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.

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Momoda
Ground Floor, 39-47 Northbourne Avenue
Canberra 2601

Open Hours:
Monday - Wednesday 12pm - 10pm
Thursday - Saturday 12pm - 12am
Sunday Closed

Phone: +61 62629814
Website: www.momodacbr.com.au

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Momoda
Location: Canberra CBD
Cuisine: Chinese, Contemporary, Street Food
Mains: $25 - $35

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Amber Pipper

This was our first time at Momoda. We invited a couple of friends visiting from out of town and had a really nice evening. Despite reading the menu and reviews ahead of time, the food was not quite what we had planned. A lot more Anglo Chinese than what we expected, but still very delicious. We ordered heaps of things off the menu, including a variety of dumplings, the duck buns, the pork belly, the short ribs platter, crispy eggplant and Chinese veggies. The Chinese veggies were sooo yum and cooked to perfection, and the sauce on the crispy eggplant was delicious. We were surprised that the pork dumplings were deep fried (a note on the menu would be nice as two in the group couldn't eat as a result) and the duck buns tasted more like american sliders than a traditional Chinese bun. But, as said, food was still good all around and we all left full and happy. Wait staff was attentive but non-intrusive and the food came out very quickly. Overall, a positive dining experience! Thanks, First Table.

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Kate Dean

The food at Momoda was creative and delicious. The service was excellent. The waiters were attentive but not intrusive. Our water glasses were refilled regularly. The environment was modern and clean. Loved it!

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William La

A modern take on Asian influenced food.

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Delicious

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Beautiful food but restaurant was a bit cold!

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Radin Ahmad

Interesting tasty modern take on Chinese -Malaysian dishes , which made for a satisfying pleasant dining experience . Will go again

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Awesome food and vibe, would definitely recommend :)

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Great food, great atmosphere, great service.

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Paul Carr

Staff were attentive and food was yummy

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Janice Ho

We had a lovely dinner at Momoda! The food was impressive and with such a wide variety of modern Chinese dishes, we always look forward to trying out Momoda's dishes. Favourite dishes of the night were the King Brown Mushroom burger, Grandma's pork belly and Typhoon Fried Rice. Still love the old favourite Yuxiang Eggplant but didn't have it this time.

Service was fantastic and prompt. Highly recommend Momoda for a great dining experience!

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Momoda offers a really different menu and our table of 4 couldn't agree on the most favourite item of the night as there were so many, like Mongolian style kangaroo spring roll, Kingbrown mushroom bun, Black pepper softshell crab, the Double cheeseburger dumpling (was a lot of fun) and Mung bean dessert. The Feed Me menus offer a great selection of the menu items. Food is full of different flavours and textures. The staff were friendly and attentive. We would all definitely recommend it.

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Margaret Lopez

Loved the variety and ecclectic nature of the dishes. Each dish was flavourful and interesting. The crispy eggplant in particular was a standout favourite. Service was friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend and will be back soon.

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