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Moko, New York, NY

Moko

4.5
4.5
88 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
At MOKO, we put customer service at the heart of your dining experience. We never compromise on quality and aim to go above and beyond when sourcing fresh ingredients flown in daily from Japan.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (856) 304-6681

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking

What 88 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. EH

    ElizabethH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed this experience. Omakase is very expensive throughout NYC and this was a great price point without sacrificing quality.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fish is so fresh and there’s a unique touch to each piece. Amazing date night spot. Even better since it’s BYOB. ALL THE APPS WERE INCREDIBLE.
  3. D

    Dylan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Got the 22 course. It was very busy so the apps came out of order but they were good. The sushi pieces were alright. The fish itself were good. I wish the rice was a bit better. It was cold and a bit bland. If the rice quality was better, the pieces would definitely be a lot better overall.
  4. m

    mimir

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    While the fish was good, really didn’t enjoy the sauces / additions that were included in each piece.
  5. R

    Rheanna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences in NYC by far! The service was incredible. The sushi is superb. Everything about it was perfect. Will absolutely be going again and again!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really fresh fish and good flavors, came here for a date night and the ambience was amazing
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Moko! Food is fantastic and the chefs are so kind.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! The quality of the food was impeccable! I’ll definitely be coming back !
  9. m

    mbts

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Moko was my worst omakase experience and I was disappointed to be the one to pick the place for dinner. The service and quality were subpar.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    TikTok hype, most pieces were forgettable and didn’t have strong tastes. Omakase where you get 6 pieces at once opposed to the typical 1-2 has been an indicator the experience won’t be too great. Staff was very friendly and accommodating but I’d recommend not trying this place. Many better omakase options to choose from
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Unfortunately we had to wait 45 minutes to be seated. The staff was apologetic and comped part of our meal, but it was still disappointing. The sushi was tasty, but it felt a bit rushed when we finally sat down. There were a couple of pieces that were absolutely delicious, a couple that missed the mark for me. I loved the crispy rice appetizer, I didn’t enjoy the salmon/mango one. The staff was very friendly and the space was beautiful.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    we got ice cream in the middle of sushi course because they didn’t tracked how many customers get the sushi so far
  13. MM

    MajorMic

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best dining experience is definitely at the bar. I recommend reserving a spot by the bar with a group no bigger than 4 personally. The food was exceptional, the service amazing, and the atmosphere of the place is sophisticated. Would definitely come back again.
  14. NS

    NatStud

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a fantastic dinner at Moko last night. $65 15 course Omakase was gorgeous; the fish was fresh with little suprise bursts of flavor.
  15. SL

    SamL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our sushi chef was very friendly and professional. He made our first time trying omakase perfect.
  16. A

    Andy

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great vibe and highly recommended!!!!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    My experience ok moko was sub par at best, they took 20 mins to seat us, then made as shift seats next while we had food in front of us. The chef wanted to start serving before the appetizers arrived. And on top of that I was sitting next to a drunk Karen who kept cursing at me for sitting next to her and commenting on my relationship with my partner. When I told the staff about her behavior all they said was “we knew she was crazy but we didn’t know she was that crazy sorry 🤷🏻‍♂️” I mean the service was terrible, they just treated you bad with a smile. The food was good but the omakase portions are much smaller than any other I’ve had. Yes many options but again very small. They tried to serve all appetizers at once and the sushi too. Finally the bill came with a tip section. All authentic omakase’s do not accept tip as per Japanese culture, and treat service over everything. This is very gimicky, and the fast fashion version of a true omakase. Make your decision knowing that. Also we went for here for a birthday and made a special request. Nothing was done to accommodate that request.
  18. JM

    JosephM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Overall we had a VERY enjoyable time at Moko. The food was really excellent, and we couldn't decide which piece we enjoyed the most. For me it was the horse mackerel, for my girlfriend it was the baby yellowfin tuna. The only (and very mild) complaint we had was it was just a bit too loud for our liking. At times we had trouble hearing our server's explanation of the pieces of sushi he was delivering and had to ask him to repeat himself. All in all we really enjoyed the experience and will certainly be returning. A bit too pricey for weekly date night, but that's the truth of an omakase experience, and not exclusive to moko.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Everything was so good beginning to end
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Han is the man. Let’s go Mets.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING Great
  22. R

    Ritap

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was pretty good overall. The website says this is the soft opening, so I definitely wanted to give constructive feedback. I feel that omakase is a paid experience, and it’s pricey for any average person. So there is a certain level of service from everyone that is expected- from hosts, to waiters, to chefs. I noticed that our chef and one of our servers had one airpod in their ears, which I find a bit unprofessional. Further, the chefs had little interaction between each other. I think the part that I didn’t appreciate was how fast all the courses were coming out, we were in and out of MOKO in like 45 min (for 18 courses?). It kind of felt like an omakase fast food, which shouldn’t go together. The best part about omakase, I think, is being able to enjoy and savor the experience. Further, I wish the chefs had talked more about where the fish is from etc.
  23. AF

    AlsFid

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing omakase experience for its price & staff was amazing!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    MOKO was fantastic. We got the 15 course Omakase and my only complaint is that we didn’t get more. The chef made our experience fun and engaging with each piece. Would highly recommend bar seating and taking full advantage of the BYOB policy.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The fish portions were extremely small. There are so many affordable omakase restaurants in NYC, I would not recommend this spot or return
  26. TT

    TaraT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came to this spot when a friend of mine seen you guys on Instagram. I’m telling you guys you have to go! All pieces are amazing. It’s just melts in your mouth. Everyone is so nice. I love how detailed they are when they bring you your dishes out to you. We had Leo who is hands down the best. Thank you for having me and my friend.
  27. C

    Carter

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Moko is amazing! The service was incredible and the food was clean and well thought out. Each piece of fish we tried was delicate and executed perfectly and it was obvious that the chefs had masterfully designed each component. The staff was so kind and accommodating and gave us a memorable birthday dinner. Thank you Moko, we hope you see this - we will be back!
  28. K

    Keeks

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was an enjoyable experience but over priced for the amount of food we got. Don't go there is you are very hungry.
  29. G

    Grant

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! Myself and another each got the 15 course and it was outstanding. Some of the best sushi I have had in my life. I strongly recommend getting a toro hand roll if you are still hungry. Being BYOB was amazing as I was able to bring an amazing bottle of champagne and saki. Highly recommend!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriend usually doesn’t like sushi but she liked every piece of Nagiri that the chef prepared. Would definitely go again next time I’m in New York.
  31. H

    Hannah

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly delicious and affordable omakase. Fresh fish, kind staff, definitely will be back!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Felt a little rushed, food was great though. Don’t expect to leave here full !
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This was the worst sushi I have ever put in my mouth. My first piece was extremely chewing and I had to spit it out. The second piece was red snapper with roasted tomato on top, it was repulsive. I can’t make this up, please don’t go here!
  34. EG

    EmmyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous omakase experience! Everything was amazing.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was so nice, the restaurant was clean and the ambiance was great. The food was stellar and we had an amazing time.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the staff was super nice and moved us to seats at the bar after there was a little confusion around our reservation
  37. k

    kinh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Overall experience was that the quality of fish was subpar but service was okay. Atmosphere was cute, but the bench seats need to be sanded down and topped with a finish because I got a splinter sitting down. The service was slow, looks like they’re understaffed to say the least so that’s understandable. They were nice so that’s my takeaway
  38. k

    kaiserkim

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was great but the service could have been better. Waited about 30 minutes at the table before our first course came out.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was slow, but expected since it was packed. We had the basic omakase, which should have included an appetizer per person, but we were only given 1 for the 2 of us. We were also handed 2 separate menus that had different outlines of the basic omakase: one had 13 pieces of nigiri and the other had 12 pieces with an appetizer. We ended up with 12 pieces each and 1 shared appetizer. When inquired, we got the quizzical answer that it was on the house. Food was good though.
  40. P

    Paula

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally recommend!! Outstanding food quality for a great/doable price (we ordered the beginner omakase). Cheapest we could find in NYC. The chefs were nice and talked you through each nigiri piece. The place was small but cozy. Noice level could get pretty loud at times since tables are close to each other, but nothing that bothered us!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Moko is rated 4.5 stars by 88 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today
Google Map for Moko

138 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003-8305

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking

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