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723 Chestnut St, Ste A, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2301 (City Center East)
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Ranked #39 of 3,730 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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81% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Reisterstown, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

While you will surely pay for good food, it is SO worth it! The best thing about this place is the Omakase - a must try if you go. It is a several course meal of the chef's choosing. Every course is a delight in the mouth - an experience I will never forget.

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Elmhurst, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The decor was very fancy. Won't have known that it was a restaurant unless someone told us. The dry aged steak was so good, my daughter who is picky ate most of it and didn't leave me a bite.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

In honor of my now-husband's completion of his doctoral thesis, we splurged on an Omakase dinner at Morimoto. Our menus were largely different (catering to our dietary preferences) but we still could have shared bites. However, our meals were so delectable that we wanted to hoard and gobble them up by ourselves. :) While each dish was spectacular in taste,... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

For the most past, we were really wowed by this restaurant. The decor and its changing colors is so much fun; cool, clean and contemporary! We enjoyed the scallops appetizer and absolutely loved the sushi! Granted, this place is expensive, but if you want something this special it comes at a price. After a fabulous meal we were a little... More

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Escondido, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Weirdly interesting decor. Haughty service. We had one of the tasting menus and left before we finished it. My wife could not stand the noise. People were yelling at each other to try to talk over the music. It would make a nice "special occasion" place if you had in-laws you really hate.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have been to the Iron Chef's restaurant in Mexico City Mexico and were amazed by the food. His Philadelphia flagship restaurant exceeds our expectation. From the beautiful modern decor to the fantastic and attentive service staff you instantly feel welcomed. The wine menu is extensive and the sake menu is the best I've seen in the states. Now the... More

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Bowie, Maryland
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Delicious food, great drinks, and nice atmosphere. This is my 2nd time coming here and I have to say it did not disappoint. The Duck, Duck, Duck entree is delish.

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was the first time that I have ever gone out to have the best meal that I could knowing that it was going to cost me. It was worth it. nothing magical, but the best darn sushi that I have ever had. The menu is simple, but what comes at you has more complexity than it looks like on... More

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

as a conissuier of fine dining this place is in a word, awesome! i love this restaurant. French toast with uni? Holy smokes how could you surprise me more chef! Delicious!

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The food was amazing. We took the omakase and we couldn't have chosen better. Each dish was superb and quite original. We absolutely loved every minute of that evening. The staff was extremely friendly. Great atmosphere. And the sake, even though it was the cheapest bottle on the menu, was to die for! Very good on all levels. You won't... More

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