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Morimoto - Maui
Morimoto - Maui

Morimoto - Maui Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://morimotomaui.com
  • Phone: (808) 243-4766
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch

    Daily: 11:30am - 2:00pm

    Dinner

    Daily: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Masaharu Morimoto
  • Dress Code: Resort Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wailea Ike Dr.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary hotel parking with the Andaz valet services.
A word from Morimoto - Maui
Morimoto's contemporary Japanese menu infuses traditional dishes with Western ingredients and preparation techniques. His seasonal and ever-changing selection of raw fish preparations will feature the freshest seafood available as well as locally grown fruits and vegetables from supporting farmers. Morimoto's signature offerings include Toro Tartare, presented in a shallow wooden tray with condiments including crème fraîche, wasabi, avocado, nori paste, chives, crispy rice, and dashi-soy. Tuna Pizza made with raw tuna, anchovy aioli, and jalapeno; Morimoto Sashimi, a terrine of seared Toro, smoked salmon, barbequed eel, tuna and Hamachi served with five different sauces in pipettes.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
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Diner Reviews
  • "A welcome addition to the handful of great restaurants in Wailea. A fairly extensive menu (and wine list). My wife and I each ordered the greens salad and our waiter helpfully suggested that we split one (which was huge). Delicious, delicate greens with a light refreshing dressing. We both had the Snapper (which was Onaga) entrée which was absolutely delicious. As good as fish gets!!! Great setting (if you get an outdoor table) with beautiful ocean views. This is one of our new favorite restaurants in Wailea."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had the Omakase menu and it was excellent. We tried many things we would not have ordered, and it included an amazing dish with oysters topped with Uni and foi gras on one side (it's on the menu) and a foi gras chawanmushi on the other side that was DIVINE and not on the regularly menu. It's a bit pricey at $140 each, but worth doing once."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The location is beautiful in the Andaz hotel with great outdoor seating (beautiful view of the ocean) although we chose to be cool inside. Our service was excellent. The food was amazing! We felt the price to be reasonable for the quality of the good."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Had second time now the Omakase and it was even better than the first one. Excellent service , thank you Joshua! Will be back soon!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We did the tasting menu and it made for an amazing experience. The menu is overwhelming and being able to try the chef' starting menu was an excellent way to sample the chef's cuisine. The staff was great."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Breathtaking views from the moment you enter the Andaz lobby. Made our way down to Morimoto Maui, which we'd been looking forward to for many months. Stunning views, try for a reservation around sunset. Our kids had no problem with finding things on the menu, gyoza with bacon foam was a hit! They even ate a good amount of the beautiful hamachi appetizer we thought we'd have to ourselves. My husband's chirashi and my braised cod were beautiful to look at and masterfully prepared. Dessert of fresh malasadas and trio of dipping sauces. Our server, Dustin, was knowledgeable, friendly and took excellent care of us. We hope to return before too long and would most definitely recommend the experience to family and friends."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great ambiance, great food (very complex preparations), great service and wine list. Ate there 3 times within 1 week of finding out about this restaurant. One of two excellent restaurants in the new Andaz Resort in Wailea. Ate at the sushi bar one time. Great experience watching the bustling kitchen. Very entertaining!!! This restaurant is one of the best and our new favorites in the Wailea area along with Ka'Ana Kitchen (also in Andaz), Spago at the Fours Seasons and Capische (in the Hotel Wailea)."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Simply wonderful! I'd recommend Morimotos of Maui to everyone and I'll be back to experience it all over! Morimoto preparations are beautiful for the eye and tummy! The only thing better would be meeting Chef Morimoto himself!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We've had the pleasure of dining at Morimoto's in Napa, CA and had high expectations for the Maui location. These expectations were exceeded on so many levels. The views at sunset were incredibly romantic, the service impeccable , and the food seemed to get better with each course. We highly recommend the Spicy Crab appetizer, and the sashimi is on par with any you would find in the fresh fish markets of Tokyo."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "sushi was unbelievable! must have the rock shrimp app. you cant go wrong with anything. angry chicken was being plated constantly. wish i had more room in my appetite to try!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "A friend and I went to Morimotoa for an early dinner while on vacation and loved it. Great service, wait staff were attentive & knowledgable without being overbearing. We liked it enough that we decided to go back again to try more of the menu. This time we made reservations @ 8 pm. Upon arrival & checking in we were told it would be at least a 45 minute wait. "But we have reservations at 8" I said to which the hostess replies yes but we are backed up. We looked around & saw 7 open tables so we asked about the delay again & was told the empty tables were for those with 7:30 reservations they just hadn't had time to seat yet. We decided to go elsewhere for dinner, and the hostess seemed relieved instead of trying to figure something out."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Service slow salad had too much dressing some food was good others not so good. Not kid friendly which pretty much all restaurants on Maui have a kid menu-even fine dining."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was great. I had the Thai snapper and it was delicious. The edamame I ordered was hot and good also, but I expected it To come as an appetizer along with the hot sake I ordered. Instead it came almost at the same time as the entree. Maybe I should have specified that I wanted it first and not assumed they would come separately. Overall, the service was very good - attentive without being overwhelming. The only problem was that it was outrageously expensive -$90+ including tip for an entree, one hot sake and one order of edamame. This price overshadowed everything else. I was expecting expensive, but I think their prices are over the top!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My steak had little flavor like it had been tenderized. Wife's seafood stew was very good. Our table was 24" from another couple. Ambiance was average on Maui but below average compared to other high end dining. Our table outside was comfortable but seemed to be the one left out when lighting was planned. Service was attentive but not anticipatory. Restaurant gets a will not recommend because the prices are too high to chance recommending to friends."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Dined at moromito 6 times on a recent trip to Maui. Fantastic every time. Service a little slow and forgetful at sushi bar but overall a fantastic experience. Omakase was amazing."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had high expectations and we were not disappointed. Every dish was a work of art either looks or taste or both. Calamari salad was a highlight as was the yellowtail buri bop. Our only negative was we were sat at the worst table. I think we may not have appeared "Hip" enough to deserve a prime location. Be prepared for a hike from the lobby it is a long walk and 5 flights of stairs."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This place was a bit over priced for the quality of food served. The view and ambiance where great but be prepared to spend over $100+ per person."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I was wrapping up a two week trip of great dinners in Las Vegas, SF and then Maui. This was OK, but my least favorite. The omakase was not good - Uchi, Nobi, etc. all much, much better. The food was presented beautifully, but some of the items were poorly prepared (overcooked, etc.) and others were just not tasty. On the other hand, I would highly recommend going to the restaurant and ordering your favorite sushi pieces. The sushi was terrific!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "My husband and I came here for the first night of our honeymoon and loved it. We didn't know what to order so we both ordered the chef's tasting menu of seven courses - delicious! They also prepared mine gluten free without any issues. Our favorite was the amberjack fish."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Service was great food looked great but tasted awful. Had Fried calamari salad the only thing was good was the salad. The rest was pretty much a heart attack on a plate just huge pieces of thick oily deep fried dough with barely any calamari in it. Rolls tasted terrible, tuna pizza tasted weird, onion soup also had an odd after taste. Side of string beans were also too oily. Would never come back I expected more."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I have been to several Morimoto locations (Napa, Honolulu and Wailea) and had the best experience in the Wailea location. We had interactions with the hostess, bus person, wait staff, and wine managers during our dinner. All of them were extremely friendly and provided good services. It was a Friday night and we expected a louder/larger crowd. Our reservation was at 7:30 p.m. so when we got there, we felt a little rush from the wait staff to take our order. However, we wanted to enjoy our meal over vacation and take our time. After all, the restaurant did not get too pack. The food is consistently good at all location. The restaurant is not as dark/noisy as the Napa location. We had a great experience."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The most amazing view from the outside patio. Champagne toast for our honeymoon was great! Food was fresh as could be. The filet is to die for"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The only problem with Morimoto Maui is that there are so many good dishes it is hard to decide what to order. This is one of my favorite restaurants!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Food was very good, however sushi bar chef was not friendly and more or less made it a poor experience. The other server was very nice and did a god job, but I definitely wouldn't sit at sushi bar again- he made it seem as if we were inconveniencing him."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great restaurant; the starters for the Restaurant Week were excellent. Pork belly congee & Hamachi. The braised Black Cod in soy was excellent. I ordered the pork chop medium rare. The pork chop came out medium well & was tough because it was overcooked. I would have rated the food excellent if it were not for the pork chop. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "But for the fact that it was Wailea Restaurant Week, we probably wouldn't have tried this new, nearby restaurant. We didn't try any sushi and we noticed that hardly any one was sitting at the sushi bar. The food was OK. In browsing the wine list, I saw that sake's included some at $400 - $600 per bottle, and there didn't seem to be any inexpensive sake's that I noticed. On another note, the staff around the Andaz Hotel with whom we had some contact were not very friendly or out-going. I don't think the rooms are cheap, so management should ensure staff are more involved with guests and visitors."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We had the most amazing wait staff and an equally as amazing meal! We had the most beautiful sunsets both nights.Morimoto's menu is so different and innovative and unique that it is easy to be confused by it and have a lot of questions!This is where the wait staff stood out so much! We never felt rushed, our waiters was extremely knowledgeable and patient and made the entire experience so enjoyable.My recommendation would be to request or wait for an outside table. The inside decor is lovely and its a fun vibe inside, it is just a little louder if you are with older family members.Morimoto's sake is also wonderful that you can only get at his restaurants. We absolutely love this place and had memorable experiences both times we dined here!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The food is spectacular. The service leaves much to be desired."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Loved every bite, every sip, every smell! Culinary perfection! Best sashimi. Delicious oysters. Ideal wine pairing. Perfect."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My husband and I stayed at the Andaz Wailea and dined at Morimoto to celebrate his 40th birthday! It was lovely. We sat outside on the patio overlooking the ocean and pool. The restaurant treated us with flutes of champagne to start the evening. We enjoyed the omakase dinner which was actually very similar, if not the same, as what we had when we went to Morimoto in Napa but just as delicious! We also had the sake flight. Wonderful food and drinks complemented by a lovely view of the sunset."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Dinner at Marimoto was one of the highlight of our Mauii trip. First off the restraint had a beautiful, open, minimalist elegance. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic and the items on the menu. Our appetizer was high on presentation, bit actually a bit difficult to eat (which had us worried about what to expect for the rest of the night). But every single dish that came after that was phenomenal. If you are a steak lover, do not miss out on the Tajima Wagyu. The duck confit fried rice was packed with flavor, but felt luxurious. The seafood in spicy broth was just a perfect 10. We also ate at Alan Wong's Amasia and believe me, Morimoto wins hands down."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Love sushi and sashimi. Rolls very good and tasty. Hamachi sashimi on the pricey side, but very fresh. We like our sashimi, sliced thinner and offered with sliced jalapeño. This was the first time we had a Sake flight. Normally we have hot sake, but tasting the variety cold was delicious. Definitely a must for all."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I really don't like eating outside but the view was so awesome I couldn't help but eat outside. It was really nice and the service was great. I would go again. It was a great experience. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We are experienced diners - eaten all over the world at Michelin rated restaurants, etc......... Three of us dining. Presentation was spectacular. That's all well and good, but truly the food was mediocre. I've had better tasting dishes at SushiSamba!! The only memorable food was the desserts. Also, some of the sashimi was downright frozen and crunchy. It's nice that it comes out on a bed of ice to combat Maui's warm evenings, but no raw fish should ever be frozen. It just makes it tasteless. For the price and rating of this restaurant, a dress code would have been nice, even the local Maui one. We did not complain as this was a birthday dinner, and we did not want to ruin the evening."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I took my friend and her mother. It was their first time in Maui and they were somewhat new to Japanese food. So start with the best. They loved the rock shrimp and the Alaskan snow crab. They were impressed with the seafood. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "now we've been to philly, nyc, and maui morimotos. all very consistent, great food, great service."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "I try to eat here as often as possible. The food is delicious, fresh and bright flavors. Lunch or Dinner are both fantastic!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The location of this restuarant is lovely - the food is good but does not nearly justify the price. The sushi was good not great - the tuna tartar was interesting in its presentation but again not worth the price and did not have the flavor that I would have expected. For what they are charging and from chef Morimoto I expected an impressive dining experience - it was not - it was very underwhealming - I ordered a glass of wine and the pour was very small - the second glass was more of a normal pour - I guess that was why the first was was so small. I would not recommend - I guess the assumption is that people will pay hundreds of dollars for a meal due to the name - not due to the food. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Were staying at Andaz so opted for Morimoto the night we arrived. Stopped by early for a drink and were warmly welcomed by Edward the bartender even though we were still in bathing suits. Excellent drinks! Came back later after showering, etc and while there was a table inside we found the dining room to have a cooking odor so opted for outdoors again. Food was good, predictable sushi and some good cooked items but not exceptional. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Great for sushi, rolls ad seafood, but you can't beat BLT Steak in Waikiki for a great steak. I will definitely go back to Morimoto for the sushi."
    Dined on 4/27/2014