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Morimoto

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City Center East
Japanese, International, Sushi
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 390
    Excellent
  • 122
    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
Excellent food needs better ventilstion

The restaurant is excellent with nice modern decor. Very efficient and friendly service. The tasting menu was superb with just the correct amount and number of courses. The ventilation could be better as I felt I was inhaling much too much from the kitchen. Whole place felt a tad oily. Would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Marcobatuta
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NJ
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is excellent with nice modern decor. Very efficient and friendly service. The tasting menu was superb with just the correct amount and number of courses. The ventilation could be better as I felt I was inhaling much too much from the kitchen. Whole place felt a tad oily. Would definitely go back and mean this in a constructive... More 

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Hoersholm, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

When we went to the restaurant we had to ask a guy in the street where the restaurant was, as the door /entrance is very modest. That perception changed completely once we entered the restaurant which is almost like an oval tube with very interesting lighting and a bar on the second floor giving at good view of the restaurant.... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The food was just amazingly good.The presentation of the food was just fantastic.We loved the way the restaurant was decored and the atmosphere had an aura about it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

If you love food, you must make it a mission in life to go and eat at Iron Chef Morimoto’s restaurant in Philadelphia. My wife and I went and not only had some of the best food ever but had an experience we will remember forever. You can order items off the menu a la carte, however we chose to... More 

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We did not make reservations and though the place was packed when we arrived on a Wednesday night at 9pm, they accommodated us without complaint! We had an excellent waiter named Andrew who was informative and attentive without being intrusive in any way... We started out with a spicy vegetable tempura roll (I recently developed a seafood allergy). It was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Yes, food was well prepared, service was above average but although we were in celebration mode, the locale/decor felt a bit cold. It's been three weeks and I can't recall a WoW.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Modern asian gourmet food in a comfortable modern setting. The tasting menu was amazing - if you can afford it you must do the seasonal tasting, it's the best food the chef has to offer and the best experience you will have. Make your reservation early! The waitstaff was terrific - expert, friendly, and gave great advice on other experiences... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Do I have a treat for you with this review: First let me preface by saying that this restaurant is probably among the best five restaurants I have ever stumbled upon in my wonderful life of culinary experiences. Right up there with NY's Mr. Chow, this amazing oasis on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia is quite a treat; it tantalizes all... More 

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Prairieville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Morimoto was fantastic! My wife and I had a 7:30 reservation and although we weren't seated until 8, we hardly noticed because we were taken upstairs to a wonderful lounge area and had a few drinks surrounded by some really cool lighted décor. The martinis were a little different. We tried the tempura appetizer as well as the shrimp tempura... More 

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Cool decor, awesome sushi! The combo plate is the way to go! Sit at the sushi bar if no tables available.

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Additional Information about Morimoto

Address: 723 Chestnut St, Ste A, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2301
Phone Number: 215-413-9070
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
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
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: Japanese, International, Sushi

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?