Morimoto - Maui

4.4
1760 reviews
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Morimoto's contemporary Japanese menu infuses traditional dishes with Western ingredients and preparation techniques. His seasonal and ever-changing selection of raw fish preparations will feature the freshest seafood available as well as locally grown fruits and vegetables from supporting farmers. Morimoto's signature offerings include Toro Tartare, presented in a shallow wooden tray with condiments including crème fraîche, wasabi, avocado, nori paste, chives, crispy rice, and dashi-soy. Tuna Pizza made with raw tuna, anchovy aioli, and jalapeno; Morimoto Sashimi, a terrine of seared Toro, smoked salmon, barbequed eel, tuna and Hamachi served with five different sauces in pipettes.
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KB
Portland
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was absolutely delicious! The service superb! Please consider changing your tables so that they are square rather than rectangle. The length of the table made it difficult to have a quiet conversation.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

The service was not up to par with our and other tables having to ask about our empty wine glasses and get up to get sake bottles to be refilled. The best part was the bartender who served us our sparkling rosé as we waited for our table as well as the guys refilling water who were gracious and attentive.

Menus were dirty and food seemed average when usually they’re phenomenal at Morimoto. They were good about asking to validate parking.

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CG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Best Uni l ever had, due to the weather outdoor seating was not available, which added to the noise level and detracted from the ambiance in the restaurant.

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SH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

We thought this was our best meal while in Maui. We crave fish, sashimi and seafood while traveling and were not disappointed. Was a bit chilly on Saturday night when the storm picked up but the food was the show.

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DB
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious. Quality superior sashimi. Duck was excellent. Went back for lunch next day and food still great. Felt very comfortable with expanding palate by testing items not previously tried due to the quality I experienced. This is a place to eat. Close quarters may turn off some but not an issue for me.

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PR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Our server had a bit of an arrogant attitude which put us off. The best thing we ate was the chicken noodle soup with ramen noodles. The rolls had dry rice so didn’t taste fresh. The sashimi was okay. For the prices, location and resort plus the Morimoto name we expected it to be much much better.

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Denver
23 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting at the Andaz Maui. Very knowledgeable staff. Excellent service. Beautiful salad presentation and wonderful shashimi.

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HO
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful presentation, unique choices, expertly prepared. We watched Chef Morimoto direct the choir, and the result was a melodious opera ..satisfying, sophisticated and a true dining delight.
We have 5 more opportunities before we leave to enjoy his music for the eyes and soul.

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LA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server Petra was amazing. Requested a sunset view table and was very pleased. The appetizers outshined the main dishes. The sushi was delicious but overpriced. The chirashi sushi bowl was overly fishy but management took it off our bill. Chef Morimoto was there that night which made the experience all the better. The restaurant also comped us two glasses of champagne for the birthday we were celebrating. We will return!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

No doubt 1st impression is very important. We were the only ones waiting for a table for 30 min despite reservations made. 3 couples left as we were waiting. We waited outside and after 30 min I walked in and asked what the status was since even seeing me through the glass door for this long there was no effort of an update. The server was friendly and helpful. The food and wine was great! We were able to live past this one and enjoy the rest of our evening and my Birthday.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I planned my trip to Maui for at least a year with Morimoto Maui being my big night out for my last day. I was not disappointed. The 7-pc Omakase menu was absolutely fantastic, second only to the service and the atmosphere. I look forward to being able to do this yet again at such a fantastic restaurant.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great, explained very well by Terry. Great service, overall on point with everything.

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South Dakota
47 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried the Omakase. Courses were delicious and worth the money. Would recommend.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was amazing enough to make up for multiple items being sold out. Ambiance lacked a bit due to the weather, but hardly the restaurants fault. Was a bit pricey, but its vaca so gotta go for it. Would like to come back on a more standard evening and try the wagyu beef selection. Desert was 💎

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Portland
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food, very expensive for atmosphere and service a bit overpriced compared to other Hyatt resorts on Big Island and Kauai

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k
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The bench seating is uncomfortable. It sits too low for the table and your dining companion, who is in a chair, and sits up much higher. The food was quite delicious, but I'm not convinced it's worth the cost.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Will not be dining there again.

Overpriced for adequate to terrible food.

Air conditioner down to 65°, which is totally ridiculous and miserable in Maui.

They overcooked the snapper, I sent it back, then they under cooked it, making it raw and probably poisonous.

I then switched to sushi, which was very acceptable.

Everybody else’s meals were adequate.

Service was extremely slow and unresponsive, took a very long time to get our meals.

But when the manager came to apologize, he was defensive and hostile, saying that the snapper been cooked right the first time, which it most certainly had been not.

While they didn’t charge us for the ruined snapper, and comped the sushi, as bad as the meal was, the entire thing should’ve been comped.

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CB
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Morimoto's, we will absolutely add this restaurant to our 'must do' list when we are on the island! The food was outstanding; the portions are very generous - we over-ordered, we could have easily ordered less or shared more. The service was excellent and the ambiance was beautiful.

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M
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food and ambiance are good although service is lousy. This is my second time here with the same server who seems unhappy to be at work and rushes us through the meal. I also asked for the best table and was seated in the back even though I made the reservation far in advance. I’m a resident of Maui but don’t think I will dine here again. There are other more enjoyable options to choose from.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the omakase menu. The first 5 courses were phenomenal the last two on the menu kind of came up short but overall it was a great experience. We added the doughnuts and shishito peppers on top of the menu.

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1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terry was very helpful with selecting food and drink.

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l
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal!!!!!!!

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M
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Really great appetizers . Don’t miss tuna pizza and spicy crab legs. Entrees were good but the apps were special.

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d
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a 5:30 reservation, they open at 5:30, they tried to seat us inside with the outside bar blocking the view of the water/sunset. Unreal. They claimed all the outdoor seating was set up for larger tables. We completed our meal out on the bar which worked out as the bartender/server was fantastic but we also watched one 2 person table remain open, and a table set for 8 remain open the entire time we were there until 7pm or so. Nonsense, the hostess who appeared rather young, needs further instruction because she did a poor job and a further interaction later, which I will not bore you with, left me further unimpressed. Had the sushi and the rock shrimp appetizer we had not been amazing and the bartender/server excellent I would have been writing a letter to Chef Morimoto.

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S
New Mexico
16 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Romantic oceanfront fining

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Reservation was made for 7:30, upon arrival the staff advised us that we will be sat closer to our reso time and to wait outside. By 7:45 we asked for a time line, staff advised that the prior table was on dessert. We left at 7:50. We had heard from friends the food was amazing, great food doesn’t make up for bad service.

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V
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morimoto's is my absolute favorite to celebrate a birthday or any special occasion. This place is my go to restaurant. The food is fresh and the flavors are unique! Although on the pricey side, it is a great place to celebrate or just have sushi. Being a local Maui resident, I do wish there was a Kama'aina discount during the dinner hours. I highly recommend Morimoto's.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable, the food was unique and fresh, expertly prepared, will always be my go to restaurant.

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Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration was excellent!

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Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful anniversary dinner under the stars. So many menu choices made it hard to decide. Tempura prawns fabulous and serving generous. Duck, duck goose main was creative and delicious. Special snapper with Thai green curry rice was also very nice. Service friendly and attentive.

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M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Let me first say, this was some of the best food we had on the island-- or anywhere. My husband ordered a cod dish and it was melt in your mouth delicious. The broccoli was perfection and the sashimi and sushi was to die for. The setting was superb, and there was even a luau going on that we got to watch. I deducted a star in the review because the service did not match the quality of the food or the restaurant. This was not the servers fault, he was clearly overworked with too many tables. We had to flag him down just to get refills on our drinks, and we had to ask him for the check. When you go to a place like this you want the full 5 star dining experience. The service fell short, but since we were on island time we just enjoyed the views and the food and had a lovely time.

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BM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was sub par for what we were expecting at Morimoto’s. The server was visibly busy and annoyed that we were a 2 top not a larger party. Very vocal at the server station which was right next to our table. Minimal check in after food was delivered and he did not seem to care about our experience.
Food was okay. We were honestly expecting way more and wouldn’t rush to go back. Go to Ka’Ana Kitchen instead, way better service and value.

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KW
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate at 10 places in Hawaii, and Morimoto was Number 1. !!!

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AS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was amazing. We talked about it for days! Service also excellent

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tiptop Great culinary experience

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KJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We were here a year ago for my birthday and enjoyed it so much we returned again this year. The quality of the food was very good but overall presentation had definitely slipped. Go for lunch and sit out on the patio to enjoy the fabulous ocean views. Located at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort.

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JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We really wanted to like this place, but the stars were aligned against them that evening. I will start with the positive, and that was that the dishes we did end up ordering were delicious. Unfortunately, the way the evening played out overall left me dissatisfied. They seemed to be understaffed that evening and it was 10 minutes before we got waters and another 10-15 before we had a server (I had to ask someone if anyone was coming). Luckily our server was very friendly and smiley so that took the edge off a bit. While ordering I was informed that one of the dishes we wanted was no longer on the menu (they hadn't updated their menu) and another they had ran out of that evening. Then about 10 minutes after we placed our order, she returned to let us know they had ran out of another dish we wanted! 3 dishes in total were unavailable.

Again, the food we did eat was fantastic, but the experience overall was disappointing.

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Tulsa
28 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We got seated inside. It’s very noisy there. Service was really slow. The octopus carpaccio was excellent. They were out of their signature donut dessert so we were very disappointed. Overall we would have enjoyed our dinner much more if it was not so noisy.

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T
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place! Creative fushion cuisine. Attentive sevice. Much better than Humble Market Kitchn, which is next door. Gets a little knock on value, as it is at Maui resort pricing.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

Should be avoided. Food was above average. The atmosphere though was questionable at best. Super noisy. Avoid if you want any type of date experience.

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