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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

90% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (20)
Comfort Food (18)
Good for a Date (18)
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Neighborhood Gem (16)
Fun (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Spicy (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Authentic (6)
Business Meals (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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 14, 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 14, 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 13, 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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·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 6, 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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This is a legendary restaurant that should be remembered.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 23, 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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 (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 16, 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 10, 2017

Delicious food!!!

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·Dined on December 10, 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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·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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