Momotaro

4.7
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$31 to $50
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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. 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!
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food and service were excellent. We were there for my husbands birthday and had a really nice time. We will definitely be back.

TG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food but we over ordered. Highly recommend the lamb.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Great ambience downstairs, so so upstairs. Far too noisy. Understaffed.

R
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and creative but the server was AMAZING! She was informative, friendly and helpful. She made several recommendations—we went with them and loved all of the dishes. I Hightower recommendation dining

j
London
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

c
Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was a great dining experience! Our server made great recommendations and we will definitely be back. The momomaki roll is great!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

To much green mustard for sashimi and suhai

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Service was awful. Ordered wine and it never came until after our meal. Server wasn’t even apologetic.

1
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The atmosphere is nice and the service was great. The small plates are just that, so be prepared to spend a small fortune if you are hungry. The scallops were nicely presented and very good. Everything else was average.

E
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The banquette seating for a date felt intimate even though the restaurant was full of people. The sushi was outstanding and some of the best I’ve had. The server was very knowledgeable and had excellent suggestions. I would pay attention to what the staff recommends.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Not impressed, expensive and left hungry

SF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot begin to rave enough about Momotaro. For sushi lovers looking for unparalleled quality and selection of nigiri and sashimi, Momotaro is one of the best in Chicago. Sitting at the sushi counter is a magical experience, diners have the opportunity to watch the flow of the chefs moving seamlessly with expert knife cuts and roll preparation.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

not that great

JB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing quality. The quality and variety of sushi/sashimi was absolutely top notch. Innovative presentations. Very good service.

F
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had omakase. Great experience with great variety of food!

GB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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F
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fun vibe at the counter and love watching the food being prepared.

k
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, and service! Was my second time back and will be back soon.

S
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Unique delicious options! The skewers were outstanding.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and service at Momotaro. We LOVE their roe nigiri, which keeps us coming back (best in the city! And we’ve searched everywhere for something close to what we enjoyed in Japan!). The tamago nigiri is really good also and their cookie dessert is perfection. This time I tried their take on a spicy margarita (I can’t remember the name — maybe dragon? cocktail). We also enjoyed the kani roll. We tried the beef tsukune slider and it’s a must try! It’s their take in a Chicago dog and the flavors were excellent!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding as per usual. I recommend just asking your server what you can’t live without trying and sticking with those. We were not disappointed.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good quality sushi and beef come at a high price. Very clean restaurant and the staff is knowledgeable about the menu. They'll recommend you drinks and dishes to try. Worth trying it. I'd go back here.

d
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Momotaro! Our waiter Nam Binh was excellent! We loved all his suggestions and his descriptions of the dishes were spot on! Everything we ate was delicious and it will be difficult to eat sushi elsewhere as the quality served here was amazing.

m
Milwaukee
26 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s that good.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A little slow service to start with the drinks, but everything else was great.

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was good, service was okay, a lot of people working but it took a while to take empty plates. The place is always inviting and the atmosphere is nice.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Good service and ambiance however the food is really basic, and extremely over priced. Will never be coming back. There’s so many better options

H
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great, we enjoyed their scallop, lamb and especially the wagyu beef sushi. and the other dishes were not bad either. Only thing is they are very fully booked and people maybe trying to hang out there for long, so we waited for 15mins until we got a seat even we arrived at the time for our appointment.

H
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melt in your mouth sushi from Master Shigeru and exquisite dishes from Chef Gene - what could be better than this?? Superb in every way.

L
Central Coast
4 reviews