This modern Japanese diner has built a reputation in Brighton for easy-going Japanese small plates. As well as offering table service, Moshimo also has a conveyor belt with a constantly-rotating selection of dishes - you can grab as many dishes as you like during your stay, and you pay at the end based on how many plates you have. Plates are colour-coded, with different colours indicating different prices.
The interiors are slick and sophisticated too - tables and booth-seating are made from dark wood, whilst a stepped, geometric skylight allows plenty of natural light into the space from above. Much of the restaurant is decked out in scarlet red, providing a lively pop of colour that brings life to the whole space.
The menu is extensive and includes all manner of Japanese dishes, from sushi and sashimi to temaki handrolls, dumplings, soups, rice and noodle dishes and more. The restaurant also offers a range of ‘Kozara’ small plates, which include dishes like prawn tempura, tuna tartare with ginger, pork ribs in sticky soy and a salmon katsu burger. Alongside dishes like Japanese curry udon, chicken katsu on rice and yaki udon stir fry, there’s plenty to choose from, before you get to various sushi items.
Moshimo is also a great choice for vegans and vegetarians, with a huge array of plant-based alternatives on the menu. Plant-based sushi is especially inventive, including vegan salmon and avocado, tofu, green leaf and sun dried tomato maki, and crunchy allotment vegetable futomaki. There are also plant-based mains like vegetable tempura, vegan chicken kang jung and deep-fried agedashi tofu.
On the drinks front you’ll find a small selection of wines alongside plum wine, sake, Japanese whisky and Japanese beers, as well as soft drinks and some smart cocktails like the Tokyo Mule (vodka, sake, lime juice, Angostura bitters, ginger syrup and Asahi beer).