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Morimoto Waikiki

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$$$$
Waikiki
Japanese, 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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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
Great for lunch skip dinner

Buy the beer and entimome lunch special. All of our lunch dishes were tasty and a good value. Dinner is a bit spendy for nothing better than lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Eugene, OR
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Eugene, OR
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204 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Buy the beer and entimome lunch special. All of our lunch dishes were tasty and a good value. Dinner is a bit spendy for nothing better than lunch.

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Apia, Samoa
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We asked for coffee after a great lunch spread and the mugs were all brown and dirty inside. Not a good experience for such a world-renowned Restaurant.

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Thank Sera K
Mililani, Hawaii
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food...cooked to perfection. We enjoyed everything we ate. The soft-shell crab roll (sushi) was so delicious, I think I could have eaten 2 rolls myself. The salmon skin roll was also great. My main entree was the black cod, it was cooked so perfectly, not over cooked, soft, but yet flaky and oh so tasty. Oh, and before I... More 

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Thank Milikena
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Modern Honolulu and one afternoon we decided to visit the Morimoto restaurant in the hotel. It was a very quiet lunch as there were only a few others dining. The service was pleasant and engaging. The sushi was excellent, though the steak lomo was somewhat bland. Everything tasted fresh and the cocktails were delicious.

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Thank James H
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good atmosphere, easy location and good food. Went for lunch and the service was quick. I was in and out before my next meeting.

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Thank Courtney H
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located inside The Modern which is a lovely hotel in itself. Food was so fresh and everything was cooked to perfection. I would go back just to have the miso soup it was that delicious and I normally don't like tofu. Plus, amazing cocktails! Its a must to check out if you are in the area!

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love Morimoto with its perfect blend of Japanese cuisine and a few Western touches. Anchoring the triumphant Honolulu Modern Hotel the welcome and treatment by staff equals the superb setting. There is a special lunch menu available that gives you the opportunity to head on in, casually attired, without a booking and try this place. Best of all lunch... More 

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Thank Warren K
Carlsbad, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a special dining experience this was ! The preparation and presentation of each item on their menu is really something you should not miss. They set a very high bar--freshness, delicate flavors, attentive wait staff - couldn't be better!

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Thank ingicap
Bloomington, Minnesota
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My last night on the island I treated myself here and every dish was delicious. At first I thought the plated were small, but I ordered two apps and was plenty full. THeir poke is great. I also had the fish tacos and could have eaten them for days. Please note the tip is already included in the bill.

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Thank Laura Lynne T
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you get the chance - visit this restaurant... the decor is beautiful and the service is great. We ordered the tempura calamari salad and pork gyoza to start. Both were really nice... and my husband usually avoids calamari (saying it's too rubbery), but he loved it this time. The two starters were also really well presented. For main course... 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, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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