Morimoto Asia - Waikiki

4.5
1793 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.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1793 people are saying
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vipStevenZ
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and value.

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AndrewA
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Bar was a hot mess. Took forever to get initial drinks. Bartender gave us wrong tab. Half way through the meal the wine arrived. If you can make it through the bar, the food is fantastic!!!

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Elizabeth32320
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxed and friendly ambiance. Attentive service. Fabulous food?

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Excellent food! I’m gluten intolerant and the wait staff Joe had menu suggestions ready for me to choose from. The food was delicious and service was excellent. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Jhené is an awesome host!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely exceptional meal from start to finish. Our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable, and the service from the entire team was on point. We were not left wanting for anything.

Amazing cocktails, phenomenal and unique dishes, and dessert was fun and memorable. We will absolutely be coming back!

Here’s all what we had -
Cocktails: north shore mule, ruby delight (x2), momo tai

Apps: spicy tuna crispy rice (a must if you’re craving crunchy!)

Entrees: hamachi special (bliss on a plate), ribeye special (medium rare perfection, the steak of my dreams)

Dessert: chocolate sphere (fire! rum! delicious!), strawberry yuzu sorbet (perfect palate cleanser)

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic. The service was phenomenal and the food was out of this world

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vipMmmGood
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Extraordinary sticky ribs. Bevetages only fair. Dinner "music" wad a major nuisance.

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like this restaurant’s beautiful sunset scenery. The dishes here are delicious and fresh, and the staff are all very kind. It is a good place for lunch and night, and I recommend early dinner because it is especially quiet, less crowded.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. We love fine dining and this hit the spot!

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ElizabethP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s nice place.

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vipMchanceyS
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good. The food was creative and fresh, and server was very helpful in suggesting modifications for dietary restrictions. Servicer was awesome. We'll be back.

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vandj
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was even better. Manuel was our server and he and his team did a fantastic job. Strongly suggest you check this place out and ask for Manuel. You won’t be disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely met all my expectations... fantastic experience. Highly recommend you get the sticky ribs...OMG amazing

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ROHINT
London
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Too many staff walking around doing not very much. Waiter said he would be looking after us tonight, and we hardly saw him.

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vipCPXMD
Jackson Hole
32 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Portions were small and the prices were high. Quality of food was very good, but you can get excellent food at lower prices elsewhere.

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vipMarieS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I made a reservation, I had mentioned some seating preferences and our special occasion. It was very well communicated and I didn't even had to repeat.

Our server Joe was very personable and professional - please let him know we appreciated him!
We ordered Ishiyaki buri-bop and black pepper beef. The flavoring was amazing, we could tell they really care about the quality of the each ingredient.

We will definitely be back :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Had a 6:30pm reservation but didn’t get seated til about 7:00pm even the party arrived after us got seated before we did. Did not apologize or explain why we were kept waiting until we asked. Hostesses said they were preparing for the menu when it’s just an QR code on the table. Awful customer service and pretty much ruin the dinner. Spend your money else where!

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vipChrisL
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed the experience here as the food and views from the lanai were amazing! The wait staff was amazing!

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vipJcrane
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Menu on open table is not updated. Nor is the one the resort provides. So be sure to check the restaurants menu directly on their website.

Server took no time to explain the menu or make recommendations and was complaining that he was not busy.

Food was underwhelming and overpriced.

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MKur
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Too noisy, food came out slowly and disjointed, waitress was too busy and not attentive, forgot our 2 orders of rice, sat us by a entrance/exit

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vipGoodeats13
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dining experience with great food and exceptional service! We will definitely come back :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Don’t come here if your hungry. Food is expensive for the little you get. Drinks are good. Half duck is the size of a pigeon. Think they could at least give you some rice. The desert that they light table side looks large but after they light it there is no more than a tablespoon of ice cream inside. Don’t get it

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Michael
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was great but the hostess was not too helpful regarding gift card usage rules. There was no mention online that gift card can not be used on the day of purchase but she insisted the gift card has to be used on other days (not today).

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Honeymoon. Great service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of the dining experience was phenomenal! Sticky ribs, dumplings and ribeye steak was amazing!

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AliH
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal. Dim sum appetizers wagu beef and orange chicken

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SoniaM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John our server was very helpful. Food was delicious and worth the price!

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Marty
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pick a table outside. Just great.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We loved the food but our waitress was not stellar. The orange chicken is lights out!! We also ordered the dim sum sampler, house fried rice and the yakasobi noodles- all dishes were fantastic! We were frustrated because our server didn’t refill our drinks or water at all and then took our appetizer plates and never returned with more plates, even after our dinner arrived we had to stop someone else to ask them to bring us plates. I am sure it sucks to be in food service during this pandemic so we try to be as understanding and pleasant as possible, but we were disappointed for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. The workers were friendly and showed personality.
Top quality! Whole fish was deboned! Duck was delicious!
High end. It’s a great place for adults who love fine foods!

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James
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was suppurb and food was excellent.

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KiyoM
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The sticky ribs are always delicious. My sister enjoyed the duck and our friend enjoyed the shrimp pad thai. However, the pork potstickers were not exciting so we wouldn't order that again, nor would we order the sushi. The whole fried fish was a spectacular dish. Some of us thought the sauce could be improved. Our server was terrific.

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vipCatfan300
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We ordered the table service of the wagyu ishiyaki, a salad to share and fresh vegetables. The server told us the items came out whenever they were ready. We received our vegetables first and then our salad. We felt that was a server error and she could have put the order in so we received the salad first. The wagyu was delicious. We shared the table side service of a flamed dessert which was very nice. Our experience would have been much better if our food had arrived in the proper order and not one dish on top of another.

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KailuaLP
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall experience was nice. Appreciated the outdoor seating allowing to view sunset. Food well presented and delish.

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Matt
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was not great, just ok. Expected much more for $200 dinner.

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vipFrenchbread
Hawaii
203 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I really wanted to love it here. Their former venue at The Modern never failed. This venue, however, Iʻm sad to say was a slight disappointment. The crispy fish was fantastic in both presentation and flavor, but other items were bland and, for example, greens were smothered in what I presume to be a cornstarch gravy that had zero flavor. The orange chicken was a stack of mcnuggets with an "ok" orange sauce, but didnʻt come close to knocking it out of the park. The chicken was dense and a bit dry - needed a knife with some force behind it to cut it. The wine was good, but at $18/glass it ought to be. The dim sum sampler requires a couple to cut each of the four pieces in half if you want to taste the whole experience, as there is one of each type. A pleasant enough evening, but nothing about it would draw me back.

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AndreaR
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have visited the Morimoto in Las Vegas and enjoyed it thought we would try it here. People and service were great.. sticky ribs were a little fatty and not quite as good as i remembered. Potstickers we’re good but came in. Pam still cooking so we had to wait a while to eat them since they were so hot. Our chocolate sphere we were anticipating based on our previous experience was good, but the top fell off and didn’t melt all the way but was still delicious.

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Mike
Anchorage
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great and drinks really good.

The menu is hard to pull up on phones. Neither one of us could get to page2 of drink menu and I kept having to restart the menu. Suggest a simpler web browser menu. Also explain some dishes better in the menu would be great

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laurieq
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morimoto Asia is just lovely. Amazing food and service. We like to dine here when we get the chance.

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Morimoto Asia - Waikiki is rated 4.5 stars by 1793 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.