Jojolapa
Jojolapa

Jojolapa

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jojolapa.co.uk/
  • Phone: 01212122511
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday to Friday 12pm to 2pm and 6pm to 11.30pm
    Saturday & Sundays 6pm to 11.30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Contemporary Asian, Nepalese
  • Executive Chef: Ganesh Shreshtha
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: JoJolapa has many special events running throughout the year which include entertainment, please check our website for further information www.jojolapa.co.uk

    Events include:-
    Valentines Dinners
    Christmas Dinners
    Ethnic Events
    Wedding Catering & Corporate Event Management etc.
  • Special Events: JoJolapa has many special events running throughout the year, please check our website for further information www.jojolapa.co.uk

    Events include:-
    Valentines Dinners
    Christmas Dinners
    Wedding Catering & Corporate Event Management etc.

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in many of the streets close to the restaurant. Charges are applicable from 8:00am until 7:30pm, and free parking after 7:30pm.
    An NCP car park is available close by, no more than an 8 minute walk away from the restaurant.
A word from Jojolapa
Hungry Brummies looking for a cosy-chic space for stylish cocktail parties and dinner parties need look no further than Jojolapa on Newhall Street in the centre of Birmingham. This Nepalese restaurant has a sleek interior decorated with dark wood, a black and red colour scheme, intricately carved Buddhas and an abundance of fresh flowers.

Jojolapa – which means 'welcome' in Nepalese – has a family-run feel and the attentive staff and killer menu will have you coming back for more. Signature dishes include the Momo soup – a chicken dim sum broth with seasonal vegetables and noodles; the nariwal jal turay curry with spiced cod, coconut milk and cream; and everyone's favourite – the chicken tikka masala.
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Jojolapa reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since 24 October 2013
Average Rating3.8
  • Food4.2
    Service3.8
  • Ambience3.8
    Value3.9
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
business meals (10)group bookings (9)good vegetarian options (9)special occasions (8)fit for foodies (4)pre/post theatre (4)romance (3)outstanding value (2)child friendly (1)sunday lunch (1)brunch (1)afternoon tea (1)Show More
  • Good food
    dinner4two
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    We had a reservation for 8pm on a Saturday night. Our table wasn't ready when we arrived so had to wait 5 minutes at the bar. The manager came over and apologised, offered us complimentary poppadoms. The restaurant was fully booked so very busy. Service could have been better. Had 3 different waiters serving our table. Would have preferred one that knew when we needed something and when we didn't. The food was good, I was just hoping for a more romantic and less chaotic atmosphere so I guess that's why I'm giving a average rating.
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    business meals
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  • Rose
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    We were a group of 20 people and had a set meal with a selection of items from a special menu agreed in advance. The food was delicious and the manager and waiters very accommodating, polite and friendly – we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Jojolapa is large so easily accommodated us and other large groups.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Mafalda76
    Dined on 28/4/2014
    Food was good. Service was ok. An the bill was not excessive. Good value for money
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic food.
    hairyforint
    Dined on 24/4/2014
    Our expectations were high as the restaurant came with high recommendations from Northern Indian sources. Having overcome the stile of the ghastly plastic menu, which had all our party a little nervous we ate the most authentic Indian food we have ever had outside that wonderful country. So , the food was on the button, the service was very warm with smiling faces, the bill most sensible, but we had had no wine so can make no comment on that, although we thought the choice of whisky was limited, but it did not upset us. My guests pleaded that we should come again.
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    good vegetarian options
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  • Fab
    AnuM81
    Dined on 24/4/2014
    Great restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. Service was fantastic!
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    brunch, business meals, good vegetarian options, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy food for a great prize
    mmmm
    Dined on 13/2/2014
    Really lovely restaurant, we went there for valentines day and it turned out to be a perfect place. The only problem I had it was a bit chilly inside, especially in the bathrooms. The food was amazing, we ordered 4 mains cause we couldn't decide what we wanted - everything on the menu sounded really good! We had to wait for a little while to be served and the waiters weren't particularly chatty, they would just leave the food on your table without saying anything.. but it might be just because they weren't that good at English. But I definitely would recommend this place, the food was sooo yummy!! we're definitely going back next time we're in Birmingham!
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent starters; reasonable
    rpd100
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    excellent starters; reasonable mains although not as spicy as I was expecting. Small (very small) point - not much for the teetotaller - only 2 mocktails which weren't very inspiring to be honest. Otherwise really good.
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  • Great food, not so great service...
    Jojo
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    Went to this restaurant in a party of three on Friday 6th Dec at 7.30pm. There were a few Christmas parties in but the place wasn't packed which is why i have marked down the service because it took absolutely ages for any of the waiting staff to see to us. There were plenty of waiting staff but the job of seeing to customers/bringing food to tables appears to be reserved for a select one or two because the rest just seemed to stand around rearranging glasses on tables with no customers while actual customers sat twiddling their thumbs waiting to order or waiting for their food to arrive. We had ta ask on 3 separate occasions when our food was likely to arrive which was a shame because when the food did arrive it was delicious.
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    business meals, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Due to the Christmas market,
    zigzag887
    Dined on 16/11/2013
    Due to the Christmas market, the restaurant was a bit empty, but filled up quickly after 7.30pm. The food was lovely, and the staff were helpful with explaining any part of the dish you didn't understand. Service was quick and the wine was lovely (although there wasn't a brilliant wine selection).
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    business meals, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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  • An experience in flavour
    Enokavfc
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    The meal was a total success and an experience in flavour and taste. The service was quick, efficient and friendly and i would definitely reccommend the restaurant to anyone. The only thing that i would comment on is the price but then again you get what you pay for.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality Indian with nepalese twist
    Zobot
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Good service and good quality food. The food seemed more classically Indian with a slight Nepalese twist rather than a true Nepalese restaurant. The lay out of the restaurant was appealing.
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    group bookings, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since 24 October 2013
    • Average Rating4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambience3.8
    • Service3.5
    • Value4
  • The following 41 reviews are from the Jojolapa reviews archive.
  • Special Occasions
    Happydiner
    Dined on 25/6/2013
    Booked in advance and received a very warm welcome. The food was served quickly and the waiters were very attentive. The waiters gave us plenty of time to decide what to eat and didn't rush us out of the restaurant as soon as the bill had been paid. This restaurant is a gem and I hope that their outstanding customer service continues. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • Silver wedding anniversary
    2E0SWS
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    My wife and I celebrated our Silver Wedding Anniversary at Jojolapa. After all the party of the weekend with friends and family, I was very nice on the actual day to have a romantic quiet meal for two and get the best of service and the best of food. Well Done Jojolapa!
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food
    Martin
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    Great experience and fantastic food, part of a ten person group and the food was delivered hot and fresh as if there was just two of us.
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    group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Fantastic
    Sean
    Dined on 1/6/2013
    Had a brilliant meal at Jojolapa's on Saturday. Was one of the best meals i've ever had, the service was excellent and would happily return just for that, the food was amazing, and was excellently presented. I definitely plan on returning again soon!
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    romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Meal
    DrDamo
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    A nice restaurant with a friendly and casual atmosphere. Service was fine and the food was lovely, with lots of choice. An enjoyable and relaxing evening.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gorgeous
    deewills
    Dined on 16/4/2013
    Lovely food and service was excellent. Also good value for a restaurant in town
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Lovely atmosphere and perfect food!
    Haggisman
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    Fantastic service throughout the night - we were made to feel very welcome from the moment we walked through the door! Delicious cocktails from the bar, and amazing food. We shared a Chicken Choyla starter - absolutely beautiful - tender chicken, perfectly spiced, and oozing with flavour. For mains, the King Prawn Chilli Garlic and Lamb Biryani. The king prawn dish was deliciously rich and creamy, brimming with flavour. The lamb in the biryani was cooked to perfection - melt in the mouth and with just the right level of spice. Portion sizes were spot on - we would have liked more purely because of the taste, but left feeling full and satisfied. Prices were very reasonable, ~£50 each and we splashed out on drinks! Would highly recommend.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service, value and taste
    tastytasty
    Dined on 16/3/2013
    Quick and efficient service, and the food was really lovely and varied. Would definitely go again. If I had to change one thing I would make the menus clearer. Nothing was lacking in terms of flavour or service, very happy!
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    good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Hidden Gem
    cyril
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    We chose this restaurant having looked at its positive reviews and the fact it was Nepalese. It was attractively decorated and spacious. Although we were the first customers as it had only just opened we were shown a table by the window which more intimate. The staff were very polite and helpful. We chose the set menu as it would give a wider range of food and were very impressed with the quality and presentation. Within a short space of time the restaurant was filling up and I could see some of them were regulars. We are visitors to Birmingham and would highly recommend Jojolapa.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good but not as good as we remember
    fouroutforfood
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    It was a year or two since we'd visited. Restaurant was very quiet until nearly 9pm (Wednesday) which led to a lack of ambience. Although when booking I asked for a 'nice' table for friends who hadn't been before our welcome was very casual and we were waved to choose any table (maybe understandable given the lack of customers). Nice poppadoms - dry and a good selection of chutneys etc. I enjoyed my starter of tandoori chicken but main courses seemed to lack the outstanding touch which we remembered from a few years ago. (Husband had the lamb rogan josh which in the past has been outstanding - said it was not as good as he remembered) We may recommend and go again but not as eagerly as previously - hope others can convince me otherwise.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food! No atmosphere
    illuminous278
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Went for an evening meal on a saturday at around 8pm and thinking that it was peak time, it would have been busy but the it wasn't. There was only one other family in there. It also had a slight stale smell to it. However when the food arrived, it made up for the other downsides!
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  • This was a good place to go
    Claud
    Dined on 18/12/2012
    This was a good place to go and good value. I had asked for some advice about a special sweet on the booking as it was my daughter's birthday, but this was never responded to or mentioned. It didn't matter in the end, but it would have added to the experience
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, rushed service
    Tobe
    Dined on 14/12/2012
    Great food with a good selection of dishes (including veggie). Unfortunately they couldn't get us through the meal quick enough - which included trying to take dishes we were still eating. We were eating on a busy Friday night but I still don't expect to be rushed like that. Also, they added a service charge to the bill without telling us or stating this policy on the menu.
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    good vegetarian options, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    groupof9
    Dined on 13/12/2012
    Booked for a group of 9, we had the set menu, the food was amazing (could have fed double) and the service was second to none. I have already recommended to a few people and look forward to going back.
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    romance, special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Saturday 8 December
    Jacquy
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    A group of 8 of us visited this restaurant on Saturday. There was a warm welcome and good atmosphere in the restaurant. Service was very good and the food excellent. We had a great evening.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very tasty food and a good
    foodie
    Dined on 1/12/2012
    Very tasty food and a good selection of cocktails. The service was slightly slow despite the restaurant not being full, and the manager was unable to recommend a dish for me to try from the menu!
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good veggie options
    Mingatron
    Dined on 16/10/2012
    The food here was very good, especially the huge choice of vegetarian options. The only let down was the service... We were not offered dessert options/tea/coffee although they were on the menu. We were a party of 16 people, I think they surely lost out. Plates were cleared and were were left to our own devices for 45 mins until I went to the bar to ask for the bill. When we had someone at the table, they were very friendly. Perhaps they are not used to large parties...
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  • Nice!
    BhamSteve
    Dined on 27/3/2012
    We had a good evening here, but I was hoping (perhaps wrongly) for a greater distinction between the curries available here and a normal Indian restaurant. Maybe my taste buds couldn't detect the difference. Nice restaurant though, good food and service, was just hoping for something a bit more exotic.
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  • great food once again. Relaxed
    poshbird09
    Dined on 5/12/2011
    great food once again. Relaxed atmosphere, attentive service and really tasty food. Great value, highly recommended
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  • A great Nepalese twist of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/12/2011
    A great Nepalese twist of you like Indian food, the menu had some lovely chefs specials that were well worth a try. The service was patchy with some long waits just to be seen so there is a need to pipe up and ask for the next course, a dessert menu and the bill. Decent wine list at reasonable prices too. We were there with a very noisy, all male, Christmas party going on in the next section which was a bit out of control but not the fault of the restaurant. Overall the experience was a good one and I would recommend it.
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  • food was great and a really
    poshbird09
    Dined on 28/11/2011
    food was great and a really lovely atmosphere. The service was really good and we were not rushed through our meal. I would definately recommend this restaurant for value and service.
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  • What an amazing evening.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 26/11/2011
    What an amazing evening. Some of the best food I have eaten in Birmingham and a great atmosphere. One of the places I will most defiantly visit again. Well done and thanks for making my Saturday night!
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  • Jojolapa Birmingham It was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 25/3/2011
    Jojolapa Birmingham It was our anniversary and we had a great meal. We didnt say it was a special day for us and the manager still gave us free desserts to try. The food was presented nice & tasted delicious. The service was excellent. I would definitely recommend and go again. Thank you
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  • great venue, lovely food,
    JDstag
    Dined on 26/2/2011
    great venue, lovely food, I do highly rate the service, friendly staff and great food!
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  • Wonderful meal as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 17/2/2011
    Wonderful meal as always! I can never find anything to complain about here! The chilli chicken is to die for!
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  • We dined at Jojolapa in Birmingham
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 29/1/2011
    We dined at Jojolapa in Birmingham for the second time this having been there just two weeks ago. Whilst much of the menu has similarities to many Indian restaurants, the flavours are somewhat unexpected. Having enjoyed the Chicken Nentaza and Keema Muttar so much the last time, we had to have the same dishes again. The service is friendly, the ambience is warm and the food makes you want to go back for more.
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  • Jojolapa in Birmingham was
    8more
    Dined on 26/1/2011
    Jojolapa in Birmingham was very quiet on the Wednesday evening that I went. The reception was warm and the staff were helpful in explaining the menu and making recommendation. The food was well prepared and well presented and good value, especially with the 20% discount arranged through Top Table. A perfectly pleasant place for a solid meal at a decent price.
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  • Jojolapa - Birmingham (Nepalese
    PHRR
    Dined on 21/1/2011
    Jojolapa - Birmingham (Nepalese / Indian cuisine) Excellent food and attentive service. I would particularly recommend the Tibetan dumplings - 'momos'- as a starter
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  • Jojolapa.... great place which
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 20/1/2011
    Jojolapa.... great place which caters to all tastes. we were a group of 10+ , some with anglo tastes, some native indians and some even from nepal ! Everyone walked out having really enjoyed the meal/ Staff were attentive but not overbearing, friendly and flexible. Would definetely go back.
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