Morimoto - Maui

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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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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Daily 8:30PM - 9:30PM

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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Do the tasting menu! It is a bit pricy but worth it. We had things we wouldn't have ordered for ourselves and they were some of the best parts of the meal. The staff was great and everyone, not just the waiter, seemed to know each aspect of the meal to be able to explain what were we're eating. A must do when it Maui!

T
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Had dinner last night and service was not attentive and the food was not impressive. Would not try again and wish we had went elsewhere on Maui with so much to choose from here.

BS
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was exceptional.

RV
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere! Most beautiful sunset, staff was amazing terry our server definitely did not steer us wrong! Food was outstanding!

K
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Unfortunately, our experience at Morimoto was not good. Our server was absolutely awful. She rushed us the entire time, told us we needed to order because the food is “made to order,” didn’t give us any time to look over the menu and if we had the time, we probably could have ordered better. Our backserver even told us our server was bad and got easily stressed, and then did nothing to make it right. Overall just a bad experience.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really loved our server and had a great experience

BM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most amazing culinary experience imaginable. This is the second time I've dined here and both times were magical. The food is not only art, but is a symphony of flavors on one's palate.

SH
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi was delicious and fresh. The sticky ribs were very good. My husband loved the fatty tuna.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and experience were amazing. It was the best meal of the vacation.

J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and views of the luau

SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morimoto is where we like to stop for lunch on our last day when we are heading to the airport. The fish is absolutely amazing and unlike anywhere else. It is pricy but this is a case where you truly get what you pay for. We tried the wagyu sashimi this time and it was tender melt in your mouth delicious. We come here for the sashimi so have not tried anything else on the menu. Would highly recommend finishing off your meal with the donuts!

BM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hotel that Morimoto is at was beautiful. Even just the walk down to the restaurant itself was stunning. Probably one of the best sunsets we saw while on the island. Our head server even offered to come with us to take our picture with the scenery and the sunset eve though it was a bit of a ways from our table and he seemed to have several other tables going. A very kind gesture. The entire waitstaff during our meal was the utmost in professionalism. The food was incredible and very well done too of course. Overall, highly recommend for a high end dinner, date night while in Maui.

SM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing..one of our favorite in Maui. We definitely highly recommend.

m
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

A bad night for Morimoto and out of character for sure! An oversold night...we waited 45 minutes for our reserved table! Not sure why we stuck around!
To top it off, the waiter and manager seemed passively apologetic and blamed the front end and the kitchen staff for the slow table and late food delivery.
Waiter also was super rude when I ordered a drink for myself, then inquired to double check if I was giving it to someone else at our table!!! I’m serious.
The two guests I was dining with were 23, it was rude and comical because we were all drinking at the bar for the 45 minutes we were waiting for the table.
Here’s my good advise for you...make sure the turn over is reasonable and don’t squeeze in last minute guests that you can’t fit and make the later reservations suffer!
As well, calm down on the rude questioning about drinks!
No one is sneaking into Morimoto to underage drink, especially the Canadians and the rest of the World who have all been drinking legally for years!
And finally, when you mess up this badly, offer a gift card in hopes that you can lure the group back!
Don’t pretend you’re going to comp the dinner, then present a bill!
Embarrassing on all counts!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Omakase tasting was one of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had. There wasn’t a bad bite.

t
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

FOOD WAS EXCELLENT. HOWEVER A TABLE OF TWO WAS SHARING A SOFA WITH SOMEONE YOU DIDN’T AND DEFINITELY COULD NOT HAVE APRIVATE MOMENT OR CONVERSATION

CM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience with the service, cocktails were very well presented and so was the meal. Both our meals tasted great. No complaint

h
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I enjoyed this restaurant, the quality of food is very good, I think they can prepare the plate with a little more veggies or rice , the main entrees looked empty. The service was very good. The cost to dine here is very $$$$

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Poor service for restaurant in this tier.

AH
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Restaurant abuts pool at andaz. Felt like if I scooted back too far I’d fall in. Also was very difficult to find.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Disappointing dinner, seats were uncomfortable. The tables are placed too close to other guests, and when the waiter would help our neighbors he seemed unmindful to our table in regards to his position when assisting them. Bench seating was too low, and the chair on the other side is too stiff. Felt very distant from my wife across the table and with half the restaurant empty, it felt odd we were placed so close to another couple. Really was hoping the waiter could conjure up a vegetarian-type ramen soup as well, but he seemed shocked at my solution to do the miso broth and tofu instead of the chicken. Sushi lacked the complexity that makes you wow it.

FL
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner at Morimoto Maui. Everything was delicious. We shared the alaskan king crab that was suggested by our waiter as well as the octopus carpaccio. For our entree we had the whole fried branzino. It was very lightly battered and had a really delicious sauce than didn't overpower the flavor of the fish. For dessert we had the road to matcha which was a perfect and not to heavy ending. Loved the experience.

B
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had a reservation, requested patio seating, made the reservation eight weeks in advance. When we arrived they tried to seat us inside, when we protested, the manager advised that he couldn’t seat us because he had large parties coming even though other couples were seated. They were simply rude and I would not recommend this restaurant especially for couples. The manager should lose his job. Unacceptable for Maui. We opted to go to another restaurant and had a great experience

SD
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

It was my 50th birthday, the waiter was not attentive, we told them it was my birthday and nothing? We had to keep asking other waiters for help. Also, the cousins on the outside round both we sat at was soooo dirty, I did not want to sit on it in my nice new dress. Time to clean people! I have donned and Morrimotos more then 10 times and this was the worst! I’m worried about you!

B
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Morimoto promises a special evening but delivers far less. The waiter who served us greeted our table with the enthusiasm of a corpse. He went through the 'drill' of what was on the menu like one half asleep. The predominant characteristic of the food can be summed up in a word, 'salty'. Why salt is an integral aspect of seasoning, that is not all one should taste. The duck fried rice had one shred of duck meat, which was not even recognizable due to the salt and grease. For $25.00 on rice one gets something that might be found in the frozen food section of a neighborhood market. The rice itself tasted old, hard, and reheated. The whole fried fish while moist, was marred by a red sauce so salty that the naturally sweet taste of branzino was totally lost. The only saving grace was the Chinese broccoli which was under-seasoned (thankfully). The waiter disappeared for most of the evening only to return towards the end to say, "you want desert". For these prices one would expect better, for a local diner would offer more. Iron Chef Morimoto needs a makeover badly. Our clue that something was askew should have come with the realization that despite a beachfront setting and a weekend reservation, the place was not full. Buyer beware.

LM
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I decided to have my birthday dinner at Morimoto’s Maui and was not disappointed. Every person that I interacted with was upbeat and attentive. I decided to start with the sake flight and had the omakase for dinner since I wanted to taste a little bit of everything. It was delicious. My favorite courses were the soup with king crab and the surf & turf with scallops and A5 wagyu beef.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

First we couldn’t find the place, then it was so noisy we couldn’t hear each other and then the gave us the worst seat in the house... we waited to be moved for 15 minutes and left. I never had such disappointing experience in Morimoto! And went in Tokyo and New York!

d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect view, best sushi on the island

S
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Morimoto is always the place we go whenever we’re craving sushi. All of the sushi rolls, and sashimi options have been excellent. The mackerel is one of our favorites, along with the soft shell crab roll and the salmon roe/caviar. The duck confit fried rice is a little on the salty side, but that is the only thing we’ve had that wasn’t great. We will definitely go back to Morimoto again.

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Outstanding Japanese cusine. The seafood “cioppino was phenomenal. Complex but really tasty miso based stew with the freshest shellfish. Morimoto sashimi appears RE with 4 sauces tasted better than it looked and looked like a work of art. Smoked old fashion cocktail was superb. Expensive ? Yes, but worth it.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Good service, but the food was mediocre at best, and extremely overpriced. Also, the place was packed with families and noisy young children, not exactly the ambiance you’d hope for in a high end sushi restaurant.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff, awesome view, highest quality and freshest ingredients. A must come in Maui if you love sushi. And the hot foods are excellent aswell!

l
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Did Omakase $150 per person. Started great and went downhill. Sushi was average. Final plate was a Salvador Dali surf a cacophony of flavors with no coherent idea. Also: crab shells in risotto and muscles left on the scallop...made for a chewy experience.

B
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

I am a fan of Morimoto and enjoy his restaurants and his menu... the food here was good, but the table was in the middle of the outdoor patio with only one tiny lightbulb above our table in the dark... I couldn’t see my food and needed to use my phone to see what I was eating. Our server was nice but he disappeared a lot and we had to wait for him a lot. The worst part was after we paid the $200 bill and left, we got a call 30 mins later from a hostess accusing us of walking out without paying the bill.. she saw that the reservation was under my name Jennings but my boyfriend paid the bill and he has a different last name, so she got confused. I didn’t appreciate being accused of stealing food..

M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my fifth Morimoto I’ve been to. Awesome view and ambiance- Best of the five. Food was fantastic, as usual.

s
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Decent food, but you’re paying more for the name and now actual quality. The Waitstaff, specifically the outside bar staff didn’t seem to care to much even though we spent $$$$.

OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Beautiful presentation, taste good not great

JK
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third time here, certainly won't be the last.

HR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morimoto’s never disappoints. This was the best meal we had in Maui. The sushi is incredible! The pork belly was a close second.

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