MOPHO Mid City

514 City Park Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
Hours of Operation

Sunday - Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Friday - Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM


Sep 11 2014
Best of New Orleans 2014: Best New Restaurant – Mopho
MoPho's menu, which takes a gourmet approach to traditional Vietnamese dishes, was an immediate hit in its Mid-City neighborhood, and earlier this month the restaurant was nominated as one of Bon Appetit's Best New Restaurants. Chef Michael Gulotta (former chef de cuisine at Restaurant August) has constructed a restaurant that's both a casual drop-in spot and a place for a special meal. Make your own pho (pick a broth and add your own ingredients) or go for favorites like crispy lemon grass chicken wings or fried shrimp spring rolls. (more…)

Apr 27 2014
Five “high”-end munchies

Apr 1 2014
Learning to love the whole fish
I realize how pathetic this is, but I’ve caught exactly one fish in my life. I was 7 or 8 and attending theBoat Show in the Superdome with my father. Feeling sporty, I competed to catch one of thehundreds of speckled trout crowding a stocked kiddy pool. My very own ill-fated fish bit just as the buzzer rang to end the competition. I went home with my still-live specimen in a bag of water with the intention of keeping it as a pet. (more…)

Mar 10 2014
Mopho, Good Eggs and Atomic Burgers

Mar 1 2014
Food & Film

Feb 3 2014
Vietnamese Via New Orleans

Jan 31 2014
Stepppin’ Out

Jan 15 2014
At MoPho, August’s former chef de cuisine Michael Gulotta stands on his own

Jan 9 2014
The 50 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2014

Dec 31 2013
Eat Here in 2014: Restaurants To Watch


Not content to riff on standards, a cool new restaurant shows a different perspective on Vietnamese flavors

The New Orleans Advocate by Ian Mcnulty
Sep 11 2014

Before hashtags and “trending now” reports gained such currency, one way to get a read on the next big thing for the food world was to talk with chefs about what they liked to eat on their down time. In New Orleans, these discussions often led to restaurants in the Vietnamese enclaves around Gretna and Village de L’Est. New Orleans restaurant people have long been singing the praises of Vietnamese cuisine, from the intricacies in its fresh, fermented, pickled, pungent flavors to the wide potential written across the voluminous menus of the traditional restaurants. It could only be a matter of time before that praise met the plate at their own restaurants. (more…)


MoPho, where Southeast Asia meets Louisiana, earns Three Beans: New Orleans restaurants review
Sep 11 2014

If someone were to tell you that a young chef of notable ambition and accomplishment opened a defiantly casual restaurant that testifies to his appreciation for Southeast Asian cuisine, microbrews, weird cocktails and pig flesh, you would be perfectly justified in responding with a yawn. As it happens, I am telling you exactly that — and I still think you should keep reading. (more…)


Best New Restaurants – Mopho – Expanding Vietnamese Cuisine
Sep 11 2014

Chef Michael Gulotta has a deep appreciation for the flavors of Vietnam. Before he opened MoPho, his inventive Mid-City restaurant, he was best known locally as the executive chef at August, so his decision to serve more casual fare took some people by surprise. MoPho is unpretentious, but the plates bear evidence of Gulotta’s background – the menu includes riffs on traditional recipes that sometimes look odd on paper but which invariably work on the plate. (more…)


Coming Soon!


Crispy Chicken Wings10
in lemongrass and ginger

Gulf Shrimp or Pork Shoulder Spring Roll8
fermented pepper, peanut 

Crispy Fried P&J Oysters14
with MOPHO Mayo, Easter egg radish and pickled blue cheese

The Mopho Som Tam Salad8
What's in season from our farms along with sweet cured sausage, spiced peanut, thai peppers, cilantro


Pepper Jelly Braised Cedar Key Clams18
with lamb lardo, mint, crispy shallot and annatto beignets

Slow Roast Lamb Neck and Beet in Green Curry23
with smoked tofu and creole cream cheese roti

Whole Fried Gulf Fish for the TableMarket Price
local citrus, soy, and cilantro

Grilled Two Run Farms Beef Brisket22
tamarind mustard glaze, gingered apple, beer braised onins

Lemon Verbena Creamed Sweet Corn15
Spicy hush puppies, roasted tomato, summer bean and okra salad


DIRECTIONS: Pick a Broth, Pick up to 3 Proteins, (you may mix and match) Additional Protein: .50


Options: Oxtail, tendon, flank, red pepper braised tripe, meatball, grilled Chicken thigh, Cocks Comb, Head Cheese,Pork Belly, Pork Shoulder, Marinated roasted tofu, mushroom, crispy shallot, grilled greens
Add Rib-eye 1


Your choice:
warm popcorn rice or chilled vermicelli noodles
Add a fried egg or crispy pork spring roll .75 each

Shakin Bourbon Beef Cheeks14
LA crispy shallot, black pepper, lime

Crispy Pork Belly11
griddled pork sausage, spiced peanut, citrus

Grilled Jumbo Shrimp13
Baby squash, roasted peppers, basil and spicy mustard

Slow Roasted and Crispy Fried Covey Rise Eggplant9
with Tole's Tofu


Comes dressed with MOPHO mayo, pickled vegetables, fresh herbs and spicy pork pâté

NOLA Hot Sausage9

Fried Shrimp with Chisesi Ham11

Sloppy Roast Duck11

Cast Iron Roast Tofu with black bean mayo9

Fried P&J Oyster with Blue Cheese14


Tamarind Sour
High West Double Rye, Tamarind and Honey Syrup, Lemon, Lime

Violette Femme
Creme de Violette, Lemon Sparkling

Boodles Gin, Campari Dolin Vermouth Rouge, House Pickled Citrus

House infused ginger/galangal vodka, Dolin Blanc, Red Orange

Dragon Lady
House infused dragonfruit Tequila, Cherry liqueur, Jalapeno, Lemongrass, Lime


Cane Brake6
(Parish Brewing Co)

Southern Pecan6
(Lazy Magnolia)

Fat Tire5
(New Belgium)

(NOLA Brewery)

Abita Amber5
(Abita Brewery)

Old 504 Coffee Porter7


Miller High Life, Miller Lite, Budweiser Select, Pabst Blue Ribbon

Abita Lite, Abita Seasonal, Tin Roof Voodoo Bengal

Lazy Magnolia Jefferson Stout, Crispin Hard Apple Cider

North Coast Brewery Scrimshaw Pilsner, Sabeco Saigon

Southern Prohibition Cicada Series (16oz.)


Guns + Roses
Strawberry, Orange, Rose water 6
Add House-Infused Orange Vodka 9
Add Fidencio Mezcall 11

Coconut Cream, Pineapple, Lime 6
Add Flor de Cana 4yr 9
Add Kaken Black Strap Spiced Rum 10

Stone + Spice
Peach, Mango, Passion fruit, Ginger 6
Add Bayou Spiced Rum 9
Add Snap Ginger Liqueur 11

Iced Coffee, Condensed Milk, Chocolate 6
Add Trader Vic's Kona Liqueur 8
Add Jameson's Irish Whisky 10

Wedding Cake
Condensed Milk, Taro, Amaretto Syrup 6
Add U.V. Cake Vodka 9

Crepe Myrtle
Lychee, Honeydew Melon, White Tea Syrup 6
Add Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka 9
Add Ransom Barrel Aged Old Tom Gin 11

Frozen Old Fashioned
Bourbon, Citrus, Peychaud's 10
Add Buffalo Trace 12


Szigetti Gruner Veltliner NV8/32

Mont Marcal Cava Reserva 20108/32
(Castellvi de la Marca, Spain)

Baja Tanga, Rose Cuvee NV7/28
(Mendoze, Argentina)

Ca del Re, Frizzante Moscato d’Asti 20117/28
(Asti, Italy)


Domaine de l’Hortus “Bergerie” 20128/32
(Languedoc, France)

Daniel Gehrs Reisling 20116/24
(Santa Barbara, CA)

Scholium Project, Midan al-Tahrir 20108/32

Falanghina, Del Sannio 20127/28
(Campania, Italy)

Cairnbrae, Sauvignon Blanc 20137/28
(Marlborough, New Zealand)

Broken Dream Chardonnay 20128/32
(Napa, CA)

Mas Donis Rose 20126/24
(Monstant Spain)


Pinot Noir, “O.P.P”, 201010/40
(Willamette Valley, OR)

Dom. Sauvete Gamay “Les Graouilles” 200910/39
(Touraine, France)

Cercius, Cotes du Rhone 20118/32

Hook & Ladder Cabernet Sauvignon 201010/40
(Sonoma, CA)


Tuesday 16th September 2014


Chilled Melon Soup
Creole Cream Cheese & Tofu, Country Ham & Spicy Watermelon Ice
Szigetti Gruner Veltliner NV
(Burgenland, Austria)

Grilled Hanger Steak
Covey Rise red bliss home fries, roasted plum and tomato salad
Hook & Ladder Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
(Sonoma, California)

Chilton County Peach Beignets
Palm Sugar Caramel, Bourbon Creme Chantilly
Ca del Re Moscato d'Asti 2011
(Asti, Italy)

(Wine Pairing $15)