Ma'ono Fried Chicken & Whisky

4.6
1616 reviews
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Hawaiian
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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HW
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was 4/20 in Seattle so the place was packed and the noise level was happily elevated! As always, great vibe and even better food

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DO
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 1

Everything was great except the noise level. We actually had to shout in order to communicate. Phones ringing, musics way to loud. They also didn’t box up the salad that was left. That was a strong highlight of the evening be sure to get the apple turnip salad and the sweet potato !

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

For a little background, I used to go here for a number of years. But in today’s world they don’t roll chickens in sauce anymore which was hands down their best dish. They also served very bad old fashions. I had gotten an old fashion 6 months before and it was fantastic. But this time it was straight sugar and bitters. Enough to make me send it back and the drink I got back was just as bad. This used to be one of my favorite restaurants but I’m very disappointed with the direction they’re going in and I won’t be going back.

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Z
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! The price is fair for the quality, and the food is really great! It's a good idea to make a reservation, and also to reserve some fried chicken because from time to time they run out. They make good cocktails also. There's nothing not to love.

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VQ
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Visited due to the numerous positive reviews and great pics. In person, dishes looked tantalizing, presentation was good, but flavors just weren’t to my liking. The fried chicken was okay, the chicken sandwich was better, the macaroni I didn’t care for and the rolls that I was envisioning would be the real deal delectable Hawaiian roles, seemed steamed or microwaved or something. Not pleasant, texture was completely weird.

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HW
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to dine!

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SM
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Ordered the whole chicken, definitely worth it! Also ordered the loco moco which was also delish..soo good we will be back again.

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KB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is a gem. The food is always delicious and the service is consistently attentive and helpful without being a overbearing. Whenever my Uncle comes to town he always wants to take us out to Ma'Ono!

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TR
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

We’ve had bad customer service in the past but decided to give Ma’Ono another chance. Sadly the customer service got worse and that probably was the last time we will go there. Our waiter kept rushing us to take our order and kept asking if we wanted another drink even though we weren’t even halfway through our beers, multiple times. The restaurant wasn’t busy so to me it didn’t make sense. I hope something changes for future Ma’Ono visitors.

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DG
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

The food was pretty good. Crispy fried chicken, without being oily. Appetizer was tasty, and so was the fried rice and bok choy. If you have a party of 4, which is not unusual, a bread order at $5.50 comes with only 3 to an order!? The banana cream pie was super yummy.
But, overall a lousy experience. The noise level is unbearable, and I mean stadium loud. Forget about having a conversation, you will be yelling across the table. The service, disappointing. Our main course came out before our entrees. We asked about the missed appetizer. Our server explained it was on it's way. When we asked why it was being served after the main course, he said "that's the way it's done here". That's a restaurant first--Call it an appetizer, but serve it after the entrée and sides have come out. Hmm....
The fact you can't hear your conversations made the whole experience a joke. Invest in some sound deadening material, because the food is good...albeit the service a little confused.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booths are held for more than 3 people

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k
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

just a little dark to see. just a little loud to hear your party clearly. hardly a problem that would keep me away when I need some loco moco.

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l
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We'd been wanting to go to Ma'ono for a long time. We felt it was highly overrated and while our meal wasn't bad - it did not live up to the hype of this place.

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P
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this place! The chicken if of course fabulous, and the sides are always creative and tasty. The sweet potatoes were yummy! And I never skip the Banana Cream Pie!

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s
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing experience

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything here is delicious!

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KC
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

For my moms birthday. We had a great time

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Loved the fried chicken and the whiskey menu is solid.

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SK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We get cravings for the chicken, scratch cocktails, and great staff. It is noisy, so don't expect to have an intimate conversation.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Online the menu states that they offer bottomless mimosas for $14 which was a big factor in selecting Ma’ono for brunch. However, when we arrived we found out that they stopped that service the weekend before. Not a big deal but the menu online and on OpenTable should probably be updated to reflect current menus.

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RG
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

There were seven of us dining, some had a delicious meal and some did not. I had the bayaette Steak, medium and it was raw. My daughter had the hamburger and all it was was a burger patty and what was supposed to be grilled onions. Chicken was good and the chicken sandwich and spicy chicken sandwich was good. The pork belly fish noodle soup was great and the kimchi Mac and cheese was great. Stick with the chicken dishes and I don’t think you can go wrong.

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DM
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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u
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Very noisy. I was hoarse by the end of the evening (a Thursday 7:00-9:00pm) having spent two hours talking loudly to my friend just across the table. The service was friendly and efficient. I knew what to expect food-wise but the menu that evening was not as interesting as what I'd seen online. The waiter says it changes regularly so perhaps another night would have been more appealing. And clearly this is a subjective thing. What I ordered was good, not amazing. Overall, it was a disappointing experience. If it hadn't been so noisy, I would give it another try. Perhaps I'll try again at a less busy time.

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JN
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I went for brunch. he service was excellent. I ordered the corn beef hash which was very very dry and disappointing. I have had many wonderful meals here so hopefully this was a blip.

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HD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious, the waiter was friendly and personable, but lacked a bit in the overall service. Had to remind him for a couple of items more than once, and he could have checked on us and refilled our drinks a few more times.

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SR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Vegetable dishes and musubi were decent but over-salted. Fried chicken very mediocre and overcooked/dry. Chicken sandwich way over-salted and disappointingly small. Chocolate desert was excellent, as was the service.

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FM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely Valentine’s Day evening with my spouse was made perfect by the spicy and elegant affair from the responsive chefs and personable wait staff. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

It was Valentines dinner. We were early seating. Felt rushed. Server had us in and out in an hour including drinks. Felt like they were anxious to turn the table.

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HW
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place for the great food & service! My one and only minor comment is that the lightening gets a little dim for my 40’something eyes at times 😁

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Chicken was the highlight. A little expensive, but servings were large.

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N
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Pros: The service was great and the fried chicken was really tasty! I'd also recommend the spam musubi and the kimchi.

Cons: The mac & kimcheese was pretty bland, which was disappointing because it sounded like a fun combo. It was also really loud (more "obnoxious" than "energetic") and pretty expensive for what it is.

If you're really enthusiastic about fried chicken, I might recommend this place, but with a caveat about the price and noise level. I probably won't be going back, though.

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DD
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a fabulous meal here. The fried chicken really was all that, and I was raised in the South. And the sides were lip smacking good. It's a limited menu, so if you don't want fried chicken or Hawaiian fare, this is not your jam. We were dieting, which was less than ideal, but managed to get a belly full by choosing poke and veggies and not eating all the breading. Were I not dieting, I would have loved to try the carmelized onion topping! Service was great, and we ate comfortably in time to get to our show at Arts West. The only complaint I could make is that it was dark and loud. From the outside, I wasn't sure it was open, it was so dark.

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LI
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waffles and chicken nuggets with sausage gravy breakfast always a hit! The nuggets are home made, light batter and perfectly spiced meat. The waffles light and fluffy, and the gravy....BOMB! We also love the buttery syrup flavored lightly of coconut. Nicely done!

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, great bottomless mimosas, the fried chicken sandwich is bomb and the staff & service were amazing!!!

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JD
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The table should come with complimentary ear plugs. It is good food, good drinks, but the room and noise level were uncomfortable and took away from the overall experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took the kids - ages 4, 6 and 8 - and we had a great time. Wonderful meal.

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JY
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fried chicken is awesome. I try to come here every time I'm in Seattle, and it never disappoints. The bok choy and the fried rice are great as well!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot! Will recommend to friends.

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m
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Persia is awesome and made our anniversary date experience well worth the trek! Thank you Persia!

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AJ
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to take people visiting from out of town. I've eaten here three times and have had nothing but excellent experiences start to finish - the wait staff is attentive and thoughtful, the drinks are very good and the food is awesome.

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