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Morimoto

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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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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 368
    Excellent
  • 120
    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
Fantastic

The best Japanese cuisine I've ever eaten outside of Japan. The service was wonderful. The tasting menu was stellar. I cannot say enough good things about the experience, it was sheer delight!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Medford, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Medford, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The best Japanese cuisine I've ever eaten outside of Japan. The service was wonderful. The tasting menu was stellar. I cannot say enough good things about the experience, it was sheer delight!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews 18 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

This has to be one of the best sushi restaurants I have ever had the pleasure of eating at. You must try the chef special. Friendly staff and excellent services

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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The meal was divine. Very well prepared and presented. The waiter was so good we told the manager. Would go again and eat my way around the menu. Wish I could recall the exact names of the dishes. We got the chef's sushi selection which was well done. Duck and the Yellowtail (Prepared tableside) were very good. We did not... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
775 reviews 775 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
927 helpful votes 927 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We called late one afternoon for a reservation that night and the tables were all booked, but we were able to snag a couple of seats at the sushi bar. It was fun to watch the chefs at work between our courses. Just about everything we ordered was very good -- Rock shrimp. oysters, sashimi and sushi. The sashimi was... More 

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Boston
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We both started with a different cocktail (they change all the time) - mine was a delicious vodka based martini with grapefruit notes and my partner had the Morimoto signature cocktail - both were stunningly delicious, we savored every big of the. We then started with the sashimi combo - simply fantastic, small, complex bits of different types of fish... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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91 reviews 91 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Order the Omakase (chef's choice eight course tasting menu). You will not be disappointed. This was hands down the best dining experience of my life. Our server was amazing and the service and quality was amazing. She said the right thing and was there just the right amount of time. I seriously journaled that night about how amazing each individual... More 

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Circle Pines, Minnesota, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Started with the jalapeño cilantro martini. Pleasantly hot. Then the Morimoto tempura appetizer was great. I had the surf and turf - Kobe filet and raw hamachi - perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. Great service too!

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I highly recommend this restaurant. If you like sushi and bold favors, this place is for you. I ordered the Omakase, which is basically chefs choice tasting menu. There are two price points to pick from. The difference in price is the quality of the ingredients. Since, my palate is not that evolved I went for the cheaper option. There... More 

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Palmyra, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The first time I went there my boyfriend was showing off a little! He ordered " Morimoto Omakase" Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto does a fantastic job with this "Chefs Choice" multi-course tasting menu to allow you to experience the essence of Morimoto's cuisine! This meal is very expensive at $120-150 ea. but worth every penny to leave you with such... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

We came for drinks and appetizers. The rock shrimp tempura was amazing and The bar upstairs is really cool looking. We would love to come back. Please mark as helpful if you read this :)

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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: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?