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US$31 - US$40
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Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
0.6 km from Union Square
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a good recommendation, so we had very high expectative. There were 2 great plates, but the rest was nothing to remember. The service was very good and the place is very nice.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 23 January 2021

The most unique, and delicious, food I tasted all year. Really unique fusion of Korean and American Southern comfort food.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 21 February 2020

Had a meal here while visiting from London and very glad we booked. Cocktails and wine choice good, service v good and food excellent. Particularly the pork bao buns.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 18 February 2020 via mobile

Go the pork. All of the pork. The buns, the steak...and the fish tartare was freaking awesome. Lovely staff. A little pricey but great.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 13 February 2020 via mobile

It’s always a risk when you order duck. You can end up so disappointed but that is certainly not the case at Momofuku Ssäm Bar. We were celebrating a double birthday and decided to splurge on the rotisserie duck meal. Was a bit worried that...it may not be enough for our party of 7 but we’re delightfully surprised with the generous serving. First the duck is presented and then brought back to the kitchen where it is expertly cut into perfect slices, served with rice, chive pancakes and garnished with cilantro & watercress. There is also crispy shallot, barbecue sauce and ginger scallion sauce that you can add to your duck and wrap it all up in a piece of bib lettuce. The perfectly cooked duck stuffed with sausage was tender and juicy. We were all happy including members of the party who rarely eat duck. It’s worth the $175 price tag.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 23 December 2019

I wasn't sure how much I would like this place knowing they're known for their pork buns. I had the brussel sprouts and shiitake buns and was blown away by the flavors! Our waitress was also wonderful. Can't wait to go back!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 20 December 2019 via mobile

It definitely was an experience well worth it coming all the way Down Under and taste the food on offer.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 19 December 2019

I love David Chang and we had chance to eat here recently. The food did not disappoint. Service was excellent and quick. They were great at recommendations and they even had cans of Heady Topper which I jumped at the chance to get. It was...excellent. As far as food we got the following dishes: Fried Shrimp-Excellent with a kick Pork Buns-Just really, really good baos Spicy Sausage and Rice Cakes-this came last. Flavor was good but at this point we were too full to finish...Easily our least favorite dish Market Green and Radish-One of my favorite salads. Great texture and flavor Whole Fish Roasted Ssam Style-One of the best fish dishes I've ever had. Just so flavorful and perfectly cooked Cocount Pie-really different than what we thought but excellent Overall-would recommend coming back hereMore

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 28 October 2019

We were seated 20 minutes late (although we had a reservation). The food is good, the portions are small, so if you are hungry, brace yourself. Our waitress wasn't particularly nice or engaging. Towards the end (as the time to pay was approaching) she finally...smiled. The runners and busboys were really efficient. Prices... well, this is New York, so it's not cheap. But come on! If you see we are four... why bring THREE ribs? How about saying something first?More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 23 October 2019

Can't even remember what I had it was that long ago. But hey, that's besides the point. D. Chang, you have delivered one fine restaurant here. Nothing short of outstanding. Get yaself down. Over and out.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Momofuku Ssam Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4