Johannesburg

Part of the homegrown Momo chain, whose other branches include Momo Baohaus in Greenside and Momo Soko in Illovo, Momo Kuro is one of our favourite restaurants in the Asian street food-inspired brand, a stand-out winner for its impressive location on the top floor of the iconic Trumpet building in Keyes Art Mile. From this birdseye viewpoint you are treated to the most immense sunset views over the distant treed-filled hills of Northcliff. 

One of the most fun parts of coming to dine here is also having to find the restaurant itself. After entering the vast Trumpet building atrium take the grand staircase leading up to Mesh Club and then keep going upwards, following an unmarked stairwell past Mesh Club until you reach the top. You'll know you're there when you see the sleek black and gold Momo Kuro sign from where a waiter will usher you into the expansive dining space with its full-length windows facing out onto that impressive view.

As at other Momo branches, the menu specialises in bite-sized Asian street food such as filled bao buns, Korean fried chicken and dim sum. Menu specialties that are exclusive to the Momo Kuro branch include Cheung Fun, a gelatinous flattened rice noodle topped with fillings, and open Asian-style pancakes. Our favourites on the extensive small plates menu include the super-spicy, crispy firecracker chicken, the classic Szechuan firey green beans and the prawn wontons served in a Szcehcuan pepper and chili oil. 

The tall ceilings and sparse decor can make for a noisy dining room, so if you are here on a date you'll want to get a table on the balcony. Meanwhile if you are here with friends take joy in the opportunity to order a broad selection of small plates to share. The restaurant is unlicenced so note that if you'd like beer or wine with your meal you'll need to bring your own (they'll happily put any bottles in an ice bucket to keep them cold).

Get there with the Gautrain: Momo Kuro restaurant and Keyes Art Mile are located a ten-minute walk from the Rosebank Gautrain station.

Amenities

Outside seating

Metro

Rosebank Gautrain station

Open

Open 11:00-22:00, Tue, Wed 11:00-21:30, Sun 11:30-15:30. Closed Mon.

Price/Additional Info

€ € € € €

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