Bāng Bar

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David Chang’s Columbus Circle shawarma shop filters Middle Eastern meat on a spit through a Momofukian lens.

10 Columbus Cir., third fl., New York, NY, 10019


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The lowdown

This David Chang breakfast-and-lunch hut located between a Momofuku Noodle Bar and a Solstice Sunglasses shop on the third floor of the luxury-minded Shops at Columbus Circle is the unlikeliest–and most affordable–member of the super-mall’s so-called Restaurant and Bar Collection. Its raison d’être is freshly griddled flatbreads to dip in spreads or stuff with meats carved to order off vertical spits, not unlike the ones you see spinning at the finest gyro and shawarma joints around town. The meats include gochujang-marinated pork shoulder, and chicken glazed with soy, mirin, sake, and garlic. The weirdest thing on the menu is the breakfast bang sandwich made with lardo-basted, spit-roasted mortadella with American processed cheese and a swipe of mustard. So yes, you could say Dave Chang is selling bologna sandwiches for breakfast in a mall. Which is not to suggest they aren’t the best bologna sandwiches you’ve ever had for breakfast in a mall, or anywhere else, for that matter. And In true old-school, comfort-defying Momofuku fashion, the only place to eat them is at two small standing communal tables out in the hallway.

Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld

What you need to know

Insider Tips Cashless.

DrinksNo Alcohol

Noise LevelCivilized