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Morimoto

723 Chestnut St, Ste A, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2301 (City Center East)
215-413-9070
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Ranked #46 of 3,691 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Eclectic, International
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: Between 7th & 8th on Chestnut Street
Transit: Route 47 bus – Chestnut Street stop.
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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York, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Family of four, dined at 6:30pm on a Friday. Ordered the chef's tasting menu. Literally, the best food we have EVER had in our life! Delicious!!

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Joppa, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited with family on a Friday night for a birthday celebration. From the call to make a reservation to our parting farewell, the staff was professional, courteous and fully attentive. The waitstaff in particular was highly trained, thoroughly knowledgeable of the extensive menu and specials options and eager to accommodate special requests. One member of our party is vegan which... More

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Mount Holly, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I took a client and a work colleague here during a large academic meeting and we were all completely blown away by both the quality of the food and the overall experience. We had a sea urchin appetizer (from the daily specials) and I usually do not really enjoy sea urchin. This was out of this world--apparently, when Morimoto cooks... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Great (but pricy) Japanese restaurant in downtown Philadelphia. Stunning Blade Runner-like interior (the tables are surrounded by glass walls that slowly change colour throughout your meal imperceptibly. Sounds intrusive, but it really isn't.) Had the tasting menu - which was fantastic but too much food. Service was nice - though I could do without every waiter explaining the ingredient makeup... More

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New Providence Island
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I've been watching Morimoto on iron chef for a very long time - so there was no way I could go to Philadelphia and not visit Morimoto's restaurant there! I went for lunch - and chose the omakase - a seven course culinary tour - chosen by the chef. Each plate just got better and better - it included tartare,... More

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Syracuse, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

When you talk Morimoto, you talk best of the best. So, you just have to try the tasting menu. My Wife and I sat down at 6:45 and finished our last mouthful at 10:15. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Every dish that came out the person bringing it would explain what it was an how to eat it.

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Celebrated at this fun restaurant on a Friday night. We were greeted warmly by the host staff. Arrived early for our rezy so we went to the second floor bar to wait. There we ordered drinks and apps. Waitress was very attentive. My daughter enjoyed one of the non-alcoholic drink options, Pomegranate juice and ginger. We shared edamame and rock... More

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Kentucky
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70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The atmosphere is really different in a good way. The tables are in booths that do some interesting things. At first I didn't notice and when I did it was pretty neat. I won't give it away. I had the King Salmon and it tasted very fresh, but for my taste it was a little under cooked. The carmelized cauliflower... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

It was pricey but very, very good. The service was friendly. The atmosphere was unique. The one negative was that it got very loud towards the end of the evening and it was hard to have a conversation across the table.

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Madrid, Spain
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

If you are in Philadelphia, do not forget to visit Morimoto. Great food, amazing decoration, great ambience... The right place to be when you eat in Philadelphia.

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