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Jojolapa Nepalese Bar & Kitchen

City Centre · International · ££££
Excellent
5.1/6
116 Reviews

About Jojolapa Nepalese Bar & Kitchen

Birmingham’s first Nepalese restaurant, the award-winning JoJolapa Bar and Restaurant provides a unique culinary experience to hungry Brummies on the quest for unique and exciting cuisines. A dimly lit interior and dark wood furnishings make for a romantic atmosphere, making it perfect for a lovely evening out in Birmingham’s Ladywood. Situated in a gorgeous building on Newhall Street, not far from Birmingham Snow Hill Station, JoJolapa Bar and Restaurant is a legend in the area – a must-visit for any local foodie.

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Address

Jojolapa Nepalese Bar & Kitchen
55-59 Newhall Street, City Centre
Birmingham B3 3RB

Opening Times

Closed today
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday
Closed
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Chef's Choice

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Starters

Chicken Choyla

char grilled spring chicken tossed with mixer of spices, olive oil, and fenugreek-seed.
£5.75

Tareako Maccha

Cod fish fillet marinated in ginger, garlic & coated with ground ginger flour batter
£6.30

Shish Kebab

Minced lamb blended with fresh herbs. Touch of green chillies, onions and spices char grilled
£6.50

Fish Tikka

Fillet of cod marinated with light spices, ginger, garlic & yoghurt cooked in a tandoor.
£7.10
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Chef's Recommendations

Garlic Chilli Chicken

Succulent spring chicken cubes cooked with garlic, onions & chilli flakes
£10.75

Chicken Jaipur

Tender pieces of chicken grilled in the tandoor, cooked with herbs & spices, garnished with capsicum
£10.75

Hass Ko Masu

Seasoned duck tikka sautéed & simmered in their own juices made with aromatic chillies & red wine
£11.50

Chutney Fish

cod fish cooked in a unique blend of coriander chutney infusion.
£11.50
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Mains

Chicken Jalfrezi

Classic Indian dish delicately cooked pieces of chicken with tomato, onions & green peppers
£9.95

Kashi Ko Mashu

Nepalese style Lamb Curry with bite sized pieces of lamb prepared in a medium sauce of tomatoes
£10.10

King Ghinga Macha Gorkhali

Pokhara style king prawns marinated in ginger, garlic,fresh coriander, green chillies & spices
£12.95

King Ghinga Macha Biriyani

Prawns marinated in herbs, spices & yoghurt.
£15.95
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Further Information

Home of the Himalayas, Nepal is bordered by the gargantuan nations of China and India, and because of its position, has received culinary influences from both countries. That’s not to say that Nepalese cuisine isn’t unique, but rather the opposite is true. A flavourful cuisine shaped by a mountainous landscape, Nepalese cuisine isn’t uniform, but enompasses a wide range of unique ingredients, preparation methods, and spices, depending on where the dishes originate within the country. At JoJolapa Bar and Restaurant in Birmingham’s Ladywood, diners are exposed to the very finest selection traditional specialties, which aim to showcase the rich culinary heritage that makes Nepalese cooking so very unique and flavourful.

Executive chef Ganesh Shrestha works hard behind the scenes to ensure that Birmingham’s JoJolapa Bar and Restaurant’s offerings are of the absolute highest standard. Mains such as the kashi ko mashu (Nepalese-style lamb curry with tomato, onion, fresh coriander, and spices) or the vegetarian favourite ramtoriya (okra sauteed with onions and spices) are the perfect options for newbies to the cuisine, and starters like steamed momo (Nepalese dumplings) are the perfect accompaniment to any meal. We highly recommend making a reservation for this upscale Nepalese restaurant on Birmingham’s Newhall Street, as spaces are limited!

116 Jojolapa Nepalese Bar & Kitchen Reviews

"Excellent"6/6
Jim W.19 days ago · 1 review

Me and my girlfriend went for a meal after work, fantastic food - the momos were great. Service was good, will be back again soon.

"Excellent"6/6
Jennifer M.21 days ago · 1 review

Excellent service and lovely food , we put in our pre order and the food came out wonderfully presented , a good portion size for a lunch time too.

"Excellent"6/6
Alex W.a month ago · 1 review

Excellent food with good service from friendly staff, this is an excellent restaurant that I would recommend to anyone who likes food from the subcontinent.

"Excellent"6/6
Ben A.a month ago · 2 reviews

Excellent experience. Friendly waiters, food delicious and a really great atmosphere. I have been a number of times to JojoLapa and it has never disappointed.

"Good"4/6
Rachel H.23 days ago · 1 review

We arrived at 6.30pm on a Friday night and were the only diners for at least an hour, when we left near 9pm there were several busy tables, but for such a large restaurant it seemed pretty empty especially for a pay day weekend. There were a few takeaways during that time, but we were surprised that it wasn't busier. The food was pretty good, we had poppadum's with the usual dips but it didn't come with the lime pickle so we had to ask for that. We had a little candle on our table and it would have been nice when we were seated for it to be lit but it wasn't so again, I asked for that. Our unused wine glasses were not taken from the table during the poppadum's or starter and only were removed when there wasn't enough room for the main. Overall, it think there lacked a bit of flair or experience with the waiting staff and this let it down a bit. The food was nice, nothing outstanding but nothing that disappointed. I would eat there again.

"Great"5/6
Jonathon P.a year ago · 2 reviews

The restaurant was well set out with plenty of room. The service was very good and the food delicious. This will be in my top 10 places to go back to and I would highly recommend it. For those not knowing what to expect from a Nepalese restaurant, my description would be it is Indian food with some Chinese influence. the starter course was almost areal in itself and the main was plentiful. All the food was served hot and fresh. My only criticism is it was a little pricy but it is in the centre of town so probably justified. The on line menu needs an update as some of the set menus are no longer available.

"Good"4/6
John T.10 days ago · 1 review

As usual the food in this restaurant was first class. What wasn't usual was the wait to be served - after an initial delivery of drinks it then took a further 50 minutes for someone to attend to take orders for food and this was only after I had approached a waitress to see if someone would attend us. It was Saturday evening at 7.30 so you would expect some delay compared with other times - However - There were 2 large parties in the restaurant to be fair and we could not criticise the staff once they had dealt with us but to wait for over an hour for some food to be served was excessive. It was I believe due to a lack of adequate numbers of serving staff sure this can be corrected by management.

"Excellent"6/6
Jonathon P.a year ago · 2 reviews

Not knowing what to expect from a Nepalise restaurant we were pleasantly surprised. The food is a mix of Indian and Chinese. The service was excellent with no pressure and the room was well set out clean and plenty of space between tables. When the food arrived it was extremely well presented our starters were almost a meal in themselves. The main courses and sides all arrived together we're hot and delicious. This is definitely a restaurant to recommend.JP

"Good"4/6
Anthony G.3 months ago · 1 review

When we arrived our table of three was originally positioned between two big birthday groups so we asked to be reseated further away a request duly dealt with without fuss and we ended up with a much better and quieter table. The service was a little slow between courses and it was difficult to communicate with the staff but this could be excused on a busy Saturday night. That said the food was nice, we went for a set menu with three courses but could barely manage two, blame that on the popadums, way too delicious!

"Excellent"6/6
Ian H.10 months ago · 1 review

An excellent meal - Service is prompt, and unobtrusive, drinks not too expensive but the star of the show was the food - The menu is not overly complicated, but we ended up ordering their set meal - We can honestly say that the tastes were exceptional - Well worth calling in when you are in Birmingham city centre!

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