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Momotaro, Chicago, IL

Momotaro

4.7
4.7
2914 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

8:00 PM


Booked 13 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 2,914 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago

    Japanese

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  1. DD

    DevinD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences I've had in a long time! We came for our anniversary and they treated us with free champagne and congratulated us. The host was super friendly and warm. Our server was knowledgeable and fun for first time visitors there. The drink selection paired incredibly well with all menu items we had. The small dishes, sushi, and the deserts especially were all incredible! Definitely want to come back again, and the atmosphere was warm and sleek. 11/10, I felt super cool for being there lol, but really it was amazing. Thank you Momotaro!
  2. A

    Annk

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This was the second visit, try to go every time we are in Chicago. It was great to return to a venue that still exists after CoVid. All the food was excellent and so was the service!! This restaurant will continue to be one we always go to.
  3. HL

    HellenL

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing experience at Momotaro! I highly recommend celebrating your birthday here. The standouts of the meal for me were: the Momomaki, Spaghetti, and the Pork Loin Robata. The White Lotus is also a very balanced drink with hint of sweetness.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything’s awesome! Will definitely coming back.
  5. f

    foodie101

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Spent $75-$100 before tip per person and still left hungry. Sushi was overpowered with spicy condiment so you couldn't taste the fish. Recommend tako su (octopus) dish. Service started out well; however, the wait time for our desserts was so long - it seemed like we were forgotten; received carryout dessert before our desserts we ordered to eat in the restaurant.
  6. LO

    LindseyO

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    They told us the sushi and dessert would be comped due to the long wait for entrees and then said actually just the dessert will be comped
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    The food was excellent but the service was one of the worst I’ve had in a very very long time. I know many people who have dined here and I have only heard amazing things so this was obviously a huge disappointment (and I hope a total fluke). I do think it was an issue with our particular server because tables around us appeared to be getting excellent service. We waited almost 2 hrs for 4 pieces of sashimi as part of our order and when we asked about it the server was very rude. I’m not sure if she forgot to put it in, but even after going MIA for over 45 min we had to ask another server if they could find her for us. We would have loved to try some more from the menu (and we did order more than just that sashimi) but the service made it impossible. We spent 3 hrs there and watched the tables around us get turned over multiple times while we wondered what the hold up was for us. I’m pretty bummed this experience makes me not eager to return.
  8. AS

    AdrianaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed the dinner! Recomend 100%. Excellent food …
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    It was incredibly loud, which would’ve been fine, but the service was poor. It also took a very long time to get our food, and the small 6 pieces of sushi for the amount of money was not proportionate.
  10. NT

    NikiT

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating a birthday! This restaurant was specifically requested and it did not disappoint. Everything was so flavorful and well portioned. We were satisfied but not uncomfortably full! I feel we got to take everything! The waygu steak was beautiful and the chanan rice was perfect. The rolls were amazing with high quality fish The staff was excellent! They were so kind in explaining the menu and helpful when we gave up on the chopsticks!
  11. AR

    AdamR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience2
    Music is way too loud, could barely talk. Food is great but service is always slow for nigiri.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always !
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    We waited 20 minutes after our reservation time to be seated and service overall was slow and unremarkable. Being so late to seat us I would’ve expected a round of drinks while we wait or an apology.
  14. D

    Daniel

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Momotaro was amazing. The food - both the range of options and the flavors was excellent. The staff is knowledgeable and thoughtful. Our meal was memorable!
  15. MN

    MathildeN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVED the food. Great vibe and service at this restaurant
  16. AJ

    AndrewJ

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago, and as a NYer, I try to come at least annually when I’m in town. Fresh seafood, creative preparations, friendly and informative service!
  17. HB

    HeleneB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food and service good. Low lighting, noisy, uncomfortable seating, suitable for a young crowd.
  18. AH

    AudreyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences I've had in the city. The service was top notch - it was my birthday and they even gave me a menu that said Happy Birthday and all the servers knew to acknowledge the occasion. Be aware that the plates are very small - we ordered about 4 dishes to start and ended up needing to order 2 more dishes plus dessert to round out the meal. But that's to be expected at a place like this, just something to be aware of! Every dish we had was incredible - I highly recommend the octopus and the miso banoffee for dessert!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Treated us very nicely for our anniversary dinner. Great service and amazing food.
  20. T

    Tyler

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my new favorite restaurants. Phil was very helpful as it was our first time here. The food was amazing
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall1food5service3ambience1
    Avoid the second floor seating. Absolutely boring and spoils the whole experience.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! The beef rice was excellent.
  23. JG

    JuliaG

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner as a gift from friends to celebrate our recent engagement and it could not have been a better experience! We were seated upstairs in the private dining room and had the most friendly, sweet and attentive server, Yazmin. Each additional team member that came to the table whether to drop a dish or clear plates was friendly and personable. On top of that, the food was absolutely excellent. We ordered a selection of robata and sushi and everything was perfect. They also sent us out an incredible crispy octopus dish on the house as well as a scoop of ube ice cream to finish our meal. Thank you Momotaro! <3
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot, highly recommend!!
  25. GH

    GraceH

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Been here many times. Food was not as good. But still good. Service the worst we have had. Would still come back.
  26. CM

    ConorM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I’ve had in years. Outstanding service and experience.
  27. J

    Jane

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service - even had Happy birthday printed on the bday boy's menu! Food was excellent - lamb chops , buri and banoffee we're my faves
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unreal amazing perfect
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks and food, such an elegant place to be with friends. For sure I will recommend for many people! Just visit there!
  30. TS

    ToddS

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will be back! Best service and food I have had in Chicago in some time! Thank you!
  31. NA

    NidhiA

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had the BEST server!!! One of the best I've had recently.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In town for the restaurant convention and
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing attention to detail! We were celebrating a birthday and the staff wished the birthday girl upon arrival. The wait staff did the same and we had a table in the back as requested. This was truly my best dining experience in almost 6 months.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of my favorite meals of all time. The food was amazing! I can’t wait to go back
  35. p

    patriciap

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service
  36. J

    Jhori

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made reservation and had to wait 15 minutes so overall 8/10. But it was a great experience with phenomenal food and beautiful lively ambiance
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience.
  38. N

    Nicole

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and food. Shareable plates so you can try everything and delicious drinks! Worth every penny.
  39. J

    Jaschi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Momotaro, the food and the experience were both amazing. Our server Yuna was very knowledgeable about the menu and made some great recommendations. My favorite dishes included the octopus and the shitake mushrooms. I do wish the music was a little bit softer as it was difficult having a conversation with my group. But overall I had a wonderful time and will return in the near future.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Momotaro is hands-down my favorite restaurant in Chicago! They go above and beyond to make you feel special and they were so attentive. It was our 13th anniversary and the entire experience it was wonderful! from the welcome and well wishes when we walked into the door to the fantastic food. The level of service is exceptional, from top to bottom. If you need to find a place to book for an anniversary or birthday or special occasion, there is no better place in Chicago the Momotaro.

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 2914 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
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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