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momofuku ssäm bar
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Today 11:30 am – 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
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207 2nd Ave New York, NY 10003
207 2nd AveUSNYNew York10003
$$American Restaurant, Bar & GrillToday 11:30 am – 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am – 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 12:00 amTuesday 11:30 am – 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 12:00 amWednesday 11:30 am – 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 12:00 amThursday 11:30 am – 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 12:00 amFriday 11:30 am – 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 1:00 amSaturday 11:30 am – 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 1:00 amSunday 11:30 am – 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
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Pork dishes are prominently featured at this bustling New American eatery from chef David Chang.- Google
People talk about pork buns, david chang, pork shoulder, crack pie and kimchi
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Shayan Khan
reviewed 2 weeks ago
I heard great things about Ssam Bar, so I eagerly took my friend over since we both enjoy trying new locations. It was indeed packed and seating took about 10 min. Our waiter was nice and the place looked great. The food however was really bad. We ordered the sirloin tartar, octopus noodles and crab something. Only the crab was edible, and that may be b/c it was deep fried. Looking around it felt like people were there b/c it was the hip thing to do, not out of love of the food
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Ron G
reviewed a week ago
Firstly, let me give credit to the staff. They were very polite and very helpful and attentive so absolutely no complaints in that department. Started off with a $14 drink that I expected to be a full sized cocktail but was disappointed with a tasty but weak and very small drink, maybe 3 ounces. Aside from that, as you'd imagine the pork buns were absolutely fantastic but will at $10 for 2 they are pricey for a relatively informal establishment such as this. Fuji apple kimchi is alright but at $14 for a small plate of apples and 3 tiny pieces of highly mediocre bacon, it is a terrible value. Same can be said for the large fish we shared, the XO mackerel. Tasted good but at $26 for a tiny piece of fish that was not amazing, I'd expect better quality or a larger portion for the price. If this place wants to keep its pricing, they should either offer larger portions or up the quality and refine the relatively simple and trendy atmosphere with hip-hop music playing the whole time. In short: Mission Chinese is cheaper, more interesting, and better tasting. Go there when it reopens. Momofuku ssam does have better service though.
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James Wiley
reviewed a week ago
Good, but not that good. Too much hype. Smoked salmon bun a little bland. Duck dish good. Biscuit dish heavy and a little flavor clumsy.
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Margherita Devine
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Absolutely delicious food. momofuku ssäm bar is a riff on Asian flavors - think classic ingredients (hoisin, spicy kimchee, cucumber) in unexpected forms and combinations. There is a lot of meat on the menu - chicken, sausage, duck, pork - as well as a raw bar and some vegetable options. Vegetarians can certainly find something to eat, but I think the restaurant shines as an omni outing. Dish recommendations: The buns are great, both the traditional (pork belly/hoisin/cucumber) and the rotating options (I've had buffalo chicken, and ham and cheese melt in the last couple of months). I highly recommend the spicy sausage and rice cakes - hot sauce with small clusters of rice, roasted just to the point of crispiness. Sublime. The drinks list is good, but overpriced (and water is wet, I suppose). I had a great penicillin, but it came with a trendy gigantic ice cube that dwarfed my actual booze. Ambiance is fine - I'm not wild about stools and benches, but the music's been great every time I'm there. 5 stars for the food, 1 star knocked off for bad value drinks and overly casual seating.
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Alexis Guerra
reviewed 4 weeks ago
I have been here a few times with big groups of friends and our immediate go to is the bo ssam pork shoulder! Serving up to 10 ppl, the shoulder is always perfectly cooked, satisfying and a true culinary delight! I have never left hungry when visiting Momofuko's! The venue itself is perfect for small or large groups and the staff is accommodating and knowledgeable. I'm dying to try their duck rotisserie in the near future! This is a definite must if you're looking for a great food deal for a large group - not to mention the food is delicious!
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Samir Rao
reviewed 3 months ago
I've been to just about all the momofuku's in the city and I would say the milk bar is right on with the ratings while the noodle bar is overrated (and overpriced). I think the ssam bar falls somewhere in the middle with a mix of delicious dishes and some that were overdone. If you want to get in on time, I suggest grabbing a brunch time and going in right as it opens as we got in without even a minute wait. We got the steamed pork buns to start, a good dish but by no means living up to the hype; you can get a great alternative at a better price from Baohaus. Still the duck dumpling soup we got was unreal - I normally don't like duck all that much but the soup and dumpling mix had me clamoring for more well-cooked flavorful meat. I ended up getting the duck bacon tacos which were a delicious new take on tacos and I thought they got the timing right so you had a not too crispy but still crunchy bite (though I admit the portions were somewhat lacking). Overall, one of the better momofukus in the city.
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