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Morimoto Waikiki

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Waikiki
Japanese, Asian fusion
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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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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
Fantastic Japanese restaurant!

My wife and I had a great romantic dinner here last night. Lets start with the atmosphere: very modern with a lot of sheikness. Its very appropriate because it's located in the Modern Hotel. To boot, we were entertained with a 15 minute Friday evening fireworks show that took place a quarter mile... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Steelrhog
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Bridgeport, WV
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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821 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bridgeport, WV
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85 reviews 85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had a great romantic dinner here last night. Lets start with the atmosphere: very modern with a lot of sheikness. Its very appropriate because it's located in the Modern Hotel. To boot, we were entertained with a 15 minute Friday evening fireworks show that took place a quarter mile away. Lucky, not planned. When we arrived,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I dined here last night. It was fantastic! We started by sitting at the bar for drinks. We had a reservation, but opted to wait an additional 30 minutes for a table outside. At the bar my wife got a mixed drink and I had a flight of 4 different sakes. 2 of the 4 were very... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is the top Japanese restaurant in my experience, rivaled only the Sansi in Maui. Creative dishes and high quality. A must in you are visiting Honolulu. Excellent service and good wine list. Bring some friends and a good credit card. Take your time.

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Oakland, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I will eat here every time I visit Hawaii! The food is spectacular. Service, view and ambience all worth a visit.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Food was very good as expected. This was a light meal so not a full menu tour. Calamari salad was both tasty and substantial. Sashimi appetizer inventive, though I prefer my fish separated instead of mini tower of all kinds together. That said, in true Morimoto fashion, he certainly challenged my palate with a fresh take on things. Food quality... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

It's a must dine place in Waikiki. Try the Tuna Pizza, almost all hot and cold appetizers are great and of course the same for sushi. Cuts of sushi are on the smaller side typical of Nobu, Yellowtail in Vegas, etc. Great ambiance!

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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318 restaurant reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We have been to a few Morimoto's across the country. Each time it is delicious and the service is always on point. We chose this time to get a few appetizers so we could try a few items. My favorite has always been the tuna pizza. For a wow factor have the tofu done tableside. The tofu is made fresh... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Service is sloppy and lacks initiative. Wine knowledge is scant. The food is mixed in execution (Angry chicken was fine but Duck X 3 was a major disappointment). No amuse bouche either which is a bit surprising for a chef-driven experience.

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Vancouver, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Our previous visit was four years ago and it was the best meal we had in Honolulu. Would it live up to expectations this time? Yes, yes, yes! We loved every dish and this was quite the accomplishment because we had with us our two little picky eaters, who don't alway like to eat their vegetables! We had the soft... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food was fantastic here, the cocktails were also to die for! We had cocktails while we waited for our table which was outside - the view was beautiful. The lobster and whitefish were wonderful, as were the poke and scallops. Dessert was probably one of the best desserts i have had. It was difficult to pick our favorite course.... More 

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

I'm really happy to hear that we could take such good care of you! It's always great to know that any of our customers can enjoy the full scope of flavors we have to offer, regardless of any dietary restrictions they may have. Glad you could finish it off with a great desert! Hope you'll get to visit us again... 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, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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