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Morimoto

4.8
4.8
5903 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

7:00 PM


Booked 55 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 5,903 people are saying

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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

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  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Japanese

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  1. BM

    BrendaM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful dining experience with impeccable staff and service.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Boyfriends birthday
  3. M

    Monica

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Oh toro was ice cold and miso soup had so much tofu chunks
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was great, we ordered holy holy potatoes as a side dish and they came out about halfway through the meal, otherwise service would have been a 5 as well.
  5. R

    Ramenlover

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We were excited to experience a “fancy sushi’s” dinner but felt that even though the prices were reflective of a higher end experience, the rolls on offer were pedestrian and weren’t much better than what you can find at a bodega. We also ordered the wagyu udon noodles to share at our table. I advise you don’t try to share soup noodle dishes here as they don’t have small bowls to split the dish amongst. The wagyu was also overcooked. We were expecting an exciting dinner but received a mediocre one.
  6. D

    Donna

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food, service was warm and friendly. Sushi, sashimi and the halibut special were all outstanding. Little noisy but otherwise perfect!
  7. LJ

    LisaJ

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Hostess was hostility unwelcoming. It set the tone for the night. Dinner was good. But I have had sushi equally good at my local sushi spot. Atmosphere is fun in a touristy sort of way.
  8. BL

    Ball4Life

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Words cannot express how amazing this restaurant is. It is a culinary journey, you must go and try.
  9. N

    Natassja

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server alejandra was amazing. All food delivered to our table was brought with a description of the food we were to eat. The morimoto omakase is a must try! Delicious & absolutely worth it.
  10. l

    lopefry

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We've tried omakase at Morimoto before, so this time we just ordered a la carte, and everything was really delicious. The service was also superb, although it was pretty slow this time.
  11. FG

    FredG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm big on service and great taste. The food was amazing and every employee made you feel as if you were the biggest guest for the evening. Each dish melted in your mouth.
  12. L

    Lynnore

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant. Our server was very friendly and helped us pick out sake, which was great. I went with the suggestions on here, so I ordered the Chirasi bowl and the black cod miso. My husband ordered the udon. Everything was excellent - we actually had too much food. I highly recommend.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, Alejandra is the best!
  14. J

    Jennifer

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I sat at the sushi bar - which is such a great spot! - and ordered the seasonal sushi sampling. It was such fresh and flavorful fish, everything was I credible! The fact that they have platters, omikase, and a la crate options gives the diner so many choices. I ordered just enough sushi and every piece was amazing. The cocktails are fun and the dessert was sublime. I loved every minute!
  15. SH

    StacyH

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious sushi and sashimi. Loved it and would go back.
  16. JL

    JonL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food is amazing and highly recommend, great dining experience for the omakase, you get what you pay for, superior ingredients prepared in fantastic ways
  17. p

    paulau

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Morimoto and feel grateful to have it in town.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazinggggg
  19. C

    Christine

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I loved the cod and the wagyu beef. Even though Morimoto is known for sushi, I felt like the sushi was a little overpriced. Overall though, the ambiance was amazing, the service was also really great, and I would go back for birthdays/anniversaries
  20. AC

    AriC

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daddy - Daughter date
  21. S

    Stephanie

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service! Prices $$$$!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for our anniversary. It was perfect 🤩. Food and drinks were amazing. Our server Jose was great. We will be back again. Another great Starr experience.
  23. g

    goodfood

    Atlantic City

    39 reviews

    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The ambience and service was very good. We started with the Sukiyaki Udon and it was delicious. I don’t mean just good, but i wanted to drink the liquid from the bowl delicious. Unfortunately, that was the best thing of the night. We had rock shrimp tempura, which was good and a shrimp tempura roll that was also good. For entrees we had the salmon and the chicken curry. Both of these were forgettable sadly. We started out with deliciousness then went to good then to forgettable so it was a let down of a meal, but i might go back to get that Sukiyaki Udon again as it was clearly the star of what we had.
  24. LL

    LucianaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I’ll be honest, I was very happy with the ambiance as well as the service but I wasn’t truly blown away by the food. I had the multi-course omakase tasting and while it was a numerous amount of courses there were only 1 or 2 that truly excited me. What kind of put a damper in my experience were believe or not - the drinks. I ordered a regular margarita to start and it was one of the worst margs I’ve ever had. A margarita is a such a simple cocktail and I was surprised that it was so poorly made. The waiter was very kind to take the margarita away and replace it with one of their signature mezcal cocktails. And while this was much better it still didn’t stand up to what I think a place like Morimoto should. I would recommend coming but maybe drink before you arrive.
  25. K

    Kevin

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Morimoto with my family to celebrate my graduating from college. We had the pleasure of having Isaiah as our waiter for the evening. His extensive knowledge of the menu, cuisine, and drink pairings was amazing. He was a sheer joy to have as our waiter, and that's just the beginning of the long list of positives. Two of us had the omakase, and each dish it was visually stunning and equally absolutely delicious. I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone who is looking to have fresh seafood and truly authentic Japanese seafood.
  26. C

    Caleb

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening of food and service.
  27. VV

    VickyVidal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Morimoto and it was great. Each dish was a decent size but had great flavors.
  28. SD

    SexyDiningCompanion

    Philadelphia

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, a perfect meal. The Omakese at Morimoto is expensive but a must try! Get the beverage paring as well for the best experience.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation
  30. SC

    SeethaC

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service and delicious food! Always consistent and a wonderful spot for a special occasion :)
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bar was wonderful and Robert’s service was outstanding.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome! Best place ever
  33. F

    Fredlystew

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our server, Hannah, at the sushi bar was delightful. The food was exquisite
  34. CM

    CatherineM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family has gone to Morimoto for celebrations over the years, starting 18 years ago. I have never had a disappointing meal there.
  35. PP

    PaulP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good for a special occassion. The omakase was prohibitively expensive.
  36. j

    judester

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The fish was very fresh, no mean feat on a holiday Monday. The choices were diverse, which I liked. The server was friendly, informative and delightful. The only negative about the restaurant is the bizarre choice of a fixed, rather tall light smack in the middle of the table. In a place where sharing plates is tacit, I found this design element strange and annoying. Other than that, I'd go again and I'd recommend it, just bring a full wallet!
  37. P

    Phillip

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a WONDERFUL experience at Morimoto. This was our 2nd time there, two years in a row, to celebrate our Anniversary. The food was exquisite from beginning to end, the atmosphere was very peaceful and our server Hanna, was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! We will almost definitely be back again very soon; and we will definitely be back to celebrate our anniversary there again next year for sure! I can not emphasize enough how incredible our overall experience was, particularly the incredible service that Hanna provided us with! I HIGHLY recommend Morimoto to anyone and everyone who has yet to try! You will NOT be disappointed!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    On a Saturday night of a holiday weekend, we expected it to be busy but we had a reservation so we thought we’d be alright. We waited 30 minutes past our reservation just to be seated at a table. While there were additional snafus once seated, it’s not worth mentioning because the staff were just lovely. Everyone from the hosts to our server and the manager went above and beyond to help smooth things over. If the food had lived up to the wait, I’d be singing Morimoto’s praises. Unfortunately it was just OK. We love sushi and we were SO excited for this dinner. But the rolls offered are limited, basic and very small. It’s clear chef intends for folks to get entrees or omakase, which wasn’t our intent with our 9 year old joining us for dinner. This said, the potato croquettes are AMAZING. As are the desserts (Black Sesame Cloud!).
  39. S

    Sona

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Expensive, but we did go to celebrate a special day. :-) Our server was friendly, attentive and well informed. The wagyu dumplings in miso and both sets of maki rolls were excellent. The roast pork belly rice was outstanding. Their famous blackened cod tasted good but not exceptional for all its reputation, and the helping was quite small. The fiery chocolate ball made a good video, but was quite underwhelming to eat. The server had recommended the day's special dessert, a mango pudding, and we might just have done better to have gone with that. They served us a complimentary wine cooler kind of drink for our celebration, which was nice of them. The changing lights were fun, and the general ambience, though noisy, was pleasant and inviting. I'd go again, now that know what I like there. :-)
  40. DG

    DavidG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant inside is beautiful! We had a party of 6, the booth was a large size no one was uncomfortable. Our waiters and waitresses were fantastic. Our waitress described things for us so we made great choices. Most of our meals had something done at the table so it was a little show. The food was AWESOME! Talk about flavors WOW. We will definitely be going back. We went after our daughter's college graduation and she loved it

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

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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 5903 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 55 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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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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