Morimoto New York
Morimoto New York

Morimoto New York

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.morimotonyc.com/
  • Phone: 2129898883
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH Monday - Friday 12:00pm - 2:30pm DINNER Sunday - Wednesday 5:30pm - 10:45pm Thursday - Saturday 5:30pm - 11:45pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 16th Street
  • Public Transit: A, C, E at 14th Street. L at 8th Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Morimoto New York
Morimoto is the New York City interpretation of Executive Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s namesake Philadelphia restaurant that is co-owned with restaurateur Stephen Starr. Designed by world renowned architect Tadao Ando, the restaurant’s entrance features the world’s largest Japanese Noren curtain set against a massive façade of austere steel. Inside is an extraordinary open kitchen surrounded by a 24-seat sushi bar where diners can watch Morimoto and his chefs at work. On every level of the restaurant guests enjoy the elaborate menu where East meets West. Glass partitions create a private atmosphere between tables and a wall made of 17,000 spring water bottles add a touch of New York drama to this tranquil atmosphere. Guests have the option to dine on the top floor or congregate in the lower lounge for cocktails and snacks.
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Morimoto New York reviews from OpenTable diners
540 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (331)fit for foodies (330)hot spot (203)romantic (177)good for groups (142)great for lunch (102)neighborhood gem (96)vibrant bar scene (68)late-night find (47)notable wine list (46)great for brunch (19)kid-friendly (17)scenic view (15)great for outdoor dining (9)Show More
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I've been to Morimoto several times now and I was really disappointed this time. I was there to celebrate my cousin's 30th birthday and we couldn't have picked a worse place. The food wasn't served hot and it was all overcooked. The signature iron chef chicken noodle soup aka ramen noodles was served room temperature and very salty! The chimichurri sauce on the roasted bone marrow was way too overpowering. We couldn't even taste the delicious goodness of the bone marrow. We might as well just had the bread and the garlicky chimichurri sauce as the dipping/spread for the bread. I was so embarrassed to have taken my cousin here for his 1st time as I've raved about this place and there are so many other good places in NY.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The restaurante was recomended By a friend, it was an awsome experiente.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Japanese outside of Japan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This was the third time that we ate here, this time I visited with my daughter. We loved the food and the ambiance. Only disappointing was a (male) manager who was talking down on his staff and continuously busy with his mobile phone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, long wait to eat
    foodhobby
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was incredible. Amazing omakase. All the dishes were perfect. Beautiful presentation as well. The green tea tiramisu was so good. I was full and kept eating it! And the mochi was unlike any I have ever tasted. Creamy, soft. Our only problem is that we had an 8:30 reservation, didn't get seated until past 9 and then didn't actually get to order until almost 10. By the time we ate it was 10:30. And we all had babysitters at home waiting for us. We didn't finish dinner until past midnight. I would just appreciate it if they would stick to their reservation time. We were there on time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food but lack of light
    Cecile
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food is excellent! Anyway, we were disappointed as there is a lack of light. We wood also have appreciated to have a written version of the "discovery" menu: the wording is very special and not easy to understand for non native english spoken ...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredibly fresh fish
    Fer73
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I dined with friend during a short girls getaway to NYC. It was everything I hoped it to be and more. Cool decor, hip crowd and beyond incredible food/service. We ordered the chefs choice of sushi and sashimi and we were impressed by the freshness of the fish amd delicious sushi combinations. My friend is a photography enthusiast so she kept taking pictures of every dished that arrived at neighboring tables, they looked like art pieces. It is not terribly $ compared to other famous restaurants and the location is excellent if your staying in Soho- Grenwich. It is quite loud however, so not ideal perhaps for someone looking for a peaceful dinner experience. But for us, it was exactly what we needed. Would go back as soon as I return to NYC
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Loud, full, Sushi
    chse
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Service brought Wine before Cocktails, but the Cocktails were really good as recommended. Seasonal Sushi was very special and overlapped with the sashimi plate. Service could have recommended other plate. Morimoto is crowded and loud, but with the right choice of food you can have a great time.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Iron chef wins again!!
    Teacupsugarqueen
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Every dish a masterpiece of flavor and beauty. Delighted by the decor and ladies room which is a must see ( play) even for the gentlemen!! Service like you're a star! What's not to love and admire!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    yoyoVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    the fatty tuna sushi is awesome. And dessert spot as well!!!!!!!!!!!! IT WORTH TO BE THE BEST SUSHI restaurant IN NYC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KACE
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Food was ok, not as good as expectations. Presentations were beautiful but were difficult to eat. Some of the seafood was overlooked and bland.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Greate Place ..Must to be There
    JAGR
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    This place its amazing, greate atmosphere, Food are amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Großartig / Great
    Andrea50829Cologne
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We had a great dinner at Morimoto! Delicious food and a fantastic styling! Next time, we will come to NYC, we will have a dinner again!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and perfect ambiance
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were a party of 7 and all of us enjoyed this restaurant. The food was excellent as was the service. in addition, it was a fun and vibrant restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Food and Experience
    sushilov3r
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I don't have a single negative thing to say about Morimoto. Since it was my first time, I ordered the Omakase - what a great way to experience great food! My husband ordered appetizers and an entree from the menu, and everything he ordered was great (he had the Duck, Duck, Duck as main course). The restaurant was very chic and offered a great vibe. This is a nice place for a special occasion/date. Or you can go downstairs to the bar just to have a few drinks. Our waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu/drinks, and always checked in to make sure my husband and I had everything we needed at the moment. This place is definitely a place I will be visiting again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and ambiance
    Natela
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This restaurant has great service, amazing food, great selection of special in house cicktails, and amazing design of the space. Will definately go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Morimoto a great dinner experience
    Ronny2dining
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Omakase is an excellent combination of flavours and smell's. To celebrate life, a full evening enjoyment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Disappointing
    jeffVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We eat out a lot and had always wanted to go here. I have rarely been more disappointed. The food was below average at best and basically factory prepared. We got the tasting menu and it took almost 3 hours as well. It is clearly a going through the motions place and for $500 per couple we will never return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    NickVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Wonderful dining experience. Great service, great food and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hibiscus
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We've been to Napa, Honolulu and the New York Morimoto's and love this one the best! The ambience and food is amazing! Every food item is beautifully arranged and delicious! My husband and I both had a set lunch with rice, salad and soup included. We had the soft shelled crab sushi, which was amazing! The apple bread pudding was so so. Service was outstanding! Can't wait to return!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but too assembly line
    NickyVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My husband and I dined here for dinner because we love morimoto's restaurants and had yet to try his NY location. While the food was superb as always, the tables were so close together that it felt awkward to talk and to get out we had to squeeze and wiggle the table to one side. Further, when I inquired about one of the sake selections, the waiter asked if I would like to try. Well, we get the bill and are blindsided by a $2 charge to "taste" it. Glad I didn't ask for any more tastings after he offered. While I will continue to frequent Morimoto's other locations, not so sure about his NY post.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food, but sour ending
    P1cky
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Energetic noise level but the restaurant layout allows for conversation, does not feel crowded. Hip and cool! Left with a bitter taste in our mouth as the waiter did not come back with the change for the bill, rudely. Bullying for a tip is not cool. Particularly good appetizers: Toro Tartare, spicy king crab (large portion), and the toro tuna hot stone dish. The scallop carpaccio was alright. Great sushi: the lobster special, soft-shell crab (star of the night), eel avocado roll and California roll (ok). Very good value! The entree of braised black cod was phenomenal, but not big. The desserts are creative and excellent value. Try the matcha tiramisu (game-changer) and the apple bread pudding (very big, comes with fruit salad too).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • morimoto
    rickbassplayer1620
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    10/4/14 i had not been here in about 5/6 years when i 1st did, my friend ming from blue ginger in boston recommend it and the yuzu martini... the place had fly's all over the sushi area and couldn't believe seeing them landing on food etc…. our food was way over priced they miss led me telling me how much sea urchin was thinking it was the norm for 2 pieces $32 for 2 pieces of uni? the yuzu martini was no longer on the menu….. i really look forward to returning to calif (the japanese food there is so much better). when i'm done w/ this project i'm on…3 long weeks left…... though i ate at 2 batali's rest's and they were just fine……
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  • Omakase OMG!
    marcsmVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    From the moment we were greeted by friendly, short-haired hostess, we felt transported. She gave us a choice of the sushi bar or a table (and told us her bar preference) and then it was all over. We watched the chefs and were duly entertained with different Omakase dishes that made us gasp in awe at the presentation and flavor. We tried about 18-20 dishes between the two of us (note: we did say we eat ANYTHING and were going to share EVERYTHING) - so at each course we got different dishes, except for the sushi platter & Amen! to that for not having to share, for each perfectly shaped fish bite was sublime. We just had twins (2 month old) and it was our first night out to celebrate bday - perfect evening for such big occasions in our lives.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marvelous Morimoto
    KatyBB
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    For a sushi enthusiast, there could not be a better choice! However, there are numerous other options as well, offering a wide range of Japanese cuisine...all of it delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    PattVi
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    A great culinary experience, loved everything about the place! Went on our anniversary, outstanding service, they even gave us free dessert with a sweet message for us. Needless to say the food was superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic food
    Allyboy
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We had the omakase which was the best ice had in a while. The wait service was just as phenomenal as the dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Somehow disappointing
    Macu
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This was my third visit in a long span of time, perhaps as much as 6 years, and I found it quite disappointing in terms of food. The place is still very "in" but the food has become somehow mediocre. Service is good, everything else is good, but what should matter most is not any more.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Invincible Morimoto
    mab19VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This was fantastic and I don't give such compliments lightly. I love seafood stews such as bouillabase, zarzuela, and cioppino. Now I also love the Japanese toban yaki. Thanks chef. The seafood was perfect and the red miso broth awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    zachary86VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The staff (from host to waiter) was so on point. Food came out in great timing for all the courses, and the atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for. Thank you to the Morimoto staff for helping me celebrate my Girlfriend's birthday. I look forward to coming back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Perfection
    MrCPWVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    You cannot find better Japanese food in NYC. From the moment you enter the doors you are seduced by a zen decor of calmness and beauty. Service staff are well trained and committed to customer service. The obvious quality of each ingredient, coupled with the masterful fusion of spices makes for a true foods experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Iron Chef
    EpicurianVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The tasting menu, while pricy, is worth the spend. Every dish is prepared with perfection both from an aesthetic and flavor perspective with some dishes worthy of display at MOMA. While the bar doesn't hop, the cocktails, like every other thing in this eatery are prepared with care and designed to excite the taste buds.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place, keeping the edge
    DKYHZCPH
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This place is great! Food, service and the restaurant it self (ambience and decor) is keeping the edge and quietly adding new great things to the menue. I am still impressed as I was the first time visiting
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Edgy and delicious
    Luvsford
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food and atmosphere is edgy and delicious! The table side tofu is unforgettable and we are repeat customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inconsistent Food, Poor service
    ALamVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food here is usually delicious. I always go for the omakase dinner to get the best food at Morimoto. However, this last time I went, the food was not prepared to my usual standards. 3 of my 5 pieces of sushi were delicious. The last 2 had about 3 times too much wasabi, and were inedible. The dessert, a delicious green tea tiramisu, had too much salt on it. SALT! At no point did any of the servers ever ask how our food was, so we just had a disappointing meal and kept it to ourselves. Though there were a lot of servers, we were never offered options for refilling drinks or to order new drinks. Quite disappointing this past weekend.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I had 8 course omakase for dinner with wine paring. Each course had marvelous presentation but multiple servers who brought it out to the table was not even sure what the dish was made of. I could barely hear what they were saying. Half of the time, the server forgot to bring out the wine before the food came out. One of the servers actually came by the table with my wine, then turned around all confused. She returned later asking if I am having wine with omakase. During the whole service, they showed lack of training and confidence explaining each courses. The bathroom maintenance was out of date. I know it's been many years since the opening but they need to keep up better to represent the name "morimoto"
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Morimoto
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food was excellent, unique and at times, unidentifiable at others, but still excellent. The service was a little lacking but that may have been due to the fact that the place was completely full. The food was pricey, but still the entire experience is definitely worth it.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Once in a lifetime
    allicat
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My husband and I visited New York for a weekend wedding & this restaurant was at the top of our "must-do" list. It certainly didn't disappoint and we both did the Omakase menu. They happily accommodated substitutions, as I don't love clam or mackerel. Fabulous service, esquisite & artistic presentation, and one of the best meals I've ever had.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Sushi was not fresh. This placed used to be very good. Not sure what happened. Very disappointing.
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  • OpentableDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The sushi was fine, not amazing. Maybe we should try the cooked food instead. Many dishes focused more on the presentation. The decor is very nice. Good for group dinners and celebrations.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Sushi and Wagyu steak were amazing. Recommend the Tuna Pizza app!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate