Momotaro

4.7
2532 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

*Our patio is currently closed. Reservations will be for indoor dining.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2532 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DiamondG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was beyond great but the sushi prices are expensive and the sushi taste did not match the price point. Expected better tasting sushi for the price.

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lilyc
Austin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a memorable meal here to celebrate a birthday. The food was innovative and tasty and the service was great too! Will definitely be back next time we’re in Chicago.

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AngieF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic and the food was delicious. Cocktails and their ginger beer were also amazing.

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vipElliott
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, presentation all outstanding. Well worth the price!

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Amanda
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten, start to finish. Amazing food. Amazing service. Completely worth it.

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MelissaS
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservation was moved inside b/c of the weather but we got a seat at the sushi bar and were able to watch the sushi chefs do their amazing things.

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RussellS
London
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Momotaro is a great spot in West Loop. Neighborhood is fun and upcoming, lots of things to do around the restaurant. Inside is a very chill atmosphere and the service is great. We got lots of good recommendations from our waitress. Great selection of food, we ordered sushi and also cold/hot plates. Would definitely go back!

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LH54
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! Good service.

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DianneM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service. Awesome food. 10/10 I would recommend.

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vipChicagoFoodie
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our 32nd anniversary celebration last night and was blown away by everything we ordered. We basically created our tasting menu and thoroughly enjoyed every bite. This place deserves a Michelin star. We are so glad we picked the place for the special occasion. It’s our first fancy meal since the pandemic. The service and timing of the dishes were just perfect also. Highly recommend the 9 piece chef’s special nigiri. It’s worth it! The scallops was also outstanding, so were the chicken thigh and skirt steak Robata. Hope to go back for our next special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality of food and extremely fresh fish, w/ cosy, chic atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

While the food quality was amazing, we had a few misses with the service. Our server forgot our drink orders twice. The first is understandable, we are all human, but the second time was neglectful. We also realized after we got home that one of our sushi rolls was never brought out to us. Finally, I told the sever when we sat down about my egg allergy. Half way through eating a roll I realized there was egg in it. I will take some accountability, as the person with the allergy I should have paid closer attention, but if a server is recommending a roll I wish he would have called out that there was egg in it. Overall, we had a few great dishes, but the meal did not live up to my expectations. We will try it again, but are in no rush to get back at this point.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a phenomenal server ! Great experience

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BriannaS
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Momotaro was so great! I can't wait to go back. All of the food was fresh, flavorful & unique. Service was outstanding and the place was a vibe.

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JB123
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The sushi was incredible! We were disappointed with a few dishes after having such an amazing experience two years ago. We’ll be back though, but will order differently.

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vipGabyB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The niguirizushi is all you need 😍

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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MikeW
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Momotaro has delicious food and a great atmosphere. The waiters and hosts are very friendly and my wife and I had a great time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The restaurant was empty and boring and they gave us the worse table they had The food is good but expensive

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KJ21
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for my SO’s birthday. The food was absolutely outstanding and the service was amazing. The restaurant really made our evening special even in the small details like the birthday menu and the surprise cake. We had a wonderful time and will be coming back!

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vipMjg55
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Our meal was great. We made a reservation to sit outside thinking it would be a nice outdoor area but we basically just sat on the street in uncomfortable chairs right next to all of the parked cars and the valet. The food was outstanding and our server was very good. Next time we will sit inside (which looked lovely).

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vipGraceH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Again and again

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Canas
Mexico City
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excelente sushi. Pedimos una ensalada de alga, un rollo de salmon y una selección de sashimi del chef.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Terribly overrated and obscenely overpriced for what it was. The miso soup was the highlight and it was downhill from there. The chefs do not know hot to prepare Aburi sushi and should not have it on the menu. The fresh wasabi was a ridiculous tourist trap. $6 for about 1/4 teaspoon and while it had fresh texture the taste was unremarkable. The pieces of nigiri we tried paled in comparison to Sushi of Gari which in its day offered much higher quality in NY at a more reasonable price point.

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vipNanbets
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience. Server was phenomenal. Will definitely return.

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vipmercfam
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality of the fish is superb! Can’t wait to come back ASAP!

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DMatthew
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, excellent service, and a great atmosphere made Momotaro a restaurant to remember! Our waitress was very attentive and helped provide suggestions. Everything was outstanding.

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vipMaryM
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Always a wonderful experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Japanese food in Chicago. Hands down! Wonderful service and food. We definitely will be back!

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vipChiFoodJunkie
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Idk, I just don’t get it at this place. It’s just me. Never impressed by the food, always shocked by the sticker.

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vipFatManStan
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely sublime food, service and ambience immaculate, Telly and the main server took expert care of us, I’ve eaten sushi in SF & NYC and nothing touches Momo, nothing. See you in a week 😂

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InbalG
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Our Cocktails arrived after we got 3 of our courses, tasted very lame. No vibe at the restaurant, the hip is over! Doesn’t worth the money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Must try.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an incredible experience. It was so busy but the staff did not show it. The entire meal was perfectly paced and everything we ordered was outstanding. The Wagyu strip was easily the best steak we’d ever had. Our server, Paul, was so attentive, kind, and knowledgeable; every recommendation he gave was thoughtful and fitting for the evening we’d envisioned. Will definitely be coming here again. I think it will be our go to for very special occasions. Thank you, Momotaro!

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vipCourt
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved Momotaro! It is the perfect spot to bring out of town guests and celebrate something special. The service was amazing and the food was spectacular! I would definitely go back again and again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Taylor was helpful picking out a wine and very informative about the menu. She got our sashimi chef’s special the way we wanted it by asking the chef to switch a couple of fish pieces for the ones we wanted Nice ambiance Will go back

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GetTheRightSeat
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Wait staff appeared annoyed and we were rushed and constantly reminded of kitchen hours. Not the best Fathers Day experience

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vipIgorJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Does not disappoint. One of the best in the city. Thank you Momotaro!

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vipSandyL
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi that we have ever had. We tried some new things and enjoyed everything that we ordered.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Momotaro using the Order Online button. Momotaro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 733-4818.

Momotaro is rated 4.7 stars by 2532 OpenTable diners.

Momotaro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/momotaro-chicago/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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