Momiji Restaurant

4.7
964 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Momiji is a hand-crafted Japanese restaurant located in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Our menu features sushi, omakase and other traditional Japanese foods prepared from great Northwest ingredients. Our courtyard will be an oasis in the bustling neighborhood.
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LR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary enjoying an amazing dinner here. The food is incredible. Wish we lived closer to be able to enjoy it more often.

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M
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Wouldn’t recommend! Snobbish hostesses, harried servers, mediocre food. The restaurant was so loud that we spent more energy shouting at each other across a minuscule table than actually eating dinner.

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J
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

No welcome when I walked in, told the person at the desk my name, and she told me to go find my table. A. charming beginning. Our server wasn't rude, but it was clear we'd lost her interest when we turned down alcohol. Her focus shifted to more profit-generating tables. It was very noisy inside, which made a conversation quite difficult. The food was good, but I have no interest in returning. There's plenty of excellent sushi and sashimi in this city with much better service.

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TW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in town. Great HH

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Delicious food and fifth time taking a friend from out of town and we were appalled at the service. No one was outright rude or anything but the servers didn’t check in for 40 minutes, and only when we requested a update on where our food was, especially because we ordered when the waitress brought the edamame for the table. We guessed we might have been forgotten, but everyone sitting around waiting around us as well.

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PB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Busy but prompt but unrushed service. Absolutely need reservations on weekends. Sushi great; noodle dishes good but not great.

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SS
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is soooo good ! I love eating here, this is the best sushi in Seattle

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D
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

You can tell the difference in cooks. I’ve been a few times and usually order the same thing. Depending on who cooks it depends on how it’s prepared and quality. (1st cook great 2nd cook fair)

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k
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!! The halibut cheeks were a revelation and every dish was beautifully presented.

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LB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very fresh fish, good portion sizes, beautiful presentation, taste was outstanding!

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JL
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The specialty rolls aren’t as good as the last few times I dined there. The first few times I ate there the food were outstanding. The hostess can be more friendly, smile please. As for the waitress, we didn’t feel like we were welcomed there at all.

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IT
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with amazing food and helpful knowledgeable staff. The acoustics aren't great especially when busy it is quite echoey. Love the ambiance of only it was a touch quieter to facilitate conversation more easily.

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Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, wonderful food and service.

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W
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Favorite place to take local and out of town family and friends. You guys never disappoint. Been coming here for at least 6 years and will continue to do so!

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CS
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was great, and our server was great, but the hostess was exceptionally rude. We also asked to not be seated next to a family with a small child, and lo and behold, the hostess sat the family with a small, very loud child next to us. Drinks too a while to get to the table, but food was speedy and everything was delicious.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good times

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 star everything!

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DR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hardly ever do reviews but Must fir Momiji. The delicate flavors came through thoughtfully prepared food that was artfully presented. A definite MUST GO TO Restaurant

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D
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I liked my overall experience at this restaurant. Long lines, but reservation helped.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

We had a special birthday to celebrate this evening and I put this down on reservation note as well as verbal reminder to hostess and waitress when we arrived. Unfortunately there was no fanfare whatsoever, no recognition of birthday and very slow service.

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B
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Excellent menu selection, lots of good choices. Attentive service. Noise level in the restaurant is
almost unbearable, making conversation next to impossible. One does not go to a restaurant to shout
at one's companions, but that is unfortunately necessary at Momiji.

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A
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I have been to Momiji many times before. The past couple of times the service was a bit spotty, waitstaff was curt and food was good but not excellent as previous visits. I will wait a while before coming back again.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always excellent

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JM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great variety of options if you don't eat fish. Being Irish, I had the lucky leprechaun and was not offended at having a Japanese restaurant appropriate my culture.

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LJ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sake flight was fantastic. Omakase was awesome!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great quality fish and ingredients, and a large selection of unique specialty rolls to choose from

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KE
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing sushi specialty rolls. We had the Rockstar, the Three Devils and the spicy Rainbow. Lovely flavor bursts with every bite! Appreciated the complimentary edamame which was nicely salted. The vegetable gyoza were a bit gummy and not my favorite. We also had the Wagyu beef nigiri, which turned out to be one piece for $10. Not what we expected but it was good. Cocktails were well blended and delicious. Loved the Japanese garden courtyard. Service was outstanding. Will definitely go back!

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CI
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic late night menu!! Sautéed mushrooms were some of the best I’ve ever had too.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Got together for a friend’s belated birthday, we all had some great drinks and food. Definitely recommend the maitake mushroom tempura with green tea salt and the pike street roll! Service was great, it is a busy place and loud but manageable. So glad we made reservations! If you’re coming Friday through Sunday definitely make reservations because the wait will be guaranteed 45 mins+ during dinner.

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MT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great vibe with fun atmosphere for a friends night out. The food was really good. It was cozy and loud with lots of chatter.

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NB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The restaurant is noisy, thus making it difficult to hold a conversation. With that said, I would go back in a heartbeat. THE best sushi this side of Bermuda!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very helpful and amazing.

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HP
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing and the price for the amount was unbeatable. Note we went for happy hour, the selection was really good for happy hour. Service was a little slow but our waitress was slammed so it was understandable.

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k
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The place seemed really popular for birthdays. The wait time to get seated and get food after being seated was quite long. Also, the restaurant was intimately lit but very loud. We couldn't hear or see that well. As for the food, they have a huge selection which made us skeptical on the taste. I got the Wonderland Roll and I really liked their take and texture for a vegetarian roll. Although there were about 10 pieces with each roll we ordered, I don't think the price was worth the value. I might come back again during the daytime or happy hour, but I don't see it being one of my regular go-to places.

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G
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I’ve got to be honest, this has been a go to for us for a few months but the service last weekend was abominable. After my companion dropped her chop sticks on the floor, a server said they would bring new utensils. After 15 minutes no chopsticks. The dinner was delivered to our table so I walked back to the service area to grab chopsticks for her... and proceeded to be reprimanded by a server for taking chopsticks from the wrong area. After yelling at me, she reached 6 inches to the left to grab a different set of chopsticks rather than just letting me take the original pair I grabbed and replacing as needed. Then proceeded to deliver the chop sticks and visibly roll her eyes at me. Sad to say things didn’t get better and we won’t be returning

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AT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

we really enjoy happy hour at Momiji, only issue we had was ordering rolls that were all too similar and very creamy with mayo, not to our taste, but it was our choice so we won't do that again.

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DR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

DELISH! Exceptional Hapoy Hour! Can’t wait to go back!

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MM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our first visit to Momiji. Momiji was recommended by my co-worker. He especially recommended about Happy Hour. We also made a reservation at 4:00pm as other viewers advice. We got there 10 minutes earlier than 4:00pm and line started right away. We were glad that we had a reservation there otherwise we had to wait. The Happy Hour menus were excellent selections and prices. We had Agedashi Tofu, Sashimi plate, Tuna plate, Sushi B and C, Spicy Tuna Rolls, Tempura sets, from regular menu Asari miso soup and my husband had special cocktail “Miyazaki”. All were very good. Sashimi plate and Tuna plate portions were very generous for price and they were very fresh. My husband loved Asari miso soup very much. I’m originally from Japan and Asari miso soup reminded me my mom’s. Miso tends to be over powering most of Japanese restaurants, but Asari soup had right amount of miso flavor. We are definitely going back Momiji and we want to try their sushi “Omakase”.

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E
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Overall, food and cocktails were pretty delicious. Waitress was snippy and rude when my sister requested extra sauce on the sushi.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was really good! Super fresh and delicious. The service was lacking, we had to wait and wait and wait on our server to bring us a simple refill of drinks and a chance to order more food. After all said and done we prolly waited 15 mins for our server to take the bill. We ended up walking out and handing it to her ourselves! Overall the food out weighed the service

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