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Momofuku Ssam Bar

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  • Asian Fusion, Small Plates/Tapas, Local/Organic
  • 207 2nd Ave, New York NY10003 40.73169 -73.985846
  • (At 13th St)
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  • (212) 254-3500
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User Ratings (Based on 72 reviews)

3.175
Food 3.6 Value 2.8
Service 3.2 Atmosphere 3.0

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 254-3500
Website:
www.momofuku.com
Notes:
Major Credit Cards Bar Sun: 6pm-2am Mon-Thu: 6pm-2am Fri-Sat: 6pm-3am
Hours:
Sun-Thu: 11:30am-3:30pm+5pm-12am Fri-Sat: 11:30am-3:30pm+5pm-1am
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Cheap Eats, Group Dining, Open Late, Prix Fixe, Trendy, Happy Hour, Raw Bar, Bar Scene, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Momofuku Ssam Bar

    Posted by beenie on 04/28/2010

    Loud

    The place is a hectic and the portions are small. Some things are tasty but overall an unpleasant and pricey dinner.

  • Momofuku Ssam Bar

    Posted by Lorrie Stuart on 03/13/2010

    Go for the Bo!

    I visited the Ssam Bar for the first time yesterday, along with six friends. We went for the Bo Ssam, both literally and figuratively. It was a totally delightful experience: the pork was meltingly divine, the oysters were some of the tastiest I've had lately, and the sauces were really interesting, but not too hot even for my shy-diner friends. This is definitely a festive occasion meal, and worth the fairly hefty price. We also ordered appetizers (the brussels sprouts were terrific) and two desserts, both creative and delicious. The place was crowded, but not too loud, and the service was lovely. Highly recommended!

  • Momofuku Ssam Bar

    Posted by Cindy on 02/16/2010

    Annoying

    The food was indeed creative and intriguing, however this did very little to compensate for an overall poor experience. I have never been elbowed and side-swiped so much in the span of an hour in my life. At one point I was practically knocked out of my seat. I blame the management for cramming that extra row of tables in the place that should not be there. However, the waitstaff should also have been more careful and apologetic as well. Also, we clearly needed a place to put our coats.

  • Momofuku Ssam Bar

    Posted by Kui-Arashi on 01/11/2010

    Just get the Pork Buns and Bring Earplugs

    Aside from the Pork Buns and Bo Ssam, everything was a total let down. I got the 5 course: Hamachi with edamame paste was decent, pickles were watery and under-pickled, kimchee was good, sliced salty prociutto type ham with bitter red-eye gravy and mediocre baguette followed by yet another baguette course with whipped lard and butter (why two baguette courses with the same so-so bread?). The Bo Ssam was well made, but as pork shoulders are available in the supermarket for $1/pound, I don't understand how they justify the $200 price tag for this on their menu (rent, salary, etc., yes, but still). The oyster addition to the Bo Ssam did not work for me. I have never hated a desert before, but the grapefruit pie was so disgusting I couldn't eat more than one bite; the ritz cracker crust was way too salty, as was the grapefruit layer on top. Also, the music is blaringly loud, so don't go expecting to have audible conversations with the people you're with. There is no closet for winter jackets, so they get stuffed in the windows at the top of the right wall. Expect to be squashed up against your neighbors too. Seats are wooden hollow boxes = uncomfortable. I won't be in a hurry to go back here.

  • Momofuku Ssam Bar

    Posted by Steph on 01/03/2010

    Excellent

    Have been here for lunch and dinner. Loved it both times. The dishes are very well paired and the small dishes are inventive.

  • Momofuku Ssam Bar

    Posted by Yum on 12/19/2009

    Great lunch!

    Lunch is a great value but am wondering why David Chang does not put his prices on Menupages for consumer to see. Just wondering?

  • Momofuku Ssam Bar

    Posted by FoodEnthusiast on 12/19/2009

    Interesting Original Simple

    The food was definitely great. It reflected a lot of technique, skill, aptitude to bland different flavors. However, the portions are inconsistent. Some "big dishes" such as the duck was very small and other big dishes were properly sized. However none of the "big dishes" qualify as big dishes. Also, it is definitely not a cheap eats. Its quite expensive for the portions it serves. But overally the food is definitely very interesting, innovative and intriguing.

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