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Moga
Japanese
  • Shop 2, 146 Baroona Rd,
    Paddington,
    Brisbane, QLD
  • (07) 3367 2808,
    www.moga.com.au
  • Tue-Sun 11.30am-10pm

Moga
-27.466508,152.997867

Far be it for us to speak ill of the sushi train, but for our dollar, the à la carte menu is what makes this quirky little izakaya, set in a stretch of shops in the suburbs, worth seeking out. Not that the raw stuff isn't done well; in fact, it's very good indeed, if the crunchy-fresh likes of the "flounder edge" (that is, the flesh fringing the fish's fin) is any guide. But even that seems tame compared to off-the-beaten-track offerings such as mizore ni, which sees oysters floured and simmered with soy, mirin and daikon to luscious effect. Duck and cabbage soup, enriched with sesame ground at the table, is perfectly restorative, and the prawn steamed in shiso leaves, then wrapped in tofu, deep-fried and set in a glutinous ankake sauce, while elaborate, is clear in flavour. Don't expect too much of the décor and desserts; enjoy the friendly service and skip the ordinary wine list in favour of an excellent selection of beers. Moga is a real goer.


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At a glance

  • Price:
  • E $10-$18

    M $15-$28

    D $13-$15

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Outdoor dining
  • Cards:
  • Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Satoshi Kubota

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