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Moshulu

4.5
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6159 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

THANK YOU so much for choosing to dine with us! We are thrilled to have you back! We would like to take the opportunity to inform you of what we are doing to keep you, our guests, safe during this time.
Occupancy is limited
All tables are spaced 6’ apart with 6’ walkways
All staff members are screened prior to beginning their shift for COVID-19 symptoms and required to wear a face mask at all times.
Guests must wear a facemask until they are seated at their table.
Guests receive disposable, single-use paper menus or may scan QR codes on their phone.
We use a peroxide-based sanitizer that is IMMEDIATELY effective to disinfect surfaces. We use this frequently on HIGH touch areas as well as tables.
Restrooms are cleaned every 15 minutes
6’ guidelines are provided on the floor of the restaurant
Hand sanitizer is available at each greet stand
Our staff is well informed and understands the importance of frequent, proper handwashing, personal hygiene, and social distance.

Support Moshulu during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 6159 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.7
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MsDP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dining experience. Jess was our server and she went above and beyond to ensure we had a great dining experience. Everything from the ambiance to the food was superb! Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Food was good. Live music definitely made the evening wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

My waitress was great but rather slow and we were the first people in for dinner at 6 PM so it was not crowded. My lamb Meatballs was frozen and reheated with sauce and cheese stone on top very obvious because one of the meatballs my calls in the middle but the biggest disappointment was the fishy tasting Branzino and Most disappointment food item was desert the crème brûlée I tested the lighter fluid that was used to torch the sugar. Last but not least the peach Cosmo with oranges in it was truly disappointing. For 300.00 me and my daughters went was truly a waste of money!

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WillP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Appetizers was cold, how is soup cold...
Salmon was dry and a very small piece. Mashed potatoes we’re definitely powdered. Really overall a poor experience

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James
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good. The service was excellent and the staff was very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel was so nice and attentive! Great food and beautiful scenery, highly recommend.

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TrellP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

My experience at the Moshulu was HORRIBLE!! I arrived for my reservation early and was seated in about 5 minutes. The impersonable waiter to a while to come over but not too long. Drinks came immediately and the little appetizer was not to far off. The entrées, however, took over an hour. Asked the waiter about our food and was informed "it isn't my fault," instead of apologizing for the wait and going to the kitchen. Eventually a manager comes over and assures that the food is on the way but by now we have asked for the bill. The bill shows that the food order was put in at 8:13 pm and the time is now 9:32 and still no food. When the food finally comes I make a grievance with a different manager since our wait was over an hour and 15 minutes. I was informed that it was NORMAL practice for food to take that long. I'm sorry, where? People who were seated at the same time as me have been eating. And the food ordered wasn't extravagant, only a fish sandwich and ravioli. The manager still was justifying the wait time and refused to adjust the $100+ bill for $16 appetizer. We ended up leaving. The Moshulu needs to work on their customer service, food production times, and management.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good just took along TY ime t o recieve our entree

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JamesQ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience4

It was restaurant week and very bz that night. I will try other time

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Kian
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Recommend coming here when COVID-19 is not a thing. Being short staffed is definitely noticeable.

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WalterW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been awhile since my wife and I last had a meal at Moshulu...our daughter joined us recently for dinner and the food was excellent and staff was both attentive and courteous... great service. Can’t wait until our next visit

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Foodie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The whole dinner experience was out of this world! The cool breeze from the river, the ambience and the music had added a magical tone to the evening. The food could have been better.

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CarolT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I was really impressed with the uniqueness and practically of the ship's restaurant venue, decor and how professional the waiters and waitresses served.

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vipITISWATITIS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks Gary my experience was a lovely one and I will have to return again. Keep up the excellent customer service .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience4

This restaurant has gone downhill in a big way! The service was beyond slow and inattentive. The food could have come from a cafeteria and the limited drink selection was not edible.

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Dani
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Definitely will be back.

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Karoneth
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch on the Moshulu. We were seated on the deck outside as per our request, but it was a bit cool and they quickly got us re-seated indoors. Both locations were wonderful. The food was exceptional as was the service. We had the calamari, the chicken, the burger, and the seafood salad, and can't wait to come back again as everything exceeded expectations.

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AuntSue
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was back in Phila for a wedding. Had been going to Moshulu off and on the entire time I lived in Phila from Moshulu’s beginnings as a venue, til I moved in 92. Since then it’s become even BETTER, with enclosed upper decks and an expansive menu! The music was a little overpowering for a brunch. I LIKE the ambiance of Reggae, but it was just too loud or we were to close to it. But I took my friend, and he was just as THRILLED as I was! I’m sure we’ll go back NEXT visit!

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BriA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

I’m really big on customer service, tho the food took long to come and it may have been busy but communication with the customer is key, keep them informed, don’t walk pass them when you having came to the table in 30min+ that’s rude.

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ValarieL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Mr. Out for his Birthday! He loved it.
And Jessica was a delight! She was right on point!!!
He had to show everyone his tiny birthday treat.
Thank you!

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RodneyR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It took us 30 mins to receive appetizers and it took another hour for us to receive or dinner which we told the server to just pack everything to go.

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Naenae
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food2service4ambience5

The food wasn’t the best, but the drinks were good. the ambiance is amazing. The customer service was nice too.

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Rahjer104
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The restaurant is great for the sights and service but the food was just ok. I ordered a medium filet that was overcooked twice and the branzino was dry. Great restaurant for a view but wouldn’t rave over the food.

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ChantelF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience. My daughter enjoyed herself

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vipJulia
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

While the food was fine, the service on the night we visited was extremely poor. We ordered everything when seated and didn’t get our meals until 1.5 hours later. Our waitress rarely checked in and did not mention the long wait. We strongly contemplated walking out. The manager comped us a round of drinks, which was appreciated, but overall the experience was not good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PERRRRFECT, food, services, everything!!!

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DawnM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Moshulu is a must do! The Food was phenomenal! Gary our server was the most personable guy. He talked to us andcontinuously checked on us and made our dinner experience amazing. He was able to reccomend food and wines to us at the drop of a hat. All of which were delish! He was just awesome. I truly hope when we return that we are in Gary's section!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The Moshulu has great views... if you get to see them. Or if the staff lets you appreciate them. The food was cold and soggy, and the expensive alcohol was served in plastic airplane cups. Definitely not a fine dining experience.

I had personally visited the restaurant 2 hours before to ask for a window table facing the sea. When we got there, the staff was rude and did not seat us at a sea-facing table so we requested to be seated upstairs instead. Upstairs we were seated next to blind covers so we couldn’t see the sky. We requested for a table two seats down that was open and looked at the view, however we were told that table “was not being served tonight.” We felt defeated and sat to order apps and a drink, right after we ordered, our desired table was immediately seated with other patrons. Paid $10 for soggy cold asparagus and $12 for a drizzle of prosecco served in a plastic cup. The servers were dressed like they were going to a frat party. The Moshulu is expensive and not worth it. Will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Place has fallen off quite a bit over the years. Still decent, but not what it once was

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KateB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate on the deck hoping to overlook the water. They had the temporary walls set up, at first it was a little disappointing, but it was a chilly Sept evening, so at least we had a view through the 'window' and we stayed warmer than we would have without them there.
Their beer selection wasn't the best, so I opted for wine. My husband got a signature drink and while he said it was a little on the weaker side, we were both pleased enough to get a second.
Our waitress was amazing. Not overbearing, but always nearby and checked in with us when we needed her.
The food was outstanding. Presentation and taste were both top quality.
We were very happy that we chose to dine at the Moshulu to celebrate our anniversary.

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Carol
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We dined at the Moshulu to celebrate two birthdays. The food was excellent and it’s always so cool to dine on this amazing sailboat. One birthday was acknowledged with a happy birthday wish on her desert plate but the other birthday wasn’t acknowledged. The service was a bit slow but I’m guessing that COVID-19 has caused some staffing challenges. Overall, a great night with wonderful food and great views!

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TamarraG
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience2

The food was okay. COVID changing the ambience of the restaurant

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JohnB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good never had a bad meal. Wife had a good time thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food! And Great Service!!

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cutepuggy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We made reservations for outside dining. We were taken to the most uncomfortable metal table and chairs. The hostess had hurried away so we asked the closest server who had little interest in assisting us. We were specific, can we sit in the sun? It was cool out and the sun would have been lovely. No sunny table for us, but it was not metal. Looking forward to celebrating a special birthday. The server had no interaction asking us why we were out.
The food was very good. Appetizers of Calamari and Spicy California roll. Dinner - Filet, Branzino and a Swordfish/short rib surf and turf. We were all excellent.
Go for the food not the view or ambiance. Never thought that is what I would say about a place known for being on the water.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great first date experience. Thank you

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MattD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food in a unique and romantic setting. Well worth it!

BJ
BonnieJ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Honestly, you're going here for the ambiance, aren't you? The food is ok, but overpriced. It was lovely and quiet sitting along the rail on the outside of the ship - away from the trendy Sunday brunch crowd.

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Restedeeft
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I was underwhelmed by the experience. Went on Saturday with a group of three people. We all ordered drinks and brunch. None of us liked the drinks or the food. Other reviewers mentioned how tasty the food is.. so not sure what went wrong there. The concept of the boat is awesome but was very cold outside and our seats didn’t really give us a nautical feel. Our server was super nice .. so no complaints about the service.

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BarbaraD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun Philadelphia experience. We had a great time.

FAQs

Moshulu offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 923-2500.

Moshulu is rated 4.5 stars by 6159 OpenTable diners.

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