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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:
The rapid ride C line runs most frequently and 24 hours a day between Downtown Seattle and the West Seattle Junction. Bus routes 22, 54 and 55 travel between West Seattle and Downtown Seattle approximately every 15-30 minutes. For specific times call King County Metro Transit 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/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, 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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (22)
Good for a Date (18)
Fun (17)
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Worth the Drive (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Spicy (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Authentic (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Business Meals (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Cozy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s

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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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....

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on January 31, 2018

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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 !

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Went to celebrate a job promotion. Ma’ono did not disappoint. We live this restaurant, and it is one of Seattle’s hidden gems.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Had the Fatty saimin. Never disappoints.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was extremely good. Restaurant was clean. A very good destination restaurant to try something new.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing as always!! Can't say enough good things about this place. Service is incredible and food is to die for.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The noise level makes it very difficult to talk and be heard. Nothing cozy at all about dining at Ma'Ono.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Congratulations

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is a legendary restaurant that should be remembered.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great spot in West Seattle. The atmosphere is fun and vibrant. Fun menu, great service!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Fun, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2017

This place just isn’t as good as it used to be. The food was bland.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Super good food. Amazing wait staff. No long wait. Good vibes.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2017

service for bottomless mimosa was great. it was very loud. Everything we ordered between 10 people was super salty. They should minimize using salt on everything on the menu.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food was good. Service was lacking. The waiter brought our appetizers out at the same time as our main dishes. Instead of apologizing he brushed it off saying that's how it's done?! He also forgot one of our side dishes and seemed to rush us out the door at the end of the meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Delicious food!!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 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 25, 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 22, 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 18, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Spicy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 18, 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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