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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 1,916 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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Chicago
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591 reviews 591 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
401 helpful votes 401 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I had a delightful long lunch with friends here recently. The restaurant was rather quiet over lunch. I thought the food was good and the service was fantastic. The crispy rock shrimp tempura and the clam miso soup is worth a special trip!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Waiter provided very good service. Wine list is limited. Sushi is good. Pleasant but overpriced evening. Not remarkable, but certainly fine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Went with my wife. Ordered different maki-sushi and sashimi. Definetly the best sushi we´ve ever had! Excellent quality, great atmosphere, ok prices.

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

Thanks for spreading the word about us, Jens! I'm glad you and your wife enjoyed the sushi and had a good time. I hope you'll join us for another meal in the future! Take care, Chad, General Manager More

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We ate at Chef Morimoto's restaurant many times during our 10 day stay July 2014 at The Modern Honolulu hotel. It was a favorite breakfast place for our family (my husband and I and our 4 children)! The restaurant is located at the hotel. The staff were just absolutely lovely! Our waiter Kaelaho (hope spelling is correct) was just Awesome!... More

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

I'm glad you joined us for breakfast so often during your vacation, Jade! Thanks for the wonderful recommendation. I'll be sure to pass your compliments along to your server and the rest of the staff. We hope to see you again the next time you're in Honolulu! Best, Chad, General Manager More

Byron Bay
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85 reviews 85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

There are simply not enough superlatives to cover our meal at Morimotos. The decor is subtly sophisticated with wonderfully comfortable chairs and an easy going ambience. The service was friendly and we loved the fact that our meals and all its myriad of components, was explained to us. We chose the Tempura Rock Shrimp, the Tuna Pizza and Spicy Crab... More

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

Reading your review was a delight, Sevegne! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much. However, I apologize for the issues we were having with the computer and appreciate you being so understanding about it. I hope you'll join us for another meal in the future! Take care, Chad, General Manager More

Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

All I have to say is that the food was absolutely amazing and the service was impeccable!! This was my second time to Morimoto Waikiki and it was even better than the first time. My boyfriend and I took my mom here as she was visiting at the time and wanted to treat her to a great meal. She was... More

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

Amazing food and impeccable service? Sounds like a successful night out to us! Thanks for your wonderful recommendations, and I'm glad we earned your mom's seal of approval. We look forward to seeing you next time! Best, Chad, General Manager More

Fairfax, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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

As you can imagine, I'm concerned to read your review. Although holidays can be the cause of a hectic night, you should still expect the same great food and service you've come to know us for. I want to personally apologize if we fell short on your last visit. I hope that you might give us another chance to make... More

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

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