Pad Thai, Diner Style at Mosa

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 23rd 2010 5538 0

One of the few things I miss about my old office job in East Memphis was being within walking distance of Mosa.

Pad Thai, Mosa, Memphis, Tenn.

Pad Thai, Mosa, Memphis, Tenn.

Mosa is a local chain (if you can call two restaurants a chain) of Asian diners run by the former owners of legendary Memphis restaurant Formosa. The menu tends towards Chinese and Thai favorites like crab rangoon, red curry, fried rice and Kung Pao.

I had the veggie Pad Thai. The noodles were covered in a sweet, citrusy brown sauce and topped with cilantro and crushed peanuts. My partner in crime got the Dan Dan, which was a bowl of udon noodles covered in brown sauce and topped with mushrooms, carrots and cucumbers.

You can pick your meat or tofu for most of the entrees. The best part? Most of the entrees are less than $10.

Inside Mosa, Memphis, Tenn.

Inside Mosa, Memphis, Tenn.

For a diner, Mosa is pretty classy. There are big windows and plenty of space in the warm, dim dining room. There are two locations, both in East Memphis –  one at White Station and Poplar, and one at Poplar and Kirby. Mosa is open for lunch and dinner.

Go There:

Mosa Asian Bistro

Mosa Menu

850 South White Station Road

Memphis, TN 38117

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  1. Melissa says:

    I eat here ALL the time, and I ALWAYS get the Pad Thai. I’m totally addicted to it. I have brought several new people with me and they always order different things and everyone who has tried Mosa has sworn to be a return customer! The staff is friendly, the food is fresh and both locations look awesome! The White Station location is opening their patio SOON – can’t wait… they have wine 🙂 So glad to see you out there spreading the word!

  2. Grant Parish says:

    Mosa is a Memphis treasure. The concept is similar to Pei Wei (owned by PF Changs) but the food is better and the ownership is local. I usually eat there or get take out once a week or so. Pad Thai is excellent as is the Thai Curry.

  3. Andrea Olson says:

    Do they do To Go orders by chance? Wish I could eat lunch there, but have to eat lunch on the run due to my job.

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