Momo Restaurant opened in Amsterdam in early October to much acclaim. I have been wanting to go for a while, but could not get a reservation either on Wednesday or Friday. Momo was fully booked.

Momo is located on the ground floor of the Park Hotel on Hobbemakade.  It’s run by head chef Anthony Sousa Tam, formerly of Inamo, London and Nobu, NYC. According to their web site it’s a modern pan Asian cuisine restaurant with a cocktail bar. With a menu designed for sharing where you pass plates amongst friends.

The concept reminds me of the Ma and Uma restaurants Tim Raue runs in Berlin.

The reviews are polarizingly mixed – either excellent, praising the innovative food and trendy design, or outright bad, complaining about the high prices and arrogant service. Opinionated Parool critic Johannes van Dam tore Momo apart, awarding only a 5 on a scale of 10 and calling it a loud club rather than a restaurant.

Hope I’ll manage to get a table soon and check it out for myself!

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