MoCA Asian Bistro
MoCA Asian Bistro

MoCA Asian Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mocaus.com/
  • Phone: 5162958888
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:15pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:15pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Master Hon, Master Ken
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We will provide server, supervisor and kitchen staff to your place. We will provide utensil and other necessary equipments, including sushi case. Off premise catering is available. Please inquire for more details.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Party Room is located between the Bar and the Open Kitchen. This room can accommodate up to thirty-five people. Sliding doors are offered to provide privacy, if desired. This space is ideal for a gathering of friends and families celebrating special occasions.
  • Private Party Contact: Ivan Zhong 5162958888
  • Entertainment: From Sushi & Sashimi to Thai mango Prawns and Chilean Sea Bass to Peking duck, MoCA’s customers have an enormous variety of dishes from which to choose. And with our trendy elegant decor, contemporary atmosphere, tempting cocktails, wines and sake, MoCA is, without doubt, the ideal dining location to spend time with family and friends.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mill Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There are more than 400 parking spaces in the shopping mall
A word from MoCA Asian Bistro
MoCA, as diners may wonder, stands for modern Culinary Art, a blended name that reflects our concept of MoCA Asian Bistro; i.e., a dining facility that blends contemporary style, cozy atmosphere, fine services and authentic Asian foods. Located in Long Island’s Hewlett Shopping Center, MoCA shines like a 1000-watt bulb in a darkened room, eye-catching in the already bustling shopping center. MoCA’s unique and distinctive interior design combines the ambiance of Chinese, Japanese and Thai restaurants. The contemporary decor includes a sleek, studied space, accented in orange and blue, with a soundtrack suitable for a club. As diners enter the huge and heavy glass door, they arrive in the Waiting Area. Adjacent to the Waiting Area is the Modern Bar. Customers can choose from a large selection of top shelf wines and cocktails. While sitting at the bar, patrons are able to watch the big-screen television and/or the chefs as they cook in the glassed Open Kitchen.
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MoCA Asian Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (7)special occasion (4)good for groups (2)romantic (2)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)fit for foodies (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Always Great!
    RRBFSCVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I have dined at MoCa several times with groups and with a friend. Service is wonderful. Food is great. Drinks are generous. Ambiance is pleasant. I highly recommend dining at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great service and fresh sushi
    Hypa
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    They had my name at the door when we arrived. Perfect!y m bf and I had the sashimi chef special and it was totally worth it! The special rolls are typical buy still tasty. We had sake from a carafe and it came in an awesome bamboo holder. Definitely did not expect this in Hewlett!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Asian gourmet !
    MBell
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I have been here a few times and it's always good !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WAK2013VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    A creative pan-asian neighborhood restaurant that meets our needs when we are not in the City
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.2
    • Food3.4
    • Ambiance3
    • Service3.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 38 reviews are from the MoCA Asian Bistro reviews archive.
  • Local Spot
    MissM
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was my second time visiting Moca. The first time was over the holidays. This time, I brought my Mom & Sis for Mother's Day. I enjoyed my meal and the ambiance on both visits. This time, the waiter was not that great but I believe it was a language barrier more than anything. As a result, it put a slight damper on things but I didn't let it ruin my lunch. I would visit Moca again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the food is always delicious.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    the food is always delicious. the service is pleasant but very disorganzied. we've been there many times before and will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Selection
    JWright
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    So many different choices from the asian culture. Different seafoods and sushi's, chances are you'll find something you absolutely love. I had the Chilean Char Grilled Sea Bass and it had such an outstanding texture and flavor.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, service and
    Jorger
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Excellent food, service and surroundings. What else could you ask for? Perfect fusion Asian cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good choice
    Ralquik
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    My girlfriend and I decided to have dinner to celebrate her promotion. We chose to go to Moca, a local and always reliable restaurant. As usual, the service and food were outstanding. This restaurant is always a great choice for date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was so so. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    The service was so so. The fire alarm somehow got tripped and throughout 15 minutes, just a lot of strobe lights and a blasting alarm and they said it's no problem.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    The service and food was not bad. Have had Chinese food at other restaurants which has been far better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I enjoyed the Mango Jumbo
    Bosslady
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    I enjoyed the Mango Jumbo Prawn dinner served in the mango shell.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had reservations for two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We had reservations for two at 7:30 on a weeknight. We were seated at the bar for about 10 minutes before we were seated at our table. The waiter promptly took our drink order but it took nearly 15 minutes to actually be served our drinks. The food order followed the same pattern; prompt attention when asking for our order but it took quite awhile between being served our appetizers and our entrees. The food was excellent, the presentation also excellent. The background music was a little loud and at times, droning. The decor is pleasant and modern; on par with similar restaurants in NYC. The prices were reasonabe considering the type of food and the menu offered a tremendous selection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service - Interesting Sushi -
    FatRat250VIP
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    Tuna sandwich (special) sushi was diffeent and good. Had a few rolls that were not the same old same old - place was good and the fish fresh. Service was great - very nice waiter and always checked on me and kept my sodas full. Go - its good, if a little pricey.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have eaten at MoCA many
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/4/2012
    We have eaten at MoCA many times. We love the decor and lighting at night. We have always had a table ready when we arrive if we made a reservation (highly recommended because it gets crowded on Saturday evening). The services is very prompt. You can eat and get out if you need to. The food is very good. You should try the Thai crabcakes and Thai crispy chicken.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sushi was unique and fresh,
    JenaVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2011
    Sushi was unique and fresh, fun ambiance, but service was lacking considering they seemed over staffed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice people, service
    steve
    Dined on 12/3/2011
    Very nice people, service vg, we stuck to sushi & a dumpling app but the rest of the menu looked interesting and appealing. I liked the atmosphere of the place, too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Staff is very friendly. Fast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/18/2011
    Staff is very friendly. Fast service. Decor is very chic.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The flavors and ambiance are
    AudreyVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2011
    The flavors and ambiance are just wonderful! Service a little slower between courses is the only recommendation I have. You can control that, however, by just ordering one course at a time so that it doesn't all come out at once. Very pleasant and very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Date Option
    Ralquik
    Dined on 9/11/2011
    Great overall dining experience. The ambiance is exceptional, you get the Manhattan feel without the long trek from Long Island. The food was delicious, nothing was left behind on our plates. Looking forward to my next visit!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Although this resturant had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2011
    Although this resturant had a certain "flair", it was a bit over priced.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK, but there are better choices
    Firebird44VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2011
    The food was good, but nothing special. There are many Long Island restaurants with better sushi and Asian food at lower prices. Service was good. The decor was modern and pretty, but the dining room was much too noisy, with incredibly bad disco-beat music. I mean, why?
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • hope the fish is fresher next time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/25/2011
    hmmm...it was my first time at this restaurant when I dined with my family on 6/26. I took my parents here for lunch for their anniversary. I wasn't so happy with the fish but the peking duck and the dimsum was a winner! I felt that the snapper we ordered wasn't so fresh. i love the whole artsy set up of the food but the plates were just too big and heavy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LI Asian at its best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    Good for a LI restaurant. Great decor, food is good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great foodie place !!!
    MBell
    Dined on 2/5/2011
    Mocha is a great Asian eatery - I usually patron the queens blvd location but me and the Mrs wanted to stay clse to the home front and decided to try this location - This location was very nice - great bar area - spacious dining area and the food was Also great!!! Will be bck !!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sushi and sushimi was fresh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/9/2011
    Sushi and sushimi was fresh and delicious. Brunch was not true brunch more like regular dining from menu. Overall beautiful place excellent service and delicious food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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  • Consistent excellent and creative
    WAK2013VIP
    Dined on 1/4/2011
    Consistent excellent and creative Pan-asian food. Where we go when going into the City is not an option
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This one is better than the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/25/2010
    This one is better than the one in Queens. It seemed more affordable. The portions are too small.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not really a romantic place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/11/2010
    not really a romantic place but well decorated and a good looking restaurant. The food was very good, nice presentation, perfectly cooked and tasty. the dessert was excellent and appeared to be prepared by an italian dessert chef. the waitstaff are a little awkward but not bad, just need a little better direction.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere. My husband
    WaldenPHD
    Dined on 8/21/2010
    Great atmosphere. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary and upon arrival was greeted with "Congratulations".
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, romantic, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was delish!!!! The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/25/2010
    The food was delish!!!! The shrimp dumplings were sooooo good that when we finished them we placed a order for a second order! I had the mango chicken , it was really good , I would recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Food was very good. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2009
    The Food was very good. The Service was better than I had expected, and I was very pleased. The value of the Entire Dinning Experience was Outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food, very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 9/15/2009
    Excellent food, very good atmosphere and truly attentive service. A manhattan feel in a shopping mall. Definte return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MoCA Asian Bistro was fabulous!
    Jeanette
    Dined on 8/7/2009
    MoCA Asian Bistro was fabulous! My Mocatinis were paradise in a glass. The service was unprecedented. I cannot remember the last time I ate at a restaurant where the waitstaff and management were so present yet not overwhelmly so. And the food, the glorious food! I ordered the Mini Rolls, MoCA Field Green Salad, Crunchy Spicy Mango Tuna Tartar, Indian Pancake and Boneless B.B.Q. Spare Ribs and was blown away by each course. Each plate tantalized the senses and I can't wait to return to try some of the other menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Efficient, adequate restaurant. Ni
    ray56VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2009
    Efficient, adequate restaurant. Nice lunch menu. Location in a second-class shopping mall would eliminate any need to be pretentious. MoCa should concentrate on being an efficient, down to earth restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Basic Chinese/Japanese Restaurant
    Gary1
    Dined on 6/20/2009
    Basic Chinese/Japanese Restaurant with higher prices.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As a manager who work in hospitalit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    As a manager who work in hospitality industry, first rule of thumb is not to blame the guest. I've asked to switch a table due to being too close to the other tables and having servers keep bumping on the table. Manager came and told us that we should ask in the beginning for the booth and we should understand because it's a Valentines Day. Another Manager came to us with an additude and hostess came after. We did not start the fire! We've simply asked for quieter table. I thought it ruined the whole food experience and defeats hospitality curture when we start blaming the guest for being busy.
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  • Dissapointed overall. Was
    LuvetodineoutVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2009
    Dissapointed overall. Was basic chineese food with some sushi add on's. We would not go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The quality and creativity
    WAK2013VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2009
    The quality and creativity of the food is excellent - on par with "Manhattan". This is truly an Asian small plate paradise worth returning to because there are so many interesting options, one must come back many times just to sample them all. 2 minor criticisms The coconut sorbet desert is wonderful but is begging for chocolate(eg tuille) of some sort instead of the cloying, pedestrian whipped cream with strawberry. The black cod was masterfully prepared with a coating made of what only can be described as the thinnest phyllo you have ever experienced. As the heat comes off the fish, the membrane-like coating (large flakes that stick out) moves - making the plate come alive But the sweet/thick aioli.sauce overpowers the fish-avoid sauc
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a great place to try
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 11/22/2008
    This is a great place to try a variety of Asian foods: Thai, shushi, Japanese, etc. We loved pretty much everything we tried. We ordered a numch of things for all of us to share and really loved the menu's size and explanations. The service was great. We were two couples that needed some time to talk before we could focus on the menu and we were not rushed at all. Favorites: coconut soup, lemon grass soup, goyza, birds nest, thai lettuce wraps, pad thai, ceviche, but there were so many others! We never tried dessert because we ordered a lot of food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate