Food & Drink

Reinvent Date Night

Moksa Asian Tapas and Live Music

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Predinner martinis. Wine/appetizers/entrées. Shared tiramisu. Home by 11.

Your dining-out habits have become as rote as times tables.

Do a number on your routine at Moksa, the freethinking new Asian tapas-slash-nightlife lair from beloved Patricia Yeo (Ginger Park, OM) and Solmon Chowdhury.

Kick off with a cocktail at the LED-glowing bar — like the Tokyo Chic, laced with white whiskey, absinthe, and edamame — or sip craft beer from nearby Cambridge Brewing Company.

Next it’s on to Yeo’s all-killer, no-filler menu of street-food bites. Adventurous noshers dig into rotis gone rogue (steak tartare, chili-lime tofu) and skewered chicken hearts. A deep dumpling menu embraces the classics (pork pot stickers, shrimp and shitake wontons), while a twenty-vegetable fried rice delights the meat adverse.

Suck down sake (mixologist Noon Inthasuwan is a certified sake specialist) before heading into Naga, the back-of-the-house nightclub rocking karaoke, live music, and DJ tunes all week.

You just might become a regular.

Moksa, 450 Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square (617-661-4900 or moksarestaurant.com). Naga opens Saturday.

Photo: Courtesy of Moksa

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450 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139