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Morimoto Asia - Waikiki, Honolulu, HI

Morimoto Asia - Waikiki

4.5
4.5
2780 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 65 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Japanese, Chinese

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 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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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. TM

    TMAC

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good one time dining experience. Staff was friendly and efficient.
  2. PW

    PatriciaW

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal and service. I highly recommend the fish carpaccio and the crispy whole fish. Overall, it was an incredible experience!
  3. RM

    RichM

    Orlando

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The previous times I had been in this room, it was a 24 Hour Fitness gym. Needless to say the decor has been significantly upgraded to a very comfortable and welcoming environment. My server was technically still training, but no Grasshopper was Ken. He was smooth, professional, engaging and had the subtle upsell technique down pat. It was an utter pleasure to experience his service. Since I was not in a hurry…on Island Time, after all. I ordered my meal as we went along. Ken played along in a professional, if bemused fashion. He even retained his demeanor when I sprung my unexpected dessert order. Janee taught her Grasshopper well…. And it was no surprise that this operation hummed along this evening. If the elegant woman who was clearly the captain of this vessel was not the GM, she has that position in her near future. Morimoto Asia is a Must Stop when visiting Waikiki…
  4. AN

    AcadiaNov2017

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Good food but mediocre service. Seems like a tourist trap. More interested in turning tables than providing good service. Preferred Morimoto’s restaurant at The Modern Hotel. It was definitely a much better representation of the dining experience one would expect from an Iron Chef.
  5. K

    scottyK

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and views of the sunset
  6. B

    Birthday

    Nashville

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was creative and inventive. The sticky ribs were excellent and the fish carpaccio was very tasty. The crispy fish entree was overrated. The service was good and overall it was nice experience.
  7. C

    Cya123

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and great service.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Everything was great except the Hamachi tasted fishy which was a major disappointment. service” Captain” was a great server.
  9. NQ

    NikkiQ

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I told them I was on my first mother daughter girls trip. They made it extra special by giving us an ocean view table. And the server and server assistants were so nice and made it a point to make our dinner special.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Colby, deserves a raise. Very respectful, helpful, and passionate. He gave us great recommendations and he talked very highly of the restaurant. While the food was fantastic, the service took the overall experience to the next level. We will definitely be dining at Morimoto’s again.
  11. HN

    HeatherN

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. Great food and drink recommendations! We wanted to try something new and Morimoto Asia did not disappoint. We will definitely add this to our list of Oahu favs.
  12. DK

    DennisK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fantastic! It was our first experience at Morimoto Asia and she took the time to explain everything!
  13. S

    Sarahk

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Terrible. The food sat for a long time, we never had a quality check. When the server finally came all we wanted was our bill so we could leave. That also took a verry long time, we had to ask several times. Our friends surprised us and covered our bill as we had just gotten married. I hope to God that they didn't pay full price as we only ate one of our three dishes. Beyond dissatisfied. Even more disappointed as it was our wedding dinner. Worst dining experiences we've had in a while.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Delicious and fun table side presentations
  16. AD

    AquaDan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Awesome food. Super busy, so reservations a plus. Roast duck w bun is awesome. Note that 18 gratuity was auto-added to the bill w additional recommended tip amouts noted on bottom, so double check if gratuity is already added.
  17. D

    Discrimanating

    San Francisco

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Second time there. Food OUTSTANDING and service OK. Will return next visit to Honolulu
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dinner and experience here was amazing! The waitress was so friendly and informative with the menu! The surf and turf sushi was soo good! all the the staff was very attentive and fast !
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Colby was fantastic! Thank you for having us!
  20. DL

    DavidL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service. The duck and sticky ribs were the highlight. The busboy accidentally took the last bite of my ribs before i was done, but I forgive him :) Highly recommend.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and delicious food. Our waitress, Kareen was superb. Will definitely come back for the food and the service!
  22. AV

    AaronV

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and awesome food. Definitely would go again. Great for groups but wouldn't recommend if you want a quite date night, this place was abuzz.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Morimoto Asia in Waikiki! This was a super fun and entertaining dining experience! Most of the dishes are interactive with the serving staff either mixing table side or lighting things on fire. This style was fire to plate so as soon as things were ready they came out so I would reccomended ordering in waves. We were able to get a table for 2 same day on @opentable which was super easy. We enjoyed a bottle of Morimoto’s brand Sake and went to town ordering. Compared to his other resturant (different concept) in Napa, I was pleasantly surprised at the dish prices they all felt very reasonable. We were one of the first tables seated at 5pm. Our server was super knowledgeable and attentive. As the the tables filled to capacity it did get a little loud and service dropped off slightly but it was still excellent. The stand out dishes were the duck, the donuts with red bean paste and the bop we got ours with pork. What we ordered: Dim sum sampler Green beans Half duck - comes as build your own tacos Fish carpaccio A5 surf and turf roll Kakuni Bop Chocolate dessert Donuts
  25. BD

    BeavertonDiner

    Portland

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This would have been a absolutely PERFECT DINNER EXPERIENCE, food, staff, presentation, except for the HORRID street music so loud inside the restaurant!! Not their fault at all!!! Just an unfortunate event at the same time we were wanting a beautiful dinner. The food was so amazing…staff so attentive and friendly, GREAT PLACE, just DO NOT request the ocean front balcony, eat inside the wonderful looking restaurant and avoid the street chaos!!
  26. SF

    SallyF

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were a little disappointed with the smaller menu, but because if Covid, everything has changed.
  27. G

    Glsgrl

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a family birthday. We were seated at a table on the lanai overlooking the beach/ocean. Service was flawless. We split a variety of dishes which they encourage , including hamachi tacos, tuna pizza, sticky ribs, A5 surf & turf roll,bbq black cod, roast duck. It was all delectable ! Kudos to the chef & staff for a memorable evening !
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience from beginning to end. Fabulous food, friendly and helpful waitstaff. Can’t wait to go back.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible food. Not a single item missed the mark. The food came out quick and the service was on top of it. Would definitely go again!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Morimoto Asia for my birthday and had a wonderful experience! The food presentations were amazing and the food was absolutely delicious! The spare ribs were the best I’ve ever had!
  31. M

    Miranda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I had a reservation at 7 and was available sooner. They still say me right away at 6 and even were able to seat me outdoors. While I was sitting the table beside me left (right next to the edge w a great view of the sunset) and they kindly changed my table so I could have the better view. While the server wasn’t particularly quick, I never found myself with an empty water glass or waiting too long for my next course. The server - Joe- was very kind in offering recommendations and sharing stories about the restaurant. I got a spritzer, the house greens, the pork dish (blanking on the name) and the donuts. Every course was amazing and unique. All except the salad were interactive in some way by either the server or the actual eating experience. I had a lovely time. The prices can be a bit ridiculous ($15 for house greens which was a big pile of spring mix with 4 slices of tomato and orange) but otherwise would recommend. I probably will not go again due to cost, but I did enjoy it.
  32. JA

    JoAnn

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Jumbo shrimp should have been told need to peel. A few of the shrimp had a strange texture. Pork rib appetizer was outstanding. Wait staff was outstanding. Outside table very sticky & didn’t seem clean.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great quality meal. Don’t go if you’re afraid to spend a few bucks for quality.
  34. BR

    BrendaR

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with excellent chairs that have good padding. Decorated with a lively yet eloquent vibe. Staff is friendly, attentive and knowledgeable on the dishes and enjoyable to talk to. Appetizers and side dish of the famous fried rice were small and expensive but tasty.
  35. KJ

    KiltguyJae

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This visit was one of the main things I was looking forward to on our entire two week trip and it did NOT disappoint! The service was phenomenal, the food spectacular, and despite it being pricy, it was worth every penny and more.
  36. AM

    AnnieM

    Sydney

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner here for my 30th Wedding Anniversary! The food was just so delicious especially the presentation of all our dishes. We chose predominantly seafood and it is by far the best restaurant we have dined at in Waikiki. Service was attentive without being over the top, & special mention to our fabulous waitress, Jenay: friendly, knowledgeable & very professional. Thank you for an unforgettable dining experience!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made a reservation for my Fiancé’s birthday. It was our first time here. We were running behind for our reserved time, it took us serval tries for someone to answer. However, they were very accommodating. It seemed like we made it in before dinner rush so we were able to get seated very quickly. Every staff member we passed greeted us as we walked toward our table. The assistant waiter came to us quickly, greeting us and offering us different types of water. Shortly after our waiter, who was very knowledgeable and attentive, took our drink orders. He talked about his recommendations for entrees and appetizers, going into detail about each of them. We ordered the hamachi carpaccio, A5 roll, Kakuni bop, spicy ahi crispy rice and the chocolate sphere. Everything we ordered was great! We were not disappointed. My Fiancé did wait a while on his second beer, which we had to remind them of. But it’s not a big deal. All in all, the food, ambiance, and experience was amazing. We already made plans to return.
  38. SG

    SarahG

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Customer service was outstanding! Colby was our waiter. Foot was outstanding! Sticky ribs, fish carpacio, house fried rice - excellent!
  39. AS

    AndyS

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were looking forward to an excellent dinner experience and we were not let down! The evening started with Talias (our waiter) introducing himself to us along with some small talk to develop a relationship. Appetizers were the out of the world Sticky Ribs (worth the visit alone) and the scrumptious A5 Surf & Turf Sushi Roll. Just make sure you ask how to apply the accompaniments to the Surf and Turf. Talias did a great job educating us on how to eat that appetizer correctly. Dinner was Ishiyaki Buri Bop, prepared with care and aplomb. We also enjoyed the Orange Chicken (which I will never eat again at any other restaurant - so good!) and Chicken Kung Pao. We did not have room for dessert, but I discovered Frozen Kirin (yay, ten years late) which was like dessert. We highly recommend this restaurant for the food and experience. The wait staff, led by Talias was outstanding and very attentive. The balcony seating made it fell even more special. If you can't get there for dinner, check out their sister restaurant - downstairs: Momosan. You can grab some Sticky Ribs and a Frozen Kirin, which I did a few times!
  40. ML

    MarciaL

    Las Vegas

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    This is the 4th Morimoto’s that I’ve been to but it’s the worst that I’ve been to. Food was decent but not outstanding like the others.

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 4.5 stars by 2780 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 65 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 Daily 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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