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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
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4.6

service

4.4

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4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasion (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
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Authentic (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Happy Hour (6)
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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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 (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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 (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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Friendly staff, efficient service, delicious food and a good wine list.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

A friend recommended that we go here for supper for the last night of our honeymoon stay in the Seattle area after she saw something on a food channel about Fried Chicken and Whiskey. Whoever makes the ribs is now my best friend. I literally ate some of the bones because the ribs were so delicious and tender I didn't realize that it was happening. The restaurant was out of chicken when we arrived, but we were still able to get a spicy chicken sandwich, and I'd make the drive just for another one with some Whiskey from the Northwest. Everything was ridiculous - including the $10 carrots. Yes, carrots. We are trying to replicate them for supper at home everyday until we are satisfied with our efforts. Incredible.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

We were disappointed. And I hate to say that because other reviews raved about the food so we went with confidence- for the price, not worth it. Curry fried rice - soggy. The raw tuna in the poki was soft (bad). Chicken was good but @ $30 for 10 pieces, not THAT good High on hype, short on delivery.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 26, 2017

First, the restaurant was freezing. It was a warm-ish summer day, but outside had gotten cold and it was even colder in the restaurant. Everyone in the place was in tank tops and shivering. When we asked to turn the AC down a tad, they said they could not due to the open kitchen. I actually walked back to my office nearby to get a jacket. Second, the food is great but there are no gluten free options except for gluten-free fried chicken which you have to order 24 hours ahead. Makes the choices very limited for those of us who must avoid it. The servers look at you like you have three heads if you ask for something without gluten. I'm a foodie, and I can eat almost anywhere without a problem. They simply don't care. That's unusual for Seattle these days.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Maono never disappoints! This is definitely a Seattle staple for brunch and dinner! 👍🏽👍🏽

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Spicy, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Fun, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We always have a good time when we go to Ma'ono. The food was delicious and the staff very friendly. They never disappoint.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great brunch but not very kid friendly

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The meal was delicious. Our waitress was gracious. The host and hostess were rude, however. I'd made reservations on Open Table for 7 PM, then changed them to 6 PM one minute later. The confirmation was sent to my phone. Upon arriving at the restaurant, the hostess told my brother the reservations were for 7 PM and there was nothing they could do. The attitude was "tough luck." I arrived and showed the hostess, then host, my confirmation. Again, the attitude was haughty. No apology. No effort to remedy the situation. The attitude was take the 7 PM reservation or leave it. They acknowledged Open Table was the reservation system on their website. Apparently, they had no record of the time change. A simple sorry would have gone a long way. When I politely but firmly held my ground since my brother and his wife had traveled 3 hours to celebrate his birthday, they gave us the next available table.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Casual, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Wonderful service! Delicious food...especially the fried chicken!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Lots of fun. We just got a bunch of things and shared them at the whole table. You have to reserve the fried chicken ahead of time and it’s worht it.

Tags: Spicy, Great Beer, Fun, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Loved this place for brunch but discovered upon arrival today that they've changed the menu. They removed the Benedict and baked oatmeal from the brunch menu. Seriously. A brunch menu without a Benedict & oatmeal. Aside from being the two best items on the menu it just seems really strange to offer a brunch menu without them. What's been added? A spicy chicken sandwich and a couple of other forgettable fare. Overall disappointing.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We've been going to Ma'Ono for several years and were very disappointed today. It was so loud and we didn't get plates for our appetizer after we asked two people for them. Then a couple items weren't brought to us after we asked for them. Very disappointed all around!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food, service, & prices were great! (Definitely order the fried chicken and side of fries!)

The only negative feedback I have is that it is a loud place and difficult to hear each other when the place is full of people.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Our server, Becky, is not a good fit for Ma'ono. She's not present, doesn't do what she says she will do, e.g. bring warm towels, and is just plain no fun. I'm hopeful that she never serves us again.

On the flip side, David visited our table a few times and is an absolute gem. He cares and took a few moments to share some conversation.

David reflects the Ma'ono brand well, Becky, on the other hand, is an exceptionally poor fit.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Poke is always on hit. Saimin was sum-thin. After having the fried chicken on the first occasion, couldn't wait to go back. We went back on one other occasion. They were out of fried chicken. Had the ribs in place. Mild letdown. This time we reserved fried chicken ahead. It came out extremely bready, and the largest piece was undercooked. It's a good amount of food. So we didn't make an issue of it. Cocktails are okay. I like the fried chicken and whiskey concept. Solid beer options. On the service front, waitress Becky, was none too happy to be there that night. Try as we might to not let it affect our meal, it did. We've been there three times now. First was a hit. Second was so-so. Third was subpar. It's safe to say we're going to give it some time before our next visit. Shame. So much promise.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Good food, loud in the room so it was hard to talk.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Insanely loud

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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Always a favorite for our family! Great for just 2, or 10! We love the fried chicken and are always happy with the selection of small plates with east/west flare. The brown seaweed rice and white kimchi were a huge hit this visit.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Decent food but nothing to write home about. Fried rice very ordinary. Companion said the burger was very good. Did not try the fried chicken. Live in the area but have other favorites over this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic
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