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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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food was amazing decor and service exceptional

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Too long wait time for the food

MD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best meal we have ever had...anywhere in the World. You have to get the Wagyu beef carpaccio and the Wagyu filet!! The rock shrimp and the spicy king crab are incredible!!

NY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Have had many good meals here, but unfortunately this was not one of them. Chefs nigiri combination was unappealing to say the least, with not one but two clams nigiri served, one of which was unidentifiable by three waiters! One waiter even said it was a piece of octopus. If they don’t know what it is, they shouldn’t serve it.

The other 7 “non-clam” (lol) nigiri were also largely unappealing, many of them fishy and one of which was so tough I nearly choked and spit it out. It had a piece of cartilage in it - it almost seemed like it wasn’t even fish. Somehow I was able to get it down. It almost felt like we were being punished for requesting to have no eal or shrimp in the combination, punished with clams! I often get Chefs combination at Morimoto and have always had a good experience. I even often choose it over others like Gari because they are so accommodating with requests and substitutions.

Service tried but failed to serve our drinks in appropriate amounts of time, though everyone was very nice, as usual. Perhaps it was just an off night.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morimoto was the fine dining and experience. Foods were exquisite. Waiter and waitress were very attentive, informative and in a very good manner. I highly recommend!

l
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it's still our favaorite restaurant in nyc... we always go, at least twice over a two week period....eeryone we have taken there loves it too.....

SC
New York Area
164 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always incredible tasting high quality food in a beautiful venue, with top notch service.
was a beautiful lunch.
Kudos!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful prix fix meal perfect for a birthday

L
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

This was a “packed in like sardines” experience for us. We couldn’t hear ourselves speak due to the proximity of the neighboring tables. Food was very good but also very overpriced. Our server couldn’t have been less interested or helpful. It’s one of those restaurants that thinks it is better than the customer and I wouldn’t go back. Far nicer dining options for sushi in the city at a more reasonable price point.

SA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Ci hanno servito dopo 1 ora l'antipasto, per scusarsi ci portano delle edamamae che però cercano di addebitarci nel conto. Il resto della cena nulla di che, giusto piatto non entusiasmante.location bella ma aria condizionata eccessiva da cenare con il cappotto, nonostante labbia fatto presente più volte

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D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The place was beautiful, service superb, food was just ok especially the sushi portion which was very mediocre. Overall value for the price is poor.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

seemed more like a tourist trap than a high end japanese/sushi experience. a bone in my sashimi and, terrible steak as part of the omakase. i was overall disappointed spending over $400 for two and feeling that I would have found this meal acceptable if it was closer to $140 for two. was overprioced and way underwhelmed

N
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi fresh as always.
Negiitoro maki my favorite

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience.

p
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A perdu beaucoup avec moi sur le service et la nourriture bonne sans plus.

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CG
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. We did the 8 course tasting menu, it was a fabulous experience. Food was incredible. Highly recommend.

ML
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Its lost alot of magic since I last came here. It just seems overpriced for the value/service. I wouldn't not recommend it but I would recommend quite a few other restaurants before this.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always stop here when in town, Food and Service really good.
Outstanding

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

get the popular dishes. ask the waiters. the toro is amazing the steaks are amazing. staff is very attentive. food is wonderfully presented.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a good experience. A nice ambiance and decor. Our waiter was great and the staff was very attentive. The food was really good, not great. Very expensive and most portion sizes were very small.

ML
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I flew to New York to experience the wine and food festival and to have dinner at Morimoto's restaurant for our 20th anniversary. It was everything we expected, beautiful décor, knowledgeable staff, and absolutely amazing food! But, the one thing that exceeded our expectations at night was the Sushi Chef that we sat in front of. He was engaging, telling a stories about the food, the restaurant, and even about Morimoto himself,
things that we didn't know after years of watching the Food Network. More surprising was the genuine interest he showed in us. I unfortunately don't recall his name, but my wife and I won't forget his warmth.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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OT
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Pas d’ambiance et les prix sont exagérés

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j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great experience.

C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Food quality is drastically down to were it once was. But on top of that you get one of the worst table service in nyc. The only constant is a rip of price. First time ever I give a 10% tip but in reality there should have been no tip and honesty food should have been half price. DO NOT GO. Save your money. I will try to tell as many people as I can DO NOT GO!!!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great night. Thank you!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Morimoto to celebrate a birthday and just... wow! Everything we ate was absolutely phenomenal. I will definitely be back.

LF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!! Service was spectacular!

NP
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Was excited to try Morimoto NY as I love trying new sushi restaurants. I was very disappointed with the experience. While the nigiri I had were all delicious, everything else was sub-par including the service. I expected so much more from a leading chef's establishment. Would not recommend going here as there are tons of other places that are delicious and less pricey.

LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ho mangiato il miglior sushi solo dopo Tokyo, squisito !!!

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, very original and tasty !!

RD
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This just wasn’t the same Morimoto that I have loved for years. It’s always my first dinner every time I’m in NYC because in the past, the chef’s tasting menu and wine pairing has always been a memorable meal. That wasn’t the case this time. Other than the first course of tuna tartare (which is better than the old tuna tartare course which I loved), it wasn’t very memorable. The A-5 Wagu was the only other course I even really remember and I just ate there two days ago. Also, the service was rather terrible. After taking our order, we did not really see our server again. It took more than 25 minutes after our last course to finally be able to grab someone to get our check. I’m just overall disappointed in what is one of my favorite restaurants. I will give it another try on the next trip, but if they blow it then, I won’t be spending my money here as Nobu also has an excellent tasting menu.

B
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had hoped for. Our favorite dish was an appetizer of grilled eel with seared foir gras.
Sushi offerings had exotic fish, e.g., barracuda
Desserts were also creative and unique

Really pleasant patient servers who do not make you feel like an ingnoramous when you ask about the various fish and ingeditents

I
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Ok. Our expectations were big. Iron chef, super famous, selling his book as you walk in. Truth is... it was good. Nothing wrong with it, unless we are being picky. But at this price point and the expectations of anyone that walks thru the door, it’s ok to be picky. Let’s say if you love Nobu this place is different. Nobu goes dark and focused and Marimoto goes light, minimalistic on decor and for the masses with the food. It’s a friendly Japanese restaurant. Everyone will find something to like. Kinda like Cheesecake Factory. For foodies that is a slap for the Walmart crowd, you will find something to eat and love it. So there. Good or bad? Depends on your expectation.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and loved the atmosphere.
Very good service.

C
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought a group of 9 out of towners to Morimoto and they were blown away. Food and service were excellent! This is not an inexpensive restaurant but it certainly was worth the price.

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great energy and overall vibe. I can see what the hype is about. Friendly service and non typical Japanese food. Thought the food portions would be small but ended up ordering too much and filled up. Would return. Travis the GM came by for the added touch.

RC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This might be the best sushi I have had in NYC thus far. They have some really good Japanese fusion cold and hot appetizers and great sushi. The staff was incredible. I was told they keep their fish in a -250 degree cooler that kills all bacteria-great for pregnant women. It is spacious and good energy also.

AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very disappointed in quality of food, both my dishes were fishy tasting, wouldn’t recommend to anyone.

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