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Moshulu

4.4
7085 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Moshulu is one of the most unique dining experiences in Philadelphia aboard a ship. Dine indoors in our newly remodeled dining rooms or outdoors in the open-air or covered decks. Our menu features modern American fare including the freshest seafood, steaks, and sushi. Paired with seasonal craft cocktails, canned beer, and an extensive wine list. Reservations are recommended and available for indoor tables and outdoor dining under the covered tent. Open-air seating is first-come, first-serve.


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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 7085 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, everything was so delicious, fresh and tasty! We have gone to Moshulu several times and it never disappoints! We always have a great time and enjoy the atmosphere (beautiful view of the river) and the food!

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WalterJ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good slightly pricey for what you get and no sides I would recommend offer insides

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KeturahF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. We will be back in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience

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RealDeal
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was ok but not delicious. Not worth the price. The ambience was very nice as we set near the window. The bathroom experience wasn’t so nice because of the odor someone left behind. No deodorizer so I had to ask for some. Thankfully the receptionist has some handy.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time… can’t wait to return back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bar area was really loud and we couldn't hear what the hostess was saying. Once we got back to the table, it was much better. We were right off the bar area so it was still a little noisy but no more so than any other restaurant. It probably gets quieter the further you go back because of the shape of the room. Ship shaped. Hopefully, I'll get to go back soon. Very interesting restaurant. The history of the ship is on the back of the dinner menu.

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CoriU
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and experience as always! Pricey, but such amazing food/atmosphere/drinks!

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PhillySully
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic anniversary dinner at Moshulu. The atmosphere was great, and the food was excellent. I had the Swordfish surf and turf which was a pretty unique menu item, and everything was delicious, and my wife had the crab cake which also was an interesting take on a classic dish with it's caper sauce and pickled vegetables. We were both very impressed with our meals, and the service was fantastic. Everything was quick and prompt without feeling rushed in any way.

The restaurant was very quiet, and there weren't many tables seated, I'm not sure if this might have just been due to the proximity of the Thanksgiving holiday or if business may just be slow right now, but do yourself a favor and give Moshulu a try for an upscale, relaxing, and delicious night out! We will definitely be making a return trip in the near future.

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kennethG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was my 21st anniversary and I could picked a better place to celebrate thumb to staff for making an amazing night to remember.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. You have to try the stuff French toast, and the Moshulu Benedict .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, loved place… definitely going back. Thank you .

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an early birthday dinner for me and the waiter, Rene, made sued I had en excellent time tonight! He went out of his way to make a girl feel so special :)))

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TherrsaS
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our server, Michael made it a wonderful experience for our grandchildren. We were celebrating a birthday and he made the birthday girl feel very special.

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HenryR
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for dinner. Hosts and server were awesome. Food was good. Boat was cold inside. Drinks were good and strong. I think the entrees were slightly overpriced for dinner but the food was really good. I would return again for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Thanksgiving, we go every year just the two of us to relax and get away we live in south jersey. The apps and food were good but the price was double and there was nothing extra the desert was not good. We love going there but not at that price point.

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cctg
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food was good. excellent service and attention. Overall, an enjoyable experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!! Our host was very good !!

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SchreenA
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. The food was delicious. The service was outstanding and I will be back.

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JerroldB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love everything about Moshulu. And I love good food and good service at this high-end restaurant .

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We dined in on Thanksgiving Day and overall had a great experience. The food was great, but with it being so busy, our server disappeared for long periods of time; management did step in at times to assist.

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JimJames
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience - great/different ambiance - food was very well prepared - we'll go again

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FarrellJDF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

our family decided to not cook this year and had a reservation at the Moshulu. The restaurant as usual is elegantly decorated. The tables were appropriated spaced and the crowd noise was minimal. The menu choices covered all desired tastes from beef, fish and turkey. All of our choices were excellent with superb flavors. The only item which could use some help is the chopped salad; otherwise, we loved everything which were served. We would recommend the Moshulu for dining any time!!

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AlanJ
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter was courteous and efficient. Food was good. Price moderate for Thanksgiving lunch

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vipNanny
New Orleans
60 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had Thanksgiving dinner at Moshulu on our most recent visit. The food was superb! With appetizer and entree choices, we had a Caesar salad, shrimp tempura sushi roll, branzino, and sirloin steak. Dessert was two different tasty morsels. My “dual” old fashioned was perfectly made, and our server was delightful. This permanently anchored ship oozes seafaring ambiance. Each time we visit, we wonder why we don’t come more often!!

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steffiann
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our wedding anniversary. The ambiance was intimate and classy. I loved the view of the river. The server was very attentive and nice. Food and drinks were amazing! Especially the surf and turf. I expected it to be expensive but I was surprised to see that prices were reasonable. They were so nice and didn't charge us for dessert because of the occasion. The Moshulu Sundae was the best sundae I've ever had, it was large and shareable. Overall highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a unique dining experience! The ship was so cool and the food was amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waiter really knew how to have a conversation and make me and my partner feel at home. Professional service.

The history mixed the with scenery puts this restaurant at the top of my list

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

We had a party of 5 early on a Saturday night. We were seated in a booth instead of a round table. It was unavoidable that someone in our party had to sit on a corner of the booth table which is simply unacceptable for an upscale dining experience. Also, we were seated in a darker than average booth. Lighting was awful so, really not a good spot. I’m convinced restaurants seat customers at the worst tables first, hoping for customers to not protest. My party of dinner guests didn’t want to change tables so we sucked it up but the crappy table bothered me all through dinner. I read some reviews about food being served luke warm so I was on guard for that. Sure enough, no one’s appetizer or meal came out better than mildly warm at best. Service was fine but I don’t see us returning to the Moshulu. It’s an interesting idea, dinner on an historic ship, but for me it was a “one and done” experience.

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RSJH2
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was great, great views and ambience, food was good but for the price it should have been unique, the menu is very typical there is nothing special about the food or menu.

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vipHoniDijon
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for the setting (a beautiful ship on the Philadelphia harbor) - and were impressed by the exceptional food and service! What a perfect dining experience in Philadelphia! Thanks to Charles for taking such good care of us. We can’t wait to return! HINT - best views are on the left side of the ship :)

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. We will definitely be back.

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Cindy
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at the Moshulu. And can’t wait to go back! Outstanding food and service! The side of brussel sprouts were to die for! So good!

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curtn
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner, our server was on point. Great recommendations from him. I had the swordfish with beef shank. It was awesome my wife had the filet which was cooked perfect.
We will be back for sure

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great food great views

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time going. The food was amazing and so was the scenery. I loved the view from where we were seated. I would definitely be going back again.

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SatisfiedDiner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday, Our waiter Jill was amazing! Food was amazing. Will be returning.

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LarryS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to eat. Food was very good. Ambiance was good. Service was very good.

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JESSELYN
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall it was a good experience. I had the Blackberry Smash for my cocktail, very strong but good. The Beef Tartar and Swordfish Surf and Turf (not much turf) was delicious. I was disappointed with the Creme Brûlée. Lacked flavor and presentation wasn't appealing. Finally, the side of $12 truffle fries, while delicious, portion was not worthy of price tag. Service was good overall, 2 minutes, 2 bite rule wasn't in place. Waiter never came over and asked about my app and only came half way through my main. I had asked for a sprite, that never came but, I wasn't charged and it wasn't life altering. Still tipped +20% out or respect for a fellow service industry worker. In conclusion, lots going on, lots of parties and foot traffic where I was seated and too close to the bathroom/stairs. It was very loud and while I was dining alone, having a conversation with company would have been difficult. It was nice experience overall, but I probably wouldn't go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good ambience but the food was decent at best (strange combinations, not seasoned well and the wine selection was somewhat disappointing). We enjoyed the evening but overall not worth the price.

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You can order delivery directly from Moshulu using the Order Online button. Moshulu also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 923-2500.

Moshulu is rated 4.4 stars by 7085 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.