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Momofuku Ssam Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
East Village
As featured in Melissa's NYC
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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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Dominican Republic
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94 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The only difficult thing about this gem is getting a table! Thankfully we were able to book a table via the Reserve app for a minimal donation to charity. All dishes were delicious and well presented. Flavorful and inventive. Best thing was we were able to purchase some bottles of their Ssam Sauce for future delight!

Thank DrABC
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127 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic option for people that like food experiences. The main thing is this place is clearly the food with the extra that the kitchen is accessible to our eyes, which is quite important for me. It's very well located and the design is good and provides a nice level of comfort. Price wise is not the best... More 

New York
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best dish we had last night were the Brussels sprouts. Roasted to crisp and doused in a flavour-full sauce. Five stars! Everything else was average and a bit pricey (apple kimchi - more apple than kimchi and requested the bacon on the side; the mackerel and oysters weren't remarkable and they were drowned in the ginger salad dressing -... More 

Thank Katie O
Quebec City, Canada
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The food is so good, so amazingly different, so tasty that you will have to restrain yourself in order to stay focus on not overeating. I will return as soon as possible. I recommend it without any , any, any hesitation. Order the Brussels sprouts or the sardines, or the pork, or the mushrooms, or...anything. You will be enchanted.

Thank JacquesetJacques
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A friend insisted that we should go, so he took us there for lunch. I was skeptical about the whole Asian fusion whatever, but I must admit that I really enjoyed the whole meal. If you're new like I was, just let yourself go and try different things.

Thank Jordi F
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 6 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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17 reviews
10 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 12 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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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
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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