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Momofuku Ssam Bar

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    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • 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)

Food 3.6 Value 2.8
Service 3.2 Atmosphere 3.0

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 254-3500
Major Credit Cards Bar Sun: 6pm-2am Mon-Thu: 6pm-2am Fri-Sat: 6pm-3am
Sun-Thu: 11:30am-3:30pm+5pm-12am Fri-Sat: 11:30am-3:30pm+5pm-1am
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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 greg NYC Eater on 03/07/2008

    Momo is a big No No!

    Not a huge fan of this place. You would really think that the staff would know how to treat customers. Sometimes they are downright abusive. Although the food is decent that is only good thing about this place... Places like this are a dime a dozen. If you are in the east village there are so many better places to try where you can have amazing food and be treated like a CUSTOMER!

  • Momofuku Ssam Bar

    Posted by A on 01/30/2008

    so satisfying...

    Totally disagree with the last post. I sat at the bar with a friend and the staff absolutely doted on us, in the best way possible. Split the pork buns, hanger steak ssam, and my all time favorite the Brussels sprouts. I have never had a veggie side that I cant get enough of- they are salty, and spicy and sweet, utter perfection. Topped with what looks like spicy rice crispies. The spicy chocolate crumb cake was disappointing, about the size of a small post-it note, and VERY dry.

  • Momofuku Ssam Bar

    Posted by nyc2007 on 01/18/2008

    Painfully Over-rated

    Momofuku Ssam is easily the most over-rated restaurant in NYC. Unless you want to be treated like cattle, go elsewhere. Literally, go anywhere else is Manhattan. The management doesn't know the first thing about running a restaurant they push their customers around and are down-right rude and obnoxious, as if it is our true privilege to be eating in their sorry restaurant. Clearly they don't realize that this is New York, and there are about a million better establishments to choose from. The only reason people are even going to this place is because of whatever press buzz Momofuku managed to buy for themselves. Don't believe the hype. You will end up frustrated by the experience, and unimpressed by the food.

  • Momofuku Ssam Bar

    Posted by NYC Foodie on 01/02/2008

    Pork Lovers Rejoice!

    Had dinner here two nights in the last week. How could I not love a place that says, "We have no vegetarian friendly dishes" on the menu? Humans are supposed to eat meat, people! It's true what everyone says about the chef, David Chang. He is a rebel and a genius. But I can see how the reviews, not only here but everywhere, are all over the place. The key to this place is to know what to order. And it's not for everybody. You've gotta be adventurous and you gotta love meat, fat and all. If you go, order the pork belly steamed buns. It's the best thing on the menu. The hangar steak ssam is good too. I wasn't crazy about the rice cake dish. And the items in the ham section of the menu are not worth it. It's just some thin-sliced ham with a couple of pieces of bread. The PB&J dessert is amazing, served with saltine ice cream. Bet you never had anything like it. This is a "you gotta try it at least once" restaurant, so go!

  • Momofuku Ssam Bar

    Posted by Anonymous on 12/07/2007


    i love the food here, especially all the porky deliciousness!

  • Momofuku Ssam Bar

    Posted by Anonymous on 12/01/2007


    really good pork buns!! everything else was not very good or was mediocre. i'd order a la carte instead of opting for the tasting menu.

  • Momofuku Ssam Bar

    Posted by e.villager on 11/18/2007

    Didn't live up to the hype

    So I finally made it to this place.. it is only a few blocks away from where I live and always super packed with people waiting to be seated. I waited over an hour after the girl told me our seats would be ready in "30-40 minutes" The small, crowded waiting area in the back of the space is uncomfortable and loud but the small selection of quality beer and wine was a plus, and you can see the cooks at work. The food was nothing spectactular especially at these high prices. The pork sticky bun was good, but not out of this world. Also had the Momofuku Ssäm and the fried skate. This fish was very plain with very little on the plate except for a piece of fish which tasted dry and nothing special. The Ssäm (or asian burrito) was interesting, but below expectations. The side of the wrap with rice was noticably warmer than the side with pork meat which tasted fatty and undercooked. Overall probably a place I would go back to for lunch but not much else.

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