What Insiders Are Saying
Momotaro is like a Japanese Discovery Zone. You may need to sample the menu a bit, but hit your stride and it's a great meal.
Fantastic first visit, will definitely be back. Great choice for dinner with friends!
Excellent fresh sushi with some creative specials. Very attentive service despite them being very busy. This place is always a good experience.
We really like it. I especially liked the mushrooms and the lamb chops. At first we were seated in the front of the restaurant. . .but a couple with a young child sat next to us and the child was pretty active so they moved us to the back. I'm so glad they did because it had a lot more atmosphere than the front of the restaurant did.
Fantastic meal celebrating my wife's 30th! Had a wonderful dinner.
Beautiful Evening with a great foods!
Server was very attentive, friendly...exceptional service over all!!!
Nice place, good ambiance. Started off with wine, the sparkling rose was not as described by the server so declined to order another glass. Enjoyed the Panko-crusted shrimp and the scallops to start. The chili tuna and yellowtail maki was okay. I think our expectations were too high because this was highly recommended, but we left wanting to drink and eat more. Nice place to try.
Cool location with a lot of style, perfectly friendly and attentive service personnel. The food was amazing and far more than “just” sushi! The Oyabun drink was great!
We had a reservation at 9pm a little later than usual. We got there 15 minutes early we checked in, went downstairs to a whole other spot that was a bar lreeet
We loved the verity of unique sushi concepts.
Will be back
Fantastic food. Sashimi Selection I ordered was delicious and fresh. My husband is not a raw-meat eater, so his safe choices at Japanese restaurants are normally Tempura and Teriyaki, but here he was able to try more varieties such as spaghetti, shishito peppers, wangu sliders, etc. and everything he ordered he liked a lot. We also enjoyed the innovative desserts. Service was fine, just not 100% satisfactory (the first time the waitress recorded Sushi Selection rather than Sashimi) , if some room is still left for improvement. But overall fancy restaurant and great food choices.
The food is spectacular! They were unfortunately out of the Sake our waitress recommended but we got another bottle that was still food. Definitely loved the oyster and the specials they had. Pleasantly surprised with the Japanese BBQ too and the chef’s special Toro with tartare. Need to go back again ASAP
It was perfect. We went there for our anniversary and they made it so special for us. The food was amazing, as was the atmosphere. Best Japanese food we’ve had in America by a mile.
Outstanding food, and really memorable desserts. Much in demand...we got seated half an hour or more after reservation time. Leave time for seating, and for eating...this is leisurely. However, I am always delighted with their food.
This restaurant was a disappointment. The food quality was good - not great by at this price point I expect better. And the service was so so. Our waiter appeared impatient as overburdened with too many patrons to serve. Once we did order it took awhile for the food to arrive.
I was looking forward to the Scallops Mokoyaki, which had received great reviews. It was terrible. The scallops themselves were fine but the sauce was like hot mayo dumped over them. Way too rich. We also had the Nagima Chicken Thighs, which were much too salty. On the other hand, the grilled Shiitaki mushrooms and the Momokaki Tuna Rolls were really good and the Bluefin Tuna Loin was to die for, though the portion was miniscule.
While dining here was an interesting experience it was not one good enough to repeat. There are just too many good and interesting places to eat in Chicago.
Everything was great!
It was really great time :) Good food
The food timing was a little wonky. For somewhere so hyped up and expensive I think our expectations were higher than our experience was. The bathroom was dirty as well. Some of the dishes were meh but others were outstanding!
Learned about Momotaro in a search before a visit to Chicago. It met all of my expectations! Food was extraordinary! Menu and wine list were great. I highly recommend it!
Inviting and warm from start to finish. Great touches like menu with birthday guest's name. Hostess and entire wait staff aware and acknowledged event.
Notes taken were translated into a custom meal by the chef.
Best dinning experience ever.
In from out of town. I would like to make it an annual event
Upstairs was quiet but plain
Food was excellent
Excellent robata yaki from Gene Kato, formerly with Sumi Robata. Highlights include shiitake, uzura (quail), king crab, gyutan (beef tongue), chicken oysters, chicken liver pate. We had 2 cold dishes, tofu and onsen egg, both excellent as well. The matcha mochi cake is great for dessert (all the other desserts are good too).
Only minus from this place is the cocktails - could use improvement there. Food and ambience are excellent overall.
Food absolutely fantastic! Jake provided stellar service and we will definitely be back sometime very soon!
We had the fried rice with beef it was very good. We also ordered the Hamachi cold dish, while the presentation was very pretty, the yellowtail was cut too thick so it was a bit difficult to eat and it could be more favorful. Sushi presentation was very appealing however the rice needed more sushi vinegar to compliment the fish.
a culinary adventure. Simply unforgettable and outstanding. My favorite place in Chicago now!
Sweats are very poor quality and getting worst over the last 12 months. We have dinned with you over 50 times and we are disappointed in your desserts.
Your chocolate cake was your signature dish and you haven’t been able to get anything close to the Momotaro chocolate cake with honeycomb
Your shaved ice dessert was nice and you changes it to melon and lost it’s unique flavours.
Great meal. Great atmosphere. Lamb chops were amazing. Scallops were unreal. Fried rice is a cant miss
I wasn’t happy being seated with my husband in a small room upstairs with 3 tables of large groups. Not exactly the atmosphere I was expecting. These felt like the “bad tables”.
Best Japanese and sushi we have ever had. Ever. Casual vibe and beautiful presentation.
Overall, very disappointed. I had been wanted to try out Momotaro for a while. I went into the dinner knowing it was on the pricey side, however, the food quality did not match up. The miso soup was $9 and it was actually the worst miso soup I've ever had in my life. All the other food, skewers, salmon, sushi, was all just average. Because of the hype surrounding Momotaro, I was expecting it to be just really good food. However, it was nothing to leave your local, average priced sushi restaurant for.
We had a fantastic waiter that helped us through the menu and was lovely to talk with and get to know! Loved the food the first time I enjoyed momotaro and so glad I went back! Everything was delicious!
Very good experience. Our server was helpful in walking us through the menu. The food was great and brought to our table timely manner. Don’t miss the salt water eel nigiri sushi.
My daughter enjoyed the GF options.
Excellent food. Excellent service. Nice variety of small plates. It is pretty expensive but I would certainly return.
—Pasta dish is excellent (probably best thing there)
—Sashimi chef selection was tasty, fish for the most part was fresh, firm
— octopus was rubbery... not good (try sienna tavern or pizzeria Portofino) however chef sent out something else and was removed from our bill
—A5 is no longer served on a hibachi so gets to the table and cools down... not great for beef with such high fat content. This was quite the dish previously but just ok without the hot coals
— otoro , chutoro was very creamy and rich, nice
— uni was nice even though they were out of Hokkaido
— service was excellent
2 hours and 10 minutes to dine on a Wednesday at 6:00.
To me this is the best Sushi restaurant in the City. The omakase here is always excellent and provides a very balanced and exquisite balance of flavors. But, Momotaro is more than sushi, the appetizers are always a lovely blend of rich and refreshing flavors that touch on traditional and modernized Japanese dishes. Also, the cocktail program and sake and whisky selections are divine.
Loved everything from the very beginning. Greeted very friendly and recommended nothing but the best. It made our Anniversary even more special.
Amazing service from our waiter, Jordan. Sushi was fresh and meticulously crafted, with stunning presentation. A great date night!
The experience was amazing!! I put on my reservation that went for birthday celebration and they were all super attentive to that detail! Amazing food, amazing environment.