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Momotaro, Chicago, IL

Momotaro

4.7
4.7
2985 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Momotaro is a multi-dimensional Japanese restaurant located in the West Loop. Led by Executive Chef Gene Kato. Momotaro was recently named Restaurant of the Year in both Chicago Magazine and Chicago Social. The restaurant was designed by the world renowned AvroKO, also contains a subterranean Izakaya and an elegant second floor private space that overlooks the main dining room.

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

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 46 times today

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  • Order online
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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (312) 733-4818

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gene Kato

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

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

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Cross street

    Green Street & Lake Street

  • Parking details

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

  • Public transit

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

  • Additional

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

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What 2,985 people are saying

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    Japanese

  • Chicago

    Japanese

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  1. ME

    MaryE

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and attentive service. Can’t wait to return!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful! Tasty! A definite hit!
  3. J

    Jenny

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, we have a lovely time.
  4. K

    Kacey

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent everything. My bride to be said this was her favorite meal of the weekend. The experience was awesome.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Horrible service
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely amazing. Thank you for amazing food and ambience
  7. CG

    CGlass

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Go for the nigirizushi! Fresh fish paired with excellent flavor profiles.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The nigiri and sashimi were outstanding. Not recommending the wagu strip tho, overprice and taste normal.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Treated us well. Our server helped us put together a tasting menu for my parents and I. So impressed with the dishes and quality of ingredients.
  10. NR

    NoahR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our server Taylor was outstanding both with her recommendations for our group and service.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating mini-moon!
  12. RS

    RodneyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Party of six with unanimous praise of the entire experience. We started with craft cocktails; delicious, followed by several speciality rolls and nigiri. Fish was incredibly fresh, rolls had the ideal blend of flavors that require zero soy. We moved on to the cooked side; spaghetti, chahan, negima, skirt steak, sliders. We enjoyed the meal family style, did doubles where it made sense, chef added two items to the 4 servings to accommodate party of six. Service was a delight, thorough description of menu, perfect pacing of courses, attentive without any aspect of rushing us out the door. This isn’t an inexpensive meal. It was an experience that was enjoyed by our entire party. A few said best meal in Chicago and they’ve been hitting the top 20.
  13. AG

    AnnieG

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner! We were looking for something different and exciting and Momotaro was the answer. The menu had so many interesting options and our server guided us in our choices. We split four dishes between the two of us. The dishes came out one at a time so we could enjoy each separately. We found each one to be delicious. We enjoyed the ambience - modern, intimate and comfortable. Our server was friendly and helpful and the delivery of each dish was perfectly paced. I will look forward to going again the next time I'm in Chicago.
  14. S

    Seafoodlover

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was next level, our server was fantastic. The rest of the team were all on top of their game with clearing/marking and dropping food with poise. My only negative is that the temperature is far too cold, but it is a sushi restaurant, so maybe it makes sense. Overall my dinner was one of the best I’ve had.
  15. AP

    AlyssaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous dinner at Momotaru. It was a highlight of our summer! Everything about it was perfect!
  16. BW

    BryanW

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Ordered drinks right when we sat down. Took 30 minutes for them to arrive. When they arrived, we ordered 5 dishes. The five dishes showed up in less than 10 minutes with no coursing out like you could expect from a Boka restaurant. In 50 minutes the experience was over and a huge waste of time and money. Yikes.
  17. k

    katel

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Overall we enjoyed our experience at Momotaro. The restaurant is beautiful and all of the food that we tried was delicious. We had the octopus and scallop dishes from the hot menu and the chef's choice nigiri plate, which was amazing. The service was fair. We often waited for long periods of time to have someone check on us for drink orders and our server didn't seem very interested in explaining the menu, which made ordering challenging if you are not extremely well versed in Japanese food.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time the desserts were amazing!
  19. M

    Marissa

    Chicago

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a pricey spot but absolutely worth it! My husband and I ate here for our wedding anniversary. We shared the chefs seasonal sashimi plate, the buri, some nagiri and a rice dish. We definitely could’ve done without the rice dish (very large) but everything was incredible!! Will definitely go back
  20. KD

    KateD

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible, some of the best sushi I've ever had. Service was also excellent
  21. p

    philipg

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  22. A

    Alison

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Beautiful restaurant, delicious food, walked away hungry as portions are quite small.
  23. L

    Lore

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ECXELENTE!! Maravilloso servicio y comida deliciosa. Sin duda regreso.
  24. SP

    StevenP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Nigiri is super special. Although the sashimi is excellent there is something special about the blend of favors, textures, and temps of each piece. This was a splurge for my wife and I on our anniversary.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having the wait staff choose the omakase is a great way to interact with customers. I put it in a couple of things I wanted and the rest was history
  26. S

    Sof9596

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place!! The food was so good! Our server recommended a few dishes and we ordered those and loved them.
  27. t

    toda

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are at MoMotaro on a regular basis. Best sushi in Chicago.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food tasted fresh and the ambiance was fantastic. Will definitely be going back.
  29. EA

    EAN728

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came for my birthday and it was absolutely wonderful! My first time dining a few months back, Phil was my server and we had a great experience. I was so thrilled to see he was matched with us again. He really outdid himself once again and I could not be more pleased! Thank you Phil!!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service, great ambiance, the food was absolutely unreal!!
  31. HS

    HannahS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Momotaro was amazing! Amazing meal, great service and ambiance.
  32. TG

    TheGreatChilaco

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La comida estuvo muy buena! Todo lo que pidas tiene un sabor único. El servicio fue espectacular. Realmente ya quiero regresar
  33. TR

    TRuss

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I had always considered Momotaro as an elite Chicago restaurant which is a bold statement. My latest experience would suggest that though it is still a very good restaurant, it is not in elite company. Overall, still very good but when it comes to top notch service and food, it was just not there for me this time.
  34. TS

    TonyS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks, great service. Will definitely be back.
  35. J

    Jbs5065

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and our server took time explaining much of the menu detail which we appreciated. Can’t wait to return.
  36. SC

    SidC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Sushi Restaurant I’ve ever been to. Can’t wait to be back!
  37. J

    Joanna

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing food and great quality service! wait staff was very kind and fast at seating!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of, If not the best, sushi I’ve had in Chicago. Every thing was incredibly fresh and well put together. Their attention to detail was second to none and dining as a celiac/gluten free, I did not feel like I missed out on anything as I had loads of options. The ambiance is perfect for date night with the low lights. While pricey, the quality is second to none and matches the price point. Can’t wait to return.
  39. TD

    TonyD

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible top to bottom. Going to come here every time we’re in Chicago.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great ambience

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Momotaro is rated 4.7 stars by 2985 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 46 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Momotaro

820 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Green Street & Lake Street

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

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

  • Public transit

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gene Kato

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (312) 733-4818

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

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

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