Café Mochi


Gooood morning and happy Friday to you! I’m in an especially good mood this morning, because I get to talk about one of my favorite foods: sushi!

It’s been a while since I’ve written a review about sushi. In fact, the last time I wrote about sushi (at my favorite sushi spot, Kampai!) was in March of 2010! I need to step my sushi blogging game up, eh?

Anyway, I recently visited this sweet sushi spot with a friend:



Café Mochi! It’s a quaint sushi shop in the Tower Grove South neighborhood in St. Louis. I had been itching to visit this place for ages, so it was nice to finally stop in!

Let’s get to business. The menu offered lots of typical sushi offerings (California rolls, Dragon rolls, etc.), but I wanted to try something a little different. I love specialty rolls, so I went with the Godzilla Roll:


Doesn’t that look fantastic? Among other things, it contained spicy scallops and a delicious crab mixture on the inside. There was also a lovely drizzle of spicy sriracha!



I loved it and gobbled down every last bite.

My friend ordered the sashimi, which is simply raw fish; no bells and whistles here!



It looked fantastic and super duper fresh; he thoroughly enjoyed it. Smile

Service at Café Mochi wasn’t the best; even though the place was practically empty, our waitress was extremely inattentive. We ordered Miso Soup, which she completely forgot to bring out to us. And she wasn’t particularly friendly, either.

Despite the less-than-stellar service, I still recommend Café Mochi. It’s hard to find decent sushi in a landlocked state like Missouri, but Café Mochi does a really decent job! Two thumbs up.

See you next week!

  • TTTStLou

    We went to Cafe Mochi a couple of weeks back, had the Volcano Roll and a Godzilla Roll. I think the one you pictured is the Godzilla Roll. I went back and checked the menu online and the Volcano Roll is topped with boiled crab. It looks a lot different (formed in a circle, covered with avacado with the crab on top). Am I crazy?
    Anyway, they were both great, so I also recommend it. The service was pretty poor for us, too.

    • OffTheEatenPathSTL

      You’re not crazy…I think you’re right! Nice catch!

  • Have you ever tried Wasabi Sushi on Wash Ave? If so, what did you think?

    • OffTheEatenPathSTL

      I’ve tried Wasabi on Washington Avenue as well as the location in Clayton, and I’m a huge fan! I hope to blog about it soon! 🙂

  • I’m glad you liked Cafe Mochi–it’s one of my favorite sushi spots in the city. I recommend the Pink Geisha for a drink if you are feeling indulgent! I’d agree about the service though, very hit and miss.

    • OffTheEatenPathSTL

      It’s definitely in my top 5, that’s for sure! I’ll have to give the Pink Geisha a try next time! 🙂