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Momotaro, Chicago, IL
Award-winning

Momotaro

4.7
4.7
3585 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

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  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00
  • 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
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Area
    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, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,585 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago

    Japanese

3,584 Reviews
  1. DesiM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is incredible. The restaurant itself is very nice and atmospheric but be prepared to have to track down your server for things. It’s busy and crowded so I understand but I definitely would’ve preferred a little more attention

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  2. Hamza

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent. We went for our anniversary and the attention to detail and care with which the staff treated us to make us feel extra special was amazing. The food being so fresh and flavorful was also a huge plus.

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  3. dandadan

    New York City

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The quality of the restaurant is good in terms of various aspects.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    All the foods that we have are every salty. We at least drink 2 big jars of water.

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  5. LeahJ

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a reservation for 7:00 pm. We didn’t get seated until 7:45 and then sat til 8:10 before we had a drink. Food is fantastic but service was not great.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    This place did not meet my expectations. Host and server were not friendly at all. I honestly don’t understand why they act like they’re being bothered. Especially the waiter. The food was ok but no wow effect. The ambience is loud and very dim lighting that you can barely see the menu. When I looked up to see the light they were so dirty and dusty. Both men and women share the same restrooms and there was a line. Overall this is not the experience you want to have when you spend $500 for a dinner.

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  7. MartinaG

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I was disappointed by my experience. Host was extremely rude and condescending. Our server was actually very friendly and attentive. Food was good, but nothing to rave about. Bathrooms were not very well maintained for a “nice” restaurant. I will not be back.
    MomotaroResponded 4 days ago
    Hey MartinaG, We're really sorry to hear about your experience at Momotaro. We strive to provide a welcoming environment for all our guests, and it sounds like we fell short during your visit. We appreciate your feedback on the service and cleanliness, and we'll certainly take this into consideration as we continue to improve. We're glad to hear that you found your server friendly and attentive, but we're truly sorry that the overall experience was not up to par. We hope you'll give us another chance to serve you better in the future. Best regards, Merissa White General Manager Momotaro & The Izakaya

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brittany was amazing and her recs were fantastic . Great experience
    MomotaroResponded 4 days ago
    We are blushing over here! Thank you so much for your kind words and we will be sure to pass along your wonderful review to Brittany! Cheers, Momotaro Management

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Sampled numerous items on the menu both hot and cold and everything was perfectly prepared and presented and absolutely delicious. The space is beautiful clean and cozy. Love being able to see the main kitchen. Music was a tad loud for conversation. Will definitely be back.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food and great service. Can’t wait to go back!
    MomotaroResponded 4 days ago
    Thanks for the feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and service at Momotaro. It's always a pleasure to know that our guests are happy with their meals. We can't wait to welcome you back for another delightful dining experience. Best regards, The Management Team

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great date night, everything was well crafted and fresh

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely enjoyed valentines date, really wanted to try good sushi and if you are looking for a spot to try good sushi this is the place, the food and the service was amazing
    MomotaroResponded 4 days ago
    Thanks for the review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful date night at Momotaro. It's great to know that you enjoyed our sushi, and we're glad that our service met your expectations. We strive to provide an amazing dining experience for all our guests. We noticed that you rated our value a 4, and we appreciate your feedback. We're always working to improve and your input helps us do that. Looking forward to serving you again soon! Cheers, Merissa White General Manager Momotaro & The Izakaya

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Heavenly. Kudos to chef, management and staff for getting all together. We will be back !
    MomotaroResponded on 13 February 2024
    Hi, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're over the moon to hear that you had such a wonderful time at Momotaro. It's fantastic to know that our team was able to create a memorable dining experience for you. We're incredibly grateful for your high ratings and kind words. We can't wait to welcome you back soon! Cheers, Merissa White General Manager Momotaro & The Izakaya

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent sushi with interesting specials and unique flavor combinations. We love Momotaro
    MomotaroResponded on 13 February 2024
    Thanks for visiting us at Momotaro! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our sushi and specials. It's wonderful to know that our unique flavor combinations hit the mark for you. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you again soon. Best, Merissa White General Manager Momotaro & The Izakaya

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  15. Farheen

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibes, great service. Nigiri was delicious but the rolls were mid
    MomotaroResponded on 13 February 2024
    Hi Farheen, We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Momotaro. We're particularly pleased that you appreciated our service and the quality of our food. We always strive to provide the best experience for our guests and your feedback about the rolls is appreciated. We hope to welcome you back soon for another round of delicious vibes and great service! Best, Merissa White General Manager Momotaro & The Izakaya

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  16. anonymous

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food was fantastic as always! get the chahan rice bowl and the chicken thigh skewers

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On the most amazing dining experiences I’ve had in a while. Everything was incredible.
    MomotaroResponded on 6 February 2024
    Thanks for the review! We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing dining experience at Momotaro. We strive to provide the best food and service to our guests, so your kind words mean a lot to us. We're looking forward to your next visit.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I didn’t like that I was basically forced to sit either on the first choice they gave me or the second…..right by the entrance. But everything else was great.
    MomotaroResponded on 8 February 2024
    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Momotaro. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and found it to be of great value. We understand that the seating arrangement could have been better and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. We are continuously working on improving our guest's experience and your feedback is very valuable to us. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon. Best regards, Merissa White General Manager Momotaro & The Izakaya

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  19. CausandraH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The evening was great. I enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was AMAZING.
    MomotaroResponded on 6 February 2024
    Thanks for visiting us, CausandraH! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and the food at Momotaro. We always strive to provide amazing meals and a memorable experience for our guests. Your kind words are greatly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Merissa White General Manager Momotaro & The Izakaya

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  20. RonB

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were outstanding, the setting was vibrant, and the price was reasonable in light of the quality during our most recent dinner on February 2. This is exactly what you can expect every time you eat at Momotaro and the reason we are "regulars" there. Our server Kazumi was attentive, helpful, and available when needed. We ordered the shiitake mushrooms from the grill - superb - and 2 traditional rolls. The hamachi roll was especially tasty. We also ordered both the duck and chicken thigh, served on skewers, from the grill. Both are delicious, and the duck is hard to resist. Not all restaurants can maintain this level of quality for food, service, and price, and we feel Momotaro is a stand-out in doing so. Thank you for a most enjoyable dinner.
    MomotaroResponded on 6 February 2024
    Thanks for the review, RonB! We're thrilled to hear that you had an outstanding experience at Momotaro. It's wonderful to know that our service, food, and setting met your expectations. We're especially glad you enjoyed our traditional rolls and the hard-to-resist duck and chicken thighs. Your continued patronage is much appreciated! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. We'll be sure to pass on this feedback to Kazumi! Cheers, Merissa White General Manager Momotaro & The Izakaya

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best server I’ve ever had at momo genuinely Was a treat
    MomotaroResponded on 6 February 2024
    Thanks for visiting us at Momotaro! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with our service. It's always our goal to provide a memorable dining experience for our guests. We're glad you enjoyed our food. We're always working on improving our value and your feedback is invaluable to us. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Music was a bit to loud and the playlist was somehow off with the ambience but the food was excelent!
    MomotaroResponded on 3 February 2024
    Hey, thanks for dining at Momotaro and sharing your experience. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. We apologize if the music was a bit too loud during your visit. We'll certainly take your feedback into account as we continually strive to improve our ambiance and playlist. We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you again soon. Best, Merissa White General Manager Momotaro & The Izakaya

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  23. JimM

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    So if we’d turned up 15 minutes late for our reservation, we would have found that our table had been given away, but they had no problem having us wait at the bar spending money we didn’t intend to spend, while we waited more than 20 for our table to be ready. This place is disastrously loud. No soft materials of any kind, huge ceilings, slamming bass music & a clientele who are shockingly unaware of others they scream as a way of making ordinary conversation. The food is great. Really great. The drinks? One of the most aggressive mark-up programs I’ve seen on bottles of wine & sake I’ve ever seen. Guess they assume the clientele are too ignorant to know. But $9 for a 12oz can of beer? Yikes. The only good news is, the house cocktails are excellent & only 125% of the price they should be (unlike the wine, which was 400%).
    MomotaroResponded on 2 February 2024
    Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed our food and drinks, but we're sorry our service and atmosphere didn't meet your expectations. We aim for a pleasant ambiance and top-notch service, and we regret falling short. We're also aware of the noise level and the prices of our drinks. Your comments will help us improve. We hope to welcome you back for a better experience. Best, Merissa White General Manager Momotaro & The Izakaya

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  24. AdamW

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Found the food to be lacking in a significant way.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. Gina

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The shiitake mushrooms app was great. Definitely memorable. My friend got the chefs choice nigiri pieces and I got the momotaki. All great choices. The chocolate bar dessert was awesome.
    MomotaroResponded on 2 February 2024
    Thanks for the review, Gina! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the shiitake mushrooms and chefs choice nigiri at Momotaro. It's great to know that our dessert made it memorable for you too! We strive to provide a memorable dining experience for our guests. We look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers, Merissa White General Manager Momotaro & The Izakaya

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  26. ricky

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    we tried a few pieces of sushi and hot starters and they were all delicious. The beef fried rice was probably the standout
    MomotaroResponded on 2 February 2024
    Hi Ricky, We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal, especially the beef fried rice! It's always a pleasure to know that our guests are satisfied with our sushi and hot starters. We strive to provide an exceptional dining experience and your feedback is a great affirmation of our efforts. We hope to see you again soon at Momotaro! Best regards, Merissa White General Manager Momotaro & The Izakaya

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  27. MattC

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and great vibe. It seemed like at times that the service was unaware when and if food had been delivered to the table.

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  28. anonymous

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m a big fan of Momotaro. This was my 4th overall visit and the entire staff is attentive, from the moment you are greeted by the hosts to all the waitstaff you encounter while dining. We had several dishes: steak skewers, the lamb, spaghetti, sushi and desserts and everything had so much flavor. If you’re looking for an excellent meal with good company then give Momotaro a try.
    MomotaroResponded on 2 February 2024
    Thanks for visiting us! We're thrilled to hear that you've been a fan of Momotaro for your many visits. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed our steak skewers, lamb dish, spaghetti, sushi, and desserts. We always aim to provide excellent food and good company, and your kind words affirm that we're on the right track. We can't wait to welcome you back for another delightful meal! Cheers, Merissa White General Manager Momotaro & the Izakaya

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  29. MargaritaA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated mine and my friend’s birthday here and it was the perfect night ! Service was INCREDIBLE, our server was so kind and helpful with ordering off the menu and answered all our questions. The food was DELICIOUS and the drinks were amazing too! I can’t wait to come back here
    MomotaroResponded on 2 February 2024
    Hey MargaritaA, Thank you so much for choosing Momotaro for your birthday celebration! We're thrilled to hear that you and your friend had an amazing time. It's wonderful to know that our service, food, and drinks met your expectations. We strive to provide exceptional service and delicious food to all our guests. We can't wait to welcome you back for another memorable experience! Cheers, Merissa White General Manager Momotaro & The Izakaya

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I was disappointed. First, they actually moved me to the Izakaya for restaurant week menu so I had to wait 30 minutes until it opened. I hardly got checked on by anyone. The food was subpar.. the last time I dined was much better. The restaurant week menu was quite underwhelming. I would not go again for their RW menu. The atmosphere and ambiance though is always nice.
    MomotaroResponded on 2 February 2024
    Thanks for visiting us at Momotaro. We're sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations, especially during our restaurant week. We appreciate your feedback about the food and service, and we'll certainly take it into consideration as we continuously strive to improve. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the ambiance and atmosphere, and we hope you'll give us another chance to impress you with our dishes in the future. Best regards, Merissa White General Manager Momotaro & The Izakaya

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  31. Wendy

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Momotaro is a true gem in the Fulton Market area. A thoughtfully developed menu with something for almost everyone. Most of the menu is developed to share, but you can easily order just for yourself (without breaking the bank). Service is good, knowledgeable and friendly. Love it.
    MomotaroResponded on 2 February 2024
    Thanks for the feedback, Wendy! We're thrilled to hear that you consider Momotaro a true gem in the Fulton Market area. It's wonderful to know that our menu appeals to everyone, and that you find our service and knowledge of the menu impressive. We strive to provide a memorable dining experience, and your kind words are a testament to that. We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers, Merissa White General Manager Momotaro & The Izakaya

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  32. AndreaM

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, but left me a bit disappointed. Last time I ate at Momotaro (Oct 2022) the food was absolutely amazing. This time around (Jan 2024), everything was okay, but there was a spark missing. The Shitake was a bit salty, and the meats were also salty and significantly less tasty. The desserts were also inferior this time around. It saddens me because I used to love their food.
    MomotaroResponded on 2 February 2024
    Hi AndreaM, Thank you for your review and for being a regular at Momotaro. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your last visit, but we're sorry to hear that this latest visit didn't meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback on the saltiness of our Shitake and the taste of our meats. We're always striving to improve and your comments will help us do just that. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again and exceed your expectations. Best regards, Merissa White General Manager Momotaro & The Izakaya

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best service, food, and ambiance. We were celebrating a birthday and job promotion and they brought us a glass of champagne to cheers.
    MomotaroResponded on 2 February 2024
    Thanks for the feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the service, food, and ambiance at Momotaro. It's always a pleasure to help celebrate special occasions with our guests. We appreciate your kind words and high ratings. We look forward to serving you again on your next visit to Chicago! Cheers, Merissa White General Manager Momotaro & The Izakaya

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loud and a little expensive but incredible food xoxo
    MomotaroResponded on 2 February 2024
    Hey, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and found it incredible. We understand that our prices might have seemed a bit high, but we assure you that we strive to provide the best quality ingredients and service to justify them. We're glad you had a great experience and we look forward to serving you again soon. Best, Merissa White General Manager Momotaro & The Izakaya

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  35. JohnK

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very interesting menu. Sashimi is good, but not they’re strongest suit. Sushi, nigiri and robata grill items are better.
    MomotaroResponded on 2 February 2024
    Hello JohnK, Thank you for your review and for rating us highly! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our sashimi, nigiri, and robata grill items. Your feedback on our menu is appreciated and we're always looking for ways to improve. We hope to see you again soon at Momotaro. Best, Merissa White General Manager Momotaro & The Izakaya

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  36. tzladybug

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for our first date and still enjoy going back. They treat you so well and so kind and friendly. Highly recommend for a special occasion as they make it more special. Great for a 'I-dont-know-what-t0-have-tonight' night too.
    MomotaroResponded on 2 February 2024
    Hey tzladybug, thank you for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that Momotaro was able to make your first date special and that you enjoy your visits back. It's wonderful to know that we're treating you well and making your experience more memorable. We're also glad to hear that our staff's friendliness and kindness added to your experience. Your recommendation means a lot to us. We look forward to serving you again on your 'I-don't-know-what-to-have-tonight' night! Cheers, Merissa White General Manager Momotaro & The Izakaya

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  37. JKT05

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent venue I would suggest that you try a number of items and share them
    MomotaroResponded on 3 February 2024
    Thanks for visiting us, JKT05! We're thrilled to hear that you had an excellent experience at Momotaro. Your suggestion about trying a variety of dishes is appreciated and we're glad you found our venue to your liking. We look forward to serving you again soon. - The Management Team

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  38. KathyM

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and recommendations. The momotaki and duck breast skewers were absolutely amazing. Every dish was excellent.

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  39. timm

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always good food, great service Keep up the good work
    MomotaroResponded on 2 February 2024
    Hey timm, We're overjoyed to hear that you had a fantastic experience at Momotaro! It's always our goal to provide excellent food and service, and we're glad we hit the mark for you. Your kind words mean a lot to us. We look forward to serving you again soon. Best regards, Merissa White General Manager Momotaro & The Izakaya

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  40. Staret

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lamb chops are unbelievable! And that hotate-uni combo too delicious!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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

Momotaro is rated 4.7 stars by 3585 OpenTable diners.

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820 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60607

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Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross Street
    Green Street & Lake Street
  • Area
    West Loop
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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, Takeaway, 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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