Moshi Moshi, Port Melbourne
Food: Sushi Donut, Sashimi Platter, Soft Shell Crab Spider Roll, Hawaiian Poke Roll, Salmon Katsu Curry, Calamari,
With its soft lighting and dark wooden tables, Moshi Moshi creates a great restaurant environment, but with a relaxed casual dining vibe. It’s a great place to pop down with the family when you want to enjoy somewhere nice, yet not having to feel that pressure of it being an overly “fancy” environment.
Moshi Moshi centres around a fairly traditional Japanese menu; offering a perfect range of light bites to larger curries and simple mains, it’s great to come in and grab a few dishes to share. The staff are incredibly welcoming and happy to talk you through the menu to help you make the best choices. We tried quite a Japanese feast – sampling items from every section of their menu.
We started out with the standard edamame while we were waiting for the rest of our dishes to arrive. We then began with a range of sushi rolls and some calamari, to whet our appetite for our larger dishes arriving later. The Hawaiian Poke rolls were a real highlight – they looked fab with lots of little pops of colour and tasted delicious. All of the sushi rolls were beautifully presented, well loaded with fillings and they held together well, making them a pleasure to eat.
We then sampled the sushi doughnut and the sashimi platter. Sashimi is kind of like the smashed avo of Japanese dining – everyone does one and it’s a good way to test out the quality of a plate. Moshi Moshi’s sashimi was great; the individual pieces were a generous size and there was a good variety of flavours and cuts on the platter. The sushi doughhut (while hard to capture in a photo) looks cool and is a really fun way to enjoy sushi in a different way.
Finally we finished up with the Salmon Katsu Curry. Having never tried this curry with anything other than chicken I was excited to see how it worked. The Katsu itself was a nice smooth flavour – not too punchy that it overwhelmed the fish, just a soft spicy undertone. A lot of love goes into this dish, with the curry alone taking 16 hours to prepare. It’s then accompanied with a nicely cooked piece of salmon – perfectly sliced to share if you wanted to! We’re pleased to say that the Salmon Katsu was a success – a lighter and more delicate option than the chicken – and definitely something I’d be keen to try again.
Address: 79 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Mon 6pm to late
Tue 12pm to 2pm and 6pm to late
Wed 12pm to 2pm and 6pm to late
Thu 12pm to 2pm and 6pm to late
Fri 12pm to 2pm and 6pm to late
Sat 6pm to late
Sun 6pm to late
Parking: Street parking very nearby can be a little hit and miss, but there’s plenty of it, so you should manage to find a spot somewhere close. You’ll easily find a spot within a 5 minute walk if you don’t mind stretching your legs a little.
Getting here on PT: You can reach Moshi Moshi on the 109 tram (alight and stop 128 or 129) or the 234 bus (alight on Graham Street).
Disclaimer: We dined as guests of Moshi Moshi, Port Melbourne. Reviews are honest and based on our own personal experiences. We cannot guarantee things at a cafe won’t change including, but not limited to, menu items and opening hours, so please confirm any details with the venue before visiting.