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Morimoto Waikiki

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Waikiki
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, 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, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, 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
Friends & Food

A wonderful experience. I had met a friend who was visiting from California. The atmosphere was relaxed, and we were able to converse with ease. The tables seemed close, but I never felt as though I was intruding upon others experience or them upon my experience. It was no surprise that the food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A wonderful experience. I had met a friend who was visiting from California. The atmosphere was relaxed, and we were able to converse with ease. The tables seemed close, but I never felt as though I was intruding upon others experience or them upon my experience. It was no surprise that the food and service were a top rating given... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Sashimi and fusion food. This restaurant is located inside the Modern Honolulu Hotel and is managed by the famous Iron Chef Morimoto. The drinks are not expensive and the service is excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

On this restaurant you will be pleasantly surprised even with great expectations! We recommend you to take the full ride omakasa menu. We dont want to say more - book now😋

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CHESHIRE, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

very modern looking restaurant in keeping with the modern hotel where it is based. service was excellent food was somewhere between very good and excellent. some unusual dishes, good flavours although the menu was a bit limited compared to similarly priced (ie ~$40 per main, $15 per starter) establishments. lovely views over the harbour. overall i liked it and would... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We had dinner there on June 26, and had a party of 10. After having a great time at the Napa Morimoto location, we wanted to try the Waikiki location and to take family along to enjoy it as well. First off, the ambience was great on a large deck that overlooked the Waikiki harbor. The deck also had great... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My husband and I ate at Morimoto almost every meal for fresh, unfussy sushi! Their other dishes were good as well and the service impeccable. The outdoor seating is great for bay view

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

food is good not great, portions are small, beautiful setting, free valet parking, expensive. his restaurant in napa is better.

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

We're thrilled you enjoyed your meal with us! We take a lot of care with each dish, using only the highest quality ingredients available -- sounds as though you really appreciate that. I do hope you'll be able to join us again real soon. Best, Chad, General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Had lunch at Morimoto at the Modern hotel at the north end of Waikiki beach. Terrific sushi bar and seafood. We had the sashimi salad which was lightly seared ahi and stacked romaine. Also calamari salad where the calamari was a classic tempura style. The maki (sushi roll) was a relatively small 6 piece but extremely fresh. Great lunch and... More 

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

skidog, I am so delighted to hear you had such a wonderful lunch with us. Excellent choice getting the Sashimi and Calamari salads -- you really know what to order! Hope you stop in if you're ever in the area again! Take care, Chad, General Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The bar staff whilst we waited for our table were fantastic and very knowledgeable on there wine list. Our food was good, but not exceptional as I would have hoped for, and we barely saw our waiter. Not once did he refill our water glasses. I had the $99.00 steak and again it was ok, but I have had much... More 

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

Thanks for your support, Jason! Hope to see you again soon! All the best, Chad, General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

service A1 food excellent beautifully prepared .A wide range of choices.Saw him in the TV series.Food is better in looks and taste than when you see it on TV

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It's great to hear you're a fan of our place, Greg! Hope to see you again soon! All the 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, Sushi, Asian, Asian fusion, Hawaiian

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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, Asian fusion, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

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