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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pork buns” (112 reviews)
“rice cake” (39 reviews)
“kimchi” (34 reviews)
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Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
207 2nd Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10003-5797
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant for the first time. The wait staff were friendly and attentive. The dining space was a little tight for a large party of 14. The drinks were delicious and food was fantastic.

Thank Websurfer51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd like to go back weigh a larger group to try different foods like the bossam. From what we did try at lunch the kimchi fried rice and beef were excellent. Make sure you eat it like a ssam - use the lettuce as a...More

Thank jc300917
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall, amazing experience! The helpful staff will help you navigate the menu and will give you assertive suggestions andt he vibe at Ssam Bar is relaxed with cool music and environment. If you come here, the Banana Leaf Roasted Skate is a must! So tasty...More

Thank Andre K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Situated in East Village this place is well worth a visit. The pork buns and rice cakes are not shown on the menu and are offered to you as an option. My advice is take them!!! They are amazing and unique to the place. The...More

Thank Caroline1764
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to a Momofuku restaurant, and it definitely lived up to the reputation. We had the brunch menu on a Saturday so it wasn't quite the full menu, but still very good. We were with friends who don't drink alcohol, so...More

Thank Stefano104
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While David Chang’s cooking has influenced our palate for over a decade, we still were naive enough to believe that his restaurants still had his mojo. How disappointing it was to dine at the Saam bar last night. Drinks took 20 minutes to arrive. Portion...More

Thank Blue3santafe
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

You definitely need a reservation if you want to come here. The starters were delicious but portions small. We had like 4 different starters and all were delicious. The highlight for us was our special order of duck. It was expensive but worth every penny.

Thank kmquek
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Very hip, very cool. The menu is a bit odd, but very innovative. I sat at the bar and had a gin cocktail with lemon grass, perhaps overkill on the lemongrass, as it was all I could taste. The mussel and shrimp dish over noodles...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 2 May 2018

I’ve now been here for two birthday celebrations (mine the first time and my best friend the second time). Inside, the space is modern and compact with a mix of young professionals, for the most part. Service is friendly but not overly attentive. Logistically, they...More

Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 27 April 2018

We visit New York City 3 to 4 times every year and we are always on the lookout for good dining options. Having discovered the Momofuku Ssam Bar a few years ago, we keep coming back again and again. If you decide to try the...More

Thank canning2018
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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