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MOFU Shoppe

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154 Reviews
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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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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 154 people are saying
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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
2 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
1 review
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
1 review
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.

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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!

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JoyT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food!

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Empbub77
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Went in with my significant other on Valentine’s Day. We had been once before for a birthday so chose to return. This time it was disappointing. Our server was very friendly however, the entree we ordered was the seafood stew as it was a cold night. Huge let down. The scallops and shrimp were still cold and muscles too tough and chewy. Probably won’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was absolutely amazing!!! Short curly hair super people friendly and made the experience even better!

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RebeccaW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Husband and I went here for Valentine's Day. Our server was Cheyenne who was great. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We made a dinner out of the snacks and small plates. The brussels sprouts and dumplings were our favorites but we liked everything we got.

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vipdurhamcook1
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and unusual. Service Excellent. Will refer restaurant and make return visits.

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vipChitownJouve
Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed several appetizers and small plates and everything was great. Service was friendly and quick and we were positively surprised by the price of the bill at the end. We will be back!

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vipTrentH
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Came in for lunch on a Saturday. Only about 3 or 4 tables were occupied, yet service still took forever. Waited about 15 minutes before I was offered water or a drink option.

For the price, the food is ok. The menu options and choices looked delicious and had me excited. The food just seemed moderate though. Had the dumplings and a bowl and would not pay the price for either.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the kimchi rice balls.

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alholle2
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice atmosphere. Got a bunch of apps and entrees and everything was delicious.

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RD03
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

food is excellent & so is service although we waited quite a bit for 1 dish but they comp it in the end. will diffinitely be back

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vipSM007
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The appetizers (chicken wontons) were great but I wasn't a big fan of my entree. I got the Brussel Sprouts with chicken and there was nothing good about it. They were not cooked and were hard on the inside.... I make them at home quite often and even my bf said the ones I make are much better..
He got the short ribs and said his was very good and that my choice of dish just was incorrect so in-case you want to get the brussel sprouts, please re-consider.

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vipKiecoo
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Sam was great! very attentive and helpful! Thank you!

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MoniqueU
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband and I chose this for a date night. Good choice all around!

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jafkm
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The flavors deliver! The very best fish tacos with carrots I would eat daily. Subtle acid, crunch and soft all rolled up in a dish that should be shared. Popcorn tofu and cauliflower would should be served in movies. Wait staff welcoming and on the spot with their service. Go!

FAQs

MOFU Shoppe does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. MOFU Shoppe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 301-8465.

MOFU Shoppe is rated 4.7 stars by 154 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.