Neighborhoods: Chelsea
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Lunch

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 San Jose, CA

Ehhh... overrated

Being an Iron Chef enthusiast, I was REALLY excited to come here! The decor was awesome, the bathrooms were super cool, and Chef Morimoto himself stopped by our table and said hello.

That being said… I didn’t actually like the food. I really really wanted to… but just didn’t. Though, I feel like Morimoto’s reputation is such that I will give him the shadow of the doubt and just chalk it up to an off night, or the fact that i didn’t go with the omakase.

I ordered the Surf and Turf, and the kobe filet sauce was just WAY too strong, the hamachi ribbons were kind of tasteless and a little on the mushy side, and the crushed cirtrus and avocado was just WAY too tangy. I also ordered hamachi and uni nigiri on the side, and they were sadly disappointing as well. Basically, I didn’t like any of my dinner. my friend got the duck duck duck, which she seemed to like. she took her boyfriend back the next week (also an Iron Chef afficionado), and she said the Surf and Turf was MUCH better that time around. So I dunno, maybe I just got unlucky with a sous chef having a bad day.

However, my poor dinner was almost erased by the spectacularness of the earl grey praline creme brulee. now THAT was heaven.

Surf and Turf

I didn’t have a good experience with it, but maybe you will. kobe beef filet with hamachi ribbons, crushed cirtrus and avocado, and herbed potatoes

Earl Grey-praline Creme Brulee

Perfection. AWESOME.

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 Kennebunk, ME

Good food, better sake

Morimoto does not disappoint. Who else would have thought guacamole and sour cream go well with tuna tartare? Try the sparkling sake and Morimoto’s own sakes. Omakase menu is a good choice. Each dish was beautifully and creatively presented. Sashimi was great. Service was friendly, but forgetful at times.

Kobe beef tartare

Sauce and cut were excellent, just barely overcooked for my taste.


Chef’s selection of 9 courses. You can’t go wrong, courses are well chosen to cover the menu, presentation is creative.


The sushi is good but the design is killer...great, fun s...

The sushi is good but the design is killer…great, fun spot overall.


Great restaurant! I don’t even know where to begin. I wen...

Great restaurant! I don’t even know where to begin. I went there for lunch a few weeks ago and enjoyed myself thoroughly. The ambience and atmosphere of the restaurant was typical of the Meat Packing District area. Very flashy modern decor with every waiter and waitress extremely attractive. Our waitress was fantastic. She was incredibly helpful in suggesting orders and was not stuck up or snobby as most restaurants are in that are of NYC. The food was to die for. I split a plate of sushi with my parents as an appetizer. We had a tuna roll, salmon and avocado roll, and an eel with avocado roll. The eel with the avocado was my favorite. Completely unique in comparison to the other eel and avocado rolls that I had. It had a delicate crunch, which was a nice compliment to that roll. For lunch, I ordered the Kobe beef bento box. It was quite the large serving. The bento box was of a higher class. The kobe beef was served with a salad, miso clam soup, seafood tempura with a creme fraiche sauce instead of the regular dipping sauce, and 6 pieces of sashimi and 3 pieces of sushi. The food was to die for. I was incredibly stuffed, but my mom insisted on trying desserts. We had some kind of bread pudding, which was alright. It was plated like a deconstructed bread pudding w/ the bread crumbles on the side. We also ordered some hazelnut cake which was fantastic. The sides to it were a pomegranite gelee and a very tart green apple. It was definitely an interesting dessert and I’d definitely order it again. I also ordered the White lily cocktail. I dont even know what was in it. But it was absolutely delicious. Sweet, refreshing, and without the taste of alcohol. Its a must order for sure. Morimoto was a great experience, and I’ll be sure to return another time!

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 New York, NY

yeah dont come late to this place.. the hostess rolls his...

yeah dont come late to this place… the hostess rolls his eyes at you and seats u at the bar… but sitting at the sushi bar has its perks… u get to talk to the sushi chefs and they offered us free pieces of egg custard! yumm! attended here for restaurant week… i’d say the angry chicken was really good… all the spices and flavors really made the chicken “angry” haha . i had the black braised cod. the sauce went really well with the fish! decor was very trendy… LOVED the bathrooms hahaha i wished it was working tho… the toilet can help u dry urself


This place has interesting exotic dishes....

This place has interesting exotic dishes. Trendy, two floors, cool bathrooms! Loved it, can’t wait to go back again. Next time I’m trying the lobster dish I saw everyone eating!
The most freshest and best fish is used… it seriously just melts in your mouth. And no wonder, it is flown in from Japan every 3 days!


one of the best restaurants i’ve tried in nyc thus far. p...

one of the best restaurants i’ve tried in nyc thus far. prix fixe menu is above and beyond. restaurant’s spacious and modern design make you at ease. overall experience was so perfect that you’d wanna thank morimoto personally.


best prix fixe meal ever!!! $120 but worth every penny......

best prix fixe meal ever!!! $120 but worth every penny…if u dont get that u must get the toro tartare

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 Menlo Park, CA

One of those lovely, quaint places

My wife and I ate here a couple of days ago and loved every minute: food, service, and price were all a pleasant surprise as we came with low expectations.




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 New York, NY

Every dish is perfectly plated and ready to be photograph...

Every dish is perfectly plated and ready to be photographed. But this place isn’t just about looks. Start with the kobe beef carpaccio or the rock shrimp tempura. If you’re running on a tight budget, head downstairs to the lounge and order sushi. The maki is hearty, yet reasonably priced. And if you like cocktails, try a Morimotini or a White Lily. If you’re not convinced, check out the website and tell me that doesn’t whet your appetite.

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 Fort Myers, FL

the most amazing sushi ever. The bathrooms are the coole...

the most amazing sushi ever. The bathrooms are the coolest, it’s everything you could ever dream and more! the Tuna Tartare platter is incredible. Try the needle fish

April 9, 2011

Great service!

Thanks to you - now that you changed my old broken locks I feel much safer. Great service!
April 5, 2011

Good but not worth the $$

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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Sushi Japanese Earl Grey
  • There's a long list of specialty cocktails to choose from (the spicy Morimotini and lemony White Lily), but a 10-ounce carafe of Morimoto's honey-kissed Junmai sake is the way to go ($22).
  • Sushi fans will want a spot at the 24-seat bar; reserve a place at the special eight-person omakase bar for the chef's choice of cuisine and kitchen view.
  • The downstairs bathrooms are worth checking out for their infinity mirrors and heated seats.
  • Don't miss "Iron Chef" star Mario Batali's restaurant Del Posto, across the street.
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