Restaurant Review:

Al Barsha, Next to Mall of the Emirates
and, Oud Metha

We’ve been to both Japan and Nepal, so needless to say we were pretty excited when invited to attend a tasting session at Moshi! The name Moshi comes from a combination of some of the most popular dishes from the aforementioned places; MOmo (from Nepal) and SuSHI (from Japan) and the restaurant claims to offer a unique dining experience in Dubai that serves up both these delicacies (and more) with a twist!


On arrival at the outlet that is nestled in a little space opposite Mall of the Emirates and Citymax Barsha, we began our meal with some refreshing lemon mint drinks that came in Mason Jars (all the rage these days) with whiteout pens for us to write our social media handles on! The drinks were soon followed by a variety of dishes, as follows:

  • Chicken Katsu
  • Chicken Tikka
  • Chicken Dynamite
  • Falafel, Hummus & Cucumber (v)
  • Cheesy Chicken Chips Oman

  • Pan-fried prawn
  • Cheesy Chicken Capsicum
  • Cheese Mushroom

  • Crispy Prawn
  • Rice & Noodles
  • Sticky Chicken Fried Rice
  • Vegetable Noodles

What we thoroughly enjoyed eating were the Chicken Katsu, Falafel, Cheesy Chicken Chips Oman (their most popular variant) and the Crispy prawns. Dubai’s 90s kids like us would definitely get hit by nostalgia when they eat the Cheesy Chicken Chips Oman! The Momos came a close second but make sure you eat them as they arrive in order to avoid eating them soggy. Honorable mentions go out to the chicken tikka and dynamite versions which were tasty but paled in comparison to the other items. What we didn’t enjoy as much were the fried rice and noodles, with both items adding hardly any value to the meal.

  • Nutella Maki
  • Peanut Butter Bars

We absolutely loved the Nutella Maki, even more so because of the thrill of seeing Tanisha’s social media handle in chocolate! Way to make a girl feel special ;) The peanut butter bars were tasty too and reminiscent of Reese’s cups but the Nutella Maki is definitely the one to look out for when visiting Moshi.
Now for our final verdict, with regard to the Momos, they’ve done a good job emulating the tastes of the kinds available in Nepal. However, if you’re looking for some authentic Japanese fare, then this is not the place to go and neither do they position themselves as such.  At Moshi, you will get the different types of Sushi with little local twists tailored to the tastes and preferences of cultures that reside in the UAE.  All in all, it’s a pleasant little place with friendly faces and some nice, creative food on offer.