Dawa’s is a friendly neighborhood spot in Sunnyside with mismatched furniture, flowers on the tables, and a double-sided menu. One one side, you’ll find American things like a burger and some pan-seared duck, and on the other, you’ll see Himalayan dishes like momos, thenthuk, and Tibetan blood sausage. And that’s what you should be eating here. The ideal order is a plate of beef momos to start, followed by the lightly spicy lamb soup with chunks of radish. We also like the tender beef tongue mixed with bok choy that comes with a big, fluffy (and whole wheat) tingmo on the side. If you live in the neighborhood, make this one of your go-to spots for a casual weeknight meal.
Where we've featured it
Search by Perfect For
More spots in QueensSee more
Taverna Kyclades is a classic spot in Astoria for affordable family-style Greek food.
John Brown Smokehouse
While we enjoyed our time with John Brown Smokehouse, we didn’t quite go crazy over the BBQ the way others have. Though if you and your crew appreciate trays full of BBQ and massive bootfuls of beer, John Brown should be on the radar.
More Tibetan spotsSee more
Amdo Kitchen is a food truck in Jackson Heights, and it’s perfect for when you want some quick momos.
Mom’s Momo is a Tibetan food truck with locations in Jackson Heights and Sunnyside, and it’s a great place to eat beef momos covered in hot sauce.
Lhasa Tibetan Restaurant
Lhasa Tibetan Restaurant is the East Village location of an excellent Jackson Heights spot, and it’s the best option for momos in the area.
Suggested by our writers
Lhasa Fast Food
Lhasa Fast Food is a tiny Tibetan restaurant hidden behind a cell phone store in Jackson Heights. Stop by for a quick meal, and order some momos.
Phayul is a Tibetan restaurant hidden up a flight of stairs in Jackson Heights, and it’s an excellent spot for some casual soup and momos.
Khao Kang is a counter-service spot in Elmhurst where you can get some of the best Thai food in NYC.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more