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72 Lordship Lane
From the owners of Tsunami in Clapham, Yama Momo has “injected a touch of real glamour into the East Dulwich scene” – according to one fan who reckons it “stands shoulder to shoulder with some of the best in the West End”. Like its siblings, this place offers a modern take on Japanese cuisine, with “amazing sushi” and “delicious, delicate flavours” across the board. A “proper bar” keeps the drinkers happy, while the best seats in the house are in the dining area down some steps at the back. Recent standouts have included grilled scallops in a creamy whisky sauce with hints of masago (capelin fish roe), truffled rib-eye steak and the ubiquitous black cod in sweet miso, but the menu also takes in everything from chicken gyoza and yellowtail tartare with quail’s egg in wasabi ponzu to shrimp tempura, lamb cutlets dressed with Korean kimchi and various sizzling teriyaki specials. Inviting wines and cocktails too.
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72 Lordship Lane
0208 299 1007
East Dulwich Station 762m
North Dulwich Station 845m
Aquarius Golf Club 1km
Premier Cinema 1km
Mon-Fri 5.30pm-10pm (Mon -9.30pm Fri -10.30pm) Sat-Sun 12N-3pm 5.30-10.30pm (Sun -9.30pm)
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Food + drink: 5
This is not the first time we have eaten at Yama Momo and on the basis of the last visit, it certainly won't be the last.
You enter the restaurant through the bar area (so nice to see a restaurant which recognises that a proper bar adds enormously to the whole experience) which is invariably busy and a little crowded, although to be fair it is the last week before Christmas and everywhere is crowded. Our table this time was just off the bar area which was fine although the better tables are through the bar and down the few steps into the main dinning area. However, you are not here for the bar or the ambience, although both are good, you are here for the food, which is superb.
What you have is Hakkasan/Roka quality of food and presentation, in East Dulwich and it is simply brilliant. We were a party of 3 and we had 4 starters and 4 mains as it was late and we were hungry and this was about right, although for those with less vociferous appetites I suspect one of each would be good. Stand outs were the scallops and soft shell crab from the starters and the truffle beef and the black cod as mains, but really all were very very good. We skipped dessert but they looked equally as good.
This is surely the "go to" restaurant in East Dulwich and arguably one of the very best in SE London. It stands shoulder to shoulder with the best the West End has to offer and has injected a touch of real glamour to the East Dulwich dinning scene.
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