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Momofuku Ssäm Bar

207 Second Ave., New York, NY, 10003
at 13th St.

Avg. Rating

Food: 7
Service: 5
Décor: 6
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

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communal table with bad service

By jonB on 6/6/2010

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

hit and miss on menu... not consistent quality food. definitely overpriced for what gets served, its like tapas for price of full meals. Was forced to sit at communal table and when complained was told i would have wait an extra 30 minutes after having waited 40!! dont waste your time , so many other better options in NYC

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Terrible Restaurant

By scottpsolomon on 7/18/2010

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

I ate here once and would absolutely never go back. The "signature dish" of uni with whipped tofu and bubble tea bubbles is one of the most disgusting things I've ever eaten. Every wine by the glass completely sucked, and the place is crowded and noisy. To think people actually wait in line to get into this place and that it gets fawned over on foodie blogs is bizarre "food culture" phenomenon if there ever was one.

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395 out of 812 people found this review helpful.

I don't get it.

By lambchops on 9/2/2010

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

So the pork belly buns are delicious. Great. Otherwise, the menu is literally all or nothing here. The sirloin in broth had absolutely no flavor and the pork sausage with rice cakes was doused in an excessive amount of greasy hot sauce. Others have written about prices being too high and I would agree -- although I don't mind paying for good food, even if portions are small. But good food this is not.

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440 out of 876 people found this review helpful.

A good place for europeans

By Canadick on 8/3/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have been reading through some of the bad reviews and I really can't believe some of the comments. We went on a Sunday evening around 8:30 and we sat in the bar and we did not have to wait at all, we got great service and the food was great. Nice flavours and I don't think it was all that pricy. We paid 100 $ for a very nice appetizer salad, main dishes and a full bottle of wine. I liked the design of the place as well and the music was good too. Maybe not a place for my parents due to the noise. There was just one mistake from the kitchen and it was giving it out one main dish too quickly but that got solved nicely.

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