Ma'ono Fried Chicken & Whisky
Had been a couple years since our last brunch at Ma’ono Fried Chicken and Whiskey.
Unfortunately it’s changed.
Our Fried Chicken was visibly undercooked inside, basically burnt outside and really just flavorless.
The sautéed Bok Choy was a pleasant surprise,
but the real surprise came with the bill.
Instead of being charged $32 per whole chicken as listed in our Open Table reservation confirmation email, we were charged $44.
They did end up honoring the price listed in the email, but it sure did seem like the old bait and switch by their initial reaction...
If you're interested in reserving Fried Chicken, please write a note in the box or call us at 206.935.1075. A whole chicken is 10 pieces for $32, a half chicken is 5 pieces for $17.
Everyone enjoyed their meals. Good portion. Great service!
Lively atmosphere with an interesting menu. Service was very good. It was pretty noisy but noticed was slightly more quiet on West side of the room. Overall, four of us had a nice experience on a busy restaurant week night.
Incredible food and great help from servers. Also tasty drinks.
We love this restaurant however we went with another couple and we all ordered chicken sandwiches of different hotness levels. I ordered a mild and was given the hot, not a fun discovery. My partner who ordered the hot was given the mild. That was a tough discovery so I think they should label the plates somehow so that a mild order doesn’t get a hot. 🥵
We went for a birthday brunch. The service was excellent and the fried chicken was definitely a highlight. They held 2 birds based on our table size, and we realized later we only needed 1.5 birds. (Half birds are pro-rated.) It was fine though - made for good leftovers. The Mac and Kim cheese was mild, the fried rice was excellent as well.
Love the fried chicken. All the dishes explode with flavor.
Wonderful restaurant. Best fried chicken I ever had! Loved the whiskey. Only suggestion is better lighting.
Awesome food amazing service.
Delightful and delicious! Not our first meal at Ma’Ono but usually we go for Brunch. Dinner did not disappoint. The Spicy Chicken Sandwich and Kalua Pig Tacos are new favorites as are the whiskey cocktails. Yum!
Every single thing we ate was incredible. The seasonal corn and the tomato salad stood out in particular. The staff works as a well coordinated team, and in spite of the extremely high level of service, the meal was very reasonably priced!
Perfect spot before the Seahawks games. Go Hawks!
Our server was great, outstanding customer service. Yummy food, a bit noisy in the place, but overall a great dining experience.
Food was good but service was lacking. Server was aloof and seemed in a hurry to get us out of there. He took plates without asking if we were finished eating. I had several ears of corn to take home and he brought a box to the table, then dumped the corn in without any of the sauce (the best part!). It wasn’t even close to closing and there were plenty of open tables so we had no idea what his rush was. He wasn’t overtly rude but he wasn’t friendly by any means. I know some of my companions were annoying (they asked a lot of questions about the menu due to their dietary restrictions), but if you’re in the service industry you should expect to deal with difficult customers but prepared to handle them with more patience and grace. I love Ma’ono and would come back, but I wouldn’t want the same server.
My party of 4 were disappointed with the meal - we’re salt lovers when it comes to flavoring our food but the fried chicken and ramen were way too heavy on the salt. The chicken also seemed over fried and dry. We also ordered side dishes of fried rice and french fries. The fried rice portion was hilarious when it was brought to the table and the fries were very crispy and tasty but were sized like stubby cigarette buds! For the portion sizes I felt it was very overpriced. We were all in agreement that the meal in regards to flavor and price would not make any of us return customers. A very underwhelming meal:(
The Brunch menu has only a few items that are not regularly available, so don't worry about making it out for Brunch. And make sure you actually get something with the fries chicken. While others things are fine, they aren't as good as the chicken items.
My husband and I had a great time at Ma’ono - I would call it a West Seattle gem. We ordered the dark meat fried chicken, a mild fried chicken sandwich (which still had kick to it and good flavor), fries, and the Okra. That was too much food for 2 but I wouldn’t have gotten rid of anything. I wish there were half orders of sides so we could try more.
Excellent whiskey selection, and my go-to beer on tap Bodhi. I would have liked to order drinks before food instead of all together, but that’s just my personal preference.
The total for 3 beers, 1 whiskey and the food mentioned was around $70 which is as expected for the quality and amount of food we received.
Can’t wait to come back and try more!
Prompt service, great value, amazing food! The corn and the chicken are always a hit!
The food was delicious, but the noise level is quite loud in the restaurant. It's difficult to hear.
Everything was excellent especially the corn
Excellent food. Wonderful service. A bit loud though - hard to even talk
Outstanding food and drinks. Perfect spot to take our friends as 1 hates seafood and the other lives Japanese cuisine. Percy option. And they had a fried chicken for us also this time. So crispy and delicious. Still crispy after 2 days in the fridge even. Our server was great. Pretty loud place as it seemed they had the music up a few too many decibels but it wasn't terrible.
Wonderful unique food. Great service. We love this place!
Mike is the best bartender in Seattle. He’s a pal. My better half and I have spent many Saturday and Sunday mornings catching up with him over fried chicken sandwiches. 😀👍🤘
Loved it! Great food, service and atmosphere. Cool neighborhood.
The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The food is tasty and fresh. We go here anytime we are in Seattle. I would highly recommend the poke bowls, sweet potatoes, and (obviously) fried chicken.
Th food and service was excellent!
NOT STROLLER/BABY FRIENDLY, DRY CHICKEN AND SUPER RUDE HOSTESS. We made reservation in advance through open table and mentioned that we will have 2 babies in strollers, and I mentioned that again to this same hostess when I called the day before to make some small changes to our reservation. When we got there, she kept saying that we shouldn't have strollers there and shouldn't block the aisles which we did not, and then she kept slamming chairs at us and giving dirty and annoyed looks throughout our entire meal. If the restaurant wasn't stroller friendly, she could've let us known by either calling us or telling me when we spoke on the phone, and we could've picked a different place instead of wasting our valuable time here. The food also did not make things any better .
Always love going to Maono. It’s a great place to bring out of town guests or have a family get together. We ordered almost everything on the menu to meet the needs of vegetarians and carnivores alike. The okra was new to me and exceptionally tasty. Always love the chicken of course. Thanks to our server who coped with our ragtag group!
Food and drink is always top notch. Please bring back the bottomless mimosas though, those are always a table satisfier for a brunch group.
The food and service was outstanding. Persia was our server as she was the previous time I was there.
Some of the best fried chicken ever! Beyond that, the selection of food and drinks are great but the quality is even better. Our server had great suggestions and we were able to order enough food to share but not so much we had to pack it home.
Fried chicken is always good. We enjoyed the poke and corned beef hash. Try it with their kimchee!
Food always was great. So glad pig tacos are back on menu. Fun environment, very friendly and good service.
Everything about the night was great!!
It’s probably redundant to talk about the chicken as this is what’s it’s known for. But it is good. The accompanying dishes were well prepared, salad was perfectly dressed. The French fries do need to be cooked to a more crispy state as they were soggy and not up to par with the other food items.
Great GF fried chicken! 👍🏻
Wonderful experience at Maono! The fried chicken (gluten free and regular) was delicious. Everything we ate was great. The service was excellent! I usually come for brunch but I will come back again for dinner.
Fried chicken was delicious. Menu a bit too limited. Service was outstanding.
Food was great as always! Service felt a rushed and not particularly friendly, despite the fact that there weren't people waiting for our table. We are fans of this spot, just missing the hospitality we've enjoyed in the past.