Photo courtesy of Mosa / Craig Collier
Photo courtesy of Mosa / Craig Collier

Mosa Asian Bistro

Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Ethnic, Japanese, Sushi

Price: $

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Best Restaurants: A fresh -and we mean fresh -take on Asian dining, Mosa is a bistro that combines the best of Chinese, Thai and Japanese dishes - noodle and rice bowls, curries and a host of small plates - in a casual atmosphere that rocks with the business crowd at lunch, and families and couples at dinner. Dishes are made to order, truly some of the freshest Asian cuisine we've experienced. They come out as they are ready, so appetizers can be quickly followed by one diner's entree - the flow depends on how packed the restaurant is. If time is critical, call ahead and order to go. During lunch hours, you order at the counter and take a number, and one of the runners will bring your food. At dinner, table service kicks in, the wine flows, and the staff is beyond attentive - young and friendly, lots of students working their way through school. You won't find a better trained staff with a great (read: genuine) attitude on the planet. The Pao family is ever-present at both the White Station and Kirby locations, always making time to say hello and catch up with customers -and after just two visits or so, you can consider yourself a regular.

Best Value: Mosa is a bistro that combines the best of Chinese, Thai and Japanese dishes - noodle and rice bowls, curries and a host of small plates - in a casual atmosphere that rocks with the business crowd at lunch. Dishes are made to order, truly some of the freshest Asian cuisine we've experienced. They come out as they are ready, so appetizers can be quickly followed by one diner's entree - the flow depends on how packed the restaurant is. If time is critical, call ahead and order to go. During lunch hours, you order at the counter and take a number, and one of the runners will bring your food. There's table service at night. The Pao family is ever-present in the restaurant,always making time to say hello and catch up with customers - and after just two visits or so, you can consider yourself a regular.

Family Friendly: Mosa offers a truly fresh take on Asian dining, combining the best of Chinese, Thai and Japanese dishes into one menu. There are noodle bowls and rice plates, curries, some really inventive entrees (3-seasoned shrimp is our current fave) and plenty of family-friendly things to share, including edamame,crab cheese wontons, and dumplings. The casual atmosphere is a hit with families looking for fresh and healthy food served quickly. Mrs. Pao, the matriarch of the family, bakes a variety of cupcakes that can be used to encourage the kids to clean their plates. Dishes are made to order, truly some of the freshest Asian cuisine we've experienced. They come out as they are ready, so appetizers can be quickly followed by one diner's entree - the flow depends on how packed the restaurant is. If time is critical, call ahead and order to go. The Pao family is ever-present at the restaurant, always making time to say hello and catch up with customers, and the staff is equally attentive. After just two visits or so, you'll feel like a regular.

Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus, Restaurants with Healthy Menus, Take Out: A fresh -and we mean fresh -take on Asian dining, Mosa is a bistro that combines the best of Chinese, Thai and Japanese dishes - noodle and rice bowls, curries and a host of small plates - in a casual atmosphere that rocks with the business crowd at lunch. Dishes are made to order, truly some of the freshest Asian cuisine we've experienced. They come out as they are ready, so appetizers can be quickly followed by one diner's entree - the flow depends on how packed the restaurant is. If time is critical, call ahead and order to go. During lunch hours, you order at the counter and take a number, and one of the runners will bring your food. The Pao family is ever-present at both the White Station and Kirby locations, always making time to say hello and catch up with customers -and after just two visits or so, you can consider yourself a regular.

Lunch: A fresh -and we mean fresh -take on Asian dining, Mosa is a bistro that combines the best of Chinese, Thai and Japanese dishes - noodle and rice bowls, curries and a host of small plates - in a casual atmosphere that rocks with the business crowd at lunch. Dishes are made to order, truly some of the freshest Asian cuisine we've experienced. They come out as they are ready, so appetizers can be quickly followed by one diner's entree - the flow depends on how packed the restaurant is. If time is critical, call ahead and order to go. During lunch hours, you order at the counter and take a number, and one of the runners will bring your food. The Pao family always makes time to say hello and catch up with customers -and after just two visits or so, you'll feel like a regular!

Group Friendly: A fresh -and we mean fresh -take on Asian dining, Mosa is a bistro that combines the best of Chinese, Thai and Japanese dishes - noodle and rice bowls, curries and a host of small plates - in a casual atmosphere that rocks with the business crowd at lunch and families at dinner. Dishes are made to order, truly some of the freshest Asian cuisine we've experienced. During lunch hours, you order at the counter and take a number, and one of the runners will bring your food. The Pao family is ever-present in the kitchen or at the register, always making time to say hello and catch up with customers - and after just two visits or so, you can consider yourself a regular.


Address

850 South White Station Road
Memphis, TN 38117

Map / Directions
(901) 683-8889


Hours

Expert Tips by Sally Walker Davies

Memphis Local Expert

Best Restaurants, Best Value: "When it comes to heat, your server to recommend how Mr. Pao would eat it - that's the best way to experience his food."

Family Friendly: "At lunch, the atmosphere is fast-casual, meaning you order at the counter and they bring you your food. Dinner is a seated affair."

Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus: "GF options are denoted with a special symbol."

Lunch: "You can get a real vacation from the office, even if it's temporary, by enjoying lunch on Mosa's patio. If you're taking out, allow 30 minutes from calling to pick-up."

Restaurants with Healthy Menus: "You can get a real vacation from the office, even if it's temporary, by enjoying lunch on Mosa's patio."

Group Friendly: "You can get a real vacation from the office, even if it's temporary, by enjoying your group lunch on Mosa's patio."

Take Out: "Call your order in ahead of time - especially during lunch - if you're in a hurry."

Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: Mosa is a fast-casual eatery that's all about creating fresh, memorable food.

Recommended as Best Value Because: You can order a filling combo of soup, spring roll and crab wontons for under $6.

Best for Family Friendly Because: Mosa's family atmosphere is pervasive - it's run by a family, and the wait staff treats you like their own.

Best for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus Because: The folks at Mosa are always willing and happy to tweak dishes to a customer's palate - especially for gluten-free diners.

Best for Lunch Because: Mosa's snappy staff and fresh food combine for the perfect - and quick - lunch hour.

Best for Restaurants with Healthy Menus Because: Most of Mosa's entrees are easily made vegan, and tofu is offered as a protein choice most dishes.

Best for Group Friendly Because: Mosa's tables can be quickly transformed into seating for a dozen, or more and reservations aren't required but helpful.

Best for Take Out Because: The folks at Mosa know how to pack food so the crispy chicken stay crisp, and even in styrofoam, the presentation is pretty.

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