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Opticon | Bartholomew Square, Brighton BN1 1JS, England
+44 1273 719195
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Moshimo is one of Brighton's most popular restaurants, with a fiercely...
Moshimo is one of Brighton's most popular restaurants, with a fiercely loyal customer base: 35% of its customers dine at the restaurant at least once a week. They visit regularly because they know the staff, and know how good the food is.The restaurant's 50% MOSHIMO MONDAYS & TUESDAYS, where members receive 50% off their food, is a sell-out. Check the restaurant out in the summer, when the entire front of the restaurant dramatically slides open like a shoji screen.Moshimo is behind FISHLOVE, the global photographic campaign to end over-fishing, has received a PETA award for its promotion of restorative eating, and its homemade teriyaki sauce is a sensation.......but don't it from us - go to our Facebook page to see what our regulars have to say.
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Good for:
Families with children
Doing business

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Visitor rating
  • 129
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 43
    Poor
  • 36
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice decor - nice sushi

Restaurant was nice, Great service/Staff standard style sushi - the usual combos. as this is not a chain i was hoping for more exciting dishes. They have a conveyor belt however i dont eat meat just fish/veg so found it difficult to take off the belt as dishes were not labelled. Would... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Frankie S
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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361 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Restaurant was nice, Great service/Staff standard style sushi - the usual combos. as this is not a chain i was hoping for more exciting dishes. They have a conveyor belt however i dont eat meat just fish/veg so found it difficult to take off the belt as dishes were not labelled. Would recommend a try.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
MOSHIMO, Owner at Moshimo, responded to this review

Frankie, thank you. I hope you didn't leave before trying our Monkfish liver with ponzu sauce - a real delicacy in Japan and quite unusual to find here in this country - and our Korean Kang Jung chicken. Of course, the real advantage of not being a chain is that we can work with local suppliers - in fact, I'm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I looked at these reviews, and overall they seemed negative. However, I was surprised when I went in to find out that the sushi was brilliant. Every part of our first evening of many here was excellent. The only thing which I could complain about is the service time, but most of time it's good. I now come here every... More 

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MOSHIMO, Owner at Moshimo, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. As you will know, there are lots of reasons why people leave negative reviews on TripAdvisor, and not all of them are motivated by intentions to leave a genuinely honest review.... ...so I'm glad you ignored them and came to try our wonderful sushi, and glad also that you went to the trouble to... More 

Romsey, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a fun place to eat if you want somewhere a bit different. Lots of choice on the menu and food frehly prepared to order. We were a little put out that despite having booked a table we had to sit and eat at the sushi bar as they said they had no tables available, but in fact this... More 

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MOSHIMO, Owner at Moshimo, responded to this review

Glad you liked it! Because we get so busy, we need to reserve the tables for larger groups, but as you say - the counter is where it's at! In a good sushi place in Japan, people would always sit at the counter facing the chef. Looking forward to seeing you again here soon, All the best, Nicky co-owner More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Really lovely food. Vegan friendly, everything is stated on the menu even the wines. Food was delicious and quick out. Great place for vegan or non vegans

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MOSHIMO, Owner at Moshimo, responded to this review

Becki, thank you. We run a vegan only night every year (for which we won the PETA "Progressive" award), so I'm hoping you'll come to that? Keep in touch, All the best, Nicky co-owner More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Second visit and I don't know why we left it so long. Delicious food, sumptuous sake, friendly staff, tick, tick, tick. Already planning to come back with friends, well nice lunchtime vibe. Extra pickles, yes please.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I love this place and am sad to see some negative reviews for it. I usually have the veggie bento box and its always exciting! I really like the layout and feel of the restaurant and think it is totally unique in Brighton. I look forward to my next visit. Thanks for all the great food and service!

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MOSHIMO, Owner at Moshimo, responded to this review

What a nice review! Most of our diners are regulars like you, and so we rarely hear from them on TripAdvisor.... so thank you for taking to trouble to write one. Hoping to see you again soon, Best Nicky co-owner More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Went here for a casual Saturday lunch. The food was nice but certainly nothing above and beyond what I've had in other Japanese restaurants. The staff were pleasant but were incredibly slow at serving us and we waited what felt like a lifetime to get and then pay for the bill, especially considering it wasn't that busy and there were... More 

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MOSHIMO, Owner at Moshimo, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about this. I'll investigate further. All the best, Nicky co-owner More 

Béziers, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Left without eating anything other than a few raw beans and a couple of very average avocado rolls as they forgot about my order. The rest of my party had already finished their food and we had to chase them for my order. The fact that they took money off the bill does not make up for the fact that... More 

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MOSHIMO, Owner at Moshimo, responded to this review

Dear Annie, please contact me on nicky@moshimo.co.uk as I would like to personally apologise on behalf of the waiter who served you. You give our food a one star, but I'm assuming it was the service that was very disappointing and not the food? It would be good to hear more feedback. Looking forward to hearing from you soon, Nicky... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Went here with 4 friends for my birthday meal, it took 3 phone calls to book the table because they kept changing the booking time which was a little weird but never mind. On the the night I'd say they were understaffed with only 3 servers for the restaurant which was full. We had a sashimi & sushi boat which... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
MOSHIMO, Owner at Moshimo, responded to this review

Thanks Mat. I'll have a look at the termpura platter to check that the quantity is as it should be. Glad you liked your meal! Nicky co-owner More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

nothing special at all. the miso soup was extremly salty, sadly they usally are as never fresh miso but made from paste. Potato croquettes wasnt quite sure about in breadcrumbs? also another side dish! The tempura vegetables were reasonable but the broccoli was a huge piece thats i needed to cut into 3 pieces to eat. the age dashi tofu... More 

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MOSHIMO, Owner at Moshimo, responded to this review

Er.... well, miso soup is ALWAYS made from fermented miso paste, so not sure what you are saying here. We make our miso by making our own dashi from kombu seaweed and then mixing it with miso paste. If you can find better miso in the UK please let me know - I've yet to find it! Nicky co-owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Opticon | Bartholomew Square, Brighton BN1 1JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 719195

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 37
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business

Description

Moshimo is one of Brighton's most popular restaurants, with a fiercely loyal customer base: 35% of its customers dine at the restaurant at least once a week. They visit regularly because they know the staff, and know how good the food is.The restaurant's 50% MOSHIMO MONDAYS & TUESDAYS, where members receive 50% off their food, is a sell-out. Check the restaurant out in the summer, when the entire front of the restaurant dramatically slides open like a shoji screen.Moshimo is behind FISHLOVE, the global photographic campaign to end over-fishing, has received a PETA award for its promotion of restorative eating, and its homemade teriyaki sauce is a sensation.......but don't it from us - go to our Facebook page to see what our regulars have to say.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?