Kailash Momo, SE18 6ED
- 020 3489 8901
- 79 Woolwich New Road, SE18 6ED
- Mon-Sun: 11am-11pm
Tibetan and Nepalese restaurant in Woolwich.
The PVC-framed shopfront with its window-obscuring decals may give the impression of something little more than a takeaway, but hidden inside is a very pleasant little dining space, with ornately-decorated walls, varnished wooden tables, comfortably carpeted banquettes, and carved wooden upright seats.
Kake and Ewan visited on a Friday afternoon in May 2019. There was one other customer when we arrived around 2:30pm, and a couple more turned up while we were there. Peaceful music was playing, not too loud.
Gol gappa (aka pani puri; £3.50 for eight) photo were pretty good; the shells were crisp, fresh, and entirely leak-free, the filling was nicely flavoured with fresh coriander, and the water was tangy and spicy.
Steamed pork momo (£5 for ten) photo were also very good. The juicy filling was made from good-quality well-minced pork flecked with lightly fried onion, seasoned just right. The wrappers were smooth and not overly thick, and they were steamed perfectly.
Chilli momo (£6 for ten) photo were fried rather than steamed, and came thickly covered in a spicy sauce. They were very tasty dumplings, although the sauce was a little sweet and cloying.
A side dish of spinach in garlic sauce (£3.50) photo was again a hit — perfectly seasoned, and with a smoky flavour that we decided probably came from tempering cumin seeds in oil.
Tibetan butter tea (£1.50) was rich, buttery, and not too salty.
Service was basic but fine. They gave us a notepad to write our order numbers on, and we paid at the counter after eating. No service charge was added to the bill.
Kake's verdict: There's a lot more on the menu I'd like to try, and I'd happily come back.
Accessibility: No steps to get in, but the toilets are down a steep, narrow, winding staircase with a handrail on one side.