Moi Moi is here at last. This highly anticipated Hong Kong restaurant is serving up innovative Vietnamese cuisine that’s set to change the way you think of Southeast Asian food forever. The brainchild of 23-year-old Vietnamese-Australian chef Luke Nguyen, Moi Moi offers comfort food with a gourmet twist, pleasing both traditionalists and forward-thinking foodies alike. Found on the ground floor of the Nexxus Building on Central’s Connaught Road, this is one newbie you need to keep your eye on – book today to snag a table.
Watch out food lovers, there’s a new kid on the block. Moi Moi is the name, and serving up Vietnamese comfort food is their game – and they’re showing no signs of slowing down. Helmed by the talented young chef Luke Nguyen, the restaurant pays homage to classic Vietnamese dishes made the old-fashioned way with some added pizzaz. The location on the ground floor of the Nexxus Building down Connaught Road makes it the ideal location for after-work drinks with food or a romantic evening in the heart of Central.
If you love Asian cuisine, you’re going to fall in love with the amazing food on offer at Moi Moi. Favourites on the menu include their green tea-smoked duck rice paper rolls, the pho with raw Wagyu beef, caramelised Kurobuta pork belly and the incredible citrus wild salmon. Because chef Nguyen puts a focus on fresh, seasonal cuisine, you’re bound to find plenty of new dishes on the menu at Moi Moi – you’ll have to come in often to try what’s fresh. Reserve early to save your table!
Eating at Moi Moi was a great experience. It has good ambience, great fresh Vietnamese food, and very friendly service. Highly recommended! Give it a try
Despite rather soulless location, we will definitely be returning for more dinners and it is also perfect for lunch during the week. Food fresh and delicious. Service impeccable.
Wonderfully constructed food with intelligent flavour combinations and texture. A consistently firm favourite. Helpful and attentive service as well. We attended for a birthday dinner and the staff embraced the occasion
Delightful modern Vietnamese restaurant with a distinct Australian relaxed but stylish accent and environment. The freshest herbs and vegetables with piquant sauces. The portions are perfect for sharing.
Moi Moi is a welcome addition to the Central dining scene, delivering the goods with excellent flavors, a pleasant (though not perfect) atmosphere, and genuinely helpful staff. An enjoyable dinner experience at Moi Moi on the whole. Certainly worth a visit. We ordered an array of dishes, and they nearly all hit the mark. Aunty 5's Rice Cakes were a winner, as were the perfectly-seared scallops. Skewered okra had a pleasant snap despite being somewhat underseasoned. Roast chicken was juicy, succulent, and deeply flavorful -- top marks. Staff were friendly and attentive and made consistently good recommendations. High marks for the service level, very nicely done. Restaurant has an inviting vibe with a line of sight into the kitchen, and overall a nice, modern feel to it. Certain features are questionable but easily remedied: Case in point, the bright spot lighting which shines into the mirror, virtually blinding diners who face it (I had to wear my hat to cut the glare). Knocking the wattage down a few pegs would do the trick. Also, a big stack of Luke Nguyen's cookbooks (presumably for sale) that greet diners upon walking in strikes me as tacky and a tad desperate. The food is good enough here that it should be able to stand up on its own, without the added merchandising plug. Just my opinion. Only other element, which really isn't the restaurant's fault, is the bathroom situation. Bathrooms are located very far away from the space, and require a key. All the way out the building, up to 1/F and around a corner. Nexxus building -- a relatively new building in Central, seems to have badly dropped the ball when they didn't accommodate a restroom on G/F. Again, not the restaurant's fault, but it definitely diminished the experience somewhat. Overall Moi Moi is a welcome addition to the Central dining scene. Luke Nguyen is a likable TV personality and it's really nice to see that his cooking is the real deal. We'll be back.
If you go to Moi Moi, you MUST order the pork belly. Hands down, the best pork belly we've ever had. The duck salad was also incredible, the flavours reminded us a lot of street food we had in Vietnam. We'd also recommend trying the beef in betel leaves, another savoury dish that excited us. The scallop entree was also incredibly flavourful and the scallop was cooked perfectly. We also tried the twice cooked chicken, which was tasty enough, but probably our least favourite dish of the night.
Fabulous food and atmosphere at a reasonable price by Hong Kong standards. We had the tasting menu which was very good. Lovely mix of fresh flavours, and the avocado tart at the end was to die for. Excellent Indochinese fusion of a standard one would generally only find in Oz. Reminded me that it is still worthwhile heading out for dinner in Hk, despite the experience frequently being extremely average, overpriced and disappointing. Highly recommended.
Overall experience was a good one at Moi Moi. Food and service were both above average. It was a quiet night so it felt like we had the restaurant to ourselves. I'd go back again.
Food, atmosphere exceeded my expectations- did not have much expectation at first but was won over by sheer quality of food. Good crowd music decent volume such you can actually here ourselves talk - if they can maintain this quality without lowering standards, I expect this to be a regular place in the HK dining circuit.
Such a lovely meal. My only fault would be the salt & pepper tofu had no salt & pepper so the balance was off but otherwise delicious. We rally enjoyed the desserts and the banana fritters were really special with that super crunch.