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MoCA Asian Bistro - Queens

3.9
64 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian, Japanese
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:30pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm -12:30am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(718) 268-3333
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Austin St. and 70th Rd.
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Public transit
Take F, E, R, V and G train stop on 71st Street/ Continental Ave.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.7
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on March 27, 2016

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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3.0Dined on December 31, 2015

Everything was good just wished the service was a bit faster.

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2015

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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5.0Dined on August 11, 2015

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

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2015

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

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2015

Everything was great except veryyy expensive sushi rolls.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2015

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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4.0Dined on March 13, 2015

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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4.0Dined on January 10, 2015

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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5.0Dined on December 25, 2014

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.

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2014


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

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2.0Dined on November 22, 2014

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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3.0Dined on October 11, 2014

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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5.0Dined on October 11, 2014

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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3.0Dined on July 19, 2014

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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3.0Dined on June 7, 2014

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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3.0Dined on May 12, 2014

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

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2014

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

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2.0Dined on April 27, 2014

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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3.0Dined on April 12, 2014

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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3.0Dined on March 21, 2014

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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4.0Dined on March 21, 2014

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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3.0Dined on March 15, 2014

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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4.0Dined on March 7, 2014

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2014

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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2.0Dined on February 10, 2014

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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3.0Dined on February 8, 2014

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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5.0Dined on January 2, 2014

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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2.0Dined on December 29, 2013

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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5.0Dined on November 22, 2013

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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5.0Dined on November 16, 2013

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

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3.0Dined on October 23, 2013

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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3.0Dined on September 11, 2013

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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3.0Dined on March 30, 2013

I made a reservation for 7 two days before. When I went, they couldn't find my name/reservation. 4 of the 7 people had arrived and they wouldn't seat us until at least 5 people came. So we waited another 15 minutes until a 5th person arrived. We were finally seated and everything was pretty smooth from there. The rolls are amazing and so are the drinks. The aura of the restaurant is also amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2013

It was my birthbay and i was a great pace to be enjoy everything .!!!!!

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3.0Dined on December 6, 2012

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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5.0Dined on November 30, 2012

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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1.0Dined on November 17, 2012

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

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3.0Dined on November 4, 2012

A bit surprised to find this restaurant received a B rating............Probably would not have gone had I known in advance. Food was good, nothing to rave about. Sashimi was fresh, portions generous. Service was abrupt, almost unpleasant but certainly not rude.....just flat and unwelcoming. We were their for a BD celebration and the mood at MoCA was lass than celebratory........I must say, the hostess gave a a very pleasant goodbye!

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4.0Dined on October 19, 2012

Would have actually preferred less service, thought the waiter checked up on us too often.

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