Morimoto Asia - Waikiki

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*Due to COVID-19 and recent Governor mandate we are no longer accepting reservations at this time. The community and health safety is our top priority. We will follow the recent implications and close until further notice. Well wishes to all and we look forward to servicing again soon.
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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vipAloha9620
Seattle
57 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit. The menu is outstanding, the food is so good, it and the service was excellent. I would rate this at the very top of all resturaunts that I have had the pleasure to dine. It is very high value. I love it!

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Sunshine40
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You have to experience for yourself! I will definitely dine there again. I hope to meet Master Chef Morimoto one day!

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KennethA
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambiance for this restaurant is impeccable and exactly what we would expect to see from a chef like Morimoto. If Michelin evaluated establishments in Hawaii, without a doubt, be awarded at least 2 stars. Wonderful experience!

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vip808foodie
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The sticky ribs and crispy duck were done to perfection.
The crispy pork belly was disappointing, very greasy.
Overall, great food and service and was able to catch a beautiful sunset.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a beautiful anniversary dinner there. The service was attentive, friendly, and professional without pretense. The food was beautiful and of the highest quality both in ingredients and preparation. Really comfortable place to dine. No crammed in tables. If you can get a table to watch the sunset you’re in for a treat. We live in Honolulu so we’ll be back and I should think pretty soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! The chefs front and back of the house amazing!!! Definitely recomend Mapo Tofu!! Also, you must come here when in Waikiki!!

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vipIchigo
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Great service. Food adventurous, interestingly presented and delicious.

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vipEric
Hawaii
29 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The foods were great, and service was excellent.
We ordered the hamachi tacos, sticky ribs, a rainbow row, ishiyaki, and the hainanese chicken.
However, some menu items seems too expensive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal, amazing service, and great locations.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would have eaten there every day of our trip has I know how incredible it was. The service, especially, was beyond exceptional

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Madeaux
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ambience, I recommend sitting outside on the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delivered promptly and was very delicious. We ordered 4 different courses so that we could sample many items. Crispy whole fish was amazing!

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DionS
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I was incredibly excited that my fav iron chef had a restaurant attached to the hotel I was staying at, unfortunately excitement turned into disappointment. Ambiance and customer service was great, the food.. overpriced “meh.” The dim sum sampler was supermarket grade, 4 or 5 pieces that literally tasted all the same (at $15!). The crispy pork belly was decent, whole fried branzino was good but oddly DRENCHED in a tomato garlic sauce that negates most of its crisp, shrimp pad tai was just ok and the chocolate sphere dessert was an overpriced ($18) fire show of chocolate and a small scoop of ice cream. We are big time foodies lol and were disappointed in the food , sadly won’t return.

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EileeneT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful tastes and flavors . Service was excellent. We really enjoyed our meal start to finish!

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rudym
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambiance, food delicious and beautifully presented. Definite;y a repeat coming in the future visit.

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vipTonya
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was phenomenal.

Waiters were very attentive. Explained each dish, specials and drinks.

Loved the atmosphere. Beautiful setup with the furniture and decorative items.

Cant wait to go back there.

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DavidR
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and location. Sushi was the best we had in Waikiki. The location is a great spot as well.

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NikkiA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ribs I have ever eaten! Fall off the bone, succulent and sweet. Crazy good!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A very enjoyable dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great view

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JamesB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Based on the many positive reviews I have to think we just didn't order the right dishes. We were seated at our reservation time and the service was fine. The kung pao chicken was literally the blandest I have ever had and was not spicy at all - and the vegetables in it were cut bizarrely large. The garlic shrimp was good but nothing special. If we ever have a chance to go again maybe we'll find they just had an off night?

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vipJNHe
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!

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vipAthaAbbott
Des Moines
16 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, wine selection was great, the view from our table was breathtaking and the service was top notch. We will definitely be back.

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vipFoody
San Francisco
123 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This was my go to place whenever I go to Honolulu which is often. I loved the food and ambiance when the restaurant was in the Modern Hotel which over looked the water. The new restaurant over looks a side street. The food is nowhere near the food that can be found at the old restaurant or for that matter, his other restaurants. The popcorn shrimp which is normally crisp and sweet was soggy and mushy. The other food missed the mark as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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carolynm
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service! Nice open air dining and sunset view

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prestige service from host to server to food runner. perfected table side service of “tossing” duck salad , smokin’ old fashion , ishiyaki A5 wagyu... fine dined yet casual with great ambiance, most importantly, amazing flavors and good vibes all around.
mahalo

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing and well always come back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a great experience at Morimoto Asia! The service from our waitress was amazing and the food is to die for. We will be back next time we travel back to town!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi I’ve had! Spicy tuna tacos are AMAZING! Service was impeccable and very fast service. Definitely going to visit his other locations. Great experience.

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Chris
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good, and the location is very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have the best staff and the most incredible food. The Lobster roll, buri bop, and popcorn shrimp tempura are absolutely to die for. It was a wonderful experience and my favorite Asian restaurant in Oahu.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience from the food to the service. It was great to be able to try a large variety of food on the menu. We had a hot and cold appetizer and we split an entree. It was perfect for two people. Chef Morimoto's Soba beer was great too and my husband had one of the specialty mules.

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PamR
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Morimoto’s restaurants, have been to several. This one did not disappoint! We enjoyed ahi tuna pizza, shrimp tempura, spicy yellowtail roll, dragon roll, and the most decadent chocolate dessert. All were fresh & delicious!

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JimM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. It was delicious, interesting flavors, and something different. Great service and ambience. The music was a little loud and not to my liking. I personally prefer instrumental music when trying to have a conversation with people. But overall, it was a great experience, good value, and I would recommend it to friends and go back there myself.

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vipJenniferT
Hawaii
85 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is such a great place to bring visitors. Morimoto's gave us a lovely table on the lanai overlooking the beach. The menu is exotic but very approachable for visitors who haven't had a lot of exposure to Asian influenced cooking. Every item we shared was very, very good and the service from Jimmy was excellent. He made our guests feel very special. So we would recommend sharing every plate and being sure to try the "buri bop" (fish cooked in an extremely hot iron bowl), ahi pizza, barbequed ribs, and the surf and turf sushi roll. Morimoto's has many other good items on the list but for six people, this was a great flavor experience.

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PatrickP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food selection is excellent and the dishes we tried were all outstanding.

Staff are extremely attentive and very knowledgable and willing to help with suggestions.

Highly recommend this restaurant.

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KathyD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed the sticky ribs , edamame, orange chicken , Kung Pao chicken , and a couple of sushi rolls that were fresh and delicious. The house fried rice is awesome . The only opportunity was that our waiter told us that it’s family style and it is not the portions are not large enough to share.

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Wendy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Amazing! Great service! We will definitely be coming back.

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