Great neighborhood find.
We will definitely be back. The food was great and service friendly and attentive. It got noisy as it filled up because of the hard surfaces.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Momiji never disappoints!
Momiji never disappoints! This is a great restaurant with awesome service. The Japanese garden view is a plus!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely the best sushi! Service is always wonderful and friendly. Love looking out into the garden or watching your talented, creative team behind the great food and drinks.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Momiji has become a favorite
Momiji has become a favorite place for a special meal great for a romantic dinner or wit h a group of friends.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good neighborhood sushi Cap hill
So the atmosphere is really noisy when they're busy and the chairs are really uncomfortable but the food is really good. We also got the wrong order but it was still good so we actually didn't notice until half finished.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great server, which
We had a great server, which always make the dining experience positive. Loved the food, loved the vibe.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, mediocre service
The sushi we had was absolutely delightful. One of the rolls we got had a raspberry sauce that we weren't wild about, but it wasn't bad by any means, just not a flavor we really dug.
However, the service wasn't anything special. One of the folks I was with ordered a diet coke and didn't get a refill on it until after our plates had been cleared and the check brought out, and even then it probably only showed up because she had asked for it. It certainly wasn't bad enough to counter the food or discourage us from coming back, but it wasn't ideal, either.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great rolls, great special Kyoto dishes, and love the way it's built around a Japanese garden in a central courtyard. Plan to become regulars.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
"Fancy Girls" Dinner Date
A girlfriend and I, both new to Seattle from NYC, were looking for a weekend dinner spot we could get a little dressed up for and have fun catching up. While Capitol Hill is a FANTASTIC neighborhood to reside in, every once in awhile a girl needs to throw on her heels and feel a bit more cosmopolitan. Enter: Momiji. Initially recommended by a new friend here, it was the perfect place for us to have a light yet filling early Friday night dinner before joining the guys for a night of bar-hopping. The space is open yet intimate and the staff is personable and efficient. No surprise here but the sushi was incredibly fresh and (bonus!) priced just right. I can't wait to return for another girls night or for a more romantic night with my guy.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sushi Date with Friends
Went here for dinner with 3 of my 20-something friends. The ambiance was nice but still felt comfortable (we wanted to dress up a bit and strap our heels on without feeling too dressy) and we felt totally normal. the specialty rolls were amazing and well price considering quality and quantity. I got the rainbow roll which was excellent and my friend got the coco-loco roll which was a dessert like roll - super tasty and unique, you have to try it! Overall pleasant and fast service to boot, our server wasn't helicoptering at all.
I'd recommend it to my friends looking for a great sushi place!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
While not a traditional omakase where each piece is seasoned and does not require additional wasabi/soy sauce, the fish was fresh and fantastic. Generous portions for the $50 order, I will definitely be back to enjoy this again.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
What to eat
Green Decadence Roll for vegetarians is a must. Capitol Hill Roll. Salmon Sushi. Hamachi, King Crab, and Salmon Tartar are all gems.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mainly tried sushi rolls: large menu and portions, fresh sashimi on top, overall great rolls!
Tempura Green Tea Ice Cream was awesome!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Omakase is fabulous!
We came, anticipating we would do the set dinner. As we were at the bar we questioned whether we should get the set menu or omakase. The chef gently shook his head- he wanted to serve us! We closed our menus and ordered a glass of champagne. Many, many plates later we were super happy with our decision. Bite after bite of delicious wonder was delivered just as we finished our previous plate with a wide variety of the best of the restaurant.
My suggestion- make a reservation for the sushi bar, get omakase and enjoy! (Our dinner was about $70 each with champagne and tax!)
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Momiji is the best
I absolutely love the specialty rolls at momiji. Their fusion of unexpected ingredients with Japanese sushi makes for the most unique and amazing flavors! Superb.... Unlike any other... So much better than traditional sushi. I'm moving to San Diego and wishing Momiji would open a restaurant down there! I will miss you momiji!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Japanese sushi hideaway
In the front there is a bar for happy hour, and in the back there is a beautiful mini rock garden with very limited seating if you wanted to eat outside, however most of the restaurant seating can view the garden through the big glass windows. Makes it feel peaceful but modern. Lots of choices for sake, on the pricier side. Best of what we ordered: Seared ahi (the one with the ponzu or miso? sauce!). Service was great! Good for a post-work meal, dinner with friends, or a nice/relaxed date night.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy Sushi and Rolls!
Excellent quality food in the always interesting Capital Hill neighborhood. Service was a bit disjointed getting our drinks, but the food came promptly. Ambiance is good, not great. In nice weather try to get a table in the small outdoor courtyard.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
extremely loud, very popular and busy so wait times for rolls was longer then you would expect, they ran out of many food items, but the food was very good, and perfect for sharing with a group. Two outdoor tables, seem like the best seats in the restaurant, but sadly we did not sit at them.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding in every way but one
We love everything about Momiji - the staff are incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. The food is incredible - fresh, interesting flavors, innovative options and traditional options too.
Unfortunately, it's so loud and echo-y in there we could barely hear our friends across the table, and the place wasn't even full. We left with headaches from straining to hear them. I would expect that level of noise at a bar or club with live music, but not at a nice restaurant in their dining room area. They badly need some sound dampening panels or features to reduce some of the conversation noise. It makes me sad to say it, but we won't be bringing friends here again because we can't have a conversation without yelling it.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this place....excellent sushi, excellent bar, and excellent service. This is my go-to regular place.
Please don't bring your kids here though...I hate listening to them when you don't control them.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love Momiji. I was always a fan of Umi Sake house in Belltown, just not a fan of the neighborhood, when I found out about Momiji. The location on Capitol Hill is perfect and beautiful. We were able to sit in the courtyard next to the Japanese garden which was lovely. Food as always came out timely and perfectly fresh and delicious. The server was attentive but also gave us time and space to converse without feeling bothered. It was my partner's first time there and he was thoroughly impressed.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Recommended by a friend, food and service were great.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always fresh - great fish and fun rolls! My favorite!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good, not great
Always a tad frustrated with Momiji. It's very good... just not great. Food is good, great sushi, plenty of rolls if that's your thing, the sashimi omakase is great! The service can be... slow. If I were being charitable they may be being more discreet vs. slow; but slow is how it comes across. That's really the only thing that holds Momiji back in my mind.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing menu, beautiful rolls & nigiri. Best sushi in town for quality. Ambiance is beautiful and soothing. Front bar not the best but the rest of the restaurant is fantastic.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty food, not enough staff
Food was great, but service was very slow (not enough waiters) for both drinks and food. When we mentioned this, though, the waiter brought us a round of free shots.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to take a sushi snob
Great service. Great location. Great cocktails. Great atmosphere. Mouth watering sushi.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vegetarian friendly and good
We took my parents and 11 year old to Momiji and we all greatly enjoyed the food. The two vegetarians in the group appreciated the veggie selection. My Japanese Father loved the little garden in the courtyard. The food was all delicious and well prepared except for the sushi rolls.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Sushi, rushed service
The sushi rolls and other dishes that we ordered were delicious, unique, and thoughtfully prepared. Our service was hustled however - the server was pleasant but hurried and didn't return to take a second drink order from us until we were more than halfway through our entree rolls though, and the drinks arrived just when we finished. It was kind of a flat experience given how much this place has been talked-up and the line out the door when we were leaving, I wouldn't pick it again for a special occasion (it was our first wedding anniversary).
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Saturday night Sushi
I have been to the restaurant many times. I took two friends visiting from out of town and they really enjoyed it.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
My 17 year old daughter took me here for my 49th birthday. It was surprisingly spacious and lovely inside. The sushi list was huge and the rolls are enormous and wonderful. They have a wonderful and varied menu including Kyoto specialties which was wonderful since I visited Kyoto earlier this year. Highly recommend.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Asian Food
Momiji is a great surprise. From the street looking in, it doesn't look very interesting, but all you're seeing is the bar. Go inside for dinner, and you're taken back to one of two beautiful dining rooms seperated by a gorgeous Japanese garden. The amience is amazing. The menu is large and varied. Besides sushi and rolls, there are all kinds of other dishes. There is something for everyone there. The service is the weekest link. Not very energetic or informative. But both times I've been there everyone had a wonderful meal and a great time.
9/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed the food
I thoroughly enjoyed the food and we had excellent service. There was some rowdy younger people, but otherwise it was a very pleasurable experience.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best sushi in town- beautiful presentation, lovely staff & great ambiance. Highly recommend!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and beautiful courtyard
This place was great for happy hour, food and drink selection was outstanding. We will have to come back for dinner!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb Sushi Destination
Having lived in Seattle for 9 years then moving to the East coast, I've been in dire need of a near-spiritual Japanese sushi experience. My local friends raved of Momiji during my visit and so on my final night we went. I was not let down one bit!
Delightful, unpretentious atmosphere that is mellower than its sister shop, Umi in Belltown. Lots of table varieties. I was part of a large group in a booth, but we saw many dates at tables and at the bar.
The service is what a New Yorker would expect from a better restaurant: swift, very pleasant, confident, and knowledgeable about the entire food and drink menus.
The food makes you take a deep breath, close your eyes, and have a moment.
Worth each and every penny. GO!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
great place on capital hill-Momiji
Fresh tasty food, great service. watch out for the wolfgirl cocktail. yum. For a special occasion and/or a good meal with friends.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bartender gave great food
Bartender gave great food and drink reccomendations- we will be back!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relaxed Birthday Dinner
The atmosphere is wonderful, with a little manicured courtyard and soft lighting. The drinks are delicious, though some of the dishes were a bit of a miss. Overall the meal was great, the things I will avoid in the future are the crispy calamari (soggy) and the octopus carpaccio (nothing exciting flavor wise).
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my fav sushi places!
Momiji is a unique sushi restaurant on Capitol Hill. When you come in through the entrance you escape from Seattle and find yourself in a serene garden seemingly in the middle of the woods. I love coming here for happy hour because the prices and the food are amazing!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite sushi!
I've been to Momiji three times now and every time I have continued to be impressed. The food is simply amazing. My favorites include the albacore belly and the ranchero and white tiger rolls. I love the unexpected ingredients that pop up in the rolls (like chipotle and mango).
I refuse to eat sushi anywhere else!
We have had the same server every time (just by chance). Kani has always been incredibly friendly and helpful in making choices each time we show up. Even the servers refilling water are incredibly friendly!
My only complaint would be that the chairs in the dining room area are quite uncomfortable: they are not conducive to sitting for long periods of time: get a booth or sit at the bar if you have any sort of booty!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome as always!!! The heartbeat
Awesome as always!!! The heartbeat roll is my new favorite
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I did the 7 course Prixe Fixe menu and it was fantastic! Nothing more to say really :)
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I eat here at least once a month and this was the best service ever. Sushi is always fresh and clean but sometimes service is not perfect but last night was top notch!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic service and food!
Got a great table in the bar. Had almost everything on the happy hour menu and a lot from the regular menu as well. Our waiter couldn't have been better. Food was excellent.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent veggie sushi
As a vegan I love coming here because they have such beautiful, wonderful luscious veggie sushi. The place is beautifully designed. Always seem to get the same friendly server with the great haircut. Only complaint is that it is very noisy.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gorgeous, delicious, but slow
I love this restaurant . It is gorgeous, exquisite even. The food is superb.
However, I've been there 4 or 5 times, and every time the service is mediocre. The staff are pleasant, but rushed. And they are not particularly knowledgeable about the food and drink items on the menu. Each time my impression has been that the restaurant is badly understaffed. It is hard to get the attention of the wait staff. And then it takes way too long to get what you've requested. The food originally ordered comes out in a reasonable amount of time, but additional items ordered are problematic. During our meal we ordered rice, which never came. A beer I ordered partway through the meal arrived after we were through, right before the check came.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Used Open Table with great success (again) and came back to Momiji after a long-ish absence and had a most delicious meal. A little more expensive than the basic..but more than good value for quality..and GREAT care and service at the table (am older so 'back room' was too mach backgound noise 'for me'. THANKS for a sweet evening..Momiji.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We made it to Momji just in time for the happy hour menu
so much bang for the buck and the sushi was good, generous portions and fresh
my only complaint was that the woman at the front desk was a tad snarky
Our server however was wonderful
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food here was excellent. They have a modern fusion twist that really works. I suggest items off their daily special list.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM