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Momokawa UES - Momokawa, New York, NY

Momokawa

4.7
4.7
227 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Wagyu & Sushi
The restaurant will serve top-quality meals served with the highest quality ingredients, along with a sushi bar led by The Sushi chef with over 30 years of experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Sukiyaki
  • Hours of operation
    Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 256-0403
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Mieko Okuda
  • Catering
    Call for Details.<br />We do Japanese Catering.
  • Neighborhood
    Upper East Side
  • Cross street
    Between 76th&amp;77th 1st Avenue
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    walk 10 min from 6 train 77nd st<br />walk 10 min from Q train 72nd st
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 227 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

227 Reviews
  1. LorraineD

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great credible service and very accommodating 

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The sushi was not impressive but the sukiyaki looked great. Will try it next time. Definitely a place for that! Great service though.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, service was efficient. Small restaurant full of charm

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow - we had an AMAZING time - the service is impeccable and the food is fresh and delicious. Well done!!❤️ we will be back!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good experience. Love their sukiyaki and shabushabu.

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  6. DanielH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    During my recent visit to Momokawa, I encountered a situation that left me both puzzled and concerned. The food, notably the sukiyaki, although decent, came with a price tag that leaned on the higher side. However, what truly set the tone for my review was not the quality of the food but the billing practices and the perceived service disparity. Upon receiving our bill, I was surprised to find a mandatory 20% tip added. This practice was unexpected, especially since we were a party of only four, which traditionally does not warrant an automatically included gratuity. The confusion deepened when I noticed that the table next to us, comparably sized, was not subjected to this mandatory tip. This discrepancy led me to question the criteria used for imposing this charge and whether there was an underlying bias at play. While we habitually tip 20%, the essence of tipping lies in its voluntary nature, rewarding service that goes above and beyond. The concern escalates when considering the possibility of prejudice influencing the decision to add a mandatory tip to our bill and not to others. In conclusion, while the culinary offerings at Momokawa might meet expectations, the overshadowing issues of billing practices and the potential for biased service treatment cast a shadow over my dining experience. I hope this feedback encourages Momokawa to reevaluate their policies and approach to ensure a fair, transparent, and enjoyable experience for all patrons, irrespective of background.

    2 people found this helpful

  7. shrecchi

    New York City

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food. Wish there was no 2hr restrictions. I felt photos I saw was different from actual

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  8. Paris4

    New York City

    65 reviews

    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Love this restaurant ALWAYS -however, the kitchen has last call at 9:30 and on a Friday night, it was a bit disappointing to have the staff cleaning around us while we ate. Next time it would be helpful to know, especially with a 9:00 reservation. Otherwise, love it.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal as always. I wish there is a Momokawa in Chicago.

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  10. Jason

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible service, low quality food! Not even a Japanese restaurant. Outsourcing to some Koreans who don't know how to do their work! I wish I could give a negative rating, sadly I couldn't. definitely, the worst restaurant in town!

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Momokawa using the Order Online button. Momokawa also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Momokawa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 256-0403.

Momokawa is rated 4.7 stars by 227 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 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Momokawa

1466 1st Ave, New York, NY 10075

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between 76th&amp;77th 1st Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Upper East Side
  • Hours of operation
    Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Sukiyaki
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    walk 10 min from 6 train 77nd stwalk 10 min from Q train 72nd st
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mieko Okuda
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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