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Momofuku Ssäm Bar

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207 Second Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.731571 -73.985539
at 13th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-254-3500 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Eclectic/Global, Korean, Southern/Soul
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Critics' Rating: ***

    Key to Prices and ratings

    Upscale
    • Almost Perfect
    • Exceptional
    • Generally Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Good
    Cheap Eats
    • Best in Category
    • Excellent
    • Delicious
    • Very Good
    • Noteworthy
    • Very Expensive
    • Expensive
    • Moderate
    • Cheap
  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10

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Official Website

momofuku.com

Nearby Subway Stops

L at Third Ave.; L at First Ave.

Prices

$8-$19

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar
  • Hot Spot
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Sake and Soju
  • Full Bar

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

Like Mario Batali and the great British chef Fergus Henderson, David Chang is a card-carrying member of the “Refined Meathead” school of cooking. Meathead chefs have a fondness for pork products and for offal, and the best of them, including Chang, have a knack for creating big, addictive flavor combinations that get under your skin. Like Batali, Chang—a Korean-American, raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.—mines his own ethnic background for inspiration. The past couple of years, he has been demonstrating his talents on a more modest scale at his madly popular original restaurant. But the recently reopened Momofuku (the word means “lucky peach” in Japanese) is larger and more ambitious than the original, and after a period of bumbling experimentation (at first Chang insisted on selling only a form of Asian burrito called a ssäm), it has grown into a showplace for the chef’s unique brand of earthy, Asian-accented Meathead cuisine.

Note
Reservations are only taken for large-format meals. 


Ideal Meal

BBQ pork belly Ssäm, $17;  shiitake bun,$13; smoked chicken wings, $15

 

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