Morimoto - Maui

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1888 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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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Waited for over an hour and it wasn’t that busy. Food was ok but not great

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

Morimoto wanted to be a baseball player before becoming a chef so he should understand that charging MLB prices for Double A quality food isn't great.

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Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our ten year anniversary so we look for somewhere to celebrate. Sunset, great food and great service how could you go wrong! Ordered the Chef special sushi medium size which was plenty of food. Had the donuts that were awesome.

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AF
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was phenomenal...service was phenomenal...atmosphere was phenomenal!!! Nothing bad to say, only wonderful things. Highly recommend the entrees & sushi...heck, do like we did & have an entree for dinner & go back the next day for a sushi lunch!

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CC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect meal with great service an amazing view and yummy cocktails! Who could want anything more. Morimoto is one of our must eat locations every time we come to Maui!

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KH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

We ordered the $80 steak. It tasted like the dumbed and entire salt shaker’s worth of salt on the meat. We complained and they weren’t able to offer us any discount. What a disappointment.

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NG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Really good, really cool. The food runners were amazing very detailed about the food and made the experience sweet! Main waiter was okay food quality 4.5 out of 5.

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CR
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic! Our waiter, Terry, was awesome!

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AC
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are always wonderful.
The omakase is the best but always really filling- I’m never able to add on the wagyu option.
Expect to shell out some $$$ but the food is tasty and beautiful.

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m
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch food and presentation. Excellent server and bar tender. Beautiful setting.

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RG
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food is subpar, the ambiance is very loud, and the staff looks like they hate their jobs.

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K
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I thought choosing this restaurant to celebrate a 40th birthday was a good choice. The food was good. The service...meh. Ambiance satisfactory as we were sandwiches in between parties and even had to share a couch with a stranger. It was very noisy and I felt like I was screaming just to talk to my partner. Our table wobbled even after it was fixed while we were having dinner. We ordered the 10 course omakase and left with a $500+ bill. Overall, the experience was a little more than mediocre and next time we would pass on Morimoto.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The service could have been better. Simple things like not having silverware before the food arrives is easily avoidable.

Everyone seemed a little off of their game. It may be a while until a return visit.

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RM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We ordered a few different kinds of sushi. The food did not leave me dazzled, but the beach setting cannot be beat.

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

Tasting menu was fantastic

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M
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

our waiter Terry gave excellent service. The food was outstanding as usual.

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AS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their chef's choice menu is the best tasting menu I've had in 5 years.

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New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant overlooking the beach. The resort itself is lovely, so it’s nice having a delicious restaurant to go to also. Food was very fresh and service was wonderful. A little pricey but that’s what you get with Maui!

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LA
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were alittle nervous about the restaurant before going considering how many negative reviews are on yelp and google. But the experience was amazing, food was great, and I don’t understand how anyone could have a completely negative experience! Only small complaint is the spacing of the tables, kind of tight and hard to have a conversation without the people right next to you tuning in. 10/10 overall experience.

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NL
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and that’s why you go. The location in the resort is perfect overlooking the ocean. If you time it just right you can see the sun go down. Service was excellent. Highly recommend

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Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Chefs 7 course tasting menu was a surprise with every dish. Unbelievable presentation and detail in creating each plate.

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s
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal in a beautiful setting. We stayed st this hotel 18 years ago on our honeymoon and wanted to check out the new renovations. It is gorgeous and the restaurant was fantastic. Steaks were delicious and the Angry Chicken and Cos dinners had great flavor. The Maki was so fresh and tasty. Service was fantastic.

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s
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food , atmosphere scenery were amazing. Service just forgot the special birthday Would have been just the perfect end to a planned dinner. But since they forgot we didn’t remind them.

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TM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Waited 10 minutes over our reservation time. No one came out to service us, I had to be the one to let them know we were still waiting. Once I did, hostess asked me if I was still waiting for a inside table, as to assume we were??? I told her we were just waiting for a table in general, it didn't matter where it was. Almost 815 and we got sat inside. Waited for about another 10 minutes with no service whatsoever. We got up and left

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DJ
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Petra along with her staff took great of us. She is so knowledgable about the menu.
Everything was great, we ordered alot of food.

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Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I honestly wouldn't go back here and don't recommend others bother. The service was attentive but we were the first group in the door for the evening. The food was creative but not the tastiest. Cocktails were underwhelming. For the price it really was a let-down. I highly recommend the restaurant upstairs as a go to instead. Ka'ana gets 5 stars from me in all categories.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m not someone to sit down and write about restaurant experiences but this was something I felt I needed to share. My girlfriend and I had the nine course chef’s menu paired with sake. Each of the people who brought the different courses and explained them were phenomenal. Our waitress, Sarah Lopez, helped make this the best dining experience either of us have ever had. We’ve eaten at some of the best restaurants around the world and the food and her service was incredible. She described it as “an amazing experience” when we asked about the menu and she couldn’t have been more right. Each of the courses, from the tuna tartare to the fish carpaccio to the INCREDIBLE A-5 waygu steak and scallop, absolutely blew our mind. We highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves food and once in a lifetime experiences.

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J
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

There are lots on the menu to choose from, but a few items where sold out and was only advised by out server when I tried to ordered one of the items. Our main dish was the $90 sushi platter. The ingredients were fresh however as a sushi enthusiastist (by far not an expect but definitely had devoured enough to know a little), the miss on the meal was the rice. The rice left a sour taste therefore made consuming and enjoying the pieces difficult. About halfway through the 30 pieces I was ready to throw in the towel. I did what Japanese chefs would consider offensive, I consumed just the fish and discarded the rice. This was the reason for the low rating - although basic, rice is and should always be the star of sushi.

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NP
Omaha
14 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly as were the bartenders who served us while we waited to be seated. We had the Wagu steak with salted potatoes, and eel and shrimp tempura sushi rolls. Everything was delicious. We a great view of the sunset as we dined which topped off an excellent dinner.

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H
Las Vegas
141 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Wow... how overrated can a restaurant be. Greetings...ok. Seating ridiculous. I think table next to us , both sides, less than a foot away. Server... her head was somewhere else. Food... only ok. For the money, compare to Nobu and add rudeness. Never again, even if we stay at Andaz. Sorry

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PM
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Terrible service! Waited 40 minutes only to have my cocktail, wine parring and first course all arrive at once. Subsequent courses wine parring came late every single course! No apologies or amends offered.
For the money spent I could go to Mamas Fish House TWICE and have the proper service.

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San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic but you pay for fantastic! Toro amaaaaazing . Sublime local sushi. Drinks fantastic.

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San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. You will not be disappointed. The toro is amazing. Octopus appetizer is fabulous. Great selection of local fish.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We were really excited for this meal as it was the last of our vacation and had dined previously at Morimoto in NYC. We could not have been more mistaken as the quality of the food was akin to a suburban sushi chain (separate of a pork belly appetizer which was excellent), not what we would have expected from a restaurant Morimoto would attach his name and brand to. Unfortunately the bad news doesn’t stop there. The service was slow and pushy to sell additional food and upcharges. While ordering, our server told us we hadn’t ordered enough food and convinced us to get an additional 2 dishes that were unnecessary and left untouched. We waited well past our reservation time for our table while we watched numerous tables set and ready to go, and once we were sat, it took almost an hour for us to get our first appetizer. Overall, this was an incredibly disappointing and expensive experience.

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AR
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We love Morimoto’s, but it is very pricey for those who have never been. I only wanted to make comment on the sashimi (12pieces, tuna, salmon and hamachi) we paid $72.00 and it was good at best and went to Humble Market kitchen at the Wailea beach resort, Marriott Maui last night and had their 12 piece sashimi (tuna, tuna taki, salmon and hamachi) and it was a bigger portion, tasted so much better ( so much so, we ordered a second order) for only $32.00!!!

I can’t give enough praise to Humble market for great food and service! Sorry, Mortimoto’s we found a new love and may not come back..

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IR
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience with outdoor dining, great service and music of the luau as well.

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NC
Birmingham
40 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and efficient, professional service. Nice atmosphere.

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j
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

The food was great but the service was poor and special requests that were coordinated were not accommodated and fotgotten about restaurant. When we arrived they did not care to try to accommodate.

Do not go for a special occasion or with any special requests. For this price it is probably not going for an everyday meal either.

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IL
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and great food!!!

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v
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for honeymoon dinner. Seated quickly for our 6:30p reservation -indoors but right next to where the restaurant opens up to oceanview so we had a wonderful sunset. Waitress Sarah was very personable and answered (or found the answers) to all our menu questions; checked in with us the perfect number of times. Spritzers and edamame came to table w/in 5 min of talking to Sarah. Then ordered chef choice sushi (10 nigiri + 1 roll), o-toro nigiri, curry snapper, and A5 wagyu steak, followed by sorbet dessert. Among the freshest sushi I have ever eaten. O-toro, and wagyu steak melted in our mouths. Curry snapper was so soft, wonderfully flavored. Sorbet came as set of yuzu, papaya, and coconut and was a PERFECTLY LIGHT finish to the meal. Overall an INCREDIBLE dinner experience at Morimoto Maui; we left full and very happy. Wallet also happy since the above selections still cost less than two omakase; next time we return we will likely do omakase since everything we had this first time was so good.

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