MOFU Shoppe

4.8
182 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
Nestled in the historic City Market neighborhood of downtown Raleigh, MOFU Shoppe brings you the flavors of Asia with the comfort of southern hospitality. Our dishes are inspired by our identity as Taiwanese Americans who grew up in the South around a multitude of diverse food cultures. Born out of the Food Network award winning Pho Nomenal Dumpling Truck, we have come a long way and can't wait to see you in soon.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 182 people are saying
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JillO
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the dumplings are delicious and the pho was huge but so worth finishing every bite. Also can't go wrong with the sake flight option or Thai Basil Ricky. Unique eats in a fun yet relaxed atmosphere. Will be back! :)

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MaryLouE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mofu, Oak City Meatballs, St. Roch, Siti, Gravy, Barcelona Wine Bar, Parkside Restaurant, Transfer Co. Food Hall, Budacai

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for valentine

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Temp check and reservation time were perfectly handled. Masking in place all over and encouraged. Service was fantastic. Dumplings and coffee mousse desert were amazing. Lobster fried rice was ok with some sauces added. Beef pho was fair. Will come back again and try something different though.

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vipScotty
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily one of my favorite places in Raleigh. The staff is amazingly warm and friendly and super-attentive. The bar hops with fantastic cocktails, local brews and sake while the food is not only delicious, but well-priced. Due to covid, MoFu has had to alter their menu, but it delivers the same high-taste, high-quality level as always. The space is gorgeous, open and inviting and is the perfect setting for an intimate meal of a group outing of 10+. When in downtown Raleigh, this place should not be missed.

MOFU Shoppe
Responded on February 25, 2021

Thank you so much Scotty for this amazing review. We really appreciate all of the love!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Olivia and Sam were amazing in helping to celebrate a good friend’s birthday. Service, food, and drinks were impeccable!! Thank you!

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Lauren
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the cool yet intimate vibe at MOFU—it perfectly sets the stage for delicious Asian and American dishes. You MUST get the Brussels sprouts (they are to die for!). The dumplings are also fantastic. And those fries? Insane. 10/10 services as well!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

So over priced

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JamesC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Solid drinks. Very relaxed atmosphere good for conversation.

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Adebayo
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We'll be back!

The food was excellent. Great value. Great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love MOFU! Great wings, dumplings, flounder, drinks.

DH
DaltonH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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Kari
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Good food, great drinks, great vibe!!! Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I visited for our first date night out in awhile. We were very comfortable as the restaurant had plenty of spacing between tables and good COVID protocols. I had the lycee margarita and the jazzmoney cocktails and both were delicious! Our food - from appetizers to dessert- was great. The service was also very good and atmosphere was nice! Definitely recommend trying this!

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KPacoNC
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Have been to this place many times. It was fine last night but not great. I think it may be due to covid. Many things off menu. Small plates were limited. Miss a few items that used to be so good. Hope after covid it returns to a full menu.

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marisolL
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Drinks were great.atmosphere . Healthy choices

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have dinner with friends. Food is amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great time. The food was unique and well prepared. The waitress was very helpful in helping us choose the right amount of food to share

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SamB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Raleigh.
Everything was perfect.

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Foodie919
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beautifully presented! Lots of meat options and vegetarian options including dumplings made with vegetarian meat substitutes! Great drinks including lychee margaritas!

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CaseyB
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! We were happily surprised to get live music as well!

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JuliaB
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and accommodating for vegetarians and vegans!

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Austin
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for small plates and date night! I would definitely check this out for a night of drinks or something romantic.

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Becca
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mofu is fantastic. Intimate setting with variety of aesthetic appeal. Eager service. All of the best adjectives describe the food - delicious, unique, umami, artistic, the list goes on. Love coming here with out of town family, on dates, with my girlfriends, business lunches (although their hours are limited right now), really any occasion. They also have a great mezzanine that I plan to use for special events when larger gatherings are safe again.

Along the lines of pandemic... extra spacing was evident, some four top tables avail outside, temperature checks required before seating, masks on away from table - I’m sure their list of safety protocols is longer but from what I could observe all staff were adhering to best practices and making sure customers were safe and comfortable.

Couldn’t recommend them more!!!

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JordanW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Great food ideas. Service was great.

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vipPatienceG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great night at MOFU! They are doing a terrific job with Covid protocol and we appreciate it. Service and food can’t be beat!

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KPacoNC
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent. Food was great. Staff was so knowledgeable. Covid measures were impeccable

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JohnR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, awesome vibe, really good COVID-19 safety practices

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Matt
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent the server could've been a little more attentive but overall good experience and will definitely be back for more DUMPLINGS!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Almost everything was amazing. And the portion sizes for “shareables” are large!

Only criticism is that the dishes all came at once. It was a lot to process. Even 5 minutes between would have been nice.

Waiter was attentive and made good suggestions. We will be coming back !

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LisaN
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family & I had a wonderful dinner there. A great way to celebrate my birthday! Thank you, MOFU!!

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NathanS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dinner at Mofu.
Dumplings and KFC buns out of this world

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We went to MOFU which I booked through open table and the place was closed. It was boarded up. We tried to call and only received a direct voicemail. I didn’t know who to be mad at. Open table or MOFU. Me and my wife went to Rockford on Glenwood and that place was nice.

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vipLemuelM
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have to say I had anxiety with the pandemic. BUYTTT, Mofo takes temperature coming in the door. Then I watched every server use hand sanitizer and constantly put on new gloves between tables. Every employee had a mask on and wore it properly.

Now, the salt and pepper Margarita, I am stealing that idea and will tell all my friends I invented it. Sorry if I am late to the party on this but it was great.

Please try the Thai BBQ shrimp ( New Orleans style), first time having bone marrow, and the duck is what I would call a take on loaded french fries.

I am going back this weekend to try more things on the menu.

Great new spot for me.

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vipOneAndDone
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor option for COVID19 times. Delicious food and good service. I recommend it if you are a foodie.

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John
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible. Every suggestion our waitress had was amazing. Can't express how happy we were with everything.

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried it for the first time and loved it!!! Our favs were the dumplings and bahn mi corn dog.

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vipShelbyS
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always incredible!!

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ChristopherC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pleasant mean and set of cocktails. So glad this place is open again, following months of being closed because of Covid-19. Staff is great, ambiance is pleasant.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from MOFU Shoppe using the Order Online button. MOFU Shoppe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 301-8465.

MOFU Shoppe is rated 4.8 stars by 182 OpenTable diners.

MOFU Shoppe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/mofu-shoppe/giftcards.

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.