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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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
3 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.

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
18 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
New York Area
1 review
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.

SD
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I have ever had in Raleigh!! Got the hanger streak and WOW. I would highly recommend this place - everything about it raised the bar.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Suggested we come to this gem for a group of 12, and let’s just say I got multiple compliments for putting this on the radar.. They easily accommodated us w/ my last minute reservation skills and gave us great service.
Mofu is Delicious, affordable, delicious, has good variety, and it’s freaking delicious.

C
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and the service are outstanding. Top quality ingredients and very capable chef de cuisine are coming up with great food. Service is cordial and professional. By the way, it is great value too.

k
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service were both exceptional. Our waiter came to the table in a bright, floral shirt and said "I'm bringing a little color to this dreary day!" We fell in love with him instantly. We started with the pork & chive dumplings. The crispy outer layer is everything. The Flounder tacos, coconut rice bowl and pork belly rice bowl were all absolutely delicious. They even had soft shell crab as an add-on and it was perfectly done. We didn't have room for dessert, but we will definitely be back!

CB
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for my 5 year anniversary and was blown away! So many unique dishes and combos of flavors! The food was absolutely amazing. I don't eat red meat but the smoked chicken brussell sprouts dish tasted like bacon- so tasty! My husband is a big fan of dumplings and said they were the best he's ever had. Also, never liked sake until I tasted it here :) The chefs are masterminds! Not to mention, the ambiance is also perfect for a date night and very trendy.

CL
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in Raleigh! My friend and I will definitely return!

DS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was extremely tasty. The items on the menu are a bit ambitious, and MoFu pulls it off. We ordered a bunch of small plates and a steak all to share with two other couples. Everyone loved it!

I definitely will go back.

M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the pork belly banh mi, while my friend had the flounder fish tacos. I absolutely loved the banh mi, the flavors and sriracha mayo were my favorite. I would definitely come here again. Also love the decor of the restaurant, especially the seats in the back by the window. Thank you for the awesome service.

SL
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a fun place to eat.

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