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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 #62 of 1,918 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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Orlando, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Despite the menu restrictions, you can ask for a custom dish - go ahead - enjoy! From the moments you enter through the three-hundred year old doors you are in an Oasis of masterful cuisine.

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

Thanks so much for this fantastic review! Glad you enjoyed your visit. Best, Chad, General Manager More

Boston
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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is located on the second floor of the Moderne Hotel with both indoor and outdoor dining. The main dining room is made larger by the high ceilings and white and wood grained tables alternate as they populate the room with a bar at one end. The result is a lovely dining area. The menu really didn't excite me,... More

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

It's a shame to hear we didn't knock it out of the park for you. I'm glad you thought the abalone, black cod and crab legs were creative, however I apologize if you weren't that satisfied with your other dishes. We hope you'll give us another chance to impress you in the future! Best, Chad, General Manager More

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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117 reviews 117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Was treated here on a business dinner so can't comment on price. We had a large group and had trays of sushi to try, a "smarter" member of the group explained the choices to me. Have eaten sushi numerous times, not a fan but you could clearly taste the difference in the quality. A number of the choices were modified... More

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

This just made my day! Thanks for the fantastic review. I hope we can expect to see you in again soon. Cheers, Chad, General Manager More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

After a month in the USA we stopped over in Honolulu and met friends at Morimoto. It was outstanding and it out-did most of the top end restaurants we visited on mainland USA. The seafood was incredibly fresh and the floor staff were very attentive. We had the tasting menu and it was worth the cost. The cocktail list is... More

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

Best in Hawaii? That's an amazing compliment! We hope you'll get to join us here in Honolulu again soon. Cheers, Chad, General Manager More

Long Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Morimoto has done it again. First in Delhi at Wasabi and now here in Waikiki. The decor, staff and food selection are a par above the rest. Our waiter Duane did a great job in explaining the specials, favorites and unique items on the menu. He went above and beyond answering all our questions and making us feel like special... More

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

It's wonderful hearing that you were so impressed with your visit -- thanks for the outstanding recommendation. I'm glad Duane took such great care of you, and I can't wait to share your feedback with the rest of the team! We hope to see you again in the future. Best, Chad, General Manager More

Newcastle, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This was a highlight meal in Waikiki for us. We took the tasting menu. The dishes kept getting better and better. The staff were amazingly skilled, friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend the Lychee cocktail

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

So glad you enjoyed your visit, Sam! Thanks for the wonderful recommendation, and we hope to see you again the next time you're in Waikiki! Best, Chad, General Manager More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

If you are looking for a dinner experience of a lifetime, go and visit Morimoto's Waikiki. Probably the best collection of food variations ever witnessed. Highlights - Tuna Pizza. I don't like Tuna but fell in love with this dish. Wagyu beef with the Maui Onion sauce, amazing. Braised Black Cod Fish, again amazing. Chocolate Peanut Bombe, the best desert... More

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

Thanks for the amazing review, Lex! It's incredible hearing that you had the dinner experience of a lifetime when you visited our restaurant. Hope to see you again in the future! Best, Chad, General Manager More

Buderim, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Don't miss eating here, the staff were wonderful, food glorious-inventive and tasty and not too expensive. Having eaten at Chef Sakai and Kenichi's restaurants in Tokyo, this one is up there! Just try it for yourself.

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Wellington
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143 reviews 143 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This reservation was made by a friend so I had no prior knowledge or expectations. And I was wowed. There is seriously attention to detail going on with the food - every ingredient adds to the beautifully presented, carefully flavoured dishes. Our waiter was excellent at guiding us through the signature dishes (which we shared) and his wine match was... More

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

So glad you were wowed by your visit! Our goal is to provide excellent dishes and fantastic service, so it's great to read your review. Thanks for the recommendation, and we hope to see you again in the future! Take care, Chad, General Manager More

Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Amazing food, great staff, beautiful patio ate there three nights in a row! There was nothing that I disliked at all.

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

Sounds like we hit the mark. Thanks for the great review, and we hope to see you again the next time you're in Hawaii! Best, Chad, General Manager More

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Additional Information about Morimoto Waikiki

Address: The Modern Honolulu, 1775 Ala Moana Boulevard., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: +1 808-943-5900
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Japanese, Asian fusion

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