Momokawa

4.7
50 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.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 50 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, no noise, good vibe, and the waiter was amazing

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vipRando
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good. Great time!

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vipRose
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are great as always. The most delicious and authentic Japanese restaurant on upper east side. My favorite is mini-course with Shabushabu. The beef is juicy and veggies are fresh. Definitely coming back soon.

HW
HowardW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Momokawa has very high-quality sushi for a reasonable price. My wife and I had the Omakase. My daughter the Waygu steak that was excellent too. Momokawa also has a nice sake list - we had two bottles. Definitely a go-too place for excellent Japanese food at the right price.

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DrDignosis
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Bathrooms require updating

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vipgillyak
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Was highly recommended but mediocre food, overpriced and slovenly service. Do not sit in the front of this establishment in cold weather. Will not return as there are much better choices.

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vipjzinn
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The sushi is beautifully prepared with fresh fish. The hot dishes were delicious.

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vipfoodseeker
Charleston
59 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Meat was thick and low quality it was also thick
Really wanted to like this place
Shabu Tatsu remains the best

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elliottb
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent. Sukiyaki was terrific as was the sushi and appetizers. Everything about our experience made it a wonderful dinner.

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AlanS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Had the Hamachi Kama entree… amazing. Was there during happy hour. The happy hour sake was “Oishikatta”! Service was great too!

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vippetelx
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of finest sushi experiences anywhere. Japanese staff. Superb fish. Best Agedashi tofu appetizer. Somewhat of a hole in the wall but a brilliant Japanese restaurant. They also feature Shaba Shaba which we are eager to try next time.

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vippeter
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

good was pretty mediocre. service was good but only 1 server for the entire restaurant during lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Server so rude

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pengfeic
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

I’ve been this restaurant 4 times. This is my worst experience. I think they change the beef. I ordered the wagyu beef but it taste like the cheapest beef I bought in Walmart.

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MilesL
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was definitely not as good as the online pictures looked. The entrée portions are the same size as the appetizer portions. In my opinion the food didn’t have much flavorAlthough the quality of fish was good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mie Okuda-SAN’s food is very tasty and healthy! We had three shabushabu of different flavors. They were the best I’ve ever had in the US. Will definitely recommend and will definitely go again!

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TimQ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy and delicious- definitely one of a kind Japanese restaurant!

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HelenZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice Sukiyaki with rib-eye beef

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VivC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fish of our assorted sushi $31 and our assorted sushi/sashimi combo $37 was fresh, staff very attentive, good covid precautions. Yuzu cocktail delicious $12. Hit the spot for a sushi craving on a hot day!

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KRYSTLEH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Agedashi Tofu, Akadashi-Miso Soup, Shrimp Shumai, and the Sushi with rock shrimp are all delicious. Their green tea icecream with red beans and hot chocolate are great desserts. I honestly wish they had more variety on their menu. I am not to crazy about their fish entrees.

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vipGlobalfoodie
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always amazing food. I can’t think is a better Japanese place in Nyc which has authentic sukiyaki. Been going here at its previous location as well.

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vipNicolaC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fantastic neighborhood find! The agedashi tofu is a must try- light and delicious. We each got the dinner Sashimi bowl over rice- fantastic- large pieces of sashimi over deliciously cooked rice. The serving was really large and an excellent deal at $31.00. Service is excellent. Will become a weekly stop I am sure.

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vipMaduraiG
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great shabu shabu, excellent service and fresh sushi. We had a great time.

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vipTLVIVIAN
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great lunch

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vipMike
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sukiyaki is a top notch experience and would highly recommend anybody to come try it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

ordered the wagyu beef doesn’t taste that good

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David
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

If you want sushi, get the set sushi which they are organized to do and is very good. Do not get al a carte sushi which they are not prepared to do and can disappoint.

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XiJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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StephenH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omakase was expertly prepared with a varied selection. Presentation was artistic. Selections were fresh. Server was extremely friendly and helpful. All in all well worth a return visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great lunch spot, amazing sushi!

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Doctordiner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good site!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The foods we had was great.

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vipBrad
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very courteous and the experience was a delight.

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Skybird45
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great variety and quality of sushi, sashimi, and other favorites. Excellent Saki menu.

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hubbydaddy
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Their seared yellowtail salad was really good; so was Agedashi-tofu. However, I did not enjoy clam ramen at all, which, to me, was too salty and the noodle was doughy. In retrospect, I should've ordered sushi or shabushabu instead. The service was good. Overall, I was a bit disappointed, although my expectation may have been too high.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great! Shabu shabu is really good
Desert is also amazing
Traditional Japanese

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing real Japanese style restaurant

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vipHappyEater
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2016
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Most of the people were having hot pot, so it must be good; however, we made a mistake of ordering "omakase" sushi at a table: both fish and rice were dry, and thought that it was not worth $65. We would come back for hot pot, though.

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Doctordiner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A great addition to our neighborhood. I appreciate the authenticity and creativity of the food. The staff were very polite and accommodating.

FAQs

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

Momokawa is rated 4.7 stars by 50 OpenTable diners.

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.