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Morimoto

4.8
4.8
5955 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Morimoto is serving contemporary Japanese cuisine. Chef Masaharu Morimoto of Iron Chef prepares traditional dishes with a modern flair.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 75 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 413-9070

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Masaharu Morimoto

  • Private party facilities

    For Special Events, Please Contact 215-413-9070.

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Cohen: (877) 742-1064

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    Between 7th & 8th on Chestnut Street

  • Parking details

    Nearby parking options: 711 Chestnut St., 733 Chestnut St., 10 S 8th St., 615 Chestnut St..

  • Public transit

    Route 47 Bus at Chestnut Street Stop

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,955 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Japanese

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  1. KA

    KAKeD

    New England

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Having lived in Japan in my youth, it is a comfort to have Morimoto's delicious dishes stateside to rekindle flavors of yester year on my palette. Best sushi Philly has to offer!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was Isaiah. He was really nice, patient, and did not mind that we were there exactly at their opening time. He was open and shared what he liked. Good service, scrumptious food, and a job well done.
  3. D

    Davyannaphorn

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Morimoto gave us the best anniversary dinner of our lives. The Morimoto omakase was full of diverse flavors that were unbelievably layered and delicious. Both of us agreed that the dessert was particularly incredible. Personally, we would say the experience was life changing. The service was incredible, and they were very polite and thoughtful to us. We hope to come back again soon!
  4. NB

    NatalieB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Unfortunately, we had a poor experience and didn’t get a chance to try the food because the waiter was so unpleasant. As soon as we were seated he approached us and appeared as if he did not want to be our server. He was very dismissive and would rudely answer questions we had regarding the menu. For instance, I asked if they served hot sake and he replied they did but it’s not on the menu so when I followed up to ask what brand it was he just repeated “it’s not on the menu”. I initially disregarded and thought maybe he misunderstood my question but when I tried to clarify he walked away in the middle of me speaking. He returned and we asked about the hot sake and he repeated we have it but it’s not on the menu. This was confusing, why not just tell us about it if it’s not on the menu. We decided to not order a drink and order food. When trying to order food he abruptly left again. After returning we asked about the duck and he read the menu in front of us as if we could not read. We asked about how it was brought out (it was two parts) and cooked and he refused to answer. Feeling uncomfortable we decided to ask about the sushi, he read the menu, looked at us and asked if we understood. We informed him we have had sushi before, but he was very dismissive, rude, abrupt and demeaning in his communication and overall behavior. This was our first time visiting Morimoto so of course we would have questions. Also, it’s as if he did not want to serve us or had assumptions about our character at first sight. Maybe this restaurant doesn’t receive many black customers or the waiter feels uncomfortable serving black customers. Maybe he was having a bad night. Either way It was a very embarrassing experience and we decided to leave without ordering.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Service and Food were amazing ! The interior is very unique and loved the lighting .. made for an amazing experience!
  6. N

    Niti

    Philadelphia

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great to celebrate my birthday with close friends. Great vegetarian options. Beautifully presented & so fresh.
  7. JF

    JosephF

    Philadelphia

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come every several months, and have never been disappointed. Service is unobtrusive and very helpful. Cooked items, like Wagyu dumplings, black cod miso, Rohan duck and seafood Toban Yaki were wonderful. Of course you also have to have the sushi and sashimi, as it is of a quality that must be tasted and experienced. we always go with the chef's combination platter, then add the soft-shell crab roll. Needless to say, we will be back again.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food in a long time!
  9. C

    Chef1810

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. The food is off the chain delicious and the service is beyond amazing.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed every course . Thank you for food.
  11. DS

    DavidS

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was very knowledgeable of the menu. Gave great recommendations. Appetizers, entrees, and desserts came out at a good pace. Ambiance is very nice, modern and calming. Food tasted amazing. 10/10 would come again.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are regulars because we love the entire experience!
  13. MD

    MelissaD

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's on the expensive side but to us it was worth it. 2 of us availed the $165 omakase it was all good. The Fiery Chocolate dessert was a good finish to our meal. Mr. Morimoto knew and still knows what's he doing with food. I notice the quality of ingredients used, knowledgeable and friendly hosts and waitstaff.
  14. RM

    RobertaM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great it was quite the experience the food was so well cooked and fresh best sushi I’ve ever had
  15. EH

    EllenH

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was spectacular. Do the omekase menu - absolutely worth it. Ambiance/decor was a little dated but pleasant enough. Fairly quiet. Good for conversation. The service was perfect. Friendly and attentive without being obtrusive. The meal was very well paced.
  16. BR

    BenR

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    There were many special things about the Omakase menu, save a misguided tofu dish that was flavorless. However, the price for a meal for two should beget a more special experience. From the casual front of house staff to mediocre cocktails, the overall feel is casual and not worth the price.
  17. P

    Phil

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    We had a party of 6 and it took about 1 hour to get our appetizers after ordering(Two orders of rock shrimp, edamame, leafy greens salad and the crab salad) . It took another hour for the entrées(Chef's combination 140$). The cocktails came out quick and refills were the just as fast. The entire dinner was about 3 hours long. A little long in my opinion.
  18. ER

    EmpressR

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal place. Food was an experiential journey. Highly recommend.
  19. LM

    LanaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Although we’ve been here many times, the restaurant has really gone downhill. Terrible service and food was not worth the high price.
  20. MS

    MarinaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and it was such an experience! We loved every minute of it. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable of each dish. My husband and I both had the Omakase and it was fantastic. We were able to experience new dishes and it was exciting not knowing what would come out each dish. Highly recommend at least once.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    The service was not great. Our server was inattentive, and unfriendly. Our food came out over 10 minutes apart. Getting chopsticks and soy sauce was difficult despite ordering sushi. I would not return to this restaurant and would not recommend to a friend.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Made reservations for a bachelorette party. Food was great along with service!
  23. AL

    AvnerL

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Excellent service, but for this price the food needs to be much better. Sushi and other food were good, but not special. Come here for the experience, but don't expect to be blown away by the food.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable dining experience. Isaiah, our waiter was super-knowledgeable and all of the staff were top-notch. Can’t wait to go again!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my boyfriend‘s birthday. Due to a delay at work we had to push back our reservation for a half hour and they were super flexible with accommodating that. Our waitress was kind and social, and made sure to remember that it was my boyfriends birthday when I mentioned it to her. She gave us a birthday dessert and overall a wonderful experience.
  26. CT

    CarlTheBunny

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The measure of good food is goosebumps on the first bite; in the 8 course meal it happened multiple times and was a full-body experience. The food here is amazing; and worth the experience.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Cod dish was excellent some mishaps by wait staff and would have expected a concession on bill but that didn’t occur

    MorimotoResponded on July 22, 2022Hello, Thank you for your feedback! Please know we take these matters very seriously and will be reaching out via private message to further discuss. Thank you.

  28. T

    Tela

    West Palm Beach

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance. Expensive but worth the price
  29. CB

    ChristinaB

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The waiter was very attentive. The food quality was excellent…wagyu dumplings were phenomenal. Just wish the menu was a bit more inventive with the sushi rolls….more like Umai Umai, especially for the prices that are charged.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing food and excellent service made for a wonderful evening. highly recommend.
  31. c

    clarisap

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we came from el paso tx all i can say is the food is a 100
  32. CC

    CaseyC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had excellent service, very good food. Sushi was some of the best I had, the other dishes were very good, not the best I've had, but very good.
  33. F

    Foodie

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time here but certainly not our last. It was so beautiful and the service, food and wine were all outstanding. Can’t wait to go back.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omekase was spectacular and the lost in translation cocktail was probably one of the best cocktails I’ve ever had
  35. J

    Jessiesheapage

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Sushi we’ve ever had !!!!!’
  36. KZ

    KimZ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    I wanted to love it. The sushi was very bland. We left most of it untouched Z and the cording needs improvement. The sushi arrived just moments after the appetizers. I spent $250 and could have had similar quality from Whole Foods. The atmosphere is very fun with a great vibe.
  37. CD

    CallaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food! Our server, Isaiah, was incredibly knowledgeable and gave us amazing recommendations throughout dinner!
  38. SF

    SamanthaF

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unreal Omakase! Sitting at the Sushi Counter made the entire experience complete. Highly recommend.
  39. RD

    RobertD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food came out on time hot The salmon was the best salmon I’ve ever eaten. The drinks were great I really enjoyed the lost in translation drink and the koji salmon. I will be coming back here to try more food. My niece and daughter also had a great time and enjoyed there food as well.
  40. MS

    MarkS

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were great, the table of twelve seated next to us that kept yelling over each other, making it impossible to hear what the servers told us we were eating, we’re not so good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Morimoto using the Order Online button. Morimoto also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 413-9070.

Morimoto is rated 4.8 stars by 5955 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 75 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Morimoto

723 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 7th & 8th on Chestnut Street

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Nearby parking options: 711 Chestnut St., 733 Chestnut St., 10 S 8th St., 615 Chestnut St..

  • Public transit

    Route 47 Bus at Chestnut Street Stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Masaharu Morimoto

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 413-9070

  • Private party facilities

    For Special Events, Please Contact 215-413-9070.

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Cohen: (877) 742-1064

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