Morimoto

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Japanese
Morimoto is serving contemporary Japanese cuisine. Chef Masaharu Morimoto of Iron Chef prepares traditional dishes with a modern flair.
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4.8
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k
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always one of the best restaurants in the city. We continue to dine there

LB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and everything was fantastic! We tried the different Wagyu steaks to compare and all were amazing.

f
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, as well as the cocktails. Very attentive staff.

CD
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were great, they took the time to explain the menu and answer any questions that we had.

m
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal along with such great service. Our server, Brian was the absolute best.

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit. We had a fantastic time. Our server was wonderful. She had great suggestions, and my husband can be a little particular. We both loved the food. Everything we tried from the appetizers to dessert were amazing.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Rude service , great food and atmosphere

c
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful omakasa the scallops with uni was superb! one of my fave restaurants in philly

LM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughters 25th birthday. We had a great time! The staff were great, it was our first time there and they took the time to explain the menu and gave great recommendations. I highly recommend Morimotos for any special event.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its really good dining experience ... wonderful service, outstanding food,......

TN
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service
Wonderful food

NV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for work and had a delicious dinner. Happy to make a reservation for one and looking forward to returning next time I’m in town!

AS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

My duck was raw I mean Raw to the point it was cold and I sent the duck back twice both times returned to me cold and raw . My fiancé steak was not cooked at the temperature he Requested ... Beautiful place for just drinks...

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent!

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AC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic! the Gyoza I've ever had and cant fault the sashimi

MS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A bit pricey, but their duck dish was the best I've ever had. Very modern and lounge like atmosphere.

A
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The quality of food is unsurpassed. But the service has fallen off a little bit. The servers don't seem to know or understand the menu well enough to recommend the best experience.

S
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always celebrate my husband so birthday at Morimoto, his favorite restaurant in Philadelphia!.
Of course we dine here many other times as well.
Great food always fresh and top rate sashimi.
Many other fun & delicious dishes to enjoy.
Fabulous wait staff.
Can’t wIt to return!

S
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a special occasion and Blair came through for us! Thank you so much Blair: the seating and birthday dessert after dinner were perfect! The Chef’s seasonal sushi was outstanding: the cuts of fish and perfect sushi rice were aligned in delightful harmony. Equally delicious were the tempura vegetable appetizers, duck fried rice, and the Chef sushi combination. The decor is visually stimulating yet relaxing, as sea themes and natural elements abound. We will be back!

PF
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Morimoto is a wonderful restaurant with great food. The only drawback is that it is VERY noisy.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch - always quiet, excellent service and food is A1

LR
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, staff and ambiance. There’s a cozy bar seating above with a nice view over the restaurant. The only thing that would make it even better was if morimoto was there himself!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service (shoutout Randall!), delicious food and an overall great experience. Will definitely be back to try different meals!

NR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been here in awhile. It was amazing! Better than I remember! I highly recommend it!

KR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The appetizers were great. Especially the Wagyu carpaccio.
The entrees were lack luster.

JP
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible overall dining experience!! The decor was ultra-modern and unlike other restaurants. The food was delicious and many dishes were prepared at the table. The service was superb.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always the best. The Wagu Dumplings and Duck, duck, duck were a nice surprise on the menu.

If you have problems picking something ask your server, they always have great recommendations

Morimoto
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you for dining with us! Look forward to seeing you soon!

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SO
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was very good. The service was excellent with honest waitstaff providing opinions on dishes. We went because we had a very generous gift card. However, I am not sure we would return. Nothing against the place. It was a great experience. However, the prices were very high. We barely drank at all, yet spent $300+ including tax and tip. A lot of the price is for the ambiance. Again, it was fantastic. Just very high priced.

Morimoto
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. This is very helpful! Very much appreciated for sharing with us!

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LF
Philadelphia
201 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We have been to Morimoto many times but this visit was particularly poor. We waited 45 minutes past our reservation time to be seated. We ordered food, which was all delicious, but several dishes we ordered did not arrive and had to be brought later. The manager was very apologetic and gave us free stuff we didn’t want or ask for. Some of our favorite dishes were the Black Cod, sashimi, and tuna pizza.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were celebrating a late Valentine’s Day. From the moment we walked in we felt like we were at a VIP lounge. We were a half hour early for our scheduled reservation so we were told we could hang out in the lounge upstairs and have a drink. The drinks were phenomenal and when our table is ready someone came up and got us and took us to our table. Our server Justin was well-versed in the entire menu including the wide variety of sake. He made our experience even more enjoyable with his knowledge and with his passion for the restaurant. It is pricey but it is well worth it. My wife and I highly recommend the dining experience that we had on Sunday night.

Morimoto
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you for your detailed feedback! Glad you enjoyed Valentine's Day with us! Thank you for sharing!

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GL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. We sat at the counter and got the omakase. The meal itself was incredible. Morimoto allowed one of us to order the omakase and the other a la carte, which was fun since we were able to get everything we wanted. Service was top notch - attentive but never intrusive. The counter experience didn't allow for any direct interaction with the sushi chefs as one might expect at a sushi counter, but watching the chefs was still entertaining. Overall it was a little loud, but we were there on a busy Saturday night so that's to be expected. Not so loud to the point of drowning out conversation. A fine experience, I'd go back.

BW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an incredible experience! My husband and I were blown away by everything: our server, Josh, the ambiance and delicious sushi! Just perfect. Out of this world the best sushi we have ever eaten! Can’t wait to return back for a visit when we are back in the city. Compliments to the chef’s and staff.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

not bad, not mind blowing. it is was it is, happy to have crossed morimoto off of my list but not dying to return.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amaizing food

D
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting this location. Food was phenomenal! Service was excellent.

K
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

It was okay? The sushi/sashimi was fine, though it wasn’t omakase quality. The dessert was good though. Would I recommend? Probs not, I had better sushi elsewhere.

T
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was not what I expected. Very one dimensional flavor wise. I was very disappointed . I waited 2 year’s to come in and I must say I am more upset that it was a waste of hundreds of dollars.

OT
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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f
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food with Exceptional service. Very knowledgeable staff and extensive wine and sake selection for every taste and budget.

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pricey but worth it. The omakase tasting menu was fantastic