Momiji Restaurant
Momiji Restaurant

Momiji Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.momijiseattle.com/
  • Phone: (206) 457-4068
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Chris Vilayphanh
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Catering available upon request.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate from 10 people up to 50 people. We have a private back dining area that can hold up to 50 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Vira 2064574068

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pine
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking.
A word from Momiji Restaurant
Momiji is a hand-crafted Japanese restaurant located in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Our menu features sushi, omakase and other traditional Japanese foods prepared from great Northwest ingredients. Our courtyard will be an oasis in the bustling neighborhood.
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Momiji Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (52)neighborhood gem (50)special occasion (33)hot spot (31)romantic (27)good for groups (26)vibrant bar scene (14)late-night find (8)great for outdoor dining (6)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (3)notable wine list (3)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • MC13B
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Consistently excellent selection and execution. My go-to for a spectacular sushi experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Momiji
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Love this place!! It was our first time here. Excellent food, tasted scrumptious, beautiful presentation. Excellent service too!! We will be back when we visit Seattle again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sushi heavan
    Go4fun
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The speciality rolls are way above any expectation...beauty, grace, and delicious. Helpful and gracious staff make ordering fun. Saki and shochu flights are a great way to try new tastes. The setting is exactly what you want for such fine Japanese food...again, beauty and grace!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    First time at Momiji and I will go back for sure. Great service, great food and an overall great scene.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice resto good food fun staff
    tad1232000VIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Enjoyed great for romantic and good sushi. Def would go back liked the decor but would be nice to go in courtyard.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    Seattlediner
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    This is our 3 rd time at Momiji. We had hoped that after some time that the service would improve. Unfortunately that was not the case. The food and sushi are excellent. We enjoyed all of the dishes we ordered. However, the service was slow and a bit surly at times. This shouldn't be the case when spending $400 for a meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food, neat space
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This small yet surprisingly vibrant location is perfect for a small group or date. The food is out of this world with a very lengthy list of sushi. With a full bar to pair your dinner, you are very likely to enjoy your stay. Split into three sections, they have a bar with a few tables up front, a medium sized tabled area with sushi prep bar for small group, and a very quiet back room separated by a glassed in Japanese garden looking up into the sky.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ambiance, unique variety,&delicious
    shelly15200
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food was incredible. These days it is especially difficult to find variety within sushi restaurant menus. Momiji perfectly executed this challeging task. From yellow tail belly to an assortment of rolls that will make your eyes tear up with joy. Momiji not only offers incredible food, they also have an indoor zen garden that provides ambiance that can only be experienced not described!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good sushi, traditional feel
    TheDerricks
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Momiji had very good sushi and the ambiance was more on the traditional side than the modern/hip side. We arrived very early for our reservation and they were very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud
    mlfmonkeyVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    LOUD LOUD LOUD. Pretty restaurant. Terrible service. Sushi did not taste fresh and our waiter did not really understand about anything other than standard sushi.Dumped wrong food on table and then left so quickly we could not tell him the order was wrong. It's too bad it is so loud there because it's a very beautiful place that I'd go there despite all the other negatives.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    ilikefood
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Having been to many sushi spots in Seattle, this is our favorite so far. Excellent food, superb service. Wine list leaves much to be desired, but that is the only negative. Great cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the food at momiji
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We love the food at Momiji and the service! It is an amazing experience. The last time we went we sat in the area with the kitchen and it was soooo loud, we could not hear each other talk. This was unpleasant and hopefully momiji can fix this issue.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and bad hostess
    Cbfly
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I was super excited for sushi that night until I was greeted by the hostess. I made a reservation with open table for 930. I showed up at 9 just see if they had anything earlier. I told the hostess that I had a reservation for later and she was very rude. She didn't seem like she wanted to work there. I really didn't want to eat there after that but I was so hungry! We put our name on this list to be seated. The food was amazing. It was fast and flavorful! The server was great as well. I'm happy with the overall experience however it would have been even better if the hostess was not rude.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good night
    JackVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We took a friend here for a birthday celebration and everything was great. The quality of the sushi was very good, and on balance, for this occasion, Momiji was the best choice because the atmosphere is nicer than other sushi restaurants in Seattle (nice Japanese garden). For the best sushi, it's still Tsukushinbo, but if atmosphere matters, it's hard to beat Momiji.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Momiji is not in my neighborhood so I don't get to visit often, but when I do, they never fail to charm my socks off. I've been eating here two or three times a year for the past 3 years. Thank you for another sterling experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good sushi, nice ambience
    dimple
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I always have a good experience at Momiji. Food, ambience, the small garden in the middle of the restaurant are so nice. Mr. Perfect is one of my favorite rolls. But I found a new favorite this time - Casanova :). I have been to Japan and still come here for sushi so that should speak something food the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Sake Pairings
    SignoraD
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We love the food although the specialty rolls were pricey, lovely courtyard, great service. Great place to eat the out of the ordinary sushi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great sushi on Cap Hill!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Good rolls. Very nice setting for a classy or casual dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice atmosphere
    JackVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The atmosphere is excellent. Sit by the Japanese garden if possible. The sushi is very good--not the best in Seattle--but very good, and if atmosphere matters, then it should be a top choice. A little noisy the closer you get to the bar.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • high marks all around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    the food was good. The service was awesome. The ambiance was really really nice. But the nice furniture kind of made an echo so it was loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, not great.
    ClaireVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Good food - enjoyed the california crunch and the 007. The waiter wasn't the friendliest, seemed annoyed to be there, but it was fine. Free edamame was nice, considering most places you have to pay for it. Biggest issue I have with this place is they don't offer brown rice. My friend and I stayed and talked for a good 20 minutes after we paid the bill, and weren't rushed out, which was appreciated.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good sushi, great ambiance!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My husband, 2 year old son, and I celebrated here recently and the staff was very accommodating to our 2 year old even though it was clearly not a kid restaurant. The sushi was very fresh and there was a myriad of choices for specialty rolls. The gyoza seemed a bit charred and the rolls were a bit loose, but overall it was tasty. The venue is really beautiful and I would give it another try. They give you free edamame as an amuse as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Sushi
    WineanddinemeVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Love the sushi here. Best king crab soup I've had in a while.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Catch-Up Friend Date
    Sushifordays
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Chose Momiji because I hadn't been there in a while and both my friend and I wanted sushi. Made a reservation and we were seated right away. The food was great -- beet salad came out in a timely manner (though the server mentioned that it usually takes some extra time) and the miso soup was great. Sushi (rolls, sashimi, and sushi) were all fantastic and fresh... and the rolls were great, different combinations. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Fresh sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was excellent at Momiji and we will definitely return. Very creative rolls and the service was prompt.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    smallbear
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We booked a last-minute reservation for our anniversary. Not only did they get us a great table, but the food was incredible (honestly the best sushi I have ever had,) and they surprised us with a happy anniversary dessert at the end! Momiji is a gem of a restaurant and I can't wait to go back there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Sushi and Sashimi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The salmon was thick cut and to die for. Fun d different rolls; bacon wrapped quail eggs - just yum
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 53 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 270 reviews are from the Momiji Restaurant reviews archive.
  • High & Low Points
    lynny
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    There was an extensive menu and it all sounded great on paper. We ordered 3 rolls:Pine St Roll (a special), Casino Royale, and the Cruncy Seattle. The latter 2 were really bland and very disappointing. The waiter wasn't very friendly or attentive. Unique drinks and very tasty, but overpriced based on size, alcohol content, and too much ice. Really nice ambience-looks like a plain warehouse on the outside and just a small bar when approaching, but it's quite large with a small outdoor area and garden. May give it a second chance, but there are better sushi places in Seattle.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food
    AdesttlVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food and presentation was excellent. The inside area is really beautiful
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best place on Cap Hill
    fromkula2daworld
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We found Momiji by accident, just happened to find parking in front when going to the juice place across the street, and are we glad we did. There was so much space behind the front room, I was amazed at what a pretty space it is back there. We enjoyed multiple courses, and loved our rolls, the short rib, and spicy king crab apps. Our drinks were super tasty, one from the shochu menu, and one tequila and pepper cocktail that had a nice kick. Our server, Hans, was attentive, quick, and witty, and we couldn't have enjoyed our experience more. A must if you're in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    DEBfromSTC
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Best sushi we've ever eaten! Wish you had a location in Chicago!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    Luv2Eat
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Lots of options - especially the variety of sushi roll types (an unusually high number of which are on the spicy side). Lovely ambience - all tables have a view of an inner courtyard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Japanese restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food was great, service was excellent, indoor view of enclosed Japanese garden coolest part of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First visit
    WhattoEAT
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Was my first visit to this restaurant , I like their rolls . The short ribs were disappointing though , the meat was tough n over cooked but overall the service n food were acceptable . Will visit again .
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Momijii Quite Wonderful
    julieg
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant....the only problem is that it is too noisy. I am sure that is a common complaint these days with Baby Boomers, but it was necessary to really work at one's lip-reading skills. One table close by was just unremittlingly loud, loud, loud. The service was excellent, the food was delicious, and we will return in spite of the noise.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lovethefood
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We love the food at your restaurant as well as how pleasant and cordial the staff is. We really appreciate how nice and willing your staff is to always make accommodations and great food recommendations. Everything on your menu is delectable and inviting. The portions are generous and always beautifully presented especially the sushi rolls, e.g. street fighter hotties we love the shrimp and vegetable tempura and the short ribs are fantastic!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently great sushi
    MamnoonFan
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Momiji has beautiful, creative rolls, and the quality of the fish is fantastic. We were lucky to be there when they had some white king, and the sashimi was great. The cocktails are solid, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi!
    JaDeGirL01
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    First of all, the restaurant is deceivingly larger than it appears. There's a back room, plus a zen garden that separates the two dining areas. My friend ordered a few nigiri and a spider roll. After that she went with the salmon tasting. I wanted the omakase ($35, $50, etc) but they had a special one called Ozen that was $45 that came with some small dishes in addition to sashimi. It was a lovely bento meal and I loved it all. We were both really happy with our meals and she vowed to return with her mom in the near future. The service was great and the ambiance was a little on the loud side since it was busy. It's a good thing we made reservations! Parking is on the street so you may need to plan accordingly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh pretty and delish
    Gemini2
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The rolls were cut nice and thin and looked gorgeous on the plate. The fresh sheet gave details on origin of the fish and method of harvest. The space is well decorated with an open air section in the middle. Tastefully done, with wood and paper as a key.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sushi is NOT good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I eat sushi a lot. All show, no substance. The sushi is not even mediocre. I can't believe how overpriced this low quality sushi is. The sell is "fancy rolls" for a ridiculous price.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate