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“What an amazing meal!”
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Ranked #59 of 1,268 Restaurants in The Hague
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $36 - $61
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Mochi was born out of pure love! Patrick Buyze and Lissette Parra created a concept that intertwined both of their passion for travel and food. The restaurant offers a unique style of community dining serving Japanese-Latin American inspired dishes. The "Chefs Choice Menu" allows room for creativity and variety. With each course, you are served several distinct dishes to share and experience a journey of flavors like our famous Frikandel Speciaal. Aside from the menu there are a few classic items that can be ordered like the Pizza Sashimi, Bonito Waved Tiger Prawns and Hirado Asparagus. This innovative "new style" of cooking was influenced during both of their extensive travels around the world including Japan, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Colombia, Argentina, Brasil and many others which led to this success.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“What an amazing meal!”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Wow, what a find this place was! I would eat here again in a second.

Quick note - we were late calling for reservations, so sat at the Japanese bar, near the kitchen, not in the main resto.

So I guess it's always a three course tasting menu, so a little hard to comment and compare meals.

We had three courses of four dishes, each of which is a mouthful or two. It is very much enough, and you do not feel like you're making a pig of yourself.

First course.
1. Portobello mushrooms with porcini salsa(?) and some kind of soy sauce. This was fantastic, such a nice mix of flavours esp the umami from the porcini sauce.
2. Smoked eel on some kind of hard cracker, with cream cheese and another soy based thicker sauce. Also excellent.
3.Alaskan (or atlantic, can't remember) salmon sashimi with a beetroot sauce. Very nice also.
4. Oyster via grapefruit/passionfruit ceviche. Yum, although I'm not the biggest fan of grapefruit.

Course 2:
1. Coral fish fricandelle. Can't remember the sauce. Delicious
2. Scallop on peruvian potato puree, with a chipotle sauce. I think this was my favourite.
3. Thin chicken breast strips with ruccola. It was good, but the most ordinary dish of the meal
4. Fried seabass with another soy based, thicker sauce. Really, really nice.

Course 3.
1. Cassava fries, with mayonnaise mixed with small red roe (don't know which fish) and fresh lime. Amazing sauce.
2. Black Angus beef with some kind of salsa.
3. Lamb cutlet, with an almond/salsa paste/sauce, and a piece of beet.

The last course was the most ordinary, but only because the first 2 course were so utterly fantastic.

This was one of the best meals I've ever had. The chefs are flexible, and very responsive to customer requests (ie. no dairy, no scallops, vegetarian etc.)

It was very reasonably priced as well, at about 35 euros for the tasting menu. With a bottle of wine and dessert it was about 130 euros for two.

  • Visited November 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
“refreshing experience!”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

We celebrated our daughter's 21st birhday there with the family. Japanese-South American kitchen sounded little bit doubtful, but the restaurant was recommended by a friend and we gave it a try. It was such a delightful experience - fusion kitchen at it's best - suprising ingredients making delicious combinations. Service could not have been better. What an amazing experience! Warm thanks to the crew at Mochi restaurant!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Teija T
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 reviews
“Best Experience ever”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

The menu was not translated so we kick off with the wrong foot. The waiter was on a hurry going from one table to the other and couldn't spend to much time translating. Ended up asking for random drinks and something to nible.

And then it happens: the dish was the absolute most delicious thing I ever tried. Looked right into the waiter's eyes and asked him: keep them coming, whatever you think is good. We loved every bite of it. Sake turned out to be a great companion to the meal as well.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank roundtheworldcousine
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Great place for a special meal!”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

This restaurant is a fusion restaurant, mixing the Asian- and South American kitchens. This is a combination that you don't find too often and it guarantees some very nice and special dishes. The restaurant does not use a menu, but rather surprises you with a superb three course dinner. You can indicate if you have any allergies, or if you dislike certain ingredients and the chef will take that into account.

Every dish we had, was prepared very well and tasted great. The service was very skilled and friendly and made sure we had nothing to wish for. We will definitely be going back to this restaurant in the near future.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank JCvanDoorn
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Miri, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great fusion restaurant”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

I really enjoyed the food here. The fusion food was fantastic - fusing latin with japanese. The place is a bit small, so best to book ahead before going,

Visited June 2013
Thank LCY_Msia
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