1. Bar was upstairs in a closed1. Bar was upstairs in a closed in space....like an escape pod.
Bar staff were nice but inexperience.
2. Waiter was great but his order station was right on top of our table.
3. Appetizers and entree portions were really big for an upscale place.
Great flavor also...
4. Overall it was very good and i will return.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFun AtmosphereVery modern restaurant. Server was outstanding. I do not like sushi much but they had other options & the food was very good.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAMAZING!The whole Morimoto experience was amazing! We went for our 10-year anniversary and had the tasting menu along with an assortment of cocktails. The food and service were wonderful. Cannot wait to go back!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMbest meal in a long timefood, service, space - all outstanding. we were just visiting, otherwise we'd be regulars here6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA truly special experienceMorimoto was first on the list of places we wanted to go on our first trip to Philly in quite a while. And it did not disappoint. The setting is spectacular, modern, but comfortable. Signature cocktails for $7 were an amazing value. We did the 10 course Omakase chef's choice tasting menu. While expensive, all of the dishes were spectacular both in terms of artistry and taste. Every dish was a special experience. The wine list is reasonably priced for such a high end restaurant. The service is very friendly and professional. While this restaurant runs like a Swiss watch, it is still very comfortable, and leisurely paced. Very expensive but well worth it. Perhaps the best restaurant experience ever for us6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific food and experience,Terrific food and experience, would only knock for undersized portions and oversized prices.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat sushiWould definitely recommend....outstanding sushi. "8 spice" lobster tasted more like lobster rubbed with too much chili powder. Would not recommend that dish.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMKobe Beef Bop to Brag AboutClean, crisp, cozy, and elegant dining with friendly, smart service and a Kobe Beef Bop to brag about--Morimoto's experience is a must. There is an extensive wine, beer, and cocktail list with pocket friendly price ranges. The sushi is a must have. The hot and cold appetizer list along with desert menu rounds out your dining experience in a romantic, modern lit environment with aesthetically pleasing, yet modest, design. Great for two, four, six, or even a gang--with private room of course!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat serviceThe place had a coolness about it, from the wooden ceiling paneling to the modern furniture. Service was excellent - waiter rushed our food since we were on a time crunch, checked up on us, and was very informed about each fish on the menu. I had the yellow fish Bo bim bop (ishar bop I think), delicious, although some pieces were slightly more medium than medium rare. Friend had the sushi, she would not recommend getting sushi here. Expensive but I recommend people try it at least once.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWhere's the Iron Chef touch?The dining space is modren and beautiful. The server was very attentive and friendly. The sushi chefs were skilled and friendly. But I couldn't find the Iron Chef touch. Sure, the sashimi sampler app was delicious. But when I asked for Morimoto's specialty, the server was dumbfounded. I wanted something inventive to separate this resturant from any sushi resturant, and it wasn't there. The food is fresh and tasty, but at this price, I want creativity too.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMyum!Food was more classic in Philly, with less gastronomy than the NYC location, but everything was equally delicious! My husband and I both got the omakase, one at the 120 and one at the 150 price pts. The ingredients were a bit different but the preparation and tastes of the dishes were the same. For example, the 120 price steak dish came with kobe from Idaho and a sashimi salad with microgreens, while the 150 price steak came with kobe imported from japan and a full sashimi plate. Both were worth the price as we did notice the difference in the quality of ingredients. We also had a carafe of sake which was insanely good. Great food, great service and definitely enough on the menu that I would want to come back and enjoy an a la carte meal.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Dining ExperienceFriendly and helpful staff. Food was delicious. The steak was the best I ever had. Will definitely be going back.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply the best food everMorimoto is an amazing restaurant. Pride in being well-traveled and experiencing the best in restaurants.....this was my most memorable food experience ever. I'm still dreaming of the black cod. OMG..... Even the things you think are garnishing are tasty. I already made another reservation in 2 weeks6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!My wife and I along with our two children were visiting the city as part of my daughters 16th Birthday weekend. We stayed on 7th street at the Omni and had reservations for 8 o'clock. We arrived at 8 and were seated promptly. Our dinner was a three hour food festival! From the Kobe beef rice bowl cooked table side to the Duck, Duck, Duck to the special that evening, Chilean Sea Bass. The Bass gave me chills! I had the Omakase, an eight course chef creation! Every course was small but packed with huge flavors! We have dined in many places and it is definately rates high on the list.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome experience!We did one of the tasting and it was great,! Every course we had was prepared well, very fresh and delicious. The tasting is a great way to try a little bit of everything when you are unsure what to get. The service was great too, our waitress knew the menu inside and out and gave suggestions on what was good. It was definitely an Iron chef experience and I would go back again in the future.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMexplosion of flavorsI'm a foodie and for some people a bit picky. To complete that I'm french, and didn't have the pleasure to eat in an excellent restaurant in the US. Oh, sorry, that was before I went to Morimoto.
I wanted to try something new. My wife convince me to try this restaurant after she eared about Chef Morimoto. I'm not using chef as the simple name of a cook, but for someone who can transcend ingredient into a delightful meal with explosions of flavors and a flawless presentation.
"Morimoto Omasake" menu is completely worth it, next time I'm wondering if I'll take the wine or beverage pairing.
I hope we will be back in Philadelphia soon enough and go there again.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and drinks andGreat food and drinks and we liked how the restaurant acknowledged the special occasion mentioned within our OpenTable reservation. Our server Josh was very underwhelming...lacked personality and energy.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways amazingAs usual the service was the best of any restaurant we have ever been to, and the food was outstanding. Ambience was nice and we can't wait to go back. Never disappoints.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceeverything was wonderful, from the drinks to the food, to the service....not a single complaint!
Great place to spend an evening.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMPricey but suculent diningMorimoto is a once-in-a-while pleasure. We had a delicious range of sushi plus raw oysters on the half-shell, rich miso soup with generous amounts of tofu, and oxtail dumplings that were unique, flavorful and melt in your mouth. The cocktails are creative and live up to their descriptions. The ultra-modern glowing furnishing are fun and cool in the dark restaurant, though the large phallic electric candles attached to the middle of the tables get in the way of a truly joint enjoyment of the experience on a romantic occasion. A great place to go when you crave an ultra-cool Japanese dining experience, especially if you might appreciate their unusual variety of highest quality raw seafood.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMawesome!great to go for happy hour and then downstairs for dinner! very yummy and great service.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMloved it!It was an amazing experience! We will definitely be returning.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMcelebrationWe celebrated my son's 20th birthday and were very happy with the overall experience.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing. Best ever. If youAmazing. Best ever. If you want to experience mindful eating where each of your senses are stimulated, this is the place to go5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMMorimoto PhillyI enjoyed it. Sat at the counter, which is a lot of fun. I recommend the various chefs tastings on the menu, we did. Ben was a great waiter. He understood my palate. I don't care for dessert so he gave me sashimi macherel. I was in heaven!!!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMSubtle yet complex flavors,Subtle yet complex flavors, thoroughly enjoyed the meal.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMTop 2 EverI've eaten at a lot of restaurants, including Michelin 3 stars. This was one of my top 2 culinary experiences ever. And the other one was the first time I ate at Morimoto. I worried that the second visit would be a letdown, but I needn't have. The omakase menu, paired with the beverage omakase was out of this world good. I will go every time I return to Philadelphia.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent fine cuisineTook my wife and our best friends to Morimoto to celebrate my wife's graduation. Very impressed with the decor and atmosphere of Morimoto. Our waiter was very professional and knowledgeable. Me and my wife had the chefs tasting the $120 version with the $65 wine/$ sake pairing. Unbelievable array of raw and cooked delicacies. Everything was beautifully displayed and the taste was beyond my wildest expectations. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are a of Japanese food or love fine dining. Will be back, each chef tasting gets more complex each time you go.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA great night out!Had a craving for sushi and this definitely satisfied it. It's a little expensive, but here, you definitely get what you pay for. Servers and sushi Chefs were extremely informed and friendly. My girlfriend was thoroughly impressed by the atmosphere and moreover, the delicious, authentic sushi.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experience!I celebrated my 50th birthday with close friends and had the time of my life! The restaurant's decor is modern and sophisticated and the cuisine was exceptional!!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the this placeLet me start by saying the good is delicious but some of the presentation of the food wasn't pleasant to look at. But overall great place to dine.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA Philadelphia StandardAlways an excellent experience with flavorful unique and interesting Martinis, outstanding main course and finished with the Chocolate de creme.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMDare to taste!My husband and I recently visited for our 5th wedding anniversary. My husband is far mor courageous than I when it comes to dining! He dared me to try the oysters with fois gras and uni... And it was the most delicious meal item all night! If you are going to expand your horizons than this is the place to do it. If you truly don't like something you'll know that it's not for you but it will have been well made. I loved my pear elderflower cocktail! Our waiter was superb and relaxed and they sent us a little congratulatory sorbet when we were to full to order dessert so that we could blow out a candle and celebrate. I recommend this place for young people and it is not kid friendly... It's noisy and club like! (In the best way)5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingI took my husband for his birthday and we were very pleased with the overall experience. Any trip we make to Philly will include a dinner at Morimoto! The Chef's Choice Menu is well worth the money. The food was amazing the service was superior, they even included a sparkling wine with sorbet as a celebratory drink. Everyone must experience this restaurant.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectGreeted by friendly hostesses. We ordered Saki from the extensive selection on the Saki menu while we waited for our party. We looked down at the restaurant below thru an organically shaped oval opening that mimicked the theme of the retaurant. The bamboo curved up from the floors to the walls and across the ceiling so that the room had no beginning or end. The tables and booth dividers were acrylic with neon lighting. The colors of the lighting gradually changed throughout the meal creating a living ambiance. The Sashimi was perpared to perfection. We all sampled the signature drink - Morimoto Martini, which was delicious. Each entree was prepared with attention to every detail. The harmony of flavors was delightful. Umai!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceThe food was outstanding, our waitress was extremely knowledgable about the ingredients and entrees and the portions were more than we expected! Our nine year old son said it was the best Asian food ever!! We will be back in the future!!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI have eaten at morimotosI have eaten at morimotos many times. Food is generally great. Service our last visit was subdued at discrete. Very nice. I find it sometimes too hurried. Great dining should never be force fed but some blend of American speed but European reserve. We were to have dinner at 9:15 but our plane was late. I asked to slide until 10:00 and we were told it would be 10:15. We arrived at 9:45 and were seated immediately and almost no one came in after us. I have never understood why restaurants feel that need.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner in styleAs the place is designed in classy Japanese style it feels immediately good if you have people I vited or just a suprise dinner with your girlfriend / boyfriend.
The food is really top and delicious. A great contrast with our dinner in the RAW...
Service was correct and friendly but our botlle wine came a little bit late...
Conclusion: I would like to have my dinner every day in Morimoto :-)5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeMy Husband and I are trying to visit each Iron Chef's Restaurant, We have been to Michael Simon's Lola in OH. Morimoto's was a wonderful experience and a true treasure to have in PA. Thanks5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat expreienceThe dining was very good. The prepared meal was what I expected. They did get my order slightly wrong, but caught it themselves and offered extra for it. It wasn't that big a mistake, so I appreciated the attention to it very much.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect serviceI am tempted to say that there is no where else in Philly with service like this. We were stuck on 76 trying to get to Morimoto for our reservation and could not get there. I called from the road and let them know i was running late. We had a table waiting for us and the wait staff treated us like royalty.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBucket List Type ExperienceThe 8 course Omakase was definitely an experience that I won't forget. What really wowed me was that sushi was only in 1 course overall and I'd have to say that one was the most forgettable of the 8. All the other ones made you think about food in a different way from what you're used to and really explore the culinary masterpieces of Japanese cooking and preparation. Of course this food was influenced my other cultures as well, but the main focus is obviously Japan.
Of all the courses, I will always remember the grill lobster. It was the most flavorful and tender lobster I have ever had. When you come here, be sure to try the Omakase. Sure, it's expensive, but it's worth it for the experience.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBucket listMorimoto's has been on my restaurant "bucket list forever and I was not dissappointed!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Date SpotMy date and I really enjoyed how knowledgeable the staff was about the food and specials.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious dinner!!!! RockDelicious dinner!!!! Rock shrimp was delicious as well as the sushi. Very good service. Alix Bell, the manager made our night!!!!!!! Thank you for a wonderful evening.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply amazing. The food wasSimply amazing. The food was incredible and the staff was knowledgeable about every aspect. All in all it was a flawless dining experience worth every penny.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAMAZING!!Morimoto is my and my boyfriend's favorite restaurant! Ever since I took him here for his birthday in 2011, we've been going back every chance we get. The service is always top notch and the food is AMAZING! I recommend this place to everyone!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHad the omokase. Great choice,Had the omokase. Great choice, tasting of many items. Service wonderful!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious, and an excellentDelicious, and an excellent view (with less noise) from the sushi bar.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBest sushi you will ever eat!This was one of the best experiences I've had. It was my first time here and I wasn't the least bit disappointed. The food is amazing as well as the service.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AM