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