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About Ma'ono Fried Chicken & Whisky

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.

4437 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Hawaiian, Northwest, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Happy Hour
Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

Cross Street:
Genesee Street and Oregon Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 935-1075

Website:
http://www.maonoseattle.com/

Parking Details:
Parking along California Avenue SW, Genesee and Oregon Streets. Free West Seattle Junction parking lots located at Oregon Street and 44th Avenue SW and Oregon Street and 42nd Avenue SW.

Public Transit:
Bus routes 22, 54 and 55 travel between West Seattle and Downtown Seattle approximately every 15-30 minutes. For specific times call Metro rider information or visit their website.

Executive Chef:
Mark Fuller

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact us for more information at 206.935.1075

Private Party Contact:
Marjorie Chang Fuller: (206) 935-1075

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ma'ono Fried Chicken & Whisky Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Bar Seating (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
People Watching (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Authentic (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
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Cozy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
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Seasonal (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Friendly staff...delicious fried chicken... and whiskey... I'm pretty happy

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fried chicken was the best it's ever been. The server was great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fried chicken. Just get it. And get more than you think you need. You will want leftovers.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Everything was excellent as usual!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We went for brunch and bottomless mimosas, great food and excellent service!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

A must stop in West Seattle. The best fried chicken to be found in this foodie city. The bar pours a gracious glass and service is consistently attentive. Loved the beet salad which looked as pretty as it tasted. My husband also enjoyed the chef's take on a burger, if chicken's not your thing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great place, but not conducive to conversation-- loud.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Spicy
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great service, great food & great drinks! Our group consisted of 3 couples and it was perfect. I cannot get over how FANTASTIC the Gluten Free Fried Chicken was. HIGHLY recommend

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Casual, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food as always! Server hovered a little.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My first time there and definitely not the last. The fried chicken was outstanding!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The Saimin soup base was salty. The musubi was tasty. The restaurant is really loud during the Sunday brunch hours.

Tags: Spicy
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Staff was awesome, food was amazing, didnt have to wait too long, they are NOT lying when they say you don't see the bottom of your glass for your mimosa, oh yes...I said MIMOSA and all you can drink for only 14$. So good. Only thing is its super loud (on a sunday for brunch) but that would NEVER keep me away. I am only saying that for date-types.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great chicken. The sides were super delicious!!! Drinks were also very good! A bit pricey for fried chicken but worth it!
Service was good, attentive staff.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Absolutely amazing gluten free fried chicken. Every piece was perfectly crisp and moist. The flavors did not disappoint, they were traditional yet so much bolder. The gluten "full" version was a bit on the salty side. Many reviews recommended the curry bacon friend rice but it was disappointing. It was very rich and just seemed to have to much going on, the potential flavors were lost.
Most other dishes can be made gluten free as well. Quite a noise spot though so not the place to go for a quiet dinner.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Every bite was delicious

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had a blast for brunch to celebrate my birthday. Perfect for groups and sharing things!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very disappointed! Had been 3 years ago and it was very good. Not this time. Chicken over cooked. Okra tough and woody. Fried rice terrible. Sweet rolls good. French fries not hot.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This place used to have the best burger and salad. Neither are on the menu now.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Place was incredible, the food was indescribable. The only thing that could have been better was the overall warmth of the place. It was a bit cold.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Ma'ono is the best, I love the brunch menu-the french toast with chicken nuggets (house-made) is the bomb! One of my favorite places for fried chicken for sure. And to top it off, you can order some fine whiskey for when you're feeling fancy and special. Make sure to get reservations for the weekend brunch, so worth it, you don't want to get caught wandering in and realizing its full and all you smell is that fried chicken as you walk back out the door. Thanks Ma'ono! <3

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food; fried chicken was incredible. The corn dish was fantastic. The curry bacon fried rice was a little salty for my taste - but okay. Pretty good service. Only issue was they accommodated a large group of 12-15 people right next to us so it was a lot louder than normal with that party talking over each other to be heard. Glad they were seated about halfway thru our meal. Besides that noise level it was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Went for the Start of Restaurant week and chose to order off the regular menu and my friend ordered the Restaurant Week Special. $33 for 3 courses I had the loco moco and it was delicious, nice beef patty, topped by an egg that was perfectly cook, and there was also a piece of the Portuguese sausage. I missed the brown gravy on the loco moco. On The special had duck wings for the appetizer and that was awesome, the Lomi Lomi Salmon was good but the pudding for dessert had coconut in it and that was not listed on the menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We've been coming to Ma'ono for years and always enjoyed our meals, but this particular visit was really disappointing. Everything was overly salty and we waited for over half an hour in between our appetizer and our meal. In fact, we got some of the food sooner because we waved our server down and asked her where our food was. She hurried some of the order over and brought the rest later. Noise level is beyond annoying and made the ridiculously long wait in between courses even worse.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Had a reservation and we were seated immediately. The waitress, Becky, was super helpful and patient to deal with some allergy concerns- which is extremely appreciated, and the food was delicious.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Good food with great company. We are returning customers but this time 3 of us had the chicken sandwich. Delicious!

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Went for brunch and they were busy. Made a reservation and got seated immediately. Great service, delicious food!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Fun, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Always good food

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I picked Ma'ono for dinner specifically because I had heard how incredible the fried chicken was, and it did not disappoint! Also had a great cocktail and whiskey list, in addition to attentive but not intrusive service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 5, 2017

If you like fried chicken ,go no further. ,This is outstanding chicken, crispy and moist. Wow !!! The pork ribs were great also . Remember to order the fried chicken with your reservation .

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was delicious. Staff was accommodating. Would definitely recommend. Loved the bottomless mimosas.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Fun, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food is always on point and they have bottomless mimosas which are a huge win for brunch.

Tags: Comfort Food, Spicy, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Fried chicken is the best!

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Great food, wonderful flavors. Always a great meal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Fantastic as always! Divine Fried Chicken, delicious cocktails and even went for the Okra (which I'd never been a fan of until trying Chef's preparation at Ma'Ono). Our server was even kind enough to bring a slice of their scrumptious Banana Cream Pie with a candle in it, since we were celebrating my husband's big 5-0 with friends. Thanks Ma'Ono!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great treatment of tradition food found in Hawaii.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We took 4 of our friends, all have never been. They completely loved everything about. Amazing as always.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I have literally never had a bad thing from this menu. The food is great, the whiskey is great, and the banana cream pie is out of this world.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 5, 2017

The curry and bacon fried rice is not to be missed.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 5, 2017

I have been here a few times and the more i go to this restaurant, the more frustrated i get about their reservation only policy for table seating. Even when there are tables available.
I made reservations for 6pm and arrived at 5:45pm. I noticed that there were tables that were completely empty, but i was told by the hostess that my only option was to wait 15 min before i got seated since there was also no seating at the bar. She would not seat us earlier than 6pm. I came back at the reserved time (at the persuasion of the person I was with) and those tables were still empty when they finally decided to seat us.
For a fried chicken place - it's very pretentious about seating. At least once you're seated they treat you very nicely. I find the entire process, though, ridiculous and not customer friendly.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Took some out of town friends for Sunday brunch - food was excellent, as always. We were a little surprised by how loud the restaurant was (there was a crying baby at the next table that we could barely hear) but overall it didn't detract from our conversation or experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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