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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

service

4.4

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4.2

value

4.1

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 7, 2012

The food was great. The waitress was an airhead and didn't know how to respond appropriately when asked about menu items. Quiche was served cold. Waited for it to be warmed for 20 minutes. Finally cancelled the order and left.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 6, 2012

its unlike any other menu in the city and you wont find better food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 3, 2012

Food was very good again ! Service staff do not seem overly happy.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 30, 2012

Four of us tried Ma'ono on a Saturday night because of all the buzz about their fried chicken. Well, we really enjoyed our visit and will be back but the chicken was our least favorite. Great poke, grits, apple salad, drinks but found the chicken over cooked with a too hard breading. One chicken for four was plenty--took home four pieces. Also will try a week night to see if it's quieter. There are no soft surfaces and the noise rackets around.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 30, 2012

Food very good and imaginative but very rigid about menu items served only at designated times (ie. kimchi served only at dinner). No highchairs or booster chairs so request a booth if you have small children. Servers are very inconsistent about "Aloha" spirit.

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 (Portland)·Dined on June 29, 2012

Great food and service except for one server who brought two of our side dishes. She was snippy when I asked which item it was she delivered. Our main server was excellent. We'd definitely recommend!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 28, 2012

The fried chicken was good. It has a nice crust and was fairly moist; I'd say second only to Heaven Sent locally. However, the sides were overpriced and underwhelming. Please make your fried rice with day old jasmine rice please, your patrons will thank you for it. Service was pretty good, really not a whole lot to say about that other than the mandatory gratuity that he added. At this price point, I'd go elsewhere for my fried chicken fix. I do miss the duck egg raviolo from Spring Hill though!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 27, 2012

Love their chicken. Everything we have ordered from the menu has been great but the chicken is so good we cannot seem to try new stuff. We will have to go more frequently I guess.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 26, 2012

I can't comment on the rest of the menu but would not recommend the fried chicken dinner unless you want to clog your arteries without at least having a somewhat satisfying meal. The fried chicken dinner (whole chicken cut into 10 pieces) recommended for 2 is way too much food...wished there was an option for a smaller order. We were only able to eat half of it and we were also semi-forcing ourselves to eat it since it was not very good. The chicken itself did not have any flavor (the dipping sauces were not good either) and the batter was too thick. I've had delicious korean fried chicken at Mono + Mono in NYC and was hoping it would be similar but it was nothing close to it. And, the kimchee was too sour for my liking.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2012

The chicken is quite over rated. It is okay but not really that special. Try Gus's in Memphis.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 24, 2012

The recommendation is not without reservations. First, the side dishes like the stir-fried choy and Manapua were fabulous, as are the cocktails. (Their take on an Old Fashioned is amazing. )But the signature "whole chicken" was just not worth it. Taste-wise, it was just fried chicken- nothing worthy of the price paid for it. In all seriousness, a bucket of KFC was more flavorful. But other than the chicken, the rest was terrific. The service, staff, etc. were commendable. And my wife & I will go again- just not for the chicken.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 24, 2012

With such a highly ecclectic brunch menu you are bound to find something that sounds delicious to eat. That being said, the menu is very meaty and generally pretty heavy; lots of sweet breads, pork, fried food, and gravy. The chicken and french toast was perfect when shared. The chicken was more like home made chicken nuggets that were perfectly crunchy and paired ideally with the gravy and syrup that accompanied it. The Moco Loco was less impressive being rather bland in flavor and massive in size. Over all, I would return for dinner. While the brunch was interesting, the ambiance didn't suit my particular interest for breakfa which is to savor food slowly while bathed in morning sunlight reading the paper. Ma'ono was moody, hip, and heavy

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 22, 2012

The fried chicken was good, but I don't think I would go back and order anything else. A lot of seafood on the menu, which doesn't go well with whiskey, and it felt overpriced--especially the booze, for such a small pour.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 21, 2012

Good looking place inside. Restaurant is clean. Service is concerned, prompt and knowledgeable. Food is good but the pricing is a good bit out of line for the size portions served. No hamburger in the world is worth $19.00. The $38.00 fried chicken was a big disappointment for the price charged. Good though it was, it's something any decent home cook could make. There was nothing noticeably different about it except the very crisp coating which had most of the seasoning. The chicken itself ahd very little seasoning if any. I wish them well - If they get their pricing in line, I'd consider another visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 21, 2012

Interesting menu of quirky almost Hawaiian items. Amazing manapua pork buns.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 20, 2012

I was there for birthday dinner, had the signature fried chicken, which was delectable, and more than two of us could eat at one sitting (so a couple pieces served as take-home snacks). That dish deserved the great reputation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 17, 2012

Although I like the location. I was not able to try the chicken. I think that the food was over seasoned and way to salty. I did like the whisky selection but would probably not go back.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 17, 2012

We ordered two bowls, steamed buns, asparagus, ceasar salad, kalbi ribs, banana cream pie and popcorn ice cream. Everything was extremely tasty. Great flavors. We found the portions to be overly generous, but I guess it's hard to complain about that. All dishes were expertly prepared and flavors were multi layered. The atmosphere was very pleasant. The only complaint I have is with servers not clearing tables in a timely fashion. A table next to us was not cleared for over 15 minutes after the guests left.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 17, 2012

My husband and I along with my 90 year old parents had a wonderful Father's Day feast of fried chicken. As my Dad said after "the best Father's Day ever!"

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 16, 2012

Chicken was outstanding ! We will be back !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 13, 2012

I tried the fried chicken and it was wonderful. I will go back to try other menu items.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 11, 2012

Having had the chicken dinner when the restaurant was Spring Hill, I was disappointed when we had it recently. The chicken was still good, but you couldn't choose the flavor, nor did they serve all the little sides.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 9, 2012

Hostess was on phone and didn't greet us, even when she hung up. Apathetic service. We received our hot side dishes (without serving spoons) a good 10 minutes before the chicken arrived. No one in our group particularly enjoyed the chicken. I understand it's a family recipe, but it came off as over-breaded and over-cooked. Flavor could only be found with the dipping sauces (chili or honey mustard). I personally liked the sauces, but it couldn't make up for the chicken. I also liked the manapuas and curry rice, but the other sides were fair but not notably good (especially when eaten cold). As a centerpiece, the chicken failed us. With below average service, we won't be making a return drive to West Seattle.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 7, 2012

food was pretty good but thought it was extremely expensive for what you got. Fried chicken was good but I think Tavern Laws is much better.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 6, 2012

I wasn't that impressed with the fried chicken and hype about it. Instead of "whole chicken," it should be advertised as 8 pieces or however many there were. Definitely didn't live up to the hype and way overpriced. Check out the other authentic Hawaiian establishments in the city instead.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 3, 2012

When Spring Hill first opened, we were excited to have a chef the caliber of Mark Fuller right around the corner. Fresh ingredients, innovative dishes, lovely presentation and dynamite service. A special occasion place. Ma'ono has the same fresh ingredients and lovely presentation but there are fewer items on the menu that are foods that I eat. I am still happy to have them in the neighborhood and look forward to having a special meal there again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 2, 2012

What a great twist on the food of Hawaii! I just had gotten back from Oahu and was already missing the island flavors. I will definitely be back!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 1, 2012

Whiskey solection is off the chrart. I enjoyed every dish - the BBQ buns and the spam roll are a must along with the fried chicken!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 1, 2012

I have never had better fried chicken! It was finger-licking good. And the fried chicken dinner (they say that feeds 2 or even 3 with sides) can easily feed 4 people. This is a place not to miss!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 1, 2012

We heard so much about how good the chicken dinner was supposed to be, but from the time we entered the restaurant, we received a chilly reception. The chicken had little or no flavor with a chalky taste to the batter/crust. Some of the pieces were way overcoojked while others had some bloody spots (which we didn't discover until we got home). The server seemed indifferent to her job and worse yet to her customers. This was a special occasion for us but a very disappointing meal.
We will not be back.
Just a curiosity, but was the jar of kimchee thrown out after it was removed from our table? Or did they serve it to the next guest? Yuk!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 29, 2012

We tried the famous fried chicken-- it fed the two of us for three days! The dipping sauces were great, we ordered on the side. The housemade kimchi is excellent. We'd love to go back with a big group to share the chicken and the other tasty looking meals we weren't able to try

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 28, 2012

Four of us that are "in the biz" dined at Ma'Ono on Monday night and were pleasantly surprised by not only how delicious the chicken is but also everything else we ordered. We had the Ma'Ono dog, spiced ham Misubi, kalbi ribs, pork buns and curried rice with bacon. The chicken is everything (positive) that everyone says about it. Unbelievably moist and absolutely delicious just on its own. The dipping sauces help to spice dinner up which it really doesn't need. I could take or leave the kimchi that comes with the chicken which was fine becaues my dining partners ate ALL of it and were happy to do so. When the bill came, we were stunned we had all dined in this energetic little restaurant, had great service and delicious food for $150 TOTAL!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 27, 2012

Great food! Fried chicken was awesome...great for sharing amongs group of people! The pea vine was a delight, will definitely try some more in the menu.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 27, 2012

This was our first visit to Ma' Ono! We had heard great things about the Fried Chicken and made a last minute decision to have dinner there with our Granddaughter! It was Great! The fried chicken and dipping sauces were fantastic! The spicy honey mustard was our favorite! The chicken was dark and crispy on the outside, but juicy and perfectly done on the inside! The Kimchee was too spicy for our Grandaughter....but we loved it! And...od course we got to take 3 pieces home...(the portion of Chicken is huge) to enjoy for lunch the next day! We will now make a point of returning to try some of the other dishes on the menu! As always...when you use Open Table...there is never a hitch in the reservation...we were seated right away!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 26, 2012

The chicken was fabulous! I kept saying to my dining partner - WOW! WOW! This is the best friend chicken I have had.... EVER!! Way too much for two people, but we took the rest home to enjoy cold and reheated for two more meals! Yum!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 26, 2012

Our experience at Ma'ono was both positive and negative. If you like fried chicken, then certainly the namesake chicken itself was good. If you know Hawaiian food, then you will likely be disappointed in this stab at traditional Hawaiian dishes. We tried several entrees, side dishes and the fried chicken dinner. The steamed rice was way overcooked and dried out in parts. The dipping sauces for the chicken were fine, but the chicken was tasty by itself. Their version of saimin was too far from the norm. Prices are rather high for most items. Our server's attitude and inability to correctly pronounce the items on the menu detracted from the experience. You can find much better Hawaiian food and good chicken without crossing the bridge.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 25, 2012

Best to go with a big appetite. The chef's specialty, fried chicken (must purchase the whole bird) is delectable and comes served with two sauces, housemade kimchi, and beautiful sticky rice. I couldn't eat this meal too often, but its a finger-lickin good treat.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 25, 2012

The fried chicken was excellent. All the sides we ordered were delicious. I would definitely go again.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 25, 2012

Wee unhappy with our table, at the back of the room, when there at least two available up front. It was very warm where we were sitting. We asked to move as soon as we were seated, and were not accommadated.. I don't think I want to go back, even though the food was good..

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 25, 2012

Was able to experience the Fried Chicken Dinner and was not disappointed. I liked the "family" feel of the staff and the customers. And the food was delicious. Especially the Banana Cream Pie! Will come again to try the other food on the menu.

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