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Momotaro, Chicago, IL

Momotaro

4.7
4.7
3030 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

7:00 PM


Booked 78 times today

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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 3,030 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. D

    Dassie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Service could have been a bit faster initially. But it picked up after a while.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was literally perfect. What a great way to celebrate my birthday!
  3. N

    Nina

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They did a great job in helping my partner and I celebrate our anniversary by a special printed menu, Prosecco on the house, and a raspberry sorbet at the end! Food was incredible, as always, and drinks were high quality. Love Momotaro!!
  4. G

    Graceluvsfood

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. Our server made excellent recommendations (I mean you can’t really go wrong with anything on the menu but still…). He even suggested the perfect amount of food to order for two of us. Just fab. Also we were there for my boyfriends bday and he gets embarrassed by over the top bday stuff at restaurants but momotaro did it so subtly! A cute “happy birthday” written on the menu and a small dessert w candle. SO PERFECT!!
  5. CT

    CharlesT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great as always. Our server was attentive with a great attitude and personality. He did a great job of knowing the restaurant’s offerings.
  6. NE

    NuncEstBibendum

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is exceptional in every way, including reliability (i.e., keep coming back—they never mess it up).
  7. NS

    NadaS

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great place
  8. DJ

    DrJD

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing. Matt was the best server. every dish was precise, balanced, and delicious. Definitely should be on everyone’s Chicago dining bucket list
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Have no complaints about the food, service was good but nothing noteable. Loved that the food came out surprisingly quickly and we ordered 5 dishes. And get the ube ice cream!!
  10. AK

    AaronK

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great vibe, knowledgeable waiter that helped guide us, and very good to great food
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Very pretentious service and staff. Food is not worth it—you can get much better sushi elsewhere. If you want to be treated like you don’t matter, eat here!
  12. ND

    NicoD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, great vibes. Staff friendly and knowledgeable
  13. C

    Chdinner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal and service. Everything was amazing.
  14. r

    reachbgk

    Chicago

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Staff was very nice and polite.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and drinks!! Service was solid too!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love you all!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    My experience eating at this place over 5 years ago and this time is very different. The quality of the food is not what it use to be and I question the value of the dinning experience.
  19. A

    Anne

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was excellent. Service was spot on until it wasn’t. Fun time.
  20. AS

    AlejandraS

    Baja California Sur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was incredible, from the moment we entered the hostess received us with a smile, the waiter explained assisted us with every question we had and was very patient explaining all of the recommendations he gave. The decor was elegant and simple. The food was amazing. We had a great night.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! Check this place out!
  22. B

    Beegs

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Very expensive, and sub par food. Will not be returning.
  23. KC

    KatieC

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most beautiful birthday dinner! Gorgeous restaurant
  24. LA

    LArag

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Chicago! I highly recommend on special occasions such as birthdays! They made us feel so welcomed and special!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    The food was truly outstanding. Everything we tried was unique and delicious. However, the service was actually terrible. It was not a busy night and our server was found everywhere else in the restaurant except at our table. We saw her socializing by the expo station while our table’s order of drinks sat by the bar for 35 minutes waiting to be delivered. The beers were warm by the time they got to us. There was never a greeting or an explanation of the menu. We wanted to put more food in and she didn’t come back to our table for almost 45 minutes. The server had to be reminded of items on multiple occasions. To be a restaurant in one of the most happening areas in Chicago, the food hit the mark but the service was extremely disappointing.
  26. H

    Heidi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Our favorite dish was the Buri, and we also liked the taste of the wagyu beef sliders. Dishes seemed to be a major hit or miss... Also the main level was loud. We preferred the downstairs bar area which was quieter and had an excellent ambiance. Overall, would come again and get our favorite dishes and eat downstairs.
  27. C

    Checkpoint12

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great the Manzaani Sherry was not so great. I would suggest the Pedro Ximenez Sherry.
  28. CS

    CorieS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    For the price, the volume of food received and quality wasn’t worth it
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food and space, 12/10 will be going back
  30. UT

    UnkieTripps

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The grilled octopus was really wonderful. The desserts were great. The chef's choice sashimi was all really good. The timing of the dishes was awkward. And while it was not nearly as loud as a lot of restaurants, it was still kind of loud. I couldn't hear our waiter clearly from the other side of the table.
  31. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great spot for a birthday celebration! Food was fantastic.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love. Love. Love. The experience here good and atmosphere wise is amazing. The bar and restaurant for a more relaxed evening is great too.
  33. F

    Foodjunkie

    New Orleans

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience. The restaurant staff were very polite and helpful. The overall decor and ambience was upscale and well appointed. The menu takes modern twist to Japanese cuisine with a variety of menu items. The food was excellent, with a nice blend of traditional as well as contemporary selections. However the best part of our experience besides the cuisine was our waiter Philip. He was very polite, friendly, and very helpful. He did a great job of discussing the menu and the various nuances of the menu items. He really to outstanding care of us and made the evening memorable. There was a little bit of delay with some of our appetizers, and he went out of his was to take care of us. Overall and excellent experience. Well done
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really appreciate you guys for making my wife so happy!:-) we really enjoy everything. THANK YOU
  35. J

    Jojo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, amazing service. I highly recommend THE DOG, MONKEY & PHEASANT cocktail - probably the best cocktail I have ever had.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Silverware just put right on the table, the buzzer spill some sauce on my husband jacket, wipe off with a piece of napkin and walk off. Spend over 1000 on party of 4. I ask to sit at the booth the host said it’s reserved for bigger party which sat for 2 people. Any how overall over price, non professional service with 3 percent benefits surcharge for employees health service????
  37. m

    mick

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food
  38. M

    Mmfor

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paul is the bomb, everything tasted and looked delicious. Always a consistent favorite restaurant.
  39. FI

    FunInSeattle

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the sushi bar and it was amazing. The food and service were incredible.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambiance, great food but a bit overpriced vs the actual portion sizes.

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 3030 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 78 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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