The beautifully designed Japanese restaurant on Baroona Road is already a hit with locals for its fresh sushi and a la carte options. We popped in for lunch on a Friday, and Moga was bustling, with a mix of patrons filling the space.
We sampled items from the sushi train, including hand rolls and gyoza, which were fresh and delicious, before moving on to the menu for more options. The tempura vegetables and prawns were excellent—hot, crisp, and light—and the dashi broth on the side was a lovely addition. We also sampled the agedashi tofu, which was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, just as it should be. The accompanying broth was equally delicious. A serve of sashimi sealed the deal, and we left sated and happy.
We didn't try the tempura ice cream, although it was extremely difficult to hold back, and I'm still feeling a deep sense of non-buyer's remorse about the white sesame mousse with grilled almonds and green tea ice cream.
Moga brings a breath of fresh air to the Rosalie Village dining precinct, and we predict it will be a hit long after the hype dies down.