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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (29)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Happy Hour (18)
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Special Occasion (16)
Late-night Find (15)
Romantic (15)
Healthy (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Authentic (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Fun (11)
Business Meals (10)
Casual (10)
Cozy (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Spicy (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Tapas (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vegan (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Organic (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful restaurant with great ambiance and food. had some wonderful rolls that were scratch made and so fresh!

Tags: Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

Late night bar was awesome!

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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Favorite sushi place in Seattle. Consistently excellent and fresh! Can’t beat happy hour prices!

Tags: Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

The BEST nigiri in Seattle! Amazing experience sitting at the sushi bar and watching the chef craft our amazing meal and experience.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Best sushi I've ever had. They're getting phenomenal ingredients and doing great things with them.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I heard good things but my experience was not. I have never been so I needed time to look over the menu. There is a lot to look at along with some interesting whiskeys. I did not feel like I was not given amble time. My waitress kept coming back to see if I was ready to order even though I had told her I never been there. She made no suggestions. I ordered the Poke which was horribly salty. My sounder roll wasn't bad. I order a noodle dish with seafood. Doesn't tell you what seafood though. Guess i should have asked. I felt because i was a single diner i wasn't really important. Not sure if i'd recommend or go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The sushi was great but the ginger chicken was not good. I would recommend getting there for a late dinner because the happy hour dinner menu is a great deal.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My friends and I do our post-Christmas get together every year when everyone is back in town. Most years are wonderful, but this year we got stuck in the back next to an overly loud set of couples, and with a waitress that never seemed to be available to help us. Could barely hear each other, and ended up leaving to have cocktails somewhere else where the noise level was more tolerable. Food was good, but the environment was awful - not sure we will go back next year.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Can't hear a thing in there. So noisy. But the food is fantastic.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I love momiji, we had a great server and my friend had a wonderful time (it was her first time at momiji).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fun, Spicy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

What a find. Momoji is clearly a hit, we arrived to find a line of people waiting for seats. So glad we had a reservation. We were seated promptly in the back area with a view of the beautiful garden hidden within. The menu offers an extensive selection of sushi rolls as well as traditional favorites. We started with vegetable gyoza and beef spareribs. The spareribs were a big hit, as were the rolls we ordered: 007 and green decadence. They were possibly the best sushi rolls we’ve ever had! Yakisoba, asparagus, and chicken karage were average.
My next visit I will focus on miso and sushi rolls. The staff were perfect. They were attentive and available without being intrusive. The atmosphere is clean, upscale and fresh. The noise level was perfect, allowing for easy table conversation. We were also surprised at how reasonable the prices were. We will certainly be back. This is a gem.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We went for the happy hour, which was divine. An extensive happy hour menu and chilled sake. Delicious!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Disclaimer: Momiji is our favorite sushi restaurant in Seattle. But this visit was really disappointing. We were there for our annual tradition of Momiji on Boxing Day and it was a bust. The restaurant was freezing; the hostess couldn't care a whip about us or our special occasion; the 2 waitresses we encountered were nice but not particularly helpful; when we were so cold we asked if we could sit away from the window, we were told the windows were closed so we shouldn't be cold followed by a refusal to give us a booth because it's a 4-top, even though our window table was also a 4-top (upon request we were moved to the sushi counter, which is fun but not exactly intimate for our date night); and the chefs seemed uninspired = the food lacked its usual quality and freshness. Overall, a real bummer for what is typically a really special night.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great ambiance, complete with scenic zen garden in the middle of the restaurant. Food portions were normal and the presentation elegant. Service was prompt and frequent but not overbearing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Organic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Loved the food, ambiance and service. Went for a family dinner to try something new. Even the pickiest eater found something they liked. Would definantly recommend and go again. We went early. Was very busy as the night progressed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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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 (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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 (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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