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The Izakaya at Momotaro, Chicago, IL

The Izakaya at Momotaro

4.6
4.6
757 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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 located on the subterranean level of Momotaro
  • Private party contact
    our Event Sales Manager: (312) 773-4818
  • 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

Experiences

  • Cafe Mochiko X Izakaya

    $45.00 per person

    Jul 2, 2024 only
    Enjoy a beautiful prix fixe menu created by the chefs of the Izakaya and Cafe Mochiko

What 757 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

757 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    this place usually hits, but an off night for sure.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants Chicago has to offer, always a great experience

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience and food was excellent! Burger is definitely worth the trip

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  4. Funsands

    Chicago

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. Most restaurants have a benefit/health surcharge, we are accustomed to it. I adjust my tip accordingly. However, a checkout fee for using the bill paying app (Sunday app) is a bummer/ridiculous.
    The Izakaya at MomotaroResponded 4 days ago
    Hi Funsands, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Izakaya at Momotaro. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the food! We understand your concern about the health surcharge and the Sunday app fee. We strive to provide the best service to all our guests and your feedback is invaluable. We'll certainly take your comments into consideration as we continuously work to improve our services. We hope to see you again soon and provide a more positive experience. Best regards, The Management Team

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  5. kristi

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service seemed a bit chaotic more than normal. They were out of several dishes and the staff were not made aware until we ordered already and had been waiting. It was our anniversary dinner so this was pretty disappointing.
    The Izakaya at MomotaroResponded 4 days ago
    Hi Kristi, We're truly sorry to hear about your experience at Momotaro. We understand that special occasions can sometimes be stressful, especially when things don't go as planned. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the delay in serving your dishes and the confusion about the order. We're glad to know that despite this, you still enjoyed your overall experience. We strive to provide excellent service and your feedback helps us improve. We hope you'll give us another chance to make your next visit a perfect one. Best regards, The Management Team

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    When a hamburger is the star and all the servers are Latin, and it takes 20 minutes for someone to come take your order…..it’s a big red flag. Overpriced, loud, and un-hip hipster crowd. The prices listed on Yelp for menu items are very misleading and much higher than listed. They destroyed my hamachi collar with overly salty teriyaki sauce. Uni pasta was decent but again overly salted and couldn’t taste the delicate ocean flavor of the uni. The $24 dollar burger was good, but again too heavy handed with the sauce. Go any where else for Japanese izikaya.
    The Izakaya at MomotaroResponded 4 days ago
    We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We apologize for the issues you encountered during your visit. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental values for us, and we're committed to creating an environment where everyone feels welcome. Your comments about the service and food quality will be addressed internally to ensure we meet our standards. Thank you for bringing these concerns to our attention.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal experience, great atmosphere, delicious food and great cocktails… overall a VIBE!
    The Izakaya at MomotaroResponded on June 8, 2024
    Hi, We're over the moon to hear about your fantastic experience at The Izakaya at Momotaro! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our atmosphere, food, and cocktails. Your kind words truly mean a lot to us. We strive to create a great vibe for our guests and we're glad to know we succeeded. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards, The Management Team

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  8. JordanB

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the ambiance/atmosphere that gave an upbeat vibe. Service was spot on, my water class was NEVER empty or even low. Loved how quickly the food came out and loved the hot hand towels at the end! Giving it 4 stars because I didn’t enjoy my cocktail at all and it was a little pricey for small portion sizes. Would definitely come back though!
    The Izakaya at MomotaroResponded on June 4, 2024
    Hi JordanB, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Izakaya at Momotaro. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our ambiance and service. We pride ourselves on creating a welcoming atmosphere for all our guests and we're glad you appreciated it. We're also glad to hear that you enjoyed our hot hand towels at the end of your meal. We understand that not everyone will enjoy our cocktails and we're sorry to hear that you found it a little pricey for the portion sizes. We're always striving to improve and your feedback is invaluable to us. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Best wishes, Merissa White General Manager Momotaro & The Izakaya

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed dinner every much! Service was ok! Food and flavors were great’ the pasta was my absolute favorite dish
    The Izakaya at MomotaroResponded on June 8, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dinner at The Izakaya at Momotaro. It's fantastic to know that our pasta was your favorite dish and that you found our service satisfactory. We're always striving to improve and your feedback will help us do just that. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing. But the service was slow. Lack luster. Bad service all together that made the experience bad
    The Izakaya at MomotaroResponded on June 4, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us at The Izakaya at Momotaro. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and we appreciate your high ratings. However, we're sorry to hear that the service did not meet your expectations. We strive to provide excellent service and it's clear we fell short during your visit. Your feedback is important to us and we will definitely work on improving our service speed and quality. We hope you'll give us another chance to impress you in the future. Cheers, Merissa White General Manager Momotaro & The Izakaya

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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 4.6 stars by 757 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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 located on the subterranean level of Momotaro
  • Private party contact
    our Event Sales Manager: (312) 773-4818
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