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Momotaro, Chicago, IL

Momotaro

4.7
4.7
3145 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Momotaro is a multi-dimensional Japanese restaurant located in the West Loop. Led by Executive Chef Gene Kato. Momotaro was recently named Restaurant of the Year in both Chicago Magazine and Chicago Social. The restaurant was designed by the world renowned AvroKO, also contains a subterranean Izakaya and an elegant second floor private space that overlooks the main dining room.

*Our patio is currently closed. Reservations will be for indoor dining.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 106 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 733-4818

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gene Kato

  • Private party facilities

    Momotaro is a multi-dimensional Japanese restaurant located in the West Loop. Led by Executive Chef Gene Kato, Momotaro was recently named in the 50 Best Restaurants by Chicago Magazine.

  • Private party contact

    our Event Sales Manager: (312) 733-4818 ext. 2

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Cross street

    Green Street & Lake Street

  • Parking details

    Valet is available outside the restaurant's entrance on Lake and Green.

  • Public transit

    #8 Halsted Bus at Lake Street. Green & Pink line at Morgan stop.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,145 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago

    Japanese

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, service was excellent - super quick and friendly! Noise a bit louder than I would have liked but still very enjoyable
  2. j

    jargond

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing experience
  3. JB

    JillB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We had a chaotic service experience here. Multiple dishes we ordered were forgotten, service was slow and inattentive, restaurant as noisy, food was forgettable, and our table was not ready when we arrived. Without the table ready, there were nowhere for us to comfortably be seated in the meantime. I wouldn’t come here again.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    My wife and I arrived 45 minutes early, we were celebrating our anniversary. We went downstairs for a drink, It was a cool fun environment down there! Good vibes! After the drinks, we went upstairs to the host stand for our reservation. They sat us at a table upstairs where the the vibes are much different, it reminded me of a hotel lobby with the chairs and TV mounted on the wall, I much rather would have ate on the main floor where the lighting was great and it also had great vibes! The woman who brought us to our table ended up having to clean it off while we waited, making trips back and fourth clearing glasses and plates. they made it a big deal out of the situation when they could have been sly about it. Food was good, waitress was very slow! 15 minutes for our first cocktail! We were not impressed, this was our second time being her and we have great service the time before, on the main floor.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THE BEST FOOD I HAVE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE The service was also so incredible! 10/10 experience, worth every dollar!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday. Amazing atmosphere & food!!!
  8. C

    Chefdom

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was absolutely magnificent from sake reco to guiding us through the menu to creat a great eating experience.
  9. MO

    MichaelO

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best NY strip…umami! Everything is great
  10. R

    Rayjustin

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Momotaro several times and they never disappoin. Great food and drinks! Excellent and attentive service! Thank you Chef Gene for making our friend's birthday a nice to remember!
  11. NR

    NessR

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    The food was amazing but the service was horrible. The waitress forgot to put part of our order in. We waited 2 hours to get one of our rolls and some rice. If it wasn’t for the food quality I would have rated this lower just because of the service.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. I’ve never had a bad experience at momotaro
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best experiences I’ve had restaurant-wise in a while. The attention to detail regarding one of the members birthday was immaculate and the food (especially the small plates and sushi) was second to none.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    They add an extra “employee benefit” charge to see if you’ll pay it. They remove if you ask. They also charge 12% sales tax even though it’s supposed to be 10.5%. We asked and she said normally it’s 25% sales tax but they discounted it for us to 12%. Food was good but overall the meal was over priced for what you get.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Everything was great besides asking for skirt steak and getting wagyu and not realizing until we got the bill for $85 steak instead of $18
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Service was almost as great as the sushi!
  17. AR

    AlfonsoR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Service, food and ambience was amazing! But we felt that we have to order a lot to get full, portions are a little on the smaller side.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience and would definitely recommend!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    one of the best restaurants and dining experiences ever. impeccable service and outstanding food
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish was excellent. The service was attentive. For the ambience I thought the music was a little noisy/poppy. I’d go back for a special occasion for sure.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The chicken dumpling is the best!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Ambiance was great. Service was great. Only complaint was that tables were placed extremely close to others. Had to squeeze by people just to leave my seat
  23. T

    Trinity

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience from the ambience to the robata to the staff. Can’t wait to return!
  24. YM

    YamazakiMizunara

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BEST Japaneese restaurant I've been to in a while. I've been to many, this is the best! Yasmin (our server) was awesome and made the entire evening for our group even better!
  25. RC

    RCVA

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food and great ambiance. One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago
  26. ST

    SaraT

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional small bites. Vibe was great. Don’t miss the downstairs bar either.
  27. AB

    ABO1

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Our server was painfully show and took forever to greet us and even longer to bring us our drink order. I find that totally disappointing with such an expensive restaurant. Servers /staff were all over the place, so lack of service is no excuse. And a 3% surcharge added to help pay medical expenses? R they kidding? Boka Group should be able to swing helping their employees pay this expanse
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service, highly recommend. Being able to try feshly grated real wasabi root was such a unique experience. Expensive, but the quality is there to justify it. The fish quality may be the best I've had in the US.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Momotaro was wonderful! The lamb robata yaki dish was amazing and the sushi
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience from beginning to end!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    We tried many different items from the menu and felt the flavors did not pair well. There is too much going on in every dish.
  32. T

    Toro

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Service was very odd. Super slow with bringing out dishes (and I like to have a slow dinner). They forgot to enter our order then tried to cover it up.
  33. g

    gabyosoriog

    Mexico City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good Japanese restaurant, the ambiance is really cozy and the playlist is great! The food is very good, but not the best Japanese I’ve ever had for what we paid for. Still I would go again and would recommend. We were celebrating, and I was glad we chose Momotaro !
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and we love the rice!
  35. JK

    JodiK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was flavorful, small portions not worth price
  36. E

    Erica

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here - as it has been a long-time favorite spot of ours, even before marriage and parenthood. The sushi is, in our opinion, the best in the city. We recently moved to the suburbs, and traveled back into Chicago specifically to eat here. We sat at the sushi counter for the first time, and enjoyed watching the chefs create amazing dishes as we dined on the most amazing sushi in Chicago. We were treated to Prosecco and dessert by the staff in honor of our anniversary celebration. I can’t wait to return.
  37. ZZ

    ZoeZ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food is impeccable. Service can be better. I could barely understand the waiter. Also it’s a bit too noisy for a sit down dinner for a couple
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    To start we made a reservation on open table. When we arrived we requested a booth and where told there where none. When we sat we noticed there where two empty. We asked again and where told they where very busy. The whole time we ate they averaged 2-3 open booths… Drinks watery, wine list unimpressive and high for having nothing overly noticeable. Edamame unseasoned, Miso soup good, sushi nothing memorable.. Spanish octopus dry so dry and little char. Rice bowl very bland chicken cook well. Spaghetti spice was good but really just noodles with spice. Lichee lime sorbet excellent! They work hard to be posh and trendy but comes off flat
  39. CS

    CraigS

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Small portions
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic dinner at Momotaro! Food was incredible, drinks hit the spot, and service was attentive. I am usually not a sushi person, but Momotaro is the perfect place for me to be a bit more adventurous and try things I wouldn’t typically eat, and everything I had was delicious. I will definitely be back again and am looking forward to it.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Momotaro using the Order Online button. Momotaro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 733-4818.

Momotaro is rated 4.7 stars by 3145 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 106 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Momotaro

820 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Green Street & Lake Street

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet is available outside the restaurant's entrance on Lake and Green.

  • Public transit

    #8 Halsted Bus at Lake Street. Green & Pink line at Morgan stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gene Kato

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 733-4818

  • Private party facilities

    Momotaro is a multi-dimensional Japanese restaurant located in the West Loop. Led by Executive Chef Gene Kato, Momotaro was recently named in the 50 Best Restaurants by Chicago Magazine.

  • Private party contact

    our Event Sales Manager: (312) 733-4818 ext. 2

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