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
81 reviews since July 26, 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 (51)special occasion (34)hot spot (32)romantic (28)good for groups (26)vibrant bar scene (14)late-night find (8)great for outdoor dining (6)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (4)notable wine list (3)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Delicious and innovative Japanese
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    Delicious and innovative Japanese cuisine. The service was excellent...attentive and helpful, but we did not feel as though we were being rushed to make room for the next guest. The decor is warm and serene, yet hip and lively. The prices were reasonable as well!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Susan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    Wonderful and innovative. Some of the best Sushi in Seattle. Beautiful interior and fantastic service. The noise level is terrible. We could not hear each other to have a conversation. We couldn't hear the waitress tell us the about the menu. Too bad because it did effect our experience. We will return. But wish it had better acoustics.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place had an amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/15/2012
    This place had an amazing atmosphere, but the food I ordered was only mediocre. It may have just been what I ordered, because my friends have told me that they have had some amazing dishes. I would recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed the food and artisticall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/15/2012
    We enjoyed the food and artistically designed interior of the restaurant. I particularly liked the unique lighting on the wall. View of the courtyard Japanese garden was excellent. I look forward to seeing the garden matures. Service was quick and very friendly.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place is really great;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/13/2012
    This place is really great; the ambiance and the service are fantastic. The food is truly fabulous; it would be even better with more vegetarian choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Japanese food, nice space,
    gourmandrewVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2012
    Good Japanese food, nice space, super hard to find parking.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautifully decorated like
    marchijack
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    Beautifully decorated like it's sister eateries however a little more glam. Loved the selection of tofu, the portion sizes were huge. However, the fresh sheet and the regular menu almost mirror image of ummis.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is awesome. Service can
    RobbertVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    Food is awesome. Service can be hit or miss. The wait staff is either really friendly and helpful with the menu, or they have a "couldn't be bothered" attitude. Unfortunately, my experience this time was with the latter. However, the restaurant is a gem in Capitol Hill. A must go!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a great meal. The grilled
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    We had a great meal. The grilled mushrooms were a highlight. The sautéed calamari was also delicious. There is much more on the menu than the usual sushi offerings. The list of rolls is impressive. My only question, does anyone make sushi with brown rice? Lovely setting overlooking an inner courtyard. The natural wood on the walls and low lighting made for a soothing and romantic atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Sushi and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/28/2012
    Our wait staff was excellent and the service was great. They were also kind enough to change my dinner seating to 4 instead of just 3 people so I was very happy that they were able to accomodate us with such short notice. All in all my group of friends and I enjoyed our delicious meal and service. Thank you Momiji. I will definitely return to this restaurant and will recommend it to my friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went there with a group of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/25/2012
    Went there with a group of 6 for dinner. It was fantastic. Food was excellent. Best Sushi I have had in Seattle.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall, a nice experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/25/2012
    Overall, a nice experience. Space is very cool. Nice happy hour specials. Sushi was good but not spectacular. Would definitely go again for happy hour.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food atmosphere was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/19/2012
    Food atmosphere was great! Fun place to dine! Will go back - it will be a regular on my list of favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Momiji is among my favorites
    eatarved79
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    Momiji was fantastic! The food was stellar with a wide variety of rolls, nigiri, and sashimi, in addition to other noodle dishes and small plates. The variety of the food was definitely well matched with the variety of the cocktails. I had the Walking Dead and recommend it to anyone who loves rum. Be sure to make a reservation ahead of time, because the place was packed -- and rightfully so!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I would highly recommend this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is willing to pay a bit more for more than a bit more quality of food and ambiance. The service was attentive but not too formal, and the variety of selections from the menu promotes sharing of dishes, which is something we love to do. I would be remiss not to mention the Happy Hour menu (in effect from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.), which includes several items you would typically order from the regular menu, but that are offered at a very attractive price reduction (not just $1 off, like other places). I believe this could be seen as a great negihborhood place, but would also work for a special occasion spot. The offerings may be familiar (in name) but done in their own unique way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had dinner on a Friday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/17/2012
    We had dinner on a Friday night and really enjoyed everything about this place!!! I would recommend the 4 kings roll. It is the most expensive roll but sure is the best!!! The fish is amazing and fresh. I would strongly recommend making reservations for the weekends.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great time. Innovative
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/16/2012
    Always a great time. Innovative sushi creations in a great atmosphere. The menu is extensive, and with creative chefs that will design anything you want, nothing is off the table. Great addition to the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I love this restaurant and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    I love this restaurant and can always find a good excuse to go - for happy hour, birthdays, or just a night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent meal and beautiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    Excellent meal and beautiful restaurant. Overwhelming menu without help but wait staff excellent. Great sake too. Very loud at times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Finally there is good sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/10/2012
    Finally there is good sushi on capital hill. I was never a big fan of ume sake house, but i swear the quality of fish and the dishes in general is much higher at momiji. their sashimi is some of the best you'll find in all of seattle, let alone the hill.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing place! We made reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/27/2012
    Amazing place! We made reservations, which was smart since the place was packed early on a Friday night! The ambiance is incredible! Beautiful building and layout, with the traditional Japanese garden as a spectacular setting. And the food and drinks were outstanding. I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys Japanese food and excellent service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is my third time at momiji.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/26/2012
    This is my third time at momiji. I've loved umi for years, so it was a no brainer to head to the new restaurant on Capitol hill. The sushi was all wonderful and the sake list, long, just the way I like it. Our server was very nice and helpful when recommending drinks to share with a large group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was "ok." Nothing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/21/2012
    The food was "ok." Nothing noteworthy. There is far better sushi in Seattle. Too bad the food didn't live up to the hype. It is a cool space.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The sushi at Momiji is amazing.
    Trina
    Dined on 1/20/2012
    The sushi at Momiji is amazing. I am a bit of a sushi snob and I rate Momiji up with the cities top Japanese restaurants for quality and taste. Good Happy Hour menu too but don't skip the fresh sheet or the crazy rolls.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the ambiance...the restaurant
    mel2VIP
    Dined on 1/16/2012
    Loved the ambiance...the restaurant is really beautiful. Great sake list and a huge menu. I think that you have to eat there several times to really experience the wide variety of food that is offered. I would recommend the rolls above everything else. The yaki soba is not very good but the pork shoulder is terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/14/2012
    Absolutely excellent service and staff. Incredibly attentive and observant. Great recommendation for lounging and relaxing with loved ones. Selection of food was phenomenal
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They had a great review in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/14/2012
    They had a great review in the times and it did not disappoint. Food was amazing and atmosphere was comfortable and fun.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad Service, OK Rolls
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 1/12/2012
    Be prepared for bad service. We waited 45 minutes to get a drink at our table on a Thursday night. Apparently this place hasn't figured out how to staff appropriately. Our server referred to a "computer glitch" at the bar after she forgot our drink order. Food finally arrived 15 minutes after that. Rolls were good, not great, and not much for a vegetarian to choose from - Wasabi Bistro in Belltown has better rolls and more vegetarian options.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I really want to love Momiji.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/6/2012
    I really want to love Momiji. The food is delicious and the decor is beautiful, but the rooms are just way too loud and the service is terrible. It appears that there are only a handful of servers at this large restaurant, and they simply can't provide decent service working at that capacity. It takes forever to get an initial interaction with a server, then ages to get your drinks, and if you don't order everything at once there's no telling when you'll see your server again to order the next course. And it's clearly not the server's fault, as they appear to be constantly running at full speed. I really hope Momiji hires some more people, because I can't recommend it as it is now.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Been here twice. Seems to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/26/2011
    Been here twice. Seems to take really long to get drink orders filled. Sort of an annoying way to start off a meal - waiting for your drinks. Otherwise I think this place is great. They did a really great job with the space.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 60 diffferent types of sushi
    Frank
    Dined on 12/18/2011
    60 diffferent types of sushi rolls. The special rolls are huge - about 9 pieces. Teir strandard rolls are the usual 6 pieces. Very fesh. Probably the best uni I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shashim was very fresh - the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/16/2011
    Shashim was very fresh - the geo duck was awesome. Ordering was hard due to the number of choices - all tempting and well described. Ended up picking a couple of rolls from the specials list and weren't disappointed. Presentation was fantastic. Agedashi tofu was tasty: generous serving of tofu, light crisp golden shell and a mild dashi - the presentation was beautiful. Sake list was extensive - regret not sampling. Server was lots of fun, very welcoming and attentive. The restaurant is beautiful but the food easily draws attention back to the table.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, great interiors,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/10/2011
    Great service, great interiors, wide selection of choices on the menu make for hard decisions! All the dishes were tasty, we'll definitely be back. Hard benches in booths could easily take cushions for the flat-bottomed diner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous happy hour deals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/6/2011
    Fabulous happy hour deals and really unique sushi offerings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/1/2011
    Amazing- had no idea you could do that with sushi! Everything was delicious and surprisingly well priced. The service was gracious and helpful. Really have to return soon to try other menu items.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could have done without the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/23/2011
    Could have done without the noisy child, but that's not really something the restaurant can control.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The sushi was amazing. A bit
    Charlie
    Dined on 11/19/2011
    The sushi was amazing. A bit pricey but for a special occasion it is great. The best Uni I have ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Sushi on the Hill.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/18/2011
    Fan of Umi for years... This is a great new restaurant with much of the same charm. Capital Hill has needed a spot like this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Finally Capital Hill has good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/18/2011
    Finally Capital Hill has good sushi! Hip spot, worth making a date night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not the best sushi, very westernize
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2011
    Not the best sushi, very westernized and huge portions--would definitely stick to the traditional rolls. Service was moderate and a bit aloof. Beautiful build-out, and great drinks.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic