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About Morimoto

Morimoto is a cutting-edge restaurant serving contemporary Japanese cuisine. Chef Masaharu Morimoto of Iron Chef fame prepares traditional dishes with a modern flair. Reservations will be accommodated at the sushi bar or a table; both options are fabulous! Special requests are encouraged but not guaranteed; please call the restaurant to discuss your special requests well before your reservation date.

723 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 2:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm 12:00am

Cross Street:
Between 7th & 8th on Chestnut Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 413-9070

Website:
http://www.morimotorestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available at $15 per vehicle starting nightly from 5:00pm. Limited street parking is also available.

Public Transit:
Route 47 bus – Chestnut Street stop.

Executive Chef:
Masaharu Morimoto

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
To reserve the Private Omakase Room, please contact Nicole Coombe in our special events department for more information: Nicole@starr-restaurant.com // 267-886-1408

Private Dining

The flagship restaurant of Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Morimoto serves contemporary Japanese cuisine and sublime sushi. An array of special sakes, wines and specialty cocktails complements the menu. Whether it's a large group or a small gathering, this restaurant is the premiere spot to entertain.

Morimoto Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (69)
Good for a Date (60)
Creative Cuisine (57)
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Fit for Foodies (51)
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Tasting Menu (46)
Romantic (40)
Authentic (38)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Worth the Drive (31)
Business Meals (29)
Fun (23)
Good for Groups (23)
Hot Spot (21)
Casual (18)
Healthy (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Seasonal (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
People Watching (9)
Cozy (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (2)
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Happy Hour (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

We were at Morimoto's for an anniversary. It was a good experience overall. The host could have been a little bit more friendly, but overall the experience was good. The food was excellent and the portion sizes were really good. We anticipated smaller portion sizes and ended up with more food than we could eat!

DRINKS:
Lychee and fig martini - among the best lychee drinks I have had. Absolutely delicious!
Kemuri - Expected a more smokey drink since it has Laphroaig, but we were pleasantly surprised with a drink more on the sweeter side.
Both drinks were great; we'd order again!

FOOD:
We started off with appetizers:
Rock shrimp - the sauce was great, and the shrimp was wonderfully crispy on the outside. The shrimp was a little overcooked though. Probably would not order again.
Wagyu dumplings - This was our favorite appetizer of the night! The beef was great, the broth was delicious and the dumplings were perfectly soupy and warm.
Spicy vegetable tempura roll - there was nothing special about the roll; could be from any sushi place

Main dishes:
Green tea cha soba needles - I like to believe I am a green tea connoisseur! I loved these noodles and were my favorite dish of the night! I would go back for this.
Duck Duck Duck - The duck fried rice was absolutely delicious! Definitely a unique take on fried rice. The duck was cooked perfectly as well. Would order again.

Overall, the only disappointment was the staff being a little less warming and welcoming. With that added to the experience, I would give 5 stars!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

A.W.E.S.O.M.E.
Food, service, ambiance.
Everything!
We did the tasting menu and are full and happy!!!🏅

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great service and interesting menu with some flair

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

The sushi was good but the entrees did not meet our high expectation. Would stick with the sushi.

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·Dined 3 days ago

My girlfriend took me out for Valentine's Day and we can honestly say everything was perfect. From the moment you walked in to the second we walked out, we were well taken care of. The sushi and oysters were delicious and main courses were even better. Will definitely return very soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was tasty and excellent as usual. Hadn’t been there for several years and the food seems consistent. Unfortunately, I guess I’m a Nobu fan and would rather have spent the money on Nobu. The choices are limited but it’s still the best in Philly.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was perfect

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·Dined 4 days ago

Was an absolutely wonderful evening!! The waitress was great as she described and helped us choose our meal!! I would recommend that everyone have this experience once in their life!! Thank you!!’

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·Dined 5 days ago

Best food I have ever eaten. Me and my girlfriend got the omakase. It was $135 a person which is much more than I spend on a typical night out but the food lived up to the price. The food is definitely worth the trip and money. Service was good too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Came here with my girlfriend four our anniversary date. Debatably the best dinner/meal I’ve ever had in my life. The Japanese A5 Wagyu beef was the best beef I’ve ever tasted. Got the Australian Wagyu for my entree, and it was very good. Tempura shrimp were amazing. Dessert was very good also. Cool interior and ambiance, beautiful place. Can’t wait to come back here for my next dinner!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great experience! Best sushi I have ever tasted. Went for a Valentine’s celebration, highly recommended for date night !

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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Morimoto's never disappoints. Everything was exceptional; the quality of the food, the presentation of each dish, the professionalism of the server, the cleanliness of the restaurant.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food, service and ambience! A perfect night!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

good experience, but food wasn’t anything special.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Valentine’s day

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

A rarity in Philadelphia - somewhere that is delicious and high end but not pretentious.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Definitely one of my favorite restuarants in Philadelphia, although a little pricy but well worth it on a special occasion. I went here with my boyfriend to celebrate Valentine's. We didn't try the omakase (which I wish we did) but the Duck Duck Duck and Rock Shrimp Tempura were amazing.
We also had the 45 Chef Combination.
Food took a little longer to reach our table but still good!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Seasonal, Casual, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

When you visit Morimoto, you must always try their omakase but today was different. Today's omakase was Valentine's day themed so it was different. All in all, always a good experience here. See u next time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Amazing, got the 8 course meal couldnt ask for a better experience since im an iron chef Morimoto super fan!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We could not have had better service. Alex ( I think that was his name) was there we we needed him. The food was amazing. It was my wife’s first visit and she has not stopped talking about it. While it can be pricy, there is good value is what you pay for.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Spicy, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great sushi. Enjoyed the atmosphere. Staff was polite.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

High quality food in a very pleasant ambience. It was our third visit in the past four months and we are looking forward to another visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The “Duck, Duck, Duck” entree was one of the best meals I’ve EVER had in my life! The sushi combination was extremely fresh and tasty. A bit pricey, but well worth it for a special occasion. I’d been wanting to eat at Morimoto for years, and it definitely did not disappoint! I look forward to having the Omakase on my next visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Awesome good, great vibe. Highly recommend and Im not the biggest seafood fan

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food, fantastic waiter. Didn’t feel rushed- it was a wonderful experience

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Outstanding. My husband and I had the classic omakase and it was worth every penny. The service was impeccable and prompt, never overbearing, and every server explained each dish very well. As for the food, I didn't know fish could be that buttery and melt-in-your-mouth amazing. The black cod with miso was alone worth the price of admission, and I'd go back just for that--but the 7 other dishes were incredible, too! The skate with dashi was the epitome of umami, and the duck was rendered beautifully. We left feeling full and pampered and will absolutely be back some day.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

.................great great great........ amazing food......amazing drinks....... service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

My wife and I dined at Morimoto in Philly on Saturday night. Once we entered we were immediately asked if they could take our coats. We were then taken to our table. The restaurant has a sleek white decor. Our waiter Kevin approached shortly after being seated and thoroughly described the menu and told us the night's specials. Besides the food being very good, the service was even better. We will return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Everything was wonderful. The preparation, the presentation and the service was outstanding. Our server, Makato, was extremely attentive and helpful. Thank you!!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The food is pretty good but not for the price. The service was very good and the atmosphere is really nice. This is the 4th time I have visited this particular Morimoto's and it will be my last. The Orlando location is far better.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Had a recent lunch at Morimoto and had a fantastic experience. Food was outstanding, as was the service. The restaurant was surprisingly (and thankfully) not busy, so we were able to converse easily and let the meal progress at a leisurely pace. The lunch sets were a very good value. Definitely would go back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Everything was good except the broth snd the salad were a bit salty and the fish were all diced up too small in the chirishi. Other than that, everything were good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The service at Morimoto is exceptional. The wait staff is attentive and professional. It seemed that they understand that the menu can be intimidating for people not experienced with Japanese cuisine and take time to be helpful. The ambiance seems a bit stale, as it hasn't been updated since I was there 10 years ago. I was less than impressed by the dress code of other patrons. While we were dressed in dress-casual, there were people in hats and plaid shirts. The food was phenomenal. The kakuni pork belly was fantastic, as were the desserts. Morimoto flavors all their sushi with a dab of wasabi, and on about 50% of our pieces there was too much wasabi and it overpowered the flavor of the fish. I think it the future I would ask for it without wasabi and apply it myself. Overall I was satisfied with our experience, not blown away. I would still recommend it to a friend as an interesting blend of flavors to experience

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Sushi was amazing and my vegetarian wife had a tofu dish made table side that she said was great. Perfect for a date night!!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The ambience and food did not disappoint. They serve good size portions as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

suck suck suck suck suck suck suck suck suck scuk suck

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was excellent, service was excellent! Bathrooms need more attention, was not very clean and the door doesn’t lock. Food a little overpriced but excellent taste and presentation. Would definitely recommend and come back!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Everything was excellent.....however a bit pricey . Definitely worth it overall

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Phenomenal experience. Great staff.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 29, 2018

JD was a fabulous server; pleasant, informative, helpful, and did not make us feel rushed at all (we were the last table to arrive and leave). His recommendations were perfect. Terrific evening all around.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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