Ma'ono Fried Chicken & Whisky

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$30 and under
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Hawaiian
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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.2
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4.2
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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

Please advise that this establishment no longer offers bottomless mimosas or biscuits. Has lost its value in my opinion

SP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I miss the bottomless mimosas but everything was delicious.

JM
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

We are regulars here, but will not be regulars anymore. While we love the people there and the service is good, the quality of the food has gone down significantly. First, they changed the fries they serve there to a cheaper, fast-food kind of fries. Next, they have changed their hot sauce used with the chicken and on every table to more of a pepper sauce. They’ve eliminated the quarter-bird and it seems as though the quality of the chicken that they use has also gone down. Wish this was different, but it’s just not the case.

TA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Better than my high expectations and can’t wait to go back

KD
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

I have a hard time eating at Ma'Ono in a way that does not happen at any other restaurant. I have a fairly severe gluten intolerance, and there is very little offered that is not loaded with it. You can order gluten-free fried chicken 24 hours ahead, but in general I like to eat healthy proteins and vegetables not friend in breading. I don't enjoy a lot of grains. Everything is soaked in soy and bread and rice. The kalua pork was dry, and mostly rice. I asked to leave off the macaroni salad, but the server said it would be separate, so someone else could eat it-- but it was not separate at all. My spouse had the hamburger, which was literally smothered in velveeta. The restaurant had us out the door in under 45 minutes, and it felt very rushed. Even the wine pours were small. For an award-winning restaurant, Ma'ono really disappoints.

H
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

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...

ADDITIONAL NOTES
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone enjoyed their meals. Good portion. Great service!

LK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

j
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food and great help from servers. Also tasty drinks.

R
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

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. 🥵

s
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Love the fried chicken. All the dishes explode with flavor.

n
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful restaurant. Best fried chicken I ever had! Loved the whiskey. Only suggestion is better lighting.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food amazing service.

LA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

BO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

LQ
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Perfect spot before the Seahawks games. Go Hawks!

SS
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Our server was great, outstanding customer service. Yummy food, a bit noisy in the place, but overall a great dining experience.

RP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

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.

L
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

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:(

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

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.

CT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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!

C
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Prompt service, great value, amazing food! The corn and the chicken are always a hit!

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience1

The food was delicious, but the noise level is quite loud in the restaurant. It's difficult to hear.

OT
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent especially the corn

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food. Wonderful service. A bit loud though - hard to even talk

BG
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

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.

KC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful unique food. Great service. We love this place!

PW
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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. 😀👍🤘

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! Great food, service and atmosphere. Cool neighborhood.

KM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Th food and service was excellent!

CL
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

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 .

KK
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food and drink is always top notch. Please bring back the bottomless mimosas though, those are always a table satisfier for a brunch group.

GL
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service was outstanding. Persia was our server as she was the previous time I was there.

TS
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

B
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Fried chicken is always good. We enjoyed the poke and corned beef hash. Try it with their kimchee!

LC
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food always was great. So glad pig tacos are back on menu. Fun environment, very friendly and good service.

SA
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything about the night was great!!

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