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Morimoto Waikiki

The Modern Honolulu, 1775 Ala Moana Boulevard., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)
+1 808-943-5900
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Ranked #77 of 1,920 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
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Cuisines: Japanese, Asian fusion
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Cross street: Hobron
Transit: Morimoto Waikiki is on the Red Line for the Honolulu Trolley, exit Discovery Bay. If taking TheBus, the following lines are avaiable 8, 19,20,23,24,42 and E, The Country Express.
Description: Famed Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto brings his seamless integration of Western and Japanese ingredients to his newest restaurant, Morimoto Waikiki. With a focus on top-quality fish and fresh ingredients, everything is prepared in-house from ingredients flown in from Japan four times a week. Our seasonal and ever-changing selection of raw fish preparations feature the best seafood as well as locally grown fruits and vegetables from supporting farmers. Our refreshing and vibrant ambiance is the perfect backdrop for the remarkable culinary experience that is Morimoto Waikiki. Welcome.
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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Exactly what you would expect from Morimoto. The sushi was incredible. The drinks were mixed expertly. The sushi just melts in your mouth. It was the freshest fish, like maybe the caught the fish right when we ordered our meal. It's a bit pricey but absolutely worth it. Make reservations, it fills up.

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Berlin, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I did the omakase menu, and it was a culinary adventure! The sushi was fresh and delicious. All courses I had were unique and delicious. We went to celebrate my 30th birthday and the server definitely made it special by bringing me a copy of the menu as well as writing happy birthday on my desert! We were seated outside... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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107 reviews 107 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We dined in this restaurant in the Modern Hotel at the recommendation of a friend. The hotel and setting for dinner are very cool. It is very fresh and funky, we sat outside over looking the marina and it was very pleasant. The service was very attentive and the waiter new the food well. Our appetisers were excellent, we had... More

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chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review. It's great to hear that you thought the food and service were excellent. Hope to see you again sometime. Take care, Chad, General Manager More

Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Morimoto is superb. We had a pre- chosen set menu and loved every morsel. Really interesting, and sophisticated Japanese dining in the hippest spot in Honolulu - The Modern. It's a match made in heaven. Outdoor tables are better if the weather is conducive. A great dining experience

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chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this review

It's wonderful hearing that you enjoyed every morsel of your meal, Anne! Thanks for the wonderful review. I hope you're enjoying the rest of your stay in Hawaii! Best, Chad, General Manager More

san diego, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This is one of those "celebrity chef" restaurants. There are branches all over the place. This one is in the Modern Hotel, which is at the Marina end of Waikiki. We went there for lunch the day after hurricane Iselle. The outdoor patio was closed because of the storm. We sat inside the large and mostly empty dining room. The... More

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Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great outdoor seating. Outstanding fish and meat. Great presentation on all dishes. Loved the large sake selection.

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chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this review

We aim to please, so it's great to read your review, Cliff! I'm glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again sometime soon. Best, Chad, General Manager More

Irvine, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great vibe. Appetizers were a bit overpriced, but very good quality delicious food. Wait and bar staff were very welcoming and friendly

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chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit -- thanks for the kind words. Hope to see you again the next time you're visiting Hawaii! Best, Chad, General Manager More

New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband and I went for lunch and we had a lovely time. We ate outside on the terrace and ordered as much as our stomach could handle for lunch. I especially adored the Pork Gyoza for a starter and their dessert named Chocolate Peanut Bomb. Their sushi were also delicious. You will not be disappointed :-)

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chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words, Virginie. We always want our guests to enjoy a fantastic meal and pleasant experience, so it's encouraging to read your review. I hope you'll have another chance to dine with us again in the future. Regards, Chad, General Manager More

Gold Coast
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Morimoto Restaurant in The Modern Hotel would have to be one of the best experiences any foodie could have on holidays in Waikiki. To the chef, kitchen and service staff, thank you for creating an international dining experience.

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chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this review

Reading your review brought a smile to my face, Louise. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your experience so much. I hope you'll join us for another meal in the future. Best, Chad, General Manager More

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We ate at Morimoto for my husbands birthday and enjoyed it so much we returned the following night. We sat inside the first time (outside seating was unavailable due to storm the previous day) which was cool, but preferred the romantic, outdoor seating on the deck the following night (definitely make a reservation asking for an outdoor table). We ordered... More

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chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this review

Thanks for celebrating your husband's birthday at our place! I'm glad you two enjoyed it so much that you returned the next night. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you're in Hawaii! Take care, Chad, General Manager More

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