We were in Bushwick, Brooklyn for a media event and then looking for a place to eat. Our first choice was Roberta's a popular pizza joint that was unfortunately packed, having an hour wait that we did not even consider. Our backup plan was Momo Sushi Shack with large communal tables and I did not have too many regrets that our first choice did not work. Overall, the food at Momo, consisting in the large majority of small plates with a wide range of Japanese specialties, was good, but they were short in staff that day and the food took a bit of time to come. The wait staff however, very friendly, did their best to serve a crowded restaurant in these conditions. We sat in the second dining room that had more light than the main one that was very dark despite the fact that it was not even 8pm and so bright outside. Here is what we tried:
Miso eggplant: not your traditional Nasu as this one had muenster cheese on it. Quite delicious and an interesting combination.
Handmade vegan gyoza made with oyster mushrooms, Napa cabbage and chives. Quite good, the shell was perfect, thin, with a crunchy side.
Pork buns: this was a special that was pretty good, although I would have loved more hoisin sauce, the pork belly being a bit dry.
Karaage: Japanese fried chicken. Very good, it was crunchy, not greasy and the chicken perfectly cooked, being moist.
Momo Sushi Shack is a good place if you want to eat sushi in Bushwick, their large number of small dishes, a lot vegetarian or vegan, satisfying any palate. Would I go back? If I am in the area, maybe. That time, probably to try their ramen.
Enjoy (I did)!
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Momo Sushi Shack - 43 Bogart St, Brooklyn, NY 11206