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Moko, New York, NY

Moko

4.7
4.7
394 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
Discover an intimate Omakase gem in NYC, where every dish is a work of art. Watch our chefs craft each course with precision and passion, using the freshest seasonal ingredients. Join us for an evening of culinary delight and see why we're one of NYC's best-kept secrets. Book your reservation now for an unforgettable journey through Japanese cuisine. Featured on Forbes

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (646) 864-9691
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    East Village
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking

What 394 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • New York City

    Innovative

  • New York City

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Manhattan

    Great for brunch

  • Manhattan

    Good for business meals

  • Manhattan

    Kid-friendly

  • Manhattan

    Innovative

  • Manhattan

    Hot spot

  • Manhattan

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Manhattan

    Romantic

394 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Servers were very rude, not a good ambience. Treated as lower, as if we weren’t able to enjoy or pay for our dinner. Our server was great to other customers, but we were treated as inferior

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  2. JCENBY

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our omakase experience was amazing. The 18 courses were all expertly prepared and delicious. The sushi chef who prepared each piece in front of us at the counter is a true culinary master. Sit at the counter for the full experience. The staff couldn't be more accommodating and friendly. The chef explained each creation to us as he presented them. The minimalist design concept was perfect in every way. This was an anniversary celebration, so we wanted something special and this was it. Plus, the pics were very instagrammable. I highly recommend Moko!!!

    1 person found this helpful

  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very nice waitstaff but inexperienced. Do not know all the fish from the omakase so had to ask someone else.

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  4. BrianK

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing sushi omakase! They only have three things on the menu- 12, 15, 18 piece omakase but it did not disappoint. Everything was delicious and so much better than your neighborhood sushi spot. Some of the best sushi I've ever had. Be sure to request bar seating if you want to watch the sushi chefs in action. The restaurant is actually on 2nd Ave despite another place that says it's Moko on E. 9th St. Also it's BYOB and no readily available liquor store, so bring it with you. They do have soft drinks, tea and water.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious dinner at Moko! Everyone who worked there was very nice and the place is very trendy and relaxing. The sushi was some of the best I’ve had! Highly recommend going here!

    1 person found this helpful

  6. MyraG

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a nice experience at Moko restaurant. A splurge for sure but the ambience was pristine, the service was quick and the sushi was among the freshest we've tasted.

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  7. KellyC

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place with quality ingredients!!!!!

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  8. GloriaH

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The moko restaurant itself was very comfortable!!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Booked the bar seating online with the intention of fully experiencing Omakase and watching the sushi chefs work. Arrived and was told that there was problem with online booking system and we could not sit at the bar. The very sweet waitress who was totally overworked explained what options were available to us but this was not an enjoyable Omakase experience. We ordered the 15 piece menu which took a long time to arrive and all pieces came at once. There was no description of what each piece was and I don’t really think the poor waitress had ever been told or trained by the chefs to be able to adequately explain. This completely defied the point of even having this experience as could have gone to any old sushi joint and actually know what I had ordered from an actual menu. Everyone in the room around us looked in the same confused state of mind with this experience. If it wasn’t for the sweetest waitress who tried her very best I would have got up and left after the miso soup which took an age to arrive. Then we asked for the cheque which took another 15min to arrive and then they didn’t even have a chip and pin machine to process the payment so I had to go into the kitchen to use Apple Pay. Wouldn’t return or recommend when there are so many other Omakase joints around. They need to do much better considering the cost and competition.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. DeborahW

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great quality of sushi!!!!!

    1 person found this helpful

  11. JamesJ

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Selection of special cuts of fish very impressive!!

    1 person found this helpful

  12. GloriaH

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The decor was minimalistic and fit the vibe of the place perfectly. The food and service were also great!

    1 person found this helpful

  13. WilliamB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and had unique flavor.

    1 person found this helpful

  14. MyraG

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It delivers an exquisite sushi experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. CatherineB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Having been twice, this is arguably one of the best, if not the best, traditional sushi offered in nyc.

    1 person found this helpful

  16. LizaS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is barely a sushi restaurant given that most of the choices are cooked dishes.

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  17. JamesY

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have gone to multiple sushi restaurants in Japan, and this was incredible. The flavors and flavor of the rice is special and unique. Different from any other sushi restaurant I have eaten at.

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  18. MichaelS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried a couple of top tier sushi places in New York. I have to say this moko restaurant is simply the best.

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  19. LaurenceM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very tasty sushi restaurant. You can taste very rare fresh fish.

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  20. HajieS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Each dish that arrived was flavourful and beautiful. When the sushi dishes came our English speaking server was kind enough to bring us a book and described which fish was being served. it certainly was one of the best sushi meals I have ever had.

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  21. ErnestB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very high quality sushi. The food is bright rapid fire and and it is expertly done.

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  22. JessL

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food itself is, of course, incredible. It’s hard to describe what makes these sushi so perfect. It goes above the simple fact that the fish is incredibly fresh, of high quality and expertly prepared.

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  23. JuliaM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is sushi that allows you to enjoy the flavors of the ingredients to the fullest.

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  24. FrancineD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely one of the best sushi restaurant.

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  25. BelleM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down the best sushi restaurant experience. We were seated at the sushi bar and the sushi and service were impeccable.

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  26. KimC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The flavors that burst into your mouth is something that you won't expect out of something this simple.

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  27. DanielR

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Moko, One of the best sushi restaurants in Japan. It is highly regarded for its exceptionally delicious sushi made with the freshest fish from the market. The restaurant is popular. The quality and taste of the sushi make it worth the wait.

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  28. HeidiL

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, nice ambiance & view, and great service! All the food was tasty, but my most favourite dish was the ac/dc sushi. It was a great dinner experience, highly recommended!

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  29. MichelleD

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely place for an first time experience!! The sushi is fresh, the food is thoughtful and yummy, and the service is both polite and attentive. Recommend the dinner menu.

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  30. PauloA

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best sushi sets I’ve had in my entire life. During dinner the price is reasonable for the quality .

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  31. JamesY

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a really great experience and this was the best sushi I’ve ever had in my life by far.

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  32. RobertJ

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive dedicated and helpful staff. sushi is needless to say yummy!

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  33. ThomasM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ITS JUST AMAZING GOOD AND ALL GOOD!! To me one of the best Japanese restaurant. The food is fresh and tasty!

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  34. AnalizaS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yet the food is consistently good over the years. What I really like is the sushi is hand -pressed/moulded instead of machine made.

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  35. AndreaT

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The queue was pretty long for walk in but really worth the money you pay for. My first time eating here after hearing many good reviews on it and I must say I’m truly impressed. The sushi is fresh. I’m excited to come back again, definitely recommend.

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  36. BellaV

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a few had mentioned, thick fresh cuts of sashimi. Enjoyed the sushi.

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  37. PatriciaV

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very very good meal and pleasant experience. Every dish was well prepared , balanced and refined. Little details on Sushi is awesome. Service was top notch - other than very attentive staff, the MOKO restaurant was also very clean

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  38. MilesG

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked a last minute table for 9:30. I didn’t realize until later but they close at 10. As an omakase restaurant, this is a very short time. They were able to accommodate but it was good thing I called ahead to confirm. Really should not have seating reservations past their last seating if 9 to avoid issues. They were very sweet and the food was nice overall

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  39. FreddieA

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    our most frequently visited sushi place. sushi are fresh and consistently good. MOKO restaurant sushi is the best.

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  40. AngelL

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really tasty and fresh seafood. We went here for a date night, and the atmosphere was wonderful.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Moko is rated 4.7 stars by 394 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Moko

138 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003-8305

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    East Village
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking
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