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“Best sushi in Old Town” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Momo Sushi & Cafe

Momo Sushi & Cafe
Ranked #42 of 745 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Old Town
Alexandria, Virginia
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
“Best sushi in Old Town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

After trying the other selections in old town, this is by far the best. The atmosphere is nice, but slightly cramped downstairs (have not been upstairs yet). Everything tasted fresh, friendly staff and quick service.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Brian B
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English first
The Hague, The Netherlands
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122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Good Sushi for DC area”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

Not the best sushi in the world, but worth a visit if you live in the area. Of course, this is the DC area, so expectations are lower than a restaurant in Japan. Cramp seating on the first floor, so ask to sit upstairs if you want more space--note: they do not accept reservations. My group tried the sushi, tempura, teriyaki and yakisoba--the plates were empty at the end of dinner. A bit pricey for sushi, but again the cost reflects the location.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank TLCJJB
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Manassas, VA
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Sushi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

This was recommended by a friend of a friend. We had never heard of it, but gave it a shot and I am very glad we did. Although small and close quarters, the food was top notch. The service was good and the price was great. I would recommend this for anyone who enjoys sushi.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank pamik
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maryland
Level Contributor
165 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Momo Sushi”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

I chose this restaurant because my friend is a sushi eater and Tripadvisor said that this is the best place in Alexandria for sushi. I don't eat sushi, but a review of Momo's website showed that they had other dishes that I could eat, so I gave it a shot. My friend enjoyed the dinner - me, not so much. It wasn't that the meal (shrimp yakisoba?/small salad, miso soup) was bad, it just wasn't something that I'd want to have again. The veggies in the yakisoba were too chunky and too crunchy (yeah, I know that's the best way to prepare them, but I like my veggies just a tad bit softer). The dressing on the salad (small bowl of lettuce) tasted like teriyaki, which I don't particularly like, and the miso soup...

The restaurant is pretty small and cramped, with a few seats downstairs and a few seats upstairs. The "kitchen" and seating areas are all right there together, so I left smelling like the oil used for frying. The service was very good. The staff was very pleasant. The cost of two dinners didn't leave me turning my pockets inside out.

This really isn't a bad place, it just isn't the type of food I like. The first sushi dish that my friend had looked appetizing and he ended up ordering another sushi dish, so I guess the sushi is top notch. I saw many other dishes coming out that looked really pretty. Don't go by my review. Other sushi eaters who highly rate this place probably aren't wrong.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank ms90
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food, great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious sushi dinner at Momo Sushi last week. The restaurant is casual but the food and service were excellent. Strongly recommend!

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Thank Rachel B
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