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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pork buns” (105 reviews)
“kimchi” (33 reviews)
“sardines” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 15:30All hours
Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
207 2nd Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10003-5797
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great food we had scallops, the pork buns, duck liver and the steak. All were very good. Service was very good and attentive. We will definitely be back the next time we are in New York.

Thank gordonmarsh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made reservation a week in advance for a 21:00 PM dinner. However due to their smallish place, we had to wait for 45 minutes until our table is ready. The food was actually not bad, especially the pork belly with buns. I wish they...More

Thank Abram293
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have the unique privilege of being a visitor to NYC, so I can objectively compare. Generally speaking, I think restaurants in NYC have the advantage of having great atmosphere, reputation. I also believe that dining out is 70% atmosphere. Given that, perhaps this place...More

Thank jiwami
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We tried the highly recommended steamed buns with pork, which were great and the ssam with pork ribs. I'd say that the ssam is worth trying as it's authentic Korean cuisine, but the concept of wrapping meat and rice in lettuce and eating them in...More

Thank tmdrz
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Pork buns, sausage rice gnocchi, green beans with pork. Very dish packed a punch and was unique. Nice space, good service. Just go!

Thank KlaudiaC
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is a highly recommended NY restaurant by David Chang and his partner, the famed baker Christina Tosi. Our waiter suggested that we should order a main dish and two to three appetizers to share. We settled for the Fried Brussel Sprouts and the Pork...More

Thank Monica L
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We are from Hawaii, and every time we make our way over to New York, we have to come here. The Pork Bao Buns are ridiculous. We bought the cookbook a while back and try to remake them, but for some reason it is impossible....More

Thank Cole S
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We were really excited to try the pork belly bao at momofuku but we were highly disappointed. At $6 apiece, we thought it was highway robbery. It tasted good, but not exceptional. Our jicama and asian pear salad was very refreshing, but again overpriced.

Thank Sheila514
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The food and drinks here are amazing. And from the descriptions on the menu, I never really know if I'm going to like it, but it's always delicious.

Thank ctraveler2016
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Server recommended a really bad wine which was very salty, insisting that it was very good and went well with the duck meal. Next time just order the food, the wine recommendation is really bad. Sad the meal would have been great but the drink...More

Thank ajlim168
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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
  • E-mail
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