Moonshine 152

4.7
411 reviews
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$30 and under
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A modern neighborhood restaurant located in Southie(South Boston). Chef-owner Asia Mei operates this dinner/late night kitchen with weekend brunch.
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Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my wife’s Bday weekend she loves Moonshine!!! When she found out that’s where we were going to eat she was besides herself! We had a first time server and we couldn’t tell he was just starting. He was exceptional he even asked a question instead of just giving us a wrong answer. We will definitely be back thank you Kyle and Chelle!!!

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T
New England
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food taste great and will go back again! Small restaurant/ bar but service was friendly.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Asia and her team always bring such joy to our date nights with hugs, smiles, good service, and delicious food and cocktails. Thank you!

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AM
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent creative food, including some good vegetarian options.

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

overall, my rating is positive. the salads are sometimes over-drenched in their sauce but they are very accommodating. they will fix anything that might not be to your liking. drinks were great.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic and the food was delicious! The crab rangoons and party tots are a must for appetizers. We’ll definitely be back soon :)

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C
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Asia does fusion like few can. Comfortable, clean, hip restaurant with great drinks. Try shrimp & grits and the burger of the month!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day dinner was amazing.

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C
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was delicious. My friend got the grass-fed beef burger, which was cooked perfectly. I got the chicken and waffle and while it was delicious and perfectly cooked, I was disappointed that the waffle was so small. I was expecting the waffle to be at least half the size of a Belgian waffle, especially at that price, but was disappointed. However, it was tasty, we ordered another waffle on the side. We'll definitely be back.

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JA
New England
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing local restaurant with great food. Chef Asia is extremely talented.

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MR
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our experience! Loved that the owner came to the table!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and service. The fried rangoons and the kale caeser were a great start. The fried chicken and waffles were also delicious. The tilapia was good but not as impressive as everything else.

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KC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been living in Southie for 3.5 yrs and have been meaning to try Moonshine since we moved in. Food was great! If you like fried chicken the Leslie Knope is a must, as are the wings. Service was exceptional - very attentive, friendly, and fun. We'll be making a trip back very soon.

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R
New England
22 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

DELICIOUS. Great presentation as well -- the food was beautiful. Very friendly service and the owner/chef delivered all the food. It would be nice if there were more vegetarian entree options though. The veggie burger is great but if I were to come back, I wouldn't necessarily want to order it every.single.time.

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New England
32 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding first experience here. Food quality, presentation and taste, phenomenal. We'll be back.

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KL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood spot.

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DS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted right away when we walked in the front door and quickly seated. Server was super helpful and attentive. The food was fantastic. I will definitely be back here again.

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CM
New England
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent! Wait staff very attentive. Good atmosphere .

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HA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very yummy!!!

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KJ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE BEST fried chicken in southie. Hands down. It's melt in your mouth! The ambiance is great and all the staff are pleasant and helpful.

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MH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The service was good but food could have been better. The noodles soup was $25 and it was not good. I rather get pho for $10 which is 100x better.

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DD
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Moonshine is just terrific. Unpretentious, casual and absolutely first rate food. The stuffed avocado was a knockout as were the chicken wings. Highly recommend this restaurant

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D
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for brunch and the cocktails and Pho-rrito were delicious!! And the service was great!!

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful restaurant. The food was fantastic, extremely friendly staff and the Chef/Owner took the time to come out and say hello on a busy Bruch Sunday. We’ll absolutely be back as Dinner Menu looks incredible!

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LB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The chef prepares the meal and delivered it to our table she came back to check on us. So friendly

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was not great and it changed the entire experience.

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C
New England
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Was really hoping for better. Chicken and waffles waffles was excellent but chicken was not edible. Poke bowl rice had nice flavor but salmon was bland and disappointing. Maybe we made at choices?

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PV
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Moonshune has ALWAYS been our absolute favorite go-to restaurant but Saturday nite was different. The crab rangoons were fine but the dressing on the greens was overly sweet. The bbq meatloaf had a weird texture. Couldn't finish it. The noodle bowl was overly salty. And the bread pudding which we usually LOVE was skimpy and just nothing to write home abt. What happened? What is usually spectacular was just mediocre

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L
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

well run, good service, nice menu, good ambience. Would recommend to others and will go back again soon.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, personal attention, and inspiring fusion taste from the plates to the atmosphere.

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RL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our second time at Moonshine and we already have plans to return! Wonderful food! Nicely prepared! Interesting tastes! Very nicely done! Service was knowledgeable and prompt! A real treat!

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f
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the experience was great. The food was fantastic - you can't go wrong with anything. The restaurant was not too loud with good music in the background and the service was excellent.

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a
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is always great. The chicken and waffles are outstanding. You will never taste a better waffle anywhere. The chef Asia Mei is very inventive and her deserts are to die for. She is so friendly and often serves you the food herself. Great place for a fun night out or a weekend brunch.

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NT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Owner and chef is very personable. She will come out to bring you your orders and ensure everything is ok. Food choices are different and unique. She is able to create unusual combinations yet succeeds with the fusion and recognition of her upbringing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great drinks!

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New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Colleagues getting together to celebrate a birthday, vent a little, and support one another!

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RL
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG, the chicken wings were amazing and very different than what you would expect. Asia delivered our entrees to the table and introduced herself (Very Nice Touch). I had the very tasty Mama Mei’s Pork Noodle Soup and my wife enjoyed(she is still licking her fingers) the “The Leslie Knope” Fried Chicken and Waffle. Can't wait to go back :)

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T
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We decided to come to Moonshine 152 this past weekend for Saturday brunch for the second time, as the first time we went was hit or miss. First things first, the service: we ordered two drinks along with our meals and yet we received our food way before we received our drinks. That is pretty much unheard of...we had to remind our waitress twice that we were still waiting on our drinks. We probably waited 15-20 minutes for them to arrive. Now this would have been understandable if the place was super packed, but there was only 2-3 other groups there at the time. Not only that, every time we looked over at the bar (which was near empty), the bartender was on her phone or not doing much at all. Not acceptable considering the circumstances.

For the actual food my friend ordered the crab egg benedict and I ordered the corned beef hash. While tasty, BOTH orders were barely warm at all. Fortunately they were still good enough that we could eat them but that was frustrating as well. There are some great things about this place: the food is flavorful, the owner (we believe) was super nice and checked on our table a few tables, and the restaurant itself is nicely decorated and cozy. I would love to give it another shot but between the lukewarm food and the bad service (our waitress was inattentive with an attitude as well), this place leaves a lot to desired! South Boston has so many other alternatives so hopefully they can improve on the things that arent up to par.

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BO
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was fantastic, layered in flavor and prepared to order. The servers were very attentive and the courses came out quickly even though the restaurant was full. I was pleasantly surprised when the chef-owner, Asia Mei came out to see how our experience was. We had an appetizer, salad, entree and dessert that were excellent quality. I drove down from NH to dine with family in MA and we'll definitely go back to try other dishes. No photos because I was too busy eating and enjoying the company.

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Z
New England
38 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The owner was very pleasant. She came by to check on us. The food is creative. My husband and I have different tastes but we both really enjoyed our dinners.

I recommend this place.

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