Momotaro

4.7
2387 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.

Beginning on Thursday, January 28th 2021, we will be open for indoor dining at 25% capacity. We do not have patio or outdoor availability at this time. We are excited to welcome you back to Momotaro!

Please note that due to our capacity restrictions, we may not be able to accommodate specific table requests.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2387 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.3
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent. Front staff were amazing

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AMLJ
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. Truly outstanding! We flew in from elsewhere and it was at the top of our list to try because of the ratings and reviews. It lived up to expectations and beyond.

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vipPete
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

While the main floor has ambience, the upstairs doesn’t have any. It’s like being seated in an attic.
While service was adequate, some appetizers and sushi was good. Rice bowl dishes were bland. The irritating thing is the restaurant tacked on a 4% health fee to pay for employees health insurance which is unpleasantly found on the while trying to a family dinner. I paid it and left as family time was more important for me at the time.
Any additional fees must be posted on the menu to be enforced, I find this in bad taste.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Knowledgeable staff. Recommend the dealer's choice option for drinks where the bartender will mix something based on your palate profile. You can't go wrong with any of the sushi options

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vipMikeS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

From the time we walked in there was an attitude. It’s not what you say it’s how you say it. We were a little taken back by the first thing that was said to us “you have a two hour time limit”. Bad way to start things. The server also had an attitude like we were lucky to be there. The food was overpriced and not that good. We spend 150.00 and I had to eat when I got home. I was warned about this place and didn’t listen. Never again Momo.

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vipBeth
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening for one of our first nights out during the pandemic.

The staff made us feel very special with a personalized birthday menu for my brother in law. Each server that came to the table asked who's birthday was it and we were served with a special dessert at the end of the meal.

The food is exemplary, scallops, octopus, pate and the best rice ever. Highly recommended for any occasion.

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ClarkD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi was excellent. Had some items from the nigiri section and it did not disappoint. The fish and seafood were fresh. If you have the funds for this place this is a definite place to check out.

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vipFIALH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around. Stellar service and fresh seafood. It's pricey. Still paying a lot for not having alcohol drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was fine, server wasn’t the friendliest.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

2nd time here. The food is amazing but the service is just slow and bad!! They service you multiple hot dishes at the same time with no concern for timing.

I’m hoping the service gets better bc food is great!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot! Everything is amazing about Momotaro!

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Great food with perfect balance and ingenuity. The beef curry spaghetti is a must try especially for those that are a fan of traditional japanese curry.

YG
vipYaelG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent!!!

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cldr
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Momotaro is an absolutely fantastic for upscale, exciting, yet comforting dishes and ambience. 10/10. I have been there a few times now and will absolutely be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for Valentine’s Day and everything from the service to the cocktails to the food was phenomenal and exceeded expectations. The bartender, Abdi, made excellent cocktails and provided great saki recommendations. Our waitress provided good guidance on what to order and timed the dishes perfectly. Beautiful restaurant and delicious food. Can’t wait to go back on another special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best experience at Momotaro. All the dishes we had were amazing - edamame, skirt steak, maki (tuna, hamachi, bbq unagi). The highlight was the chocolate tart. It was INCREDIBLE. Excited to dine here again.

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Jackie
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Momotaro was our first in-restaurant experience since COVID and we could not be happier with our choice. Seating was very spaced out, everyone wore masks, and our temperatures were taken before we were taken to our table. The food and service were amazing as always.

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minam
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date spot & amazing food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The waitress was wayyyyyy too overbearing with being at the table every 3 minutes. It was very hard to eat and enjoy it since we had to put our masks on every time she came to the table. She also repeated their Covid protocols word for word what the hostess told us. We got it, no need to repeat it numerous times and waste our time. And speaking of, she kept saying that we had only a specific amount of time left. There was absolutely nobody in the restaurant but us, so not sure why they’d be trying to make us leave earlier. Regardless, not a pleasant experience whatever their new Covid rules are. Food was mediocre as well so we won’t be coming back unfortunately.

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FritFrat
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered everything the hostess recommended and it was perfect! Definitely going to be back there soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Extremely rushed with covid restrictions.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fantastic sushi, great service, lovely atmosphere... we will be back

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Colin
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Great food and service. Matthew was amazing!

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vipFarahM
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The heaters outside worked great. The spaghetti dish and octopus dish were my favorites. Cocktails were also good. The train is right above restaurant, so just be aware that the noise can get annoying.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

KP
vipKevinP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome staff, great cocktails. Always a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food was delicious service was great. The noise was very high bcs of the train and it was street dining

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GraceS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Waiting 20 minutes for our table past our reservation, but was worth it. Cocktails were great and the waiter was awesome. COVID protocols in place that make you feel very safe. Food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went for dinner and food and service was fantastic! Only cons were the wait in their gathering area even with a reservation, and also we didn’t get a warning of kitchen closing. Therefore we didn’t have an entree after our small plates and drinks.

Very great staff though! Food is delicious, try everything!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal! I try and come once a month to support!

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vipChitown2820
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Server was no where to be found at times.... I swear his name was Houdini

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KarenT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Very difficult to understand staff due to masks.
Would not go back during the pandemic.

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betrina
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food selection and drinks were fantastic. Ambience was also very nice. Great for a friend get together or date

TP
vipTPS0310
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. It’s a “must” every time we are in Chicago.

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JohnL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

The food was amazing. Everything we got was perfect. The young female server we had was absolutely terrible. I was very surprised. She took our order for food and drinks. Other people brought the food which is fine. She never asked about second drink, never asked how the food was, never asked for dessert. Was wandering around the restaurant, which was at decreased capacity due to COVID-19. I had to find her for the check. I just don’t get it.
Would still return for the food. If I saw her again I would tell her personally about our experience so she could change. No manager was at the door when we left because of the time.

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vipEJJR
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience4

Hold on to your wallet! $18 to valet, $19 for a 2 oz pour of Grey Goose. A surcharge to pay for employees medical benefits and to top it off manager responds to an email saying “do to COVID they prefer not to have guests from out of state”. They do not post this on Open Table nor their website. Dinner was good but after $200 for 2, I left hungry.

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vipLMCR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Temp checks, social distancing, masks whenever interacting with staff - makes you feel safer. Nice quiet lunch to get away from baby. We were initially seated outside, then it started to drizzle so they moved us inside and server even sent us free dish. Amazing service. Food excellent. Can’t wait to try dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always plus great service and recommendations by the staff!

FAQs

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

Momotaro is rated 4.7 stars by 2387 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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