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Kolkata enthralls a different kind of culture. The irresistible magic of Food in Kolkata is one of a kind and no other city can compete with it. From snacks to Sweet Dishes, the list is never ending and they have never failed to impress anyone. The rich culinary traditions, which has been culled through ages and inspired by several migrations and invasions, accentuate the quality of food in Kolkata.

Kolkata has a long history of Chinese Population who came here during the British India and settled permanently. It is these Chinese immigrants, who brought with them the delicious recipes of Haka Chinese food. The ingenuous recipes, combined with the local herbs and spices have become a distinguished brand today – popularly known as the ‘Indian-Chinese’ food.

One such menu is ‘Momo’, which means steamed bun. Originated from the Han province in China, Momo’s are selling quicker than hotcakes in the lanes, restaurants and highways of Kolkata. With more than 10,000 registered (and non-registered) sellers of Momo in Kolkata, it’s quite a difficult to segment 5 of them. We have tried our best to do that here, and have segregated the top 5 Momo-joints based on popularity.

Momo Plaza
Address: 2, Suburban Hospital Rd, Sreepally, Bhowanipore, Kolkata (Map)
Contact No.: 033 2287 8260
Timings: 12:00 Noon – 10:00 PM
Cuisines: Chinese, Tibetan
Cost For Two: Rs. 350 approx.

Momo Plaza
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Conveniently located near the Rabindra Sadan metro station and one of the oldest in the business, Momo plaza serves one of the best Momo’s in Kolkata. Surrounded by tons of similar Momo-joints, Momo plaza is formidable because of its taste of Momo’s and reasonable prices, and stands out for their home delivery service. You’ll often find the celebrities of Kolkata coming here and gobbling down their Momo’s.

Denzong Kitchen
Address: Multiple Outlets
Contact No.: +91 75839 78347  +91 98746 67427
Timings: 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Cuisines: Chinese, Tibetan
Cost For Two: Rs. 300 approx.

Denzong Kitchen
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A hot spot for Momo’s in south Kolkata, Denzong Kitchen serves a variety of steamed, fried and pan fired Momo’s and makes a difference in terms of their pricing. More popular for Momo’s on the go rather than dine-in (because of congested space), one can find Momo’s here in the range of Rs. 50 to Rs. 80. The Chicken Steamed Momo in Sczewan Sauce is their signature item, and its quite normal for the crowd to stand in a queue and wait for the Momo’s to arrive, even on week days or happy hours.

Street Momo In New Market, Near The Simpark Mall
Address: 1, Shriram Arcade, Lindsay St, New Market Area, Dharmatala, Taltala, Kolkata (Map)
Contact No.: +91 98307 42869
Timings: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Cuisines: Chinese
Cost For Two:  Rs. 100 approx.

Momo Joints In Kolkata
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The owner Shankar Thapa, who originally hails from Nepal grew up on Momo’s. His earlier generations used to sell this snack to earn their living. Extremely popular for the Chilli Garlic chutney, this stall is a first choice for the school goers, and the students and other local businesses nearby.

Momo I Am
Address: 195 C, Near Bandhan Bank, Lake Gardens, Kolkata (Map)
Contact No.: +91 86979 53783  +91 86979 53784
Timings: 12:00 Noon – 10:00 PM
Cuisines: Tibetan, Chinese, Asian
Cost For Two: Rs. 550 approx.

Momo I Am
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Located in the posh locality of Lake Gardens, Momo I am is relatively new among the others listed here. New, but by no means inferior. Momo I Am is a must when it comes to trying out authentic Tibetan dishes, or the juicy Momo’s. While the price is a little on the higher side, Momo I Am is a perfect place to satisfy your taste buds. They are extremely innovative in their range of Momo’s – and you’ll find a lot of things here which you won’t find in other Momo-joints of Kolkata. Stir-fried Chilli Momo is one such combination, and is their specialty item.

Wow Momo
Address: Multiply Outlet
Contact No.: +91 83369 52115  +91 98307 43547
Timings: 10:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Cuisines: Tibetan
Cost For Two: Rs. 400 approx.

Wow Momo
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The most popular of the lot, the biggest and with a history of around a decade, Wow Momo tops the list of Momo-joints in Kolkata. With over 60 outlets across the city, Wow Momo serves a range of Momo’s which includes all the varieties of the popular steamed and fried choices, and combinations. With more than 100 varieties of Momo’s in their basket – Wow Momo is the pioneer of chocolate Momo’s in India.