Due to growing concerns surrounding the Corona virus, we will be closing Momotaro until March 31. We apologize for the inconvenice, however we hope these steps lead to keeping our staff and guests healthy and safe.
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. 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 Izakaya are first come, first serve, and we do accept walk-ins!
citrus soy, ginger, salmon skin, smoked ikura
green peppers with barley miso
lemon miso, daikon, scallion crust
It's always amazing. The nigiri is fire. I would recommend just letting the waiter order.
Expensive, but high quality food. Service was a bit aloof and pretentious.
always happy to be at Momotaro. The service and atmosphere is top in comparison to so many completive restaurants
Best sushi in Chicago. Don’t skip the A5 wagyu.
Amazing food; best sushi I’ve ever had. Great service as well.
Certainly tasty bites to be had, but it's the kind of place where you spend $150 and leave hungry. Also they card people as if everyone who comes in is an 18 year old narc, at that point it's inhospitable.
First time at Momo. From the service to the food it was spectacular.
Had a birthday dinner here. The food and service were extraordinary and definitely made for a memorable experience. I'll be talking about the chicken liver pate for days.
We had a truly amazing meal. The flavors were so perfectly conceived. I could tell that the chef had intimate knowledge of the ingredients he was creating with.
We love Momotaro!! We never miss it when we’re in town! Everything from drinks, food, service and the vibe is exceptional!
It’s was great! Probably best sushi I’ve had. The chef’s sampler was fantastic.
We had an amazing booth and our waitress was amazing. They treated us wonderfully...even had the manager stop by. Some of the sushi was exquisite. A perfect birthday evening!!!
Would recommend nigiri pieces over maki rolls. Beef sliders were also excellent.
The service was great, they managed our large party very well. Our biggest issue was the quality and preparation of the food. In particular the steak was poorly cooked and quality was drastically lacking. For the price point you can find better options for both steak and fish. This was a major change from the high quality I have previously experienced here.
Fabulous food! Everything we had was amazing...just wish we could’ve tried more things.
Was good, the service, ambience and food
Always a fun experience. We sat at the sushi counter which was really fun to watch the chefs. Great food and service!
What stood out for me is the servers, talk about knowing your stuff. Now I feel like crap because I don't know his name, he was the BEST! We were there Sat, 2/29/2020, seated to right of the sushi bar in the corner booth (I hope a manager sees this and know who he is).
Best Sushi restaurant in Chicago
From start to finish they really took care of us at Momotaro. The whiskey highball on tap was a great start and everything we ate was delicious. I’ll definitely be back.
We had the server select all of our food and it was beyond amazing.
Very nice flavor combinations in both their sushi and hot plates. Especially appreciated that they bring out the dishes in order of lightest flavors to heaviest flavors(as all Japanese places should). My favorite hot dishes were the waygu tartare and the lemon miso scallop. The nigiri I ordered were all fantastic and fresh, Salmon belly, barracuda, toro, and salmon roe. Try their signature sushi for unusual, but well thought out, flavor combinations that you won’t find elsewhere. The lone drink I had, dragon breath with mezcal, was forgettable but overall I really enjoyed my experience.
The food was amazing! Small portions but tons of flavor!
Amazing space with the best food. Hostess was a bit rude and service was below par
It was my birthday celebration and we had a fabulous time! The food was amazing and the champagne toast and birthday cake pop was a perfect touch!
Beyond expectations, cannot wait to return again in the future.
They brought the food faster than at McDonald’s. I felt like I was being rushed out of the place. The bill for four people was a bit over
$900. A little too much don’t you think?
Slow and impersonal service. We had to wait for 15mins to place order. Music was too loud. Food was okay.
This was my first visit, for my girlfriend’s birthday. The decor and atmosphere are incredible. The personalized menu for her was an awesome touch, she got a kick out of it. The Dragons Breath cocktail was very good. The food was excellent, from the Lamb to the Uni, to the desserts.
I have already recommended it in person to several people, as I was very impressed.
I had heard a lot about Momotaro and I was worried it wouldn’t live up to the hype but wow, what an amazing dining experience. My fiancé and I went for his birthday dinner and not only did every staff member wish him happy birthday but they printed a special menu for him and gave him a special dessert.
The food was superb. I started with the cold tofu and it was one of the best things I’ve eaten in years. The Chahan rice bowl with wagyu and poached egg was so delicious as were all the rolls and nigiri/sashimi we tried. Cocktails were excellent as was dessert.
The restaurant’s ambiance is trendy but not so much so that you feel intimidated. The noise level was fairly low for how crowded it was and the service was attentive and prompt.
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves food and wants to try something new!