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Morimoto New York
Morimoto New York

Morimoto New York Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.morimotonyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 989-8883
  • 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: Japanese, Sushi
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "What a great restaurant, and not that expensive for NYC! Tasting menus are very pricey, but the a la carte sushi is very reasonable and fresh. Service was outstanding, and in particular, try the shrimp tempura and soft shell crab appetizers, which are large enough to share and amazing. We loved it and will be back!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Went for restaurant week and the food was great - and the service was outstanding (our waiter had told the kitchen about my wifes soy allergy, but when he saw one of the side dishes and had thought it had soy, he quickly checked back with the kitchen and had it substituted). The burger was one of the best i've ever had, and the sushi is top notch. Very vibrant scene."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Food and particularly sushi is great but the price is very expensive for the quantity you get. Morimoto is a luxury gourmet restaurent but that doesn't mean that people going there are pigeon willing to pay anything at any price..."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Food and service were absolutely incredible. Food was creative, inventive, and super tasty."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I have eaten several times at Morimoto in the past. While it seemed lagging a bit recently, this dinner was outstanding. There are several new dishes on the menu and they were supertasty and adventurous. Keep adding new dishes"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "This was my second time at this famous restaurant. (The first time was 6 years ago or so...) This time, restaurant week lunch was disappointing. Sashimi was not fresh. For the restaurant of this caliber that was not a passable quality of sashimi fish. I think, also, low sodium soy sauce was not really low-sodium, but...those are just nuances. However, for the restaurant of its grandeur and reputation, things like that should not be overlooked... The service was loose, with poor timing...They did not ask me for order of dishes...Brought sashimi lunch at the end, after warm heavy dishes...I could not appreciate raw fish after heavy and fat saturated bone marrow... If this were a regular sushi joint, then this could be OK, but Morimoto...!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "First time try Morimoto in restaurant week. My sashimi contained two thin slices of a scallop. I tried one piece, it tested so fishy, I immediately stuffed all the pickled ginger in my mouth to mask the smell. Dessert was covered by a glop of cheap testing whipped cream. What a disappointment! This is my first and the last time to Morimoto."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "This is the 2nd time I went to Morimoto. I absolutely loved my lunch. Sushi was so fresh. The meal was outstanding. Service was impeccable."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "A group of us had lunch during restaurant week. There was a wide selection of set menus and from what we chose, the quality was uniformly excellent. Ordered some starters, of which the rock shrimp was the stand-out."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Everythig we ordered was deicious. Restaurant Week menu very good! Loved the sushi and shrmp. Will be back soon!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "At a busy lunchtime. all on the menu was pleasing. A ginger and soy cod standout, beautiful, delectable. Service was attentive."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Cada vez que estoy en Nueva York la parada obligada es Morimoto. Excelente comida y servicio."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • " We ordered: 1) chirashi sushi Morimoto style 2) negitoro rolls: Tuna roll Salmon roll Avocado roll 3) sea bass with tempura avocado & red bell pepper 4) side: Chinese broccoli All the dishes were fresh & delicious. However, I preferred the sea bass cooked in black been sauce with enokitake mushroom at Nobu's restaurant (on 57th Street, NYC) better because it seemed a bit more refined (less salted & of lighter version, to my taste.) I loved the relaxed convivial ambience due to the close proximity of other tables... (My son ordered the tofu cheese cake for dessert after seeing it being served at the nearby table and we savored it!!! Great experience overall. Would definitely come back."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant several times for dinner and today was my first time for lunch. My husband and I both tried the Restaurant Week special black cod and skirt state and they were out of this world. Came with a great hijiki salad and a great miso soup as well as a surprising good green salad - simple with a hint of kabosu vinaigrette."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We visited during restaurant week and were so impressed by the generous meal and beautiful presentation of our delicious food!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Been here many times in the past. Service is almost superb along with great food quality. Only issue was their sushi and sashimi standards. Had lunch here twice for the last 2 weeks and noticeably differences on the the thickness of the sushi and sashimi. I'll give the sushi chef some props on his knife skills, the slices was paper thin but not for the diners."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "This is just a really fun place to go for a wonderful lunch or dinner. Presentation and plating and creativity are all superb. Our lunch was served with a collection of pickled vegetables and miso soup - about the only truly "traditional" part of the meal (except the pickled cucumber slices were spicy!). I had a well prepared and creative take on a burger, which was fantastic. My wife's blackened cod had superb technique (perfectly cooked) and flavor. Ambiance is modern and feels upscale. There is a long, 20+ person table that can accommodate groups. Price is a bit high, but not more than you would expect for Morimoto (or New York). Highly recommended - not your average Japanese restaurant!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Morimoto for lunch during restaurant week. The restaurant week menu was limited which is to be expected but their normal menu is also limited. However what they make and serve is Amazing!!!! The servicers were very nice and helpful witj any questions anyone had. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was very modern."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "As a Japanese, I had a lot of expectation to the food at Morimoto the Iron chef, however, it tuned out as a such disappointment. I went with my Japanese friend for a restaurant week lunch. I ordered Sashimi and my friend ordered Skirt steak. The looks itself showed they were not made by real Japanese chef. The taste was just like the so-called Japanese restaurants in Manhattan 25 years ago which I thought they were fake Japanese prepared by non-Japanese or no-professional cooks. There are so many better Japanese restaurants in Manhattan where serve REAL Japanese food. I want to tell Mr. Morimoto that "Shame on you. You are not deserved to be called the Iron chef any longer if you keep serving such fake Japanese."."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Very good service :) the skirt steak was a little bit too salty sashimi combo during restaurant was nice but small amount. We like the salad :) tasted fresh. Very surprising dessert btw :) We love the coffee one and the fish tank strawberry shortcake was cute, creative and delicious."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I thought the service was extremely poor, took forever to get the food, and the intervals between one course and the next was ridiculously long. The quality and portions were not up to my expectations, overall I was not very impressed."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "All that we had eagerly anticipated--and more! In a word or three, quintessential dining experience!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Went there for a date night and we had an amazing time. Service was great and gave us some recommendations but we just ended up choosing off the menu. Had a Waygu beef tartare with hot oil. Which was amazing. Then we ordered sushi for 2 people and added on some a la carte rolls & sashimi. Fatty Tuna just melted in your mouth as soon as it touched my tongue. As for drinks, we ordered sake tasting where they gave you 3 different sakes. Overall it's great for small special occasion parties & date nights. One of the best sushi experiences I've had in long time but be prepare to pay out some $$ b/c it can get pricy. But I will def. go back!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Not really our kind of place (lot of very young, chic clubbers and music/decor to match, but the service was professional and friendly, the food was superior (particularly the beef carpaccio) and the prices were reasonable. I left my credit card by accident, and they called to tell me before we were two blocks away."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Went for my 50th birthday and the food and very hip ambiance lived up to what I'd heard from friends. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Exceeded our already unreasonably high expectations. A real chef still makes all the difference. The hamachi tartare was indescribably wonderful; the table prepared tofu dish, not something we would usually order but did on a hunch, sort of stold the show. Maybe the biggest surprise was that we had this outrageously memorable dining experience and didn't spend more than we usually would at a decent sushi place. For us, this is one of those rare cases where a famous name that has been around long enough to be tempted to rest on its laurels more than lives up to its big reputation."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Food was great, however their service was awful. I had to wait 20 minutes for my dessert."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Nice Japanese restaurant. Fresh sashimi and sushi."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We have been here before for the omakase (fabulous! so worth it) and decided to visit again recently for a quick lunch. The wagyu beef was so flavorful and everything was beautifully presented. Strawberry shortcake dessert with sesame was thoughful and unique. I would come back here again and again and again!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Very disappointed with my lunch. Sashimi were not fresh and were super tiny pieces."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We loved every bite. Generous portions and great presentation. Only down side was awkward service...perhaps trainees? We will be back."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Skirt Steak was amazing, as well as the multitude of sides that came with it. Brother's glass broke during the strawberry shortcake, we were granted with another. Great service. So delicious! Don't forget to check out the unreal bathroom!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I thought that the service at Morimoto was excellent considering how busy the restaurant was during "Restaurant Week". The food overall was great. I particularly enjoyed the sushi combo. However, one of the sushi (that had a fish with skin attached) was fishy tasting. On the other hand, the rest of the sushi and the side dishes were extremely tasty. I also enjoyed the dessert, the strawberry shortcake and the coffee ice cream ( I don't remember the name). The atmosphere was very pleasant. It was modern. The feng shui was good. Overall, my experience at Morimoto was excellent."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "This was my first time to go there for a meal. I love the food there especially the steak! It was delicous and I will love to go there for that again."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "went for restaurant week. the hamburger was the best my husband ever had! loved it. loved all the side dishes except the rice was not anything special. my cod was great but such as tiny tiny piece that i got 2 small forkfuls. thought i would leave hungry but the dessert was the perfect thing to fill my belly so i wasn't hungry but wasn't leaving stuffed. just right. best miso soup ever!! desserts were both great. salad was divine!!! loved the dressing and crunchy things on top- what was that dressing and crunchy things??? a must go experience but the restaurant decor i didn't love."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Very trendy...noisy...not a relaxing atmosphere even though our lunch was at 2:00....I can just imagine the noise level at dinner."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Food is good not great. Morimoto's does not distinguish itself from other restaurants. Was $200 for lunch for 3. Not worth it. Service was efficient but not friendly."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "As a fan of iron chef, I always want to check this restaurant out. Finally made it in this restaurant week. The food was ok. First, I noticed two sesame seeds left in the soy-sauce plate from the previous dinner, and asked the waiter to change to a clean one.Two hours later, I felt a little stomach upset afterwards, had to run out of my yoga classroom to the restroom. What a embarrassment! Seriously, as a Japanese food lover, I have dinned in Japanese restaurants all over the world, this has never happened. Disappointment!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Wonderful meal. We will be coming back for my son's graduation dinner."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Went for restaurant week , the food was just delicious . We were 4, and all agreed that it was very good. The cod and waygu beef was just stunning."
    Dined on 8/6/2014