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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

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (78)
Good for a Date (77)
Fit for Foodies (73)
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Creative Cuisine (69)
Good for Anniversaries (59)
Tasting Menu (52)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Romantic (43)
Authentic (37)
Worth the Drive (37)
Business Meals (32)
Hot Spot (32)
Fun (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Good for Groups (27)
Healthy (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Great for Lunch (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Seasonal (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Cozy (11)
Casual (10)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
People Watching (9)
Spicy (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Bar Seating (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tapas (4)
Vegan (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Organic (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Morimoto is an extravagant experience. Always enjoy the chefs choice as it is exciting to anticipate the next course.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Tapas, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great atmosphere here. We tried quite a few different things here and most were very good. The ramen was delicious- the broth quite tasty and comforting. The hamachi crudo was also delicious and fresh. The dumplings were delicious. The duck duck duck was the best entree we had in our group. Waitor was attentive, efficient, but not overly friendly. Bar tender was very nice and our cocktails were very refreshing!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent as usual, service and food was exceptional!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

First trip to Morimoto was in Orlando. Liked it so much we elected top visit the location in our area, Philadelphia. We were just as happy. Thanks for a great evening with our family.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great restaurant for sushi and Japanese food. Very cool interior with lots of glass and wood and lights changing the background and the mood every quarter hour. Each of the sushi dishes were presented very attractively and, most importantly, were delicious, as was the unique dessert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The service is beyond the usual. There will always be someone around if you even look as if you need something. If you turn your head and you have a half full glass, by the time you turn back around it is full. They cater to you and to be honest that great service alone was enough to make it worth the money we paid. We sat at the bar area and watch the chefs "create" everyone's food. I loved the passion the chef's had for what they were doing, especially the head chef! He was beyond excellent and very clean, he seemed as if he could have done his job with his eyes closed, very talented. My boyfriend and I visit once a year to treat ourselves, and would recommend to anyone! Go see for yourself! :)

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Organic, Good for Groups, Romantic, Business Meals, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I had been to Morimoto years ago and did not remember the experience. This time however the food was outstanding as was the service. I would definitely go again.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Amazing Omakase for our Anniversary!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The experience was amazing right from the greeting from the hostess to the finishing dessert. Thank you so much!

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

I had an excellent experience at Morimoto. The service was amazing and the food even more amazing. I had the seasonal omakase, and it was worth every penny. It felt like I was a judge at an Iron Chef contest. The food selections were varied, portions for each course were generous, and the food was cooked to perfection (don't miss the octopus! Melts in your mouth). Highly recommended. Although I'm not a big fan of downtown Philadelphia, if I ever have to come back to the city I will definitely eat here again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 9, 2017

My family was visiting

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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Best sushi I have ever had, this restaurant exceed my expectations.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great Meal. Be prepared for a suprisingly high check.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Morimoto's Philly, was everything I thought it would be! Delicious Creative Cuisine, Great Staff & Ambiance. Huge fan if Iron Chef Morimoto, so glad we experienced his restaurant.
Arlene (Southern Cal.)

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Healthy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Extremely over-priced drinks. Food was great, but not worth the $450 bill for two couples.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food is very good. Wait staff is attentive and receptive to special needs (like insuring food allergies are not compromised by mystery ingredients). The structure of the room and the open dining room make for a very loud room. It was nearly impossible to hear the waiter unless directly next to her. Conversations across our booth we're constantly lost by the room noise. The food makes it worth coming once but the horrible noise makes it unlikely we will return.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This restaurant is incredibly swanky with a good vibe. Perfect place for a special occasion or a date night. The service is excellent and attentive. This is my second time coming and I will most definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The Seasonal Omakase was amazing. It ties for the best meal I’ve ever had. I will go back again if ever make it back to Philly.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Healthy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I absolutely loved the food here. The service was exceptional. Everyone was attentive and my server truly knew the menu and suggested great options.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

From the moment we walked in, the service was impeccable. My husband and I went for lunch while in Philadelphia for the day. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and saki selection. The food - delicious. We ordered a roll and sashimi as appetizers then hot lunch plates. Definitely an experience and will certainly return.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Fun, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Service was very slow on this occasion. Everything else was perfect as usual.

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

We ordered the special menu with 7 courses. A few of our dishes were very good and others a bit less exceptional. We took the wine arrangement with a combination of wine and sake. Globally this is worth to try !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 4, 2017

I went here for my friend's birthday and the experience was perfect. Everything from the food to the service, it couldn't of been any better. The server was very knowledgeable and gave great recommendations. The food came out in a timely manner and multiple different servers clearer our dirty dishes within seconds of us finishing up. Overall Amazing experience!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Very nice place inside. Sushi was fresh and the drinks were great

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This is pretty much the best restaurant in the World. Excellent food, service, atmosphere, selection. Morimoto has it all.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Seasonal, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We were disappointed by Morimoto, especially by the service. For such an expensive meal in such a grand space, we expected a meal and service fit for a special occasion. Our waitress pushed us every minute once we sat down to decide what we wanted to drink, and then disappeared midway into our meal. She was impersonal, unhelpful, a little rude and did not make us feel taken care of. We found the service overall disorganized -- at one point, three hot dishes came out at once, making it hard to enjoy them before they got cold. Also while two dishes were getting cold, another server was explaining our yosedofu dish at length, but didn't have answers to any of our questions about what was in the dish or how it was made. When we were ready to order our final course, our waitress was nowhere to be found. Again, for such an expensive and well reputable restaurant, we expected more. We had eaten at Fork the evening before and experienced remarkable food and service for the same price, and were surprised by Morimoto in stark comparison. The one shining star of the evening was the calamari tempura salad. Truly delicious and memorable.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We were in town for an event and came to Morimoto’s for dinner. I had the


LPLPS

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Good service not pretentious. Great seasonal options and plenty of choices of cooked items if sushi isn't your thing. If sushi is your thing then this place has a great selection.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Just amazing, awesome lighting, the staff was on point and knowledgeable very polite... the menu tasting was worth the money spent. Bill was up there but I’d do it again

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Morimoto Philly is a nice restaurant but when compared to NYC Chelsea, it is inferior. The service is very good. The food quality is not same.

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great service and fantastic food made my night. I will come back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Wonderful food andercellent service!
We are going to return this restaurant next week.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

While the food was very good (not the best sushi I've ever had, but much better than mediocre), other aspects of this restaurant experience deserve mention. First, the service was excellent. Servers were everywhere. Our waiter was patient and helped explain the restaurant's specialty dishes clearly. Food was served and cleared promptly and politely. Regarding the ambiance of this restaurant, however, I have to say I was disappointed. While the decor is clever and sophisticated, it does not take into account accoustics (there are no soft surfaces to absorb sound) or practicality. Table lights are attached to the tables, with their wiring extending down through tubular pedestals that support the tables and anchor them to the floor. The result is that these lights cannot be moved and are in the way of food platters. Since our party shared dishes family style, this made it very difficult to reach and also, by the way, difficult for servers to place the platters of food. I guess the designers didn't want pendant lights hanging from the ceiling, but surely they could have thought of something else.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Exceptional food and service
Was as good as my first visit 16 years ago. Will go back again when I get to Philadelphia. One of my top 5 favorite restaurants in the world

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

I'm all the way from Chicago and love the Philadelphia location. I've taken my girl there plenty of times and we just absolutely love it. Don't mind spending a couple hundred on some of the best sushi I've ever eaten.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2017

This was my third time dining at Morimoto, first time leaving a review. The tasting menu is the highlight of the restaurant. Nearly any food restriction you have is accommodated, and the servers explain each dish wonderfully. You will not be disappointed!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Absolutely amazing. A MUST-VISIT for any foodie!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Fantastic time at Morimoto! This was my second time there and it did not disappoint. The food and drinks we on par. My husband and I did the chef tasting and beverage menu. Although it was expensive (we were celebrating our anniversary) the experience was priceless. It was exciting not knowing what we were going to get!!! Our waiter and servers coming with our courses were great. If you are a foodie and love trying new things, this is for you. It was high end plating and unami :) Thank you morimoto for a great night out!!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Well prepared food and professional service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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