Ma'ono Fried Chicken & Whisky

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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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JK
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this place. I had only had the sandwich at the walk-up counter inside Rachel's Ginger Beer at U Village, and I was huge fan. But, the full menu at the West Seattle location is so much more than a chicken sandy! We had the Beet Salad, Musumi, and Poke (delicious) and then shared the Loco Moco Rice Bowl—what a combination of flavors. I can't wait to return and try more from the menu, soon! Aloha!

MP
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very quick service and the food is always top notch.
Tried their Loco Moco for the first time- incredible and so
comforting on a rainy night.

AK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Appreciated the last minute change to add more people.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken is hands down some of the best! Very attentive and helpful with an allergy we had at our table. Very friendly and knowledgeable about their menu.

WM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drive an hour to enjoy Ma'Ono and every time, it's worth it. Food is special, and not what we find at most places. Our server, Bruce, was efficient, friendly, informative, and very welcoming.

S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food, was excellent, don't miss the Fried Chicken obviously. It's fantastic! Those sweet rolls are also wonderful, so soft, it's ridiculous.

AT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Great chicken and sides! Very enjoyable atmosphere... lively and comfortable. The side dishes were outstanding! Chicken very tasty .. i was looking for Nashville hot chicken and this wasn’t spicy at all. But cooked perfectly.
The service was bad tho. Took our orders and quickly brought our food and drinks, then never saw a server again. We got up to go ask for the check. Drink refills would have been nice, but we still had a great time and left happy and full. Het the seasonal beet and apple salad!

4
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Liked reserving via Open Table and advisement to order chicken ahead of time.

Beck, the server was great!! Old Fashion was poured great. Nice selections of whiskeys.

Bok Choy was done perfectly and enjoyed chicken sandwich.

Honestly though, I wasn’t impressed with the half chicken - the skin was dark brown not golden colored and their wasn’t any taste because it seemed over-cooked and the meat just wasn’t juicy. I know I’m probably in the minority because so many people rave about the fried chicken, it just wasn’t to my liking.

On the banana cream pie, I wished it had more of the Haupia (coconut) taste.


I would return to the restaurant because the atmosphere, bar and select other foods were great.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

SH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ma'Ono is fantastic for a lively, delicious brunch. The fried chicken, soup, and standard brunch fare are all tasty and consistently good. This is a lively place so good for groups and kids. Maybe not the best for a quiet romantic place for brunch, but that is a tiny drawback.

CC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Ma’Ono is one of my favorite places to go to when I’m hankering for fried chicken. The fusion of Hawaiian and Korean cuisine is right up my alley. These guys have been around for awhile, but the quality is still top notch and did not disappoint.

LV
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall experience was good. The only reason why I am not rating them higher is because there were no vegetarian options for dinner. Our one poor guest had to eat the mac salad appetizer and ask them to leave out the meat in the fried rice appetizer.

S
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always amazing. Such a long drive for us but worth it every time. Don’t go changin’!!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Their “famous Fried Chicken” was over-breaded, over-cooked, & over-rated. Sides were pricey and not delicious. We usually like to order good tasting food unlike that what we can make & serve at home. Especially if it’s pricey. 3 adults, 3 different entree dishes (including a very average burger), and all 3 disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place for any occasion

CB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As with most "energetic" restaurants, it was too damn loud, but the food was great and the carafe of guava mimosas was delightfully heavy on the bubbly.

K
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Took 15 minutes to order a drink

MD
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We had the fried chicken sandwich, poke, Mac and cheese and fries. All soooooo good.

C
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were promptly seated and our service was great. Food is always top notch.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the Póke!!!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this spot already, good food and service is the standard. This time we were seated quickly and right by the window which was awesome! Jay set us up for success and our server was fantastic! The food was quick and delicious as always. Ma’ono rocks!

R
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ma'ono has great food. It has been awhile since we had been for brunch. The food does not disappoint and we had a great meal.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Mac and Kim cheese and the chicken sandwich was uber salty.

JU
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu is excellent. Staff is friendly. Can get very very loud if crowded.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My team took our factory partners out while they were in town, and Ma’ono not only was able to accommodate 11 people easily, but the service for such a large group was on point as well. Lots of chicken and whiskey was had, and everyone had an awesome time!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Please advise that this establishment no longer offers bottomless mimosas or biscuits. Has lost its value in my opinion

SP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I miss the bottomless mimosas but everything was delicious.

JM
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We are regulars here, but will not be regulars anymore. While we love the people there and the service is good, the quality of the food has gone down significantly. First, they changed the fries they serve there to a cheaper, fast-food kind of fries. Next, they have changed their hot sauce used with the chicken and on every table to more of a pepper sauce. They’ve eliminated the quarter-bird and it seems as though the quality of the chicken that they use has also gone down. Wish this was different, but it’s just not the case.

TA
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Better than my high expectations and can’t wait to go back

KD
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I have a hard time eating at Ma'Ono in a way that does not happen at any other restaurant. I have a fairly severe gluten intolerance, and there is very little offered that is not loaded with it. You can order gluten-free fried chicken 24 hours ahead, but in general I like to eat healthy proteins and vegetables not friend in breading. I don't enjoy a lot of grains. Everything is soaked in soy and bread and rice. The kalua pork was dry, and mostly rice. I asked to leave off the macaroni salad, but the server said it would be separate, so someone else could eat it-- but it was not separate at all. My spouse had the hamburger, which was literally smothered in velveeta. The restaurant had us out the door in under 45 minutes, and it felt very rushed. Even the wine pours were small. For an award-winning restaurant, Ma'ono really disappoints.

H
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Had been a couple years since our last brunch at Ma’ono Fried Chicken and Whiskey.
Unfortunately it’s changed.
Our Fried Chicken was visibly undercooked inside, basically burnt outside and really just flavorless.
The sautéed Bok Choy was a pleasant surprise,
but the real surprise came with the bill.
Instead of being charged $32 per whole chicken as listed in our Open Table reservation confirmation email, we were charged $44.
They did end up honoring the price listed in the email, but it sure did seem like the old bait and switch by their initial reaction...

ADDITIONAL NOTES
If you're interested in reserving Fried Chicken, please write a note in the box or call us at ‪206.935.1075‬. A whole chicken is 10 pieces for $32, a half chicken is 5 pieces for $17.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone enjoyed their meals. Good portion. Great service!

LK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lively atmosphere with an interesting menu. Service was very good. It was pretty noisy but noticed was slightly more quiet on West side of the room. Overall, four of us had a nice experience on a busy restaurant week night.

j
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and great help from servers. Also tasty drinks.

R
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We love this restaurant however we went with another couple and we all ordered chicken sandwiches of different hotness levels. I ordered a mild and was given the hot, not a fun discovery. My partner who ordered the hot was given the mild. That was a tough discovery so I think they should label the plates somehow so that a mild order doesn’t get a hot. 🥵

s
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for a birthday brunch. The service was excellent and the fried chicken was definitely a highlight. They held 2 birds based on our table size, and we realized later we only needed 1.5 birds. (Half birds are pro-rated.) It was fine though - made for good leftovers. The Mac and Kim cheese was mild, the fried rice was excellent as well.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love the fried chicken. All the dishes explode with flavor.

n
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful restaurant. Best fried chicken I ever had! Loved the whiskey. Only suggestion is better lighting.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food amazing service.

LA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful and delicious! Not our first meal at Ma’Ono but usually we go for Brunch. Dinner did not disappoint. The Spicy Chicken Sandwich and Kalua Pig Tacos are new favorites as are the whiskey cocktails. Yum!

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