Mokja

4.4
29 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Korean
Chef Daniel An is a New Jersey/ Philadelphia native. He has worked his way up as a chef in some of Philadelphia's most notable restaurants. He was the Opening Executive Chef at Newtown's Ko, moved onto working at Michael Schulson's Sampan as well as Double Knot. He also sharpened his fish skills at Royal Sushi and Zama. He was most recently the Executive Chef at Southgate.
Chef An met his fiancé in Ambler which led to his decision to open his restaurant there. He is now an Ambler resident. You can catch him around town walking his two dogs, Henry and Louie. He is excited to share his unique approach to Korean food at Mokja and is knowledge of Asian cuisine all together.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 29 people are saying
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vipGreatFood
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Daniel is very accommodating. Food was great!

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vipRWSD
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great little neighborhood gem. We had the brussels sprouts, the wings, bimimbop, and the ramen. Everything came out delicious and full of flavor. Will definitely be back.

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KerryW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic. I’m a big fan of Korean food and the Chef created a fantastic menu that touched on a little bit of everything. The Korean fried chicken wings were spectacular and the Bibimbap was perfect (I want the bowl that it was served in). The homemade kimchi tasted so good that I wish I had asked for a jar of it. I recommend getting several of the sides along with at least one app and large plate. I can’t wait to go back again.

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ToddC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

In for quick lunch and server was attentive without being invasive. Food was good. Would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food!

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vipOpentableuser
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, friendly staff--Chef and the rest of the staff are careful about allergies, too (always a huge bonus)! We love it here.

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vipcarriem
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time and we loved it!!! Delish food and awesome server :)

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sharonidohair
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried Mokja for the first time this past Wednesday Jan 27, 2021. It happened to be Amblers restaurant week as well. Everything was cooked and served to perfection. Kudos to chef Dan and his hardworking crew! We will be back to explore other menu options!

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jacks
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Food was excellent! Just think the atmosphere could use a touch up when we get out of covid. Has a pizzeria take out vibe, can look better for Main Street ambler to dine in.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, attentive staff. I will definitely return. The ramen and wings were both epic.

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vipLindaB
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Happened to stumble upon Mokja surfing the internet and am so glad we tried it. We shared the pancake appetizer and enjoyed our ramen and bibimbop entrees. We’ll certainly be back again.

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vipDrSc
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Terrific find in Ambler. Food was outstanding and creative a well as very affordable. We are looking forward to another visit soon. We sat outside and they had heaters placed by each table to keep you warm on a cool night. Service was well-paced, but our server could've been a little more knowledgeable about the menu items. The Brussel Sprouts, Bibimbap and the Philly Cheesesteak Buns were so flavorful. Wish we lived closer to this gem!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience2

Food was great

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vipJerry
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The chef Dan and the wait staff were very personable and the food was excellent. We ate outside on a chilly evening with the heaters .This is an excellent addition to the neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here for a new experience and we loved it. We sat outside and the only thing I can say that wasn’t perfect, the sidewalk is not level. Nothing you can do about it but if you are going to byob, the outdoors can be a little tricky to navigate like that.

Food was great, service was great. Can’t wait to try the indoor seating next time.

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vipDebbie
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding here!! We’ve dined outside and have done take-out! Does not disappoint ever. The rice gnocchi with chicken and edamame dumplings are must haves!! Everything is just so good!

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Glensidegirl
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Keep in mind this is a fusion restaurant. The presentation of the food is very nice but nothing over the top exciting as far as taste. The restaurant has a cafe \ trendy atmosphere. The waitstaff was young, friendly but inexperienced.

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BigDaddy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local find. Chef made everything perfect, staff is friendly, wonderful locally owned business to support!

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JeffreyS
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We ate from the Korean brunch menu outside on a sunny day. The food was very good and the server was charming. It was all good.

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vipchristianb
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Made reservations for 2:30 on a Sunday, showed up and hostess said they were closed until 5:00. Walked by 3:30 and many people were eating, I guess hostess made mistake since those are the hours on Saturday. Food looked really good, but was disappointed. Hopefully we will be in that area again sometime and try.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They have outdoor seating but it's uneven so you'll be leaning a bit. We ordered all appetizers. Were all pretty good.

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CaroL
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We were looking for something a little different. The food was very good, tasty and at a decent price. The outside seating was fine other than the somewhat wobbly tables.

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vipAppreciategoodfood
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went their for an early brunch. Food and service by Ellen were excellent Beignets were delicious as was the Korean version of avocado toast!

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SueH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience, awesome food, highly recommend to stop here and eat!

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CarolynK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and knowledgeable servers in a beautiful setting. Everything was excellent but be sure to get the Brussels sprouts !

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vipNEHS1965
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

We had an appetizer and two main courses. Each was so good we deliberately paced ourselves so we'd have some to take home and enjoy the next day - which we did!

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MikeA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was good for the most part. However, Lettuce wraps were lacking. Wilted romaine lettuce, pork and some rice. Dining room was empty and not very inviting so we sat outside on the sidewalk. Appetizers were very good.

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vipAlenka
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We were the only table at the restaurant (4 adults, 2 kids). Despite having two waitresses the service was bad. We waited for our food for around 45 minutes. The soufflé eggs (we ordered two) were both burned. Pretty sure they are not supposed to be burned. The rice dish I had was dry (nothing worse than dry crunchy rice). The French toast was good, so were the beignets. Bibimbap was good as well. We might give it a shot for dinner, but will not come back for brunch.

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vipAmy5
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy we tried it here. Amazing food! Loved trying some new things, everything was fresh and delicious. We came for restaurant weekend which was great because we were able to try a lot of different dishes.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mokja using the Order Online button. Mokja also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 220-4411.

Mokja is rated 4.4 stars by 29 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.