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Morimoto

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
City Center East
Japanese, International, Sushi, Eclectic
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723 Chestnut St, Ste A, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2301 (Between 7th & 8th on Chestnut Street)
Route 47 bus – Chestnut Street stop.
215-413-9070
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 356
    Excellent
  • 119
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
went for lunch...it was fabulous!

First of all when you walk in from the street you are treated to an almost underwater experience with the decor and furnishings, we were seated immediately and had time to dive into the menu. The wait staff is ready to answer any questions and the lunch special plates were a bargain. Everything... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Martha A
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Bethany, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Bethany, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

First of all when you walk in from the street you are treated to an almost underwater experience with the decor and furnishings, we were seated immediately and had time to dive into the menu. The wait staff is ready to answer any questions and the lunch special plates were a bargain. Everything was fresh, delicious and just a total... More 

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atlanta georgia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I love sushi and I was impressed. Great ambiance and great service. No complaints whatsoever . Try the salmon appetizer.

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New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This restaurant has a beautiful, sea-like, modern look that simply does not go out of style. Regarding the food, The appetizers we ordered were simply amazing: The 10-h slowly cooked pork belly and porridge dish is to die for, and the lobster ceviche is at the level of a 3-star Michelin restaurant. We also ordered The $40 sushi dish, which... More 

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Selkirk, NY
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Our group of four consisted of 3 with past experience and one novice. The novice was easily convinced to join the rest of us in the high end omikaze with paired beverages. There were so many excellent offerings that it is difficult to decide which one was best. Each dish contained the freshest ingredients. The presentation was art for the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Morimoto is very good. The service we had was excellent, actually the best I've ever had (Wish I could recall the gentleman's name). I am not a sushi eater so I went with the steak which is very good. One of my family members who eats sushi said the sushi was outstanding. My other two family members had the Ishi... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We walked in on a Friday night and they were booked but sent us upstairs where they also had table service. I was disappointed because the place looked so interesting when we walked in but the upstairs room was also lovely and welcoming. Descriptions of the food were somewhat obscure but the server was helpful. Not the best Asian food... More 

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Hollywood
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Oh what a night! Amazing ambience (so super cool). Felt like a rock star. The food was outstanding and the service was amazing! We were a group of 5 and enjoyed the waiters recommendations throughout! Standouts.....the toro tuna, ice fish and pear martini! And dessert was out of this world...we all ordered a different one and sampled. Fun night out... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My wife and I keep going back to this great Stephen Starr restaurant just to order their black cod. It has an unbelievable flavor that will make you a fan of this great seafood dish. Their sushi appetizers are also excellent. The dining room has a wonderful atmosphere and is perfect for a pre-theater dinner with the Walnut Street and... More 

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Forest Hills, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is my 3rd visit to the Philly Morimoto's, 2 of which was truly memorable (the other was also very good). We went there on President's Day weekend. The Omakase was fantastic, as usual. For me, I went with 3 server recommendations, 2 of which were great. Stay away Kobe Beef Carpaccio; I found it somewhat disappointing. But the Duck,... More 

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West Chester, PA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I know this place gets rave reviews for the food, which really is excellent, and very sophisticated. The service was terrific. But the prices are high, and the portions are tiny. And unfortunately, the trendy, contemporary decor, with plastic booth walls that change from one unappetizing color to another, the noisy atmosphere coupled with annoying music was completely off-putting. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 723 Chestnut St, Ste A, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2301
    (Between 7th & 8th on Chestnut Street)
  • Public Transportation: Route 47 bus – Chestnut Street stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-413-9070

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: Japanese, International, Sushi, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?