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Morimoto Waikiki

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Waikiki
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, 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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 80
    Average
  • 50
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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
Superb dining experience

We enjoyed all the Japanese inspired dishes at Morimotos but the highlights of the meal for us were - the tuna pizza ( recommended by the waiter and well worth having) - the oysters with fois gras ( so good we ordered a second helping) - and the pork gyozas which were an outstanding culinary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Fiona K
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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed all the Japanese inspired dishes at Morimotos but the highlights of the meal for us were - the tuna pizza ( recommended by the waiter and well worth having) - the oysters with fois gras ( so good we ordered a second helping) - and the pork gyozas which were an outstanding culinary creation - a must have!... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We were seated on the patio which had a view of the harbor. The lighting and ambiance was just right. Be sure to ask for a table that is not near the pathways where the servers and guest frequently walk. The planks of the deck were a bit soft and the vibration of their steps moved our seats and table.... More 

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Decided to try this place out while on business in Honolulu. I know, rough life. Morimoto's fame brought me here but the food still won me over. The restaurant is located in the Modern Hotel and keeps with the hotel's minimalist decor. Service was excellent and our waiter provided solid recommendations. I recommend hamachi tacos (wonton shells), tuna "pizza" (wonton... More 

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Auckland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

really good food, great atmosphere. We wanted to try out the Iron chef. pretty good size (American size) fusion Japanese food, at the end we had to cancel one of our dish as we ordered too much.

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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141 reviews 141 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Excellent sushi of every kind. Ordered the cold sake sampler-really good flavors. Also the whole fish was awesome to eat and look at. We shared deserts which were unusual and tasted great.

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

It's so great that you loved our sushi! Great choice to pair it with a flight of sake! Hope you get to experience us again! Chad, General Manager More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Amazing food! We were so impressed with this restaurant that we went twice within 4 days. The surf and turf was by far one of the best dishes and the wagyu carpaccio is absolutely delightful. Definitely a place to go to while in Waikiki.

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

I'm really glad you had a great time, Teresa! I'm happy we could be a highlight during your stay in Waikiki! Glad you loved the wagyu carpaccio. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Chad, General Manager More 

Reno, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Service was nice and relaxed. Helpful suggestions. Highest quality, fresh seafood. Incredible peanut butter desert!!!

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

This is quite a statement, Matt! I'm glad we could serve you the best sushi you've ever had! I'm also happy to hear that you loved the chocolate peanut butter bombe! Hope to see you again soon! All the best, Chad, General Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Firstly the setting of the Modern hotel is amazing, looking out over the boats in the harbour you are a world away from the noise of Waikiki. We came here for lunch so the restaurant wasn't busy and we had the pick of the seating. The staff were great, recommended dishes to try which is always a plus when your... More 

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

Sounds like you had a really great time, Chenoa! I'm glad our staff was so helpful in recommending dishes! Great choice on the black cod. It's definitely one of our favorites, too! Hope to see you again soon! All the best, Chad, General Manager More 

San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Amazing dinner, the food is on point and the service stellar. Love the cocktails and the asian-fusion interpretation of a bouillabaisse, just delicious and so fresh! Best meal I had in Hawaii. The atmosphere also perfect, modern, chic and beautiful. Great view of the marina (sit outside if you can its lovely)

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

It's really great to hear that you love our spot, Chance! Sounds like everything came together for a fantastic evening, from the food to the service! Hope to see you again soon! Best, Chad, General Manager More 

Seattle, Washington, United States
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I decided to review these to head to head since we were able to visit them back to back. Neither location needed a reservation but depending on season or day it's probably a good idea. We did the tasting menu at both locations with wine pairing. Atmosphere: morimotos was the best of the 2 as you can sit in the... More 

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

I'm really glad you got to try us out! Thanks so much for this detailed review! It really helps people on here to learn what we're all about. Hope you'll get to visit us 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, Sushi, Asian, Asian fusion, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

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