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Momotaro is a multi-dimensional Japanese restaurant located in the West Loop. Led by Executive Chef/Partner Mark Hellyar, 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. The 90 item menu contains items from many categories including rice and noodles, hibachi, hot & cold items, as well as an extensive sushi and sashimi program. If you can't find a time you like, most of the tables in the Izikaya are first come, first serve, and we do accept walk-ins!
Chicago, IL 60607
Japanese, Sushi, Hibachi
Hours of Operation:
Main Dining Room:
Monday - Thursday: 5pm - 10:30pm
Saturday: 4:30pm - 12am
Sunday: 4:30 - 10:30pm
The IZAKAYA Lounge:
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Wednesday & Thursday 6pm - 1am (Food served 6pm - 12am)
Friday 6pm - 1am (Food served 6pm - 12am)
Saturday 6pm - 1am (Food served 6pm - 12am)
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet and street parking available, our valet is located on Lake & Green
#8 Halsted Bus at Lake Street. Green & Pink line at Morgan stop...
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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Momotaro, the newest offering from Boka Restaurant Group, is a multi-dimensional Japanese restaurant located in the West Loop. Led by Executive Chef/Partner Mark Hellyar, Momotaro was recently named Restaurant of the Year in both Chicago Magazine and Chicago Social.
Momotaro Ratings and Reviews
My boyfriend and I went here for our anniversary dinner during our trip to Chicago, and went AGAIN because we just absolutely loved the food and the service. We first had Devin as our server, and he made our experience so much better, along with the amazing food. We ordered multiple dishes including the cod roe spaghetti, chef's selection nigiri, wagyu donburi, crab salad, and ALL these dishes were just phenomenal. My boyfriend and I've been to multiple michelin star restaurants in San Francisco, New York, and Chicago, but this was definitely on top of the list even without a michelin star. Devin checked on us multiple times, gave us genuine recommendations which we followed by heart, and was also treated with a cute almond chocolate stick dessert for our anniversary! The food, service, ambience were just all amazing. FYI, the matcha cocktail was just phenomenal as well. Amazing experience!
My husband and I went here for our 9th Anniversary and love it, we live in the south suburbs but I will so take the 45 minutes drive to go back, worth every penny and time not to mention my family love the owner we watch him on food network all the time. Overall remarkable experience.
My wife and I were in the city to study at the Art Institute for the afternoon. As is our tradition whenever we go to the city we pick a nice place to have dinner. We had heard from a friend of the sushi at Momotaro and finally made a reservation. We have eaten sushi across the globe and expected this to be one of the more moderate ones. We were very wrong.
Our server Benjamin was top notch. He was extremely well versed in the menu items and was very good at picking up on clues as to a persons tastes (even though I didn't choose the cocktail he suggested, having a hankering for tequila instead.) the first part of our order came out quite quickly and to our surprise was probably the best sushi we have had. It was a seasonal taste type tray of 8 or 9 single pieces that was just heavenly! The taste and texture of each piece was an absolute delight to the mouth. Along with this round we ordered a beef stick (possibly wagyu?) that left my taste buds very pleased. Our next round, under the suggestion of Benjamin, was a small bowl that contained two pieces of fish and a small burning scuff of cypress wood. The scent of the cypress and the taste of the fish was utmost orgasmic! We had several other plates, but those three stood out in my mind as the centerpieces to this perfectly prepared and professionally served meal. At then end, I even took a picture of Benjamin to include in a book to help my daughter to learn to read. If you are reading this Benjamin, thank you! You and the entire staff made that trip into the city by far our greatest venture yet!
A very unique gastronomique!
One of my favorite restaurants. Great food for almost any occasion. Service was a little slow this time around but it’s usually spot on, so I won’t hold it against them! Portions are very shareable and you can get several dishes, which makes it that much more fun.
Came here for my anniversary. Made reservations (would recommend) and was seated within 5 minutes of arriving (and we arrived a few minutes late). Staff was phenomenal extremely friendly and helpful. Food was delicious, not a bad thing on the menu. Seasoned and flavored absolutely fantastic
The backless stools and height of the tables makes for an uncomfortable sitting. Tables near the center sushi station creates a lot of traffic as waiters await for orders. Pleasant staff and knowable waiter. The N I G I R I / S A S H I M I selection was limited given the status and costs of the restaurant. Well presented and at a reasonable cost. Expected greater variety and better value a
We were looking forward to dining here and were seated at a table wedged between two tables. We asked the hostess to be seated at the corner table next to us so we could hear each other better and not be wedged in. She flat out said “no, that is set for 3 people.” She didn’t consult anyone or even say “let me check for you.” Within 5 minutes a couple of 2 ..was seated there instead of us. Another couple of 2... was seated at the same kind of “3 person” corner table on the other side of us as well.
We felt we were treated unfairly or that particular hostess didn’t really care. We almost just left it took us 15 long minutes to decide to stay hurt for the food because the experience started off negatively and I don’t think we’ll go back for that reason.
I've always wanted to checkout this place every since i discovered the magic of Fulton Market, and it did not disappoint.
I made a reservation for 4 at 8:30 PM on a Sunday through OpenTable and was quick and painless. We were quickly seated and introduced to the menu.
Our server was extremely awesome and gave us a very thorough introduction of the menu. Everything was seasoned and cooked to perfection, presentations were also extremely on point. Each time a dish comes out, the chef comes out of the kitchen, brings his creation to the table, and presents it right in front of you- it cannot get anymore authentic and special than that.
My favorite dishes were:
Dashi Aged tofu- perfect broth, perfect texture, the mushrooms were awesome.
Udon- cooked in beef fat, with tender and thinly sliced beef, juicy, flavorful, rich, delicious.
The momo special maki roll- spicy, fresh, full of flavors!
Between the 4 of us, we ordered 3 makis, 2 skewer dishes, 1 rice dish, 1 udon dish, and a tofu dish. Total turned out to be $140 for four which was a great deal, as we all left with happy full stomach :)
The highlight was definitely my complimentary birthday dessert, we got free pocky topped with confetti! So fun and definitely finished our meal with a sweet tone.
Overall, the service, ambiance, food were above my expectation, and well worth the money, especially if you go with a party of four and more to get more variety and share between more people! DELICIOUS! WOULD COME BACK AGAIN!
Outstanding dining experience. Elegant ambiance, great service. All the dishes were amazing surprises. The waiter asked if we wanted soy sauce with dinner (which we usually get with sushi), but these pieces were so perfectly fresh and seasoned, we never used any. Highly recommended
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