Indigenous to the Kathmandu Valley, the Newar people account for only about 5.5 percent of the population of Nepal. Chances are good that Westerners could go through a perfectly rich life never hearing of the ethnic minority. But they would be missing out on something truly delicious.

Newari traditions influence Nepalese food beyond that small population, though, and the lucky diners of NoVA are likely no strangers to Himalayan cuisine. After all, you can find expertly spiced momos (dumplings) everywhere from a gas station in Chantilly to one of our 50 Best Restaurants in Ashburn. But Roadhouse Momo & Grill is our region’s only full-service restaurant that focuses on Newari cuisine.



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