Tucked away in the heart of the East Village is Moko NYC, a Japanese fusion restaurant that offers a unique spin on the traditional omakase experience. Upon entering the restaurant, guests are greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere with an intimate setting, perfect for couples. The menu is sure to excite with options for 15, 18, or 22 courses, you and your date can enjoy a leisurely meal without having to worry about making decisions. And don’t worry about breaking the bank—the base omakase starts at just $65 per person. Trust us, this is one date night you won’t want to miss.
Moko NYC is perfect for couples looking for a romantic evening out. The candle lit tables and intimate setting create a perfect atmosphere for enjoying some amazing sushi. And since it’s BYOB, you can bring your favorite bottle of wine or champagne to enjoy with your meal. Trust me, this is an omakase tasting experience you won’t soon forget.
As soon as you walk in you are treated like royalty. The hostess greets you with a smile and leads you to your table or the sushi bar. Once you’re seated, the chef comes out to introduce himself and explain the concept of omakase. For those unfamiliar, omakase is a Japanese tradition where the chef creates a custom meal based on the freshest ingredients available. You simply sit back and enjoy the ride as the chef prepares dish after dish of deliciousness.
Moko is the perfect place for sushi lovers who are looking to try something new. The menu features nontraditional omakase dishes that are both delicious and inventive. For example, the Salmon Calamansi appetizer includes Aji Amarillo, a pepper paste from Peru. The Calamansi is a filipino fruit, and the combination of sweetness, tartness, and spice is truly unique.
The sea bass crudo was a favorite on the menu. We enjoyed the refreshing take on a classic dish. The cucumber juice provides a light and flavorful base for the salsa verde, while the spicy garlic adds an umami crunch. The combination of these flavors makes for a delicious and unique dish.
The Fluke appetizer is one of the more savory options. The sesame oil and toasted exterior create a delicious sear, this dish is sure to please even the most discerning palate. I felt like it melted right in my mouth.
Moko’s is known for their unique take on Japanese cuisine. One the menu you can find crispy rice but what I love about Moko is that they decided to go with the healthier version by air frying the rice. The rice is then brushed with truffle oil and topped with the best quality blue fin tuna and king salmon. This is a must try dish when you visit Moko’s!
Looking for a little bit of culinary excitement? Then you need to try the Scallop Crudo! The chef makes this dish with fresh Hokkaido Scallops, and the sauce is a creamy coconut-based mix that’s delightfully tangy and flavorful. Plus, Moko makes their lime caviar from scratch right in their own kitchen. All you need to do is mix it all together – the sauce is integral to the dish, so don’t be shy about getting it all over those scallops! One bite of this scrumptious dish and you’ll be hooked. It’s an explosion of flavor that you won’t want to miss.
I ended the night with the most delicious vegan ice cream. I absolutely loved it!
Moko offers a variety of omakase options to suit your budget and appetite. Their $65 option includes 15 courses, and the $100 option includes 18 courses. For the truly ravenous, they also offer a 22-course option for $120. But what if you’re not sure you’re ready for the commitment of a 22-course meal? Moko has you covered. You can upgrade from the 15-course meal to our 18-course meal for just $35. That’s right – you’ll get two additional courses for the price of one. And trust me, those extra courses are worth it.
If you’re looking for a unique and unforgettable date night, look no further than Moko. With its intimate setting, fresh seafood and inventive omakase menu, Moko is sure to impress. Make your reservation today and enjoy an evening you won’t forget! MokoNyc.com
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