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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

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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

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (33)
Happy Hour (25)
Fit for Foodies (22)
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Neighborhood Gem (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Casual (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Romantic (17)
Special Occasion (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Late-night Find (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Healthy (15)
Business Meals (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Authentic (13)
Cozy (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Fun (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Spicy (7)
Vegan (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
People Watching (5)
Tapas (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Organic (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Montana)·Dined on July 3, 2016

Great atmosphere and great food. Always am happy with decision to come here for a nicer dinner. Make a reservation though; waits can be long with out one.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 2, 2016

Was searching Zomato for a highly rated Japanese Restaurant and came across Momiji. What a great find it was! My boyfriend and I were spending a romantic long weekend in Seattle (we're from Vancouver, BC Canada)...Very friendly staff and the food was amazing! Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome... we'll definitely return when we're in Seattle for another romantic getaway! Thank you again to all the staff and compliments to the chef!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 28, 2016

We do a weekly vegetarian night and it's great that Momiji has amazing veggie options. Especially liked the maitake tempura, tofu salad, and for the sweet tooth, white sesame (?goma) tofu with caramelized peanuts

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Service was a bit disorganized; no real intro to the restaurant , just kind of "how ya doing? What can I get ya?" Food was good and the sushi was fresh and tasty, but we really never got to entrees or house specials. As a place to have some drinks, conversation, and munch sushi and rolls, this was a fun restaurant .

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 24, 2016

Great service, who served us very well being a group of 4 and lots of specific needs! The time to get in and get food was very fast! The food is always delicious and we love to come back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 20, 2016

Greatplace for a low key birthday Food Andcocktails areawesomeareawesom

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Try the Gladiator roll! To die for. Plus there is an amazing Japanese garden.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 17, 2016

They do everything well at Momiji, but their black cod teriyaki stood out. I am going back to eat my way through the rest of the menu. It can get a little loud but the ambiance, especially the central courtyard, makes up for that.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Key West)·Dined on June 16, 2016

The gabardine in the center is beautiful and really adds to the relaxed atmosphere. The food was fantastic, can't wait to go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 16, 2016

Momiji was a delight. We love Japanese food and this was some of the best we've enjoyed. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere, lovely courtyard, and comfortable seating. We would definitely return and recommend to friends. Loved the Hello Kitty cocktail too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 9, 2016

The food is great and overall a good dining experience with one notable exception.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 9, 2016

Love the diversity and ingenuity of the dishes/served at Momiji.

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 (Austin)·Dined on June 8, 2016

Considering all the 5 star reviews and raves, I had high expectations. The atmosphere is quite nice, as others have noted, arranged around a lovely Japanese garden in the courtyard. The service was friendly and well-timed, but more informal than expected. The food was a big disappointment. Sure, a complimentary plate of edamame is a nice touch. But the dishes we ordered were unsatisfying. The seaweed in the sunomono had a strange and very unpleasant taste reminiscent of some sort of industrial solvent. The pan-seared ling cod was too firm, and the salad served along with it was limp. The Orange Crush roll was surprisingly bland and at the same time a touch funky. The rose wine offered by the glass lacked acidity or much taste at all. We didn't stick around for dessert.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 5, 2016

Service was slow and it was clearly understaffed

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 1, 2016

Very loud restaurant, but excellent food and service. Generous portions of sashimi.

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 (Portland)·Dined on May 29, 2016

Food, value and ambiance was excellent! But hostess was clueless. Patrons were lined up out the door and she wouldn't seat us till exactly our 4:15 reservation time. Even though they just opened at 4pm?! And she did not allow us to order drink at the bar while we waited 5 minutes.
Our server was not engaging either, just dropped off our orders and picked up empty plates. We even had to stop her everytime we wanted to order more. Excellent sushi though!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 26, 2016

This is my second time to Momiji, and the easygoing atmosphere was comfortable for my guest and I. We arrived there a few minutes before the happy hour menus were being pulled, so we were given the opportunity to still order from that menu (definitely try the spicy ginger chickenーit is a reasonably smaller portion for happy hour so you can still order plenty of other things). We later ordered the Samurai Spirit specialty roll since everything was so delicious! Overall a simple and great experience.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 25, 2016

Fantastic sushi. Both raw and specialties. Amazing. I've gone twice in one week with different friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 23, 2016

AMAZING - on my best food I've ever eaten list. My boyfriend and I went during their late night happy hour, which goes from 10pm - 12:30am. To start, they give you free edamame. We ordered their daily rotating roll on happy hour which was topped with a really buttery yellowtail, and then the bad boy crunch roll (only $6) which was deep fried with eel and crab topped with teriyaki and spicy mayo and was an indulgent experience of which we enjoyed every bite. We ended with their king crab sashimi, and we would recommend any of these dishes and Momiji to anyone we know!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 20, 2016

The fish is always fresh, the wait staff are great and the Sushi Chefs are incredibly talented!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 15, 2016

Great mix of rolls, sashimi and entree food. Not the best place for families with babies. Great spot and will come back again!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 14, 2016

I took a friend from out of town to Momiji and we had a terrific time. The length of the list of rolls was a little daunting, but we managed to pick two that sounded (and were) delicious. The complimentary edamame at the beginning of the meal was a nice touch, and the two rolls plus a few pieces of sushi were plenty to satisfy us. Great ambience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 13, 2016

Wonderful selection of cold/hot items so both my husband (loves sushi) and myself (like my food cooked) could find great items to devour. Overall menu is reasonably priced (esp for Seattle) but best bet is to book a table during happy hour (4-6) and the food is a steal.

Most seating areas look into a gorgeous garden and overall atmosphere is tranquil. Service was great and next time we travel back to Seattle this place will definitely be on our hit list.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 9, 2016

Best modern Japanese in town

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 7, 2016

There was good food and the atmosphere was nice.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 1, 2016

went to Momiji after Mariners game. bustling as allways. service with a smile and great food. try the capitol hill roll it is to die for.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 27, 2016

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Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 26, 2016

Very good sushi that seems to focus mostly on rolls which are very unique and good. I personally would avoid any with mayo or creamy stuff as they seemed mushy.

Restaurant is not large put has a pretty loud noise level for the size of the place.

I would return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Momiji was highly recommended to my husband & I, visiting from San Francisco.
The ambiance is nice, but the food was nothing to write home about and was all in all pretty pricey. As pretty big foodies, we were disappointed in all the hype.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 15, 2016

Seated shortly after arrival. Incredible variety of sushi and solid service. Would highly recommended to any sushi lover!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 10, 2016

We had a wonderful dinner here our last night in Seattle. The restaurant is beautiful - I loved all of the woodwork. The food was yummy as well. Delicious seafood gyoza, many different rolls and Albacore Tuna Tataki. Everything was so fresh. We would definitely return on our next visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 6, 2016

After a notably chilly "welcome" from the hostess, we were delighted by the rest of the staff's friendliness, attention to detail, and all-round outstanding service. Food and drink were very good. Definitely a highlight during our brief stay in Seattle!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 24, 2016

Nice atmosphere and a great menu. Service was good and the staff friendly. Super Cap Hill gem.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 22, 2016

Momiji has a very appealing ambiance that is very pleasing to the eye. The garden in the atrium creates a very nice focal point if seated nearby.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 20, 2016

Went to Momiji with my girlfriends for a Birthday celebration on Sunday and didn't even know about the happy hour menu that goes until 6pm. We arrived at 5:50 and our server was very prompt and allowed us to order quickly off the HH menu. The short ribs are delish, as was the sashimi sampler.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 19, 2016

Awesome! Best sushi I have ever had! The food was beautiful, the fish was fresh, and the combinations were delicious and fun!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 18, 2016

I've been here twice so far - both times for special birthday celebrations. Momiji is the best!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 13, 2016

They diane have the daily fresh menu, but it was still awesome. Some of best eel I've had.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 11, 2016

Food and service at momiji are consistently great. They have a number of interesting dishes besides sushi, as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 8, 2016

Took the girlfriend here for her birthday and we were treated phenomenally. Hostess was great, made a reservation and had zero wait time, sat us right next to the courtyard and wished the lady happy birthday. Caught the tail end of happy hour, which was a nice surprise and then buried ourselves in the chef's specials. We were then treated with a complimentary dessert at the end, tempura ice creams,so amazing! At the end of the evening, we were half way down the block when the hostess came running after us, we had left a scarf and she returned it. It was very much appreciated! Great place, loved it!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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