Momoya

4.6
59 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese

Momoya is the perfect place for lunch with a group of coworkers. Sit at a table and choose from a menu with Kitchen Entrées like Teriyaki, Scottish Salmon or Grass-Fed Rib Eye. Noodle dishes are served with wasabi seaweed tempura and oshinko. If you come solo or with a partner, you can find a seat at the sushi bar. The extensive sushi menu features entrées such as the eight-piece sushi, tuna roll or the 15-piece sashimi. Momoya is family friendly and has seating adequate for children. Your choice of Miso soup or salad comes with lunch specials. Beverages include an international wine list as well as specialty cocktails like the Gin Ray or the Momo splash created with peach sake, rose champagne and orange juice.

If you are not able to dine-in or just prefer to dine at another location, Momoya offers both delivery and take-out options.

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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 59 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Extremely disappointed as we had wanted to try - came here with my young son who isn't eligible to get vaccine - had booked an outside table but after taking cab over and arriving on time they wouldn't seat us outside, saying it was too wet from recent rains even though there were others sitting outside. Really disappointing as I want to support local neighborhood spots but think they just wanted to go home for the night and really didn't care to deliver against reservation we had made :(

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vipParis4
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Not up to par during our meal - from start to finish UNDERWHELMED

JF
JoelF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food Great service

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vipWillardB
New York Area
160 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a wonderful time at MOMOYA. The food and the service can’t be beat.

JS
vipJustinS
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The chirashi is beyond gross. Avoid the toro sushi.

TR
vipTRosie
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food. Shrimp a bit too spicy but everything is fresh and good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Unfortunately the outdoor seating at Momoya is not very pleasant – on the sidewalk. Only a few tables, which I never seem to be able to get, are in the tent.

But I love the sushi at Momoya —it and the appetizers are consistently good

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smallfry
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Momoya was reasonably good with fresh fish, but muddled flavors and extra loud atmosphere made for a less than perfect evening.

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Donnie
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Menu was limited. I had a green salad, dressing tasted a little bitter. Portion was large. I also had a ‘Boston” roll.. Very Dry, it needed some kind of dipping sauce and almost half of each piece was some kind of leafy green. I had not been to Momoya in a while and decided to go there for a business meeting because my associate wanted to eat Japanese food and I thought the atmosphere was nicer than some of the other restaurants. While the atmosphere was slightly nicer my overall experience was disappointing.

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Maddie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Delicious, fresh Japanese food.
Attentive wait staff.
This is our grandson’s favorite restaurant : we just celebrated his birthday at Momoya and had a great time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Momoya never disappoints! The sushi is a cut above other sushi restaurants and the presentation is wonderful. Even the edamame is outstanding - and the homemade shumai is a MUST! The restaurant was very busy the other night and the staff went above and beyond to ensure the service was timely, efficient and also very friendly! We love Momoya and can’t wait to go back.

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zlostangelz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fresh fish and large portions, never thought I would say that of a Japanese restaurant. Good value for the food and quality.

WB
vipWillardB
New York Area
161 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MOMOYA is one of my favorite places on the UWS. Great service and great food. I really enjoyed the shrimp tempura appetizer which was crunchy and delicious and their sushi was as yummy as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food3service1ambience1

Asking for proof of vaccine

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vipNYCGourmand
New York Area
193 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently one of the best sushi restaurants on the Upper West Side. Have never tried any of the cooked items except for the spicy fried shrimp appetizer which is delicious.

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vippbarone
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good place, we sat outside and their outdoor setting is very nice. Excellent sushi at extremely reasonable prices (especially for UWS)

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vipWillardB
New York Area
161 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love dining at MOMOYA for the wonderful food and excellent service! They always make me feel right at home.

EC
EricC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the sushi entree and the fish melted in my mouth. Service was excellent and someone was always around to clear empty dishes and glasses. Excellent meal!

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vipParis4
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Usually very good - however service really bad this particular evening. Too bad

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sashimi is outstanding!! Our waiter didn’t get the fish right but otherwise awesome. Certainly didn’t ruin the evening. Definitely going back!

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vipneighborlybarrister
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

kudos to the manager and our waitress for handling a very difficult situation--breakdown of the new computerized devices for orders

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so incredible. food and service amazing

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kram
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice spot with excellent service.
Menu has some unique items.
Crispy rice is outstanding.

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vipkrf2117
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and came quickly. While we got our seats outside as per our request/reservation, we were seated very close to the table next to us and I had to work to move the table and chairs, as the staff looked on. Further, we were asked to vacate our table the moment the check came to accommodate other diners. I’m under the impression that we were supposed to have the table for 1.5 hours and we were barely there for an hour, so that left a bitter taste for the restaurant.

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vipPlayaneuron
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had the $70.00 sushi tasting menu. Instead of a twelve sushi assortment they gave us 2 sushi assortments of 6 each. The sushis included tuna, shrimp, salmon, fatty tuna, yellowtail - they were OK but not glistening. It came with a black cod roll which was some rather mediocre black cod dumped on slices of a cucumber roll. We had asked to sit outside, but they took us into an unpleasantly noisy dining room.

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vipSharonE
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Momoya for years and it has been a life saver for me during the pandemic. Thanks to the staff who had worked double shifts in a time where nearly everything else was closed. Their kindness and hard work has not gone unnoticed especially on a time when most had left NYC or isolated in their homes. Thanks for always being open even in winter before outdoor dining allowed heaters. I will always appreciate having a place to go.

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vipMattI
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent and innovative sushi! We will definitely be back.

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CatherineJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Seated very close to the table next to us, which included two loud and rude men demeaning women. The food took an hour and a half to arrive and was not the same level of quality as previously experienced at Momoya.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly service! Great quality food!

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Charlotte
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

LOVED it. So so great. It was super hot at our outdoor seating, but we had a fan going which was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First date. Very busy night and tables are very close. Love the food but would have like a bit more separation from other tables. Overall highly recommend this place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. There has never been a time that I was dissatisfied with Momoya

JR
JayneR
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Things were hectic due to rain so we had to wait 15mins extra even though we had a reservation, but that was understandable. We were seated at a very small table despite being a party of 4 because they were apparently overwhelmed by the rain. That was irritating only because I could see on the host’s computer system that they were seating walk-ins. So why weren’t they prioritizing their reservations? Anyway, service for the rest of the meal was fine, not great because we couldn’t see or get the attention of our server for a good chunk of time between receiving our food and the check. I had wanted another drink but never got a chance to ask for one. Food was delicious! So good that despite a weird beginning and semi OK service I’d definitely go back. Try the popcorn chicken and rainbow roll! Chocolate cake was fantastic too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Initially, we had great service. But as soon as our food came out, we had to ask for a server to come over and get more drinks. All four of us would have had another drink had one been offered. But instead we asked for the check after sitting with empty glasses for 20 minutes. Adding to our frustration, we were then asked to vacate our table as they had another reservation coming in after us.

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vipMattD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Food was delicious. No wait with a reservation. Nice ambiance. Service was a bit spotty by the end but it was somewhat late in the evening. We sat outside and there were a few rats running underneath our feet, probably caused by a nearby restaurant going through demoltion / closing. It wasn't Momoya's fault at all and it's what you get for summer in NYC but not a great experience when paying for premium sushi. I will come back soon but maybe not worth the premium prices. I do love the fish quality tho!

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LailaA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great food and varied menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Good dining but hostess gave us a hard time about asking to change our reservation from outside to inside. They did accommodate us which I appreciated, but got a lot of unnecessary attitude and negativity from the hostess over it.

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vipFoodforthought
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fabulous and the staff warm, welcoming, accomodating and knowledgeable.

WB
vipWillardB
New York Area
161 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love MOMOYA and enjoy their marvelous food and service every week!

CB
vipCarterB
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good sushi always!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Momoya using the Order Online button. Momoya also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Momoya also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 580-0007.

Momoya is rated 4.6 stars by 59 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.