www.themomoya.com 185 7th Ave, New York 10011 (At 21st St)
Momoya is a very cute Japanese restaurant located in Chelsea. The place is open-front, minimalist deco; not a giant space like MORIMOTO and NOBU, but the decor isn’t necessarily Oriental like most of the other Asian East Village restaurants. It’s sleek, has clean modern lines, and I like the way it looks. In terms of food it’s not spectacular but the price isn’t high; quite average for a Japanese restaurant. They don’t take reservations and the place always seems to be very busy so maybe try calling first. One dish I highly recommend to order is the Miso Black Cod for an appetizer. It’s small -so not for table sharing (sometimes Cutie Patroller is greedy and hungry!) but excellent in taste. This is a great cute place to have dinner or lunch with friends or on a date. PS – They recently opened a second place Uptown.
Miso Black Cod spinach & pumpkin $13 – ♥♥♥♥1/2
Sushi Entrée 8 pieces w/ tuna roll $22 – ♥♥♥
Tempura Tasting shrimp, white fish, scallop & vegetable $18 – ♥♥♥