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Momotaro, Chicago, IL

Momotaro

4.8
4.8
3087 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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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 116 times today

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Dining areas

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

    our Event Sales Manager: (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

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What 3,087 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    Japanese

  • Chicago

    Japanese

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  1. E

    Emily

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Huge shout out to the staff for making my boyfriend's birthday so special! They printed a birthday menu and brought a cream puff with a candle at the end of the meal. Our server was amazing -- super kind and the right level of attentive. He walked us through the menu and we loved every recommendation he shared. We felt very welcomed. The restaurant is a beautiful space and the bar in the basement is cool, as well. Definitely recommend for a special occasion!
  2. JG

    JoeG

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Expecting a lot from Momotaro given all the rave reviews - so we were not disappointed with the service, ambience and food. It was however, nearly impossible to read the menu given the low light levels (smartphone lights on everywhere), so ordering the food and drinks was a very tiresome task. In other restaurants, both mood and function is accommodated, so this needs to be resolved. Otherwise, a pleasant time was had by all.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Overall fantastic, although the fish had a smell this time
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food4service2ambience3
    Our experience at dinner tonight was terrible. The maître d’ was rude and unapproachable. They were extremely busy, and instead of apologizing, and being polite, they were dismissive. We were all very disappointed with that aspect of the evening. The restaurant music is too loud, and it was almost impossible to talk and/or hear the waitress. I definitely would not return to this restaurant, and would not suggest going there.
  5. JY

    JasonY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dave was excellent going over the menu and pairings.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not exaggerating, the very best dinner and drinks I’ve experienced in Chicago’s West Loop. Will be back as frequently as I can afford!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    spent my 21st birthday here and it was great! food is really good as well as the vibe
  8. NH

    NeilH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic decorating, attentive, knowledgeable staff and top notch food. It is a bit loud. Food presentation is beautiful. Fish quality top quality. Omakase choices were very diverse.
  9. L

    Laura

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great birthday dinner here. Food and wine was amazing, service was efficient and friendly. Our waitress gave great recommendations and we enjoyed every dish.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Megan was a delight. She took extra time to walk us thru the menu and gave us the space we needed to enjoy ourselves.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing time with food & drinks
  12. NA

    NoahA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was awesome, our server literally took the time to walk through the whole menu — giving us the recs that made the night!
  13. EM

    ElenaM

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty food and amazing service. We were impressed and will definitely be back.
  14. NW

    NotWorthIt

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Really overpriced nice food, great service, tables were extremely close to each other.
  15. J

    Jenna

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Phil was the BEST! He was easily the best server I've ever had. He made great recommendations, provided silent service & was extremely personable. The food was delicious & the ambiance was perfect for a night out with my husband and friends.
  16. DD

    DianaD

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    What a disappointment! I’ve been to Momotaro in the past and remembered it being exceptional. I brought my bf here to celebrate his bd as special experience. It started at the door where reception told us with a very unnecessary attitude that we have the table until 7:45. Nigiri chef set was terrible. Tasteless, dry and not fresh. Quality of fish has gone down from what I remember. The small piece of desert they bring with a candle is a joke. Can you pick anything smaller. People are spending $350 at your establishment! Better experience at Sushi Dokku down the street for half the price!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. The m
  18. K

    Kathryn

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We visited Momotaro for our 10th wedding anniversary, our first time branching out from our usual spot. The ambiance, food, and service were wonderful. Overall, Momotaro is a classy establishment that we will be delighted to visit again.
  19. R

    Ruthela

    Springfield

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    A disappointment after we had recently dined at an omikase restaurant
  20. KF

    KristinF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was to die for especially the Mishima Beef, Sun choke gomae, otoro, and banoffee, the sake was fabulous ( thanks to our server’s suggestion Bride of the Fox). My Fiancé’s birthday dinner was perfect!
  21. P

    Portia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The food is plain. It was really noisy. The waiters are busy with nothing. They just walk around and their attitude is bad as well. Really disappointed about choosing this place for celebrating our anniversary.
  22. L

    Laura

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service at Momotaro do not disappoint. Everything we had from appetizers to dessert was excellent. Service was friendly, efficient but not overbearing. It was our fourth time there and it always lives up to and often exceeds our expectations. Can’t wait to go back!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Good dishes and environment. Better for dating rather than friends get together:)
  24. JG

    JohnG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning meal--I will absolutely return soon to sample the rest of the menu.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great sushi!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was friendly and took care of us so well. But couldn't remember his name. Will return back soon.
  28. R

    Ryan

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Came for a special birthday night. Very loud, seated right next to the door. Service was terrible and had to flag down server to order more drinks and food several times. Told the server we were done with dinner. After paying the bill some person came with a random birthday cupcake looking item with a candle while we were putting our coats on. Uber was already on the way and he was upset with us that we didn’t stay for the “birthday cake”. Wouldn’t recommend at all. Not with the time or money.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Slow service, great food
  30. NV

    NinaV

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places in the West Loop for great food, service and value. Always a great experience.
  31. K

    Keeley

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant has excellent quality food & extremely knowledgeable staff! We enjoyed many of their cold plates & nigiri pieces. All were wonderful in taste and presentation. Will definitely return! Their prices are reflective of their quality. A top sushi dining experience in Chicago!
  32. k

    kringros

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All the food was amazing. Service was also pretty good. Only recommendation is they need to have a better wine list. Would like to see more old world wines by the glass.
  33. G

    Grace

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mono tarp was phenomenal as always. Will definitely be returning!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing birthday dinner
  35. EN

    ElisaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food quality and very friendly and efficient service
  36. MC

    MCar

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Repeat customer. The best sushi we’ve found in Chicago thus far. Great suggestions by waiter for both sushi and sake. Prices were a little high compared to some of our top end favorite spots in LA and San Francisco, but had some fun unique dishes and we steered strictly towards the maki rolls and sushi. Very impressed by most of the offerings; the O’toro, on this night, we just found to be a slightly subpar cut of fish. Please don’t take the comments as negative as we appreciated the quality. Just prefer to give constructive feedback so restaurant doesn’t slip on their high standards. Definitely aim to return during one of our limited Chicago visits next 6-12 months. Cheers
  37. KW

    KatieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience - our server (I hate that I forgot his name) took our request to "take us on a journey" and absolutely delivered! We had samplings from every part of the menu - everything delicious and unique. It was an incredible culinary experience and we can't wait to return!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dining experience and David was a great server. All the food was absolutely delicious and the service was everything you would expect and more. We were given great recommendations and offered specials of the day. I would recommend dining at Momotaro anyday.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the best sushi I ever had. Both the service and food were fantastic!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    incredible….

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 4.8 stars by 3087 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 116 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Momotaro

820 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Dining areas

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

    our Event Sales Manager: (312) 733-4818 ext. 2

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