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About Momotaro

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!

820 West Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60607
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Hibachi

Hours of Operation:
Main Dining Room:

Monday - Thursday: 5pm - 10:30pm

Friday: 4:30pm-11pm

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)

Cross Street:
Green Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 733-4818

Website:
http://www.momotarochicago.com/

Parking Details:
Valet and street parking available, our valet is located on Lake & Green

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

Executive Chef:
Mark Hellyar

Additional:
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

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (69)
Good for a Date (63)
Fit for Foodies (57)
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Creative Cuisine (57)
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Romantic (39)
Handcrafted Cocktails (36)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Fun (32)
Good for Groups (26)
Worth the Drive (24)
Bar Seating (23)
Authentic (22)
Business Meals (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Tasting Menu (18)
People Watching (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Cozy (14)
Healthy (12)
Tapas (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Casual (7)
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Happy Hour (6)
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Vegan (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

The service and food at Momotaro are always exceptional.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

We went here recently for a birthday dinner. We asked our waitress, Dandara, for recommendations as to what to eat. Everything she recommended was amazing, and it was the best sushi we have had in Chicago. You really cannot go wrong with anything you order here!

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·Dined 5 days ago

The service was phenomenal! Everyone was polite and really respectful. The food was good and tasty.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing food, service and quality! Definitely would recommend the life changing wagu beef

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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Over all our experience was wonderful, everything was good, food was great, drinks were great. However thought it was a bit pricey.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, very creative.
Our waitress was great. she walked us through the menu and all the selections were great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Amazing restaurant. Worth waiting for. Food is delicious and service is exceptional.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 11, 2018

My go to place in Chicago, excellent food, service, and ambience

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Absolutely wonderful experience. Everything from staff to food was exquisite. Our waiter Jordan ordered for the table and his selections were exceptional. I would 100% trust him to order for us again. He was extremely personable and made the whole night more of an "experience" than just a meal.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Was very good and our waiter was well informed and helpful on our choices.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Ranya was our server and she was absolutely AMAZING! We ordered just about everything she recommeded and we were impressed with every plate! The atmosphere is amazing and the order in which they brought out the plates was perfect. A few outstanding favorites- Aje Ttaki from the cold section (the way this fish was seared was seriously so good!), Anko No Karaage from the hot section (this monkfish was mouth watering good!), Washugyu from the Kushi Yaki section (Y'all... [Texan over here] this wagyu beef was just... i can't even put into words how good it was. I'll leave it at that. GET IT.), Sushi Rolls- Momomaki (spicy octopus), Tuna Jaga (spicy tuna, this was my favorite, literally the best sushi roll in my life), and the Negi Hamachi (yellowtail, because who gets sushi without ordering yellowtail? SO GOOD!) Do note: Ranya did recommend the Age Dashi Tofu (fried tofu), however it was my least favorite plate. Good, but the other plates blew it out of the water. This place is a must in Chicago. I know for a fact when I visit again, I will definitely be eating dinner here. Thanks Ranya!!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 6, 2018

LOVED our dinner. The entire experience and staff were phenomenal. They worked hard to make our anniversary special. They also went over the menu in detail which helped with some of the foods we never would have tried without their help. Highly recommend!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Overall great, but it was a shame we were seated on the second floor and it’s a totally different vibe. Not what I look for when I go to Momotaro

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great looking room, with excellent booths that keep noise reasonable. Super fresh sushi and sashimi, best sake list in Chicago, plus good wine and cocktail selection.
Four of us shared a mix of seafood salad (outstanding), sushi, crab, steak, noodles and satays. All were excellent. Hostesses, servers, bussers and all employees were very friendly.
Completely met our (high) expectations

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

It was our sons 9th birthday and as soon as we walked in, we were spoiled from the greeters, servers to the bus boys! The food was great and our server was outstanding! Definitely going back! You like sushi? Try this place! Thank you for a wonderful experience!

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

My husband and I shared an amazing anniversary dinner! The service was incredible, the food was phenomenal!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

food is really good!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The wagyu beef was phenomenal!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We let our waiter order for us and I am so glad we did. The whole meal was outstanding. There was one steak sushi bite that was amazing. Everything was excellent

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had an amazing meal at Momotaro on NYE. It was a great way to bring in the new year. It is the best sushi spot in Chicago.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a phenomenal server who knew the menu well! He steered us in all the right directions.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was outstanding. Great for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

All of the staff to the hosts, bartender and server were very friendly.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing fresh food and great service. Good for a date or a girls night out. I recommend getting the maguro appetizer and wagu skewers!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food is outstanding. Five of went there for our daughter's birthday. We ordered a LOT--maybe too much, as our waitress (who was very good) upped the number of skewers so we'd each have our own--don't think we needed five of everything. That and the price of drinks made this a very pricey dinner-- $450 for the five of us. And we did not appreciate that they stuck us upstairs. Not the same atmosphere at all. You'd think since they knew we had a celebration, they would have made sure we were in the main room But oh my, the food was fabulous. Especially loved the sukiyaki, the mushroom skewer, the maki and the spaghetti. Wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing. The value we got with the cost of the meal was outstanding.

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 (México)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Mediocre to be named “one of the best Japanese food” restaurants in Chicago...

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Honestly thought the food wasn't that great and over priced for such small portions. The sushi wasn't meh

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Was great as always, picked a few favorites then let our server drive on sushi and sake pairing, was delicious

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Amazing, casual, chic, one of the best meals I've ever had in my life!!! The crab salad is a must- love love love

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The decorations/atmosphere are good, and the stuff are friendly. Foods taste OK but not like Japanese food. Based on the food quality, the price is higher than I expected.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great time!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Always a great time...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Amazing - some of the best Japanese food I've had. Delicious and unique tastes

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Grace was greeted for her birthday 5 separate times - what great service. Waitress also did a fantastic job and the food was good as always. I have shared several birthdays with you and I appreciate them every time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The restaurant wasn't able to get us our table until about 35-40 minutes after our reservation time. We were annoyed with the delay, but the staff did a wonderful job offering sincere apologies and some tasty complimentary bites. We very much appreciated their concern and care. We'll be back soon!

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Dear Fellow Opentable members,

It was such a great experience! We were so impressed with the food and service.
Aside from the snotty host!

My wife and I sat at the sushi bar, we were very hungry and told our server, she put our 3 appetizer orders in and we were eating in less than 5 mins!The beacon wrapped eggs were the best.

The head sushi chef, watched and checked every order before it was served. Everything was as fresh and tasty as you could wish for.

It was expensive, $320.00 before the tip but it was one of the better sushi restaurants we have been to in long awhile.

We will return !


David

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Amazing experience

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Fantastic and innovative meal as always. We had Nam as our waiter... our go-to. He's a rock-star and always steers us towards the interesting new items on the menu.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 14, 2017

My friends and I went for dinner and it was simply AMAZING! The dishes were phenomenal and very original. The one we liked the most were the mentaiko spaguetti 🙌🏼, the shiitake.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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