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Morimoto Waikiki

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Waikiki
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Hawaiian
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The Modern Honolulu, 1775 Ala Moana Boulevard., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Hobron)
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.
+1 808-943-5900
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Famed Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto brings his seamless integration of...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Amazing atmosphere, incredible food and exotic drinks. The wife and I can't wait to return! Just thinking about the food is making me salivate...

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Christopher C
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Amazing atmosphere, incredible food and exotic drinks. The wife and I can't wait to return! Just thinking about the food is making me salivate...

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The food in this restaurant is FANTASTIC the service on the other hand is not at the level it should be for such a great venue and quality of the food. Was there for a few hours and only managed one drink other than water as the waiters just would not serve us.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

To start with, let me give a tip of my hat to our server Aukele. He was a wonderful server and provided our party with remarkable recommendations. He's a five star guy! This location (at the Modern Hotel) was easy to find and park. You get free valet parking, just be sure to get your ticket validated at the restaurant... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I had tempura calamari salad and several maki. They serve a great contemporary Japanese food with chic and stylish setting.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Visited this restaurant 2 years ago and was very satisfied . Omakase was amazing !! this time ordered just sushi al a carte and it was not WOW !! There are so many sushi restaurants less expensive and serving the same Sushi . I still gave 5 starts for the location , view and reputation . Not sure if will... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

As a lover of all things Japanese, I was super keen to book in ax soon as we arrived. The staff are great, the food beyond delicious .i expected it to be expensive, it was fairly priced. The tuna tartare is amazing and the bean curd made in front of your eyes is delightful. Don't miss this treat.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We were looking forward to our dinner and we arrived on time. We were then left waiting in the restaurant's reception area for 10 minutes even though it was clear that the restaurant had many empty tables. When we did finally get to our seats the service was very attentive and could not be faulted. The food was good but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The atmosphere here is very nice and the food was delicious. For the price, the food wasn't quite as good as I would expect. It was a nice dining experience with the modern décor, good food, and harbor view.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were a very large group with reservations for a victory celebration for a huge sailing race. The restaurant, chosen for its fine reputation, knew what the occasion was and let us down. The food was generally good but some of it was not properly prepared and some of the hot food was served cold. One of the guests was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We arrived and asked for an outdoor table which turned out to be overlooking the Mariner and very romantic. The beef carpaccio was exquisite and so was the spicy king crab. The pineapple tempura wrapped in prosciutto was my favourite, followed closely by the delicious deserts. It's pricey but worth it, I cannot fault the food or the service, you'd... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Modern Honolulu, 1775 Ala Moana Boulevard., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
    (Hobron)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighborhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: +1 808-943-5900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Doing business

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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