Mommi | Clapham Restaurant
Konnichi-hola and welcome to Mommi, a southern (London) place where both chopsticks and steak knives co-exist in serendipitous harmony.
It also plates up modern Japanese and Peruvian cuisine, which like the completely made up greeting ‘Konnichi-hola’, combines the best elements of both cultures food and drink offerings and merges them into one all encompassing entity.
In this case, that entity is Clapham restaurant Mommi, at which and upon arrival, you’ll notice a troop of bandanna clad chefs playing with knives and setting things on fire in the open kitchen, accompanied – to the right – by a team of dedicated bartenders concocting a range of liquor filled aperitifs, and – to the left – by a friendly faced waiter who’ll show you to your seat, present your party with a colourful menu designed entirely for sharing, and explain that it’s divided into three main categories:
1) The Raw Bar. From tataki to sashimi, it’s here you’ll find all manner of raw delights. Specifically, the tuna and watermelon ceviche — served with kumquat, basil, lemon oil and tomato – it’s widely regarded as something special. By us.
2) The Robata Grill. A range of tantalising precursors to the main event, The Robata Grill incluces (but is not limited to) smoked beef fillet topped with yuzu soy onions, coriander cress and garlic chips, and scallop and belly bacon skewers served with smashed peas, choclo and huacatay sauce.
3) The Hot Kitchen. Here you may find yourself face-to-face with a braised teriyaki short rib sitting quietly atop a bed of quinoa lime picante, finished with a generous splash of smoked paprika oil. Among other things, if you order them.
This whole escapade is likely to be accompanied by cocktails – like the jalapeño-topped Sangrita concoction that is tequila, agave, verdita and lime – and dancing – like the Monster Mash.
Or the Konnichi-hola.
NOTE: Mommi is open now. You can see all availability (and reserve tables) directly HERE. Alternatively, you can also call 020 3019 0880. For general enquiries and information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mommi | 44 – 48 Clapham High Street, SW4 7UR
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