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Morimoto

4.8
5862 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 5862 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TreyW
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cool spot downtown. I got the morimoto omakase and the sake omakase pairing with the course. I found the dishes “adventurous” yet not overly extraordinary as to alienate people. The service was excellent and the server, Richard, was very informative and helpful throughout the dining experience. Price can probably deter a lot of people, but I’d say it’s definitely worth it.

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vipAngB
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals and service we've had in years! Staff was insanely attentive (but not in an overbearing or rushed way). Kudos to our server, Sam, and every single person who brought us food. Their knowledge of each dish and drink is to be commended. Our water glasses were never empty. A finished plate was not sitting idly for more than 60 seconds. Every single front of house employee touched our table at some point.

We did the Omakase Tasting menu. Soooo worth it! Every single course was executed flawlessly. Every bite was more delicious than the last. Already planning on making the trip back to Philly again soon just so we can dine at Morimoto.

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vipnycdinermom
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service.We would return to this restaurant again and special thanks to our server Richard who was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an excellent time celebrating my daughter’s graduation. Our wait staff and food was awesome, and we just had a really fun evening. Thank you for making it a special evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Sam was very nice and professional

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PhilipL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morimoto is just as good as it ever was. Maybe better as It wasn't crowded or hurried as a popular restaurant can be. It seemed to me that the quality of ingredients was even better than I remember it.

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Maureen
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

After an awkward start with the super standoffish, unfriendly hostesses, our server, Sam MORE than made up for it. She was so professional & warm and gave incredible recommendations. We ordered everything she recommended, from our cocktail, appetizers and sushi and we loved everything.

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MaxD
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic space with great service and excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food service and ambience were absolutely amazing!

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FD2014
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. We had the chefs tasting menu. It was an amazing experience.

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vipAmberB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time at Morimoto and I love it. The ambiance was lovely and the service was excellent. The food was top notch. The pricing is on the expensive side but it's worth it. It was pleasant experience. I would visit again in the future.

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vipbethanyb
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
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 on June 11, 2021
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 on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Graduation dinner

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Lior
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
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 on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was immaculate. One of my favorite restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. From the sushi to the steak. Throughly enjoyed this meal.

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
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
3 reviews
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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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 5862 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.