NYCReview

Keki Modern Cakes review image

Keki Modern Cakes

$$$$

79 Mott St, New York
Earn 3X Points

Moul Kim and Lawrence Wai Keki set up Keki Modern Cakes in Chinatown after traveling through Asia and seeing how popular Japanese cheesecakes were overseas. They recruited Kevin Kim as their executive chef, who spent time at Per Se and Nobu, to help bring this cheesecake sensation to New York. Keki is famed for its “bouncy” cheesecake, where the consistency is more spongy than cheesy. While I prefer the ube flavor because it’s my favorite dessert flavor, the cheesecakes come in an original flavor as well and have a slightly bouncier texture. Like what I’d imagine biting into a cloud would be like. And although they’re listed as serving three to four people, in reality, they serve a maximum of two. But maybe I’m only speaking for myself since the cakes are so light and delicious that I prefer not to share. You should also pair your cake with a “Wow Tart,” which is basically like if a Japanese cheese tart and an egg tart had a baby.

Sign up for our newsletter.

Be the first to get expert restaurant recommendations for every situation right in your inbox.


By signing up, I agree to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Featured in

13 Great Asian-Owned Bakeries In NYC guide image
Guide
13 Great Asian-Owned Bakeries In NYC

Where to get pastries, cakes, and more across the city.

The Soft Serve Map guide image
Guide
The Soft Serve Map

63 places to get soft serve across NYC.