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Morimoto

4.7
5685 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 5685 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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4.2
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IrinaK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Great ambiance, beautiful interior design. However, rolls were same taste as we would get at a grocery store. Very blend, no taste. The $42 rice and beef dish that was cooked by our table was disgusting. The only ok-ish dish was desert.
I need to mention that our server was great, he was very attentive and nice. He deserves 5 stars for trying to save our experience and make it a little better.

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Madeline
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First and foremost, WONDERFUL ALL AROUND EXPERIENCE. Let me give you the play by play of my experience here. First of all, I tried to make reservations at Pod. I was celebrating my boyfriends birthday and figured I would take him to one of my favorite places. Unfortunately, (BUT FORTUNATE!), they were closed and I was offered other restaurants to try. Morimoto popped up and I figured we could give it a try. I specifically put in my reservation notes that it was my boyfriends surprise birthday dinner. We had gotten to Morimoto about 20 minutes early for our reservation. The host was SO KIND. Unbelievably KIND and had asked to take our temp at the door and explained that because we were early our table was not yet ready but that we could go check out the gallery. She was seriously so kind. Both my boyfriend and I were so happy to wait because of her hospitality haha!! Literally 15 minutes later, she found us outside and we were so excited. She showed us to our table and explained a few things about ordering! Our server then came over and talked to us about the restaurant, went over the specials, and gave us a few moments to check things out. We ordered and were so pleasantly surprised at how BEAUTIFULLY PLATED our food was. ALSO how delicious it was. We finished our meals and then a few minutes passed and out came a dessert with a candle. Honestly, it's the little things and my boyfriend was so happy. We had gotten the check, paid and left. I would like to point out that I manage a restaurant in the Lehigh Valley. There is a huge difference between "service" and "hospitality." The staff here was amazing. The good was amazing. And quite honestly, we will be making reservations here at Morimoto first next time :) Thank you to all who made our "first time" so amazing. We left so happy, AND FULL :) BEYOND amazing experience. Thank you!

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JeffreyG
Poconos
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first and last restaurant that you should ever dine at

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NickG1290
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

My wife and I arrived 25 mins early due to the covid procedures.. we arrived to end up waiting those extra 25 mins. Prior to our arrival I had made specific request via the open table app, I requested that a drink be present and that I wanted the night to be EXTRA special. Sadly it was like my message meant nothing... we choose to do the “Lux 8 course pairing” which honestly I thought we’d have a waiter at the table course by course, not the case... all in all we spent $633 and the service was subpar, maybe it was due to the covid situation I don’t really know. The food was good service was poor and the restaurant wasn’t even that busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Decent food. Good night

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vipveggiemonster
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The tasting menu is good but nothing spectacular. Having had a similar tasting menu in Philly, Morimoto seems a bit subpar. The appetizer was a bit too rich to our taste and the dessert was too sweet. We would prefer something lighter instead. The wagyu beef and sushi sampler was outstanding though.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great dinner!! Highly recommended!

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vipLarryderm
Philadelphia
300 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Expensive fast food!!!

The selections were small. The salad was grossly overpriced for the plain greens. The udon was skimpy and undeveloped. The martini was small for $14, and the glass of wine similarly undistinguished. The noise level was disgraceful.

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Dominique
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience and will be returning.

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KevinB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. If you like Japanese food then Morimoto is a must if you are in the Philly area. The sushi was very fresh and the dishes were quite filling.

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DarcyT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food quality can’t justify the price. Some sushi are not very fresh.

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Kika
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience with great service. The environment is spectacular and made for an exciting dinner setting. 20/10 would recommend!

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TiaW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sadly my first experience here was during corona and I wished I went earlier this place is absolutely phenomenal. I came here for my birthday dinner with a six person party. Even though we could not sit altogether they made it work for us so we were somewhat close. The service was great our waiter was polite and checked up on us to make sure we’re doing well. Before arriving I had my mind set on the chef tasting menu, but unfortunately they weren’t serving it. As a result I got the snow beef which was so buttery beautiful cooked. I also had sashimi and sushi which was also very flavorful. I will definitely be returning to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food and service as always! Outdoor seating was pleasant enough - did the best they could in light of the current situation.

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karen
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was great, service was spectacular, perfect set up given the current circumstances, was a nice outdoor dining experience.

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ShelbyS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Philly for the day from DC, and on accident found Morimoto. Food was priced well, and delicious and Andrew our server was amazing. Attentive yet giving us the space we needed to enjoy our meal. Next time we are in Philadelphia we will be making another stop in. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It’s a cool looking restaurant and the staff is very friendly, but it’s a very overpriced, limited menu with sushi that is mediocre at best.

Morimoto
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank you for your valuable feedback on pricing and sushi selection. Look forward to welcoming you again and providing you better experience next time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were right up there with Morimoto standards. Only drawback is that we chose to sit outside. And sitting on the middle of Chestnut Street with buses and people going by ... detracted some. But resto did all it could to make us feel safe and special

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LuvyS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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NeneW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance and the sever was very helpful and super patient. He explained all the menu throughly. The Food was pretty good.

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vipMlondon
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and considerate service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was amazing as always, but the service was extremely slow. We were sitting outside and the heat lamp burned out. We asked for it to be relit because it was cold, and unfortunately it was not relit until after we got the check. Our waitress was wonderful, but after we commented on the slow service we were told they were short staffed and that was that. I understand that times are tough right now, but with the high cost of the bill you would think that they would value their customer experience even while being short staffed.

Morimoto
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank you for your detailed feedback. Look forward to welcoming you again and providing you better experience next time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad experience, slow service, very unsatisfied

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TimB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Sake Celebration dinner: very small food and sake servings

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal as always

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Vcschwa
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very safe. Tested at door and spaced for those that are concerned. Felt like more people could have dined. Food was top notch as always. Variety on omakase was great. Catered to my kids weird requests w style n grace. Great restaurant

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vipVictorV
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there. The food was outstanding, and our waitress, Fedra, was a sweetheart. Would very much like to dine indoors on our next visit ....

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Ceejay
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re seeking exceptional dining with a romantic ambiance this is definitely the place for you. The chains was superb and the staff was kind and patient. My friend has food allergies and they were carful you ensure the mean was not contaminated. I’m looking forward to returning in the near future

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Took 20 minutes to be seated for our reservation. Had to wait outside on the street.

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CindyK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Mediocre and overpriced sushi. The ambiance and service would bring me back but I wouldn't recommend for just the sushi.

Morimoto
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank you for your valuable feedback on pricing and sushi quality. Look forward to welcoming you again and providing you better experience next time!

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viprrosas1008
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We chose to eat the wagyu steaks haven't had wagyu about 12 times I would have to rate the strip steak at the lower end. My son had the higher end wagyu on the menu which I would rate in the top three we also had some sushi which I would rate in the top three also appetizers were very good we would definitely go back

Morimoto
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank you for your feedback on strip! This is very helpful information for us. Thank you for dining with us and look forward to providing you better experience next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing and relaxing with amazing food 😋

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Food was excellent. Service was also excellent considering covid. Staff was very thoughtful and adhered to all safety measures throughout the dinner service.

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vipPeterB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most wonderful dining experience I've had in six months. Covid-19 guidelines were in place and I felt very safe. The real star here was the meal. There was not one misstep from appetizers to dessert. Server Josh was very helpful and never intrusive. Thanks for making the new normal feel like the old normal. Bravo to Morimoto!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I’ve been going to Morimoto since it’s opening and as always it was a pleasure. The rock shrimp was soggier than usual and lacked flavor, however the $90 sushi/sashimi combination made up for it. It was such a great value for the quality and quantity of sushi. The waitstaff followed strict health guidelines for covid-19 which was greatly appreciated.

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RayB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first indoor dining experience since pandemic started and what a blast! Chef's sushi sashimi combo was outstanding and very reasonably priced. So were main courses. Service was very attentive. Five stars!

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vipCeeF
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The hot food wasn’t very good. All came out lukewarm and didn’t feel fresh. We returned the wagyu beef rice bowl. Loaded with salt and meat was chewy. No go for $42. The tuna pizza and toro scallion roll were decent. Not in a rush to return for those prices.

Morimoto
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank you for your feedback during your meal as well! It is very valuable to us and hope to provide you better experience next time!

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JulieP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My waiter, luis, was super nice and helpful. I felt super safe with the precautions going on with Covid. The food was delicious

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Samuel
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My date and I tried the edamame, rock shrimp tempura, ishi yaki bop with yellow tail, and anmitsu. The edamame has a very pleasant aroma. The rock shrimp is not very tasty - some pieces have too much dough and become oily. The rice bowl is very tasty thanks to fresh fish and the entire experience is exhilarating (cooked table-side by very attentive servers) - a little sour for my taste, though. Could have used a bit of crunch for texture variation. The dessert has a good mix of various flavors that somehow form a harmony - not too sweet, and every time you dig in, you find something new in a tiny bowl of awesomeness. Overall, an excellent meal from the Iron Chef.

Morimoto
Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you for your feedback on Rock Shrimp Tempura and Ishi Yaki Buri Bop; sorry to hear they did not meet your expectation. We appreciate your words and look forward to seeing you in the near future!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily one of the best restaurants I’ve ever eaten at. Every single plate was full of flavor and left us wanting more.

Morimoto
Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you for joining us!

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FAQs

Morimoto does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Morimoto also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 413-9070.

Morimoto is rated 4.7 stars by 5685 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.