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Morimoto Waikiki

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Waikiki
Japanese, Asian fusion
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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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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
Excellent cosine

The variety and quality of the dishes are incredible. Really good. The service also deserves a recognition, very nice and helpful staff. My only (and minor issue) was the acoustic. Did find the place lit of bit noise, hard to keep a conversation. Otherwise, very good experience in Hawaii. Recommend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Tássia B
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Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The variety and quality of the dishes are incredible. Really good. The service also deserves a recognition, very nice and helpful staff. My only (and minor issue) was the acoustic. Did find the place lit of bit noise, hard to keep a conversation. Otherwise, very good experience in Hawaii. Recommend it.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Nice setting, great food. The restaurant is very modern and fresh bright decor. We booked the night before with no problems. Great to see round tables available for groups too. Wine list was ok - not too extensive but that made it easy to choose. Japanese with a twist - great selection. I had the surf and turf which was... More 

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

I'm so glad you enjoyed the surf and turf, Theresa! Sounds like you had a great meal with us! Thanks for the great feedback! Hope to see you again soon! Chad, General Manager More 

Prince George, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a fantastic lunch at Morimotos. The service was impeccable, we were taken care of from the moment we arrived. The food is out of this world amazing. Chef Morimoto truly is one of the worlds greatest. We couldn't have been happier with our meal and will definitely return. If the weather permits sit on the... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We loved everything about Morimoto's. The service was excellent, the decor is lovely, and the the food incredible. It is pricey, but in this case you definitely get wha you pay for, and then some. My meal: pineapple tempura, fish tacos (the best you will ever taste) filet migon

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I'm really happy you had a great time at our place, Clint! Best fish tacos you've ever tasted? That's quite a statement! I'm glad you liked them! Hope to see you again soon! Best Chad, General Manager More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I wanted to see The Modern and try Morimotos for a special night out during our Hawaiian holiday. I was accompanied by my children aged 13 and 10. They thought it was 'pretty yummy'. We did the 7 course degustation menu. Actually we shared 2 between the 3 of us and I was pleasantly surprised that the restaurant allowed us... More 

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I'm really glad you and your kids had such a great experience dining with us! The omakase is a great intro to Chef's Morimoto's cuisine and it's always a thrill to hear that our customers love it. Sounds like the whole meal was a success all the way to dessert. I'm happy we could make you feel welcome and hope... More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

good restaurant within the hotel. Menu very similar to Nobu, Rock Shrimp pretty much the same but was great. Sushi was amazing and not too badly priced

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

I'm happy to hear that you had such a great meal with us, Matt! Glad you liked the rock shrimp! We appreciate your feedback! Best, Chad, General Manager More 

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Perfect food, great setting and service outstanding. The sashimi was to die for!Lots of happy faces!

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

It's always great to hear that we could provide another extraordinary dining experience to our customers, Nicole! I'm really glad you liked the sashimi! It's the freshness of the fish that makes it truly a special dish. Thanks for the feedback! Hope you'll visit us again soon! Chad, General Manager More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

What a find brilliant atmosphere Good and service fantastic waiter Was a huge help in recommending Food when we go back we won't have a main just more staters! Mind You the the Duck duck duck was superb . Brodes& Gus

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

I'm really glad you had such a great time, Andrew! Sounds like your server was a big help and we'll be sure to pass on the compliments to our staff. That Duck Duck Duck is always a great choice! Hope to see you again soon! All the best, Chad, General Manager More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Normally we do not dine at the most expensive of restaurants, preferring to patronize locally owned, more affordable establishments. However yesterday was our 20th wedding anniversary so we decided to splurge at Morimoto's in Waikiki. We had requested a quiet table near the windows and informed restaurant that it was an anniversary celebration. When we arrived the hostess congratulated us... More 

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

I'm really glad that we could help make your anniversary so special, Patrick! Sounds like every aspect of your meal was a big hit. Great choice on the Omakase. It's a great intro to what Chef Morimoto is trying to accomplish with his unique style. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Chad, General Manager More 

Corner Brook, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Just go and eat there - you will not be disappointed by the venue, service or meal. Arrange to go close to sunset - the view from the balcony is breathtaking

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Sounds like we've knocked it out of the park on every aspect of your visit! I'm glad you had such a great time with us. Hope to see you again soon! Best Chad, General Manager More 

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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, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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