MoCA Asian Bistro - Queens

4.5
66 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian

MoCA Asian Bistro in Forest Hills, New York, is a chic Asian fusion restaurant for anyone who likes to enjoy a variety of southeast Asian meals. When you arrive at the restaurant you'll immediately feel the comfortable vibes and see the beautiful Asian-inspired indoor and outdoor décor. During the colder months you can lounge in the cozy chairs inside to eat, but in the warmer months the outdoor eating area is opened for your enjoyment.

MoCA Asian Bistro's menu consists of hundreds of different meals and accompaniments. Some of the most popular items are the fresh cooked sushi dishes made fresh by Master Sushi Chefs in the MoCA kitchens. Taste some of the many fish and vegetable combinations on offer, choose a yummy soup or salad, enjoy a meal cooked from the wok, feast on teriyaki tempura or try the fried rice and noodle dishes.

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vipSummi
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was exceptional.An amazing experience from the time we got there to the time we left ...would definitely go back andhighly recommend Moca .!!!

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EnmanuelE
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, tasty food, good service, beautiful interior

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great place to come and have a delicious meal! With love ones! I just wish they were out.of the food options so quickly.

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KarenS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the restaurant and the food. Definite a restaurant I will continue to go to.

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Jane615
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were wonderful. We loved everything we ordered and the portions were huge.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We picked MoCa for a first time trial to dine out with friends visiting the city. What a great choice we made. Everyone enjoyed the sumptuous meals which came across as expertly crafted for each diner. The drinks were good too. The portions were just right. The ambiance of the place added perfectly to the night experience and the staff were on their toes, welcoming and friendly. We will surely be going back.

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Moni85
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The service was excellent! Staff was very nice and attentive. Food was amazing but a bit overpriced compared to other spots.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2015
Overall5food4service3ambience5

excellent décor, drinks! food was good too, nice to sit outside during warm times

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the ambiance, the service were so great that i went back the next night!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except veryyy expensive sushi rolls.

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Marcus
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a picky eater that noarmally chooses not to eat Thai food, but this place i chose to go to for a nice date night, and the food was excellent. I was seated so quickly that i didnt have time to tell them i had a reservation, and the food was perfect ( i had Thai food at other restaurants but it wasnt as good as this). The Drinks are strong its worth every penny you pay. The vibe is nice and calm with a nice NYC dinning vibe. Kind of looks like a up to date NYC lounge but classy. Service was excellent also, only bad part is the chairs are very low and the table is kind of far from you so your back will hurt trying to sit perfectly straight up the whole dinner.

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vipASchry
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2015
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Me and my girlfriend went here Friday for a date, it was listed on opentable with only two $$ so I figured it would be pretty cheap.

Little did I know, this place should be in the $31-$50 range per person, unless your ordering some sushi.

Food was good and tasty, the meats only came with Rice, if you want veggies or noodles you have to order it separately.

Drinks were good, $10 a pop.

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vipGwen
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2015
Overall4food3service3ambience5

This was my first time to MOCA. I loved the decor. The service was adequate. The food was adequate. The Pad Thai I ordered was dry. Peanuts were off to the side instead of just asking me if I had a peanut allergy. But, I would definitely visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas lunch with my love, service was spectacular. Booth was cozy and Prices were great and portions were hearty. A varied menu making it hard to choose, everything was delicious. Too full to get dessert, next time for sure!

Thanks again for the wonderful service and food.

JC
JCruz
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5


celebrated my wife's bday with a group of friends. Overall it was an amazing experience at MoCA.

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Lanjomi
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2014
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We have dined at Forest Hills Moca twice. Both times were poor experiences. My husband's food was chewy. The waiter didn't offer us something else nor did he remove this meal from our bill. The Manager, Jack, was WONDERFUL. He was the ONLY positive about our experience at Moca Forest Hills. He removed our meal and offered a replacement.
The Hewlett Moca is superior. We have eaten there MANY times, always with wonderful feeling about the restaurant.
I would recommend you drive the extra few miles and go to Hewlett Moca….Aggravation and disappointment in my Saturday evening meal wasn't part of our game plan!

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Tripp
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2014
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I love MoCa, it's a great find and the food is amazing but the waitress that we had was a bit antsy to say the least. I made reservations for a date night and was expecting to have a nice and relaxing night, however we were done within 20 minutes of our arrival time. The waitress cleaned up our plates before we were done eating and I barely had a sip of my drink when the check was brought out. This was the second time I went to MoCa, this time it was in the evening; the first time was during lunch time so it was a more relaxed environment. Definitely recommend it during brunch/lunch time.

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oyin
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiters are always good to me here. Very personable. One of the waiters actually remembered me from my previous visit, therefore he came over & greeted me. Always great service & let's not forget great sushi.

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vipKevinthefoodie
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2014
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Although nothing spectacular about it, it is a VERY solid neighborhood place- took my whole family out for dinner and ordered many appetizers and entrees- and while only one dish was really special, everything else they served us was "really good".

So as long as your expectations are not unrealistic, (like thinking this is NOBU) you will have a good meal and good time, at a fair price....

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Lana
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2014
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Sushi were OK, sashimi tasted like just thawed (had some frozen spots). Asparagus was terrible.
Service was very sloppy: the personnel was friendly, but inexperienced. We asked to replace rice with veggies for my mom in her main entre. They did not bring rice, but they did not serve veggies either. For others rice was served 20 min later than the main dish. Dessert was OK, but my red beans ice-cream taste exactly the same as my son's green tea one.

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vipmrotheim
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2014
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food is book but as others have said, service is inexperienced

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knozi
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I enjoyed the variety of dishes that were available. The food was right on target, and it tasted very good.

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sdb123
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2014
Overall2food2service2ambience3

When I dined, I tried to pay partial with opentable dining check. They claimed they had no clue what it was. they called the manager who also had no clue. I asked how can they not know what it is if they use opentable to book reservations. So basically I could not use the dining check. I asked for the drink menu to be left with me but every 30 seconds someone kept coming to take it from me. its like they had limited menus.
My food was mediocre. I order a king crab roll. The roll was chewy like the crab was frozen, then overcooked. The rest of the food uneventful. I dined here before which wasn't an awesome experience but gave them another chance. They failed.

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vipChefz
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2014
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Servers with no personality and lacking any sense of emotion is a unfortunate because the food is quite good. I would give it a another try though.

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jenn729
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2014
Overall3food2service4ambience4

After seeing friend after friend check-in to this restaurant I figured it had to be good. It was also one of the few non-chain restaurants open after 10pm. I ordered three appetizers, the wasabi shumai, rock shrimp, and wonton soup. I enjoyed the wonton soup but the others were not to my liking. The group of friends I went to also had hit or miss appetizers and entrees. There was no middle ground. I will say that some of my friends enjoyed the wasabi shumai so maybe it was just not my cup of tea.

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sdb123
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2014
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was good although my husbands was not that cold. The service was lacking. When we arrived we told one lady with a clipboard that he had a reservation and she said ok but it will be several minutes. Didnt ask our name and she was going to seat the walk ins first. We decided to check in with another lady who had the actual reservation system in front of her and she told them to seat us right away. It took a while for someone to come to our table. When he did he knew nothing about the menu and i ended up ordering something completed diffsrent than i expected based on his description. When i asked a menu question he just reread the description to me

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Nandy325
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2014
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food was great as always.. I dine at this restaurant at least one time every 4 months.. This time the waiter had a hard time understanding us.. So he brought wrong orders.. It was a little frustrating.. Then he got upset at us because of his mistake..

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vipNYCnative
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Service - Great Looking Restaurant in the heart of Forest Hills. I love the Interior but the Duck was my favorite. Order the whole Duck and take some in a doggie bag...You wont regret it!

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Mike
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Took my wife there for Valentine's dinner. We had raw oysters, some Toro sushi, and the sea bass skewers to start with; she had the sea bass dinner, and the creamy seafood for myself for our entrees. The food was great, service was outstanding, we'll most definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2014
Overall2food1service2ambience2

food is not THAT great, just sweetened up, and don't let the parlor tricks enthuse you, its just fancy looking

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Phil
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2014
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I went for my 23rd birthday. I must say, the food was amazing! The service, was not so good. They completely ignored my table. We waited almost 30 minutes before someone came to check on us, and that was only because we called over a manager. Would I go back again? Absolutely, but next time I may try one not in Forest Hills.

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Dmesq
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had lunch with my boyfriend and it was very nice, food is very tasty and people there are nice. We had chicken teriyaki, chicken and broccoli and fried oreo tempura for dessert, it was delicious!

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jojo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2013
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Pretty sort of place. Expensive menu with creative descriptions unmatched by some very pedestrian offerings. Disappointing in the extreme. Ambiance can only complement cuisine, not substitute for it.

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Apple83
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Mango Chicken, MoCA Sushi. Peking Duck, Rock Shrimp, Calamri and the Dessert was perfect way to end the work week. Will be back again.

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AnaisNin
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2013
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a table of 10 this Saturday night. Even with a packed restaurant, we had impeccable service. Very happy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2013
Overall3food3service4ambience3

MoCa is a local neighborhood restaurant on a very crowded Austin Street in Forest Hills characterized by little or no parking. I met a friend for dinner. Low lights allowed the couple directly across from me in abooth to be making out for 1/2 of my dinner.
Interesting-distracting-and of course the wait staff had no clue how to intervene. They didn't! Food was decent. I had a Filet Mignon Roll and it was difficult to find the filet. Noise level was moderate. I might go back if I was in the area again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2013
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My experience was just ok. Food was decent. They served us water in a cracked glass and it was leaking the whole time. Really odd. I really doubt that they read the OpenTable reservations since I had a special request as a first date and they did not accommodate it nor evementioned it. Probably won't be going back for a while since there are many options in the area.

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vipMolacde
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2012
Overall3food4service2ambience2

MoCA takes reservations up to 10:30 on OT, but the kitchen closes at 10:30. We arrived at 10:00 and were being rushed to order by 10:10. Why even take reservations that late? Also, it's very loud, like eating in a dance club.

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vipLovelynight
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with a group of friends and the food was fantastic and delicious. I am gpoing back with other friends again.

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Frank1307
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2012
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Disapointed with the sushi. NOT great! Will NOT go back :-(((

FAQs

MoCA Asian Bistro - Queens offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 268-3333.

MoCA Asian Bistro - Queens is rated 4.5 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.