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MoCA Asian Bistro

72 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Good for Groups (53)

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MoCA, as diners may wonder, stands for Modern Culinary Arts, 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Sushi, Japanese, Pan-Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Sunday 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:15pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:45pm
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Phone number
(516) 295-8888
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Master Hon, Master Ken
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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.
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Private party contact
Alvin Li: (516) 295-8888
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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.
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Cross street
Mill Road
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Parking details
There are more than 400 parking spaces in the shopping mall
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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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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MWBell (New York Area)
Dined on October 21, 2017

Food and service was really good as always !

Chan22 (New York Area)
Dined on October 20, 2017

It was my first time there & it definitely won’t be my last!! Everything was spot on, from the quick seating to the impeccable service and lastly the food and drinks was to die for!!!

Stringtheory (New York Area)
Dined on August 21, 2017

Well laid out restaurant with quality décor. Food was above reproach as was the service. Truly a neighborhood gem.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
Dined on July 22, 2017

From service to the food was not good! If you're starving I wouldn't go there.

vipQueenKelley (New York Area)
Dined on March 28, 2017

The food was very good, as always. And they upgraded their appearance; in addition to the recent renovations, they now use tablecloths.

Anon (New York Area)
Dined on March 3, 2017

It was OK. The restaurant is beautiful and the staff was helpful. The problem is that the sushi is not good enough for their prices. The sushi was on par with most of the 1/2 sushi restaurants and not one of the top sushi restaurants on the island.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
Dined on February 14, 2017

The food is great. They serve very fresh seafood. Kudos to the sushi chef. The staff was very friendly. As a matter of fact my server Andy was A1 with a touch of class. I appreciate and will remember whom to request the next go round. We arrived a little early from our scheduled Valentine's Day reservation, we were promptly seated. The place hadn't yet filled up so there was plenty of options as far as seating. We were given a table in the front of the restaurant. At the suggestion of my wife, I asked the hostess if it were possible to take a booth. We were denied. Politely but nonetheless. Not even 3 minutes later another couple whom had just arrived and we're seated at a table asked to be seated in a booth. They were given the courtesy without hesitation. I would say that would be my only complaint. To anyone reading this review don't make my last statement dissuade you from enjoying this establishment. It's great. However know this. Anytime you ask a restaurant to accommodate a simple request, remember that they are not required to say yes. But if it is important them to benefit and collect some of your time and energy, i.e. money. Any reasonable request should be given with praise and humility.

Foodude (New York Area)
Dined on January 18, 2017

Greeted well at the door, food fresh, delicious, appealing presentation.
Will return!

nylgirl (New York Area)
Dined on December 31, 2016

Looked for a last minute dinner the morning of new years eve and MoCA had room for us. Did not know what to expect and turned out to be one of our best dinners. Ever! The menu is interesting and varied. Presentation was creative. Service was pleasant and helpful. Food was outstanding!! Everything was fresh, seasoned perfectly and a sensory experience. We will be back. Often.

vipNYCnative (New York Area)
Dined on December 10, 2016

Great panasian spot. Good drinks, great rolls and duck. lots of great small plates /appetizers and in the best Spot for restaurants in Forest Hills.

Been here many times, highly recommended.