No. 14MOMO GRILL

POSITION IN THE TOP 30. It has been the third consecutive year as Momo Grill is selected among the best restaurants of the country in the context of this project (2017 – 10th place, 2016 – 6th place). The restaurant’s owners – a well-known kitchen chef Vytautas Samavičius and his wife Kristina – finally, this year, started speaking about expanding the restaurant.

Facts

Head chefValdas Anusevičius and Vytautas Samavičius
Managing directorKristina Samavičienė
Type of cuisinegrill&bar
Working hoursII-IV 11 am – 10 pm, V 11 am – 11 pm, VI 12 am – 10 pm
AddressLiepų str. 20, Klaipėda
Since2014
Capacity (seated)25 seats
Average hot dish price16 Eur (cold dishes – 8,50 Eur)
Terraceyes
Breakfastno
Business lunchyes
Dog friendlyyes

Place in 2017 No. 10
Place in 2016 No. 6

BRIEF RESTAURANT’S STORY. On the same Liepų street Vytautas Samavičius and his wife Kristina work in two restaurants which have absolutely different concepts – Momo Grill and Monai. Both cuisines are highly appreciated and are the leaders among restaurants Klaipėda. Nonetheless, it was Momo Grill that opened its doors first in 2014.

RESTAURANT’S UNIQUENESS. Momo Grill is a grilled meat dish restaurant of the renowned kitchen master Vytautas Samavičius, in which everything seems so simple that it's even complicated.

BRIEF MENU. The main menu of Momo Grill is not big, but each dish is sophisticated and worthy attention. And even though grilled dishes are more often associated with meat, fish lovers will also enjoy their meal here.

Every day this restaurant serves the special of the day – this is a dish which depends on the catch of the suppliers or the special meat that the restaurant gets on that day. Actually, meat is supplied to the restaurant both from local organic farms and suppliers abroad. While fish, irrespective of the fact that the restaurant is located at the seaside, reaches the grill from abroad thus looking for the best quality. It is important to mention that everything in this restaurant is prepared on the spot and just for one day – there are no leftovers.

CULINARY HITS. Beef tartare – 12 Eur, lamb rump with siciliana vegetables – 20,40 Eur.

CHEF. Vytautas has been on internships and worked in restaurants abroad, including Noma in Copenhagen. He was probably the first among the renowned kitchen chefs to open his own catering place back in 2010. Before Momo Grill and Monai, V. Samavičius and his wife Kristina owned „a bistro with a creative cuisine“ – La Cle. Even before that, he worked as the chef in Navalis hotel as well as in restaurants Skandalas and Radisson Blu.

All the kitchen processes in Momo Grill are supervised by his colleague Valdas Anusevičius. He has been working with Vytautas for already 12 years. Thus, the Samavičiai family can absolutely trust Valdas’ order in Momo Grill and focus more on Monai, which is a little more dynamic, as well as the expansion of the restaurants.

SPACE. The restaurant’s walls reflect travels of the Samavičiai family. The interior creates many associations: it reminds a little bit of a butcher’s shop (maybe because of white tiles on the walls), industrial lamps create a loft-like impression, while a lot of heavy wood creates a cozy emotion of the home.