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Momokawa

4.4
4.4
90 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian

Never skimping on quality products, Momokawa has an incredible selection of sashimi and sake that can make you feel as though you are in Japan. We cater to the needs of all, so please do not hesitate to contact us with any requests.

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4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.0Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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88% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    日本と同じ、いやそれ以上。ホント美味しかった。

  2. PA

    PAOLOC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Good sukiyaki

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    love this place!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love momokawa. I feel like I'm in tokyo. Don't be afraid to get something out of your comfort zone. It's all delicious. And they have a great sake menu as well.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great, love the shabu shabu and service every time

  6. HO

    HayatoO

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Cozy ambiance with authentic homemade Japanese food! Got the prix fixe Chef's Course and was pleasantly surprised as to the amount and variety of food. Appetizers were not particularly mind-blowing, but the sukiyaki was GREAT! Very good portion of meat along with vegetables to accompany the meat symphony. The place gets quite busy, so a reservation is highly recommended!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The food is very good and we love the cute cups for sake.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    beef taste amazing!perfect!the best shabu shabu that I taste in NYC. everything is so good!

  10. p

    pengobow

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Sukiyaki sauce cooked beef dipped in raw egg is a must try. You will not regret it.

  11. YO

    YOSHI

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I love this restaurant very much. They take real japanese. Every thing is nice taste. Reataurant is small so that littre bit noisy. This time we tried to eat sukiyaki. So nice!!! I am Japanese. This restaurant is real japanese restaurant!!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2016

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    The place was a bit too hot. The service was great. Food was good.

  13. SL

    ShengL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2016

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Long waiting time

  14. LD

    LezaD

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2016

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Overpriced "trendy" restaurant. We were the only non-Japanese clientele and were largely ignored while others seated much later than us ate. We came close to leaving due to the wait and the food we eventually received and paid dearly for was not worth it.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the food so much! This is an authentic Japanese restaurant with great food.

  16. D

    Dina

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Made a reservation for 7:15, wasn't seated until closer to 7:30. Super small place, NEED to make a reservation. Even though it took awhile to sit, the food was outstanding. My friend and I ordered the Ribeye Sukiyaki for two- amazing value and amazing meal. Comes with meat, bowl of veggies, and choice of udon or rice for $52 (two people total price). The food was so much better than I expected- definitely try dipping the meat in the raw egg like they suggest. Already planning my next visit!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice food !!!

  18. M

    Mike

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    子供が日本から遊びに来たので行きましたが、結構グルメの子供も驚くくらい、美味しい 食事(ぶりしゃぶ)でした。 店員さんの対応も良く、満足しています。

  19. AY

    AdeY

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great cooked food with well balanced taste and ingredients. The servers are also very friendly, polite and helpful.

  20. JH

    JonaHiga

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Excellent Shabu-Shabu and Sukiyaki spot for those who want an authentic experience. I am from Tokyo and this is the best spot for this kind of meal.

  21. PA

    PinkAmy

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Very good tasting! Different from Chinese hot pot, will go back again.

  22. h

    hristiny

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2016

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Reserved a table for 3 Waited 15min to get the table Took an ahout to get food after ordering. Never go there again.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2016

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    We will be going back in the near future. The food and staff were great!

  24. s

    sl933

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    excellent shabu-shabu, generous portion yet really delicious

  25. PL

    PeterL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I liked the place, had my birthday there. My friends bought a cake and they were accommodating. After dinner, they dimmed the lights, and brought the cake out, singing Happy Birthday. It was great!

  26. s

    stinky3116

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Very good Shabu Shabu!

  27. KG

    KrissyG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    This is my favorite resteraunt in the neighborhood! Amazing home style Japanese food and wonderful sake!

  28. D

    Danthediner

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2016

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    Average overall. Decor was simple, but cozy and warm. Food was ok, probably on the lower end of average as far as Japanese places in the city. Ok for a one time deal.

  29. P

    Paul

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I love the food and the presentation. Authentic Japanese. it is not your typical sushi place at all. A lot of young people were there, a bit noisy. But the quality speaks for itself. If it weren't so pricey I'd eat there more often.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The sort of eatery that I'll go back to again - authentic and delicious home-style Japanese cuisine. The miso cod is delicious as was the beef nabe (slightly small). We didn't get to try shabu shabu but will come back to have it when the weather is cooler. The only downside is the venue is quite cozy and we had some very noisy patrons next to us on the larger tables.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2016

    overall3food2service2ambience2

    Overrated restaurant

  32. t

    tony

    London

    111 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2016

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Excellent fried chicken and pork dishes. No sushi only a few sashimi. Nice sake selection. Most people were having shabu shabu or sukiyaki.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Guadalajara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great, they are always looking that you are ok, and helping you with the choices that you make in order that you order what you feel in the mood for.

  34. V

    Vadi916

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2016

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    If you eat beef, you have to try there beef Suki. It's amazing.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    I like this atmosphere that is typical small japanese pub mood. When I visited first time, there were crowded because this restaurent is small , but I still like this mood. I visited again at 5pm for dinner, there were not crowded at all so I could have calming dinner. Staffs are kind. However, food was salty to me. I ate Sukiyaki and its sause was salty so I needed much water.

  36. N

    Nycbird827

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    So delicious, really authentic. Favorite shabu and sukiyaki in the city!

  37. m

    mayagoffer

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The food and service is consistently excellent. Have been going to Momokawa for years.

  38. M

    Masa

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2016

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    I almost wish I didn't have to review this place because part of the appeal is it's anonymity! But, wow -- the food here is truly authentic Japanese. I went here this time with my parents, and they were amazed at the wide selection for such a small place, and the quality of food exceeded their expectations. LOVE this place!!

  39. PC

    PaulC

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2016

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    This was my second time at Momokawa. I again left with my belly full yet somewhat dissatisfied. The service was just OK and could be better. For example, it took them a long while to bring an extra chair for the 5th person in our party to be seated. They also gave us a 2-hour time limit, which was fine, but later our waiter told us we could stay longer, then the floor manager came to us with our bills telling us we're 30 minutes over our limit. We'd gotten our desserts because our waiter told us it was OK to stay. The food itself is OK. We had both the rib-eye shabu and the washu shabu. Both were good but not impressive. They were relatively affordable, though. Rib-eye was $50 (for 2) and washu was $75 (for 2). The ambiance wasn't great. It was very too cramped and humid/hot. Probably due to all the shabu pots boiling their waters and emitting heat and steam into the small room. Basically, this place serves up OK quality beef at affordable prices for shabu with mediocre service and ambiance. If you're looking for great shabu, look elsewhere (like Jukai or Shabu-tatsu)

  40. D

    David

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2016

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    The shabu shabu course was wonderful with the large assortment of appetizers and shabu shabu main course. Shabu shabu was tasty and filling. The sake menu was large and varied. The room could use a face lift, but if you are not concerned about the atmosphere and just want good shabu shabu, then this is the place to go.

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Momokawa is rated 4.4 stars by 90 OpenTable diners

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