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Morimoto Waikiki

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Waikiki
Japanese, Sushi, 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, 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
Five Stars All The Way

Morimoto Waikiki is the place I wish I could eat at every night. You walk in and are greeted with a modern chic atmosphere that makes you feel like Iggy Azalea; "Fancy". The outdoor seating is really the best part of the restaurant and it's so nice to have the flames from the fireplace and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
HuggyBearHonolulu
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Morimoto Waikiki is the place I wish I could eat at every night. You walk in and are greeted with a modern chic atmosphere that makes you feel like Iggy Azalea; "Fancy". The outdoor seating is really the best part of the restaurant and it's so nice to have the flames from the fireplace and beautiful people to occupy your... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I had such high hopes for Morimoto Waikiki and I hate to write a bad review but I was so disappointed by my experience. I had heard mixed reviews of the restaurant but in general the majority said this was a must. I have grown up watching Iron Chef America and so was excited to finally be able to experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Came here with 10 friends for my birthday and it was unreal! Ask to sit on the balcony for sure, the view at sunset is amazing. We had a whole bunch of different meals but my favorite at this one and the NY one is the rock shrimp tempura, I could eat about 100 of these things, they are amazing!

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were fortunate enough to have a gift voucher as apart of a wedding gift so as far as value for money is concerned I cannot make genuine comment. We splurged and indulged to the highest level.. Would avoid the lobster if you are hungry as its quite small, but the caparrcio is to die for! Be sure to book... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is located in a hotel-The Modern. There is indoor and outdoor seating and it overlooks the ocean. It has a modern appearance and is open and bright. The noise level is pretty high so it is hard to hear the person/people you are with. The service was attentive and the waitress was helpful with selections. i had the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Had a great selection of starters and could not fault any dish. I had the surf and turf which was served woyh fresh tuna which was mouthwatering. Desert was the coconut with icecream again lovely.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I took my friend for her birthday lunch. The food was perfectly presented and cooked; service very solicitous. Our waiter was prompted but not overly zealous. Water was refilled occasionally without being intrusive. We each had the lunch sets: she had the loco moco and raved about it being large chunks of meat with delicious sauce.($23) It comes with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The food not only looked good but tasted good as well. Lived up to a food served by a Celebrity Chef. Would certainly make it a point to go there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was the best meal we have had so far in Honolulu! The service was fantastic, the meals amazing and the desserts were to die for. Not cheap but you get what you pay for and it was worth every penny!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I'm a little embarrassed at just how many times we dined here during our stay. The staff could not have been friendlier and the food was great. It's not the best Japanese food you'll ever have but it's pretty damn good and the dining room is so relaxed and lovely you just want to spend time here.

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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, 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, Fusion, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?