Morimoto New York

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Japanese
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Morimoto is the New York City interpretation of Executive Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s namesake Philadelphia restaurant that is co-owned with restaurateur Stephen Starr. Designed by world renowned architect Tadao Ando, the restaurant’s entrance features the world’s largest Japanese Noren curtain set against a massive façade of austere steel. Inside is an extraordinary open kitchen surrounded by a 24-seat sushi bar where diners can watch Morimoto and his chefs at work. On every level of the restaurant guests enjoy the elaborate menu where East meets West. Glass partitions create a private atmosphere between tables and a wall made of 17,000 spring water bottles add a touch of New York drama to this tranquil atmosphere. Guests have the option to dine on the top floor or congregate in the lower lounge for cocktails and snacks.
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Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Forgot our appetizer but charged us anyway and claimed we got it.

OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Yuku was a great bartender and service was amazing

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Went there for a business lunch. I had the sushi combo. Everything was good, food, service and decor.

KJ
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are old fans of the original Japanese Iron Chef, and so we were excited to come to Morimoto's flagship restaurant on our short visit to New York. The ambiance upon entering was elegantly contemporary, and put us all in a positive mood. The service was friendly but courteous and efficient. The food was sublime - umame at every turn, beautiful presentations and amazingly delicate textures. A dining experience we will always remember.

BB
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Honestly, It was truly amazing. The interior is stunning & just when I didn't think it could get any more beautiful, I started receiving my food courses and they were so gorgeous and equally delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to have cocktails and good food!!! Best sashimi!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

It was very noisy, could be just the tables we were close to

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful server and reception, my client was very pleased with lunch and drinks. Exceptional service, thank you for a grand experience.

RL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Restaurant was very nice. Everything good about it. Lunch boxes are a good value with plenty to eat. Sashimi was with better ,higher end less common pieces . good size all delicious. Uni and salmon roe combo nice also..

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing meal by the iron chef

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Service was very slow and the food was less satisfying than we expected

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Chef was not present. The kitchen took over an hour to serve our first dish. 90 minutes in we received our food. Have eaten here several times, this was unacceptable.

JA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hi end, well presented food with a friendly staff. A solid success.

EU
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

Faced the same problem OPENTABLE reservation gets the worst table.Corner cold aznd you dont feel that you are in MORIMOTO.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was phenomenal! Our server was very knowledgeable and helped guide us to pick the best items. I highly recommend the hot stone wagyu beef and trying an assortment of fish. Everything was delicious. You can’t go wrong. It’s pricey but completely worth it!

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was wonderful. It is a bit costly, but for Morimoto, it is reasonable. The food there is amazing. The service is great and friendly. All in all, it was a great experience. My favorite thing is that they explained the meal to you and suggested how you should eat it, which made the experience even more wonderful. I will be back.

JU
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Clean environment, friendly and professional staff, amazing food.

SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

I reserve 15 days ago from France and when I went and they see me with my children they put us downstairs where there is nothing and nobody! They treat us like pestiferous! I won't come again! Don't come with children, they don't like them!

ZZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

unique ambiance and the food is excellent

JX
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance and amazing sushi quality. Loved the seasonal sushi selection. Excellent classy date for your significant other.

F
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Food was okay, the only decent bite I had the whole night was the copper river salmon. I can't complain about any of the dishes, but for the price and portion size I would expect something much better.

SM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very good restaurant. Great food, the waiter was excellent and the decor is fabulous.

T
Miami
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Travel. But do not ask me in a servey to write more

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was perfect. They even accommodated us when we added one more too our party last minute. Thanks for the exceptional service and fine dining experience.

EM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious, nice place! I’d love return again. Absolutely recommend my friends

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food

e
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

fun spot in meatpacking, lively crowd on a wednesday - nice spot to bring a date with a trendy atmosphere

RO
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

Food was very good, but extremely hastily served and the wait staff impolitely put the check on the table while were still eating and took the receipt away before I signed for the credit card. The dining experience itself felt much more like being at a discount chain restaurant despite the great food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

ちょっと寒かったです

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m
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We snagged a 2020 NYC Restaurant Week lunch reservation and we were not disappointed! Our party of four had two each of the sushi, sashimi, hamachi appetizer and gyoza appetizer on the Restaurant Week menu. Delicious! Freshest sushi and sashimi and we’ve been to Tokyo. And the mochi dessert combo was just perfect. We shared two of them and it was the perfect ending. We will definitely be back (2020 NYC Restaurant Week)!

C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always....PERFECTION!

NE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

The atmosphere of Morimoto is nice, but the Restaurant Week portions are a joke. When we sat down the waiter suggested that we order appetizers off of the regular menu. I was a bit disturbed at the up-selling, but it ended up being necessary! After we had our regular menu appetizers, it took a half an hour to get our Restaurant Week appetizers. One of my sisters and I ordered the hamachi in ponzu sauce. There were two measly slices of fish and the sauce was like a teriyaki sauce. My sisters both got the black cod, their fillets were literally an ounce each! I got the skirt steak which was cut with the grain, not against the grain. If you are going to be cheap about Restaurant Week, just don't participate. I will never go back there!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice restaurant. The staff was very professional and came to check on us a few times. Came to add water before requested. Overall experience was very pleasant.

DC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Food was underwhelming.

m
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Morimoto was an incredible culinary experience. The service was great where the servers and runners were always very attentive so we never had to ask for anything like water refills or struggling to place another drink order. We went for restaurant week so we tried their prefix option and also an a la carte entree option (surf and turf) and all of it was so delicious. I cannot speak for the a la carte portion sizing of appetizers but for restaurant week, they were a bit small but the flavors of the two we tried were wonderful (the pork skewers and hamachi sashimi), we ordered the sushi and sashimi plate for entrees and for dessert, we tried both of them. The dessert was the perfect end to the meal since they weren’t too sweet and just the right portion for me. Overall, I’d love to come back to Morimoto to try all of their other menu offerings! Great food, not very loud, neutral warm decor with warm personalities. Loved it.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff went out of their way to accommodate us. We are more of a sushi bar sit down crowd and enjoyed chatting it up with the chefs. Great saki and drink list options. Pricey but worth it for sushi.

DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Most amazing ambiance and the food was delicious. Definitely such a great establishment

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We went there for lunch and had a very cozy and comforting experience. The server was a bit casual but friendly. The only thing I would say about the restaurant week lunch menu is that you will not feel like you had a full lunch. Some people will feel that the amount does not live up to the price at all. However, the sushi was fresh and delicious and the dessert (which is optional) is a must!!

NR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Portions were small but the quality was through the roof.

w
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I went to restaurant with family in restaurant weeks. The food is fine but too small portions. The service is great. We had to go to another restaurant again.

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