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
523 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 (317)fit for foodies (306)hot spot (188)romantic (178)good for groups (132)great for lunch (112)neighborhood gem (84)vibrant bar scene (59)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
  • Excellent food
    Newdiner
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moritmoto Yummy!
    TheDiningDivaVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Everythig we ordered was deicious. Restaurant Week menu very good! Loved the sushi and shrmp. Will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Memorable cuisine and setting
    blgw
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Buenísimo
    SantinoVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Cada vez que estoy en Nueva York la parada obligada es Morimoto. Excelente comida y servicio.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience!!!
    dtng06
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    tpsoinosVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you Restaurant Week!
    foodiesVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative, perfect prep & display!
    Nick
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week Must!!!
    love2eat
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So disappointed
    Yuri
    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.".
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    It was incredible, the location is good. The place has a good vibe; I loved the chairs. The only was the waiter was exactly giving us a lot of the attention; we even had to call in for more water. But the food is worth it! incredible delicious
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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  • good service
    thw1
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tariq
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glow
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    All that we had eagerly anticipated--and more! In a word or three, quintessential dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Sushi Meal
    freeeza1
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Excellent food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good as I'd heard it was
    E83rdSt
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow
    stevelena
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was great, however their service was awful. I had to wait 20 minutes for my dessert.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • excellent sashimi
    raymond67
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Nice Japanese restaurant. Fresh sashimi and sushi.
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    romantic
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  • Perfection, every time
    CarolynVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Miffy
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Very disappointed with my lunch. Sashimi were not fresh and were super tiny pieces.
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  • Great toasted
    fotofemme
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Delicious and great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!
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    special occasion, hot spot
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  • Experience during restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice here
    Shirleyhe42
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great meal
    FoodieVIP
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Excellent
    krypt0rg
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    this is my new found fav in NYC. Best sushi i've ever had.
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    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • IMPERATRIX
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Very trendy...noisy...not a relaxing atmosphere even though our lunch was at 2:00....I can just imagine the noise level at dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOT a step above the rest
    2hungry
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment!
    JJny
    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!
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  • raregroove
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Wonderful meal. We will be coming back for my son's graduation dinner.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    FoodieChris
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected much more
    Avoid
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    First of all the wait time is way tooo long. We had to wait 30 min for a desert. Second, waiters misdelivered our order to a neighboring table.
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  • Nice splurge for special occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Double date with friends of ours, and we all went for the Omakase. Tartare course was incredible, my favorite by far. Sushi was very good, other courses tasty. Dessert came in 3 mini courses, a palette cleanser which was light and tasty, a raspberry tiramisu which was had a really nice balance of flavors. The table was disappointed in the last mochi piece which left a bit of a bitter taste. Would return for a special occasion but probably not often for the $800 tab.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trendy & Tasty
    foodiegal
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Went for the first time for Tuesday dinner. Beautiful place, a bit loud for conversation though. Beef carpaccio was very nice. We didn't get the tuna tartare but the presentation of that on other tables looked amazing. Tried the geoduck clam sashimi (seasonal special) since that was on my bucket list of things to try. It was crunchy and fresh as opposed to chewy like I thought. The black cod entree was delicious but too salty. The yellowtail buri bop in a hot pot was fun to see prepared tableside, but wasn't the most dynamic dish. The side order of pea shoots was quite generous but also very salty. The two specialty cocktails (their takeoff on a french 77 and the sesame drink) were delicious. Be sure to check out the bathroom stalls too!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Tasty!
    Norwegian
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Really tasty and goodlooking food. Exellent service. But too loud Music! It was difficult to converse.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yikes
    MindyB
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I know it is Restaurant Week, but the service was awful. The waitress cleared my friends dish while I still ate. Then someone brought over dessert again while I was still eating. In the end the manager apologized and comped lunch, but I've gotten better service at places far less nice than Morimoto.
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  • Happy patron
    Foodlover
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Came here with family during restaurant week. The beef was delicious and the sushi and sashimi was so fresh. However, the cod fish is so tiny. Both the strawberry shortcake and the coffee ice-cream were great desserts. Nice decor too. Overall, we had a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet