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About Morimoto - Maui

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.

3550 Wailea Alanui Dr.
Wailea, HI 96753
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Daily: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Dinner
Daily: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Wailea Ike Dr.

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(808) 243-4766

Website:
http://www.morimotomaui.com/

Catering:
Please contact us directly.

Parking Details:
Complimentary hotel parking with the Andaz valet services.

Executive Chef:
Masaharu Morimoto

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Available for private and semi-private events for 2-160 guests. Please contact us for further information.

Private Dining

Available for private and semi-private events for 2-160 guests.

Morimoto - Maui Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (38)
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Waterfront (26)
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Authentic (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Tasting Menu (18)
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Quiet Conversation (15)
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Notable Wine List (10)
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·Dined 4 days ago

We chose the “Morimoto Omakase” with the wagyu beef, chef’s choice multi-course tasting menu. We also had the Sake pairing that went along with it. Absolutely spectacular! Although expensive, the multiple courses, and variety of both food and Sake made for great value! We shared the Sake tasting and had far more than enough for two. It made for a truly memorable evening...and the beach front location with sunset didn’t hurt either.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing food, a vast menu with so many options.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our waiter gave us a bottle.of sake that was about $50 more than the one I ordered. And my crispy whole fish, while it was tasty, smelled very fishy. I didnt want to complain because we were with friends but it was a dissatisfying meal to say the least.. :(

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing. The wait staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. The drinks were exciting and tasty.
The atmosphere was warm and the setting out by the pool was very cool.
Perfect place for a fancy date or celebratory evening. Highly recommend to anyone wanting a gorgeous meal and wonderful atmosphere.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We just ate here 06/12/17 and wasn’t the same experience as three years ago. The quality wasn’t the same and very over priced.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We celebrated my husbands 60th birthday there for dinner. This is by far one of the best places we’ve dined at. The food was stupendous from the mouth watering white Carpaccio Salad and tasty bone marrow starters to the outstanding main dishes and the delightful malasadas for dessert. Every dish looked and tasted excellent. Even the yummy dishes our table mates on either side of us were eating looked sooo good. Will have to come back to try out all the other dishes!
The ambiance was nice but it was packed even on a Wednesday night. By 830pm when we left they had run out of some of their popular dishes like the Malasada doughnuts and certain fish dishes. It was fun and energetic atmosphere inside dining room but not private. Tables are very close to one another. They had outdoor tables where it is more spread out, quiet and romantic. Next time that’s where we want to sit next time.
The waiter and staff were very professional, friendly and made excellent recommendations on the food if you just can’t decide!
Overall, a wonderful experience and will definitely return.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

This restaurant is one of my favorites in Maui! I chose Morimotos to celebrate my birthday this year. What a special way to end a special day. Complimentary champagne was a pleasant unexpected surprise! The service was amazing.
I would recommend the outside seating for a more romantic ambience.they even arranged a gorgeous sunset for us This is a memory that I will always cherish.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food was good but for the price not a great. Great location but the tables didn’t allow for a lot of privacy.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

i found this place online while looking for good food on the island. My dad being a chef he always wants to dine in only the best restaurants. I can honestly say this place has the best sushi i have ever tried. its fresh and just melts in your mouth. Our waitress Heidi knew the menu exceptionally well and her recommendations were spot on and made our experience even more amazing. The Sake flights she suggested were phenomenal and the Tempura Calamari Salad i had was light but filling. The restaurant is a bit hiding inside a hotel but so worth the drive and the ocean view is beautiful.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Organic, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Healthy, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great spot for food and ambiance with ocean views!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Felt very closed in. Need to give more attention to the lighting in the venue. Very bright.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We primarily got a bunch of appetizers and shared them. Then finished with the A-5 beef - DELICIOUS! :)

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This place was ok. Really an over priced sushi restaurant. We were there to celebrate 38th anniversary and saw other couples receiving complimentary glasses of champagne. Was kind of disheartening. The Andaz hotel looked nice

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

the food was out of this world the service out standing a little loud but over all a great experience

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, People Watching
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

The service was terribly slow. Not that we were in a hurry, but it took 20 minutes for anyone to even come acknowledge we had been seated. And another 15 minutes for them to bring us our bottle of Sake. We ordered the chef’s sushi tasting. The sushi was average, the service was brutal. It took us 30 minutes to try and flag our waitress down to pay the bill. We ended up just stopping a bus boy and asking him for it

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Mediocre overpriced food with average service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Morimoto had incredible food with gorgeous presentation. Unfortunately, my husband got sick on our trip,( he had a big previously) and the staff couldn’t have been nicer or more accommodating, packing us soup and rice for his stomach. Thank you to the staff and management, as I couldn’t have asked for anything more.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We’ve eaten here three times now & never disappointed. It was even better this time as we had friends with us to share the amazing food, so we could try more dishes. The servers amazing knowledge topped the special evening

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was good, however small portions and quite expensive ($150 for two). The Cod fish was delicious and the Sushi rolls were okay. I definitely recommend the pot stickers, the green tea and the donuts for dessert. The side of potatoes were just unseasoned fingerling potatoes. The overall experience may have been better, but we were seated right next to the hotel pool and kids were splashing and yelling away. It was not quiet, romantic, or have a good view.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

I will start out by saying that I was really excited to have a dinner there. I booked it 3 months in advance to coming to Hawaii. We ordered 2 appetizers which were great. The main course was a seafood spicy dish - almost every type of shellfish was over cooked, shrimp, lobster and scallops.

If you are a normal person who makes a normal wage, and not high society don’t bother going. You sit around silly people who love to flont how much money they have! “Did you get your metal America express card in the mail yet, cause I just got mine”. It was just sad. I wish I could write all of what was talked about at a really high volume so everyone could hear.
If you’re coming to Maui on vacation and looking for a really good meal, don’t bother here. There were so many other places that I went to that were way better for so much less. It so disappointing to say this was my least favorite meal on Maui.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Was a little surprised. We’ve enjoyed meals here in the past but didn’t enjoy the food as much this time. Hope it’s not a trend.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food was great. The only thing they could improve upon is bar tending. They shook my old fashioned and those should only be stirred.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Third visit in the last couple years which I think is enough. Menu hasn't changed and it wasn't as exciting to have the same stuff. Sashimi is excellent, rolls are great, tuna tartar is fun with the kids. You should do it if you haven't. However, our server Scott put a total downer on the night so much that it stimulated me to share. My family and I sat over ten minutes before Scott came to the table to take our drink order. When he did finally come he was flustered and impatient with us. He didn't discuss the menu or specials etc. and seemed like we were inconveniencing him by being there. Mind you that when we arrived there were only three tables yet it seemed like he didnt want to serve us. I don't know....maybe his cat died. Regardless, his communication skills are poor and his demeanor is condescending and rude. Throughout the whole meal his service was dismal and inattentive and didn't improve. For a $300 tab for the four of us I expect more and we have had great service at Morimoto in the past. It's unfortunate that Morimoto would allow such a poor server to detract from their fine food. The young man helping him though was courteous and friendly and would have done a better job if he was taking care of our table.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always a favorite to hit while in Maui. Never disappoints!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great service. Entree’s were excellent. The steak was cooked to perfection.

Tags: Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The salmon sushi was terrible- tough and tasted horrible.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food was wonderful and the view amazing. Our server was knowledgeable, gracious and fast. It is just so very expensive. Save this place for a special occasion.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our service was good but a little unpolished for this type of restaurant and prices.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We were disappointed with the experience. The tables were too close together. The noise level precluded any conversation. We had to wait 45 minutes for a broiled lobster.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Really disappointed this time we went there for my sons birth and felt like we were rushed and the server was a sales person. No birthday desert over All not good

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

In Maui on vacation. Been here 3 times in 1 week. Food was life changing!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good food, we happen to be there during Wailea restaurant wk so it was packed with patrons. I'd advise to avoid restaurant wk if you're looking for a nice romantic dinner.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We chose Morioto because we had heard good things about the restaurant and we were not disappointed. The only draw back is that the tables for two are close together and turned so that a private conversation is almost impossible. We solved the problem by sitting close together on the cushioned bench seat for drinks and between courses. We would definitely recommend Morioto for any occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything was great!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Absolutely the best sashimi I’ve ever had. Service was fantastic. View incredible, and food outstanding! A very special dining experience. ❤️

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was absolutely deliiiiiish as expected from a Morimoto's on Maui! Went for Restaurant Week Wailea and the sushi/rolls was so fresh and tasty. Tofu cheesecake(?!?!) was surprisingly very good! Not too sweet and deliciously fluffy. Definitely going back for their dinner menu. Located in scenic Mokapu Beach at the Andaz at Wailea Resort, this is truly a dining experience not to be missed. Now the bad/mediocre... Service needs work: very disjointed with hosts/servers who need more training and personality. That being said, it's a busy restaurant with demanding clientele so understandable to a degree that service levels dwindle. If anything, go for the food and the spectacular views/scenery!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our server was absolutely terrible! The black cod was under cooked nearly raw. The food came out at random times. One of the people didn't get his sushi until everyone else was done eating. Then they informed him some of his selection was not available. They should have told him that when he ordered so he could order something else. I told the manager and all he did was make excuses for the waiter. Terrible service. We used to go every 6 months when we go to Maui but will not return now. Too many other good places to eat in Maui to waste your time and money here.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Awful experience - waiter was the worst, not helpful at all. Food never came out together despite telling waiter what the main entree was. Can find better restaurants with better service, and food and ambience than this restaurant. I never write reviews good or bad but this was so bad had to say so something this time.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything about this meal was superb: the quality of the food, the ingenuity of the ingredients and the beauty of the presentation. We had the Omakase and, while expensive, it was one of our most memorable meals of our many years visiting Maui.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We love to take our fine dining visitors here and have the omikase. They take great pride in not repeating anything we've had before. Their last effort was just extraordinary! Incredibly creative and delicious. Expensive, but worth it!

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