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About Momiji Restaurant

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.

1522 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 4:00pm - 1:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am.

Cross Street:
Pine

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 457-4068

Website:
http://www.momijiseattle.com/

Catering:
Catering available upon request.

Parking Details:
Street parking.

Executive Chef:
Chris Vilayphanh

Private Party Facilities:
We can accommodate from 10 people up to 50 people. We have a private back dining area that can hold up to 50 people.

Private Party Contact:
Vira: (206) 457-4068

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Momiji Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (35)
Happy Hour (28)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
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Fit for Foodies (21)
Hot Spot (19)
Casual (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Special Occasion (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Fun (15)
Romantic (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Business Meals (13)
Healthy (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Authentic (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Cozy (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Spicy (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Vegan (6)
People Watching (5)
Tapas (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Organic (4)
Scenic View (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Great Beer (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Live Music (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 3 days ago

We went to Momiji for my boyfriend's birthday and it was exactly the sushi experience we were looking for. The menu is huge and everything looked so good that we had a hard time deciding what to get! We ended up ordering two small plates, sashimi and two specialty rolls. The food was extraordinarily fresh and well crafted. The flavors are fantastic. This place is bit pricey but its well worth it for the quality and the ambiance. I would definitely go again for a special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was delicious especially shishito peppers and vegetarian sushi

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Late-night Find, Tapas, Bar Seating, Vegan, Spicy
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

I've been to Momiji a few times now and I am never disappointed by the sushi. It is definitely on the pricier side, so it is not somewhere I visit on a regular basis. One of my friends has a seafood allergy and was able to find plenty of vegetarian options that she greatly enjoyed. The cocktail list is extensive and very good. Highly recommend the 12th avenue special roll. Pro tip: the value is great if you go for their late night happy hour.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

A reservation is definitely recommended for this wonderful restaurant especially if you're doing pre-show dinner. Great food and fast, friendly service make Momiji a must visit place to eat.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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·Dined 7 days ago

Delicious choice for friend's visit to Seattle. Highly recommended.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Everything was wonderful except I tried the squid sushi and it was near fully dried out. Flavor was nice but there was something wrong. Literally EVERYTHING else about this place was incredible! Loved every bit of it

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Probably the best sushi I’ve had! A little bit pricier but definitely worth it in freshness and deliciousness! The wait for food is the quickest! The only thing I would complain about would be that there isn’t much of a customer connection/ waiter didn’t have much personality/ conversation! And make sure you make a reservation or you will be waiting for awhile!!! But all in all one of the best restaurants!!!

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

The food was really wonderful but it was extremely loud and we waited 20-30 minutes for someone to take our drink order. After the waitress arrived- things went smoothly but the dead zone of service the first half hour was disappointing.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The fish for the sushi was really poor quality and very fishy. I re ordered twice thinking it was just one roll but all the rolls were like that. We ended up spending over $100 on food that we barely ate - the waitress didn’t care about the feedback and didn’t think twice to ask about all the left over food.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Our server was excellent. The support staff/busser was terrible. Wouldn't get us a paper napkin even after asking twice. She needed more service training generally. Otherwise, very good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The Kyoto-style garden, right in the middle of the restaurant, was terrific. The menu was creative and extensive, and the food was great!

I read that it gets noisy, so we went in the early evening. That was a really good choice because it was quite loud by the time we left.

Loved the experience and definitely plan to go again!

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Healthy, Special Occasion, Fun, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing as always. Momiji never disappoints! 007 roll is our favorite

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food at momiji can be expensive depending on what you order, but the quality of sushi is well worth it!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Nice ambiance and variety of food to choose from

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Love the food and service . Great space for sushi. The garden quiets the space and slows the room down

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 6, 2017

My absolute favorite Japanese food in Seattle.
I love eating her. Great sushi, rolls, hot items, octopus carpaccio. Amazing sake menu. Great desserts . Can't say enough praise for this place.
Treat yourself . It's worth it.

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Exceptional place. Great food. Type size in menus are so small they are almost unreadable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Wait to get a table, wait for a server, wait for your drinks, wait more for your food, remind your server about the drink order, wait for the check. The food was great, good texture awesome flavor, the soup was hot and tasty. If you can get the staff's attention they are friendly. Very noisey, like What? WHAT?

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 26, 2017

First time here and will absolutely be back. They have great deals on the happy hour menu that will leave you full. Very nice ambiance.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Never tired or never disappoint about Momiji. Kids, freinds and family always enjoys Momiji foods.
Momiji people also super friendly and kind.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

It's loud, somewhat pricey and the wait staff are a bit rushed off their feet. But the food is excellent and it's a lovely interior.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Birthday dinner - sat at the sushi bar & enjoyed exceptional sushi & seevice

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Our favorite sushi place!

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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Great as always

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 17, 2017

My favorite sushi in Capitol Hill. Great happy hour.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Hot Spot, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent. Some of the rolls are expensive, but they are really large and really delicious, so don't steer away from them because of the price!

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Avoid this place. Worst service ever.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food and service were fantastic. Beautiful decor. However it was incredibly noisy. The people at the table next to us were very rowdy and no one asked them to lower their volume. I could hardly hear my date across the table at times. Good for a more casual night out.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Perfect evening with great service and even better food.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Love this place! One of the best selections of vegetarian sushi in the city! Great ambiance cocktails as well.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Momiji was absolutely amazing! The atmosphere was seriously gorgeous and our seats were amazing. I definitely recommend making a reservation as the restaurant was quite busy for 7pm. Being able to sit at the sushi bar and chat with the chef was fantastic, seeing as though we kind of forgot what all was in our $60 sushi omakase (chef's choice). The fish was cut a little too thick for my liking, but even so it tasted amazing! We also got an order of gyoza which tasted absolutely perfect, and my SO can confirm that the sake is top notch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Very pleasant!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I had family visiting from out of town. They have high expectations on fish in seattle. They were amazed at the food, as was I, because it tasted just as good as it looked!

Presentation is clearly important to this restaurant. The taste of their food lived up to any expectation. Sushi is perfectly presented and is as fresh tasting as you can get without eating it on a boat!

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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Simply not as good as it once was. The sushi is good but not exceptional, the ambiance seems to have become more local and neighborhood-ey than when I first visited some time ago. Back then it was a bit more special.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Wonderful food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Delicious sushi and rolls in a lovely setting. Service is spot on.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Casual, Healthy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Food is very good but our experience was eclipsed by the noise level in the restaurant which was uncomfortabley loud. We were not able to hear each other at our table.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We sat at the sushi bar and ate omakase. It was delicious, the service was excellent, and overall we left feeling well fed, relaxed, and happy.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I went to Momiji for a late dinner with a friend. We were seated around 10pm and there was still a decent amount of people seated, but definitely past the dinner rush. Long story short, our waitress provided the worst service I have ever received at a restaurant. I have worked as a waitress in the past and I can still say with confidence there was no excuse for her service. She was rude, unapologetic, and slow. We left the restaurant at 11:35pm (so over an hour and a half) and we only ordered a tuna tataki appetizer and two sushi rolls. The food was amazing and I would love to recommend this restaurant but the service was horrible enough for me to never go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Beautiful restaurant, stellar service, mind-bending sushi. Would return in a heartbeat.

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