That being said, we also did not want to kill our brain cells finding a restaurant to take our reservation just to fight with crowds of people to have a meal that may have diminished quality due to quantity of meals being served that day.
So, the solutions is Mogu! You can show up at any hour, it is probably not crowded, and you get good quality sushi at very good price in Flushing, NY of all places. That is because I don't think many people know of this place, and it is small, so not very good for groups. For those of us who live or know the area, do you guys ever wonder why there are so many Asians in Flushing, Bayside, Little Neck, but there are hardly any good sushi place at all? I can't even count with 5 fingers for good sushi in these areas packed with good eats. I am seriously puzzled.
OVERALL: 3.75 stars
FOOD: 4 stars
SERVICE: 3 stars (actually very nice service in Flushing standards, but not quite there yet)
ATMOSPHERE: 3 stars
VALUE: 5 stars
The sushi here stands out because they offer choices like Live UNI, Live Scallops, Botan Ebi, and Lobster Sashimi. You don't get these choices at a regular sushi place, you just don't. The price is very reasonable, as you probably will be paying double for the same thing in restaurants in the city. The place is small, maybe 8 tables of 2 to 4 seats with very basic decor, no liquor license tho, so you can't have good sake with your sushi. But maybe you can try to bring your own? The food is pretty good considering location, and especially the price. The service is good, but I wish they know how to serve such good food properly as they were bringing out dishes too fast, and made me feel rushed to clear the plate due to small table surface.
Live Fish Fin - my first time, it's like sashimi that is a bit more chewy, delicious.
Duck Roll - sushi style cooked duck rolled with thin pancake, good.
Live Whole Uni - for Uni lovers, not the best Uni, but very good for the value.
Hamachi - I love grilled fish, this was delicious served with ponzu, I will always order this!
Live Scallops - very fresh, pretty good
Fun Rolls - I am not a sushi rolls person, but hubby loves them, these are pretty good.
Botan Ebi - only if you love eating the head part like me!