Momotaro

4.8
2735 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
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For the health and safety of our staff and guests, we are closely following the guidelines and requirements made by the City of Chicago regarding indoor dining and the latest Chicago Vaccine Mandate. Please refer to the resources page provided by the City of Chicago linked here before making your reservation:
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid19-vaccine/home/chi-vaccine-requirement.html
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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.

*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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine outdoors
What 2735 people are saying
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Jack
Columbus
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matthew made our dinner a wonderful experience from start to finish. Everything was perfect, we’ll certainly be back!

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vipVeraC
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was so-so. The waitress forgot half our food which was probably a good thing because we over ordered. Sushi was not up to par unfortunately. Ambiance was nice, music just the right volume.

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Kevin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great environment + great food. Awesome services provided by every staff members, especially our server! Sushi items were all very fresh and tasty! Will come back again

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viptigerprince
London
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality of food, delicious. Great vibe. Highly recommended.

DP
DearPiranha
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi! And the service was so friendly and helpful. Beautiful ambience. One of my new favorite restaurants ever!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The food was good but it took over 45 minutes for my omakase to come out and my date had already finished their meal way before I even started.

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vipCrowman
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh. Perhaps a little slow initially however was great atmosphere and great service

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vipLoriS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A late Christmas/New Year dinner with my best friend.

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BrookeB
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday and couldn’t recommend this place more! So accommodating and delicious - 10/10!

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strawberry2801
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very overpriced, tiny portions. The sushi was just okay. Not worth the price for sure!

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Mohi
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and little details thrown into the experience. Most of the food was fantastic, very few dishes were nothing special. Portion sizes on the smaller side. Had the best cocktail of my life (the old fashioned featuring A5) and the best dessert of my life (the purple sweet potato pie) here.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Great spot for sushi, waiter had great recommendations and the sushimi board is to die for. Ask about dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dads 60th birthday. REALLY appreciated how there was a special “happy birthday” menu for the birthday boy.

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MaykiaeI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice scenery

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Japanese restaurant in Chicago!!!

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HAOY
China
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best Japanese fine dining places in Chicago.

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vipKevinE
New England
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing resturant. Make sure to get the beef to hoate special nigiri, it's absolutely amazing.

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LBSTGMGR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around, as expected. Polite and knowledgeable staff. Appealing menu with a variety of both familiar and intriguing options. Highly recommend the Chef's Selection - Omakase.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual - one of the freshest sushi / asain food in the west loop. This and Nobu are right up there against the best sushi in town. Can’t wait to go back

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vipBlgeats
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an exceptional dinner celebrating our New Year’s Eve 12 year anniversary. The menu was printed with a special message. A night to remember.

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vipcaroline
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul is THE BEST!!! Momotaro never disappoints and Paul is amazing! Our food is always fabulous and Paul remembers our names, food allergies and our favorite food and drinks. Seriously, the best service of any restaurant I have ever been to and we have been to many Michelin star restaurants that do not compare.

I cannot possibly say enough nice things about our experience. It was a wonderful way to begin the new year.

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NitinM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place for a date night! One of best sushi dishes I ever tasted. The entree order took a whole to be served but they were quite thoughtful and gave us a complimentary sushi dish for waiting. The server also gave one of the entrees on the house, this was way above the service levels we saw at any other restaurants. This was the second time in the last 30 days for us, and would come back again, especially for making my wife fall in love with sushi! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service that made the evening special. The food was incredible as well.

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the experience was lovely. All recommendations made by our waitress were fantastic and exceeded our expectations! This was a birthday dinner for my boyfriend and the special menu & dessert was a nice touch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had friends in town from Florida. Took them to the best place I know

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KatieR
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS food, amazing decor, the style of eating is so cool and very Japanese. This was my second visit and can't wait to go back for my third, fourth, fifth, etc.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Everything was delicious.

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vipShomaV
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been dying to try Momotaro for months spicy & flavorful. We were truly impressed. Desert can be history hit or miss. But it was definitely ahead and Momotaro. I love the experience the food and the ambience. I highly recommend it for special occasions or a special dinner.

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vipLauren
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, outstanding food. Will recommend to anyone and everyone who will listen

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Paul was amazing! He was very attentive and friendly. All the food was delicious and the vibe / ambiance was great. overall, we would recommend and will be coming back soon.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing..! We ordered chef’s nigiri selection, and it was mindblowing. I’ve been to many omakase restaurants, but this place is on point. My wife and I were very impressed at not only the food but also the ambiance and service. We will definitely return soon.

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Sara
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was great and prices were as expected. They were behind on their reservations so we waited a bit but they gave us some appetizers on the house to make up for that and that was nice. Really the only issue I had were the restrooms, you’d think that with the caliber of the restaurant I’d be able to at least dry my hands and seat covers would be nice also. Other than that the evening was enjoyed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Japanese food in Chicago. Always top-notch.

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Ness
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi is top quality but you’re paying to be in Fulton market and the location.

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vipRodrigo
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just all around amazing! Never disappoints

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vipMikeChicago
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice server. Very nice. And accommodating. Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A couple free apps and a small desert for GFs birthday was a really nice gesture by the restaurant. Food was complex and memorable. Would recommend if you haven’t tried it.

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Frustratedcustomer
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and ambience !

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 4.8 stars by 2735 OpenTable diners.

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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