Momofuku Ssäm Bar
Momofuku Ssäm Bar opened in New York City’s East Village in 2006 and serves a menu that draws inspiration from flavors and techniques found worldwide, while staying true to its New York roots.
For lunch, Ssäm Bar offers a rotating menu, including the duck ssäm, steamed pork buns, and seasonal accompaniments. At dinner, the restaurant serves an inventive menu that is always evolving. The restaurant also offers large format meals and prix fixe menus for groups as well as private dining options.
Lunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm Daily
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:30pm - 11:30pm
Friday-Saturday 5:00pm - 12:30am
Very creative selections
Taste explosions. So many amazing dishes. Options for small and large appetites.
overpriced, portions too small, did not know about need to preorder duck or rib eye
Very bad wine menu, The format is not friendly at all, our bottle of wine suggested by our server was pretty bad
My aunt is visiting from australia & wanted to go.
Loved everything we ordered at Ssäm Bar except for one dish. Highly recommend: Thai basil lemonade || Maine Uni over Rice with trout roe, sesame furikake, shiso || Glazed & Smoked St. Louis Ribs with katsuobushi rub, ao-nori || Fried Cauliflower & Black Truffles with brown butter vinaigrette, chives || Sizzling Flatiron & Chanterelle Mushrooms with red onions, enoki, shaoxing cream sauce || Whole Roasted Fish Ssäm with ginger-scallion, bean sprouts, herbs. The off-the-menu signature rice cake & sausage dish was our least favorite, flavor and texture wise, but also maybe because it came out 15-20 minutes after we were pretty much done eating.
The duck was amazing. Potato was top. Great service as well.
We loved our visit. The steamed buns and rice cake dish were out of this world!
Pork belly buns were delicious. Soft and tasty. Yet, this dish was only one that stood out. Cauliflower was ok, but still cauliflower. Country ham was good, but taste comes from maker, not chef. Beet/endive total fail. Good wine choices. Ambience was terrible.
Very good spectacular good . You must try the Pork buns🤩
Every aspect was outstanding—truly the way a meal should be, from excellent attentive positive service to the impeccable food and cocktails.
Though I'm very familiar with David Chang, this is my first Momofuku experience and damn it did not disappoint. We had three starters (oysters, Maine uni over rice and curry potatoes). The food came out a good pace, the flavors were spectacular and the wine/beer selection was amazing. If you are looking for a nicer dinner out, this is a great spot.
When we entered, we were not greeted. There was no one at the door. We walked to the back and one of the cooks called to the staff to seat us. The food was outstanding but served pretty much all at once which seemed odd. Definitely go for the fried chicken and the ham plates. They were the best and the ham was as good as any I have ever had.
I really liked this restaurant. The food, service, ambience was great. The dishes are so inventive and unique. The sommelier, Nicole, was very helpful and friendly. I will go back.
The service was amazing as well as the food!
Have wanted to dine here for years and now was the time and worth the wait! very flavorful and creative and the staff were a delight! lived up to the hype.
Great restaurant to have dinner with friends, everything was excellent. The pork belly buns, the dessert. I will go back.
Amazing! Had the oysters, Benton ham, grilled corn and pork chop. Everything was so delicious! Service was very friendly and attentive as well. Will definitely come back!
David Chang kills it again.
Delicious food. Whole roasted porgy was excellent and the flat iron steak was out of this world. The mushroom cream sauce was a beautiful presentation both visually and to my palate, while the whole roasted fish was tender and flavorful. A bit pricey but a worthwhile experience for sure!
The service was very quick and everyone was super attentive. The food was DELICIOUS! I would definitely recommend.
Too pricey for value, overvalued. Service too ‘industrial’
Great experience. Delicious food, just wish our stomachs were larger.
The food was outstanding even though it is a bit pricey, I’d say it’s totally worth it. The service was also great.
Great lunch at the much loved Momofuku Ssäm had the roasted duck with chive pancake for sublime flavours. Certainly worth the visit when in NYC. Friendly staff.
We were very disappointed in the service—rushed and inattentive. The food was fine, but not at the level we expected. Disappointing.
Dinner at Momofuku Ssam Bar made for a stellar BDay celebration.
Unique combination of flavors and textures, each course surpassing the last & paired with an excellent cocktail and wine list alongside an outstanding wait staff made for a truly memorable dining experience.
The pork buns (or shiitake buns), while not on the menu, are not to be missed - either before dinner or as our waitress Lillya suggested, as dessert!
Great food, great atmosphere. A bit chilly, would have preferred to feel more comfortable, but still worth the experience.
WOW. Just wow. I was absolutely blown away by every dish we ate. Ssäm bar is a wonderful place if you’re looking for something new. I’ve been to several of David’s restaurants all over the globe and this one is by far my favorite. Highly recommend. The waitstaff was knowledgeable and made great recommendations. Drinks were amazing. Food was out of this world. 10/10.
Great food! Super friendly service! A little noisy. My friend and I had lunch there. We definitely would like to try dinner. We will be back:)
Nice vegan options. Rice cake is very good. Friendly informal ambience.
Great, unique food experience. Variety of options. The pork buns were delicious.
The pork belly bao buns are excellent and the fried chicken is better than Hattie B’s in Nashville. The duck was good, but the playing and size (too much rice relative to duck?) didn’t seem to make sense. Overall, our cheapest meal in New York, but still good eats.
We especially enjoyed the appetizers. Homemade ginger ale was good. Not too sweet. Grilled fish good. So big couldn’t finish.
Good cocktails for 15 dollars...the banana wrapped skate with fish paste was THE DISH to eat..of course the original pork buns were hard to beat and the uni/fish roe rice was tasty, the spicy head on shrimp were succulent and extremely fresh!! The coconut pandan pie is not to be missed..
enjoyed the food, wished the portions were a little larger for the bigger items. We got a couple smalls and one big, pork rolls, and a ham and I was still a little hungry. Mermaid drink was delicious. Duck should be available for small parties as well. Thanks!
Weekend brunch menu is not worth it at all. I was visiting from Los Angeles to celebrate my birthday and was severely disappointed. The food we did order was good for the most part, but overpriced. Not sure if I would dine there again given the choice.
Food was so delicious! Ask for off the menu items and you might be surprised, we had the pork and mushroom buns and they were delicious.
The dry aged steak was very good, but their signature pork rice cake dish was very salty and their coconut seafood hotpot was disappointing as well. The restaurant was so loud I couldn't hear my friend sitting across the table from me. The noise level was similar to that of a busy pub.