Morimoto Asia - Waikiki

4.6
1660 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
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vipFernandezG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Very underwhelming. Was so excited to try this spot on my one night in Waikiki. Disappointed to say the least. The hamachi carpaccio was the best thing we had. The drinks tasted watered down, really no flavor at all. The salad said it had heirloom tomatoes, we got what looked like not ripe plum tomatoes. Was hardly able to cut into them. The hot food items that we got were were cold. We got the spicy tuna on crispy rice. The rice was cold and hard and the tuna was scarce. We also ordered the duck which took forever to come out and that was also cold, no crispy skin either. Totally not worth it for the money. Wishing I would have gone somewhere else.

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jesse
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great as always, still our favorite peking duck, even if they call it “roast duck” now. The thing to know here is that their menu undersells everything. We had tuna pizza, a5 carpaccio, and short ribs to start. All were amazing, my wife is usually not a fan of short ribs but loved these. Our mains werd the roast duck and crispy whole fish, with “flaming chocolate sphere” and donuts as the dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Let me start by saying the restaurant atmosphere and ambience is wonderful. We did research on restaurants and the reviews of Morimoto were very good. Based on that we were looking forward to dining there. Everything started off great up until we placed our orders. Now we were a large party of seven. When our food began to arrive (note: we were told the meals are brought out as they are done cooking so not all at the same time) was when the problems began. Five of our meals were all brought out within 5-10 minutes of each other. However, the last two meals were not brought out until the first five meals were consumed. When our waiter was questioned as to what was going on, he stated there was a “miscommunication in the kitchen.” Then the sixth meal was brought out, which he ate alone as our finished plates were taken away and the seven person in our party waited for his meal. It was not until after the sixth meal was consumed and his plate taken away, did the last and final meal arrive! So as the six of us sat there, he ate his meal alone. Seriously, that just is NOT acceptable! This is not a cheap restaurant and we have dined at many nice restaurants and never have we experienced anything like this. Unfortunately, this ruined what should have been an otherwise incredible dining experience. We came here on vacation with a large group and we could not recommend this place to the rest of our party because of this experience. There are just too many incredible places to pick from. Disappointed to say the least.

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Caity
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had dinner here to celebrate his birthday during our trip to Waikiki. The ambience is gorgeous- large open space, open air patio dining, beautiful decor and gorgeous views of the ocean just beyond the palm trees. We sat at a table on the open air patio. They did a wonderful job spacing the tables so you aren’t dining too close to another party and they checked vaccination status (or evidence of negative covid test) at check in. Our waiter, Manu, was exceptional! He gave us some amazing recommendations including one of the best sakes I’ve ever had- Summer Snow. We were very impressed with the food. We had the sticky ribs (HIGHLY recommend, these were the highlight of our meal), the fish carpaccio, the black pepper beef and the mixed vegetables with tofu. Everything was so good! It felt like you couldn’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

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LoveToEat
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was unique and very tasty. The food and service were excellent! We had the sticky ribs, surf and turf sushi roll, fried bronzini and fried rice. The chocolate sphere dessert was very good with a great presentation!

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vipKyleB
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fantastic. Especially the A5 Waygu dishes.Ahi tacos were great . The service is amazing and friendly. Wine list is good .

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vipstevesr
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Slow start (wait to be seated, wait for ice water, wait for cocktails to arrive) but really got going. Smoked old fashioned had great presentation and tasted fantastic. Sticky ribs and roasted duck were amazing. Fried rice was good but no better than we’ve had at more modest restaurants. The chocolate sphere was a great desert (again, with great presentation). Pleasantly surprised when the bill arrived, especially given prices for meals elsewhere in Hawaii. Overall, a great experience and would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a very nice dinner with good food but service was a little spotty with our waitress not available for periods of time to spite that the restaurant was not very crowded. But otherwise would definitely recommend.

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Sachi
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST DINING EXPERIENCE EVER. As big fans of Chef Morimoto, our expectations were set extremely high. This was our first time at one of his restaurants, and our first time tasting Wagyu beef -- and both did not disappoint! Both the Wagyu Strip and the Wagyu Ishiyaki were quite literally the best bites of meat we have ever tasted. The staff was superb, food was delicious, and patrons were safely spaced throughout the restaurant. We cannot wait to come back!

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vipFernandaA
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, incredible service and great outdoor dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Hostesses rather snooty. Everyone else…waiter

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JaniceH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the setting was relaxing and fun.

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sandiegoredhead
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing experience, James made it very special for me thank you James . Joe was great, recommended some of the menu items, Hannah was right there to make sure I needed nothing. I love when a restaurant as a team working not individual jobs. Heading home definitely will be back. Highly recommend.

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vipMARKS
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service. Just be aware the they will charge you $10.00 for a bottle of flat water. Basically tap water.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner. Only complaint would be in regards to the gluten free menu items. They do have GF options however it is very limited.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

the angry lobster was perfect if the lobster was not too salty, love the noodles because part of it was crunchy
Tuna pizza was a delight, the crust compliments the tuna and the dressing
not a fan of sticky ribs
carpaccio was really good

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vipSSYA
Hawaii
194 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Unfortunate that the Freedom Rally was taking place right on the street during our dinner. While the view was great, the racket really ruined the ambiance. I was glad the peking duck is still being served, the tortillas are now smaller & puffier which I'm guessing is due to the half duck being served instead of the full duck. Sticky ribs were wonderful as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morimoto is a phenomenal restaurant with outstanding service and food. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! The food was cooked to perfection! The service was great! They kept our glasses full & checked if we needed anything without being overbearing. All of the staff were friendly & helped each other out. I never heard “let me get your waiter/waitress” at all. Expensive but so worth it!!!

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MaggieM
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Sat outside on the Lanai for our dining experience. Music was a bit much and the fan was blowing on us (maybe for COVID reasons) beautiful restaurant with beautiful views. Great service and choices of food. It’s family style and we had a bunch of different food. We really enjoyed the garlic green beans, black pepersteak and miso cod. And then there was the chocolate sphere you HAVE TO GET THAT! Wine list was a bit pedestrian for me. Could use better import selections in the white category maybe a vinho verde or albariño or Bordeaux blanc, but the Trefethen Merlot was delicious. Skip the doughnuts.

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RyanH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food and ambiance is fantastic. The servers need to write down what table position asked for what item so that there isn’t a food auction for larger parties. Drinks took longer than they should have to make it to the table. Would go back for the food alone.

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vip92663
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Highly recommend.COVID safe. Tables socially distance. Staff masked. Guests checked for vaccination/testing and temperature. Service was excellent.Food was amazing;flavors perfectly balanced. Chocolate sphere hands down one of the best desserts ever! Night and day compared to the one in Maui!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was wonderful!

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ShawntaeT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Best food experience we had in Waikiki.

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FollowtheP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 20th year anniversary as we had a great meal with the sticky ribs, fried fish, and dim sum which were made perfectly. They started our meal out with opening the sliding doors to the rear of the restaurant to keep the cool breeze of the ocean flowing.. it made things alot easier and more romantic for me and my wife. Overall, I would recommend it.

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Robert
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. This was our first time dining at a Morimoto restaurant and it was definitely worth the dining experience. Mauricio had made some excellent recommendations that did not disappoint at all. From the moment we sat down, he recommended the Smokey old fashion to drink that paired very well with what we ate. The sticky ribs and the ishiyaki were by far the star of our dinner followed by the fish carpaccio, the crispy fish, the roasted duck, and to end the meal the chocolate sphere and the shaved ice. My wife and I are definitely coming back next time we’re on the island of Oahu.

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IslandGirl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We’ll be back! Get the duck and get the wagyu :)

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DebbieM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

See my Yelp review. Out of everything! Management very condescending and rude. Do NOTrecommwnd!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nick, our server, was great! But we initially waited quite a while to be attended to—one of the managers was awesome; she stepped right in, served us water and got us attention quickly.
Enjoyed the food and it was a great atmosphere! Would definitely go back!

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John
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food at Morimoto Asia. Great ambiance. Excellent presentation of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend!!

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DavidC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Get the Whole Fish if you are in the mood!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it and have a reservation for today

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LaudrenG
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by get the best experience 5 out of 5 ! From the setting and vibe of the place to the seating and furniture and the view of the beautiful sunset ! And the FOOD IS SUPERB! Will be back ASAP

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Joseph was amazing with our service. The food was ok. Little salty for my taste.

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MrsB
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious!
Great service!
A must for dinner…

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DarwinS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Such complex flavors. My taste buds were in heaven.

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Ealasaid
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was everything I ever dreamed of! The sticky ribs were the bomb! I cannot wait to come back.

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Chrism
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very fun place for a special family dinner. Plenty of options for different pallets. Server was very helpful with recommendations, especially with a food allergy. Definitely recommend!!

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Morimoto Asia - Waikiki is rated 4.6 stars by 1660 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.