Momo Sushi and Grill, a Japanese restaurant that started in Branson, has expanded with a new location at 2767 W. Republic Road in Springfield.
Tommie Baker, who co-owns the restaurant with Roy Han, said she is feeling excited and nervous about the new venture.
Baker started her career as a sous-chef at the Hilton in Branson before going on to own the Tai Kitchen restaurant in Branson, which she recently sold.
Baker is a Springfield resident and said she picked the West Republic Road location because it is in an area of the city she believes is growing.
What’s on the menu?
The Springfield menu is slightly different from the Branson location, Baker said, with the addition of some ramen dishes.
Baker said Momo Sushi and Grill has an expansive menu, but some of the most popular dishes include the Momo platter, firecracker, tonkostu ramen and brûlée cheesecake for dessert.
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The Momo platter is an eight-piece nigiri and 10-piece sashimi. While the tonkostu ramen dish has a pork broth that is rich in flavor topped with chashu, poached egg, bean sprouts and scallions.
The restaurant has a wide variety of sushi options, including some with chicken.
Baker is set on making the costumer experience the best as she told the News-Leader that she wants people to feel comfortable when they visit the restaurant.
“I want to put good quality food out because I love to cook and I want people to eat good food that I would feed my family,” Baker said.
Baker said the business side of running a restaurant is a learning process, but she takes great pride in her food.
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What hours are Momo Sushi and Grill open?
Momo Sushi and Grill is open Monday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.