MOFU Shoppe

4.8
168 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.

Support MOFU Shoppe during COVID-19

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 168 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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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

OT
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
1 review
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

JR
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
3 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
11 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.

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BrookeG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food was outstanding. We didn’t leave a dumpling or a noodles on our plates. Would recommend and we will return!!

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DaphneW
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous! great selections of beverages and nice ambiance. A little pricey but great!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was OK... appetizers were great...my wife enjoyed her flounder tacos...my dish, the seafood stew was bland. The server did offer complementary dessert to make up for it. I would give them another chance though.

JM
JodyM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating to our large party (15). The server suggested small plates so we could talk and enjoy ourselves without having to worry about the menu. Food was great. Hot wings are hotttt.

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shiloh78
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is good! Get the kimchi rice balls, lime wings, and brussels sprouts. 💪👌🏻

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tslim
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was great but we felt a little rushed by the staff - the server asked if we were finished with something three times even though there was still food on the plate or liquid in the glass. And the main courses came out not long after the small plates. But we took our time anyway, and the experience was excellent overall.

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JohnnyC
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My server was great. He worked to ensure that all water glasses were maintained and the food was hot when delivered to the table.

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MichaelM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, reasonably priced and wonderful service.

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AnnieC
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new restaurant downtown, food is outstanding and great atmosphere.

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LibbyF
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & ambience!

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chigirl
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First timers and will return. Our reservation wasn’t ready on time but they got us in shortly after our scheduled time. Service was great, we had a manager and even a few servers come to us apologizing and making sure we were happy!

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DLeloudis
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to MOFU for a friend’s birthday celebration. Wonderful food, service and a fun, casual atmosphere.

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anonymous
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food1service3ambience3

Atmosphere was perfectly fine.
Service was par (mainly because of my issue with the food and it was never addressed)
Food was below okay to me.

I've been here once before and I ordered the shrimp sandwich which was actually great no issues.
Yesterday I ordered the Japchae which is outside of my normal meal, but had a lot of ingredients that I love so I figured i'd try it. Definitely was not what I had expected (Not really sure what I was expecting tbh) I just couldn't stomach it (mainly due to the texture and the stems I kept getting in my mouth) so I just let it sit there, I didn't want to complain and I didn't need another dish I was perfectly fine going without.

However the server never one time addressed this or even asked if I enjoyed the dish or what I thought about anything. He clearly saw that I took like 5 bites and it was a very full bowl when he took it away yet no investigation? Not a huge deal just figured it was worth sharing.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday and Valentines Day celebration at MOFU!

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 168 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.