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)
Momotaro is a multi-dimensional Japanese restaurant located in the West Loop. Led by Executive Chef/Partner Mark Hellyar, Momotaro was recently named in the 50 Best Restaurants by Chicago Magazine.View Private Dining Details
What Insiders Are Saying
Momotaro is like a Japanese Discovery Zone. You may need to sample the menu a bit, but hit your stride and it's a great meal.
Food is excellent and authentic but drinks are expensive. Better eat and drink elsewhere if you are sake lover.
Truly outstanding. Fun and delicious. Great atmosphere and very attentive, professional service.
I have been here a few times before and noticed the same menu ( no change and taste like thw quality of dish has changed)
and waiters were changing a plate almost every ten minures and asking "can I take this plates away" so manytimes.
felt like they trying to kick us out as early as possible
it used to be good but now just A okay restaurant
And Mentaiko spaguetti, OMG i am from Japan and i know how much is Mentaiko cost but it was just too expensive for the portion. Unagi don was so so. rice was too hard and they packed too much rice in a small bowl.
And bad taste Of music
Excelent ambience with high quality food and cocktails. Portions are small so you may have to order many dishes. Highly recommended !
Rachael went above and beyond to create a special experience for our table.
This place does not disappoint
Fantastic food and service!
The food was excellent! We are at this bar. The bartenders were great. Tiger food took along time to come out of the kitchen. Enough so it took away from the meal
Delicious Japanese food and very fresh sushi in warm atmosphere with great service.
This ranks right up there with the best sushi I’ve ever had. While it is the same quality and spectacular presentation as O Ya in Boston and Sushi Hashiri in San Francisco, what sets Momotaro apart from those places is that you DON’T have to commit 2-3hours.
AND the service here is super friendly and fun and personal, not stuffy or overly formal.
It was fantastic. The food was amazing
The food was good but for an omakase menu very very little fish. I don’t want spaghetti or steak when I go to a great sushi restaurant. Also extremely expensive.
Staff was super friendly and helpful. I wasnt sure what to get but both the bartender, and my waiter (Jordan) did an amazing job helping me order!
Was very under impressed by the food compared to the price. I have had sushi from much cheaper places and been way more impressed.
Excellent dining experience. Jordan our waiter was excellent. Can't wait to come back
Great food, we loved the desserts! Our waitress was very nice and had a great knowledge of the whole menu. Cozy and mellow atmosphere - we recommend it!
Personalized menu for our anniversary!! Service was amazing!! Food was amazing!!
It was a huge disappointment. I had various nigiri and the quality and taste was subpar. Definitely not worth the price. The place seems to be geared towards those who want to drop big bucks on a fancy dining experience. If you are looking for good sushi, however, this place is not it.
Probably the best Japanese restaurant in Chicago. Everything was delicious. From the different sushi to the King Crab dish. Five stars.
Everything was excellent, except the greeters. There were 4 people at the stand and none acknowledged me for a solid 5 minutes.
Stopped serving us half way though and did not say why other than the chef decided he can not continue. No discount on the bill or concession offered. Sad the food was so good
We've heard wonderful things about this restaurant so my husband and I had to try it out for ourselves. We were so pleased we ate dinner here (we don't get out much anymore with a toddler :) ) Our waitress was super knowledgable and helped guide us on what to order. Everything we ordered was delicious and we would totally order again. We can't wait to come back.
momotaro was average at best. very over hyped. the food was fine. the service, hostess, drinks,
and ambience was below par.
cannot recommend...no value at all.
btw - my daughters birthday and they brought her some ridiculous lollipop...nothing
would of been better.
We are not sophisticated Japanese diners. Loved the menu and the food. Everything we had was delicious.
The food deserved 3.5-4 stars but not the service. we waited 20mins to get the check paid.
Superlative. Best in Chicago.
Was a little disappointed because it was a birthday dinner and they called to ask the name of the persons birthday we were celebrating. At the end of the night though they didn’t bring anything out for their birthday.
There were 3 of us and we ordered small bites. Every bite was perfectly spiced and hot from the oven. It was a wonderful experience and we cannot wait to return.
First visit and it didn’t disappoint! Everything lives up to expectations. Fantastic service, fun cocktails and of course, INCREDIBLE food! Our server provided and overview and suggestions of what and how much to order. We tried items from each area of the menu. My favorite items were the Miso soup, the beef skewers and the mushroom skewers and this really fabulous crab dish.
Amazing Momotaro tartar, nego toro sushi rolls, crab salad and beef skewers!
This is now one of our favorite restaurants in Chicago! Top notch Japanese food.
Attentive and informed service, beautiful presentation, unusual selections, fabulous flavors.
Great food, great sake and very good service for this sophisticated Japanese restaurant. A gem in the West Loop.
Every time we go here it’s fantastic ! Always friendly and helpful service and great food.
Fantastic food. we sat at our same booth and the fabric is still peeling away from the back cushion...that definitely needs to be fixed..not a big deal BUT Momotaro is a slick, cool place and the fabric peeling definitely detracts ...I commented on it last time as well..it has been 2-3 months ..you all should fix it. It is the booth in the back near the back kitchen in the corner
Good hi-end sushi. Fully priced. Chefs cannot keep up with demand, result is a poorly paced meal . . . unacceptable for price point.
Amazing! Great time.
Great service. Sat at food prep sushi counter. Robert behind counter was super friendly and knowledgeable.
Food was good
Order the cold crab appetizer
Service was outstanding!
Delicious food and excelent waiter. Was great. The sake menu was amazing as well.