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Ma'ono Fried Chicken & Whisky

#271 of 3,055 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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4437 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116 (Genesee Street and Oregon Street)
+1 206-935-1075
17:00 - 22:00
09:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 15:00
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great neighborhood place. They were able to seat 6 of us without a reservation. Burgers were the bomb! And the appetizers were delicious! Great service also!

Thank r b
Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fried chicken is definitely a treat and a comforting meal. It is so tasty, crispy and juicy. I enjoyed it and will definitely be returning.

Thank Jackie O
Seattle, Washington
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487 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've only been here for brunch, but I've been here several times! They have a brunch menu which has some classic Hawaiian fare - loco moco, saimin, spam masubi. But they also have a lot of interesting twists. Coconut congee, coconut French toast, fried chicken. Their drink menu is extensive and their coffee is delicious and bottomless. Service is always... More 

Thank loveDCA
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I live in west Seattle and love this restaurant. The food is amazing and the drinks. Ambiance is ok. It's loud, can be hot with the open kitchen and not super romantic. You can't miss eating here, the food is fantastic. Ramen and poke are our faves.

Thank Kate D
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194 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

At Ma'ona there is so much to choose from the truly creative offerings. For brunch the Eggs Benedict and Coconut French Toast are excellent. Big portions. Excellent service even on a crowded Sunday at noon. Vibe is lively and fun. Ma'ona is a sure thing.

Thank John L
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

arrived on a saturday with no reservation, was a wait but turned out to be well worth it. had the curry bacon fried rice and eggs, friend had the ma'ono saimin. I had beer he had bloody mary, and we shared the spam musubi. We both enjoyed ourselves enough that we made reservations for sunday brunch prior to a football... More 

Thank Dbboulter
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53 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

At least by taking out, it wasn't as noisy as it was the last time we were here. I don't personally get it. White meat on the fried chicken is dry. Dark meat is just ok. Not impressed. All the sides we ordered were way better that their fried chicken.

1 Thank loopycynic
Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I was looking forward to celebrating a friend's birthday and trying Ma'ono a second time because they were out of fried chicken on my first visit. The chicken was good, but the cold, indifferent service was very disappointing, especially for a special occasion, lets-try-something-different evening. Not worth a third visit.

1 Thank MaryJoBukovic
Seattle, Washington
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372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Oh Baby! Yum was served today for brunch. I had the chicken with gravy and coconut french toast. Take me to heaven now! She had the biscuit and gravel bowl. Wow. We were happy campers the rest of the day.b

Thank ebcnaz
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Ma'ono is a magical gem of a restaurant not-so-hidden on California Avenue in West Seattle. You can't help but notice the lines of people gathering by their front door before they open for dinner service. It's a great place to go with your friends or significant other and try many of their side dishes - ALL are yummy and leave... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$75
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
09:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
09:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4437 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
    (Genesee Street and Oregon Street)
  • Public Transportation: Bus routes 22, 54 and 55 travel between West Seattle and Downtown Seattle approximately every 15-30 minutes. For specific times call Metro rider information or visit their website.
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-935-1075
Spring Hill Restaurant & Bar is now Ma'ono Fried Chicken & Whisky. Same owner. Same chef. Same location. Same commitment to good food. Just a different approach and a brand new menu. Inspired by Hawaii and perfect for sharing, our new menu encourages you to have a bit more fun with it all. And the best part: our famous fried chicken is now on the menu every night of the week.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?