MOFU Shoppe

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$30 and under
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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've come a long way and can't wait to see you in soon.
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great friendly servers. We had small plates. All were outstanding. We'll be back.

D
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely great meal. We shared many small plates and enjoyed them all. I have to call out the pork and chive dumplings as amazing!

We were lucky to have several servers who knew everything about the menu and made us feel very welcome. Thanks to Maureen, Chris, Amanda and Duy.

AJ
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second time at MOFU, and the drinks were just as delicious the second time around. We ordered a new dessert that the her had not mastered, the brownie was uncooked.

M
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Very loud. Limited vegetarian choices. Food was over salted.

DD
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

One of N and O's top restaurants, we were pretty disappointed. TV on with nobody watching in supposedly first-rate restaurant. Unenthusiastic server. Appetizers were all good and so were flounder tacos. But vegetarian stir fry was soggy and served with some sort of rice tube that didn't absorb sauce. Not that it was worth absorbing. Basically soy sauce.

DW
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and amazing service! Truly one of the best restaurants in NC!

JC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Must do dining experience for a casual and tasty treat. Sophie has created a great restaurant from her award winning food truck beginnings. Try the citrus sake!

MW
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MOFU was AMAZING! I had never been and I brought some family from out of town (no pressure, right?) and everything we ordered was phenomenal. I don't remember the last time I had such an explosion of flavor in my mouth. I can't wait to go back and try more!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dumplings here and wonderful! We particularly enjoyed the charred octopus dish and Vietnamese coffee mouse. Would highly recommend!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a 6-person group of guys coming together from different locations for an annual group weekend. Daranay and company were amazing!! The food was outstanding. We have been getting together for years and one of the guys picked MOFU as his most memorable moment and said “hands down the best meal we’ve ever had.”. Thank you Sophia! You never disappoint.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

OT
Raleigh
31 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Expanded menu - much more to choose from and very delicious accompaniments

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Work lunch.

H
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Waitor was on point, appetizer dumplings were good, the black pepper buns were undercooked, gummy and tasteless. The popcorn mushrooms were the star of the show, the brightly flavoured sauce an absolute standout. The special that 2 of our party ordered was ...disappointing. The sinew should have been cleaned off of the short ribs and the broth was over-reduced and overtly salty. The egg that was described as part of the dish was missing. No point in saying anything as nothing could have been corrected at that moment. Plus we weren’t willing to invest any more time in the experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server, Alli, was amazing. She was knowledgeable of the menu and variations of the ingredients available for our gluten-free diner. She was cheerful and helpful without being intrusive. The atmosphere was open and fun.

CA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly, fabulous staff, great atmosphere with stylish decor. Food was great, perfect for sharing on a date night. Also, the cocktails were beautiful!

OT
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My food was delicious. Loved the buttermilk fried shrimp over greens. In addition, the French 75 I ordered was fantastic. Our server was very nice, but she forgot to bring a tea to the table, and was somewhat forgetful!

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seriously phenomenal food!! Everything was fresh, bright and delicious. Really awesome selection of beers on tap as well! Decor is cute, plating was clean, and our waitress was super sweet. I will definitely be returning soon!!

GH
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to Mofu for lunch during restaurant week; it was in the late afternoon, so it was quiet. Atmosphere and decor was great; lots to look at especially the books which were scattered throughout restaurant. Wait staff, especially Dewey, were very friendly and took time to explain the dishes. Food was excellent - full of complimentary flavors; especially enjoyed the kimchi rice balls

S
Raleigh
43 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and flavors!!! Great spot to go for sharing with groups so you can try a bunch of stuff. Staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and great!

DL
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined with a total of 5 couples during restaurant week. We were able to order both off the menu and their special restaurant week menu. Everyone thought the food was very good. They would have liked more dessert choices off the menu and the rice dessert was just "ok." Other than that, would recommend.

SW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always inventive delicious food presented beautifully. Especially liked the shrimp salad. The sauce was divine!

MF
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food wait is very very long. I waited ~45mins for the first appetizer.
The food when it came was extremely yummy.
The staff was very friendly.

JQ
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great time with my kids here!

RD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was our first time at mofu, saw the restaurant when i was checking the yelp list of new restaurants in raleigh. i have eaten at the phenomenal dumplings food truck and we love it, so when i found out that they are the owners, i must try. food is excellent, service is superb, only complaint is the noise level. we happen to seat in between tables that are super out of control loud that we could not even have a normal conversation, that was a bummer because i wanted to enjoy the experience so we end up hurrying to finish. will be back for the food & great service from Ally, hoping we wont get stuck with really loud neighbors.

M
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and the service were amazing! We had a party of 14 and they put us upstairs on our own, it was great! Both the bartender and waitress were fantastic! I would highly recommend this place.

S
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were outstanding. One of the dishes we tried, the pork and chive dumplings, was so good that we ordered another serving. Our server was fun, prompt and made the night memorable. We will certainly come back!

n
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved it. Good food and service, recommend the Brussel sprouts and the mousse dessert. Will return

MO
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I ate here for her 16th bday. Everything we order was perfection. The waitress was awesome and the restaurant is so pretty! I am bringing my whole family back for sure!

SK
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and the service was great!! Ordered the lychee margarita and thought it might be too syrupy or sweet-- not the case. It was perfect. I was really impressed!

g
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere, service and food. Went here to take out an out of town client and loved it.

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks were delicious, all of the food was fantastic. Will definitely be back.

K
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food, would like to see some "lighter options" on the menu. The service from shedoah was on point!

IP
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous!!

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GL
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress made excellent suggestions and the food was amazing. Portions were bigger than expected so we had some to take home with us, which was great. Very impressed. We'll be back!

BM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great and service was fantastic! Went with a few friends and we were able to try and share many of the snacks and small plates. Everything was delicious but the Brussels sprouts and pork buns were amazing!

DJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The bottle beer menu and small plates are some of the best in town. I would highly recommend "Little Buddha" and the brussel sprouts & chicken small plate. Service could learn to be a little less intrusive.

KT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a great time! Food was great and service was wonderful! Mo was amazing! Will definitely be back!

JH
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, especially the brussel sprouts and wings. Can't wait to go.back again.

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