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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
  • "Outstanding and imaginative dishes, expertly prepared and with exceptional service."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Food was either too sweet or salty. I've had better."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I went for my Birthday with my girlfriend and my two teenage children. We loved the vibe of the restaurant, once they happily moved us from the front room. The service and food quality and presentation of the food was excellent. It was expensive so plan on dropping some serious coin."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I enjoyed our entire experience. The fish was fresh and creatively prepared (Sashimi appetizer and the Sea Bass). The Saki was smooth and complimented the food well. My vegetarian dining companion was accommodated with changes to dishes to provide her more choices- and we both loved the tofu appetizer, which is prepared table-side. Dessert was interesting and delicious! (we had the monkey bread & a hazelnut cake- both came with unique ice cream and were a great end to our meals) Importantly, our waiter was fun, helpful, and attentive. We were never rushed to eat our food- our dinner lasted a leisurely and entertaining 3 hours. This is a dining experience- not just a meal- and it was an experience I very much enjoyed."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Very energetic atmosphere with great food. Very good service as well. Have never had a bad experience here."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Our food was very good, and interesting. One member of our party is gluten-free and there was a miscommunication between the server and the kitchen on one of his choices, but it got sorted out. Another member of our group was in a wheelchair, and the restaurant was very accommodating. When I booked the reservation through Open Table, I put that in the reservation book, and the restaurant did take note; for those of you who wonder if the restaurant reads those notes -- this one did."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "First time here so we ordered the omakase as recommended which was good but the main course was a bit disappointing the waygu was only a thin slice and lobster was still in its shell (not a fan of that, especially a place at this level) they tasted good but not as great as I imagined. The best part of the main was the potatoes that the waygu sat on, sweet savory and soft absolutely delicious. Everything else was superb, the scallop, the hamachi and sushi all really good. I would recommend doing only sushi and sashimi in place of the main course (but I do want to try the duck duck duck)"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "5 stars. ........................................."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "It is a real dining experience. If you like Japanese food, this is worth the splurge. It is a step above. The fish is as fresh as can be. The variety is there. The wait staff was so helpful. I highly recommend trying it."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Started with server. Asked what sushi was good. Of course he said it was all good. Sat at counter, had no contact with the sushi chef (that's what sitting at the counter is all about) and was served mediocre fish. Warm dishes were fine."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Excellent dining experience, as always. Morimoto never fails to deliver. Fantastic for dates, anniversaries, and other special occasions. And Anna is simply the best host ever."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Reservation made through open table for 10:45. Initially offered seating in the back of the restaurant. We asked for a different table and were provided a better seating. First waiter went off duty after taking our order without letting us know. Our light dinner took over an hour to be served and the restaurant was not that busy. Our new waiter was not around much and not very attentive. We ordered a bottle of wine and the wrong bottle was brought to the table. We had amazing service a few months earlier but after this weekend would probably not go back when there are so many great places to go."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food and ambiance were amazing. All it's hyped up to be. Our service was average. I would have expected much better from such an expensive restaurant. Our server took about 5 minutes to cork and pour our proseco - to the point it was uncomfortable. They cleared my friend's salad plate but not mine. I had to ask for it to be cleared even though it was clearly set aside. And when they brought the bottle of soy sauce for our main course, there were 3 drops left in the bottle. We sat for several minutes with our entrees already served waiting to flag someone down to ask for more soy sauce. Small complaints, not worth mentioning to a manager, but I expected better from a place with $30-60+ entrees."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We came from out of town for our anniversary diner. Food was good but did not exceed our expectation. We found it to be very pricy."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Morimoto is wonderful. The food is amazing, service is great!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Morimoto's never fails to please. I had the Chef's choice in Philadelphia and was blown away. Decided to check out the New York location and ordered items off the menu. I had the uni and bone marrow for appetizers... and the Duck, Duck, Duck for the entree. Everything was outstanding. The uni was fresh and the duck succulent."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We almost passed on Morimoto because of some of the reviews (who writes these things?) but glad we didn't. It was definitely worth every penny. The food was amazing (beef carpaccio, seasonal sashimi, deconstructed tiramisu and more). The wine list was a nice mix of everyday and special occasion bottles. Definitely hit the 20 year tawny port with dessert - well worth the splurge."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Had a great experience. Food was awesome. Loved the sea bass, halibut and the filet. The banana bread dessert was killer."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "This was the greatest dinner, from start to finish. We shared the Rock Shrimp Tempura appetizer, then had 3 different entrees for main course - all of them delicious: halibut with black bean sauce, surf and turf and seafood toban yaki. We usually share a dessert, but they sounded so good we each ended up getting one: the apple bread pudding, mori-monkey bread and the matcha tiramisu - again all delicious. The atmosphere is great, too...and the wait staff very efficient. Even the bathrooms are something you need to see. Yes it's expensive, but it's well worth it. We will definitely go here again next time we're in New York. Definitely the best meal we've had in a very long time."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "This is a restaurant for nice, comfortable, casual evening (though not cheap) in the city. We took a few recommendations from our server who was very good with the menu details and very accommodating. The food was really good - met my level of expectations. But honestly the one item that really surprised me was his famous Iron Chef soup. This is a must-have while you are there, but the bowl is for sharing. It is really good and was more than two of us needed. I would recommend it!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I've been to Morimoto NYC for dinner twice. Both times the ambiance, service, and food were flawless. The meal was presented beautifully and was prepared with a high level of culinary excellence. The atmosphere is chic without being intimidating. I highly recommend this venue for a special night out."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "good as always!!!! my favorite restaurant!!!!! I just love it!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was our second time at Morimoto, and the food was excellent, especially the bone marrow and tofu served table side. Service was friendly and not rushed."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Nice ambience,went there to celebrate my birthday and they made it special! The food is very good!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Nice space, but the food was lackluster and overpriced for what you get. With so many fantastic restaurants in NYC...try another."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The raw scallop appetizer was so delicious and also beautiful - looked like a work of art. All of the sushi was fresh and delicious and the service was great. Expensive, but worth it for NYC."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Amazing doesn't begin to describe my experience. I sat at the sushi bar and got to watch as they prepared my lunch. It was, by far, the best sushi I have ever had. The service was prompt and very professional. I wish I could give it more stars"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We were excited to be there because of our previous experience at Morimoto's Napa restaurant. This place had a very different feel and was less 'hands on' so to speak. A few times, we wondered where our waiter was. We had long gaps between food arrival and waiting for glassware, dessert etc... it was a bit of a disappointment. The food was good as always, but the service lag really affected our overall meal. I'd hesitate to go back."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience and would recommend a visit if you love creative food. You must also visit the ladies bathroom downstairs while you are there. It's beautiful."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I Guess that a bill worth $500 (party of two, + some order to go) was not good enough to earn a good service. We spent a full hour waiting for a tuna pizza + sashimi to-go, and when it finally arrived, they didn't bother to place napkins, soy, anything in the bag…."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Unfortunately my husband meal had a hair in it and ruined the rest of the evening."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "When you visit a restaurant titled with the name of an Iron Chef, you expect the highest of standards. Morimoto did not disappoint. All I can say is to make sure you add this to your list of must try restaurants in NYC."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Our group ordered the Omakase and the food was excellent. Great presentation and great food. The timing of the food was excellent and absolutely well timed. Although 7 course do not seem like much, it was a great tasting of several dishes. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Trendy and a bit expensive but you pay for outstanding cuisine. We enjoyed our experience and lived up to expectation."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "disappointing meal at typical great spot. The sushi was ust not up to the usual standards"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food is really good. Fresh, broad alternatives. Strongly recommend the chef's menu. Ambience is also quite noteworthy."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The food has always been near flawless, but lately the service has been on par with food (read: amazing/perfect). I frankly think they are losing money on the omakase. Anyway, it's fun to go to a restaurant who is getting everything right."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I am an F&B manager for a boutique hotel in Costa Rica and this past trip to NYC was specifically designed around food. I went to other NYC restaurants, unfortunately I found Morimoto to be just OK. I asked for the sushi selection at lunch and although the plating and execution of the sushi was flawless, the fish was not the freshest. I decided not to ask for anything else after that. I paid a total of $57 for not so fresh fish... not a good thing."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Beautiful presentation and even the simple spicy salmon maki, was so tasty. The toro tartare is a must!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The curse of the celebrity chef is that everyone goes in expecting the world. It this case it full delivered. For an appatizer we ordered the diver scallop carpaccio and two sushi roll. Both were 5 star. For mains we had the black cod in soy reduction and my wife had he surf and turf. Wonderful on all counts. Dessert was green tea bread pudding, another hit. Both service and atmospher were subperb"
    Dined on 6/22/2014