Morimoto

★★★★☆
  • 88 10th Ave

    New York, NY 10011

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  • 212-989-8883

About Morimoto

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  • Restaurants
  • Sushi Restaurants
  • Japanese Restaurants
Details
  • $$$$
  • Bar Scene
  • Notable Chef
  • People Watching
Hours
M 12pm-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10pm, Tu-Th 12pm-2:30pm, 5:30pm-11pm, F 12pm-2:30pm, 5:30pm-midnight, Sa 5:30pm-midnight, Su 5:30pm-10pm
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Good food, great atmosphere, great service, MOST IMPORTANTLY, the restroom is really cool. However, i do not think it's worth the amount of $$ ur paying.
I had the Taste Menu which contained 8 plates. For $120 (exclude tax and tip), it was

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★★★★★

Good food, great atmosphere, great service, MOST IMPORTANTLY, the restroom is really cool. However, i do not think it's worth the amount of $$ ur paying.
I had the Taste Menu which contained 8 plates. For $120 (exclude tax and tip), it was

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I went this weekend to Morimoto with my Brazilian relatives who love sushi and are for the most part meat lovers. We had a mixed experience. The downstairs bar is cool as well as the decor. Bathrooms are a must see. We ordered

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★★★★★

I went this weekend to Morimoto with my Brazilian relatives who love sushi and are for the most part meat lovers. We had a mixed experience. The downstairs bar is cool as well as the decor. Bathrooms are a must see. We ordered

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Very impressive restaurant. The prices are high but every once in a while its okay to splurge with the woman you love.

5
★★★★★

Very impressive restaurant. The prices are high but every once in a while its okay to splurge with the woman you love.

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Whenever someone asks for a restaurant suggestion, I direct them to Morimoto. The Iron Chef's namesake restaurant does not disappoint- except for the fact that I still haven't caught a glimpse of him while I was there. He does make an

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★★★★★

Whenever someone asks for a restaurant suggestion, I direct them to Morimoto. The Iron Chef's namesake restaurant does not disappoint- except for the fact that I still haven't caught a glimpse of him while I was there. He does make an

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Morimoto glams up sushi like no one else. Loved the original menu, the painstakingly lovely presentation, and the overall dining experience. It's a special place, so save it for someone you know will be great company.

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★★★★★

Morimoto glams up sushi like no one else. Loved the original menu, the painstakingly lovely presentation, and the overall dining experience. It's a special place, so save it for someone you know will be great company.

Pros: Original menu

Cons: Hard to get in

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Beautiful dining experience. If you are looking to take a date somewhere this place is impressive! The caramel tart for dessert and the crab cakes for appetizers wow'd me before the meal even arrived. If you don't want sushi they have yellow fin tuna which was good

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★★★★★

Beautiful dining experience. If you are looking to take a date somewhere this place is impressive! The caramel tart for dessert and the crab cakes for appetizers wow'd me before the meal even arrived. If you don't want sushi they have yellow fin tuna which was good

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I have to say that the Tuna Tartar was out of this world. I would go back for that alone.

But, I didn't find the regular sushi was anything special, fresh and appealing but not stellar.

I found the concrete interior design a little sterile.

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★★★★☆

I have to say that the Tuna Tartar was out of this world. I would go back for that alone.

But, I didn't find the regular sushi was anything special, fresh and appealing but not stellar.

I found the concrete interior design a little sterile.

Pros: Specialties Really Fantastic

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I made reservations to take my girlfriend out for her birthday and Morimoto was more than accommodating during the time they had available and even checked to see if there was a way to fit me into the already crowded room during the full times. Once I mentioned that it was my girlfriends birthday, they were kind enough to offer desert brought to us with a lit candle and her name written in chocolate sauce. The waitress was very helpful in describing all the menu options and the prices were exactly what one would expect from Chelsea. The food was prompt and the portions were perfect (except for the delicious Tuna TarTar app - wish there was more of it). At any rate, besides there not being too many unique rolls (like Spider or Dynamite rolls - authentic sushi places do not have those), the menu was perfectly adequate and the food presentation, stellar. They do try to push some of the more expensive meals but I wouldn't expect anything less. The manager came over to us, shook my hand, wished my girlfriend a happy birthday, and thanked me to coming in.

I would certainly recommend Morimoto for anyone new to NY that is looking for a nice sushi experience. Plus the music was awesome too.

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★★★★★

I made reservations to take my girlfriend out for her birthday and Morimoto was more than accommodating during the time they had available and even checked to see if there was a way to fit me into the already crowded room during the full times. Once I mentioned that it was my girlfriends birthday, they were kind enough to offer desert brought to us with a lit candle and her name written in chocolate sauce. The waitress was very helpful in describing all the menu options and the prices were exactly what one would expect from Chelsea. The food was prompt and the portions were perfect (except for the delicious Tuna TarTar app - wish there was more of it). At any rate, besides there not being too many unique rolls (like Spider or Dynamite rolls - authentic sushi places do not have those), the menu was perfectly adequate and the food presentation, stellar. They do try to push some of the more expensive meals but I wouldn't expect anything less. The manager came over to us, shook my hand, wished my girlfriend a happy birthday, and thanked me to coming in.

I would certainly recommend Morimoto for anyone new to NY that is looking for a nice sushi experience. Plus the music was awesome too.

Pros: Great service, Quality food, Knowledgeable staff

Cons: Tuna tartar is too small

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Super locu, mancarea e crima, bagate la niste, Spicy King Crab Leg sau Pork Dumplings care sa terminat cu shmekeria!!!LOL :), sau cel mai bine bagate la Omakase Menu in care ai 8 corsuri "all taisting items" care sant morimotos highlights!! Omu stie treaba + e foarte amabil cu toti oaspetii ( poti face poze, iti scrie autografe, iti vorbeste despre mancare,etc ) . Daca esti la bar combinate la nishte super Cocktails, incearca o White Lily, sau o Hydrengia, sau dacati place Sake bagate la un morimotini care e parfum de femeie :) un fel de saketini cu wasabi infused vodka!! Merita locu, lume super buna, servisu excelent, admosfera si generozitatea al tot staffului te face sa te simti acasa!

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★★★★★

Super locu, mancarea e crima, bagate la niste, Spicy King Crab Leg sau Pork Dumplings care sa terminat cu shmekeria!!!LOL :), sau cel mai bine bagate la Omakase Menu in care ai 8 corsuri "all taisting items" care sant morimotos highlights!! Omu stie treaba + e foarte amabil cu toti oaspetii ( poti face poze, iti scrie autografe, iti vorbeste despre mancare,etc ) . Daca esti la bar combinate la nishte super Cocktails, incearca o White Lily, sau o Hydrengia, sau dacati place Sake bagate la un morimotini care e parfum de femeie :) un fel de saketini cu wasabi infused vodka!! Merita locu, lume super buna, servisu excelent, admosfera si generozitatea al tot staffului te face sa te simti acasa!

Pros: genuine, genuine ,genuine !

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We showed up at Morimoto without reservations and were seated at the lower level. The service was fine and the food and drinks were really nice maybe that's why we did not realize we were getting bitten while dining. ;) Once we got home and the effect of the alcohol started wearing off, we realized that we were itching all over. When we called the restaurant back, they were quite arrogant and insisted that we got bitten somewhere else. But, that's the only place we went to that night and I am damn sure, it was the Morimoto mosquitos that left their mark on us. Beware!

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★☆☆☆☆

We showed up at Morimoto without reservations and were seated at the lower level. The service was fine and the food and drinks were really nice maybe that's why we did not realize we were getting bitten while dining. ;) Once we got home and the effect of the alcohol started wearing off, we realized that we were itching all over. When we called the restaurant back, they were quite arrogant and insisted that we got bitten somewhere else. But, that's the only place we went to that night and I am damn sure, it was the Morimoto mosquitos that left their mark on us. Beware!

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Went here to celebrate my bithday along with 2 other friend's birthdays. We went all out our food was to die for and our waiter taught us the traditional way of eating our chilled noodles. The Waygu steak was unlike anything I have ever had. The pork belly was salty and bad for you but its fine once in a while. We also had the tuna pizza which was good and some crab legs. the dessert was to die for banna ice cream and a pie like crust was soo yummy. Must see and try out the bathroom!

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★★★★★

Went here to celebrate my bithday along with 2 other friend's birthdays. We went all out our food was to die for and our waiter taught us the traditional way of eating our chilled noodles. The Waygu steak was unlike anything I have ever had. The pork belly was salty and bad for you but its fine once in a while. We also had the tuna pizza which was good and some crab legs. the dessert was to die for banna ice cream and a pie like crust was soo yummy. Must see and try out the bathroom!

Pros: Food, Service, Bathrooms

Cons: NONE

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I lowered my expectations because I've seem to always have a slight bad experience in highend restaurants UNTIL NOW. We went for the tasting menu and were not disappointed. Everything was prepared perfectly and everyhting had a perfect balance. this is not a pretentious place, you know exactly what you are getting and everything was fresh. The service was impeccable - no one ever hovered or rushed us and they paced the dishes perfectly. There was a nice energy about the place. I would definitley come back or recommend to others. The bathroom was also quite interesting.

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★★★★★

I lowered my expectations because I've seem to always have a slight bad experience in highend restaurants UNTIL NOW. We went for the tasting menu and were not disappointed. Everything was prepared perfectly and everyhting had a perfect balance. this is not a pretentious place, you know exactly what you are getting and everything was fresh. The service was impeccable - no one ever hovered or rushed us and they paced the dishes perfectly. There was a nice energy about the place. I would definitley come back or recommend to others. The bathroom was also quite interesting.

Pros: great service, great food and cool ambiance

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Get the freaking spicy king crab!!!!so freaking tasty. dont bother with anything else...Damn character minimums!

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★★★★★

Get the freaking spicy king crab!!!!so freaking tasty. dont bother with anything else...Damn character minimums!

Pros: yummy

Cons: too yummy

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So, I made a reservation for 6 people. we came right on time, and had to wait 40 mins for a table which was irritating.. The server was very fake... she couldn't recommend anyhting on the menu.. Anything that we asked her about, was "GREAT"..I mean, come on.. why am I asking you then? The appetizers were ok.. nothing special at all. Not one of the 6 people at my table were wowed with their food.. I got lobster fritters, which sounded great, but were missing somethign.. Sushi rolls were very average.. and duck that I got for my entre, was BAD.. It was so bad that I my jaw started to hurt after I ate a few bits.. the leg was all fat.. pure fat.. and the breast pieces were so raw that it was like chewing gum.. Dessert again was ok.. warm chocolate cake.. was very average.. So, defiantely dont waste your money.....Go to Budhakan down the street instead.

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★☆☆☆☆

So, I made a reservation for 6 people. we came right on time, and had to wait 40 mins for a table which was irritating.. The server was very fake... she couldn't recommend anyhting on the menu.. Anything that we asked her about, was "GREAT"..I mean, come on.. why am I asking you then? The appetizers were ok.. nothing special at all. Not one of the 6 people at my table were wowed with their food.. I got lobster fritters, which sounded great, but were missing somethign.. Sushi rolls were very average.. and duck that I got for my entre, was BAD.. It was so bad that I my jaw started to hurt after I ate a few bits.. the leg was all fat.. pure fat.. and the breast pieces were so raw that it was like chewing gum.. Dessert again was ok.. warm chocolate cake.. was very average.. So, defiantely dont waste your money.....Go to Budhakan down the street instead.

Pros: it looked funky and modern

Cons: Everything else

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First off, yes, it's expensive but it is worth the price only if you don't concentrate on ordering only Sushi.

To drink:
Mornimoto's 5 year aged Sake - pretty good. Honestly, I haven't had that many Sake's in my life but this has been the best. But for $70 it had better be. I felt it was worth it.

For starters:
Spicy Tuna Roll - very good, but I have had similar quality elsewhere for cheaper.
Wagyu Beef Tartar - wow, simply wow. But prepare to see the smallest plate in the entire place. It is tiny. But it is Wagyu beef and that's what you're paying for.
Some Egg Custard with Foie Gras - I looooved this but my girlfriend didn't like it at all. If "Foie Gras Creme Brulee" sounds good to you, order it. You will love it.

Entree:
Something Ocean Trout - Fish that felt like butter. And i don't mean it was covered in butter, it was just perfectly cooked and tasted very good.
Surf and Turf - Got my Wagyu beef rare (I ordered it that way) and it was very good. There was some salad with seafood and that was just terrific.

Desserts:
Warm Chocolate Cake with Popcorn Ice cream - the cake is what you would expect but we got it because of the Popcorn Ice cream and it didn't dissapoint. It's weird to be eating ice cream that tastes like popcorn, but it's a good weird. Very delicious. But savor it, it is tiny.
Coconut Panacatta - Best part of the meal for me. I am a huge fan of Passion Fruit and this dessert was a must get for me. One of the bowls will have the actual coconut panacatta topped with a thin layer of passion fruit jelly. Simply amazing. The other bowl is passion fruit noodles (seriously) with Basil ice cream. i kid you not. It sounds weird. Your brain will be confused but it is just fun to eat.

Service was excellent. Total for everything was (with 16% tip) $275. It was worth every penny. Definately going back. Did i mentioned we met Morimoto himself and took pictures? Oh yeah!

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★★★★★

First off, yes, it's expensive but it is worth the price only if you don't concentrate on ordering only Sushi.

To drink:
Mornimoto's 5 year aged Sake - pretty good. Honestly, I haven't had that many Sake's in my life but this has been the best. But for $70 it had better be. I felt it was worth it.

For starters:
Spicy Tuna Roll - very good, but I have had similar quality elsewhere for cheaper.
Wagyu Beef Tartar - wow, simply wow. But prepare to see the smallest plate in the entire place. It is tiny. But it is Wagyu beef and that's what you're paying for.
Some Egg Custard with Foie Gras - I looooved this but my girlfriend didn't like it at all. If "Foie Gras Creme Brulee" sounds good to you, order it. You will love it.

Entree:
Something Ocean Trout - Fish that felt like butter. And i don't mean it was covered in butter, it was just perfectly cooked and tasted very good.
Surf and Turf - Got my Wagyu beef rare (I ordered it that way) and it was very good. There was some salad with seafood and that was just terrific.

Desserts:
Warm Chocolate Cake with Popcorn Ice cream - the cake is what you would expect but we got it because of the Popcorn Ice cream and it didn't dissapoint. It's weird to be eating ice cream that tastes like popcorn, but it's a good weird. Very delicious. But savor it, it is tiny.
Coconut Panacatta - Best part of the meal for me. I am a huge fan of Passion Fruit and this dessert was a must get for me. One of the bowls will have the actual coconut panacatta topped with a thin layer of passion fruit jelly. Simply amazing. The other bowl is passion fruit noodles (seriously) with Basil ice cream. i kid you not. It sounds weird. Your brain will be confused but it is just fun to eat.

Service was excellent. Total for everything was (with 16% tip) $275. It was worth every penny. Definately going back. Did i mentioned we met Morimoto himself and took pictures? Oh yeah!

Pros: Morimoto was there. Menu is creative and delicious.

Cons: Portions are small. It's quality over quantity.

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Went to Morimoto tonight for a date. The restaurant is large and beautiful. The staff was very courteous and helpful. The food was wonderful. The Iron Chef even came by our table to see how everything was. We didn?t expect to even see him there. It was a great spot and prices are quite reasonable for the quality of the experience. Highly recommended as a NYC restaurant lover.

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★★★★★

Went to Morimoto tonight for a date. The restaurant is large and beautiful. The staff was very courteous and helpful. The food was wonderful. The Iron Chef even came by our table to see how everything was. We didn?t expect to even see him there. It was a great spot and prices are quite reasonable for the quality of the experience. Highly recommended as a NYC restaurant lover.

Pros: Amazing presentation follows through to the taste of the food.

Cons: Portions may be a bit small for a LARGE appetite.

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I am a big Food Network fan so I made it a mission to dine at Morimoto. I sat at the regular sushi bar because the Omakase bar was way too expensive. i ordered some shashimi and a spicy tuna hand roll. No alchohol. The bill was triple what I pay for the same thing at many other sushi resturants with fish as fresh as what I received at Morimoto. I'm glad i went to check it out, but I probably will not be back due to cost.

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★★★☆☆

I am a big Food Network fan so I made it a mission to dine at Morimoto. I sat at the regular sushi bar because the Omakase bar was way too expensive. i ordered some shashimi and a spicy tuna hand roll. No alchohol. The bill was triple what I pay for the same thing at many other sushi resturants with fish as fresh as what I received at Morimoto. I'm glad i went to check it out, but I probably will not be back due to cost.

Pros: Very fresh fish

Cons: Too expensive

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Well, the presentation was beautiful. Unfortunately, beyond that it doesn't add up to the over $325 price tag for 2 people (with minimal alcohol).

The service was rushed, we were asked multiple times "are you done with that", when we were either clearly not done or still chewing. Separate courses were served at the same time, except for the side order of bok choy to go with the steak that never showed up at all.

The kobe beef was delicious, but for the usual japanese fare, it was not any better than some of the best sushi I've had elsewhere, for a lot less money and much larger pieces. My toro was tough & sinewy. The sushi had zero presentation, my local take-out in Brooklyn does a better job. Go once for the smoke and mirrors perhaps, then eat at Nobu if you're looking for extraordinary japanese food.

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★★☆☆☆

Well, the presentation was beautiful. Unfortunately, beyond that it doesn't add up to the over $325 price tag for 2 people (with minimal alcohol).

The service was rushed, we were asked multiple times "are you done with that", when we were either clearly not done or still chewing. Separate courses were served at the same time, except for the side order of bok choy to go with the steak that never showed up at all.

The kobe beef was delicious, but for the usual japanese fare, it was not any better than some of the best sushi I've had elsewhere, for a lot less money and much larger pieces. My toro was tough & sinewy. The sushi had zero presentation, my local take-out in Brooklyn does a better job. Go once for the smoke and mirrors perhaps, then eat at Nobu if you're looking for extraordinary japanese food.

Pros: hmmm... tough question

Cons: High price without merit, poor service

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So lately I've been on a Chirashi-kick. All my normal sushi restaurants--What do I order? Chirashi. But this was a poor decision for dining at Morimoto, while it appeared that my fish was fresh and not particularly exciting, the presentation was horrendous. Sure one of my dining-mates called it "paying for the knife-work" I thought of it as eating leftover fish. It was like scraps of fish. Maybe someone can educate me, but at all the mostly "traditional" or at least popular restaurants I've been to around the world served pieces of fish in a long thin style, not cubish ridiculousness. Some pieces were not cubes, which is what was alarming, they were, rather, small pieces that appeared to be rejected pieces. Surely, I know mackerel is not a meaty fish, but is it necessary just to give me the skin? Or the red rejected parts of a yellow tail? I do not think so. We had the toro tartare, which was not particularly exciting, while it did have a nice nori-paste to accompany it. Friends got the foie gras bowls and said it was okay. The ambience was strange. I had a terrible waiter, but that is also because Morimoto was watching our table from his table and because the waiter was serving Morimoto as well. That was the most disappointing, the fact that the celebrity chef was such a distraction to hinder the experience of his restaurant goers. If you are going to Morimoto to see the man, you'll dreams will be fulfilled, he seems to always be at the restaurant, either in his chef pants, or his khakis. The miso black-cod that is probably his original at Nobu was just as good here.

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★★★★☆

So lately I've been on a Chirashi-kick. All my normal sushi restaurants--What do I order? Chirashi. But this was a poor decision for dining at Morimoto, while it appeared that my fish was fresh and not particularly exciting, the presentation was horrendous. Sure one of my dining-mates called it "paying for the knife-work" I thought of it as eating leftover fish. It was like scraps of fish. Maybe someone can educate me, but at all the mostly "traditional" or at least popular restaurants I've been to around the world served pieces of fish in a long thin style, not cubish ridiculousness. Some pieces were not cubes, which is what was alarming, they were, rather, small pieces that appeared to be rejected pieces. Surely, I know mackerel is not a meaty fish, but is it necessary just to give me the skin? Or the red rejected parts of a yellow tail? I do not think so. We had the toro tartare, which was not particularly exciting, while it did have a nice nori-paste to accompany it. Friends got the foie gras bowls and said it was okay. The ambience was strange. I had a terrible waiter, but that is also because Morimoto was watching our table from his table and because the waiter was serving Morimoto as well. That was the most disappointing, the fact that the celebrity chef was such a distraction to hinder the experience of his restaurant goers. If you are going to Morimoto to see the man, you'll dreams will be fulfilled, he seems to always be at the restaurant, either in his chef pants, or his khakis. The miso black-cod that is probably his original at Nobu was just as good here.

Pros: celebrity chef, okay food

Cons: distraction of celebrity chef also eating lunch (to customers AND waiters), heavy chairs

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I had some out-of-town friends visiting NYC and for their last night they wanted to have sushi. I ate there once a year ago and the experience was good.
The second visit however left me with a bitter taste and dissapointment about the restaurant. To start the waitress did not akcnoledge us at all and we had to wait at least 15 minutes to be greeted, she was not knowleageable about the menu at all.
The food took forever to arrive and even some unexpected dishes that we did not order which we had to send back. The sushi was plain and unflavorful, very badly presented.
Our overall experience was terrible and I had to apologize to my friends for all the praises I had about this restaurant in the first place. For the price of their menu the service should be no less than impecable, and the attitude of the staff should be kept in their locker rooms with the rest of their personal belongings.

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★★☆☆☆

I had some out-of-town friends visiting NYC and for their last night they wanted to have sushi. I ate there once a year ago and the experience was good.
The second visit however left me with a bitter taste and dissapointment about the restaurant. To start the waitress did not akcnoledge us at all and we had to wait at least 15 minutes to be greeted, she was not knowleageable about the menu at all.
The food took forever to arrive and even some unexpected dishes that we did not order which we had to send back. The sushi was plain and unflavorful, very badly presented.
Our overall experience was terrible and I had to apologize to my friends for all the praises I had about this restaurant in the first place. For the price of their menu the service should be no less than impecable, and the attitude of the staff should be kept in their locker rooms with the rest of their personal belongings.

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I celebrated my 30th birthday here...what an unbelievable experience!!! The food was superb, service was very attentive. Half of my party arrived 30 minutes late, on Friday night. The manager saved my table for me, even though everyone was running late.. The staff is so nice there. Bathrooms are beautiful.

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★★★★★

I celebrated my 30th birthday here...what an unbelievable experience!!! The food was superb, service was very attentive. Half of my party arrived 30 minutes late, on Friday night. The manager saved my table for me, even though everyone was running late.. The staff is so nice there. Bathrooms are beautiful.

Pros: great place to plan a birthday

Cons: hard to find parking

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I had lunch here for the first time and ordered the restaurant week menu. What a great value!! The server was very attentive and helpful. We ordered the suggested beverage pairing for $20. Such a steal..I can't wait to go back for dinner.

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★★★★★

I had lunch here for the first time and ordered the restaurant week menu. What a great value!! The server was very attentive and helpful. We ordered the suggested beverage pairing for $20. Such a steal..I can't wait to go back for dinner.

Pros: Ambience, Friendly Staff

Cons: None

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I am a fan of Morimoto, the Iron Chef and the Philadelphia restaurant, my disappointment is deep and sincere. If they hate Restaurant Week so much they should simply not participate, instead of serving a pauper's version of their menu with service bordering on the bizarre. We arrive 5 minutes early and enter, only to be ignored. Asking if we are in the right place, we're told they are not open and will open "in a while". Waiting outside with others until the doors open, we thought all might be right. I asked the hostess if an hour was enough time to have a relaxed lunch and were assured. Seated, our control freak server Marsha disappeared for 15 minutes before taking our order. I had to send someone after her. As the RW menu was so uh "light", I wanted to order an entree as well, and inquired about the sakes. We thought we'd return some evening just to sample the sakes as I had in Philadelphia. Apparently this was not how Marsha wanted us to order, as she interrupted every sentence to confuse every simple issue. Frustrated, I reverted to the RW menu. Appetizer choice of miso soup or salad? That's a given at every cheap sushi joint in the City. 2 salads. Entrees chef's sushi plate, "Angry chicken"- 2 others I can't remember, but no explanation for any of them, and now no time to waste. No choice for dessert. Marlene, the GM, interrupted our conversation to say Marsha told her we were in a rush. No, we are not, if the hour is enough, and this menu so small and choiceless. The salad was vinegary and salty with little fried bits. My friend summoned the courage to answer truthfully when Marsha asked how it was. Marsha returned with two more piles of lettuce- and dressing on the side. It was as if to say "you don't like the salad, make it yourself." Finally the 8 pieces of sushi arrive. Totally boring selection. My dish had no wasabi. No wasabi? Come on. How do you forget the wasabi? Out of time, we took the minimal dessert to go. NO tip.

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★☆☆☆☆

I am a fan of Morimoto, the Iron Chef and the Philadelphia restaurant, my disappointment is deep and sincere. If they hate Restaurant Week so much they should simply not participate, instead of serving a pauper's version of their menu with service bordering on the bizarre. We arrive 5 minutes early and enter, only to be ignored. Asking if we are in the right place, we're told they are not open and will open "in a while". Waiting outside with others until the doors open, we thought all might be right. I asked the hostess if an hour was enough time to have a relaxed lunch and were assured. Seated, our control freak server Marsha disappeared for 15 minutes before taking our order. I had to send someone after her. As the RW menu was so uh "light", I wanted to order an entree as well, and inquired about the sakes. We thought we'd return some evening just to sample the sakes as I had in Philadelphia. Apparently this was not how Marsha wanted us to order, as she interrupted every sentence to confuse every simple issue. Frustrated, I reverted to the RW menu. Appetizer choice of miso soup or salad? That's a given at every cheap sushi joint in the City. 2 salads. Entrees chef's sushi plate, "Angry chicken"- 2 others I can't remember, but no explanation for any of them, and now no time to waste. No choice for dessert. Marlene, the GM, interrupted our conversation to say Marsha told her we were in a rush. No, we are not, if the hour is enough, and this menu so small and choiceless. The salad was vinegary and salty with little fried bits. My friend summoned the courage to answer truthfully when Marsha asked how it was. Marsha returned with two more piles of lettuce- and dressing on the side. It was as if to say "you don't like the salad, make it yourself." Finally the 8 pieces of sushi arrive. Totally boring selection. My dish had no wasabi. No wasabi? Come on. How do you forget the wasabi? Out of time, we took the minimal dessert to go. NO tip.

Pros: I hear the bathrooms are special

Cons: Horrid Service, Hyped food, Cheapskate treatment

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The service and food were great.....but we felt terrible when manager came to us at the exit and said that we did not leave enough tip. The more important is to pay the bill and? it is customers? wish to leave tip or not to leave tip. We (4 girls) left $35.00 which was a little less than 10% but still... this is customer's wish how much money to leave. Totally unprofessional !!!

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★★★☆☆

The service and food were great.....but we felt terrible when manager came to us at the exit and said that we did not leave enough tip. The more important is to pay the bill and? it is customers? wish to leave tip or not to leave tip. We (4 girls) left $35.00 which was a little less than 10% but still... this is customer's wish how much money to leave. Totally unprofessional !!!

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Morimoto has a nice decor, very modern, interesting and clean. We had to have a reservation to eat here. We were seated right away but in the "lounge" downstairs, not in the airy open upstairs. The mixed drinks were pretty tasty, as was the food. It was good, but not as good as all the hype. For the price (over $150 for 2 people) and for the LONG walk from the subway I am not sure it was worth. I am glad I went there once. It was quite pretty there.

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★★★★☆

Morimoto has a nice decor, very modern, interesting and clean. We had to have a reservation to eat here. We were seated right away but in the "lounge" downstairs, not in the airy open upstairs. The mixed drinks were pretty tasty, as was the food. It was good, but not as good as all the hype. For the price (over $150 for 2 people) and for the LONG walk from the subway I am not sure it was worth. I am glad I went there once. It was quite pretty there.

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Not sure which was cooler... the gorgeous arrangements of food, the creative modern decor, or the bathrooms downstairs. Seriously, if you go to Morimoto, you MUST visit the downstairs bathrooms. It's an experience. Of course, the service was amazing, the food was out of this world, and if you're lucky, you'll see Chef Morimoto behind the sushi bar preparing for an iron chef competition. Don't get the cold chicken appetizer.. it's a little dry and slimy in texture, with not enough sauce for balance. But the Spicy King Crab appetizer is out of this world.. I'd eat 10 of them if I could.

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★★★★★

Not sure which was cooler... the gorgeous arrangements of food, the creative modern decor, or the bathrooms downstairs. Seriously, if you go to Morimoto, you MUST visit the downstairs bathrooms. It's an experience. Of course, the service was amazing, the food was out of this world, and if you're lucky, you'll see Chef Morimoto behind the sushi bar preparing for an iron chef competition. Don't get the cold chicken appetizer.. it's a little dry and slimy in texture, with not enough sauce for balance. But the Spicy King Crab appetizer is out of this world.. I'd eat 10 of them if I could.

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It was a really fun evening out...even with a toddler! The staff was really friendly, they got the high-chair all ready, and the waiter made a special effort to keep the baby out of trouble by placing all the food away from him!! What more can I say about the food? We ordered most of the appetizers (scrumptious...that foie gras oyster is beyond description). By the time the main entree came along, we were too full to really appreciate them, unfortunately. We had the surf and turf, the lobster, the duck, and chicken. The lobster and surf/turf was really good. The waiter probably should have stopped us from over-ordering. We had to hold ourselves back from the desert- but ended up getting the choc cake and tofu (hot and cold). Sublime. The bathrooms are also amazing. Lots of walking room. It's a nice change from Nobu.

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★★★★★

It was a really fun evening out...even with a toddler! The staff was really friendly, they got the high-chair all ready, and the waiter made a special effort to keep the baby out of trouble by placing all the food away from him!! What more can I say about the food? We ordered most of the appetizers (scrumptious...that foie gras oyster is beyond description). By the time the main entree came along, we were too full to really appreciate them, unfortunately. We had the surf and turf, the lobster, the duck, and chicken. The lobster and surf/turf was really good. The waiter probably should have stopped us from over-ordering. We had to hold ourselves back from the desert- but ended up getting the choc cake and tofu (hot and cold). Sublime. The bathrooms are also amazing. Lots of walking room. It's a nice change from Nobu.

Pros: Good service, friendly, tasty

Cons: Hard to park

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My dining experience was fabulous here. food was delicious dessert was yummy. service was perfect.

interior done by tadao ando is so gorgeous.

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★★★★★

My dining experience was fabulous here. food was delicious dessert was yummy. service was perfect.

interior done by tadao ando is so gorgeous.

Pros: sushi food

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The New York location of the Iron Chef's restaurant is an ultra chic yet comfortable shrine to sushi. The menu features top end sushi (with prices to match). True sushi fans should try the omakase. Bento boxes feature an assortment of Japanese delicacies such as Kobe beef, sake marinated black cod and tempura. The sushi tower appetizer is a must for lovers of the raw stuff, just for the picture you can take of it, it's as beautiful as it is delicious. Morimoto features a top notch sake list and wine list. Make an effort to visit the bathrooms with heated toilets and infinity mirrors. Service was surprisingly humble and pleasant.

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★★★★☆

The New York location of the Iron Chef's restaurant is an ultra chic yet comfortable shrine to sushi. The menu features top end sushi (with prices to match). True sushi fans should try the omakase. Bento boxes feature an assortment of Japanese delicacies such as Kobe beef, sake marinated black cod and tempura. The sushi tower appetizer is a must for lovers of the raw stuff, just for the picture you can take of it, it's as beautiful as it is delicious. Morimoto features a top notch sake list and wine list. Make an effort to visit the bathrooms with heated toilets and infinity mirrors. Service was surprisingly humble and pleasant.

Pros: Sushi, bento boxes, best sake list in New York?, bathrooms!

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I went to Morimoto on a Friday night with my boyfriend and another couple and I absolutely loved it. It was a very late dinner (about 11:15) so the restaurant wasn't too crowded and we were seated right away. The decor is absolutely beautiful. In addition, Morimoto was walking around the restaurant throughout the duration of our dinner which was a very pleasant surprise!! I stopped to say hello to him on my way to the bathroom and he was very nice. As far as the food goes, I was very happy. I would recommend the kobe carpaccio and rock shrimp appetizers. skip the lobster fritters. For entrees my boyfriend and I ordered two kinds of steaks and were very happy with both. Another person at the table ordered the sea bass and loved it and the other ordered the angry chicken and didn't like it. Next time we must remember to save room for dessert! We ordered a bottle of champagne and several drinks so the bill was rather expensive but I think it was worth the unique dining experience... and getting to meet Morimoto was the icing on the cake for me.

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★★★★★

I went to Morimoto on a Friday night with my boyfriend and another couple and I absolutely loved it. It was a very late dinner (about 11:15) so the restaurant wasn't too crowded and we were seated right away. The decor is absolutely beautiful. In addition, Morimoto was walking around the restaurant throughout the duration of our dinner which was a very pleasant surprise!! I stopped to say hello to him on my way to the bathroom and he was very nice. As far as the food goes, I was very happy. I would recommend the kobe carpaccio and rock shrimp appetizers. skip the lobster fritters. For entrees my boyfriend and I ordered two kinds of steaks and were very happy with both. Another person at the table ordered the sea bass and loved it and the other ordered the angry chicken and didn't like it. Next time we must remember to save room for dessert! We ordered a bottle of champagne and several drinks so the bill was rather expensive but I think it was worth the unique dining experience... and getting to meet Morimoto was the icing on the cake for me.

Pros: decor, great waitress, awesome bathroom, morimoto was actually there

Cons: not ALL of the food is amazing

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Outstanding!!! This place is exceptional in the city of a thousand japanese restaurants. Yes, the prices are high, but well worth it if youve got a taste for the good life. We ordered different appetizers and sushi- the spicy crab is a $23 appetizer, but was surprisingly large and very yummy!
Even the calamari salad was superb-juicy and tender!
Service was great as well. I was not impressed with the dessert, a choco-hazelnut cake, but the dinner itself made up for it. Will definitely return!

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★★★★★

Outstanding!!! This place is exceptional in the city of a thousand japanese restaurants. Yes, the prices are high, but well worth it if youve got a taste for the good life. We ordered different appetizers and sushi- the spicy crab is a $23 appetizer, but was surprisingly large and very yummy!
Even the calamari salad was superb-juicy and tender!
Service was great as well. I was not impressed with the dessert, a choco-hazelnut cake, but the dinner itself made up for it. Will definitely return!

Pros: Delicious food, large menu, attentive service

Cons: Very pricey, average drinks

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This was (happily) one time that a "celebrity" chef lived up to his press releases. The space is beautiful and inviting and so was the food. First you eat it with your eyes then your mouth. The service was excellent and we never felt rushed or intimidated. There are however, several bad tables. So, speak up if they seat you behind a wall. You don't want to miss the show.

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★★★★☆

This was (happily) one time that a "celebrity" chef lived up to his press releases. The space is beautiful and inviting and so was the food. First you eat it with your eyes then your mouth. The service was excellent and we never felt rushed or intimidated. There are however, several bad tables. So, speak up if they seat you behind a wall. You don't want to miss the show.

Pros: beautiful food that tastes as good as it looks

Cons: watch out for a bad table

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I went with my wife and friend on a Friday night. We decided to have an assortment of appetizers and some sushi so we could all share and taste everything. We all thought the food was outstanding! The Spicy King Crab was out of this world! I couldn't get enough of it. We also enjoyed the Tuna Pizza and the "Foie Gras Chawan Mushi" ie 'Duck breast shabu-shabu, fresh wasabi, sweet soy sauce'. The Foie Gras was a small portion for 3 to share, but the flavor & texture was very unique. Kind of like a flan with a sweet bacon flavor. Sounds weird, but it was awesome. All the sushi tasted very fresh was like butter, and we really enjoyed it. Great place to entertain people and try something new.

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★★★★★

I went with my wife and friend on a Friday night. We decided to have an assortment of appetizers and some sushi so we could all share and taste everything. We all thought the food was outstanding! The Spicy King Crab was out of this world! I couldn't get enough of it. We also enjoyed the Tuna Pizza and the "Foie Gras Chawan Mushi" ie 'Duck breast shabu-shabu, fresh wasabi, sweet soy sauce'. The Foie Gras was a small portion for 3 to share, but the flavor & texture was very unique. Kind of like a flan with a sweet bacon flavor. Sounds weird, but it was awesome. All the sushi tasted very fresh was like butter, and we really enjoyed it. Great place to entertain people and try something new.

Pros: Great Appetizers & Fresh Sushi

Cons: a bit expensive

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The first time we went last yr, my family and I loved it. My little niece loved the steak and was dying for it all year. We decided to go again for her 14th birthday last Saturday night. I made reservations like 4 wks prior and told them I need a wheelchair accessible table since I am in a wheelchair. When we showed up, they sat us in the corner back of the restauarant right next to the EXIT sign, instead of with the rest of the restaurant. Meanwhile, the whole restaurant was empty considering is was only 6:15pm! The table didn't even look like it was apart of the restaurant! It was cramped, in the corner and hidden. Next to us, we saw a family with 2 little kids. I thought, I guess this is the "reject section"-- where they sit the little kids, disabled, retarded or old people who are not worthy of sitting with the rest of the restaurant! I asked the host why he sat us here. He was like, "uh, I don't know--everything else is taken". We asked to speak to the mait're di. Then I complained, "Why did you put us here, considering I made reservations wks ago!?" He felt guilty & changed our table to the center of the restaurant. He made an excuse like "Oh I thought you didn't want a communal table!" I never said that! Whatever dumb hostess who made my reservations decided to put us in the corner back section after I told her I was in a wheelchair. I guess the staff is trained that the disabled get the back of the restaurant. It put a bad taste in my mouth & felt discriminated against. Now I feel differently about their mangament. Its a shame that Morimoto, a reputable chef has a staff practicing discrimination. If they are trying to keep a certain atmosphere of how the crowd looks, they have a lot to live up to. I've lived in the city for 14 years and have been to much trendier and chic places than this one. My niece said the steak was not as good as last year. She was disappointed as well. The food is good, I'll give them that, but expensive.

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★★★☆☆

The first time we went last yr, my family and I loved it. My little niece loved the steak and was dying for it all year. We decided to go again for her 14th birthday last Saturday night. I made reservations like 4 wks prior and told them I need a wheelchair accessible table since I am in a wheelchair. When we showed up, they sat us in the corner back of the restauarant right next to the EXIT sign, instead of with the rest of the restaurant. Meanwhile, the whole restaurant was empty considering is was only 6:15pm! The table didn't even look like it was apart of the restaurant! It was cramped, in the corner and hidden. Next to us, we saw a family with 2 little kids. I thought, I guess this is the "reject section"-- where they sit the little kids, disabled, retarded or old people who are not worthy of sitting with the rest of the restaurant! I asked the host why he sat us here. He was like, "uh, I don't know--everything else is taken". We asked to speak to the mait're di. Then I complained, "Why did you put us here, considering I made reservations wks ago!?" He felt guilty & changed our table to the center of the restaurant. He made an excuse like "Oh I thought you didn't want a communal table!" I never said that! Whatever dumb hostess who made my reservations decided to put us in the corner back section after I told her I was in a wheelchair. I guess the staff is trained that the disabled get the back of the restaurant. It put a bad taste in my mouth & felt discriminated against. Now I feel differently about their mangament. Its a shame that Morimoto, a reputable chef has a staff practicing discrimination. If they are trying to keep a certain atmosphere of how the crowd looks, they have a lot to live up to. I've lived in the city for 14 years and have been to much trendier and chic places than this one. My niece said the steak was not as good as last year. She was disappointed as well. The food is good, I'll give them that, but expensive.

Pros: good food

Cons: discriminates against disabled people

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so it was my best friend's birthday on a saturday and we decided to go to Mori. BIG MISTAKE. Although we called a month ahead and spoke to two hostesses (Sara--super nice and Allie--super unfriendly). I have a disability which they assured me they could accomodate and even made notes in our reservation. We called to confirm everything was set and we were once again assured that tthey could definitely accomodate us. You'd think it would be smooth sailing but NOPE. We arrive and the guy shows up to a table that is the opposite of what we were promised. Then when we dare to mention that this isn't what we were promised he snidely said, "WELL IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT" as if we had no idea what day of the week it was. We said that we were aware of it and had in fact made multiple calls to ensure that they could accomodate us. He huffily says he has to go speak with the manager. We were left standing there for 10 minutes. Then he brings the manager. Both are acting like they have no idea about what accomodation was promised. We again reminded them that we called multiple times and that a note was in the reservation. After 15 minutes, we are finally at a table. Ok, so things should get better right? WRONG! The waiter, Robert never cracked a smile and acted like he is doing a favor by taking our order. He actually threw the dessert menus at us. He never described any of the food. The food servers were quite friendly and they were the one bright spot in a horrible night. The food itself was tasty--the pork and congee appetizer and the shrimp tempura were delightful. The sushi was quite fresh as well. The desserts were high concept, but not to my taste. Overall a tasty restaurant ruined by despicable service and rude incompetent management.

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★★☆☆☆

so it was my best friend's birthday on a saturday and we decided to go to Mori. BIG MISTAKE. Although we called a month ahead and spoke to two hostesses (Sara--super nice and Allie--super unfriendly). I have a disability which they assured me they could accomodate and even made notes in our reservation. We called to confirm everything was set and we were once again assured that tthey could definitely accomodate us. You'd think it would be smooth sailing but NOPE. We arrive and the guy shows up to a table that is the opposite of what we were promised. Then when we dare to mention that this isn't what we were promised he snidely said, "WELL IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT" as if we had no idea what day of the week it was. We said that we were aware of it and had in fact made multiple calls to ensure that they could accomodate us. He huffily says he has to go speak with the manager. We were left standing there for 10 minutes. Then he brings the manager. Both are acting like they have no idea about what accomodation was promised. We again reminded them that we called multiple times and that a note was in the reservation. After 15 minutes, we are finally at a table. Ok, so things should get better right? WRONG! The waiter, Robert never cracked a smile and acted like he is doing a favor by taking our order. He actually threw the dessert menus at us. He never described any of the food. The food servers were quite friendly and they were the one bright spot in a horrible night. The food itself was tasty--the pork and congee appetizer and the shrimp tempura were delightful. The sushi was quite fresh as well. The desserts were high concept, but not to my taste. Overall a tasty restaurant ruined by despicable service and rude incompetent management.

Pros: Tasty food, good cocktails

Cons: bad management, rude waiter

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I went to Morimoto last Sunday evening for an unforgettable birthday dinner. The staff was superb, very knowledgeable and friendly. We sat at the sushi bar, where you get an up-close view of the staff's knife skills and sushi talents. We are an indecisive crew and didn't want to skip over any "must-try" items. When we looked in need of help, Sara, the manager, was happy to give us wonderful meal suggestions. I didn't expect appetizer portions to be as big as they were at a restaurant like this, we were very impressed that each was more than enough for the three of us to share. We started with the kobe carpaccio, which was AMAZING. Next was the calamari salad, so perfectly lightly crisped, with a refreshing miso dressing. The Sea bass was perfectly cooked and melted in your mouth. The Surf & Turf was my all time favorite, kobe beef and a yellowtail avocado ceviche. My mom doesn't eat sushi, but we made her try some chu-toro sashimi. I've never seen her get so excited about a piece of food, her chopsticks were dancing with happiness. It was definitely a meal that we'll be talking about for a long time, and I'm hoping to return very soon.

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★★★★★

I went to Morimoto last Sunday evening for an unforgettable birthday dinner. The staff was superb, very knowledgeable and friendly. We sat at the sushi bar, where you get an up-close view of the staff's knife skills and sushi talents. We are an indecisive crew and didn't want to skip over any "must-try" items. When we looked in need of help, Sara, the manager, was happy to give us wonderful meal suggestions. I didn't expect appetizer portions to be as big as they were at a restaurant like this, we were very impressed that each was more than enough for the three of us to share. We started with the kobe carpaccio, which was AMAZING. Next was the calamari salad, so perfectly lightly crisped, with a refreshing miso dressing. The Sea bass was perfectly cooked and melted in your mouth. The Surf & Turf was my all time favorite, kobe beef and a yellowtail avocado ceviche. My mom doesn't eat sushi, but we made her try some chu-toro sashimi. I've never seen her get so excited about a piece of food, her chopsticks were dancing with happiness. It was definitely a meal that we'll be talking about for a long time, and I'm hoping to return very soon.

Pros: Great staff, cool bathrooms

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I made a reservation for two for my fiance's bday on a busy saturday night. I definitely have to give them credit for how nice the place looked (check out the bathrooms downstairs!), and we were duly impressed with the glass countertops at the bar, and the friendly bartender who kept us company while we waited for our table. The drinks however, were a bit strong, and my fiance's martini was undrinkable. We got hungry while waiting for our table and ordered an appetizer, the chef's sashimi. Presentation was amazing, the fish was fresh, however it was not as mind blowing as we were expecting. We were seated promptly at our reservation time, and our waiter was very attentive. My most major complaint was the fact we were literally sandwiched inches between two other tables, and we could hear both conversations going on at the same time. It was WAAAY too crowded, and there was no privacy, something I was expecting for the price we were paying for not just the food, but for the environment as well. Our Kobe Carpaccio was AMAZING, the sweet and sour shrimpballs were pretty good, and for entrees, she got the black cod and I got kobe medallions, both of which were "eh...". Overall, the place has alot of potential, especially with their set up and some great items on their menu. However, my main complaint would be the proximity of the other guests around our table, and the fact that I reminded them TWICE that it was my fiances birthday, and they promised to at least put a candle on her dessert...which they didn't! I would've given them 3 stars, but overall, I was not that impressed. It would've been one star, if it weren't for SOME indication of service on the part of the bartender. Presentation of the food is great, but the taste of the food overall (with the exception of the kobe carpaccio) wasn't as great as one would expect. May come back in a few years to see if they actually listen to their guest's feedback and make some changes.

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★★☆☆☆

I made a reservation for two for my fiance's bday on a busy saturday night. I definitely have to give them credit for how nice the place looked (check out the bathrooms downstairs!), and we were duly impressed with the glass countertops at the bar, and the friendly bartender who kept us company while we waited for our table. The drinks however, were a bit strong, and my fiance's martini was undrinkable. We got hungry while waiting for our table and ordered an appetizer, the chef's sashimi. Presentation was amazing, the fish was fresh, however it was not as mind blowing as we were expecting. We were seated promptly at our reservation time, and our waiter was very attentive. My most major complaint was the fact we were literally sandwiched inches between two other tables, and we could hear both conversations going on at the same time. It was WAAAY too crowded, and there was no privacy, something I was expecting for the price we were paying for not just the food, but for the environment as well. Our Kobe Carpaccio was AMAZING, the sweet and sour shrimpballs were pretty good, and for entrees, she got the black cod and I got kobe medallions, both of which were "eh...". Overall, the place has alot of potential, especially with their set up and some great items on their menu. However, my main complaint would be the proximity of the other guests around our table, and the fact that I reminded them TWICE that it was my fiances birthday, and they promised to at least put a candle on her dessert...which they didn't! I would've given them 3 stars, but overall, I was not that impressed. It would've been one star, if it weren't for SOME indication of service on the part of the bartender. Presentation of the food is great, but the taste of the food overall (with the exception of the kobe carpaccio) wasn't as great as one would expect. May come back in a few years to see if they actually listen to their guest's feedback and make some changes.

Pros: Great potential, cool bar counter, cool bathrooms, friendly bartenders

Cons: Poor use of space, some items don't taste as good as they look

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My boyfriend and I ate at Morimoto's this past weekend and were not disappointed. The food was wonderful and our waitress was upbeat and very helpful. She made wonderful drink and food suggestions. The service was wonderful and gracious. Our sushi was taking a little long to make and to make up for it our waitress gave us a bowl of edamame on the house. The ambiance was very cool and the bathrooms will be your talking point for days. It was definitely worth it and I found the prices for the sushi and rolls quite reasonable for a celebrity chef restaurant.

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I ate at Morimoto's this past weekend and were not disappointed. The food was wonderful and our waitress was upbeat and very helpful. She made wonderful drink and food suggestions. The service was wonderful and gracious. Our sushi was taking a little long to make and to make up for it our waitress gave us a bowl of edamame on the house. The ambiance was very cool and the bathrooms will be your talking point for days. It was definitely worth it and I found the prices for the sushi and rolls quite reasonable for a celebrity chef restaurant.

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If you like sushi, you have to try Morimoto. While you wait for yoru table, they seat you at a bar downstairs. I had a sushi roll, and i have to say, it tasted so fresh. We had surf & turf and some appetizers. The portions are huge so don't be greedy. We were so full after ordering 2-3 appetizers, 2 entrees and 1 dessert for 2. Eat at the sushi bar, you'll catch a glimpse of the Iron Chef himself and he doesn't disappoint.

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★★★★★

If you like sushi, you have to try Morimoto. While you wait for yoru table, they seat you at a bar downstairs. I had a sushi roll, and i have to say, it tasted so fresh. We had surf & turf and some appetizers. The portions are huge so don't be greedy. We were so full after ordering 2-3 appetizers, 2 entrees and 1 dessert for 2. Eat at the sushi bar, you'll catch a glimpse of the Iron Chef himself and he doesn't disappoint.

Pros: Fresh sushi, lovely decor

Cons: A bit pricey

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Isn't it what every foodie dream of? When you're already in heaven chewing, your eyes make you even happier looking around and not finding any of these distractive and annoying details. Nirvana! Colors, sounds, flavors - and freshest fish ever!

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★★★★★

Isn't it what every foodie dream of? When you're already in heaven chewing, your eyes make you even happier looking around and not finding any of these distractive and annoying details. Nirvana! Colors, sounds, flavors - and freshest fish ever!

Pros: Decor, athmosphere, food, sake list

Cons: parking

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The food is amazing, albiet pricey. The decor is beautiful, the bar looks as though it was made out of ice. (it's not, but it looks that way). And the BATHROOM!!! Oh my gosh. It's worth going just to see the toilets!

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★★★★★

The food is amazing, albiet pricey. The decor is beautiful, the bar looks as though it was made out of ice. (it's not, but it looks that way). And the BATHROOM!!! Oh my gosh. It's worth going just to see the toilets!

Pros: Amazing Sushi and Decor

Cons: A bit pricey

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Surprised my boyfriend by taking him out to Morimoto and was myself pleasantly surprised. Beautiful decor, great waiter and delicious food and drinks... Drinks were recommended by our very nice waiter and he recommended something called the white lilly and it is one of the most delicious tasting drinks i have had in a while... Black cod was absolutely DELICIOUS ... Buffalo Mozzarella ( with sashimi) was original and tasty. Overall experience was very pleasant.... For three appetizers, two main courses, five drinks and two tea's the bill came out to $186.00... Very reasonable... Great place for a birthday dinner or for a romantic night out =o )
Women's bathroom stalls are very interesting .... Even if you dont have to go ... GO =)

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★★★★☆

Surprised my boyfriend by taking him out to Morimoto and was myself pleasantly surprised. Beautiful decor, great waiter and delicious food and drinks... Drinks were recommended by our very nice waiter and he recommended something called the white lilly and it is one of the most delicious tasting drinks i have had in a while... Black cod was absolutely DELICIOUS ... Buffalo Mozzarella ( with sashimi) was original and tasty. Overall experience was very pleasant.... For three appetizers, two main courses, five drinks and two tea's the bill came out to $186.00... Very reasonable... Great place for a birthday dinner or for a romantic night out =o )
Women's bathroom stalls are very interesting .... Even if you dont have to go ... GO =)

Pros: Decor, Food, Waitstaff

Cons: Couldn't think of any

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There's a chef there that looked just like Morimoto but after a closer look was not the iron chef...the place is very trendy and you notice this from the moment you walk through the entrance all the way to the very sureal bathroom experience..the food was delicious!! the service was also great i dont know how people had complaints about this because everyone i dealt with was always offering help or explanations on the food items, superb! for drinks my girlfriend had the white lily which was very good but for me a bit too sweet, i had the morimotini which was nice and stiff...we went with the recomended dishes like toto tartare which came in a very unique presentation and very interseting dipping options like crem fresche to black seaweed paste all good, rock shrimp tempura was also very tasty.for the mains we had the surf and turf --filet was very tender and seasoned right albeit a tad on the small side and the hamachi salad was also very good. my date opted for a sashimi combo with 2 additional rolls one including the soft shell crab roll which is just huge!!i agree with other reviewers that sushi isnt the best in the city but is still fresh and worth the price..for dessert we had the pineapple breead pudding w/ caramel ice cream, also very good.had to take a trip to the bathroom and after walking in the ladies room by accident b/c the doors are a bit confusing the toilets are very nice and i had this feeling like you're in the middle of a forest or something.after reading other reviews i was prepared to leave hungry and is why we ordered 2 extra rolls, but all i have to say is that i was stuffed and im a big eater.bill was about 100 per not incl tip and was worth every penny.

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★★★★★

There's a chef there that looked just like Morimoto but after a closer look was not the iron chef...the place is very trendy and you notice this from the moment you walk through the entrance all the way to the very sureal bathroom experience..the food was delicious!! the service was also great i dont know how people had complaints about this because everyone i dealt with was always offering help or explanations on the food items, superb! for drinks my girlfriend had the white lily which was very good but for me a bit too sweet, i had the morimotini which was nice and stiff...we went with the recomended dishes like toto tartare which came in a very unique presentation and very interseting dipping options like crem fresche to black seaweed paste all good, rock shrimp tempura was also very tasty.for the mains we had the surf and turf --filet was very tender and seasoned right albeit a tad on the small side and the hamachi salad was also very good. my date opted for a sashimi combo with 2 additional rolls one including the soft shell crab roll which is just huge!!i agree with other reviewers that sushi isnt the best in the city but is still fresh and worth the price..for dessert we had the pineapple breead pudding w/ caramel ice cream, also very good.had to take a trip to the bathroom and after walking in the ladies room by accident b/c the doors are a bit confusing the toilets are very nice and i had this feeling like you're in the middle of a forest or something.after reading other reviews i was prepared to leave hungry and is why we ordered 2 extra rolls, but all i have to say is that i was stuffed and im a big eater.bill was about 100 per not incl tip and was worth every penny.

Pros: great ambience, service, unique apps, cool bathrooms

Cons: missed Morimoto that evening

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My boyfriend made a reservation here for my birthday, and not knowing about this restaurant, I read the reviews on this site. Some of them said "bad service," or "overpriced," and I got worried. I wanted a nice birthday dinner... But the evening turned out to be a splended one, one of the best in my 30-some years. The interior and the atmosphere was sophisticated, unlike the weird place with a big buddha. Our waitress was very pleasant. We never like those who come to the table too often with a fake friendliness, but she was very professional and efficient. The food and sake... what can I say... I could remember the tastes of all the courses of Omakase and their signature sake for many days. Ok, maybe it's not a cheap eat, but the food (and the presentation) is definitely worths the price. I just don't understand the people who wrote bad reviews - the only reason I can think of is either they can eat only five diffent foods or they are so used to Friday's and the Golden Arches and can't taste the subtleness.

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★★★★★

My boyfriend made a reservation here for my birthday, and not knowing about this restaurant, I read the reviews on this site. Some of them said "bad service," or "overpriced," and I got worried. I wanted a nice birthday dinner... But the evening turned out to be a splended one, one of the best in my 30-some years. The interior and the atmosphere was sophisticated, unlike the weird place with a big buddha. Our waitress was very pleasant. We never like those who come to the table too often with a fake friendliness, but she was very professional and efficient. The food and sake... what can I say... I could remember the tastes of all the courses of Omakase and their signature sake for many days. Ok, maybe it's not a cheap eat, but the food (and the presentation) is definitely worths the price. I just don't understand the people who wrote bad reviews - the only reason I can think of is either they can eat only five diffent foods or they are so used to Friday's and the Golden Arches and can't taste the subtleness.

Pros: Great taste, excellent presentation

Cons: Would go every week if cheaper.

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looks okay + taste okay + okay service = food p0is0ing= $400 down the toilet = literally, asdagaghgg

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★★★☆☆

looks okay + taste okay + okay service = food p0is0ing= $400 down the toilet = literally, asdagaghgg

Pros: saying you ate there

Cons: the food got me s1ck

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I've read way too many complainy reviews about this place, and I really can't understand why. All of my food was delicious. For appetizers we had the buffalo mozzarella and the rock shrimp tempura. I'm of Italian descent, so my family has mozzarella all the time, but none was ever as good as this. It was served with small (maybe cherry?) tomatoes, which were delicious, and raw eggplant. Now, I had never had raw eggplant before, but I absolutely hate cooked eggplant. I tried it anyway, and I found out I like raw eggplant, or at least Morimoto's raw eggplant. Unforunately, I also found out that I'm ALLERGIC to eggplant, but it seems I'm allergic to every vegetable on the planet. Then came the rock shrimp tempura. It was even better than the buffalo mozzarella. There were two kinds, one made with wasabi and one made with bean paste or something. Both were absolutely delicious. I usually don't like things with wasabi in them because I find the taste can be overpowering, but the wasabi shrimp were even better than the bean paste shrimp. But again, both were AMAZING. Then came the main course - I ordered surf and turf, which in this case was a Kobe beef filet and hamachi ribbons. The filet was, quite honestly, the best piece of beef I have ever had in my entire life. I didn't want it to end. The hamachi ribbons were also very delicious (not the best piece of fish I've ever had in my life, but hey, can't break too many records in one day) and served with avacado, which were mixed together right at the table. Also with the meal was potatoes, which were, again, the best potatoes I've ever had. I got the coconut macaroon for dessert, pretty good but nothing special; my father's pecan brownie was better. I'm running out of room so let me just say that the staff assumes you don't know what you're eating (which may be true for some) and tells you everything that's in every plate as they bring it to you. Everything was rather expensive, but nothing was a ripoff. Eat here please!

2
★★★★☆

I've read way too many complainy reviews about this place, and I really can't understand why. All of my food was delicious. For appetizers we had the buffalo mozzarella and the rock shrimp tempura. I'm of Italian descent, so my family has mozzarella all the time, but none was ever as good as this. It was served with small (maybe cherry?) tomatoes, which were delicious, and raw eggplant. Now, I had never had raw eggplant before, but I absolutely hate cooked eggplant. I tried it anyway, and I found out I like raw eggplant, or at least Morimoto's raw eggplant. Unforunately, I also found out that I'm ALLERGIC to eggplant, but it seems I'm allergic to every vegetable on the planet. Then came the rock shrimp tempura. It was even better than the buffalo mozzarella. There were two kinds, one made with wasabi and one made with bean paste or something. Both were absolutely delicious. I usually don't like things with wasabi in them because I find the taste can be overpowering, but the wasabi shrimp were even better than the bean paste shrimp. But again, both were AMAZING. Then came the main course - I ordered surf and turf, which in this case was a Kobe beef filet and hamachi ribbons. The filet was, quite honestly, the best piece of beef I have ever had in my entire life. I didn't want it to end. The hamachi ribbons were also very delicious (not the best piece of fish I've ever had in my life, but hey, can't break too many records in one day) and served with avacado, which were mixed together right at the table. Also with the meal was potatoes, which were, again, the best potatoes I've ever had. I got the coconut macaroon for dessert, pretty good but nothing special; my father's pecan brownie was better. I'm running out of room so let me just say that the staff assumes you don't know what you're eating (which may be true for some) and tells you everything that's in every plate as they bring it to you. Everything was rather expensive, but nothing was a ripoff. Eat here please!

Pros: delicious food, courteous staff, funny toilets

Cons: expensive, weird crowd

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My husband and I ate here for lunch during restaurant week. Although we had a reservation, we were disapointed to be seated in a tiny table in a side area off the main dining room. We ordered the pre-fix with sushi as well as a tuna "pizza" appetizer. The waitress brought us the soup and salad together. Then, 30 seconds to a minute later, she brought our sushi meal out. There was absolutely no space on the table, as we were not even close to finishing the soup and salad. In the process of trying to make room, the waitress spilled soup on my husband. Then, just as we were getting settled, they brought out the appetizer. Now, even the most basic restaurants know that the appetizer comes first, right?! The sushi was very fresh and the tuna appetizer was delicious. As others have remarked, the ambiance and bathroom was nice, but the service was so incredibly disappointing.

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★★★★☆

My husband and I ate here for lunch during restaurant week. Although we had a reservation, we were disapointed to be seated in a tiny table in a side area off the main dining room. We ordered the pre-fix with sushi as well as a tuna "pizza" appetizer. The waitress brought us the soup and salad together. Then, 30 seconds to a minute later, she brought our sushi meal out. There was absolutely no space on the table, as we were not even close to finishing the soup and salad. In the process of trying to make room, the waitress spilled soup on my husband. Then, just as we were getting settled, they brought out the appetizer. Now, even the most basic restaurants know that the appetizer comes first, right?! The sushi was very fresh and the tuna appetizer was delicious. As others have remarked, the ambiance and bathroom was nice, but the service was so incredibly disappointing.

Pros: Food and ambiance

Cons: Service

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I agree with another reviewer who mentioned that her sea bass was bad. I found it to be very bland and under cooked, as well as overpriced. The 'fish stock' it was swimming in tasted way too fishy (in a bad way) and clashed with the excessive amount of butter they had apparently cooked the fish in. And the avocado tempura was odd tasting and weird - definitely not appetizing. The atmosphere is 'ok' but tao, buddakhan and nobu far outrank it. Nobu's food is also much better. We waited a ridiculously long time for our food, and the entire restaurant had an unpleasant fishy smell. I would not go back.

1
★★☆☆☆

I agree with another reviewer who mentioned that her sea bass was bad. I found it to be very bland and under cooked, as well as overpriced. The 'fish stock' it was swimming in tasted way too fishy (in a bad way) and clashed with the excessive amount of butter they had apparently cooked the fish in. And the avocado tempura was odd tasting and weird - definitely not appetizing. The atmosphere is 'ok' but tao, buddakhan and nobu far outrank it. Nobu's food is also much better. We waited a ridiculously long time for our food, and the entire restaurant had an unpleasant fishy smell. I would not go back.

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We went with some friends and were able to take advantage of a fixed-price lunch special going on that week. I ordered the braised cod and my boyfriend got a sushi combination. My fish was heavenly, the sushi was tasty and fresh with good sized portions. We ordered some sashimi on the side and they were some of the freshest we've ever had. As a plus, we were treated to glimpses of the Iron Chef bustling about the sushi bar! The ambiance was very nice but we were seated at a larger communal table that quickly filled up with the lunch hour so it definitely was not as private as some of the other smaller tables.

2
★★★★★

We went with some friends and were able to take advantage of a fixed-price lunch special going on that week. I ordered the braised cod and my boyfriend got a sushi combination. My fish was heavenly, the sushi was tasty and fresh with good sized portions. We ordered some sashimi on the side and they were some of the freshest we've ever had. As a plus, we were treated to glimpses of the Iron Chef bustling about the sushi bar! The ambiance was very nice but we were seated at a larger communal table that quickly filled up with the lunch hour so it definitely was not as private as some of the other smaller tables.

Pros: fix-priced lunch special was a real deal for the delicious food and portions

Cons: shared a larger table with other diners, not that much privacy

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After hearing great things about Morimoto I was shocked at how unimpressive it was. Service was average. Where is the atmoshpere eveyone is talking about? Sushi didn't taste very fresh and flavor combos were not inspiring. I had the seabass and found the gelatinous sauce it arrived in was awful. My boyfriend sent his fish back for being overcooked. Out of nowhere a suit arrived to question him about the fish and got so close to my boyfriend's face I thought he was going to kiss him.. very off-putting. Save your money for nobu.

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★☆☆☆☆

After hearing great things about Morimoto I was shocked at how unimpressive it was. Service was average. Where is the atmoshpere eveyone is talking about? Sushi didn't taste very fresh and flavor combos were not inspiring. I had the seabass and found the gelatinous sauce it arrived in was awful. My boyfriend sent his fish back for being overcooked. Out of nowhere a suit arrived to question him about the fish and got so close to my boyfriend's face I thought he was going to kiss him.. very off-putting. Save your money for nobu.

Cons: Food, tables very close together

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