Morimoto Asia - Waikiki

4.6
1918 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 1918 people are saying
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TourWithBob
Wilmington
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant had a great vibe to it. Open kitchen was interesting to see and the staff just ran all night. Manger was actively involved helping the staff. Service was tremendous. I was a little disappointed when I ordered the DimSum Sampler and was told they were out of it but besides that everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

server was very pleasant

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steveh
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

setting and service were very nice. food was average at best.

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BradL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Fantastic meal. Great staff. Loved every minute.

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Dayna
Orange County
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing flavors and presentation of food. A definite spot for food lovers

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience! Service is always outstanding. Food (especially the sticky ribs) is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was brought out way too fast! $160 for four meals and no drinks and 1 dessert.

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DevinJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was all fabulous and very attentive. Food came out very quickly and was delicious.

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vipJuliaS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The angry lobster was amazing and the service was awesome! We got to watch the sun set as we ate.

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vipbondman
Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Definitely try the surf and turf roll, you will not be disappointed. We always get the angry lobster dish, which is a winner as well.

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Jgib
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service, and atmosphere. Everything tasted fantastic.

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IrinaB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing special place. Everything is done to perfection. A must go when in Waikiki

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vipmpttm
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place - Always consistent food and good service. Could use a change up on the menu for us locals ;)

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JaneH
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the experience was way above average. From check in, to our server Nick, who made us feel like family and tender to our every wish. That also included finding an autographed cookbook.
Now on to the food. I was blown away by the duck! The presentation, and thoughtfulness of the hot stone to warm it on. The accompaniments were perfect. I know I am going on in expletives, but the experience deserves it.I have dined in some of the top restaurants in the country, including Charlie Trotters, The French Laundry, and Sanfords. This ranks right up there.
Thank you for a wonderful experience ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday dinner on vacation. SO good, Our 3rd time eating her in one week!!

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ChelseaP
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel was an excellent waiter. The Asian hostess with the bangs was also VERY amazing even though I only had a minute interaction with her. The views were immaculate. The food was absolutely delicious. I asked Daniel what is a good menu choice and he recommended the black cod. It was delicious and soft in a perfect way. I got the angry lobster as well and had the Thai curry caramelize on the plate like Daniel suggested and it was DIVINE. My late father (8/26/1945-12/31/2021) was a Buddhist and was extremely spiritual/religious. I was eating there to honor him and invite him to the table with me… Daniel respected my space and did not make me feel invalidated over my spiritual dinner with my father in any way. I want to come back and I will come back. Instead of table for 1, it’ll be table for 2 for me to bring my friends and partner. Thank you, Daniel, the beautiful Asian hostess with the bangs, and James, for checking up on me during my meal. Also the appetizers were good, so was my beverage.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service the minute seated. Got the hot & hour soup and sticky ribs for apps.. it was very delicious. The crispy fried whole fish was wonderful can be shared and orange chicken was flavorful

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viphsonsona
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food3service5ambience5

the fish didn't have any bones but that's alright. They weren't missed. We got full with the meal so didn't have enough room for the chocolate sphere. Next time.

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vipTammyM
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family visit

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing dishes and super reasonable (compared to Bay Area restaurants). Mapo tofu was incredible and less than 20 for the entree. Sticky ribs, hamachi appetizers not to be missed. The chocolate sphere presentation was LIT! Literally

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morimoto is one of the finest cuisine anywhere.

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vipRAMINANNA
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and outstanding service every time we eat here
Thank you

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Harri
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!!! Awesome staff perfect food

JH
JadaH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It’s different the sushi is downstairs with steak, duck and seafood up stairs. Certainly a good vibe and had a good time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG, do.not.miss!! So delicious, high quality, awesome service!! Terrific experience, as always!! Everything is great, we had 5 appetizers and one main, with lots to drink!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Crispy Short ribs are the best. Great outdoor space. Good service. Nice place for two.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Experience

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JacobF
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got the orange chicken and let me tell you about it. Its like if panda express’ orange chicken was amazing. Also the POG Sorbet was near perfect. The staff was friendly and constantly attending our needs. Overall it was a great experience! Would recommend! 5/5 stars!

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vipFantastic
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience! Expertly prepared foods presented with a flair that is not the norm in Waikiki! The duck was outstanding! The staff was almost too attentive but terrific. Thanks

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ChrisF
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the experience. The service was amazing, the food was excellent, the ambiance is incredible. Right across from Waikiki Beach and we watched a perfect sunset during appetizers. Ask for the outdoor seating. The Peking duck was exceptional and they make a smoked old fashioned table side. Prices are normal for Honolulu. They also validate valet parking at the hotel.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable Experience

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JonotBo
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu options including GF choices. Presentation was exceptional and service genuine and friendly.

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KenW
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traveling here and staying for the week. Our best meal out planned for the week. Will come again next time we are here.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was great, service was just ok. Had to wait forever for my water.

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Larry
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and the service were great. I was very impressed by everything at this restaurant. It could’ve been a little quieter but beyond that I would certainly go back in a heartbeat.

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boydstun
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food overall was excellent. Ordered the garlic green beans, the mixed green salad, the roasted duck, and the surf and turf sushi roll. The wait time for food was moderate, being that it was a busy Saturday night. Food presentation was beautiful, everything was fresh and carefully prepared, and flavors and textures were balanced. Portion sizes were also perfect.

My wife and I agreed that the roast duck was our favorite. Succulent, flavorful and tender, the duck is served with soft “tortillas,” which are more like flat bao, hoisin sauce and an apricot chili sauce, along with chives. Truly delicious.

The surf and turf sushi is filled with seafood and vegetables and is wrapped in a thin layer of wagyu beef. The flavors are subtle, but they work well together—-a little smokiness form the beef, and little sweetness from the seafood, and a little earthiness from the vegetables and butterhead lettuce, which you can wrap your pieces of sushi in.

The wait staff was fast, efficient, friendly, very professional, and attentive. And the valet attendants were also very fast and friendly.

Meal was reasonably priced, which was nice to see given that so many other restaurants have increased prices to prohibitive levels.

Overall, great experience, and we look forward to dining here again soon.

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vipColinB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ribs appetizer and Black cod main were both outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. All around was an incredible date night for us. The 16 oz US wagyu sirloin was perfection and so was the roasted duck. The spicy chicken wontons were extra spicy and so good. We also loved the miso soup. Service was absolutely impeccable! Highly recommend a reservation here.

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vipBlackjack
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was spot on and the food delicious. Some celebrity chef places really aren't all they are cracked up to be . . . Not the case here. The whole experience was delightful . . .but you do pay for it.

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vipKSadanaga
Tahoe
15 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our servicer Kenny was extremely friendly and professional. The foods were made with high quality products and great presentations. The menu had some hits and a few misses.

FAQs

Morimoto Asia - Waikiki is rated 4.6 stars by 1918 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.