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Morimoto Asia - Waikiki, Honolulu, HI

Morimoto Asia - Waikiki

4.6
4.6
2534 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 78 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 2,534 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. KM

    KiyoM

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    We have dined her many times and always have a great evening. I look forward to ordering the Sticky Ribs each time. However, on this last visit, they were a let down. The ribs were heavily coated in some type of batter which distracted from the ribs themselves. Also there was a strong unpleasant odor from the sauce that smelled like oyster sauce. Very disappointed this time. The green beans are always delicious but this time the kitchen did not remove the stems when they arrived at our table. Not good. My husband enjoyed the BBQ cod dish, and another person enjoyed the shrimp pad thai. Service was great but I left disappointed.
  2. BE

    BobE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Highly recommend the spicy chicken wontons.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was lovely, but on the slow side. Food was an upgraded PF Changs.
  4. SW

    SandieW

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, good service. Mahalo Marshall
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I said the food was amazing it would be an understatement. The whole fish and us wagu was one of the best meals we ever had. Plus the staff was so kind and accommodating for my surprise to my wife for her birthday gift. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was dining solo, and since it was a Saturday night, I went early, at 6:15 PM. Joe, my waiter, was friendly and professional and knew the menu and wine list very well. He made great recommendations, and didn’t rush my dining experience. The food was truly incredible, and the overall experience was absolutely Fabulous!!! I made myself a 3 course wine-pairing dinner, with Joe’s assistance, and it was amazing. I probably have to go back tonight for that fish carpaccio again tonight. Highly recommend!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The seafood is excellent
  8. K

    Ketto

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Food was fantastic, but the service was by far the worst I've ever seen from such a high rated, high priced restaurant. What was supposed to be an anniversary celebration dinner we booked reservations for turned into a long, frustrating wait for our food by incompetent staff who had the nerve to turn the blame unto us. We had reservations for 6PM. When we arrived, our seat was not ready and we had to wait. No big deal. After we were seated, the waiter pretty much ignored us for over a half hour, despite us telling him we were ready to order multiple times. He'd say he'd be right back and then wouldn't come back. We finally got to order around 6:30. It took over a half hour to get our food - we got our food AFTER someone who sat next to us that had 6:30pm reservations - and the waiter told us it was "because we ordered late". That was the straw that broke the camels back when it came to our overall experience here. We ordered late not because of us. We ordered late because the waiter ignored us for a half hour. On top of all of this, the waiter was constantly mixing up checks - the couple next to ours had their check paid by someone else due to a card mix up, and they were not the only ones to have that issue. They were also charged for an extra drink they didn't order. When we finally got our food after 7pm - an hour after our reservation - they took our food to different tables first, and they weren't even the same table. They also tried to serve us the meal the person next to us ordered. The waiter rarely checked on us to see if we needed anything and the only water refresh we got was after we finished our meals completely... The food itself was great. But I was absolutely shocked at how terrible the service was. It was completely unbecoming of such a high rated, high priced restaurant and, frankly, completely unacceptable. This was the most disappointing dining experience we had on Oahu. Unfortunately, as much as we liked the food, we will not be back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Keep up the good work
  10. M

    Marie

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I spent $300 on food that had absolutely no flavor or taste, just because I ordered gluten free options does not mean NO FLAVOR. I was also charged $45 for COFFEE, this Morimoto's is like Panda express compared to the Morimoto's in napa. Will not ever be returning to this location, such a waste of time and money.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    It was my mother's birthday and we ordered drinks . ribs, duck, fried rice, and orange chicken. We alerted the waiter after almost finishing our food that we didn't receive the fried rice, which was the first thing we ordered after our app. Our waiter said, "Oh, he forgot to put that in and it would be right out." Another 30 minutes passed and he asked if we were all done and ready for dessert. I said we never got our rice and he just said, "I didn't know you still wanted it . We then asked for the manager and it's been an hour at this point and the manager gave it to us right away to go and the waiter came back and said, "Oh, so you got your rice" and when we were leaving, the manager greeted everyone but us, so I will not be returning and I do not recommend .
  12. MD

    MartinD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and very good food. Thank you and looking forward to seeing you again sooner.
  13. AP

    AngelaP

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Portions seem to be smaller than usual, but flavors were outstanding. Coffee came out luke warm, but server had a fresh pot brewed and brought out hot coffee. Enjoyable experience all in all!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Ambience was lovely but food wasn’t the best especially for the price
  15. WJ

    WalterJ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been curious about a Morimoto restaurant as I have watched many of his shows on the Food Channel. The food we selected was very good and look forward to trying it again.
  16. MS

    MarkS

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fabulous food. Really interesting, tasty Asian fusion.
  17. SS

    StanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a must place to have dinner. The staff, food, and drinks were excellent.
  18. R

    Robert

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Morimoto Waikiki was delicious. This was our first time and had no expectations other than we were to taste various Asian dishes. All of our dishes were very tasty and well seasoned. Our staff was very attentive and we did not have to request anything. The noise level is very high so it’s not a place for a quiet, intimate dinner. Lively and great tasting food- Morimoto Waikiki. We will return in the future.
  19. KK

    KrisK

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    First let me start out by saying, I would highly recommend this restaurant...the food was EXCELLENT! We had a reservation and called ahead to get an outdoor table. When we arrived, they seated us inside but said there would be a slight wait for an outdoor table if we preferred. They are located on Waikiki Beach, overlooking the beach so of course, we wanted to be outside. However, when they seated us, they seated us in some random "private" dining room that was being repurposed for ALL diners and it was NOT outside. At that point, we didn't want to wait any longer, so just accepted the table. Food was excellent and our waiter was great. In the future don't tell someone they will be seated outside if they wait THEN seat them inside anyway. Had we known we were going to be inside, we would have just kept our first table.
  20. LB

    LowelynB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    I really thought this was an outdoor seating, that’s y I rsvp ahead of time I was kind bummed cause I got and reg table in the middle Of restaurant i did ask the waitress and she could not do anything so for that rate and prepping my rsvp I give it a 2 cause food was awesome
  21. g

    glens

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Very modern design, professional yet chill staff. Apps were sticky ribs (OMG!!!! Insanely amazing!!) and dim sum dumpling sampler (excellent, but only had 4, very small dumplings, for $15… at least 6 would be worth the price in my opinion). While they were preparing my husband’s entree at our table….the waiter stated he actually prepared that same dish for President Obama in that same room last Father’s Day amongst other high profile individuals. It gives off a vibe of “hey this is where ‘cool kids’ go lol. Seriously, truly a great experience, especially when they opened the walls (glass sliding doors) of the room we were in overlooking Waikiki Beach. Aloha!! to THE Chef Morimoto your food is incredible!
  22. c

    carnivore

    Hawaii

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food selection and variety was excellent, except I was disappointed there was not any sushi selections as appetizers.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    22 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience3
    It was so hot in the dining room
  24. NB

    NancyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for our 25th wedding anniversary. We put our reservation in ahead of time and were seated by the window as per our request. The service was top notch and everyone was very friendly. The food was excellent. I definitely recommend it!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! Best meal of our trip!
  26. HF

    HeatherF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Not a great place to go by yourself as meals are meant for sharing. The house wine was not great, but the food was very tasty.
  27. H

    Harri

    Portland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding. Our favorite place and one of the few we will drive to town for!
  28. R

    Raniez

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday. Everything was wonderful
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Essentially no Vegan options. The vegan options available is boiled vegetables, which is not worth going to such a fancy place. Wish there were more fancy vegan options instead of just non-vegetarian options!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Food was excellent! Service was slow, but I can’t be mad, they were understaffed. Server was very nice and was working very hard, despite how busy he was. Would definitely come back here! The best food we’ve had all week on Waikiki.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Bar was not open. Shortage of staff. Could not get a drink pre dinner and hard to get drinks at dinner They had difficulty keeping up with even refilling waters they are very short staffed it’s not their fault no one seems to want to work the people that were there were very nice and excellent
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I didn’t get our servers name but he was great! Food was delicious and nice view.
  34. d

    danielc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great food, just be aware that some of the seafood—despite being next to the ocean—is shipped in. The spare ribs were amazing. Atmosphere is not fancy, but is elevated. This would be fantastic for 30% lower cost. At its current prices it’s nothing special, but is a nice dining experience.
  35. S

    Susan

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic food. A bit pricey but worth it for a special occasion
  36. SS

    SherylS

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Thought it was way overpriced for what we got. There was a party of 6, 2 rows away from us, that used the F-bomb every other word. They were loud and no one at the restaurant said anything to them until I mentioned to our waitress how much they like the f-word. I think she asked them to quiet down. That worked for a while and then they continued dominating the restaurant with their crude conversation. This ruined our whole experience. The donuts were not fresh or hot. I was surprised that a restaurant like this would allow such poor behavior from their customers. If I had been with my children, we would have left.
  37. BM

    BrianM

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a treat. One of favorite places in honolulu. Must visit on your trip. Outstanding food and service
  38. GP

    GarnetP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Definitely glad that we chose to celebrate my husbands birthday here.
  39. GJ

    GregJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is sensational with some really interesting dishes, across several Asian styles. We are only here for 4 nights and will be returning again tomorrow. You will need to book, very popular.
  40. AB

    AngeloB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Food was awesome! We really enjoyed everything we’ve ordered especially the sticky ribs. We will double up or even triple up on those next time because it was so good.

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 4.6 stars by 2534 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 78 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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