Morimoto Asia - Waikiki

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Morimoto Asia Located across from Waikiki beach is a sought-after choice for dinner on Kalakaua ave. Iron Chef Morimoto’s world-renowned cuisine makes our dining destination one of the best restaurants in Hawaii. With his vision and creativity, the menu integrates traditional Asian and Western ingredients, delivering specialty items such as Peking duck, sticky ribs, Korean kalbi, dim sum and traditional wok fry dishes. When looking for Japanese food, Waikiki has a wide selection, however no other Honolulu restaurants surpass Morimoto Asia. From its incomparable venue to its superlative service and inventive cuisine, our signature restaurant provides a distinctly memorable dining experience.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for my birthday and had a blast. Great staff, great food!

MR
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our favorite go to place when we want to splurge a little.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

PP
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and great service, very good value for money

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great atmosphere (ocean front), great food. Best orange chicken I have EVER eaten! Our server was so knowledgeable and everyone was very welcoming. A must do in Waikiki.

A
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

We received our three appetizers before we received our drinks.

And then our drinks finally arrived with our main course.

The food came way to quickly. Didn’t allow us to enjoy the experience.

Food was great and ambiance was beautiful!

MG
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. The server was very attentive and helpful. The outside seating is covered and has a nice beach view.

JT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely food with great service. The popcorn shrimps were probably the best I've ever tasted. Quite expensive but you get what you pay for

BP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Our food came out in a matter of minutes. One dish was cold and had to send it back. Took longer to heat it up and bring back than it did to make.

Food was meh for the price. Might as well have been a PF Chang’s with an ‘Iron Chef’ logo slapped on it. Very disappointing, especially for the price.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

This was a very up and down dinner experience, overall nothing special considering all the amazing restaurants in Hawaii. We made reservations and still had a 30 plus minute wait, a couple of the appetizers were enjoyable but the primary issue was service and overcooked waygu beef which is somewhat of crime against food. We ordered two waygu beef entires, the most expensive items on the menu, and each had separate issues. The hot rock with the cook your own option actually was not hot enough to cook anything and then the waygu strip my boyfriend ordered arrived well done without any of the preparation or sides described in the menu. After drinks, the total bill for dinner and appetizers was close to $700. For the cost I think the restaurant should be ashamed of the food they put out never mind the fact that we could never find our waiter.

EP
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The reception area was so very organized and the 3 women were lost. Lots of people had to wait hour or so even with reservations. We told them that we would be at the bar which was 10 feer away from.the desk. We were never callled. We told them twice that we were at the bar. We finally ate there with a bunch of other people bartender and food was great. Get rid of those 3 divas. They were pretty but pretty useless

M
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a reservation and had to wait about 20 minutes; food is great; a little crowded and loud for my taste.. I love Morimoto Maui!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Arrived at 730 for 730 reservation. Was told it would be a 15 min wait. At 8 checked back with hostess. She forgot about me. Told me 5 more minutes. She cancelled my opentable reservation. Was finally seated around 810. My rating on service is for the hostess. My actual server was excellent.

OT
Tokyo
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Unfortunately, they no longer offer the Lava chocolate ball which is the reason that we first became regulars(after seeing another table order it 2 years ago, it was the reason for us to bring:

-our sister/daughter
-our brother/son
-niece & spouse

We brought them here mostly because of this dessert and wouldn’t have otherwise. To use the “excuse” that because of Valentines Day, they were out of chocolate is so sloppy.

Secondly, it has been over a year and they still haven’t fixed their sidewalk in front of the restaurant.

Mr. Morimoto/Morimoto-san has become greedy and simply doesn’t maintain consideration for safety or consistency with their customers/menu.

OT
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The wine list is very limited, just 1 choice for chardonnay by the glass at $18 which seems exorbitant.

J
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Bar tender completely ignored us for about 15 minutes. Server at table was great. Food was good but definitely not worth the price. Highlight was duck Caesar salad.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food definitely was one of the best. Great atmosphere and ambience. The big downside was that on that particular evening the food took a very long time to get to the table. Despite this, the servers provided exceptional service.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had! Ordered 8 different items from the menu and everything was incredible

J
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It's a nice restaurant but very big and the tables are very close together. We were out for late Valentines and were seated so close to the other two couples next to us that we felt as though they were a part of our dinner too - in fact one of the other people made a joke, where are we going next time? There are a lot of dishes prepared table side so we all got to have an extra show and see what the couples next to us were eating.
The food was good...but the only thing that really stood out to me was the chocolate sphere dessert. It was very dramatic - they light it up at your table and the chocolate melts and it was delicious.
All of the people working there were very nice and I could tell they wanted to provide good service.
When we first got there (early at 6) the service was very good, however shortly after when the restaurant got busy I don't think the server/kitchen was able to keep up. By the end of our dinner we waited 20 mins for our dessert - and I wasn't able to enjoy the dessert with coffee as my coffee didn't get to me until after we had finished our dessert.
I think that the restaurant is catering more to the tourist staying in the hotel and trying to get the most people in and out as possible. I probably wouldn't go back for dinner...maybe for drinks and apps at the bar.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful better than when it first opened

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good service. Waitress was very sweet and professional. Food was above expectations. Would love to dine here again

TK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was on spot made us feel like we were somebody !!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

A
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

What an incredible Valentine's Day dinner experience! The ambiance, service, and food was nothing short of exceptional.

DA
Tahoe
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice view from lanai. Most seats outside are a little crowded-booth one side/chair on other, right next to other party. Not intimate when conversations are unavoidably overheard.
Food: one great salad one not so great. Buri bop was amazing and wonderful. Other dishes not so much. Various servers brought our food, so less personal. So—Very good but not great. Will go back for buri bop and ribs.

G
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing experience with the superb cuisine, service and sunset view. The only drawback for us was the high noise level. I understand many like the high energy noise level but we prefer a quieter more romantic sound level. May be a quieter room/area for those so inclined?

Thank you for an otherwise unmatched experience!!

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience5

I waited over an hour for my food but they gave me free food

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel did an amazing job & took good care of us. Outstanding hospitality!

PM
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was expensive and nothing special. This is like a glorified of PF Chang. I would not go there again.
Don’t try the roast duck which was fatty and nothing like Peking duck!

RM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Boring place. Food is very mediocre. We would never come back.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and outstanding service! The Iron Chef did not disappoint.

V
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down our absolute favorite dinner

MB
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience2

The noise level was not "energetic" but was obnoxiously loud. The music was too loud & not really fitting for an upscale dining experience. The food was amazing!

R
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the service was terrific.
Menu is varied and everything we tried wa amazing.
The server was great.

HK
New England
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Ordered several small plates, they were all delivered within 5-10 minutes of ordering. Did not receive our drinks until mid way through meal. Felt very rushed. They had us in and out within 45 minutes. Servers were nice and food was good. We would have enjoyed having a couple drinks and our plates coursed out.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. A little price but to be expected in Waikiki. Waiter was very attentive. Visual pleasing to see the smoked old fashion made table side as well as the chocolate sphere caramelizing. Made up for the loud guy a few tables away.

l
Phoenix
43 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service started with Hank at the bar.
Our server Jen was awesome. Helpful I choosing our dishes. The popcorn shrimp was my favorite. The others loved the duck.
We had an awesome experience.

TT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my 2 year anniversary with my gf and I decided to take her there. the servers there were so polite and the service was fantastic. Defenitley one to remember.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was great, a bit loud because there was a conference going on but not too bad. Food was amazing. Service seemed a bit rushed but we were exhausted so we didn’t mind too much.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary-We had a great night and the staff went out of their way to make it special.