Whenever we go out to eat, I like to go for anything but Indian food and N had been talking about going for Momo for quite some time. And so we did. We looked around on Zomato and short listed two restaurants. But we decided to go out to Kailash Momo Palace because it has Sabhalay on the menu and that is something that I have been craving for quite some time.
We made a mistake of arriving at the restaurant without a reservation and as a result we were told that we would have to wait for 20-25 minutes. Instead of waiting there, we took a walk in the neighbourhood, always good for building up an appetite, and came back in 20 minutes. We were taken to our table immediately this time around. The establishment has set up the interiors in a way that gives its patrons the ‘Tibetan’ feel – down to their china pattern.
We ordered steamed chicken momo, fried chicken momo and chicken sabhalay. While the momo was up to our expectations, I was a bit disappointed by the sabhalay. The outer layer – the dough, was bit too hard fried and the chicken filling needed a little more spice. Momos used to be our staple food during college days and as such we have very high expectations and the restaurant delivered quite well on that front.
The food is VERY reasonably priced and the staff are quite friendly and helpful – these are certainly big plus points of the restaurant. However, I found the place to be a bit cramped and it is certainly not a place I would suggest to people who would like minimum level of privacy for their discussions over the meal. It was a bit discomforting for me as I am slightly claustrophobic and absolutely loathe alcohol. (I usually do not visit restaurants that serve alcohol ).
If these two points do not bother you – the place is a winner with its good food at a reasonable price. They have quite a lot to offer on their menu in terms of variety and we plan to go back to try them all.
Address: 79, Woolwich New Road. London , SE18 6ED