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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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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OT
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

Pas d’ambiance et les prix sont exagérés

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j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a great experience.

C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great night. Thank you!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!! Service was spectacular!

NP
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, very original and tasty !!

RD
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

C
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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

AS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Japanese food that I ever had in my life. Everything was delicious, from the fresh fish, until the Kobe Beef that was really similar from what I had in Japan.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

They put us right next to another couple. Needs to be spaced out more also a bit pricey

ES
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Forgot our appetizer but charged us anyway and claimed we got it.

S
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. As always.

OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Yuku was a great bartender and service was amazing

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went there for a business lunch. I had the sushi combo. Everything was good, food, service and decor.

KJ
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are old fans of the original Japanese Iron Chef, and so we were excited to come to Morimoto's flagship restaurant on our short visit to New York. The ambiance upon entering was elegantly contemporary, and put us all in a positive mood. The service was friendly but courteous and efficient. The food was sublime - umame at every turn, beautiful presentations and amazingly delicate textures. A dining experience we will always remember.

BB
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly, It was truly amazing. The interior is stunning & just when I didn't think it could get any more beautiful, I started receiving my food courses and they were so gorgeous and equally delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have cocktails and good food!!! Best sashimi!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was very noisy, could be just the tables we were close to

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

Wonderful server and reception, my client was very pleased with lunch and drinks. Exceptional service, thank you for a grand experience.

RL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Restaurant was very nice. Everything good about it. Lunch boxes are a good value with plenty to eat. Sashimi was with better ,higher end less common pieces . good size all delicious. Uni and salmon roe combo nice also..

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal by the iron chef

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was very slow and the food was less satisfying than we expected

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

Chef was not present. The kitchen took over an hour to serve our first dish. 90 minutes in we received our food. Have eaten here several times, this was unacceptable.

JA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Hi end, well presented food with a friendly staff. A solid success.

EU
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

Faced the same problem OPENTABLE reservation gets the worst table.Corner cold aznd you dont feel that you are in MORIMOTO.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was phenomenal! Our server was very knowledgeable and helped guide us to pick the best items. I highly recommend the hot stone wagyu beef and trying an assortment of fish. Everything was delicious. You can’t go wrong. It’s pricey but completely worth it!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful. It is a bit costly, but for Morimoto, it is reasonable. The food there is amazing. The service is great and friendly. All in all, it was a great experience. My favorite thing is that they explained the meal to you and suggested how you should eat it, which made the experience even more wonderful. I will be back.

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