Morimoto New York

4.7
6510 reviews
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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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JW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A good evening. Outstanding wait staff and excellent food. Highly recommend this if you like sushi etc. We had the omakase and the chef tailored it for me easily in spite of my many food allergies. 5 star!

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

Since the moment we arrived they greeted us with courtesy. Our table was ready right away. There was many interesting things on the menu. The food came out fast and well presented. Super tasty! The waiter was very nice. The ambiance was elegant. Clean atmosphere and location 😀.

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RD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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

Was the freshest, innovative Japanese cuisine that I’ve ever hard. We started with the Taro tartare and Waygu Beef Skewers. Simply delicious. The maki rolls we selected were the sucky yellow fin and spicy shrimp tempura. For entrees we had yellowfin stone bowl, the surf and turf and 10 hour pork with congee. The flavors of all the dishes were unique and balanced. Service was excellent and they were flexible with our reservation time. If you don’t have time to dine At Morimoto on this trip, schedule your next trip right away!

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J
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

If you can sit at the sushi bar for an interactive dining experience.
Morimoto never lets us down.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Ir was good but the service yesterday was not good at all!!!

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NO
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Next level dining experience. Everything you'd expect from 5 star dining.

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UW
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Three years ago Morimoto was special. Today, they seem to be going through the motions. Need to recapture the magic.

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

Celebrating my god daughter’s Birthday. We were seated in a private area and it was a beautiful restaurant with excellent food & service

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j
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My cousin’s birthday from Italy. Delicious, as always. He loved it.

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AV
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

First off we rarely have anything other than Omakse or A la carte sushi... I’m sure my poor decision this Sat Early PM left me with the prior evenings re-chilled trimmings in my Chirashi bowl /lunch box. I suppose the ameatur’ish questions my wife and I had due to the fact that we Never get lunch boxes implied we would be “OK”with withered salad, Scolding Hot Miso and fish quality id expect only from a 2star “Chinese/Japanese”Sushi takeout.
Super bad first impression & experience for me.. wife’s was “OK” to be fair I averaged a 3 star. I will probably give it a shot in the future if someone invites me as I would prefer to opt for a guaranteed satisfaction elsewhere eg Yasaka.

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

Too expensive and not professional service

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Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dining experience with an attentive wait staff and very fresh and delicious sushi dishes.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and Great food too!

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

Must eat here great food

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MM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Morimoto dinner to celebrate my twin sons 16th birthday. The restaurant is stunning and a table up by the wall is quite quiet which is important to us. The food is outstanding..my family is still talking about the Wagyu beef entrees..very pricey but memorable! My only complaint would be that the servers had to keep switching plates as they didn't know whose dinner was whose..just a little annoying. Also for my sons 2 bday desserts, only one had a candle :( For the $$ I think we could have done a bit better.

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C
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

food and service were great, but the price point was very high

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful. The staff, service, and food were exquisite and made our anniversary memorable.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite restaurants!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic!! Best spicy crab ever and Mark the manager took amazing care of our table. We all had the best time!

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BM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The biggest disappointment, with a $550+ food bill, for two people, left very unsatisfied. The fish was dry and had a sharp saltiness from a very gelatinous reduced soy sauce reduction. The $185, 6 oz. waygu was tender but tasteless. It was presented on a dark granite like dish with only a whisper of condiments (was that a pinch of roe?) the condiments next to the beef almost felt like an after thought, just like an error. Both entrees are ala carte, side dish is not included. The restaurant does offer some very nice sakes. The wait staff seemed stunned, even forgot one of the entrees, we needed to order the waygu entree twice. Seriously, we are just two people, how can you forget to order an entree. Very much a communication failure. But, all in all, very unhappy, not the culinary experts I had hoped for.

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FA
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My friend and I had been to Morimoto before. We just wanted a relaxed dinner and good food when we came in on June 27 and that's what we got. The service was excellent and the food memorable although the chicken dish I ordered was good but not my menu favorite. Will try other dishes on my next visit. The bill was lower than we expected... a nice surprise. We left an above average tip because of it. Look forward to my next visit.

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OR
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food. Simple, yet perfectly executed.

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BB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service, went with some out of towners to a business dinner here and to be honest

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l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was very good. We were a table of 6, we ordered 6 apps, 3 mains and 3 sides; on our waiter's recommendation. It was enough food and it was all very good. Duck duck duck was a fave. Prawn tempura was weirdly not resembling anything like a Japanese tempura dish *shrugs* - don't recommend - we did eat it all though hehehe

Everything else was fine. Our second waiter who stayed with us the night was fun and had a good energy, after the sudden and unexplained disappearance of our first waiter. The night felt a bit slapped together and rushed (we were told after apps that the kitchen was closing and if we wanted more food to order now - I didn't appreciate that) but overall it good.

I wish we went somewhere else for my mum's 60th - it didn't feel special at all. It was very disappointing in that respect.

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JE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Doubt that Mr Morimoto eats here. Certainly it is not the restaurant it once was as quality is severely lacking in all areas. Had eaten here several times in the past but not for at least a year. What a dramatic change. What a pity that such a great man has his name on this restaurant.

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S
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A completely satisfying experience. You can create your own food adventure or stay in your comfort zone. Saki flight was perfect.

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P
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were in a rush so only had some sushi, the smoked salmon was terrific, the other two we had were fine, nothing special except the price.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cant believe I never ate here before. Now one of my favorite places. Exceptional food and exceptional service

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DE
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and staff very attentive. We loved the dessert that they set on fire. Sushi was very good and seafood miss dinner was awesome.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. Nice bartender

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Todo estuvo excelente

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LS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Unfortunately, there are other Japanese restaurants in NYC that are far better than Morimoto. It's still good but no longer a can't miss restaurant.

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CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent! We did the omakase with drink pairings. The general manager was attentive and nice. We met the pastry chef from Okinawa as we discussed our travels to Japan and work in Okinawa. The whole experience was lovely for my husband's first Father's Day! we will be returning. best sushi ever.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Went on a busy Friday night & sat in good spot on upper level seating. Waiter and service staff were outstanding. We ordered some of the popular appetizers that were said to be featured on Iron Chef (toro tartare, tuna pizza) and were disappointed. We also tried the Chef’s sushi and sashimi combo and were also disappointed. I had an upset stomach later that night from all the raw fish combos. We also sample some of the wine (Chablis, Gruner, & Riesling) and they were okay.

Ultimately, the service and ambiance were great, but the food didn’t live up to all the hype nor did the pricing match the quality of the food in my opinion. If I were to go back I would stick to Sake (since I imagine the Sake is better than the wine), and I would stick to the maki (sushi rolls). The sushi rolls were very good.

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PD
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Highly recommend the banquet with wine pairing for your visit

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RP
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were visiting from Denver and had theater tickets. Wanted a local dining experience and love the food so decided to go there. It did not disappoint. Server recommended am
Appetizer that was spot on. Amazing dinner.

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San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Espectacular todo !!!!!!’ Mega recomendable

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CK
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a nice lunch bento set of Tuna Tendon and Vegetable Tempura with a trio of matcha and azuki bean ice cream for dessert for our last day in New York. Our waiter was attentive and professional. The tuna was fresh and the tempura was very light and crispy. We would definitely return when we are back in New York.

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London
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding food.with high quality Service

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