Ma'ono Fried Chicken & Whisky
Ma'ono Fried Chicken & Whisky

Ma'ono Fried Chicken & Whisky

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maonoseattle.com/
  • Phone: 2069351075x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Brunch:
    Saturday - Sunday: 9:30am - 3:00pm

    Happy Hour:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, Asian, Hawaiian
  • Executive Chef: Mark Fuller
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact us for more information at 206.935.1075
  • Private Party Contact: Marjorie Chang Fuller 2069351075x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Genesee Street and Oregon Street
  • Public Transit: Bus routes 22, 54 and 55 travel between West Seattle and Downtown Seattle approximately every 15-30 minutes. For specific times call Metro rider information or visit their website.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking along California Avenue SW, Genesee and Oregon Streets. Free West Seattle Junction parking lots located at Oregon Street and 44th Avenue SW and Oregon Street and 42nd Avenue SW.
A word from Ma'ono Fried Chicken & Whisky
Spring Hill Restaurant & Bar is now Ma'ono Fried Chicken & Whisky. Same owner. Same chef. Same location. Same commitment to good food. Just a different approach and a brand new menu. Inspired by Hawaii and perfect for sharing, our new menu encourages you to have a bit more fun with it all. And the best part: our famous fried chicken is now on the menu every night of the week.
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Ma'ono Fried Chicken & Whisky reviews from OpenTable diners
103 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (73)fit for foodies (69)good for groups (40)hot spot (34)great for brunch (26)special occasion (17)kid-friendly (13)vibrant bar scene (12)great for lunch (11)romantic (7)late-night find (6)great for outdoor dining (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Could be 5 stars, but not quite.
    Volumnia
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My party of 5 enjoyed our dinner at Ma'Ono. The food was very good and interesting. The only food complaint we had was that the fried chicken, which apparently is a special item for the restaurant, and advertised, is ordinary. We all agreed that we would return but not order the chicken. Such good and interesting food available so why bother with extremely ordinary chicken.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great FOOD!!!
    Jinxs
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Szechuan string beans, Kalua pig tacos, Mac N' Kimcheese, Loco Moco, Manapua, Curry and bacon fried rice, Hawaiian Fried chicken, Kalua pig tacos, Spam misubi, Warn Portuguese Sweet rolls and Popcorn ice cream.😁😁😁😀😀😀 It's my first time and it won't be my last. Awesome food, service and did I mention the food was great!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed
    FoodRules
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Ma'ono came very highly recommended but did not deliver. We ordered both the Restaurant Week special and off the regular menu. Our server was inattentive (I was on entree, after two appetizers, before I could get her attention to order a glass of wine) and did not ever smile. Both entrees were over cooked (duck confit and a buger - ordered medium rare, delivered well done). The burger was ordered with egg, but not prepared with egg. I will not go back and will advise others not to go. Overpriced for, at best, mediocre food.
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  • High Expectations need Fat Wallet
    PugnaciousVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Let's start with the chicken was very good and the serving was plentiful. Now after a month of dreaming, salivating and finally getting to Ma'ono (from Chicago), I can't say the $39 price tag for a whole chicken was actually worth it. My family had really high expectations and I committed to pre-ordering, but ultimately it's just really good chicken and yes it's better than Browns, Popeye's, KFC and some other chains but probably not more than twice the price better! Also had a slice of their quiche which for my taste buds was a bit too fluffy / mushy. However, the ox tail soup was quite tasty for decent meat and seasoning.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very yummy breakfast!
    luv2eat
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The French Toast with Fried Chicken Nuggets was very delicious and satisfying. Very friendly and efficient staff. I want to go again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive food, great service
    rafaeltcVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Overall we were very impressed by the place. We hadn't heard until that day about it and we were looking for a quick dinner before an event. Our expectations for Hawaiian food were not the highest, but we were happily proven wrong. We got the oxtail soup (we ended up calling "oxtail Pho", very similar in preparation), which we both loved and is great for sharing. We also got the kahlua pork tacos, which were phenomenal (the ingredients don't sound like they make sense together, but they do). The prices look a bit high at the beginning, until you realize the portion sizes, and the fact that they're meant to be shared. We are already recruiting friends to get the full fried chicken, which smelled and looked delicious (from other tables).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Burger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We went for the burgers, they did a great job. tasty homemad ketchup
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fried Chicken done right
    Timmdines
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    When you say 'fried chicken' people think greasy no-nonsense comfort food. Ma'ono, while comforting, also brings a bit of variety to fried chicken. Featuring a hawaiian take on your standard fried chicken, the bird is moist and distinctive. Pair that with sides you won't find elsewhere (mac with kimchee, roasted hot peppers, curry fried rice) and you're in for a unique treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best fried chicken of my life
    jimstoic
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We started with a sauteed peppers dish and a dish of pears with frisée and coconut milk. Both were outstanding. We'd reserved half a fried chicken for the two of us, via OpenTable, and they'd set it aside for us. Served with white rice, kimchi, and a sauce, it more than met my high expectations. We ordered two sides: pork fried rice, with big chunks of meat, and sauteed pea vines. Both were fantastic. I kind of doubt it's possible to find anything there that isn't delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Magically Delicious
    SeaSmartypants
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We just celebrated my husband's 40th with a fourth visit to Ma'Ono. It has become one of our favorite places in this city, and a place we take visiting friends for a real treat. I don't know how they do what they do to that chicken (I suspect unicorn dust) but it is amazing, and I don't like the overuse of the word amazing. The sesame roasted carrots are my favorite side, followed closely by the Mac Kimcheese. It's a bit of a splurge, but it is worth every single penny. Plus, the service is friendly and welcoming. We are moving out of state and Ma'Ono will be one of the places we will miss the most about dining out in Seattle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love that chicken
    heidij
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had better service this time than on our last two visits, though it still seems to take a long time for cocktails to arrive (at least 10 minutes after our friends received their bottle of wine). The food came out sort of sporadically, but the expediter did a great job - everything was the right temperature when it came to the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    Lily
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We booked a table on short notice, so fried chicken wasn't available. However we had whole trout, which was very tasty, served with white rice. We also shared roasted carrots and sautéed pea vines. No time for dessert, so can't comment on their offerings. I had a glass of Japanese scotch which was also delicious although a small pour for $16.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Winner, winner chicken dinner
    Cwarren
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    My husband and I live in the neighborhood. I knew my family would love Ma'ono once they started eating. They had lots of questions on the menu and as per usual I reserved a chicken. Because there were six adults we also ordered two soup noodles, pork platter and vegetable sides. The service was polite and efficient, the food was a hit. No one could stop eating and/or remarking on how wonderful everything tasted. Everyone shared and munched and talked and enjoyed. A very successful dinner event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious
    seattlecamperVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This restaurant is delicious. My wife and I got the fatty saimin and it was so good. One of our friends got the other ramen dish and she said it was super smokey, it didn't mention it would be smokey, and that specific dish normally isn't smokey at other places. She really didn't like it. So, maybe in the future you could mention that on your menu. Overall, we enjoyed the fried chicken, biscuit and gravy, soups, and the bottomless mimosas. I love this restaurant. And I love the fatty saimin. Oh yeah, we also had spam wasubi/masubi? Not sure what the word was, but they were spam/rice/seaweed. I didn't have any but the people that did said it was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Brunch
    DaniRN
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    omg. All i can do is rave about this place. The food was incredible. Everyone loved what they got. The only thing is the loco moco needed a bit more gravy but the flavors were incredible! The service was great, our server was attentive and our glasses were always full. It was a great way to start our Saturday before a Sounders game. Will for sure be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great value
    dbws
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everything I have ever had here was great. The chicken, the kimchee, the curry fried rice with bacon...everything. It's great since it's a great spot to go out with friends or on a date, the food and ambience works for either, yet it won't cost you a fortune like some places. Also, there were some older kids there - since hey, it's fried chicken - so you could take your kids there if you want. Classic West Seattle spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best fried chicken in state
    Tamab
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Simply put, this is the best fried chicken you may ever taste in your lifetime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food & service but too noisy
    hoopspa
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I had the loco moco which was fantastic. Our server was sweet and attentive. However the acoustics were really bad which made it hard to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Didn't think it was worth the hype of the fried chicken. It was ok not great. The restaurant is so loud the waitress can't even hear you unless you're near yelling. Couldn't even hear our guests across the table. No air-conditioning when it's 83 degrees outside is just plain ridiculous. The air was stifling inside.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Taking the bad with the good...
    Debbie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was great, the service was exceptional and informative, the cocktails were fun, & the bourbon/whiskey list extensive. It was also extremely hot (even by the door), & so loud we literally had to shout at each other to be heard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Deliciousexperience
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had a delicious dinner at ma'ono. We started off with the padron peppers. They were delicious! For dinner we had the fried chicken, szechuan Green Beans, and sweet rolls. The chicken came with Curry & Bacon Fried Rice and Kimchee. Everything was absolutely perfect and delicious. We can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Out of Food, Dark, Loud
    autumn
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was my second time at Ma'Ono and I was pumped to share it with my friends. Unfortunatley, they were out of the fried chicken which we knew about right after setting the reservation but then we had been there for almost 20 minutes before our server informed us that they were also out of all their Saimin dishes. The lights were so low we could barely see the people across the table but yet it was loud at the same time.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Creative, amazing food!
    Goodtimes
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We loved everything about the menu. A fusion of amazing flavors and styles, dinner was unique and memorable. Make sure to preorder your chicken! I'm not typically a fried chicken kinda gal, but this is a must have. The peppers, Szechuan green beans, kimcheesey Mac and cheese... Awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fried chicken
    82much
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Every dish was very good. Good value and a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great whiskey drinks
    Colbusiness
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The mixed drinks are superb, it's not the only reason to go there but it certainly makes the trip easier.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late night dinner
    MaryM
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Ma'ono offers delicious good and friendly service AND they offer that at nine pm!! One of the few good eating spots for late dinner after evening golf! Thank you Ma'ono!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fried chicken and kimchi
    mountainbedVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    A killer meal. Delicious fried chicken served with kimchi and curried fried rice! Some nice whiskeys and bourbons and good beers. Friendly service to boot. Don't be discouraged by the location or appearance from the outside…this is a first rate meal in a town chocked full of first rate meals. Well worth the stop on a three night trip to Seattle!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • unusual fusion of flavors
    vacationers
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The menu had changed a bit after i had made the reservation. I was disappointed that the cheesy grits were not there. But I was able to find many dishes (that sounded delicious) to choose from. The fried chicken was delicious but the biscuits and gravy were phenomenal! I had delicious quiche while two of my friends ordered what they referred to as the "mystery bowl." I forgot what the menu named it but it was layered with rice, beef, gravy, Portuguese sausage, and a fried egg and then there were the other "mystery" ingredients.(Not listed on the menu description.) we passed around tastes and discovered it was cheesy grits and marinated cocnut. Everyone had a godd time and really enjoyed the food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ma'Ono is a gem!
    LotteP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We absolutely love Ma'Ono! We have friends who come in from London and demand we go here! It's a MUST on everyone's eat list! And the fried chicken dinner is a must as well. And the popcorn ice cream. And...and...and....so good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the Best Chicken in Seattle
    berrydelights
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Came here for my birthday for an evening of indulgence (and gluttony) and it was simply outstanding. You can never go wrong with the fried chicken (best in Seattle) and don't sleep on the hamburgers. You'll find yourself licking your fingers quite a bit but luckily the good folks at Ma'ono are right along with hot towels to get you cleaned up. Not only that, its in a very cool scene in West Seattle. So all in all, one of my favorite spots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Food was awesome. we tried a few pupu's and the fire roasted favas were a big hit. the server recommended a bourbon and fever tree ginger ale drink that hit the spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the food, but...
    heidij
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We come to Ma'Ono about once a month and the food is always great. The service this time was disappointing. We had a later reservation and the restaurant was not busy, but our waiter disappeared after greeting us. When he did come back to take our drink order, he also took the drink order for the larger party next to us, who had just been seated. From the time we arrived until he served our drinks was almost 25 minutes. The food arrived in a timely fashion, but our waiter disappeared again, leaving us waiting with questions about the bill (we gave him our credit cards and asked to split the check, and he left the wrong tab with our credit card slips afterwards).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    HunterHawaii
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Very pleased for group of 6 including 2 kids. Server Chad was great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth all the hype
    dinerchick
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    When you can get a better burger at Dick's for a fifth of the price and chicken that is moist, juicy and delicious from the Colonel, there is no need to dine here. Have West Seattleites gone mad thinking this is worth $4 a piece or worth making reservations to hold? The room was so loud you couldn't even hear the person next to you and when the server asked us if we wanted change on our check we knew we had picked the wrong restaurant. The owners did try to make it right by refunding us our $$ for the horrible meal, but when you're celebrating someone's birthday, the day is kind of ruined.
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  • Great Brunch!
    Kidar
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This was my second time here (first for brunch). Brunch was fantastic. Loved the food and the bottomless Mimosas made it a fun start to the day for everyone. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Busy Night
    WallasweetVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We happened to pick the night of the West Seattle Street Fair with hundreds of people in the street and bands playing right in front of the restaurant. So it was extremely busy and loud. The food was quite tasty and the friend chicken was delicious and crispy. The drinks were good and interesting. The booth seating was a little uncomfortable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Joseph
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Took my out of tower guests in including their 18 month old. Service was great and food was awesome as always.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • out of chicken!
    Emily
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    beware! they were out of chicken at 8pm on a FRIDAY! we were shocked and disappointed. Order in advance if you are going specifically for the fried chicken. I will say that our experience was redeemed by what was quite possibly the best burger I have ever tasted. well done ma'ono.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over Rated
    BillSeattleVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Went for the fried chicken, over breaded, over cooked, not great. Interesting menu but mostly Hawaiian food that you can find elsewhere for less. Spam Musabi for $8 is ridiculous. Tried it, won't be back.
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    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 64 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 882 reviews are from the Ma'ono Fried Chicken & Whisky reviews archive.
  • Saturday Dinner w/Friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    A group of seven of us came in for dinner Saturday 01/28. I was the only one who'd been in to Ma'ono and I've been talking it up. The food and service did not disappoint and everyone had a really good time. We ordered a bunch of pupus + the fried chicken. We especially loved the Spam Musubi, Kalua Pig Tacos, Shoyu Tombo Poke and of course the fried chicken. Sorry, I didn't catch our servers' name but he had dark hair and a full beard. He was great, very knowledgeable of the menu and made helpful suggestions. He had a good sense of humor and seemed to have fun with our somewhat boisterous group. Thanks Ma'ono, we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate