Cuisine: Chinese, Contemporary, Street Food
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35
Ranked: #5 of 14 restaurants in Canberra
Go big and bold with a meal at Momoda, which serves Chinese street food with a cheeky contemporary twist.
Momoda is Chinese slang for ‘mwah’ and it’s impossible not to fall in love with the industrial chic vibe and buzzy energy of this hip little hideaway.
Tuck into salmon tartare from the raw bar, market-fresh shellfish, mouthwatering meat dishes, filling rice bowls and an excellent selection of salads, pickles and vegetarian stir-frys.
Stand out dishes include ox cheek braised for 14-hours and Peking pig ear with prune vinegar, although when the food is this packed with authentic flavours, you can’t go far wrong.
An enormous drinks list is equally satisfying. Stay local with a selection of New World wines, or be whisked away to China with an Oriental-inspired cocktail. Our order is the Leng Lui, a fragrant blend of elderflower, vodka, lavender and lychee liqueur.
Their sister restaurant, Wild Duck, is more formal but equally delicious.
Amber Pipper - dined at Momoda on 25 May 2019
Kate Dean - dined at Momoda on 25 May 2019
William La - dined at Momoda on 18 May 2019
Leanne W - dined at Momoda on 18 May 2019
Helen Peach - dined at Momoda on 17 May 2019
Radin Ahmad - dined at Momoda on 10 May 2019
Jiabin Zhong - dined at Momoda on 4 May 2019
Elliott Christian - dined at Momoda on 6 May 2019
Paul Carr - dined at Momoda on 27 April 2019
Janice Ho - dined at Momoda on 26 April 2019
Nola Maybury - dined at Momoda on 27 April 2019
Margaret Lopez - dined at Momoda on 27 April 2019