A new option has emerged for Nepalese cuisine in the Boston area. Chulo Cuisine & Bar is now open in Watertown as part of Molana Restaurant, which specializes in Persian cuisine. Word of the addition first surfaced in August, and Chulo Cuisine officially debuted last week on Monday, November 12, on the second floor at 5 Spring St.
The dual-level restaurant duo has two kitchens, one for each floor, with Persian dishes served on the first floor and Nepalese served on the second. The name for the new restaurant comes from the Nepalese word for a stove made of wood, which is used to cook in rural areas of Nepal.
The menu at Chulo includes momo, or dumplings, along with noodle dishes, sekuwa (skewered meat), and chhoila, which is meat that has been boiled and marinated with spices. Right now, the restaurant’s focus is dinner service and the bar, as well as catering, but it will eventually serve lunch as well. Additionally, Chulo offers live Nepalese music on the weekends.
Chulo is open from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday and from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. It joins a handful of other restaurants in the area that serve Nepalese cuisine, including Momo N Curry, Mint Indian Eatery, and Tasty Momo, which are all in Somerville.