Morimoto New York

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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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BO
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

'A beautiful restaurant with absolutely exquisite food and service. Impeccable!

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CF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I just celebrated our 2nd year anniversary at this place and we loved every second of it.
A few days before our reservation, I called Morimoto to request a table in a private area, if possible. A gentleman by the name of Travis answered the phone and helped me with my request.
The day came and from the moment we walked in until we left, we felt welcomed.
The food was delicious, the service is phenomenal and the place itself was beautiful.
While we were eating, a man with a very nice voice approached us. He introduced himself as Travis. He congratulated us for our anniversary and checked to make sure everything was running smoothly and we are enjoying ourself. It meant a lot to us. Our waiter Michael was lovely too. Very friend and professional. He knew his stuff.
Can't wait to come back.
Thank you for making us feel special. My wife LOVED IT!

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took the kids out for their first truly cool dinner and Morimoto’s did not disappoint!!!

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TT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The 8-course menu was amazing! I would prefer real Japanese Kobe (smaller portion) instead of American (bigger portion) as one of the courses, and I would prefer black vs white truffle, but we loved all the fish dishes. Incredibly fresh!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Experience

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k
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food

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J
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I very much enjoy going to Morimoto. It’s location near Chelsea Market makes it a fun destination as a casual stroll through the market before or after is a great pastime. The restaurant offers upscale sushi served creatively and with real adoration for the art of Japanese cuisine. Decor is modern and though older is not tired. Our was a special occasion and it’s was handled magnificently.

My only frustration is the restaurants use of a deposit system for reservations requiring you to type in card information to be held by them and then later calls you to confirm your reservation. I have found this to be annoying. It is only present when using open table. I have been to Morimoto multiples times. It is consistently a great restaurant with attentive service, fabulous sushi and other Japanese delectables with beautiful presentation.

My only frustration is reservation practices. They ask for a credit card and then call to confirm. If you have taken my card there is no reason to call me to remind. It also suggests cancellations may be an issue which begs the question: Is it open table that has a problem or the restaurant. A simple punishment for cancelled reservations would suffice, no open table use for a serial cancellor for 4 mos.

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AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is really good. From appetizer to desert everything was excellent . I recfomend the carpaccio

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TV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

If you have a great occasion and want to dine in style and are craving Japanese of the world class variety Morimoto is a wonderful place to eat.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food

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DL
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best of everything. Always enjoy great food and service.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular service and great quality of food. They made me an item that wasn't even on the menu anymore.

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ER
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the BEST Restaurant I have ever visited! The service, atmosphere and food were phenomenal! Cannot wait to return on next trip!

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K
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Visited this place for dinner for a 2nd year in a row and it does not disappoint. Food was very fresh and delicious (we opted out for sushi/sashimi/rolls and some yellowtail hamachi apptz). Service was not bad but not great for a restaurant of that caliber. Had to call on our server multiple times. Food took a while to come out but that was okay with us as we were not in a rush and enjoyed wine/sake while chatting and waiting on delicious food. The restaurant is nicely decorated and in a great area. Great for date, friends get together or a business dinner!

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A
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Was disappointed. Have been to morimoto in las vegas and it was a much better experience. I did the omekaze and it was really disappointing, lacked creativity, and was rather bland. I wished I had ordered off of the menu instead. The service was really slow towards the end but this is also when the restaurant had cleared out a lot. Overall would not go back, sadly. Morimoto has been one of my fave celebrity chefs so disappointed to say that.

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a special occasion. I brought my friend here for his 40th birthday. The service was impeccable from the moment we walked in. The food was so fresh and delicious and everything was explained as it came to the table. The whole meal was amazing. I expected the prices to be a bit high but for an occasion such as this, it was worth it!

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BL
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE FOOD WAS VERY INNOVATIVE AND DELICIOUS. THE FISH WAS VERY FRESH. WE TRIED THE SURF AND TURF, AND THE DUCK, DUCK, DUCK. DUCK WAS AMAZING AND THE SURF WAS GREAT. THE TURF WAS A BIT OVERDONE BUT STILL VERY SAVORY. OVERALL A GREAT DINING EXPERIENCE

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T
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I had the omakase with sake pairing, which has changed a bit (improved, I think) from my last visit a few years ago. The chawan mushi course is now something that deserves the name (last time it was only an attractive abstraction), and the dessert course is terrific (and I'm not even a fan of Japanese dessert courses). Service is attentive, though because it is spread over several servers in random ways, it has continuity issues. Ambience is a bit sterile (music was distracting at times) but the food makes up for it. Great bathrooms!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place is awesome and has delicious food

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I ordered the Omakase eight course tasting and enjoy every single course. The ambiance is great but can be a little dark in some places. I definitely recommend this restaurant. Looking forward to going back again!

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AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best!!!!

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OT
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Buen lugar y la comida con sabores novedosos, es caro

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TY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s was our anniversary and it was a very special dining experience!

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h
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed. We continue to try new items every time we are there. Exceptional food and service!!

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JB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, such a great meal at Morimoto! When I'm in NY, I always plan a dinner there and love taking people their for their first time. Just delicious and creative!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overrated sushi

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and coordinated, friendly service

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B
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Very appealing atmosphere, but the price to food quality ratio did not match up.

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W
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Omakase was sub-par

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London
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My parents came to visit me this weekend from out of town. My father was in the mood for sushi and is super particular about his sashimi. We ordered the mushroom hot pot to split amongst the three of us and it was delightful. We followed that up with each of us ordering a roll and some sashimi. This was the best tuna sashimi I have ever had. My dad even said that it’s as good or even better than any sashimi he has had back home in Seattle. 10/10 I would go back. It’s the perfect place to take people who are visiting the city and want incredible sushi.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morimoto is an amazing experience. The design of the restaurant itself is beautiful. Very sleek, modern, and set up well. Our server was super helpful in explaining the menu and also with answering any questions we had about specific items. I decided to get the omakase. I’ve had an omakase before at a traditional sushi restaurant, but Morimoto’s version was very different. I really enjoyed that this omakase had more than just sushi. The inclusion of the delicious sashimi salad that I had and the perfectly cooked steak, made the experience wonderful. I would recommend Morimoto to anyone traveling to New York or wandering through Chelsea.

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JC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was excellent! Perfect night. The food was prompt and delicious. The Japanese shortcake with the pomegranate sorbet and white chocolate mousse was unbelievable.

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JJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a special night, the Omakase tasting menu was an incredible dining experience. We had the sake pairing and it was lovely. Every course was different and exciting.

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TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always delicious. Usually order the tasting menu, but ordered off the regular menu this time.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Our waiter was terrible and the table we
had was not great. Food is pretty good and the whole experience would have been better if the waiter had been stellar. He was awful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible service. Even better than the delicious food. Would go back just for the service.

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A
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was overall a fantastic experience, from the sushi to the wagyu beef everything was amazing. Also recommend the Hanibi Dama for desert, beautiful presentation and tasted even better. Coming back to Morimoto very soon. Also, Sunny was a great waitor!

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LE
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday dinner for two ! Where you want some extravagance but don’t want leave with a 400 dollar bill !

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place!!!

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G
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

It was just a touristic crowd. Too much noise. The lighting and surrounding was too white, no ambiance. The sushi was too loosely wrapped.

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