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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 #70 of 1,921 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Newcastle, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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Buderim, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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138 reviews 138 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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

channel islands
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Loved this place the staff, view (we sat outside overlooking the harbour) cocktails decor everything. The food was amazing we are still talking about it and all the staff were fantastic I WANT to go BACK!!

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

Happy to hear we made your meal special! Thanks for the fantastic review, and we hope to see you again in the future! Best, Chad, General Manager More

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Love traditional Japanese food I wasn't sure to expect. The menu is massive in choice and has adjusted dishes with a traditional base to a modern Morimoto take as well as traditional Japanese choices. I ate there 5 out of 7 days covering lunch and dinner. The Hamachi Tartare was off the hook and had it every time and it... More

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

It's wonderful to hear that we exceeded your expectations, Ralph. Thanks for the great recommendation, and we really appreciate your support! Best, Chad, General Manager More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

They work too hard at being trendy... Go to Nobu instead. Food is better and staff is extremely attentive.

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

Sorry you weren't that impressed with our restaurant. I hope you might give us another chance in the future. Best, Chad, General Manager More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The food was enjoyable but it wasnt worth what they charged for it. We went on Friday night so we enjoyed the fireworks outside, I wouldnt go again.

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

While I'm glad you enjoyed your meal, I apologize if you felt the food was a bit pricey. We only use the highest quality ingredients in our dishes, so it's a shame to hear this didn't shine through when you dined with us. I hope you'll give us another chance to impress you with a great meal in the future!... More

Manila, Manila, Philippines
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The price is not bad... Angry Chicken was USD29. I also ordered their Calamari Saladwith Raspberry Dressing and it was by far the best food i've ever tasted. Honestly, i think if i am going back to Hawaii, it would not be for the beach but for this restaurant. However, Chef Morimoto was there when we visited (and got a... More

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

We're flattered to read your review, John! I'm glad you thought the Angry Chicken and Calamari Salad were both delicious. We hope to see you again the next time you're in Hawaii! Best, Chad, General Manager More

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