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
527 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (319)fit for foodies (309)hot spot (188)romantic (180)good for groups (133)great for lunch (112)neighborhood gem (85)vibrant bar scene (61)notable wine list (42)late-night find (35)great for brunch (21)kid-friendly (16)great for outdoor dining (13)scenic view (13)Show More
  • uwsdaveVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We were a group of 7 for a birthday dinner and they did a good job of handling us because we had two infants and people with dietary requests. The menu is creative and the presentation of food is remarkable. We had a great experience and highly recommend Morimoto.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelent experience in Chelsea!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is by far the best sashimi I've ever tried! Very good experience!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • renatooj
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Amazing place to have dinner, excellent food and service
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect place for romantic dinning
    dieholic
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Perfect place for romantic dinning , for girls night-out, business meeting .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great
    Jaga
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food and the service are incredible, best place for Asian food in NYC
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Not cheap. But well worth the experience . Great food and ambience for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mare
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Didn't like the seating arrangement and food fair to good. Service good but main course did take a while.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Iron Chef Delivers
    NYCVisitor
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    A must visit for fans of Iron Chef Morimoto. His food must be experienced to understand the brilliance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never fails to deliver flawless!
    nelbeato
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Morimoto Never fails to deliver a flawless dining experience. All our main courses were excellent, cooked to perfection, my wife enjoyed her birthday dinner a lot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun Splurge
    ecsul0
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Got the chef's tasting menu. Food presentation and service was phenomenal. Delicious. Felt like kings and queens for a night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Sharif
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Love the place. Food is interesting and varied and the service is very attentive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Birthday Dinner
    john
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The wasabi infused martini is the way to start your evening. We decided on the chef special, the flavors were delicately balanced and satisfying to the pallet. Our only issue was over seasoning of salt on two of the dishes. Overall the ambiance, food and service is something special that you should treat yourself too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Ate a fantastic lunch here. Cutting edge decor, excellent sushi, and the sea bass set and seared scallops were superb. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Having been to the napa and philly locations, aside from the architecture, this location is underwhelming--especially at this price point.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing experience
    Foodie4Life
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    From the moment we walked in it was vibrant and the smalls fantastic. I ordered the feature sashimi and tried the Barracuda. Very tasty fish. I then ordered the Sea Bass and I must say, this was THE BEST sea bass I've ever had. The server was very knowledgable and friendly and made our dinner even more engaging. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delectable
    foiegrashayta
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The signature cocktails were excellent. Had spicy crab appetizer and it was unbelievably good! Yellowtail was incredible too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply exquisite!
    Pault78504
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The omikasa is fantastic with its multiple courses and homerun taste! The recipes are inspiring and greatly exemplify fusion cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • decent
    mkmk
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    my wife didn't like the restaurant week experience so this time we tried their regular menu and it was decent but we're pretty sure some places can offer the same quality of food at lower prices
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So go had to try lunch
    JBMMTL
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We enjoyed dinner so much that we had to go back for lunch to try more items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great 2nd time Experience
    Sean
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Always make it a point to stop by Morimoto at our visit in New York. Just ordered all types of sushi and it was Exceptional! Nothing like Morimoto Sushi. Always a treat for the pallet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always worth the visit
    JBMMTL
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Been to Morimoto resto in Philly & and twice to the one in NYC. Food is great and if you are lucky the chef is there on site.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    If one likes Japanese food and appreciates a beautiful surroundings, Morimoto fits the bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We expected better food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Disappointing food, tables were very close together-probably will not return
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Morimoto is one of our favorite restaurants. This time it was a little off. Though the seasonal sashimi was exceptional, both entrees (steak and seabass) were salty.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LH05VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    wonderful, attentive service - loved our waiter Freddie and the bartender who could tell we were't that happy with a drink so he quickly replaced it with something else. Phenomenal food! this is our favorite celebration spot
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phoned it in
    rfgee
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was our 2nd time here, and our we won't be returning. We ordered the Omakase and our waiter asked us if we wanted the "repeater" Omakase so it would be a different assortment than the last time we were there. This may have been our naivete, but shouldn't it change frequently? Our last visit was years ago! The waiter also commented that the glass of wine I ordered was dry, and asked if that was ok. I asked for a taste; he hesitated then told us he thought he could do that. We'd just ordered over $200 of food and I was ordering a wine by the glass - shouldn't a taste be no problem?! In the end most of the courses were interesting and came out at a good pace. But it felt the whole experience was sort of phoned in and not special.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious
    10yrsandcounting
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My wife and I went for our 10 year anniversary. The staff are very accommodating as we had our own bottle of champagne. The food was absolutely amazing. We will definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow...just, wow!
    Greenmonkeystar
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Went with a friend for a bday dinner. We sat at the bar, which I strongly recommend if it's just two. We had the tasting menu and 3 different sakes. Really special meal but special costs.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MORIMOTO ROCKS!
    DebMaff
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Favorites are the Toro Tartare and the Scallop Appetizer with the foam. Brilliant presentations, my compliments to the chef!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • don't go
    MaPa0814VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Too spicy, it was supposed to be Japanese and not Mexican, food not good at all.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Eat well and have fun
    Davo
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Morimotos provided me with an exceptional meal and drinks with good value. The shrimp tempura was served in two different sauces and both were packed with flavor and cooked perfectly. The fatty tuna crudo was the perfect way to enjoy the creamy luscious texture of toro with the added bonus of flavorful and textured condiments. Service was very good with the right amount of attentiveness. The overall value of the meal was good and we left not feeling overstuffed. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • photo-worthy
    gelatoVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I am not normally one of those people who whip out their cell phones to document each course, but at Morimoto, it was necessary. Every dish is a work of art - visually and deliciously. We had the chef's choice (9 courses, $130), and loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything you'd expect
    backbayfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but very expensive
    Nappou
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food and service were absolutely incredible. Food was creative, inventive, and super tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    swede
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JunoonVIP
    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...!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Scallop is not fresh!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    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.
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  • Excelllent Restaurant!
    NYNJLADY
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.