Momoya

4.6
37 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese

Momoya is the perfect place for lunch with a group of coworkers. Sit at a table and choose from a menu with Kitchen Entrées like Teriyaki, Scottish Salmon or Grass-Fed Rib Eye. Noodle dishes are served with wasabi seaweed tempura and oshinko. If you come solo or with a partner, you can find a seat at the sushi bar. The extensive sushi menu features entrées such as the eight-piece sushi, tuna roll or the 15-piece sashimi. Momoya is family friendly and has seating adequate for children. Your choice of Miso soup or salad comes with lunch specials. Beverages include an international wine list as well as specialty cocktails like the Gin Ray or the Momo splash created with peach sake, rose champagne and orange juice.

If you are not able to dine-in or just prefer to dine at another location, Momoya offers both delivery and take-out options.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 37 people are saying
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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kram
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice spot with excellent service.
Menu has some unique items.
Crispy rice is outstanding.

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vipkrf2117
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and came quickly. While we got our seats outside as per our request/reservation, we were seated very close to the table next to us and I had to work to move the table and chairs, as the staff looked on. Further, we were asked to vacate our table the moment the check came to accommodate other diners. I’m under the impression that we were supposed to have the table for 1.5 hours and we were barely there for an hour, so that left a bitter taste for the restaurant.

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vipPlayaneuron
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had the $70.00 sushi tasting menu. Instead of a twelve sushi assortment they gave us 2 sushi assortments of 6 each. The sushis included tuna, shrimp, salmon, fatty tuna, yellowtail - they were OK but not glistening. It came with a black cod roll which was some rather mediocre black cod dumped on slices of a cucumber roll. We had asked to sit outside, but they took us into an unpleasantly noisy dining room.

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vipSharonE
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Momoya for years and it has been a life saver for me during the pandemic. Thanks to the staff who had worked double shifts in a time where nearly everything else was closed. Their kindness and hard work has not gone unnoticed especially on a time when most had left NYC or isolated in their homes. Thanks for always being open even in winter before outdoor dining allowed heaters. I will always appreciate having a place to go.

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vipMattI
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent and innovative sushi! We will definitely be back.

CJ
CatherineJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Seated very close to the table next to us, which included two loud and rude men demeaning women. The food took an hour and a half to arrive and was not the same level of quality as previously experienced at Momoya.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly service! Great quality food!

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Charlotte
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

LOVED it. So so great. It was super hot at our outdoor seating, but we had a fan going which was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First date. Very busy night and tables are very close. Love the food but would have like a bit more separation from other tables. Overall highly recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. There has never been a time that I was dissatisfied with Momoya

JR
JayneR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Things were hectic due to rain so we had to wait 15mins extra even though we had a reservation, but that was understandable. We were seated at a very small table despite being a party of 4 because they were apparently overwhelmed by the rain. That was irritating only because I could see on the host’s computer system that they were seating walk-ins. So why weren’t they prioritizing their reservations? Anyway, service for the rest of the meal was fine, not great because we couldn’t see or get the attention of our server for a good chunk of time between receiving our food and the check. I had wanted another drink but never got a chance to ask for one. Food was delicious! So good that despite a weird beginning and semi OK service I’d definitely go back. Try the popcorn chicken and rainbow roll! Chocolate cake was fantastic too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Initially, we had great service. But as soon as our food came out, we had to ask for a server to come over and get more drinks. All four of us would have had another drink had one been offered. But instead we asked for the check after sitting with empty glasses for 20 minutes. Adding to our frustration, we were then asked to vacate our table as they had another reservation coming in after us.

MD
vipMattD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Food was delicious. No wait with a reservation. Nice ambiance. Service was a bit spotty by the end but it was somewhat late in the evening. We sat outside and there were a few rats running underneath our feet, probably caused by a nearby restaurant going through demoltion / closing. It wasn't Momoya's fault at all and it's what you get for summer in NYC but not a great experience when paying for premium sushi. I will come back soon but maybe not worth the premium prices. I do love the fish quality tho!

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LailaA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great food and varied menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Good dining but hostess gave us a hard time about asking to change our reservation from outside to inside. They did accommodate us which I appreciated, but got a lot of unnecessary attitude and negativity from the hostess over it.

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vipFoodforthought
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fabulous and the staff warm, welcoming, accomodating and knowledgeable.

WB
vipWillardB
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love MOMOYA and enjoy their marvelous food and service every week!

CB
vipCarterB
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good sushi always!

JJ
vipJeffJ
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience2

We weren’t seated until 905 for our 845 reservation. We then had to wait another 15 minutes before a waiter came to help us. Our kale dumplings were NOT hot. Our sushi was excellent as always.

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vipEthan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Worst service of my entire life. Food took forever but was fantastic per usual at Momoya. Asked for mgr multiple times and never came over. Server was horrific and even took 30 mins to get a drink/water.

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vipAbhijitB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Wow. Server was super stressed. Our request to acknowledge our daughters birthday was completely forgotten or ignored. We never even got our water refilled. It was disappointing not to have our daughters special day acknowledged. The server even left the check super hastily on our table without making eye contact. We eat at the best and the service was not good at all.

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vipDavey
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was very good as always but the service was very slow and disorganized.

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JulieB
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Momoya was great for a small group and was safe from Covid perspective. Only issue was, they were closing at 10 and we were told we had to put food and drink orders in by 9:30 as they were closing the kitchen.

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vipParis4
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food & service

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LondonLad
London
16 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was ok, not good enough for the price. Was sitting far too close to adjacent tables. We were rushed through our meal. No need to go back

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vipWillardB
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the freshness of the sushi at MOMOYA and the staff is really warm and friendly! It is one of my favorite neighborhood places.

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Geoff
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Had dinner last night, however both the quality of the food we have been eating at this restaurant for many years, but the quality of the food was noticeably poor, especially the sushi. Despite having "buzzers" on the table, you would press them and no one would ever turn up, so you were still having to flag down wait staff to chase up on order placed a long time earlier - the wait time for the food on what seemed to be a moderately filled restaurant was very poor.

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michelez
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Fresh. Definitely will go back.

WB
vipWillardB
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love dining at Momoya. The seafood is always ultra fresh and their selection of sushi and sashimi can't be beat! The staff is especially wonderful and really take great care of me each and every time I am there. It is a real neighborhood favorite of mine.

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NinaKabardian
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time - the food was excellent; the service good and the atmosphere very pleasant!

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vippedsdoc
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Beautifully prepared. Big portions. Lovely outdoor tables with plexiglass dividers and overhead fans. A little pricey but such high quality food is worth it. Definitely will return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food - quick service- great music play list

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vipart4fart
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Momoya offers reasonable quality food, not great, but not bad either. Some items on the menu were not available. Service was good-natured but spotty; the waiters looked a bit harassed. Outdoor dining on Amsterdam Avenue is lively but not peaceful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Great Friday night out

JC
vipJohnC
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to be outside for dinner on a very pleasant May evening after being cooped up in apartment as I work from home during the pandemic. Food presentation and preparation continues to be first rate at our local neighborhood eatery. Staff is very friendly.

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vipWillardB
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to be back at Momoya again. Lovely food and service and excellent social distancing measures. I look forward to dining with them again soon.

PB
vipPaoloBO
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

i had a reservation at 9.00, I arrived 45 minutes earlier and they were very flexible and give me a table in a few minutes.
The food was excellent, fresh and very well presented, the service great and fast.
I will definitely go back to try all the food of their interesting menu.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Momoya using the Order Online button. Momoya also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Momoya also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 580-0007.

Momoya is rated 4.6 stars by 37 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.