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
532 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (324)fit for foodies (313)hot spot (195)romantic (180)good for groups (131)great for lunch (112)neighborhood gem (87)vibrant bar scene (62)notable wine list (45)late-night find (34)great for brunch (21)kid-friendly (17)scenic view (13)great for outdoor dining (12)Show More
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty!
    Norwegian
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Really tasty and goodlooking food. Exellent service. But too loud Music! It was difficult to converse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    Morimoto4theWin
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My husband and I went to Morimoto's for our anniversary and happened to catch the Restaurant Week special. What an amazing deal! Best meal ever! Impeccable service, beautiful decor and amazing food. A must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Adults Only
    mouse
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Visited Morimoto with my Family last Sunday and got the impression that our Children, ages 21, 19, and 14, were not welcome. Granted they were the only Children we saw, but the attitude of the Hostess and our Server towards them, and us, was they were not welcome.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    For second year in a row we did the tasting menu and we were all pleased to see that it changes. We loved it first time but we were ready to order off menu instead as we wanted to try something different. As last time we were not disappointed. The food was excellent, staff informative and attentive, drinks outstanding. Overall we had a memorable experience and look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    the food was delicious!! Love the Ramen!! and the dessert (forgot the name but with bananas), awesome!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    P123456789VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great food but pricey. Better than a typical Japanese place, but not worth th price jump.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute spot
    ReginaK
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It was a surprise dinner for a friend of mine. We got there a little earlier and went downstairs to the bar to get a drink. The atmosphere was really nice, very cute design with a million of bottles along the wall. You must go and see the restroom. It was so cool, seems like therewas a tunnel and pink flowers in the glass. Very fresh and good sushi but nothing extra ordinary. Deffinatly good to experience once or twice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just as I would have hoped for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    after watching the iron chef you would expect an outstanding meal and that what we got. Dinner was excellent! we ordered seared tuna that was prepared at your table in a hot stone bowl, sea bass that melted in your mouth and the duck,duck duck- Duck served 3 ways! Of coarse we started with the chefs suggested sushi plate. The bathrooms are worth a visit thats all Ill say :) the only problem we had was finding the front door- it's covered with a large canvas hanging you have to pull back to get inside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I really like foods and sweet potatochips but when I open my left over take out bag, there's no sweet potato chips, only burger. That's pretty disappointing.. except that, everything was pretty good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great service. Waitstaff was extremely helpful and courteous. Excellent food. Will be back for more.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanks for the restaurant week menu
    Jessica
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My husband and I dined at Morimoto for lunch during Restaurant Week, and we were very happy with everything we ordered. We went off menu and got the 1/2 dozen oysters, which were served three ways (one was very spicy, one with chives, and another with a mignonette). All were delicious - and the oysters were big and fresh. My husband got black cod for lunch, and I got the sushi sampler - both were served with miso soup, salad, and fresh pickles. I was stuffed by the time dessert came around, but found room to enjoy a bit of both. In my opinion, the Strawberry Shortcake was innovative and delicious. Lunch was about 2 hours long, and we sat at the sushi bar - highly recommended. Especially during Restaurant Week ($25 for 3 courses)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy women prevail
    DossieVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    It is difficult, if not impossible, to get a quiet table. Morimoto is about the only Japanese restaurant doing Restaurant Week for which it is not only affordable, but authentic and nicely presented.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Microscopic portions
    Underwhelmed
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Granted we went for restaurant week so it wasn't a money making endeavor for the restaurant...but the main lunch course was smaller than the dessert. The food was incredibly delicious but we left hungry.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    GeraVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Second time there and everything was awesome. The wine that I wanted was not in stock but, the other one we picked was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Visual and Taste Extravaganza
    10thAveStunner
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Rarely does a retaurant's design, service, and food all hit high notes for me. All four of us in our party found the restaurant to be a stunning, visual masterpiece. Don't remember a time when there were so many taste treats and not a single regret in our ordering. Hats off to the chef, designer, manager and staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EstelleVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Black cod on the restaurant week menu is juicy and tender. Everything is a bit on the salty side though. Strawberry shortcake is nicely presented, but more a parfait than a shortcake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice sample
    PatrickVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    It's hard to judge an expensive place during Restaurant Week, trying to give you a sample of what would normally be much more expensive. My sashimi was superb, but a tiny sampling of 5 kinds. The miso and salad were just so so. But the dessert was absolutely spectacular. It does seem though, even at the special bargain prices, a server could have come by after I was served to notice my tiny skinny glass of iced tea (mainly ice) was empty. It would have been nice to have it refilled -- even when I was finished with my main course before dessert, but no the glass was whisked away. I thought perhaps he was bringing it back filled, but no. End result of the lunch? Maybe I'd go back and pay two or three times as much to get more -- or not
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Starting to decline...
    mrgordon01
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Nothing last forever. This is still one of my favorite restaurants solely for the quality of the food, but the service seems to have diminished and it really brought down the experience after I was boasting to friends how much they'll like the restaurant. In the end, the food was good, but that wasn't enough for my friends to agree that this is a restaurant they would give another chance. I'm sure I'll be back, but my expectations have come down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spectacular Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My 3rd time . Food was dynamite service was dynamite. The only problem was they gave me and my party one of the worst if not worst table in the place. I was entertaining clients from outside the US and I was pretty embarrassed. On the good side table was well situated by the toilet !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    blaine
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Loved the atmosphere, the service, not to mention the food was excellent. Overall, would recommend to anybody.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Morimoto NY dinner
    Bravo2
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    My wife and I decided to try Morimoto during our recent outing to NY. Was interested about the restaurant from his presence on the original Iron Chef, where we were impressed with his skill and creativity. To start the restaurant neat part of town and discrete, actually walked by it, very low key entry. Inside, impressed with the Ambience, tan tones, clean lines, seating brings you close to other tables but not on top of each other. Now to the food. The impressions were split. When it came to the main menu items, where the creative dishes are listed we would say the food was very good. I had the Foie Gras and Oysters, was excellent. On the regular Sushi I would say I have had better and for less, this was overpriced for what we got.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and presentation were great!!!
    Natt
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We ordered the chefs choice and were pleasantly surprised to taste all the delicious dishes!! I would highly recommend the place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Snazzy but simple
    ValueSeeker
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Fancy place, but unassuming staff and delicious, healthy and beautiful dishes in the heart of Chelsea -- right by the market, the river, the Highline and the Meatpacking District! Citibike docks close by and subway 2 blocks away.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LOVE IT
    aviram
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    not our 1st time but as always a celebration of amazing tastes with great atmosphere and service . The Best
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A smash food
    Ninja
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Food is excellent and reasonably expensive. Service needs a bit of improvement. Overall a great experience! Have to try the Morimoto beers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of a kind culinary experince
    Food2share
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This is a restaurant that you never have to miss when you visit NYC like we do. If you live in NYC is the restaurant to visit any time you can.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Dktran31VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Went here with two friends on a Saturday night. We did the Morimoto Omakase ($135pp). Food was good, service was better. I would give the food 8/10 and the service 10/10. We were 20 min late for our reservation and yet they kindly accommodated us. The tuna tartare course was cool and tasty. I was not a big fan of the miso fondue dish. I loved the scallop. I wish there was a sashimi course as part of Omakase. My favorite course by far was the lobster and wagyu beef. The wagyu was cooked perfectly. There were 3 deserts! All were good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • helpful staff
    Meli
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Staff were helpful in insuring that a diner with a food allergy was accommodated. They also moved us to a more private table on a busy Saturday night in order to make our birthday celebration more pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Fabulous.
    Ralpho23
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    As an adult with a appetite for fine dining Morimoto's succeeds in every category. Not only was the service superb but eating in a restaurant known for its spectacular seafood, especially sushi and shellfish this place is a knockout. I am deathly allergic to shellfish, even a microscopic piece of shrimp or lobster would ruin my night, the server assured me that I had no worries and he offered to help me find dishes that would absolutely shellfish free and even recommended some sushi that would be very enjoyable. I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that It is quite clear why Iron chef Morimoto hardly ever loses, from appetizers to entrees, desserts to drinks everything was outstanding and the prices are right where they should be. A++++
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Loved the restaurant and the food. The bar was a little lacking in service and energy level. Service in the dining area was great and decor was nice too. would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AdamK
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Went for restaurant week lunch, and had the wonderful steak. The portions are quite large, and the restrooms are out of this world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!!
    ElenaVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I've been here twice, once for dinner with friends and recently for the restaurant week lunch. Both times the food was outstanding, also the restaurant week menu (which even in very nice restaurants it is usually average and not as good as the regular menu). I strongly recommend the bone marrow as appetizer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sensesational!
    WellfedVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    There is no question that the restaurant is under the influence of culinary genius. We tried the lunch menu for the first time during restaurant week. The food was absolutely delicious. The one issue that arose was with the waitstaff attention... one of the diners of our party has a lethal allergy to nuts, but the waitstaff served her a dessert with almonds. Luckily, the bus man that dropped the dessert mentioned the components of the dish, and we were able to avert a medical disaster, but it was a disappointing end to what would have otherwise been a completely amazing experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • More Morimoto
    Eddie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Definitely the place to visit for great food and unique decor. My favorites are the skirt steak and sushi. Oh! Be sure to have the strawberry dessert!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty2
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The reduction on the fish was a bit too salty for my taste. But overall, the food was good and I will come back again, to try something else. Service was flawless and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is IT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Friday July 24th lunch at Morimoto NYC. How good can a restaurant get? Try this food. Experience this service. Fantastic food placed before you in a beautiful motif. If you want to open a restaurant, come here first. If you run a restaurant, come here to improve your place. As my son said as we finished "Dad, we don't have to go any place else. This is IT". After Delmonico's, Gramercy Tavern, and Petrossian (all great meals), it still held true. This is IT. It didn't hurt that it was $25 for NYC 2014 Summer Restaurant Week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate