Steamed Or Fried: Get The Best Of Momos At These Joints Across The City

Nupur posted on 01 March


How many times have you had a friend from the North East cry a river about how hard it is to find decent momos in Mumbai? Or if you hail from the North, do you feel like you’ve experienced something close to salvation when you spot a small momo stall tucked away in a corner, overpowered by the presence of bhajiyas and Chinese bhel?

We’re playing soothsayer and telling you that those cravings will end: these are some of our favourite momo spots in the city to hit when the craving does.

Kepchaki Momos

If you ask a Bandra native about where to find momos, they’ll probably direct you to Carter Road. The outlet was previously outside Lassi Te Paronthe, but has now moved out Carter’s Blue, opposite Cafe Coffee Day. They serve impeccable pork momos with their signature garlic chilly sauce, served in a bamboo container. Apart from our regular momos, they also have chicken momos with mint and also basil {we don’t need any more convincing}.

Price: INR 100 for a plate of chicken momos, INR 110 for paneer momos, INR 90 for vegetarian momos {each plate has six momos}

Fast Food Restaurants

Aarihant Building, Plot 1/53, Shop 1, Chuim village, Opp. Daga Electronics, Khar, Mumbai

New Sernyaa

The ‘burbs are home to quite a few good casual dining restaurants, and New Sernyaa is hailed as the place to go to if one wants to satiate their craving for a good hot bowl of thukpa or momos. With one outlet in Andheri and one in Malad, the pace is buzzing with office-goers and ardent momo fans. You know where to head now when the dreaded 6pm stomach grumble ensues.

Price: INR 120 for a plate of chicken momos, INR 110 for vegetarian momos, and INR 160 for a plate of pork momos (each plate has six momos) 

Casual Dining

8, Ashok Enclave, Chincholi Bunder, Link Road, Malad West, Mumbai

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RJ's Bhukkha Sher

Delhi people who yearn for that chatpata taste (but not particularly teekha), please head to RJ’s Bhukkha Sher: also a good spot if you hate the sweet butter chicken generally served in the city. Not only that, Delhi natives who love QD’s in North/ South Campus, say hi to tandoori momos in Mumbai.

Price: INR 250 for a plate of tandoori chicken momos, INR 220 for vegetarian momos (each plate has eight momos)

Fast Food Restaurants

Society 86, D-6, Near Janki Devi School, MHADA, Four Bungalows, Andheri West, Mumbai

Everest Momos

One of the few places to serve wheat momos, they serve both vegetarian and non-vegetarian momos at a reasonable price. A big shout-out to them for not making them expensive just because they’re healthy. They have an interesting mix of momo stuffings-spinach and corn, mushroom and corn, chicken cheese schezwan and chicken cheese momos.

Price: INR 50 for vegetarian and INR 60 for chicken momos {each plate has eight momos}

Fast Food Restaurants

Building 40, Shop 2, Near Oshiwara Police Station, Oshiwara, Andheri West, Mumbai

Taste Of Darjeeling

Taste of Darjeeling is a little stall of paneer and chicken momos, run by two very humble men from Darjeeling. And you will spot them right opposite to the old Chai Coffi joint near the Versova Beach. They're bang opposite to the cafe, and right next to a bus stop. Apart from the white dumplings, they keep healthy Thukpas for INR 80. From 6 PM to 9:30 PM, you can see people flocking to their small cart. 

Price: INR 80 for chicken momos and INR 60 for vegetarian momos {each plate has eight pieces}

Street Food

Beach Queen CHS, Opp. Chai Coffi, J.P Road, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai

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    Suraj Lama Momo

    This momowala in Andheri will break all your notions of Mumbai not selling authentic momos, one dumpling at a time. There are no frou and fancies, just simple vegetarian and chicken momos sold by full plate or half. The vegetarian momos are just absolutely lip-smacking, some of the best we have tasted (and we have tasted plenty of them) He hits the nail with the chutney as well.

    Price: INR 80 for chicken momos and INR 60 for vegetarian momos (each plate as six momos) 

    Street Food

    Aram Nagar Part 2, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai

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