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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
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

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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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Momiji's a go-to for fun rolls and well-executed appetizers. The food is consistently good. Service is consistently good as well, but it can get really noisy with bigger groups in the space.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Great ambience, big menu. One piece of toro had a lot of connective tissue in it (should have been selected out by restaurant) but the other pieces and dishes were fine!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The messed up my order. Very slow and unattentive staff. Still charged me extra for something I never received.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Always great!!! This time didn’t disappoint. We’ll be back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Business Meals, Romantic, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I made reservations for 6:00, but they did not seat my party of 3 until 6:20. The hostess was unapologetic and grumpy. Our server was also grumpy. My friends and I were nice and not annoying, so I'm not really sure why we were treated so poorly. The food was good, but the service really detracted from the value. Maybe it was just a bad night, but I don't plan to return any time soon.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was delicious, so fresh, and the rolls were a good size.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Out of town guests

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Love momijis

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This is my favorite sushi place to go to in Seattle. Their specialty rolls never disappoint, the pretty in pink roll especially.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Sushi was ok. Rolls are served in a puddle of vinegar juice which makes them soggy. I've experienced this juice elsewhere so it's probably a thing. We accidentally opened the wrong door on our way out and an employee scolded us but didn't bother to show us the way to the exit.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I love the sushi, sake selection and ambiance here!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We’ve dined at momiji a couple times before but the service this time was terrible. We had a reservation and was there less than 40 mins. The servers kept taking our plates, even while we were still eating from them. Food isn’t consistently good. We felt really rushed even though there were plenty of tables open. Will not be coming back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Momijis is the best sush in Seattle area...simply said. And I've tried many. The decor, the service, the food-fresh, delicious, pretty but unpretentious .. everything is perfect. I've been several times, and there's never been a "dud". Highest recommendation. Nuff said.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The wait staff and food were amazing!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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 on November 11, 2017

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 on November 11, 2017

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 on November 11, 2017

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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