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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