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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 73 reviews)

3.195
Food 3.6 Value 2.8
Service 3.3 Atmosphere 3.1

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 Anonymous on 03/10/2008

    Profoundly Dissapointing

    I am absolutely bewildered by the amount of good press Momofuku Ssam bar has received. Having lived in South East Asia for many years, and having traveled and had my fair of Western variations on it, in my opinion, the food here is simply mediocre, at best. It's half as good and twice as expensive as its street food counterpart. To be fair, it's not awful but the only reason I can see to go for the honor of a pretentious experience. The food is beside the point.

  • 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

    yum

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

  • Momofuku Ssam Bar

    Posted by Anonymous on 12/01/2007

    ehh

    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.

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