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The Izakaya at Momotaro

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4.8
488 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese

The Izakaya is located on the subterranean level of Momotaro. The Izakaya and its shared-plates pub-inspired menu echoes the Yokocho street scene of Tokyo. Narrow lounge-inspired ‘alleys’ around a central bar bedecked with hand-painted Japanese menus, moody neon lights, and vintage Tokyo street signs set the scene for the Izakaya’s direct nod to Tokyo’s most famous post-war black markets. Dark, energetic, and ripe with expectation, the Izakaya additionally offers a 30-seat bar featuring crafted cocktails, sakes, and a quality selection of Japanese whiskeys.

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Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, 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

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Gene Kato

  • Private party facilities

    The Izakaya is available to reserve for both private and semi-private events. The lounge can accommodate a maximum of 150 guests for a full buyout. Smaller groups ranging from 10 - 75 guests can reserve semi-private space.

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Cross street

    Green

  • Parking details

    Valet is located on the corner of Lake & Green

  • Public transit

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

  • Additional

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

Popular dishes

Menu

Small Plates

  • Edamame$8.00

    Japanese sea salt

    • Baby Green Salad$12.00

      mizuna, carrot-citrus dressing

      • Uni Deviled Egg$12.00

        curry spice, chive, shiso

        • Miso Soup$8.00

          house tofu, wakame, honshimeji mushroom

          • Scallop 'Nikkei Style'$14.00

            sashimi scallop, sudachi vinaigrette, basil shiso oil, black lime

            • Blistered Shishito$12.00

              bonito mayonnaise, togarashi

              • Tuna Tostada*$16.00

                crispy nori, tuna tartare, avocado, pickled red onion, lime

                • Gyoza$14.00

                  pork & chicken filling, soy dipping sauce (6 pieces)

                  • Satsumaimo Fries$8.00

                    Japanese sweet potato fries, miso mayo

                    • Shake'n Kato Wings$14.00

                      kaarage chicken wings (choice of ramen or fire spice blends)

                      • Mishima Skirt Steak*$15.00

                        robata yaki, seasoned with Japanese sea salt

                        • Kohitsuji (Lamb)*$24.00

                          robata yaki, 2pc bone-in chop, spicy miso

                          Iza Classics

                          • Uni Pasta$23.00

                            uni, rock shrimp, shiso

                            • Hamachi Kama (Collar)$14.00

                              "kalbi" marinade, red miso crust, garic aioli

                              • A5 Cup Noodle*$38.00

                                sliced A5 tenderloin, pickled shishito, umami paste, soft-poached egg, shio tare

                                • The Momo Royale$18.00

                                  double-patty burger, house-made bao bun, satsumaimo fries

                                  Tonkatsu by Sakusaku

                                  • Berkshire Pork Ribs$18.00

                                    8oz baby back ribs, curry spice, white kimchi, ponzu, Asian chimichurri

                                    • Jumbo Shrimp$20.00

                                      2 giant tiger prawns, ginger tartar sauce, white kimchi, ponzu, Asian chimichurri

                                      • Chicken Katsu$24.00

                                        crispy panko-crusted chicken thigh, sweet and savory curry sauce, pickled turnip

                                        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$5.00

                                              steamed short grain rice

                                              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 egg omelet

                                                                                      Nigirizushi*

                                                                                      chef's selected sushi

                                                                                      • Aji Yakusugi$12.00

                                                                                        sugi smoked aji, wa yakumi (2pcs)

                                                                                        • Aburi Beni Toro$6.00

                                                                                          salmon belly, karashi miso, battera konbu

                                                                                          • Aburi Otoro$11.00

                                                                                            daikon, yuzu, sudachi ponzu

                                                                                            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

                                                                                                  • Momomaki$19.00

                                                                                                    Big eye tuna, spicy octopus, pickled daikon. Each month, we will donate $1 from every Momomaki sold to a different organization that benefits those in need. Please inquire with the team for more details

                                                                                                    • Kani Jomak$16.00

                                                                                                      snow crab, unagi, tamago, cucumber, shiso

                                                                                                      • Shio Koji Sake$14.00

                                                                                                        salmon, avocado yuzu mousse, salmon skin

                                                                                                        • Tekka Maki$10.00

                                                                                                          bluefin tuna roll

                                                                                                          • Negi Toro$15.00

                                                                                                            fatty tuna belly, Tokyo scallion

                                                                                                            • Negi Hamachi$12.00

                                                                                                              chopped yellowtail hamachi, Tokyo scallion

                                                                                                              • Baby Shiitake Maki$11.00

                                                                                                                baby Washington state shiitake tempura,

                                                                                                                Last updated: February 1, 2022

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                                                                                                                4.8
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                                                                                                                • 4.8Food
                                                                                                                • 4.7Service
                                                                                                                • 4.8Ambience
                                                                                                                • 4.4Value

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                                                                                                                  Bowl

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Oh amazing as always. Their burger is superior😊👍🏻

                                                                                                                2. HE

                                                                                                                  HappilyEverDining

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  It was wonderful. The cocktails and food was delicious.

                                                                                                                3. M

                                                                                                                  Mszc

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Fantastic. Had the before and after cocktail, hamachi collar, steak skewers, uni pasta, burger, two of the chef’s special sushi, and dessert— everything was outstanding. Each dish blew us away. Burger competes with au cheval for best in the city per husband. Have to go back and try everything else immediately

                                                                                                                4. WM

                                                                                                                  WillM

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                  Cool place, sushi isn’t really all that great though, kinda boring. the meat is fire though, lamb chops are crazy good.

                                                                                                                5. M

                                                                                                                  Micheats

                                                                                                                  Calgary

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                  Tha kanpachi and sake and yellowtail nigiri was the best I’ve had in ages. We Kept ordering more because it was so delicious. Great atmosphere, cool vibes - wanted to come again on my trip here but it’s all booked up and I understand why- highly recommend!!

                                                                                                                6. DB

                                                                                                                  DennisB

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Wow! One of the best meals I have had in a very long time. I will be coming back here again!

                                                                                                                7. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                  Great food

                                                                                                                8. A

                                                                                                                  Anything

                                                                                                                  Minneapolis

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                  Sashimi was ok Hamacha Kama too sweet Scallop ceviche tasted weird Sweet potato fries were really good

                                                                                                                9. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  30 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  30 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Enjoyed this place many times and it never disappoints. Chahan is to die for...fantastic.

                                                                                                                10. L

                                                                                                                  Lisa

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                  Terrific experience. Great ambiance, wonderful food.

                                                                                                                11. CH

                                                                                                                  ChelseaH

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Our server Melissa was great! Loved the burger, lamb chops and deviled eggs!

                                                                                                                12. NA

                                                                                                                  NicoleA

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Curry was not as good as we had hoped it would be. My son wanted Japanese curry for his birthday, but I didn’t feel like driving out to Mitsuwa. I guess now we know. The ramen was delicious, though, as were the rolls we ordered. We ended with a chocolate dessert that was very, very good!

                                                                                                                13. SA

                                                                                                                  SamanthaA

                                                                                                                  Orlando

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Fantastic experience! Loved every second. Highly recommend

                                                                                                                14. S

                                                                                                                  Stephanie

                                                                                                                  Detroit

                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Great ambiance- was very intimate in the location we had - perfect for talking to your date or friends. Great food and service was phenomenal and very friendly.

                                                                                                                15. RD

                                                                                                                  RDH2

                                                                                                                  Charlotte

                                                                                                                  27 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  27 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 4, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Service was exceptional. Chicken Katsu was disappointing. The breading was a bit soggy and didn’t have the nice light crunch like I’ve enjoyed in Japan . Among the best sushi quality experienced in the USA. Both chutoro and otoro were on par with Tsukiji Market in Tokyo. Miso was exceptional!!

                                                                                                                16. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 28, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                  I had a wonderful time celebrating my friends birthday. The Ambiances and music Fantabulous ! and the food was amazing. The only downside to the evening was it took 30 to 40 minutes for them to bring out any food from the kitchen , and when they did they brought everything out at the same time. Other than that we had a wonderful evening..

                                                                                                                17. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Good food and fun crowd

                                                                                                                18. JP

                                                                                                                  JamesP

                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                  23 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  23 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                  Food on the pricier side but delicious fish. Would recommend but wish you got more food for the value.

                                                                                                                19. B

                                                                                                                  Baosepher

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Had the best time here for my birthday. Almost felt like I was in another country.

                                                                                                                20. S

                                                                                                                  Soso

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall2food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                                  Fun ambiance but poor service at the bar, only one notable dish out of four ordered (skirt steak) and ridiculously high price point for the overall quality.

                                                                                                                21. D

                                                                                                                  Diner1435

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  50 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  50 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 24, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                  The menu is reasonably priced and provides many options. Everything we ordered was excellent and many of the items were shareable. We will be back.

                                                                                                                22. p

                                                                                                                  peterm

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 24, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Ambience immediately hits you as you enter a refuge from the busy streets one floor above. Less formal & more relaxed than the upstairs dining room. Perfect spot for when you want to enjoy someone’s company while savoring a fantastic menu. Service is attentive & knowledgeable without being stuffy, happy to dispense recommendations or let you wander the menu. The food frequently went beyond words, the sashimi was perfect, & you need to get an early spot to make sure you can get one of the Hamachi Collars. Least & last, the bill seemed beyond fair at the end of the night considering the meandering path I took my palate through.

                                                                                                                23. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Birthday dinner

                                                                                                                24. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                  We celebrated my friend’s birthday. The food was fantastic, as were the drinks. The restaurant was very accommodating with a last minute addition. Highly recommended.

                                                                                                                25. K

                                                                                                                  Katybetty

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 9, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Everything was delicious! Great sushi options, great sake, good cocktail list. Loved it!

                                                                                                                26. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 6, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                  The menu was very little and disappointingly uninspiring. There were only 2 robata dishes and almost nothing truly or even inspiringly izakaya The Ambiance is amazing no doubt on that. The Sake collection is great too. Would recommend it for a superficial date or chill night with frnds at the bar.

                                                                                                                27. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  The burger was amazing, the only thing that we didn’t like was the fries, the were to sweet. But everything else was awesome!!!!!!

                                                                                                                28. SJ

                                                                                                                  SarahJ

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 2, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Great service, fun ambiance and superb nigiri. Always have the most amazing meals here!

                                                                                                                29. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                  Very delicious sashimi but the portions of fish were soo small for the price

                                                                                                                30. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                  Experience was alright, service was awesome our server was on point even though our main meal took awhile to get to us. We may come and try it again but not any time soon

                                                                                                                31. CP

                                                                                                                  CPoz

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 24, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  What a fantastic evening! All the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was relaxing but still buzzing. Loved everything.

                                                                                                                32. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 24, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Our reservation was at 6:15pm. The Izakaya is on the lower level and the decor took me back to Japan. Dark wood beams, red lanterns by the bar, comfortable seating around. Now for the food, we had tuna tostada, scallop derviche, salmon and chutoro nigiri, uni pasta and chicken katsu. Desserts was very good too! All the food was spot on, sushi was very fresh. I would definitely return here.

                                                                                                                33. A

                                                                                                                  Alicia

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Dining here is literally always a treat. The drinks were superb (my husband doesn't drink alcohol, so anywhere that has a great balance of cocktails and quality NA options is always a home run for us), and every single bite was sensational. Chef Gene and his team are truly the best in the business. Plus, the ambiance and overall vibe are stellar for a date night, and the banquette table we were seated at felt intimate even as the room was high-energy.

                                                                                                                34. VR

                                                                                                                  VictoriaR

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Experiencing the Izakaya is a must always love the ambience and the food is and service is always top notch.

                                                                                                                35. MH

                                                                                                                  MatthewH

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  We had an extremely good dinner there this weekend. They helped us celebrate our first night out without our new baby with free champagne, and the service overall was just right - the perfect amount of attention without overdoing it. The food was all outstanding - not a single dish was sub par (we had the Hamachi collar, scallop ceviche, tuna tostada, some chef selection sushi, and several rolls, which were good but maybe not up to the scale of the other items). Oh, and the dessert of roasted banana ice cream banoffee was also delicious. We will definitely go back.

                                                                                                                36. JS

                                                                                                                  JennaS

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  I loved the Izakaya at Momotaro and would definitely go back. The food was delicious, the service was great and the vibe was really cool and intimate. I think I might like the ambiance of the Izakaya more than the upstairs. Everything on the menu is about $15-20+ so it wasn't cheap but it was worth it. I recommend the Izakaya for a special night out.

                                                                                                                37. J

                                                                                                                  Jennifer

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  The food was fantastic and the service even better. We eat out quite a bit and were blown away by the warmth and level of service of every single person that approached our table. I don't think we've ever had better service than at The Izakaya and Momotaro - it's truly a pleasure dining at these two establishments.

                                                                                                                38. SL

                                                                                                                  StephanieL

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on January 30, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Immediately when we walked in Casey was very attentive and helpful. The food was amazing! We will definitely be going back!

                                                                                                                39. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  31 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  31 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on January 29, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Fantastic food, service and experience. Authentic Tokyo. Great vibe.. a true Izakaya.

                                                                                                                40. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on January 28, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Amazing. The food is exceptional and optimal sake selection.

                                                                                                                Safety precautions

                                                                                                                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                • Screening

                                                                                                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                FAQs

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

                                                                                                                The Izakaya at Momotaro is rated 4.8 stars by 488 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 The Izakaya at Momotaro

                                                                                                                820 W. Lake St Chicago, IL 60607

                                                                                                                Additional information

                                                                                                                • Cross street

                                                                                                                  Green

                                                                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                  West Loop

                                                                                                                • Hours of operation

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

                                                                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                                                                  Japanese, Sushi, Seafood

                                                                                                                • Dining style

                                                                                                                  Casual Dining

                                                                                                                • Dress code

                                                                                                                  Casual Dress

                                                                                                                • Parking details

                                                                                                                  Valet is located on the corner of Lake & 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

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

                                                                                                                • Phone number

                                                                                                                  (312) 733-4818

                                                                                                                • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                  The Izakaya is available to reserve for both private and semi-private events. The lounge can accommodate a maximum of 150 guests for a full buyout. Smaller groups ranging from 10 - 75 guests can reserve semi-private space.

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