Dine Out : Momoya

Momoya Review, Momoya New York, Momoya Chelsea

Some restaurants just feel have the feel of a favorite neighborhood spot and Momoya is one of them. The window lined corner space has a clean, modern decor with blond wood accented walls and dark wood tables and floors. The menu features classic Japanese dishes and sushi. I had heard good things about this restaurant before dining here but mostly I wanted to try their Crispy Rice Spicy Tuna, the signature roll with spicy tuna, shiitake, jalapeno atop a bed of crispy sushi rice. This is a specialty roll that I have a mild obsession with. I'm happy to report that it's excellent. Their sushi is fresh and the cooked food options we tried including vegetable tempura and unagi don were well executed and satisfying. The service was warm and attentive enough without being overbearing. The prices are reasonable and offer good value especially during lunch. It's no surprise that the restaurant was packed by the time we finished out meal. If I still lived in Chelsea, I could see myself dining at Momoya quite frequently.

Tip: Momoya does not take reservations so go early. They also have a branch on the Upper West Side.

185 Seventh Avenue
New York City
$$ - $$$

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  1. The special role would not be for me, I don't like spicy in the slightest, but my husband would enjoy it a lot and judging from your pictures I would find a lot of alternatives there.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  2. Morning Rowena! It really looks so excellent! I wish I tried it now, the food seems very tasty and served very well. Kisses dear xo

  3. Say yes to this amazing place!
    Delicious food!
    Kisses, Paola.

  4. I like the name of the restaurant that sushi looks delicious thanks for letting us know about it.

  5. It is good to know about this restaurant. It seems like a lovely place to eat. Good service, tasty food and reasonable prices are enough to keep any restaurant packed. Lovely dining review dear. I hope you've been well, I've been a lit absent from blogging this month.

  6. So drooling over all these, Rowena! And TBH, sometimes, I prefer restaurants that don't take reservations. We tend to dine out early so....hehe....

  7. This looks stunning! Although I'm always a little of put by places that dont let you make a reservation. It's always disappointing when you can't get in!

    Corinne x

  8. So yummy! This place look so cool :)

  9. Excellent post (as always)!Thank you very much :)

  10. OMG I totally want sushi now. Hmm.. Bookmarking this as aways you have the low dow on the good eats!

    Allie of

  11. So happy I was able to get my sushi lunch in before reading this post. Otherwise, I would have been super starving! :)


  12. Ooh that crispy rice spicy tuna looks fab! I seriously am going to have so much sushi soon! Btw, come on by the blog for a surprise!

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  14. Wonderful post!
    Have a nice day!
    Gil Zetbase

  15. OMG This is the paradise. All of them look delicious
    Maggie Dallospedale

  16. This speciality role sounds right up my alley, Rowena mainly because I love anything spicy! I am however not a fan of eel or unagi, there's just something about it that looks really unappetizing to me. LOL!

  17. Your review just made my mouth watering and the photos are speaking for themselves. Would love to eat there.
    latest look: Obsessed

  18. Rowena, my eyes went straight to the wood walls. Love the texture of those! Their food looks delicious and I love their presentation.


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