Great food, service with a smile, love that you have to order your chicken when you make your reservation so you don't have to concern yourself with their running out.
Been there many times. One of my favorites. Sat at the bar for the first time and the service is always great.
Fried chicken was amazing and lived up to the hype. Drinks were tasty too. Noise was a bit loud but otherwise great experience. We will be back. Menu should note that you use peanut oil though. It was hard for us to track down this info and we have a son with a peanut allergy.
All the items we ordered were yummy and the cocktails and whisky pours were quality. However, the overall atmosphere was just your basic modern/hip ... with what I would say was less than your basic modern/hip attention to lighting ... as in it was just plain old dark ... nary a candle or twinkle light in sight. I can live with that, but there is something that will keep me from coming back -- the stunningly poor acoustics. We sadly found ourselves exhausted just trying to hear the server and each other. So ... if you go, only go during off/quieter hours (if there are any?) or with folks who you're not interested in talking to ... but where's the fun in that??!
Ma’ono is the best. Everything about this place is great.
I was disappointed in our brunch. Sunday brunch bloody Mary's should be super. It wasn't. The celery was limp and only a carrot in the Bloody.
Our hash dish was really a Mish mash so the vegetables seemed over cooked. Pricey too.
This is essentially 2 reviews in one after eating brunch here a couple weeks ago and then the dinner I had very recently. This place is great--it's always full these days but the noise doesn't overwhelm you. They are making these very cool meals that seem relatively simple at first but upon eating them, they're incredible--the fried chicken was JUST the fried chicken (nothing with it such as a veggie or a potatoe) but I couldn't get enough of it. The appetizers that was "just" broccoli and then a brussel sprouts are "just" that (nothing dressing it up) but the taste is incredible (the grilling and the spices). I can't express enough how good this fried chicken is, and there was almost no wasted "grist" or fat--I ate all of it!
I was also on a date and I liked the lighting a LOT--not too dark despite it being a somewhat-dimly-lighted place.
The waiter/waitresses work hard and you can always get their attention--they are very available.
I've also been impressed at the behavior of the number of young kids here--maybe 3-to-7 year olds. They're there with their parents and nobody is misbehaving. The food must be THAT good!
First time visitor left all time lover of this place! Amazing fried chicken
Fried chicken + Macaroni and kimcheese = Yes please forever.
Chicken. Get the half or full. The quarter won’t cut it once you taste it. Perfectly cooked. Great batter with enough spices. Juicy chicken. While fine by itself, the hot mustard dipping sauce is a nice addition. Oh yeah everything else you order will also be great.
My favorite fried chicken in Washington and because they offer a gluten-free version, I can have authentic real fried chicken that doesn't taste like GF! One of my favorite places in west Seattle, just remember to call ahead if the chicken is what you are after, as it goes fast! (24 hr notice for GF) Ask for the popcorn ice cream - surprisingly good! Both are addictive!
Im so glad we ordered the fried chicken in advance cause they were sold out by the time we were seated at 830. My Manhattan cocktail was perfect as was the fried rice (our favorite of everything we ordered). The brussel sprouts we good but not great. Overall we had a wonderful Valentine's day dinner.
We went to one of our favorites, Ma'ono as a Valentine's treat. The fried chicken and poke are both fantastic (order the chicken 24 hours in advance) but sadly this time the chicken was over fried. Despite that it was still very tasty, if just too dry.
The poke, was out of this world delicious, and the cocktails are good, although there have been much change in the drinks menu for the last year.
Gluten free fried chicken is outstanding for you're of us who can not easy the regular fare any longer, and the staff is helpful in knowing what else on the menu can be made gf.
The fried chicken was excellent. Our server, Willow, was friendly and knowledgeable. Although it is quite noisy during Sunday brunch, my friend (who I hadn't seen in a decade) and I had no trouble hearing each other while catching up and conversing.
This was my fourth or fifth time to this restaurant, although it’s probably been over a year since I was there last. I’ve always loved it. While the service was excellent, the menu had shrunk and the food although tasty, was not as good as it once was. The “new” burger, was a wet messy burger and quickly became a knife and fork burger. The meal was highly salted. Missing on the menu were some amazing sides including the carrots. It was very loud in the restaurant and it was tough to hear my table mate. Wishing the previous menu would come back....
Good service but aside from the chicken and the vegetables, there aren’t great share items. Better for smaller groups but fast service all around.
The gluten-free chicken is amazing! The whole family was satisfied and would've never known it was gluten-free if we had not told them !
Went to celebrate a job promotion. Ma’ono did not disappoint. We live this restaurant, and it is one of Seattle’s hidden gems.
Had the Fatty saimin. Never disappoints.
Terrific place for any occasion! It was my wife's birthday, and I'm not sure if the front desk let the wait staff know that, but beyond that, the food was great, the wait staff very attentive, and the whisky list at this place is unbelievable. A gem of Seattle!
The fried chicken was worth it! We reserved a whole bird for our party of 6 and it was the perfect amount. The side dishes were creative and tasty.
Food was extremely good. Restaurant was clean. A very good destination restaurant to try something new.
Amazing as always!! Can't say enough good things about this place. Service is incredible and food is to die for.
I saw this restaurant on tv and the chicken looked so good, along with other food items. It was my husbands birthday, so 7 of us decided to try this restaurant because my husband LOVES chicken. I had reservations and we were seated right away, which was nice. We ordered 1 whole chicken and a half of a chicken. I thought the chicken was VERY expensive... $49 for 15 pieces of chicken! Wow!! We ordered several of the side dishes too. The beet salad was SO GOOD! We really enjoyed the Mac & cheese, Loco Moco was the bomb, the broccoli was great and the curry bacon rice. However; none of our party was really thrilled with the fried chicken. The chicken was VERY crispy, but the meat was a bit dry. We did really enjoy all the flavors in the side items. The one thing that was not pleasant at all, is how loud it was in the restaurant. We could not hardly hear ourselves talk and it was hard to communicate with the waiter. I tried it (a new restaurant), but not sure I would make another reservation.
The noise level makes it very difficult to talk and be heard. Nothing cozy at all about dining at Ma'Ono.
Just keeps getting better. Ma'Ono is so on its game. This is hands down the best restaurant in West Seattle and the food rivals anything downtown. While the menu isn't huge, they do everything right. We shared the beet salad, Poke, curried rice, fried chicken, washed down with beautiful IPA's (and did I mention superb cocktails to begin?) I'd recommend a reservation if you don't want to wait (at least on weekends, when we usually go. And our server ("Tyler") was simply the best, unhurried, unpretentious, yet totally professional. Another homerun by Ma'Ono.
LOVED the food, very fun spot. BUT we had a friend with us who is older and doesn't hear well - just FYI this is a very loud restaurant. I wouldn't recommend it for folks who have a hard time hearing, especially in crowded situations. Still, it's an awesome spot!!
Food, service and company were great! The music was pretty loud so I felt like our group was having to talk over it a little but otherwise great spot.
I love the Fatty Saimin even though they have changed the ingredients a bit. I miss the chunks of pulled pork and bacon, instead it's now a thick slice of pork belly. Still yummy and you can't beat the bottomless mimosas. Definitely a favorite spot for brunch. Ultra loud though, not the place for super intimate conversations.
Strange. Called restaurant for reservations @6, nothing available. Open Table accepted our reservation @6. They open at 5pm. We’re out of ribs, only had chicken. Didn’t care... we have chicken and whisky. Chicken was dry, maybe leftover from last night? Loved the place before this
New Years Eve
This is a legendary restaurant that should be remembered.
Great spot in West Seattle. The atmosphere is fun and vibrant. Fun menu, great service!
As always Ma'Ono did not disappoint my palate. The curry bacon fried rice and tostadas sent an explosion of flavor coursing through my taste buds and left a comforting warm feeling in my stomach. I would recommend both dishes as your first, mid, or last meal. But really, the food was nothing compared to the service we received. We were lucky enough to have the very attentive and friendly Persia as our server. She didn't once miss an opportunity to fill my bottomless mimosa or coffee. My dining partner for the day and I both had allergies we needed to take into account. She can't eat gluten, and I must avoid dairy. Neither of these seemed to be an issue for any of the staff involved in the process of our food consumption. The order was flawlessly passed from our mouths, to Persias ears - From Persias mouth to the cooks ears - and finally from there to our food. We received our dishes shortly after order, and they were cooked to perfection. No complaints could be found - and I can generally complain about anything.
10/10 would go again. When you go, make sure to request to sit in Persias section - you will not be disappointed by the decision. Just remember to bring a great attitude and an empty stomach. Oh and tip big, keep your servers happy :D
This place just isn’t as good as it used to be. The food was bland.
We were a big table for Sunday brunch. The restaurant was busy, and our orders were delayed by about 20 min. While our server tried to help make it better with some taro chips, she was not super attentive with refills or helping to ease the uncomfortable weight. It was just an overall not awesome experience. It seems like it's just been getting busier and louder every time we go, and the food is not quite as good as it used to be.
Super good food. Amazing wait staff. No long wait. Good vibes.
The food was good, but it was so loud in the restaurant that my family had to shout to hear each other. I'm not normally sensitive to noise, but I couldn't sit there and wait for my food, I had to leave the building.