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Morimoto

4.8
5851 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Morimoto is serving contemporary Japanese cuisine. Chef Masaharu Morimoto of Iron Chef prepares traditional dishes with a modern flair.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 5851 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipbethanyb
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I both got the omakase menu, I got the sake pairing and he got the beverage pairing. The food was phenomenal - such a fun dining experience. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The omakase experience is expensive, but so worth it for a special occasion. We sat indoors - the interior of the restaurant is beautiful and I would definitely recommend over the outdoor seating.

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CeciliaS
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating having time with my daughter. It was an amazing culinary experience. We each did the omakase. While usually means sushi selection left up to the chef this was a 7 course wonder. We upgraded the wagyu to try the a5 for one of us and shared it so we could taste the difference. There was a very pronounced difference.

We had a knowledgeable and helpful waiter. And we sat at the counter to watch the chefs at work. Each minute of it was enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Graduation dinner

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Lior
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly creative food. Excellent flavors. The cold appetizers are my favorite. I recommend getting several to try.

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ChadM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was immaculate. One of my favorite restaurants

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PaulH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to Morimotos on those special occasions when we want a memorable experience. The tuna pizza appetizer was wonderful as were our entrees. Our server was well-informed about the menu and helpful in making suggestions. We look forward to our next trip to Philadelphia.

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vipRecommend
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughter’s graduation from PENN. Richard and team made it a special celebration and the food is always fresh and fabulous! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unforgettable experience. Amazing

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Kristina
New England
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful experience. Everything was amazing. The service was excellent, everyone was so friendly, and most importantly, the food was delicious. The s’mores dessert is top notch! Highly recommend Morimoto.

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Stef
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here many times and it's always amazing! There is something for everyone!

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vipJS1125
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding and unique experience as always. But never cheap!

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vipAlfredoR
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!!

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LaurenR
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, food was delicious. The wait staff was very knowledgeable on the entire menu.

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vipRShea
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar. We loved it. Morimoto is one of our favorites and we’ll be back. The dumplings are astonishing. The king crab is ridiculous. Go!

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Cousin99
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our daughter and her friends for a Sweet 16 Birthday celebration. The food was amazing, the service was excellent and great with our party. Everyone got to try something new.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food and drinks were excellent. The sushi is extremely fresh and well prepared. Highly recommend the tuna pizza - bad name for an outstanding dish - don’t let the name turn you off. The restaurant has a chic vibe with great lighting. Only thing we didn’t like was our dessert - fiery chocolate. It was a great presentation with the fire poured on top tableside to melt the chocolate ball. However. there was so much alcohol on it (to make the fire) that the chocolate was not enjoyable - it tasted like lighter fluid.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!

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drella66
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hanna's service was excellent and the food was outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience5

Great until there was a leak in the ceiling and water came down on us. They gave us one free drink lol

Morimoto
Responded on May 29, 2021

Hello, we are truly sorry that your experience interrupted by the rain! Glad our manager was able to assist you right away. Thank you for your feedback and look forward to seeing you soon!

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KendraD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best steak and sushi I've had. Everything was amazing.

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JenH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food impeccable except for rubbery octopus at omakase meal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food wasn’t as good as I thought

Morimoto
Responded on May 29, 2021

Hello, we are truly sorry that your experience wasn't up to your standards. Please know we take these matters very seriously and will be reaching out via private message to further discuss. Thank you.

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vipdmphilly
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first indoor dining experience since the pandemic, and it was lovely. We ate socially distanced, in a beautiful booth. This is a high end, expensive restaurant. It earns the right to be such through the attentive service, the beautiful surroundings and the quality of the food. Our group had both sushi & sashimi plates selected by the chef, and a hot salmon dinner which was wonderful -- perfectly cooked and flavored.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the chefs tasting menu and it was a perfect way to experience the morimoto experience. 7 delicious curated courses and great cocktails. A really wonderful birthday celebration. Also the staff is wonderful.

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ykcat
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was great! An excellent tasting menu. Very well thought out and executed’

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vipErikaH
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best dining experience that I have had in Philadelphia.

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vipCT01
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Morimoto was one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. It's still very good, but in my view, no longer extraordinary. Friends who have gone to Morimoto in NYC have told me that they were disappointed. The food was very good, but no longer "made in heaven". Service was OK - and why do they have so many people at reception who can't seem to get their act together and are more of a nuisance than a welcoming committee? They did a nice job keeping the feeling of openness by adding plexiglass partitions to the half-walls of the booths. So kudos there. If you're looking for great Japanese food, it's still a good choice. Just no longer the very best you could hope for. So tamper your expectations down and you'll have a wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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vipMicahB
Philadelphia
450 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our daughter picked Morimoto as the destination for her 17th birthday family dinner. We dined in the outdoor pods--which are great (and more private and quiet than dining indoors anyway). Service was excellent and attentive. Enjoyed a wide array of sushi, appetizers, drinks and desserts.

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LinYang
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service. I recommend the waygu dumplings and the black seared cod. Both amazing!

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NColeS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and ambience. Omikase somewhat pricy, so order ala carte to be easier on your account.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as was our server!!

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LindsayD
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and got the Omakase for a celebratory dinner. The food, service, ambiance, etc. were extraordinary, even though the weather was not ideal. We were comfortable the whole time and had a wonderful meal. Highly recommend!

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WaiM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pricey! Not worth for the food served. Restaurant need to review prices?

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, fun ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omesake is great. Portions are a bit small tho.

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vipRockyG
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the review you’ve been waiting for! My wife and I dined out in Philly for the first time in 18 months because of the pandemic. We figured our first trip out had better be to a great restaurant that would make us feel at ease. So we chose Morimoto. The restaurant delivered on all fronts. Morimoto is now offering outdoor seating in about 8 small structures right out front with tables that seem to fit about 4- 5 people Max. They are pretty nice. Those can be a tough reservation to get so we sat inside. Inside they have plexiglass dividers between all tables and they appear to have taken some seating out. No paper menus. All servers wore masks, eye shields and gloves. Patrons have to wear masks except when seated at table. We felt very safe. We splurged and each got the omikase tasting menu for $125 each. It was about 7.5 courses with some really unique and wonderful items, including a sushi course, a wagyu beef course and dessert. It was great. We also had some mixed drinks and a glass of wine. Our waiter John was great. He was totally charming and understood our night on the town vibe. We were really looking forward to this meal and had really high hopes and expectations and I’m happy to say those expectations were fully met. Highly recommended.

Morimoto
Responded on May 8, 2021

Thank you for such a wonderful review. Nothing pleases us more than to hear that our guests thoroughly enjoyed their dining experience at Morimoto. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another 5-star experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and amazing food 100% recommend!

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jerewang
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have always enjoyed dining at Morimoto's for their Omakase, especially their seasonal Omakase. Check this place out for a casual and memorable experience.

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Food2fun
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Felt a little rushed for our tasting but I understand it is covid.

Morimoto
Responded on May 8, 2021

Thank you for the feedback and we are sorry to hear about the pace of your meal. Our goal is to provide the same and even better service we had pre-covid; your feedback will be shared with our team. We hope you will visit again and allow us to exceed your expectations.

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You can order delivery directly from Morimoto using the Order Online button. Morimoto also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 413-9070.

Morimoto is rated 4.8 stars by 5851 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.