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Momotaro, Chicago, IL

Momotaro

4.7
4.7
2877 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.

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

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 733-4818

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gene Kato

  • Private party facilities

    Momotaro is a multi-dimensional Japanese restaurant located in the West Loop. Led by Executive Chef Gene Kato, Momotaro was recently named in the 50 Best Restaurants by Chicago Magazine.

  • Private party contact

    Arianna Favia: (312) 733-4818 ext. 2

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Cross street

    Green Street & Lake Street

  • Parking details

    Valet is available outside the restaurant's entrance on Lake and Green.

  • Public transit

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Cold

  • Asparagus Goma-Ae$14.00

    chilled jumbo asparagus, toasted sesame sauce

    • Kaiso Salada$14.00

      fresh seaweed, amaebi, cucumber, ponzu

      • Silken Tofu$12.00

        tofu, tomato dashi, trout roe, pickled shimeji mushrooms, crispy ginger

        • Maguro*$20.00

          Balfegó tuna, garlic shoyu, turnip, puffed buckwheat

          • Buri*$16.00

            sliced yellowtail, avocado, pickled turnip, ume vinaigrette

            • Jidori Kimo$14.00

              chicken liver paté, soba toast, seasonal jam

              • Shiso Soba$15.00

                house soba, shiso buds, bottarga, white tensuyu

                Hot

                • Edamame$8.00

                  japanese sea salt

                  • Miso Soup$8.00

                    house tofu, wakame, honshimeji mushrooms

                    • Tako Su$22.00

                      Spanish octopus, cucumber seaweed salad, shiso mayo

                      • Scallop Motoyaki*$16.00

                        lemon miso, daikon, scallion crust

                        • Spaghetti$15.00

                          spicy beef curry, scallion oroshi, black garlic oil

                          • Tsukune Dango*$16.00

                            chicken dumpling, mochi rice, soft-poached egg, karashi miso (requires 15 minutes)

                            • Mapo Tofu$22.00

                              Japanese-style chili tofu, broad bean, roast pork (choice of rice or noodles)

                              Rice

                              • Yakitori Don*$14.00

                                grilled chicken thigh, chicken tare, soft-poached egg

                                • Chahan*$22.00

                                  stone bowl beef fried rice, wild maitake, soft-poached egg

                                  • Tamaki Gold Short Grain Steamed Rice$5.00

                                    Robata Yaki

                                    • Shishito$8.00

                                      green peppers, lemon, sea salt

                                      • Shiitake$14.00

                                        Japanese shiitake, Tokyo negi

                                        • Gyutan*$14.00

                                          lemon, sea salt

                                          • Berkshire Pork Loin*$16.00

                                            shiso, scallion, mustard

                                            • Negima (Chicken Thigh)$13.00

                                              shiso marinade

                                              • Tsukune*$12.00

                                                ground chicken meatball, soft-poached egg, tare

                                                • Beef Tsukune "Sliders"*$16.00

                                                  ground wagyu, miso mustard, bao bun

                                                  • Kohitsuji (Lamb)*$24.00

                                                    2pc bone-in chop, spicy miso

                                                    • Mishima Skirt Steak$15.00

                                                      seasoned with Japanese sea salt

                                                      From the Coals

                                                      • A5 Miyazaki Steak*$100.00

                                                        5 oz steak, mushroom, yuzu kosho

                                                        • Imperial Strip*$75.00

                                                          10 oz wagyu strip steak, grilled market vegetables, yuzu kosho

                                                          Nigiri / Sashimi*

                                                          subject to availability

                                                          • Kampachi$5.00

                                                            wild amber jack

                                                            • Hamachi$5.00

                                                              yellowtail

                                                              • Shima Aji$5.00

                                                                striped jack

                                                                • Madai$5.00

                                                                  snapper

                                                                  • Ishidai$7.00

                                                                    striped beakfish

                                                                    • Hirame$5.00

                                                                      ikejime flounder

                                                                      • Sake$4.00

                                                                        faroe islands salmon

                                                                        • Akami$6.00

                                                                          bluefin tuna loin

                                                                          • Chutoro$9.00

                                                                            medium fat bluefin belly

                                                                            • Otoro$11.00

                                                                              fatty bluefin belly

                                                                              • Kohada$6.00

                                                                                gizzard shad

                                                                                • Saba$5.00

                                                                                  mackerel

                                                                                  • Aji$5.00

                                                                                    horse mackerel

                                                                                    • Botan Ebi$5.00

                                                                                      spot prawn

                                                                                      • Yari Ika$5.00

                                                                                        Japanese Hokkaido squid

                                                                                        • Baja Uni$8.00

                                                                                          purple sea urchin

                                                                                          • Hokkaido Uni$10.00

                                                                                            bahun urchin

                                                                                            • Ikura$4.00

                                                                                              marinated salmon roe

                                                                                              • Unagi$5.00

                                                                                                barbecued freshwater eel

                                                                                                • Tamago$3.00

                                                                                                  sweet omelet

                                                                                                  Nigirizushi*

                                                                                                  Chef's selected sushi

                                                                                                  • Aji Yakusugi

                                                                                                    sugi smoked aji, wa yakumi

                                                                                                    • 2pcs$12.00
                                                                                                  • Aburi Beni Toro$6.00

                                                                                                    salmon belly, karashi miso, battera konbu

                                                                                                    • Aburi Otoro$11.00

                                                                                                      daikon, yuzu, sudachi ponzu

                                                                                                      • Aburi Saba Toro$6.00

                                                                                                        with daikon shoga ponzu

                                                                                                        • Kumamoto Beef to Hotate$14.00

                                                                                                          garlic sauce, fried shiso

                                                                                                          • Hokkaido Hotate$9.00

                                                                                                            scallop, uni, ikura

                                                                                                            • Akami to Negi Toro$8.00

                                                                                                              toro tartare, kizami wasabi

                                                                                                              • Edomae Anago$6.00

                                                                                                                Tokyo Bay saltwater eel, nitsume sauce

                                                                                                                • Ika to Sake$8.00

                                                                                                                  spear squid, ikura, smoked salmon

                                                                                                                  Makimono*

                                                                                                                  Sushi rolls

                                                                                                                  • Karai Tuna$16.00

                                                                                                                    bigeye tuna, gochujang, sesame oil, togarashi, honey

                                                                                                                    • Una-Kyu$14.00

                                                                                                                      barbecued eel, cucumber, unagi sauce

                                                                                                                      • Kanpyo Roll$8.00

                                                                                                                        traditional sweet braised gourd

                                                                                                                        • Shio Koji Sake$14.00

                                                                                                                          salmon, avocado yuzu mousse, salmon skin

                                                                                                                          • Momomaki**$19.00

                                                                                                                            big eye tuna, spicy octopus, pickled daikon

                                                                                                                            • Kani Jomaki$16.00

                                                                                                                              snow crab, unagi, tamago, cucumber, shiso

                                                                                                                              • Tekka Maki$10.00

                                                                                                                                bluefin tuna roll

                                                                                                                                • Negi Toro$15.00

                                                                                                                                  fatty tuna belly, tokyo scallions

                                                                                                                                  • Negi Hamachi$12.00

                                                                                                                                    chopped yellowtail hamachi, tokyo scallion

                                                                                                                                    • Baby Shiitake Maki$11.00

                                                                                                                                      baby Washington state shiitake tempura, togarashi

                                                                                                                                      Featured Items

                                                                                                                                      • Chef's Seasonal Nigiri Selection*$69.00

                                                                                                                                        • Chef's Seasonal Sashimi Selection*$64.00

                                                                                                                                          • Freshly Grated Wasabi Root$6.00

                                                                                                                                            limited availability

                                                                                                                                            Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                            What 2,877 people are saying

                                                                                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                            4.7
                                                                                                                                            4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                            • 4.7Food
                                                                                                                                            • 4.7Service
                                                                                                                                            • 4.7Ambience
                                                                                                                                            • 4.3Value

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                                                                                                                                              patriciap

                                                                                                                                              Chicago

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                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                              Dined today

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Great service

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                                                                                                                                              Jhori

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                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Made reservation and had to wait 15 minutes so overall 8/10. But it was a great experience with phenomenal food and beautiful lively ambiance

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                                                                                                                                              Great dining experience.

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                                                                                                                                              Chicago

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                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Momotaro is hands-down my favorite restaurant in Chicago! They go above and beyond to make you feel special and they were so attentive. It was our 13th anniversary and the entire experience it was wonderful! from the welcome and well wishes when we walked into the door to the fantastic food. The level of service is exceptional, from top to bottom. If you need to find a place to book for an anniversary or birthday or special occasion, there is no better place in Chicago the Momotaro.

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                                                                                                                                              CollinB

                                                                                                                                              Chicago

                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                              The sushi and sake is incredible! We try to go once a year and come away each time with new favorites.

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                                                                                                                                              ShannonB

                                                                                                                                              Chicago

                                                                                                                                              37 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              37 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                              Food quality and service are exceptional. Even better, it is consistently great! Sit upstairs for a more quiet space.

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                                                                                                                                              Chicago

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Loved our server Joshua he was so nice and made our dining that much more enjoyable!!

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                                                                                                                                              peterk

                                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                                              63 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              63 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                              Nice ambience and vibe. Very good, creative food dishes. Excellent service. Highly recommended.

                                                                                                                                            9. UJ

                                                                                                                                              UnhappyJersian

                                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall2food2service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                              Aggressively mediocre food. Not too sure what the hype is. The vibe was super pretentious for the sake of being pretentious. Rice was ok but the sushi was poorly constructed. Felt like a restaurant trying to be more than they are while struggling with an inferiority complex. 2/5. Won’t return.

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                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              Chicago

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Went for my boyfriends birthday and we had an amazing time. The waitress gave great recommendations. I ended up getting the lamb chops and spaghetti which were amazing. They even surprised my boyfriend with a birthday dessert.

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                                                                                                                                              SarahS

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Went to Momotoro for my Husbands Birthday and we really enjoyed ourselves. With the reviews stating that the portions were on the small side, we ordered fairly generously - got the edamame, Grilled skirt steak skewers, scallop motoyaki, 2 rolls, and 2 pieces of nigiri + cocktails and dessert. We were pleasantly full and everything was delicious. We especially enjoyed the steak skewers and salmon skin rolls and the miso banoffee blondie dessert which was so delicious. The service really put it over the top-everyone was so nice and the special birthday touches were very appreciated. I thought the cost for the amount of food and alcohol we ordered was on par with most other high end restaurants in the area. Definitely recommend for a special occasion!!

                                                                                                                                            12. SJ

                                                                                                                                              SamJ

                                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Fantastic quality - try the fat-washed whiskey drink. Pricey but worth it.

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                                                                                                                                              Salma

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              The food was amazing. Definitely my favorite go to when I’m in Chicago!

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                                                                                                                                              Rebecca

                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Loved it we had an amazing meal and experience - thank you!

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                                                                                                                                              Martha

                                                                                                                                              Chicago

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                              My husband and I celebrated our 12 year wedding anniversary at Momotaro last night and Matthew, who took care of us, really provided such great and thoughtful recommendations. Some of the items that we were impressed with are the pearls of simplicity sake, the Tako Su Spanish octopus, the Momomaki roll and the miso/banana dessert that I don't recall the name of but was so good we had to order more of the ice cream. Thank you for making our celebration so wonderful.

                                                                                                                                            16. OT

                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              Chicago

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Great food and ambiance.

                                                                                                                                            17. OT

                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              Chicago

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Best sushi in Chicago hands down. Get the fresh wasabi

                                                                                                                                            18. OT

                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                              Great dining and service

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                                                                                                                                              Ravinder

                                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              I sat alone at the sushi bar and had an amazing meal. As soon as I walked in I was treated as a valued regular.

                                                                                                                                            20. OT

                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              Indiana

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Entire experience was great! Our server Matthew was helpful and steered us to some delicious dishes. Highly recommend!

                                                                                                                                            21. OT

                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Best Japanese restaurant in Chicago so far.

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                                                                                                                                              Antonio

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                              Sashimi was very good, however Wagyu was not good at all.

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                                                                                                                                              Primus2k

                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Great place.. great vibe… highly recommend

                                                                                                                                            24. OT

                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              Grand Rapids

                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Immaculate, amazing sushi, fabulous drinks, beautiful plating, great service.

                                                                                                                                            25. MS

                                                                                                                                              MichaelS

                                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                                              31 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              31 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Food, beyond excellent! Service, outstanding!! Vibe, awesome!!!

                                                                                                                                            26. J

                                                                                                                                              Jacques

                                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Amazing. There’s a reason it’s hard to get a table!

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                                                                                                                                              NoelleW

                                                                                                                                              Chicago

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service2ambience5

                                                                                                                                              I took my bf for his bday. We love this place. The beef rice never disappoints. Steak skewers are amazing. The little beef burgers I would not recommend. Not bad but not good. The service was not the best. We put an order in for 3 items and got the rice first but the sushi and steak kabobs didn’t come until 40 min later. We asked our waitress about 20 min in and she just said it would be there soon. She wasn’t the most pleasant but I think she was just super busy. It was a tues night so nothing crazy but didn’t seem like many waiters.

                                                                                                                                            28. S

                                                                                                                                              Simon

                                                                                                                                              Chicago

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                              We enjoyed our visit very much. We had Tako Su as an appetizer, it was excellent, Sashimi/Nigiri selection was all very tasty, we were less impressed with the sushi rolls, eel never disappoints but the salmon/salmon skin roll and the crab roll felt rather dry. Overall ambience was very pleasant, we were there early on so it was fairly quiet and we were somewhat secluded from the rest of the guests, but when we were about to leave they seated another couple right next to us and only then I realized how close that table was, the distance was barely 2 feet. Covid aside, if you come at peak time don't expect to have any privacy.

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                                                                                                                                              Patrick

                                                                                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Paul was great - he gave us excellent recommendations and was attentive throughout our visit!

                                                                                                                                            30. OT

                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                              The food was delicious, especially the chef’s sushi set of the day, definitely worth trying. The place is popular so unavoidably noisy during the meal time.

                                                                                                                                            31. OT

                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall3food4service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                              First we were seated in the overflow seating upstairs, which is not the same experience. Then our service was choppy and not fluid. Our main server was great but nothing flowed, things took a little longer than usual, and it just wasn’t the great experience i have come to know at momotaro. Just seemed like they were having an off night.

                                                                                                                                            32. OT

                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              1.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                              Food was mediocre for a 1 to 1.5 hour wait after ordering. Also came in 6 pieces per roll so restaurant should be advertised as $$$ / $$$$ not $$.

                                                                                                                                            33. RA

                                                                                                                                              RachelA

                                                                                                                                              Chicago

                                                                                                                                              27 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                              27 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                              Food and service was excellent. Noise level made it challenging to hear our waiter and the bathrooms needed to be cleaned up. Other than that it was fabulous. Excited to go back!

                                                                                                                                            34. KC

                                                                                                                                              KeithC

                                                                                                                                              Chicago

                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Momotaro will always be my favorite establishment in Chicago. Food is superb and the service is excellent.

                                                                                                                                            35. GL

                                                                                                                                              GillesL

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                              It was very noisy. I did not understand that we had loud music in the restaurant.

                                                                                                                                            36. OT

                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              Mexico City

                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                              We’ve been wanting to dine at Momotaro for months and unfortunately the wait was not worth it. For starters, the restaurant closed at 10:15, but then I don’t understand why would they take out reservation at 9:30? By 10 they were already putting chairs on the other tables, rushing us out and turning off the music. Imagine paying a $900 dinner for 4 people only to be rushed like this. Of course, the meal was not enjoyable. The fish quality was OK, and the flavors and technique were Ok too - definitely not great. Maybe if you have the ambiance going on and you’re not rushed, you may enjoy the food here but we definitely did not receive what we paid for. We wanted to take our foodie friends who are visiting Chicago and all 4 of us were very disappointed. For reference, a few months back we tried to walk in without a reservation around 8:30 pm and the place was full, with music going on and ambiance too, but no tables were available for at least 75 mins so we didn’t stay since they couldn’t accommodate us at the bar in the meantime.

                                                                                                                                            37. JH

                                                                                                                                              JeffreyH

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Server was great with recommendations especially since not all enjoy seafood. Tried new things and very pleased.

                                                                                                                                            38. OT

                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Delicious food, wonderful staff, exquisite ambiance.

                                                                                                                                            39. JA

                                                                                                                                              JoAnnaW

                                                                                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Perfect date night spot. The Alaska king crab wasn't actually yakitori, but it was tasty. Ambience, service and food were fabulous. Thank you!

                                                                                                                                            40. CV

                                                                                                                                              CathyVolunteer

                                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                                              35 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              35 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Food was excellent. We had the buri, the tako su, the momomaki, the Murray cod, the sushi nigiri, dessert was miso banoffee and I love their chamomile medley tea. Service was excellent. Our waitress was Kazumi, she was knowledgeable and attentive the whole 2 hours. We will definitely return on our future trips.

                                                                                                                                            Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                              • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                            • Screening

                                                                                                                                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                                            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 2877 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                                            Google Map for Momotaro

                                                                                                                                            820 West Lake Street Chicago, IL 60607

                                                                                                                                            Additional information

                                                                                                                                            • Cross street

                                                                                                                                              Green Street & Lake Street

                                                                                                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                              West Loop

                                                                                                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                              Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                                                                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                              Japanese, Sushi, Seafood

                                                                                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                                                                                              Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                            • Dress code

                                                                                                                                              Smart Casual

                                                                                                                                            • Parking details

                                                                                                                                              Valet is available outside the restaurant's entrance on Lake and Green.

                                                                                                                                            • Public transit

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

                                                                                                                                            • Payment options

                                                                                                                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                            • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                              Gene Kato

                                                                                                                                            • Additional

                                                                                                                                              Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                            • Phone number

                                                                                                                                              (312) 733-4818

                                                                                                                                            • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                              Momotaro is a multi-dimensional Japanese restaurant located in the West Loop. Led by Executive Chef Gene Kato, Momotaro was recently named in the 50 Best Restaurants by Chicago Magazine.

                                                                                                                                            • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                              Arianna Favia: (312) 733-4818 ext. 2

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