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Morimoto Asia - Waikiki, Honolulu, HI

Morimoto Asia - Waikiki

4.5
4.5
2659 Reviews
$50 and over
Asian
Morimoto Asia is Chef Masaharu Morimoto Pan-Asian Restaurant. The creativity of Chef Morimoto is already one of the most inventive forces in Asian cuisine. This culinary destination includes unique exhibition kitchens that showcase traditions like Peking duck carving and lobster. Morimoto Asia's eye-catching and beautiful beach views includes lounges, private's dining spaces, and an exhibition glass encased kitchen that allows guests a behind the scenes glimpse of the culinary action.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 62 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Japanese, Chinese

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 922-0022

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Satoshi Kawaguchi

  • Private party facilities

    Morimoto Asia Waikiki features stunning views of Waikiki Beach and offers private dining areas that hosts parties of various sizes. Please email us at info@morimotoasiawaikiki.com for special inquiries and questions.Events Manager: Collin WebbEmail: info@morimotoasiawaikiki.com

  • Neighborhood

    Waikiki

  • Cross street

    Liliuokalani Ave. & Kalakaua Ave.

  • Parking details

    Self-Parking Validation

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,659 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. E

    Ellie

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening out! Was the perfect night out for a great meal and special experience. Really a great experience.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptional! Excellent service by our wait staff. Will definitely come back.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Was very good, food excellent staff friendly and helpful, Reasonable prices
  4. J

    Jennifer

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  5. J

    Janice

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We were celebrating our 20th years anniversary and as newlyweds and the atmosphere was good. The elevator was down so we had to use the stairs. We had reservations at 630 and didn't get seated about 5-10 minutes later. The food looked delicious,however, it is a bit pricey. For appetizer we ordered hamachi tacos. The shell of the taco was delicious but I was not a fan of the ingredients inside. It came with 2 peices tacos. For pur main entrees I got shrimp pad thai and my husband got 16 oz ribeye steak. The shrimp pad thai was okay it tasted like other places I tried. The ribeye was the most expensive on our list and it did not come with any sides. It was neat to have it on a sizzling plate. Overall the food was ok. We've been to other restaurants that would either give desserts on the house for special occasions and etc but this restaurant did not. This area is a tourist spot but as a local resident I probably won't go back.
  6. MB

    MelindaB

    Exclusive

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious! It took a long time before we could get our cocktails, so that was a bit disappointing.
  7. DK

    DamienK

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Located in Waikiki right across Kuhio Beach with a beautiful sunset, what a stupendous site to have a meal with friends. We were greeted with smiles by the hostess and was shown our seats, get the on the the balcony overlooking the beach. The waiter Marshall was very knowledgeable to the menu and taste of each dish. Since we never came to this restaurant before, we asked for suggestion to taste. He told us that this was best eaten family style, meaning sharing. This was a great tip so that we wouldn't over order and end up wasting food. Ordered cocktails first, Sake of course when eating Asian food. This was followed with appetizers of Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice, Fish Carpaccio, and Sticky Ribs. The fish was Hamachi which is a fatty fish with great tasted that was seared in hot oil with a yuzu soy. The sticky ribs were a delight with fall off the bone meat with hoisin flavor. We shared for our entrée orders of House Fried Rice, Kakuni Bop, Roast Duck, Crispy Whole Fish, and a 16oz Ribeye Steak. You can never go wrong with Fried Rice but we also had the Kakuni Bop which is rice topped with braised pork belly and vegetables in a hot bowl tossed with an egg. The Roast Duck was served with tortilla flour instead of the traditional Buns, who new that it went well together. The crispy fish was deboned in the center and was easy to eat with its delicious sauce. The Ribeye was US Wagyu beef served on a sizzling platter with a szechuan sauce pored over. Dessert was a strawberry yuzu flavor and their donuts served with pastry cream, whipping cream, and azuki beans. While I am write this, my mouth is watering wanting to eat this again. It was a beautiful evening with great friend and outstanding food, served by a great wait staff.
  8. AM

    AliciaM

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal. Get a seat on the patio if you can. The shrimp pad Thai and sticky ribs are amazing. I’d skip the Angry lobster.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tulsa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service great food also very good
  10. BB

    BrandelynnB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service alone made the entire experience great. I wanted the surf and turf roll but went with the branzino crispy style fish instead. By recommendation and it did not disappoint.
  11. KF

    KellyF

    Yosemite

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our food and our waiter was amazing and super knowledgeable. Last time we were at Morimotos we were comped drinks as a tsunami was headed towards the islands (about 10 years ago). We never got to eat the food, but this time we did and no tsunami warnings! Haha
  12. AT

    AmandaT

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and staff. Highly recommend it going on your list for places to try.
  13. d

    drewhead

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved Morimoto’s when at The Modern but loved it even more at Alohilani: terrific unobstructed view of sunset! Covered outdoor seating that we will need to try out next time! Space overall a bit tight but comfortable/typical. Lots of wood & natural tones, which prefer over decor at Modern. Bar now separate from main dining, also a place I’d like to check out in future! Food was amazing, so FLAVORFUL. and as our waiter put it, “Chef Morimoto like FIRE!”: we had the smoked old fashioned where our waiter lit some hickory wood and let the smoke gather in the inverted glass - a trade-off from the cocktail ice cube, just so u know. with Elijah Craig bourbon, which was sweet & very smooth. I almost decided not to get the sticky short ribs appetizer…DO NOT SKIP THIS APPETIZER. This was DA BOMB. I don’t know how else to describe it. If this were an entree, I’d order it every single time. Caesars salad w/ duck also fabulous (served family style, well enough for 4) - my daughter said it was the best Caesars salad she’s ever had. I would say it’s top 3 vs Hy’s & Side Street Inn (but no one beats Hy’s presentation). She also loved the “watermelon” radish. For main course, highly highly recommend the crispy whole fish. Deboned and then flash fried in batter. If some at table not fan of spicy foods, can ask to have sauce on side like we did. Spicy sauce not that spicy, and added great flavor to fish. Also ordered Chef’s famous hamachi bibimbap, wonderful presentation, very flavorful. If u prefer more seared/crunchy rice, I’d recommend u push the rice against the sides asap and let sit for several minutes before eating. Last but not least, ordered the noodles that were also super flavorful! Topped dinner off with the spectacular chocolate sphere flambé (so much fire! haha), which for chocolate lovers was to die for (full disclosure: I’m not a chocolate fan, but everyone else in family is) Shoutout to Joe our waiter, so good!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ribs. Great service.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Munich

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very good! Staff was friendly and shared great local tips. Would recommend if visiting honolulu
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nick was a wonderful server. The food was out of this world amazing.
  17. WW

    WWMommy

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We went here for a celebratory dinner on our honeymoon. Overall most of the dishes are very good! Some of the dishes were memorable but for a tourist location with a great view the presentation was beautiful! Would highly recommend this place for a trendy, romantic dinner on Waikiki.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our entire experience from start to finish...this was a special trip for my son and I as we were Celebrating a successful trip of bringing my parents ashes back home on 3 different islands. In addition we were Celebrating my belated birthday. This was our final night, our final dinner and we have watched every single episode of Iron Chef!! The entire team made it special for us....from a table w/ a view, attentive staff and exquisite meal 👌 😋 We had Joe as our server; he was warm & welcoming, explained the menu, made excellent recommendations and was very attentive. Phil was his assistant for the evening and he was also very personable...I loved his intro for his name "just think Dr. Phil" 😆 🤣 he was always there to clear plates, refill waters and he made us laugh. Kyle, the AGM was checking on us all throughout the night. Along w/ the other Beautiful Asian woman, also checked on us. We didn't get her name but she was so elegant. The Food...I feel like we tried alot Fish Carpaccio, Dim Sum Platter, whole Fried Fish Branzino, and the special Certified A-5 Miyazaki Wagyu filet. They also gave me a Happy Birthday treat as well. We cannot say enough about our experience, everything was just perfect.. thank you for helping end our trip with more epic memories ❤️
  19. RC

    RossC

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and value. Chocolate dessert was great for me.
  20. J

    Jeffsv

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    A tad disappointing. Food ranged from good to excellent but some small service errors detracted from the experience. It seemed like we were being rushed, the first entree arrived while we were still having our before dinner cocktails. The ribeye steak had more fat and gristle than I would expect for $85. It was served sliced in one inch pieces that were much too large to pick up with the chopsticks provided as utensils. To be fair, it was a nice meal and the food was delicious. It just wasn’t quite what I expected from a chef as well known as Morimoto.
  21. AR

    ARabbit

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Seated outside, enjoyed it, food was good. Service and stuff were great.
  22. S

    Scott

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was pretty good, not mind blowing but no real complaints. The level of service, attitude at the host stand, and laminated plastic menus certainly did not live up to the price point.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great service!
  24. MG

    MaroullaG

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, service and innovative food
  25. CT

    CentralTxPreacher

    Austin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. Our order got “lost” but was quickly made up for when it was realized. We weren’t in any hurry so it didn’t matter so I can’t hold it against them. I would highly recommend.
  26. AT

    AlessandraT

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were amazing!
  27. JP

    JoeP

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, we love it! Such a great atmosphere with friendly staff and fabulous ambiance. Our server, Madison, was absolutely awesome and made our experience even better! We will be there again later this week!
  28. C

    Christy

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    It was fine. My expectations were high as it was Morimoto - Iron Chef. If my expectations had been PF Changs, I would have been pleased.
  29. K

    Kanani

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was delicious as always. Thanks to the staff for a great dinning experience.
  30. AR

    AntonioR

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and ambiance. Fair value for small portions
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The sticky ribs is the bomb! The manager and our server were so friendly and accommodating
  32. F

    Food4two

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The dishes we had were very good but very small! The food is a mix of Chinese and Japanese flavours!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening and great food.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food was okay. Not overwhelmingly great. Waiter was very nice
  35. JK

    JKAte

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was good and our server was nice & enthusiastic. My advise would be to go early if you want to enjoy the atmosphere of the place. It’s very beautiful room, but still a little weird when you feel like the last table. We had a “late” reservation at 8:30pm and we’re running 5mins behind and the host called and told us we couldn’t be seated if we arrived after 8:45pm (we were literally across the street waiting for a light). Then we realized towards the end of our meal that the dining room was empty so we asked and found out they close at 9:30! Hawaii midnight is no joke.
  36. MS

    MikeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing as expected,nice atmosphere and the prices are good
  37. h

    hack

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our 43 anniversary and it was fantastic. Our server was so friendly and attentive which made for a great dining experience. The food was as expected full of flavors and nicely presented. Great experience and would go back again!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Service was great Way overpriced Minimal menu Was expecting same as Morimotos Won’t be back
  39. MW

    MarcieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was fantastic. The food was on point. The atmosphere was stunning. Watching Morimoto on Iron Chef is awesome-to be able to eat at his establishment-amazing! Friendly, knowledgable and all around superb experience.
  40. O

    Olivia

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Service was poor for such an world-renowned chef and high-volume restaurant. My date and I switched seats mid-meal because one of the seats was uncomfortable. We tried switching tables multiple times but were told no because there were other reservations (the table next to us stayed empty from our appetizer until after we left, and there were several other tables that were all empty for 30+ mins). The hostesses weren’t friendly. Our waiters (Nick and Chris) were great, but we ordered a dessert that never came (the doughnuts that we were looking forward to trying for months). We ordered drinks and appetizers 15 mins before other tables and their wine and food came first. This experience was disappointing and I definitely DO NOT recommend!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Morimoto Asia - Waikiki is rated 4.5 stars by 2659 OpenTable diners.

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 62 times today
Google Map for Morimoto Asia - Waikiki

2490 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815-3240

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Liliuokalani Ave. & Kalakaua Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Waikiki

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Japanese, Chinese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Self-Parking Validation

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Satoshi Kawaguchi

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 922-0022

  • Private party facilities

    Morimoto Asia Waikiki features stunning views of Waikiki Beach and offers private dining areas that hosts parties of various sizes. Please email us at info@morimotoasiawaikiki.com for special inquiries and questions.Events Manager: Collin WebbEmail: info@morimotoasiawaikiki.com

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