MoMa Contemporary Bistro
MoMa Contemporary Bistro

MoMa Contemporary Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.momabistro.com/
  • Phone: (604) 276-0576
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, French
  • Executive Chef: Chef Henry Mok & Chef Xin Mao
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sexsmith
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is parallel street parking directly across the street from our restaurant and two parkades to the left our restaurant; one parkade is not covered and the covered parkade only allows our diners to park in stall 104.
A word from MoMa Contemporary Bistro
MoMa Contemporary Bistro is located in the heart of Richmond also known as the Golden Village. This area is well known for its Asian restaurants which makes MoMa one of the more unique restaurants serving traditional French and Italian fare with a slight Asian influence. We are dedicated to using the freshest ingredients including Ocean Wise approved seafood and supporting our local farmer's markets. MoMa is co-owned and run by two very talented and passionate chefs; Chef Henry Mok and Chef Xin Mao. The name MoMa is a combination of their last names and represents two chefs coming together and creating flavorful and refined dishes in a causal atmosphere.
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MoMa Contemporary Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (10)neighborhood gem (7)special occasion (4)romantic (4)good for groups (3)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • A good find!
    Pete
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    My fiancé and I chanced upon this restaurant while browsing for restaurants on urban-spoon. We used to live in this part of Richmond, but this place has opened up since we'd moved across town. It is a small place that serves a great variety of fusion food - mostly italian-asian - in sort of a tapas style. All of the food was excellent, and priced quite reasonably for the quality. The decor was kind of funky, almost fern-bar-esque, and the music and ambience was nice. Our server was excellent, if the food wasn't enough, she made the trip worth while. The place was empty (us and one other table) on a Wednesday night, which is a shame, because it was one of the nicer dining experiences I've had in Richmond, and it certainly deserves more attention than it is getting. Moma's is also involved in farm-to-fork practices, and would be a good chill hang out spot with a small group of friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    staff
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    With shared plates we got to try almost the whole menu and were more than happy with all of it! Foie gras, prawn fritters, duck breast,crispy pork belly, pear & blue cheese salad, octopus carpacio, beef tongue carpacio, and macha cheesecake. If I had to choose the lease favorite it would be the dessert. The texture was perfect, but I would have liked more matcha flavour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • go somewhere else
    matt
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    moma provided mediocre service, similar of many Chinese restaurant in the richmond area. the food came often cold and not of the best taste. for the service and quality of food, the experience was underwhelming especially charging such a high price.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food Amateur Service
    LraepVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Food tasted good & plating was appealing. The mention of "food meant for sharing" on menu was quite unnecessary as choices were quite limited. Our friend didn't eat red meat nor carb & we found menu choices quite limited. We didn't want to stay longer for dessert as we found service was amateur to the point of annoying.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • unexpected in Richmond
    sundawnjoyVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Don't expect French bistro in Richmond. Personally, I did not find entire menu "français" per daday, but did however enjoy all that we ordered. Would certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food in an unnoticeable spot
    foodloversVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Didn't realize there's such a nice place in almost the center of Richmond. Thanks to Open Table! The Crispy Pork Belly and the BC Sablefish are outstanding. Totally out of our surprise though the nice & pretty waitress has already highly recommended them to us. Our food was delicious and beautifully presented. Service was attentive. Wine are good but don't drink & drive! A very good spot that we will certainly return with others. Not many tables (other comments said 12 but I think I saw 11 only) so you'd better reserve your seats. Only thing is not much parking space as well so don't go in rush hours. I believe if and when they are full, the food serving will take a while but the night we went was fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food is love, food is passion
    keepitup
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Totally feel that passion from the food served. Front line staff requires a lot of training in order to justify the price paid. Food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 8 reviews are from the MoMa Contemporary Bistro reviews archive.
  • Warm evening out
    hansonlau
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We had a group of 15 and was comfortable seated in one long table. The food was great and service prompt. We would definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a lovely little restaurant!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    What a lovely little restaurant!!! We were the only group in there so it was very quiet but the room had a nice feel to it It was bright and very clean. We were a little disappointed that the daily special (foie gras) had sold out but we found other dishes that made us happy. The pork belly and the octopus salad appetizers were amazing. Most of us had pasta for our mains and they were enjoyable. The staff were friendly and attentive. We would definitely go back!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden gem in Richmond
    nicknameVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    If you spend a lot of time in Richmond some time it is difficult to find a good restaurant that isn't of an Asian theme. These two talented chef's have combined their talents and offer a great alternative. Presentation, portions and flavour are all very good (and I am sure will continue to improve with time). Give it a try.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MoMa Contemporary Bistro doesn't
    Options
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    MoMa Contemporary Bistro doesn't look like much as you approach it as it has the appearance of a business park storefront. Once inside, the atmosphere is very pleasant with a modern decor, about 12 tables and a clear view of the hard work in the kitchen. The servers were prompt and polite, covering each others tables so you were never unattended for long. My wife had the duck breast which was beautifully presented, very flavorful, perhaps a tad chewy, but she enjoyed it very much. I had the Sable fish which was perfectly cooked and the cabbage and corn side was different and tasty. If you like a drink, try the gin Collins. Two entrees, a cocktail, two glasses of wine and a soft drink, 20% tip were about $95 in total. We liked it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They are no restauranters
    JYSK
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    absolutely poor/no parking; signs were erected on another address/premises; the waitress while pleasant had no idea about cuisine and how to serve; we were NOT offer any condiments or black peppers for my duck dish; after 15 minutes cheese cake still did not come; we cancelled it bottom line - the 2 chefs should have a proper manager to run the place; a big disappointments for us who drove miles to the place
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved the flavours, everything
    gypsydrVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Loved the flavours, everything was very creative and delicious. Will be back !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice evening
    Abbycat
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    we found this restaurant on Opentable and it sounded nice for our Christmas Eve dinner. We were not disappointed. The food was lovely,. They had a four course menu, which was perfect. The food was delicious, and, as I had let them know that one of our party had a shellfish allergy they replaced the prawn sauce on the butternut squash ravioli (which was divine!) with trout. The service was excellent, but not intrusive, and we had a really nice evening. If I lived in Richmond I would definitely go often. Next time I'm in town overnight I would certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Gem!
    Fritz
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    We have eaten at most of the top rated restaurants in Vancouver and MoMa to be at the top of them all. The dishes were creative and the best fusion we have had in town. Our hats off to these two creative and talented young chefs. We will be returning often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.