East Williamsburg's Momo Sushi Shack and Moku Moku Have Married Their Menus
Foodies, brace yourself for fabulous news from one of the best local eateries!
The newly shared menu brings together the social bar vibe of Moku Moku with the dimly lit, romantic vibe of Momo Sushi Shack, and we like it!
In fact, Momo Sushi Shack and Moku Moku, both under the ownership of Philip Gilmour, have always shared the kitchen and bar, so what may seem as two different restaurants have very much always been united.
Making a move that many Bushwick foodies have been pulling for ever since Moku Moku took over the former Olive Valley space, Gilmour tells Bushwick Daily that the initial reason to add Moku Moku to the mix in 2015 was to accommodate more people.
“When we were really busy, like on Friday or Saturday night, and we were on a two-hour wait, there was nowhere for anybody to sit,” he explains. In fact, that’s why the front table at Moku Moku is primarily destined for people to just hang out, drink, and while waiting to be seated.
Gilmour reveals that Moku Moku’s Izakaya concept came about after he realized that the space was large enough for another menu. Separating it from Momo Sushi Shack was more or less a trial, he adds.
Commenting on the fact that marrying the menus was honestly always the plan, Gilmour frankly admits that, though not to say Moku Moku wasn’t successful by itself, “at the end of the day, people are really into the sushi.”
The Momo Sushi Shack side of the menu is the same menu it has always been, and the Moku Moku side of the menu offers its signature dishes, such as the Tako corndog.
Moku Moku’s take on Takoyaki shines a spotlight on the octopus meat by letting it be corn dog shaped. More than just something on a stick, the thicker, braised octopus meat, which was brought from Spain, melts right in the mouth and is insanely yummy!
Another recommendation from the Moku Moku side of things, especially for cold weather days, is their carrot shisho soup ($6), which is both vegan and gluten free, truly a warm, minty delight.
And if you like salmon, definitely devour the seared salmon sushi ($7), which was wild caught in Washington state.
So, yes, eat ramen at Momo Sushi Shack and sushi at Moku Moku because now you can, Bushwick!
Get psyched because now the delicious offerings are also available for delivery via Caviar, and soon also on GrubHub and Seamless.
Featured photo by Cristin Noonan for Bushwick Daily.
Moku Moku and Momo Sushi Shack
Japanese cuisine encompassing most notably sushi, ramen, and yakitori.
43 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11206, located off of the Morgan Avenue stop on the L train.
http://www.mokumokubk.com/ and http://www.momosushishack.com/
Momo Sushi Shack: Sunday-Thursday, noon-4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.-11. Friday and Saturday, noon-4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.-midnight
Moku Moku: Sunday-Thursday, 7 p.m.-11. Friday and Saturday 7 p.m.-midnight.