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4/5

Momo's by Ruvi

43/1D, Majestic Avenue, Bambalapitiya


Authentic and affordable food, complete with a chef who knows his dishes.



Momo's by Ruvi had a hungry set of people waiting for them before they even opened shop, thanks to their Instagram account featuring mouthwatering images about a month before they launched. They finally opened up about a week ago, so we were able to check it out.

First Impressions

Tucked in one of the alleyways a little way off Majestic City, it's a bit hard to find. The location is unexpected, mostly because it seems to be a bit of an industrial area, and the restaurant completely contrasts with its surroundings. It's got a minimalist theme going on, with tons of quirky little punny touches. We found ourselves simultaneously groaning and giggling over the jokes.

The dining space is clean, cool, and tastefully furnished, with a blackboard featuring the menu items. The lady running the place is friendly, chatty, and pleasant. She has infinite patience if you're indecisive, and will recommend stuff if you ask.

Food and Drink

Their menu features vegetarian options, as well as beef, chicken and prawn options. There's no pork right now as the owner is using halal ingredients. You can opt for them to be steamed, shallow fried, wok fried, or with cheese. There are also two platter options which come with soups. We picked a Meat Fiesta at Rs. 1250, and Beef Cheese Momo for Rs. 540.

The Meat Fiesta features two meat options (we selected chicken and prawn). This includes 12 momos prepared in three ways (steamed, shallow and wok fried), and two bowls of clear soup. Our wok-fried options came tossed in sambol sauce and a little dish of soy-chilli sauce, the latter a personal favourite.

The soup preceded it and perfectly whetted your appetite: it's a simple and clear vegetable soup, which I'd have loved more of.

Our momos were generously stuffed with their respective meats, which were also strongly flavoured with herbs. I distinctly tasted garlic and saw bits of carrot and leeks chopped up and mixed in. The prawn momos were the best, as the chunky bits of prawn were quite noticeable.

I expected the beef and cheese momo to be stuffed with both, but it turned out to be beef momos topped with creamy mozzarella. We were told that they tried stuffing it as well, but that during steaming and frying, the cheese oozed out of the dough, so they decided to top it off instead.

You get six momos for Rs. 540, which is a neat deal.

They offer a small range of iced teas for drinks, and not-marked-up prices for water bottles (Rs. 50, YES!). We got ourselves a Peach Fiesta to cool off, which was a solid choice as it was icy, tangy, and not too sweet.

So

For a place that's been open for just over a week, Momos by Ruvi is functioning quite smoothly. They've got a Nepalese chef, and (random trivia) the owner grew up watching and helping her grandfather make and sell momos, so she's intent on providing an authentic dining experience. We got to experience nearly everything on the menu (except the vegetarian option) for Rs. 2090, and were happily stuffed by the end of it to boot. Give it a try and let us know what you think!


TIP

Get a platter to have a good overview of the offer.

Address

43/1D, Majestic Avenue, Bambalapitiya

Directions

In a small lane, opposite MC.

Contacts

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Report Inaccuracy

Closed right now

Cuisine

Asian

Price Range

Between Rs. 500 - Rs. 1000

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
4
Quality Rating
5
Service Rating
4
Ambience Rating
4

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User Reviews
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3/5

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Chandana YAMU STAFF

The hipster-dressed guy at the counter failed to bring a water bottle until I finished the meal! I mean, I was literally few feets away from him and he was roaming around the fridge full of water bottles all the time. In a way, it's understandable because he seems determined to play his circusy gimmick with each and every bottle for 10-15 seconds before he deliver them to nearby tables. Really? Is it don't you have any other time to practice your gimmicks other than the rush hours of your restaurant?
Terrible service; the food remains consistent with the earlier review though.

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5/5

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Edwards

Fresh ‘n tasty monos/dumplings, simple menu. Minimalist, clean & friendly space.
Not expensive. Very lucky to have somewhere like this In Colombo.
If you ask the staff the chef will let you buy some raw ones to take home and put in your fridge for cooking at a later date (within a couple of days is what they recommended). I want to get deliveries from here🙂

Avatar for Chandana
2

3/5

1

Chandana YAMU STAFF

The hipster-dressed guy at the counter failed to bring a water bottle until I finished the meal! I mean, I was literally few feets away from him and he was roaming around the fridge full of water bottles all the time. In a way, it's understandable because he seems determined to play his circusy gimmick with each and every bottle for 10-15 seconds before he deliver them to nearby tables. Really? Is it don't you have any other time to practice your gimmicks other than the rush hours of your restaurant?
Terrible service; the food remains consistent with the earlier review though.

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5/5

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Edwards

Fresh ‘n tasty monos/dumplings, simple menu. Minimalist, clean & friendly space.
Not expensive. Very lucky to have somewhere like this In Colombo.
If you ask the staff the chef will let you buy some raw ones to take home and put in your fridge for cooking at a later date (within a couple of days is what they recommended). I want to get deliveries from here🙂

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5/5

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Amanthi

Cosy little place serving tasty momos. They have prawn, chicken, beef and veg options made in 3 different ways steamed, shallow fried and wok fried.
The prawn was my favourite. We ordered the meat platter which comes with momos in two types of meat served with a chillie chutney and soy sauce. Superb!
For drinks they have a selection of iced teas. I ordered the Peach Fiesta which was not to sweet and a great pallete cleanser
They do not serve pork though.
Loved the place. Food is great, though its not overly filling.
Will be back for more!

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Indran

Love the momos here. The best dumplings in Colombo. Lucky it's close to my work place that I go here atleast once a week. The dumplings are so fresh and tasty. Love their wok fried. Very clean restaurant with pleasant interiors.

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4/5

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damieanyamu

Very nice dumplings… Friendly staff… Very clean plce…

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3/5

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hesh22

the momo s were great… location not so great. being situated right next to public toilets does not give such a great feel when entering the place. preferred if they had atl3ast one or two additional options such as fried rice or noodles for hungry ppl . but the momo s on its own was excellent.

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Tara Natasha

Went for lunch and they have the amazing set of dumplings ever in Colombo. Their platters are just amazing and you get to taste all the styles. The steamed ones so moist, d shallow fried so crisp and the wok fried so finger licking. The first and best dumpling place in Sri Lanka. I went with my friends the very next day too.Already been there thrice. Just in love with this place .

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4/5

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Malinthe

Tried it today and it was pretty amazing. Loved the momos. Especially the wok fried ones. Wasn't too crazy about the drinks, though. I'd probably pass on the soup too.

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