Ma'ono Fried Chicken & Whisky
Food was good but service was lacking. Server was aloof and seemed in a hurry to get us out of there. He took plates without asking if we were finished eating. I had several ears of corn to take home and he brought a box to the table, then dumped the corn in without any of the sauce (the best part!). It wasn’t even close to closing and there were plenty of open tables so we had no idea what his rush was. He wasn’t overtly rude but he wasn’t friendly by any means. I know some of my companions were annoying (they asked a lot of questions about the menu due to their dietary restrictions), but if you’re in the service industry you should expect to deal with difficult customers but prepared to handle them with more patience and grace. I love Ma’ono and would come back, but I wouldn’t want the same server.
My party of 4 were disappointed with the meal - we’re salt lovers when it comes to flavoring our food but the fried chicken and ramen were way too heavy on the salt. The chicken also seemed over fried and dry. We also ordered side dishes of fried rice and french fries. The fried rice portion was hilarious when it was brought to the table and the fries were very crispy and tasty but were sized like stubby cigarette buds! For the portion sizes I felt it was very overpriced. We were all in agreement that the meal in regards to flavor and price would not make any of us return customers. A very underwhelming meal:(
The Brunch menu has only a few items that are not regularly available, so don't worry about making it out for Brunch. And make sure you actually get something with the fries chicken. While others things are fine, they aren't as good as the chicken items.
My husband and I had a great time at Ma’ono - I would call it a West Seattle gem. We ordered the dark meat fried chicken, a mild fried chicken sandwich (which still had kick to it and good flavor), fries, and the Okra. That was too much food for 2 but I wouldn’t have gotten rid of anything. I wish there were half orders of sides so we could try more.
Excellent whiskey selection, and my go-to beer on tap Bodhi. I would have liked to order drinks before food instead of all together, but that’s just my personal preference.
The total for 3 beers, 1 whiskey and the food mentioned was around $70 which is as expected for the quality and amount of food we received.
Can’t wait to come back and try more!
Prompt service, great value, amazing food! The corn and the chicken are always a hit!
The food was delicious, but the noise level is quite loud in the restaurant. It's difficult to hear.
Everything was excellent especially the corn
Excellent food. Wonderful service. A bit loud though - hard to even talk
Outstanding food and drinks. Perfect spot to take our friends as 1 hates seafood and the other lives Japanese cuisine. Percy option. And they had a fried chicken for us also this time. So crispy and delicious. Still crispy after 2 days in the fridge even. Our server was great. Pretty loud place as it seemed they had the music up a few too many decibels but it wasn't terrible.
Wonderful unique food. Great service. We love this place!
Mike is the best bartender in Seattle. He’s a pal. My better half and I have spent many Saturday and Sunday mornings catching up with him over fried chicken sandwiches. 😀👍🤘
Loved it! Great food, service and atmosphere. Cool neighborhood.
The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The food is tasty and fresh. We go here anytime we are in Seattle. I would highly recommend the poke bowls, sweet potatoes, and (obviously) fried chicken.
Th food and service was excellent!
NOT STROLLER/BABY FRIENDLY, DRY CHICKEN AND SUPER RUDE HOSTESS. We made reservation in advance through open table and mentioned that we will have 2 babies in strollers, and I mentioned that again to this same hostess when I called the day before to make some small changes to our reservation. When we got there, she kept saying that we shouldn't have strollers there and shouldn't block the aisles which we did not, and then she kept slamming chairs at us and giving dirty and annoyed looks throughout our entire meal. If the restaurant wasn't stroller friendly, she could've let us known by either calling us or telling me when we spoke on the phone, and we could've picked a different place instead of wasting our valuable time here. The food also did not make things any better .
Always love going to Maono. It’s a great place to bring out of town guests or have a family get together. We ordered almost everything on the menu to meet the needs of vegetarians and carnivores alike. The okra was new to me and exceptionally tasty. Always love the chicken of course. Thanks to our server who coped with our ragtag group!
Food and drink is always top notch. Please bring back the bottomless mimosas though, those are always a table satisfier for a brunch group.
The food and service was outstanding. Persia was our server as she was the previous time I was there.
Fried chicken is always good. We enjoyed the poke and corned beef hash. Try it with their kimchee!
Food always was great. So glad pig tacos are back on menu. Fun environment, very friendly and good service.
Everything about the night was great!!
It’s probably redundant to talk about the chicken as this is what’s it’s known for. But it is good. The accompanying dishes were well prepared, salad was perfectly dressed. The French fries do need to be cooked to a more crispy state as they were soggy and not up to par with the other food items.
Great GF fried chicken! 👍🏻
Wonderful experience at Maono! The fried chicken (gluten free and regular) was delicious. Everything we ate was great. The service was excellent! I usually come for brunch but I will come back again for dinner.
Fried chicken was delicious. Menu a bit too limited. Service was outstanding.
Food was great as always! Service felt a rushed and not particularly friendly, despite the fact that there weren't people waiting for our table. We are fans of this spot, just missing the hospitality we've enjoyed in the past.
Love, love, LOVE this place! I have celiac disease and don't get to eat fried chicken very much (really, ever). Ma'ono makes the most incredible gluten-free fried chicken I've tasted, and much of their delicious menu is accessible to folks like me who have to avoid gluten. Plus: amazing whiskey selection, great music, and a really nice waitstaff. Thank you Ma'ono!
Great experience all around! Reserved our chicken and had a bunch of amazing sides! Passion Fruit Pot de Creme was a great way to top it off.
Went for Saturday brunch. Wonderful food!!! Will
be going back!
The food is good but the best thing is SERVICE which is absolutely fantastic
We were celebrating the 88th birthday of my father in law and the staff couldn't have been kinder or more gracious. Food was absolutely delish , as was my craft cocktail.
Ma'ono is a great option for a celebratory meal, a romantic date night, or fun gathering spot for friends.
The food was good, went for the Fried Chicken and was a little disappointed. The white meat way dry and way too much skin was Custer and cooked. Most likely will not order the Fried Chicken again. Way to expensive for what was served
We come here for Brunch when we get a sitter for our 2 young children. It gets loud quickly here. The fried chicken is to die for. Best fried chicken we've ever had, and I grew up in the South.
We love this place. We make plans to visit every time we come from Vancouver. The chicken is that special and the experience and having food cooked with love is usually worth it. Our last experience at Ma'ono however left us all a bit perplexed and not happy. We were asked if we could adjust our 2:45pm Sunday reservation (the only one we could get when I booked) to an earlier time. We couldn't... but we had already pre ordered our chicken I thought we'd have a good 15 minutes before the kitchen closed for service. We were told of this on the phone and again in person at the restaurant. We were put speedily in place and handled with vigor and rushed through the ordering process. Our surly inked waiter was not happy that a table of 6 had landed just before the kitchen closed and treated us with his attitude and also strained to hear us over his very loud music. After being rushed through lunch which was of course delicious we were informed that he couldn't split the bill for us. I guess he didn't have a calculator or this was getting in the way of his smoke breaks. We paid up and left but all with a funny feeling that we may choose another restaurant before we come back here in future. Unless we want a side order of abuse and attitude to go with the poultry. Take care of your guests people!
Our favorite place to take out of town guests. Amazing dinner and brunch!
So very loud it’s uncomfortable. Food and service excellent.
We were greeted by our favorite hostess and seated promptly at our reservation time. Food and drink were amazing as ever. It was a bit noisy, due to it being a full house, making it a little difficult to hear our server and some of our conversations. It really didn’t adversely effect our total experience. We will definitely be back...
Fun place, great food, friendly service. Best fried chicken. Looking forward to trying the loco moco.
The food & service were great.
Amazing food! Fast service. Loved it so much. Will definitely be back.