Moonshine 152

4.9
1023 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A modern neighborhood restaurant located in Southie(South Boston). Chef-owner Asia Mei operates this dinner/late night kitchen with weekend brunch.

Interested in supporting the restaurant during the Covid-19 Pandemic by purchasing a gift certificate? Email amanda@moonshine12.com for more details!

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1023 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

This place is so overpriced. The food is good but not that good and the decor is very “crafty”. Just expect more for the price point. The owner seems nice and it’s cool she runs the food. But $15 for 4 small barely filled rangoons is crazy. And almost $30 for a salad once you add protein is also kind of crazy.

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KNAEats
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! The food is amazing and Asia is very hospitable. Everything we had was amazing but especially the rabbit pasta!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time coming here and the experience remains superb. The staff couldn’t be friendlier and chef Asia Mei is so kind and has created such a special dining experience. I will sing the praises of this restaurant as much as I can. I can’t wait to come again soon!!!

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vipdashjdot
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff were all fantastic and helpful. My family of 4 ate tapas-style and loved everything. Party sprouts, lamb meatballs, chicken and waffles (wow to both!), tacos, and others. Also reasonable-length but well curated beer, wine, and cocktail lists. We mentioned we had to leave on time to take someone to the airport and suddenly food was coming out almost immediately upon ordering, which was great considering we went for 3 rounds of dishes.

The chef/owner brought out our last dish to make sure we were happy and we enjoyed chatting with her. They're handling Covid well, everyone reliably masked, and on the first day of the vaccine mandate they were polite but very careful to check everyone's card. I immediately thought of several groups of friends I want to visit Moonshine 152 with. It'll work as a celebration place, a foodie-friends place, cocktail-friends place, after-work place, etc. I live pretty far away but it's going to be a regular.

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vipMROB
New England
107 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific as always. Very casual but high quality food. Asia the owner is great.

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ScottT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for a casual interesting meal. Service is excellent. Food was great I had the tofu burger my wife the the grass fed burger. Bar setting Americana go.

DM
vipDylanM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staff are incredibly nice. The food is amazing. The service is perfect, and chef/owner Asia Mei is super friendly. My friends and I love coming here

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LauraL
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have such an amazing experience at Moonshine 152. The service I’ve received at Moonshine has always been great. Friendly group & you always see Chef Asia delivering food and checking in on guest.

I don’t go out to eat often, but when I do Moonshine is always in the top 3 choices.

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Lalo31
New England
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impressed by the service but this particular visit was top notch. Family had flew in that I haven’t seen in years. I wanted to take them some where I knew we’d have great food. I was taken aback by the staff who so accommodating to my handicapped mother. She doesn’t often go out because it can be difficult for her to navigate restaurants and be comfortable. All in all this place hands down is amazing!

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vipPragueK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptionally good. If you want great food that you can’t get anywhere else this is the place

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific din8ng. Informal but the food is excellent. We are repeat customers and never disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Korean BBQ tacos were life changing

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were sat quickly on arrival, our server was awesome! She was attentive and informative. Chef delivered a few courses and the bartender made amazing drinks! Highly recommend, the food was spot on with fantastic flavors and fun presentation.

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vipBrittanyF
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was EXCELLENT!!! Our server was phenomenal, very attentive (but not in an annoying way) and had great recommendations. This is such a silly detail but went such a long way - our server was consistently filling our water glasses. This is something that is overlooked at a lot of restaurants so I was highly impressed by this! The food itself was absolutely incredible. The chef brought out all of the dishes which was a really nice touch. Couldn’t recommend this place enough!!!

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vipAnonymous
New England
240 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the very best spots in Boston. In addition to the fun atmosphere, excellent and creative food, and awesome cocktails, the people there are absolutely wonderful. It’s great to go to a restaurant that everyone I know loves, with an extensive menu, and know we’re supporting a small business owned by a great chef who takes care of people and gives back to the community. Peter was on the bar, and he’s one of the best bartenders. Amanda greeted us, and we love seeing her. They really know their regulars and treat everyone like family.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a reservation at this restaurant based on some reviews we read, and couldn’t have asked for a better meal! Everything we ate was delicious, and the drinks were well mixed and poured. The spicy lamb meatballs were excellent as an appetizer and the jalapeño gave it just enough kick; , the Hungarian mushroom bisque was just as good. I had the fried chicken and waffles, which couldn’t have been better- two legs and a thigh in a delicious batter, and a decadent waffle in maple syrup. My companion had the brown butter rabbit with pasta, which was also outstanding. For dessert we split the butterscotch pudding, which is homemade and smooth and creamy. Next time I’m in south Boston, this is definitely where I’ll be dining.

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vipAnnM
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Asia Mei is an amazing chef and Moonshine is as amazing as she is. The food is delicious and creative and the service is top notch. I highly recommend dining at Moonshine! It is a treasured neighborhood gem!

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vipFoodfoodfoodfoodfood
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

such lovely staff and great food

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Mandy
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a goldmine! Amazing food, helpful & friendly staff. Always an amazing experience!

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tpk1
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They consistently exceed expectations with remarkable flavor combinations that are unique and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

DELICIOUS food, a variety of tastes and all served hot and flavorful. I don’t live close, but would definitely return. Holiday cocktail was also delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time here and it was just as amazing as the first!
The chef visits every table! There aren’t enough good thing to say about the food. There is something for everyone. They are obviously fans of the show Parks and Recreation!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the BEST food I have ever eaten! This place is a real gem in Boston!

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PaulC
New England
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for brunch on Sunday with friends before a show. The chef /owner was so sweet and welcoming. Our server was so nice. I will definitely check it out for dinner soon

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danm
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so many excellent food choices had to select 3 so need to return to try my other 6 choices!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, great service. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food could be described as “elevated TGIF”. Everything was over salted and over dressed.

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KateC
New England
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful spot! I’ve been trying to get a reservation for weeks and it was worth the wait! The duck tacos were fantastic. The service was outstanding and the owner/chef came out to check on our experience! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great visit!! Our first visit won’t be our last.

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Derv
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were SO nice!! Food was excellent. Overall 10/10

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Kal22
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice cozy bar/restaurant. Food was amazing! It seemed asian American fusion inspired.

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vipAnonymous
New England
240 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moonshine is one of my go-to spots because they’re consistently excellent. Chef Asia’s menu is fantastic, and the specials are always creative and delicious. Peter was on the bar, and he’s just the best. Everyone who works there is wonderful, the crowd is always a great mix of people (we left hugging strangers we’d just met!).

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!

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KellySE
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a funky atmosphere is always on the menu, and that exactly what you get at Moonshine 152. With an urban chic vibe, Moonshine 152 is a foodie’s dream. We ordered the Poke Bowl, the Chicken Thai Basil Bowl, Party Tots as an appetizer, and a side of roasted Brussels sprouts. It was SO much food. The Party Tots are a must get, but you can’t go wrong with any of it. Finally, I have multiple severe allergies and they were so wonderful about how they handled it. There was zero cross contamination. That alone would rate them 5 stars from me, but the food speaks for itself. Put Moonshine 152 on your Must Do list!!

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vipSouthEndRegulars
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was out first visit to Moonshine and now the first of many. On first-read, the huge menu is creative and ambitious. The delivery did not disappoint. Amazing flavors and attention to every detail of seasoning. The beet and onion dip was incredible, the shishito peppers were the best ever. The restaurant was packed but very comfortable and the noise level impressively low for the crowd, with what appeared to be many regular customers. We will be among that group now. Fantastic find!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All the food was delicious but it is quite pricey.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for brunch and loved every bite! My daughter had the chicken & waffle and said the waffle was the best she's ever had, and the chicken was amazing. My mushroom cheese omelet and potatoes were perfectly cooked & seasoned and my husband's Ron Swanson was amazing. The fact that the chef/owner delivers your food with a smile and a "thank you for dining here" is the icing on the cake!

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Rafy
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The brunch experience was great. Food took some time but came out deliciously. The owner came by to greet the table and even gave us a free dessert as an apology. 100% will come back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about Moonshine 152.

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You can order delivery directly from Moonshine 152 using the Order Online button. Moonshine 152 also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Moonshine 152 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 752-4191.

Moonshine 152 is rated 4.9 stars by 1023 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.

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