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Morimoto

4.7
4.7
6182 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 70 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 413-9070

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Masaharu Morimoto

  • Private party facilities

    For Special Events, Please Contact 215-413-9070.

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Cohen: (877) 742-1064

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    Between 7th & 8th on Chestnut Street

  • Parking details

    Nearby parking options: 711 Chestnut St., 733 Chestnut St., 10 S 8th St., 615 Chestnut St..

  • Public transit

    Route 47 Bus at Chestnut Street Stop

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,182 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Japanese

  • Philadelphia

    Japanese

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  1. SMGR

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Morimoto is a truly amazing dining experience. The sushi was possibly the best I’ve ever had. Absolutely impressed with the entire experience and will be back again for another special occasion!
  2. ChiaraL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    A bit pretentious and poorly designed, but good food overall. The color changing led tables and boots are a bit distracting and the acoustics of the restaurant are so bad we could not hear each other across the table and the restaurant was only half full. The food took a really long time to arrive for a non busy night but was very good. The place is a bit pricy for the ambiance that is trendy but definitely not high class.
  3. Intownforfood

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Hannah was lovely. Friendly and attentive but not overbearing. Ordered the Omakase option which was tasty but I wished it had more sushi. There was also a tuna tartare dish followed by a steak tartare dish a few dishes later. Overall, it was a lovely experience and would go back again.
  4. HenriC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    If you need a romantic place that’s the place to go.
  5. AnnaG

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the interior was really cool. I’ve never been anywhere like it.
  6. AlanG

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. Sashimi as fresh as it gets. Service perfect. Beat sushi in Philly.
  7. AbigailC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! A good place to split a couple things. Everything was fresh!
  8. LeeRosin

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Samuel was an absolute DELIGHT!!!! He made us feel so special and was just such an amazing person. The food was incredible and the restaurant is beautiful. But honestly it was Samuel who made the experience so memorable. Thank you!!!
  9. Sashimilover

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Morimito impresses from the entrance right away. Simple, clean, modern lines, warm ondulating wooden ceilings backlit with pastel colored lights makes one feel like you are at a space station... We started with cocktails and appetizers and they were outstanding! Wagyu on hot stone and wagyu carpaccio coupled with the cocktails got our appetites curbed yet left us hungry for the next course. We all love sashimi. So we ordered the seasonal chef's selection of 16 pieces and they were outstanding! We also ordered sake with our sashimi that was suggested by their sommelier. That also was amazing! then the dessert. Just excellent. Our server Grace was also very sweet and patient as we were a party of 5, 2 parents and 3 siblings ranging from 10 years old to 23! So our needs were a tad chaotic and random yet she handled all of us with care!
  10. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I absolutely loved the ambiance of this restaurant. Very vibrant but still very peaceful. Our waiter was amazing & by the end of our meal we were so stuffed and declined dessert but he still brought out a sorbet reading “happy birthday” on the plate which was a very pleasant surprise. Definitely will be back again soon!
  11. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Way over priced tasting menu. People were kind. Took too long
  12. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place for service, ambiance, and flavor that never misses. The toro is a fan favorite, but everything was lovely!
  13. Martin

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife to Morimoto for her birthday. She had never been before and she has been wanting to go for a few years now. We both ordered the Omakase wirh A5 upgrade and it was delicious. The food was brought out at a very good pace and we were never left wanting for long after finishing out plates. Our servers were very friendly and attentive and we had a very positive experience. Would not hesitate to go again.
  14. WD92

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was delicious as expected. Service was not good but not terrible. Server spoke very low for how loud the restaurant was at the time (Saturday night) and my date and I had a very hard time hearing her. To the point that when the sushi special was described I just smiled and nodded instead of asking her to repeat herself yet again. Server also put no effort into recommendations knowing it was our first time dining here.
  15. guest

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, staff, and ambience exceeded our expectations. Look forward to returning. Thank you to staff for a memorable dining experience!
  16. Joseph

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is a little pricey. You are definitely paying a premium for the brand with the food, but it is delicious without a doubt! Absolutely fantastic, some of the best sushi I've had in my life so far hands down. It was my first experience dining at the sushi counter, and it was definitely well worth the experience. I highly recommend anyone come and try this restaurant; you will not regret it!
  17. NeenuB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    salmon was too salty and chewy. sushi was ok but ha better sushi my vegetarian bowl with tofu was too dry
  18. FarinS

    Alabama

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the pre-fix with sake pairing. Beautiful timing, beautiful food, beautiful service.
  19. pw27

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Everything was fantastic and would definitely recommend to anyone. However, would NOT recommend our server Alejandra. All the food runners and bussers did a way better job and made up for her lack of effort and bad attitude.
  20. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food kinda salty but everything else is outstanding!
  21. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice experience. We’re vegetarian (milk eggs cheese ok) and wish they did have more options. Hard to really decrease a peg from that but felt could have been more ambitious. They do stone meat thing which also is ok but we got seated next table they were doing it at, smoke briefly drifted over. Again in scheme of inequality, climate change, gun deaths, etc minor complaint but essentially barbecue smoke is not something even carnivore might expect at place such as this one. At either rate We actually saw Morimoto due a vegetarian iron chef once so thought he could/would be more veggie centric other than sushi which also was excellent for veggie choices. Soba noodles were ok - not like transporting Rice dish and tofu also sort of ok but lacks nuance and rice could get crispy - soy ends up overpowering And since the miso has fish based sauce that’s about it for vegetarians. Desserts amazing! For cost very reasonable for this level of dining. Staff amazingly courteous and responsive. Cool decor and booths change their colors in subtle ways.
  22. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience. I had the chef tasting experience and enjoyed all the different styles of foods and combinations that were presented including the dessert which was something I wouldn’t typically consider.
  23. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We have been coming here for 20 years. The place is consistently cutting edge, classy, delicious and interesting. The only complaints I had were that we made our reservations over a week in advance and we got seated right next to the lobby/front door- and that the dress code is not enforced. People were coming in with bare midriffs, torn jeans, sweatpants. That takes a lot of the class away in my opinion and disrespectful to the chefs. This is an iconic restaurant!
  24. TracyM

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Worth the hype and the expense. We were guided through the menu and enjoyed every recommendation. Highly recommend.
  25. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service. Pretty restaurant. Chairs were not too comfortable (my feet dangled) and the ladies room in front was so dark I couldn’t see how to lock the door or find the light switch ( if there was one). Not a deal breaker by any means. This place has excellent food and service and it’s not too loud even when crowded.
  26. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family had dinner here for my sisters birthday. The food was delicious and the staff had great recommendations, they also gave her a birthday dessert at the end of the meal. Would definitely recommend going here for fresh fish and relaxing ambiance.
  27. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were top notch. Space is very cool too. Some standouts were hamachi appetizer and black miso cod.
  28. TommyK

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely phenomenal food on par with many Michelin star restaurants. Price isn't cheap, but you get what you pay for here and I have zero complaints.
  29. BillA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Highly recommend.
  30. witiwoman

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely ambiance, good service, way too noisy for conversation, food was expensive.
  31. Pace

    New England

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Sent Ramen back. Overcooked noodles and chicken broth had an unusual flavor. Dumplings were excellent. Toro sushi was the best I have ever experienced. Otherwise sushi and rolls we’re pretty average.
  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Always love the experience at Morimoto. Service with Sam was incredible. However they were not staffed appropriately for how busy it got. As the meal went on things got extremely drawn out because of this.
  33. ArjunC

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great sushi and an excellent omakase. Our server (Christine) was very thoughtful and helpful. Not too sure of the lighting or the (immovable) light fixture on the table. Highly recommended!
  34. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Outdated concept, from early 2000s. Food just OK. Service was good
  35. Phillygirl

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was delish . Brought an out of town visitor . Service slow - took 20/30 minutes for our cocktail to arrive . Crowd kind of random - mixed bag of people , from elderly to sweatshirted 20 something’s .
  36. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My friend and I came here as I’ve wanted to come ever the restaurant opened years ago. I highly recommend going with the digital menu which features seasonal seafood flown in from Japan every week. When we went, Chef’s Choice sushi was $75 for eight pieces or $80 for 16 of sashimi. We did the sashimi so both of us could try all the selections. OMG. We also went with a seafood in a butter sauce which had whitefish, lobster, scallop, shrimp, and bok choy. Outstanding. We had some of the best service I’ve had in a long time with Isaiah, and the evening was perfect. Very noisy restaurant when full and it was shortly after we got there about 5:30. Very expensive…$280 for two entrees, four cocktails, and the seasonal sashimi not including tax and tip.
  37. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is simply great!
  38. MariaI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Amazing service! Our waiter made my fiancés birthday beyond special. Still dreaming about our meal the day after! The sushi tastes too good to be true. The wagyu hot stone experience was super fun. To top it off, the fire ball chocolate dessert was unforgettable!!
  39. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food delicious. But the decor and ambiance of this restaurant was 10/1” for sure!
  40. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    We felt compelled to order the Omakase by the server instead of selecting our own menu items. The restaurant was very busy, so we felt this option should NOT have been suggested to us as it took over 3 hours and 40 minutes to complete the meal! 20-30 minutes in between courses. Just unprofessional. The portion sizes were delicious but ridiculously small. We had to add 24 sushi rolls to our meal and still we were hungry. The dessert was the largest item we received, which is very sad. Horribly overpriced for the amount of food. All of us are experiencing odd stomach ailments the day after… I guess that’s what happens when you have small amounts of raw fish and then a fat cream puff for dessert 3 1/2 hours later.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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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 4.7 stars by 6182 OpenTable diners.

Morimoto does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 70 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Morimoto

723 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 7th & 8th on Chestnut Street

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Nearby parking options: 711 Chestnut St., 733 Chestnut St., 10 S 8th St., 615 Chestnut St..

  • Public transit

    Route 47 Bus at Chestnut Street Stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Masaharu Morimoto

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 413-9070

  • Private party facilities

    For Special Events, Please Contact 215-413-9070.

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Cohen: (877) 742-1064

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