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Water Moon

467 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10024 40.784098 -73.973861
nr. 82nd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-595-4300 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Asian: Southeast, Chinese, Japanese/Sushi, Thai, Vietnamese
  • Price Range: $$

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Hours

Mon-Sat, noon-11:30pm; Sun, 12:30pm-10:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

B, C at 81st St.-Museum of Natural History

Prices

$13-$21

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Sake and Soju
  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

62nd St. to 102nd St., Central Park West to Riverside Dr.

Profile

This venue is closed.

For two decades, Water Moon operated as Fujiyama Mama, a zany, eighties-era Japanese destination that dazzled. After a two-year renovation, the restaurant relaunched in 2008 with a fresh look and name. The dark disco décor is out, replaced with soothing yellow-green painted walls, dark wood floors and tables, and hanging lamps with orange lantern shades. A giant calligraphic mural looms behind the sushi bar. A cozy rear dining room now has a skylight. Water Moon maintains its predecessor’s raw fish offerings, but supplements them with predictable dishes from China, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia. The Mars sushi roll, stuffed with spicy lobster and layered with salmon and tuna, is well-executed, if not exciting. Crispy red snapper is similarly acceptable: The golden-fried fish filets are surrounded by firm baby bok choy and sit atop a mild Penang curry and caramelized soy sauce puddle. Despite an impressive lineage and capable kitchen, Water Moon’s flavors often underwhelm.

Happy Hour

Two for one rolls and drinks from 4 p.m.8 p.m. daily.

Recommended Dishes

Mars roll, $13; crispy red snapper, $21; duck fajitas Asian-style, $19

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