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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 1,940 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
Neighborhood: Waikiki
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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, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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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Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Although we had a very nice table outside and a capable waiter, i must admit that i was a bit disappointed with the food. Don't get me wrong but, i did expect better from an establishment with such a great reputation. The food is not bad - it was just not exceptional. We did have an assortment of sashimi -... More 

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

As you can imagine, I'm disappointed to learn that you weren't more delighted by the dishes that you tried here. You're right, tasty and flavorful food is what makes an experience! I'm curious to know more about what appetizers and entrees you ordered so that we can figure out where to focus our attention. Our menu infuses traditional Japanese dishes... More 

Mill Creek, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We had dinner here during our vacation in early December and this rates as one of the best meals we had. We were seated outside and even though it was dark the lights of the city and the marina made for great ambiance. Service was excellent, unobtrusive and the waiter was able to answer our questions. We went the more... More 

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

Proud members of the Clean Plate Club -- that's what I like to hear! Thank you for offering us this detailed feedback, Cleonora. Honestly, it makes our day to hear that we were able to be an enjoyable part of you and your husband's vacation. We'd love to welcome you back if you're ever near! Enjoy the holidays, Chad, General... More 

USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Order chef's choice or "omakase" and it'll be wonderful! Great service, views, and excellent food. What else is there to say? Worth it to go for great food and ambiance.

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

I'm so glad you loved the omakase, Mary! It's a great intro for experiencing Chef Morimoto's culinary range. Hope to see you again soon! Take care, Chad, General Manager More 

Santa Monica, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The restaurant boasts a large and impressive menu, so who could blame us for deciding on omakase at $125 a person? At any Japanese restaurant omakase is expensive because you're paying for the chef's creativity, seasonal ingredients -- especially rarely available fish -- and maybe even something special just for you. Imagine our disappointment when we were served precisely the... More 

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

I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the omakase, Stuart. We like to think of it as a good way to introduce new customers to Chef Morimoto's particular take on Japanese cuisine, so it's disappointing to hear someone was not satisfied. Your characterization of the omakase as "exploitive" is a little odd, since that's not what that word means. Nevertheless,... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Had my birthday here and the meal was amazing, great service and advice. Balance of flavour was amazing

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

Happy birthday, Catherine! I'm so glad you were able to celebrate with us! Hope you'll be able to visit us again soon! Cheers, Chad, General Manager More 

Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The ambiance, decor, food presentation and service at Morimoto was all 5 star. However the food while just okay, was not outstanding and too expensive for overall experience. The sashimi was average at best no matter how fancy it was presented. The Tofu Cheesecake was terribly bland and the portions were quite small,we ended up snacking afterwards. Our server was... More 

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

I'm sorry to hear that the food didn't wow you. We strive to serve up some incredible Japanese cuisine to every one of our customers, so it's disappointing to have a customer leave not fully satisfied. While I'm glad you enjoyed the ambiance and the presentation, we'll be sure to work harder to make our dishes worth every penny. I... More 

KS
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Beautiful location. Arrive early and have a drink at the poolside bar of the MODERN Honolulu to catch the sunset then head to Morimoto's. The food is innovative and delish!

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

I'm so glad to hear you love the food! It's nice to have a drink at the bar while waiting for your table, no? Sounds like you had a great visit to Hawaii! Hope to see you again soon! Cheers! Chad, General Manager More 

Beverly Hills, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Morimoto's is a restaurant that I make certain to visit each time I am in Honolulu...and always go on a Friday night with a 7:30 reservation. Ask forma table out on the lanai so you can enjoy the wonderful weather, views of the harbor, and the 7:45 fireworks at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel!

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

You've really got your Friday nights down to a science, Tom! I'm really happy that you can have a such great time with us. Can't wait to see you again! Best, Chad, General Manager More 

Toronto
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113 reviews 113 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Been to the one in Napa before. Great food, a bit salty but most hawaiian food tends to be. Great presentation. If you haven't tried morimotos at least once, you won't be disappointed. Great service. bring your wallet.

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

I'm really glad you enjoyed yourself! It's great to hear that we can serve up some great Japanese cuisine at all of our locations. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers! Chad, General Manager More 

sydney, australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We dined at morimoto in 2012 and had a wonderful night. Great food and service. We were very excited to return to this restaurant with a friend ( who was staying at the Modern). We booked in advance and while having a poolside dinner at the hotel a few nights before our dinner we dropped into Morimoto's reception to request... More 

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

I'm sorry you experienced some rudeness from our waitstaff, Arnie. I assure you that customer satisfaction is our top priority, and I apologize if you experienced anything less. While it is true that we can't take special requests when it comes to seating, it is no excuse for abrupt service. I truly hope you'll give us another try if you... 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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