MOFU Shoppe

4.8
196 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 196 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was ok. We order about 8 different dishes and 2 knocked it out of the park and the rest were just ok. The cocktails were very good though.

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Vickalynn
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster fried rice was some of the best fried rice I’ve ever had!! So delicious

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David
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and all around experience! Great food!

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vipAndreaK
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was outstanding, especially the dumplings. So flavorful! The Brussels sprouts had an amazing sauce with it. The server was attentive. I requested a drink they did not have so the bartender created her own concoction that was pretty good. Definitely a repeat!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. Order wings for the appetizers hot or sweet you will not be disappointed they are by far the best wings I ever had. Kimchi tots are the best - fried chicken sandwich was delicious. Any of the dumplings are to die for! Get a sake flight and try a little bit of everything!

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vipMajorPaver
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Eaten here several times over the years and it's always been excellent. Whatever you do, always get at least one type of dumpling!

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MeganB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious with bigger portions than expected which was a bonus. Service was quick & friendly. The restaurant is beautiful inside, very trendy. Will definitely return for dine in and do more takeout!

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Ndl68
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent drinks
Very good service and ambiance
Good churro and Appetizers

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AngelaW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my son here for his 21st birthday. The restaurant is doing a great job with the Covid mandates. There is outdoor seating but we elected to stay indoors near the open window wall. The building itself is pretty nice and we tried to determine what it may have been in it's former life. We tried all the dumplings. They were all very good. My favorite was the chicken ginger. We also had the pho and the lobster rice. Everything was delicious and we'll certainly be back!

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JenniferC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and really enjoyed the atmosphere and our waiter!

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vipDanielleC
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was great, kept tables appropriately distant (thank you for that!), Brussels sprouts and Vietnamese coffee mousse were fabulous, curry dish was disappointing (curry sauce was gelatinous and not tasty). Dumplings were “ok“(I am picky about my dumplings, though, as I lived in Taiwan).

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LyndseyC
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The vegan impossible burger was amazing, though the brussels sprouts kind of lacked flavor, and the impossible dumplings were just okay, but I would still love to come back! The waitress was frazzled, but we understood.

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RojelioE
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most awesome place every the staff is amazing and very great to talk about !!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We had a great time! The menu could use some support.

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JillO
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
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
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
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
6 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.

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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.

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 196 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.