Twice in one weekThis was our second visit during our stay at Waikiki and everything was perfect. Be sure to try the tableside tofu. We had the opportunity to watch Chef Morimoto create sushi in person. What a treat.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMorimoto ExperienceIt was Mother's Day that we had dinner at Morimoto's. We had a cocktail outside around the fire place first. Ryan was our waiter (my favorite person there). He told us Chef Morimoto was in the restaurant. We asked for a good table so we could see him. Not only did we get the best table, we also took a photo with him. Awesome evening!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother fantastic mealWe decided to celebrate my graduation at Morimoto Waikiki with the omakase selection. The service was flawless, the food was beautiful and delicious, and the atmosphere was extremely enjoyable. They also honored a special request for a fish-only course selection. My dessert even had "congratulations" spelled out in chocolate, since I was still wearing my graduation gown due to our tight schedule. Thank you for another fantastic meal!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectOn our first visit to Oahu (our honeymoon), one of the items on our wish list was visiting Morimoto's. We were not disappointed. We started off with an assortment of perfectly made sushi. The Angry Chicken was to die for. The flavors combined with a little bit of heat created the need for another bite, and another, etc. Is cleaning the bones considered unlady-like? I hope no one was watching! Finger licking delicious. My spouse had the pork loin chop special. The meat was so tender it almost melted as you cut it. He did apologise to me for saying that this was the best food he had ever eaten. I have to agree. Thank you.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat serviceThe server was incredible. She had an immense amount of knowledge about wine and the various menu items. The spicy king crab was my favorite. Must admit that I did not think it was over the top regarding food. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA Must-Do in HonoluluThis restaurant is always on our "short list" for a great place to take visitors. We recommend trying it on a week night because on weekends, a "trendy crowd" fills up the bar and the restaurant. On Mondays, Tuesdays, we've had excellent table, food and service. We're very happy that they take the time to read and honor special requests that we've input to Open Table. The view of the marina is lovely. There are plenty of outdoor tables and well worth the wait if necessary. The food is very good and very nicely presented and the wine list is fine.
If you do go on Friday night and get an outdoor table, there's an extra bonus with the view of the fireworks from the Hilton Hotel.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall a very nice restaurantOverall a very nice restaurant with attentive staff and some unique dishes. Noise level a bit much since there is nothing there to help absorb sound. Food was very good with 1 exception, the chirashi was not what I'm used to and looked like leftovers from sashimi preparation.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMService is always TOP NOTCH.Service is always TOP NOTCH. Our server Joshua, what an amazing service.
Food is the same and I thought the iron chef is filled with new and exciting recipes. I have been coming to this restaurant since it was first open back in 2010. I was here one night when morimoto threw a plate of some sort across the kitchen. Since then no one in my family had return, until now.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome lunchGreat food with great service! Servings were generous and the staff was very helpful.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was so outstanding!Our waiter was so outstanding! When he realized that they had run out of the sauce that I had asked for he ran to the hotel and got more. That's really going the extra mile.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWorthy of all the hype!My husband and came here to celebrate his birthday on the recommendation of a friend. We started with 3 of the appetizers, moved on to a maki roll, and finished with the small sashimi platter. The appetizers were absolutely original and perfectly seasoned. The maki roll was delicious and the sashimi clean, cold and fresh. Everything was served in the most beautiful artistic manner and the service was outstanding. We didn't know when we would stop eating taking it one dish at a time but the staff never seemed the least bit hurried or impatient, they were very knowledgable and very gracious throughout our 2 hour stay. Pricing was surprisingly reasonable. We highly recommend Morimoto's!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic.... we had the chefsFantastic.... we had the chefs tasting menu....7 courses and each one exceptional.. service was over the top without being stuffy.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMProposal diner celebrationMorimoto restaurant has been really professional and knew how to bring a sense of romance for our proposal day. We had extra care in the service, special dessert, and excellent food as usual. This wad not our first diner or lunch and won't be our last.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticThe service was great and te food was fantastic! I would defiantly recommend it for anyone looking for a really nice meal.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMwe had a very romantic dinnerwe had a very romantic dinner at morimoto. Food was excellent. Especially, tataki carpatio was the first time to eat such a delicious dish.
We want to visit again. Thank you4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, service impeccableGreat food, service impeccable but you will pay high price.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Very Best!!!Just Fantastic! Everything was perfect. Amazing food obviously and great service from Ayumi.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food at Morimotos mirrorsThe food at Morimotos mirrors his food at Nobu. Some dishes sound more decadent than they actually are. However, overall a very enjoyable meal and some great cocktails4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGluten Free GreatnessOur waiter, Joshua, was incredible! My significant other is celiac (can't eat gluten) and Joshua was so helpful and guided us through the menu and made recommendations. We'd definitely go back.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a gem! We went thereWhat a gem! We went there for breakfast and were treated like kings! The food was perfection! I had the Mori-loco, fantastic4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a fabulous time at thisI had a fabulous time at this restaurant - Went with one of my girlfriends. It's a great place to go with friends or a date, for a special occasion or just a fancy dinner. The service was wonderful, our serving team was very attentive and did very good explaining the menu.
Personally I'm not the biggest fan of the view - I don't like a view of boat masts, I would much prefer a beach or straight ocean. That being said, the inside restaurant view is great too!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Seafood was fresh,.Great food. Seafood was fresh,. Chawanmushi was the best I've had.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food and serviceWe always get great service here. The food is incredible. I recommend the Wagyu Carpaccio. For dessert, the Chocolate Peanut Bombe is awesome.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my wife for her BirthdayI took my wife for her Birthday and it was awesome! I had made a reservation, however it was surprisingly slow. We had no wait, were seated immediatly, promptly served and well taken care of. The food was expensive, however it was also delicious. Do not go here if you are being froogle. You pay for what you get, but the portions are not overly large.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe LOVED Morimoto in HonoluluWe LOVED Morimoto in Honolulu at the Modern Honolulu Hotel! The food was out of this world and the service impeccable!!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMorimoto OmakaseWe chose the omakase menu.It was the best Western/Japanese fusion meal that we've ever had. If you're looking for truly authentic omakase this isn't the place, but if you're into fusion it's a great choice.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOur service was amazing fromOur service was amazing from the moment we walked through the door. We have dined her before with our friends and we did a review for Yelp as well. This time, the food was even better and we got full just off the appetizers. Crab meat was to die for. The Morimoto beer list is a definite must, and the steak (even though famous for sushi) melts like butter! You won't be disappointed and remember, Morimoto has many restaurants so you may or may not see him working in the kitchen.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nicely done food, greatVery nicely done food, great atmosphere on an open air terrace and attentive service. Probably the best sashimi I have ever had, including Tokyo.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMNot enough food for very expensiveNot enough food for very expensive price. Left hungry.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat selection on menu andGreat selection on menu and evening specials are also a treat! We dined early and the crowds filled in around us! Excellent food, presentation, service and atmosphere. Servers helped translate menu selections for our "guests", and were most knowledgeable about the menu!
This was second time at Morimoto's and we plan to return again during next year's visit!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEach staff member that servedEach staff member that served us was very knowledgable of the cuisine, clearly and professionally explained each dish (we ordered the omakase - sampling menu) and served with aloha. Exceptional service.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed a wonderful dinner,Enjoyed a wonderful dinner, the service was excellent & the majority of the food was outstanding. The only part that didn't meet expectations was the sushi - it was nothing special and a bit overpriced compared to other places I have been of similar caliber.
We designed a multi-course dinner for our group of 4 so we could share a few dishes including appetizers, sushi, main course, & dessert. Unfortunately some of the dishes were not really designed for sharing, but we managed. Our server was gracious and happily answered our questions and made suggestions to help guide our selections.
Overall a good choice for our "fancy" dinner while in Honolulu.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBoth the food and serviceBoth the food and service were excellent which made for a wonderful experience. The manager of the restaurant went above and beyond. She was friendly and understanding when I forgot my credit cards at home. The one card company I could get in touch with told her I had $100,000 worth of credit, but without my card they couldn't help me out. I showed her my driver's license and my business card, but she still had to make a leap of faith. I of course paid her and her restaurant within 20 minutes of leaving. Her positive attitude and professionalism changed my attitude about Morimoto's from being a good place to eat to being the only place I would recommend for quality upscale Japaneese food in Hawaii.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a wonderful experienceI had a wonderful experience here during lunch. The servers were patient, knowledgable, accommodating, and friendly. The food was spectacular and I would definitely recommend the restaurant to others in the future.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!!!Absolutely fantastic from beginning to end!!! Definitely will be back!!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWorld Class Rest. Highly Recommend!World class Japanese Dining!
Truly the best Japanese Restaurant in Oahu!
Every category 5 stars! You can't miss this restaurant!
Chicken Ramen Soup4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMTried the omakase and it wasTried the omakase and it was delicious... Totally satisfied and well worth the price.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service and food.Excellent service and food. Portions small for price.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was simply brilliantThe food was simply brilliant and our waitress was very knowledgable about the food and pairings.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMsalads were excellent. sushisalads were excellent. sushi was above average. service was excellent. perhaps we had higher expectations with an iron chef on-site supervising in the kitchen. beautiful restaurant. poor acoustics. incessant beat of dance music in the background made conversation somewhat more difficult than it needed to be.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMNice place for a celebratoryNice place for a celebratory lunch. Our group had the attention and and knowledge of our waiter and the dishes were great.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe recently dined at Morimoto'sWe recently dined at Morimoto's to celebrate my birthday. From the very beginning, our server, Ryan, was the best! He was very attentive to our needs, but not so much that we would consider "stalking". We had an issue with our first appetizer being cold in the middle, and from what seemed out of nowhere, he came in to correct the problem immediately with no hesitation and no questions asked. We appreciated the fact that he made us feel as if he wanted us to enjoy our dining experience. He checked on us during each course to make sure it was to our satisfaction and we appreciated how he cared about his service to us. We would definitely dine there again and will recommend Morimoto's to everyone we know!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMImpressed with the freshnessImpressed with the freshness and quality of the seafood.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe sashimi was excellent.The sashimi was excellent. Presentation was creative, but I did expect more unusual flavors and combinations for an Iron Chef. But, we enjoyed the meal and great service nonetheless.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been there several timesI've been there several times with my wife. The food is incredible. However, don't go there expecting large portions. Service is always exceptional. The Wagyu Carpaccio is amazing! All steaks are served with a Maui Onion Jus that is very tasty. The Chocolate Peanut Bombe for dessert is also amazing! For beer, I recommend the Morimoto Hazelnut. Also try the Morimoto Sake Moriawase (sake sampler).3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I chose toMy husband and I chose to celebrate our wedding Anniversry at Morimoto's. We are from the Big Island where we don't have many restaurants such as Morimoto's. We were very pleased with the top notch service as well as the outstanding and memorable food. We will definately be back. We would like to bring our boys (ages 13 and 10) and would appreciate a menu tailored for a younger palate. Thank you!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have had lunch here twiceWe have had lunch here twice and dinner once. The service and food are exceptional. We had the chef's tasting menu for dinner. Really good!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved everything aboutWe loved everything about the meal. It was fun to see in the kitchen as we waited for an outside table. Pre dinner drinks we very good - very unusual and tasty Mai Tai. The entire wait staff made us feel welcome. The presentation of the food, from sushi to the main course and right through desert, was beautiful and the description of what we were about to eat as the dishes were served just enhanced the whole dinner experience. Cant wait to go back...3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's now worth going for lunch!We dine at Mortimoto's from time to time for lunch and dinner and were pleasantly surprised by a change in the lunch menu ... the dinner menu was always "to die for" but the lunch menu left me wanting for something more.
They now offer sets for lunch and this proved to be great! My wife had the braised cod and I had the sashimi / sushi / tempura combo along with a flight of sake. Everything was excellent! Highly recommended for both lunch and dinner!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my wife here for herI took my wife here for her 32 bday St. Patricks Day and it was awesome. It was our first time. We see Chef Morimoto on Iron Chef and we really admire his cooking skills and wanted to experience it. The staff was very friendly and our waiter was awesome. Food was delicious. I just think the website needs to be updated. I was looking forward for some lamb chops, but instead I got the braised lamb shank, which is good also.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM