pageview

Venues

Momo Baohaus

Momo Baohaus
Write a Review

Is this your restaurant?
Claim it now to manage your contact information,
photos and menus whenever you like.

Claim it now!

Please or signup in order for you to claim this venue.

Cost
R100 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Special occasions
Food
Asian, Health food, Light meals
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
No corkage fee

Critic's review

Marie-Lais Emond

Food
Begin with tapas-type starter dishes, like five little Gyoza potstickers that are Japanese ridged dumplings, pan-fried with a kimchi-and-tofu filling, served with Japanese plum sauce, a heavenly spicy, creamy, sour mix of cultures on a cute plate. There’s also beef and pickled shiitake stuffing. There are many tapas-sized dishes from which to choose, including the popular firecracker prawn that comes butterflied, crisped with Japanese 7-spice flavouring and wasabi mayo.

A bao as a main dish is just ideal – perhaps go for the Lucky Bao, the steamed bun containing an unforgettably tasty pile of soft and smoky-sweet Chinese brisket, spring onion and coriander, with Momo sriracha. A bao with a completely different but immensely satisfying flavour profile is the Kung Pow one, with Korean beef, kimchi, gochujang and mayo. For mains there are also bowls, both ramen and speciality ones. All the food is really very good and vegetarians are well taken care of.

Dessert isn’t really a thing, maybe because there’s a famous patissier right next door, but the sole dessert of little fried buns in a dulce de leche sauce is sweet enough.

Drinks
There’s no corkage cost or liquor license; however, the lemongrass yuzu ginger beer is divine and there’s a Turkish delight lemonade too. The teas are excellent and taste pretty good throughout the meal, like the strange-sounding popcorn tea and the serious Black Dragon oolong. The usual soft drinks and coconut waters are available.

Service
The staff are confident and knowledgeable but there are generally not enough people to go around, even when the restaurant is not too full.

Ambience
The room is simply functional, not as creatively styled as the other Momos but it has its own zen atmosphere, despite the noise from the traffic and the noise from within when busy, bouncing off the hard surfaces.

Eat Out critics dine unannounced and pay for their meals in full. Read our full editorial policy here

(August 2018)

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food
  • Anna Montali

    Food
    Wow, what a refreshing and exciting restaurant in Greenside. The menu is exquisite, with so many tantalising items which are not found anywhere else. It might leave you in a bit of a predicament not knowing what to order.

    The best way to approach such a delicious-sounding menu is to do a little at a time, committing to return several times to try the rest. For now, settle in for a couple of hours, starting on a seriously empty stomach.

    One of the stand-out dishes worth a mention are the firecracker prawns from the tapas section. The hot butterflied crispy prawns are served with puffed vermicelli, sriracha, togarashi spice and wasabi mayo. You might also enjoy the intensely flavoured tofu squares with mayo, sriracha and hoisin.

    On the bao side of things, try the Kung Seoul of crispy Korean beef, gochujang, kimchi, ramen, egg, pickled shiitake, Asian slaw and greens. This dish is a serious flavour bomb. Although the food is tapas style, portions are generous and quite filling. It’s a good idea – for more than one reason – to share. This establishment is also a huge hit with vegetarians with equally exciting meat-free options on the menu.

    On the sweet side, the small offering (if you have space) includes a delicious-looking deep-fried bun accompanied by original sweet milk or salted-caramel dip.

    Drinks
    The speciality teas are worth a try. The popcorn tea, made from roasted rice, has a warm, nutty flavour. For cooling down, sip on the refreshing Turkish delight lemonade.

    Service
    Waiters are friendly and attentive and enjoy giving menu suggestions.

    Ambience
    Momo Baohaus is tastefully designed but very tiny, busy and noisy.

    And…
    It’s a cool vibe and a well worth the experience. Booking well in advance is essential.

    (August 2017)

    Eat Out critics dine unannounced and pay for their meals in full. Read our editorial policy here.

     

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food

User reviews

  • Another visit and another satisfied customer. Taste explosion
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • The baos which is the main speciality - are AMAZING and highly recommended!! Their tapas, noodles and sushi are also delicious! There are people here so the atmosphere is always lively. The waiters are attentive and answer questions about the food.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Momo Bauhaus must have some of the best Asian food in Joburg. The bowls are super fresh and filling. The sushi is great, too I’ve been a number of times and while I always try something new it’s tempting to order old favourites. Friendly, funky atmosphere with great service. And one of the best things is you can bring your own wine, leaving extra cash to come again in a short time!
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • The food is amazing! We are never disappointed. Must try- spicy kalbi beef, crispy calamari, Korean fried chicken wings and the sushi is all divine! Every dish is absolutely delicious. Go with lots of people, order lots of different dishes and try as many dishes as you can. We will definitely be back again and again. Winner!
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Ordered 9 different dishes and dishes were above standard. Fresh. Tasteful. Delisious. WOW.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • A massive rip off of Lucky Bao in Cape Town lol. Even the name is a rip off of a well known restaurant in New York
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Some of the best Asian food in Joburg! My favourites include the prawn bao, Korean wings and twice cooked beef short ribs. No alcohol is served, but you can BYOB and there's no corkage charges! My only gripe is that dessert is a non feature, sad but true.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food

Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Takeaways
  • WiFi

Write a review

Nearby Restaurants

Promoted restaurants

Eatout