Powered By OpenTable: Restaurant Reservations. Right this way.
Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
  • Momiji Restaurant

  • Online Reservations

Momiji Restaurant
Momiji Restaurant

Momiji Restaurant Details

  • 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 (206) 457-4068

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.
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The food and presentation was excellent. The inside area is really beautiful"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Best sushi we've ever eaten! Wish you had a location in Chicago!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food was great, service was excellent, indoor view of enclosed Japanese garden coolest part of the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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 ."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I love restaurants that are alive with lively, fun and energetic conversation. But, when it gets to the point of needing to yell at your dinner companion across the table, just to be heard, it's not fun. I'm not too sure what to recommend here. The materials used in the restaurant are well put together, and give the place a cutting edge appearance that looks great. They also do an excellent job of reflecting noise. Perhaps a more strategic placement of large groups could help the situation. My next trip back will only be on the condition of a quieter table. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This restaurant was awesome! Had a business partner that was coming in town and I was looking for a restaurant in the Capital Hill area with great food but not quite looking for a bar like restaurant. This was my first time and I would recommend it to anyone. The food was exceptional and the service was fast, and friendly. You can't go wrong with this place and if you're looking for somewhere different in Seattle either to go if you live here or to take visitors then you'll be happy either way."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "The food is great here and one of the best values on the hill!! Very cool atmosphere too. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We went because I had heard this restaurant was amazing... And it really really was! We could not believe the quality of the food, the location is perfect and we cannot wait to go back again!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We love this place. Great food and beverage selection. Always great service with a smile. We keep coming back!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We enjoyed a wonderful dinner including a variety of sushi, calamari, sashimi and agedashi tofu. Service is attentive and exceptional !!! This is one of our favorite restaurants. The only negative is that parking is tough to find."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Always a first class treatment whenever I dine here. The wait staff is very friendly, knowledgable and professional. Food is by far one of the best not only on Capitol Hill but maybe even Washington!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My niece talked me into trying Momiji--she was looking for a good Japanese restaurant. We were surprised by how crowded it was at 5 pm on a Saturday but not after we had some food! Everything we tried was delicious!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Recently went here on a date. Moved to Seattle from DC about 2 months ago and since then, so many people have ranted and raved about this place. While some of the sushi was really good, the service was not even close to what I would have expected given all of the rave reviews (and the high prices).. our server barely paid any attention to us and even forgot about our last order of sushi. I was disappointed, to say the least. I'm going to give it one more try - hoping this experience was an anomaly."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "High quality sushi put together in new and unique ways. An excellent mid- to high-priced sushi option. Wonderful happy hour selections too!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The jalapeno hamachi, salmon nigiri, & tempura ice cream were very good. The tuna was good but seemed slightly on the fishier side. My Bird of Paradise roll was decent. I ordered one of the specials, the albacore belly, but what was brought out was not albacore belly. It was later confirmed on our bill where it said "shiro maguro sushi", which is white tuna. The Four Kings roll that my boyfriend ordered was the tiniest specialty roll I have ever seen in my life. I'm usually pretty easygoing in restaurants, but I was offended at the size of the roll. Even more so when I found out it was a TWENTY-FIVE DOLLAR roll. I wanted to complain, but my boyfriend didn't think it was worth the trouble. I was very displeased though."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Was seated AGAIN at the table I like the LEAST, but otherwise, eveything was great. Thanks!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My boyfriend, a few of his friends and I recently went to Momiji to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. We were all very happy with how accommodating they were for our group (of 6) and the dinner was delicious, the servers were friendly, and the atmosphere was fantastic. I have since looked up their happy hour menu online and will be making this a regular spot to pop into during the week."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Momiji is always packed it seems these days. But we love it anyway. Food is always fresh and the every item I have tried is exciting and new. I shopped there when the building was a plumbing store and it tickles me endlessly that it was replaced with such a fun local restaurant."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I don't recommend this restaurant. Tempura was greasy. Ribs were greasy. Sushi was fine."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Huge fan of momiji and umi Food quality was down from normal: the slices were unusually thin, and the rolls were all not rolled tightly enough. While normally I have no trouble eating the Rockstar, this time all of the hotate fell out of each piece and we had to go back to pick up the small pieces. It was this way for every roll we got that night. The waitress was nice but never got around to us, and my water glass was pretty empty until she went to get our check, by which time we were ready to leave. We were also never served the grilled enoki kinoko special we ordered. While all of this is completely understandable for a busy night, when we were there the restaurant was nowhere near capacity and the fullness that it usually is at."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My wife and I were visiting Seattle and took the opportunity to take our niece who is a student at UW out for dinner. I searched for Japanese restaurants and found Momiji. The food was amazing the night we went. Since it was early we were able to order some of the items on the happy hour menu as well as the regular menu. We had the street fighter roll, spicy tuna roll, agadshi tofu, shrimp tempura, calamari, haibut cheeks and garlic short ribs as well as some sushi. Everything had so much flavor and the presentation of the rolls is great. I wanted to order more, but we couldn't eat anymore. We would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The restaurant was recommended to us by a local. Extensive menu, fantastic food, attentive staff. Check out the spicy special rolls and the fantastic gyoza."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Every time I have a guest in town I take them to Momiji for great sushi."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "If you love sushi, you will love Momiji. Fresh, tasty and original. You can get plain rolls or have the house specialties. It just great."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I was here once and came back with a friend that loved it. We are likely to recommend the food, drinks and service. Thank you."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "The restaurant had a really big back section and was very casual. Not having been here before, we asked the waiter for a recommendation of the 'special' rolls, as they looked complicated, telling him I didn't want tempura. He recommended something with crab and shrimp and mango. We had not done our research, so blame us if you like, but we expected the rolls with the 'special' toppings to be regular sushi rolls, with a light sprinkle of the other ingredients. When it arrived it honestly looked like someone had mixed a bucket up with as many different ingredients as they could, slopped it all together and dumped it on tempura(!) rolls. Not good. At all. Not the light Japanese fare I was expecting. Won't be back."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Really great and inventive rolls alongside the traditional. The seasonal menu almost always provides something exciting to try. I've already been here twice before this visit and plan to go again in the future."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "I might be inclined to try again, but we had a very disappointing dinner there on New Year's Eve. I'd chalk it up to the busy holiday, but it was pretty empty at the time we were there (10 PM). The biggest issue was the service: our server was pretty timid but most notable for being very inattentive. We ordered an initial collection of small dishes and then the sushi just 5 minutes later, but after waiting 30 minutes after the first wave of food arrived, which was good except for one miss, we asked about the sushi and were told that the order had been missed or lost. Even if the kitchen overlooks an order, you'd think a server would follow up after 20 minutes to check with the kitchen or us."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Returned to Momiji as part of our annual visit to Seattle and was not disappointed. Everything was great. The menu of specialty rolls is enormous and there is the temptation to order too many -beware because they are quite large! The use of fresh vegetable toppings on a couple of the rolls was unique. Only other caution is the out front signage is limited. We walked right past the place a couple of times on our first visit. But it's well worth finding!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Have been here a number of times and love it! It's one of my favorite places in Seattle. The variety and quality of the sushi is outstanding. My favorite is the Rockstar on soy paper. The service is very good. Always reliable for a night out."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Our Japanese friend says that Momiji is really good, which confirms our opinion. The ambience is a nice blend of trendy and Japanese (the interior garden). Don't miss trying the sesame tofu!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013