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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 #73 of 1,912 restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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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Fairfax, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We have been to Morimoto's Waikiki every 4th of July for the past 4 years and have alway had an enjoyable time. However, after this year we will look for another restaurant for our annual Anniversary celebration. The fact that they have a great view of the fireworks was not enough to justify the expense of the dinner and the... More

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Carnegie
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Eating at a quality restaurant like Morimotos was a highlight of our stay at the Mondern Hotel. We ate a huge platter of sushi and sashimi, tried the signature Tuna dish, black cod fish, angry chicken and tried some wonderful deserts. If you are going to dine out in Waikiki and want an awesome gastronomical experience then you must have... More

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

Knowing that we were a highlight of your trip truly makes my day. Thanks so much, Jeff! I can't wait to pass this along to our team, and we can't wait to welcome you back again some day. Take care. Safe travels, Chad, General Manager More

Honolulu
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great elegant restaurant. A bit touristy but this is Waikiki. Obama and his family have eaten here for the last three years within hours of his arrival in Hawaii. If you like here, also try Yanagi, my favorite sushi in Honolulu.

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

Thanks for the wonderful review, Peter! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant, and I hope you'll join us for another meal in the future. Best, Chad, General Manager More

Montreal
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I tried several items but my favorite was the Oyster Foie Gras - fresh steamed oysters, uni, and foie gras. Totally. Decadent.

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

Awesome beyond words? Thanks for the stellar review! It's great to hear that you're such a fan of our Oyster Foie Gras. I hope you'll join us for another meal in the future. All the best, Chad, General Manager More

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Food, drinks and service were all excellent. We were staying at the modern honolulu so also very convenient

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

Thanks for the awesome recommendation! We always want our guests to enjoy great food, drinks and service, so it's nice to read your review. I hope you'll have the chance to join us for another meal in the future! Best, Chad, General Manager More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Amazing food - the pork belly appetiser was the most delicious thing we had in Hawaii, followed closely by the tempura shrimp appetiser. Get a table overlooking the yachts and watch the sun set. Just lovely!

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

Thanks for the wonderful review, Natalie! It's awesome to hear that the pork belly was the most delicious thing you've had in Hawaii. I hope you'll join us for another meal in the future! Best, Chad, General Manager More

London
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Our family booked our table long before our trip to endure we got to experience the best of Japanese food. We were having the tasting menu which ran to 7 courses ( I think ) and had a lot of dishes we had never tried before. The food was excellent and very well presented. We were first shown out on... More

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

Thanks for the stars! I'm happy to hear that you thought the food was excellent and well presented. As with dining outside at any establishment, there's a risk of running into the occasional bug, but I'm glad we were able to move you inside to a more comfortable table. I hope you'll join us for a meal again the next... More

Monterey, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Last time we visited Morimoto's Waikiki we were interrupted by tsunami warnings. We had just finished our appetizers and were waiting for our entree. When we arrived in Waikiki last week, we had to return to complete our dining experience. Our reservations were at 6 pm on the lanai. We were able to watch the sailboats coming into the marina... More

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

I'm glad you were able to complete your dining experience this time around! Thanks for the wonderful recommendation, and we look forward to seeing you next time. Best, Chad, General Manager More

Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

After reading some of these reviews I was a bit perplexed by the 1 stars?! This place is amazing. The staff are very knowledgable and attentive, the food amazing and the atmosphere lovely. Make sure you save enough room for dessert, they were exquisite. And to top it off, pretty reasonably priced for the std of food and service. Strongly... More

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

Amazing food, great service and a lovely atmosphere? Sounds like a successful night out to us, Claire! Thanks for the wonderful recommendation, and we hope you'll join us for another meal in the future. Take care, Chad, General Manager More

San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was our second visit to Morimoto's and we were looking forward to dining here when we arrived in Waikiki because of a nice meal here 2 years ago. For adventurous people looking for meals that you would not necessary get at home, you have got to try Morimotos. My husband and I tried dishes that we were unsure what... More

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

Thanks for the wonderful review! I'm glad you and your family were able to join us for another meal. It's great to hear that you all were delighted with your meals. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you're in Honolulu! Best, Chad, General Manager More

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