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Morimoto Waikiki - CLOSED

The Modern Honolulu, 1775 Ala Moana Boulevard., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
+1 808-943-5900
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“sushi” (193 reviews)
“omakase” (63 reviews)
“angry chicken” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
All hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
DETAILS
The Modern Honolulu, 1775 Ala Moana Boulevard., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Neighborhood: Waikiki
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471 - 480 of 1,262 reviews

Reviewed December 25, 2014

Christmas dinner in Hawaii was so very disappointing. We were seated right away and offered water and drinks by a lovely young lady and told that Simeon would be by in just a moment to take our orders. After ten minutes we asked for Simeon...More

1  Thank 911marlenez
chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that we dropped the ball when it comes to the service. That's certainly not the way we want to treat our customers. The holiday season is always a hectic time for resorts and restaurants. However, that's no excuse for inattentive service....More

Reviewed December 25, 2014

Everytime I go here, it always gives me the feeling of MODERN. The hotel where it is located adds to the overall experience since while waiting you can explore around. Decor- love the minimalistuc feel, yet the colors are soothing Service- attentive Food- always excellent...More

Thank 20Twenty
chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this review

I'm so glad we could provide such a consistently great meal for you. Great choice on the lobster sandwich! Hope to see you again soon! Take care, Chad, General Manager

Reviewed December 24, 2014

We have eaten at Morimoto's several times over the past year and never been disappointed. It is our go-to place when we want an exceptional meal. We wanted a special Christmas Eve dinner and even though we called only a few days before hand we...More

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

I'm so glad we could provide you with an awesome Christmas Eve dinner! We know service is paramount in enjoying a fantastic holiday meal, so I'm glad we were able to pull it off for you. I'll be sure to pass on the compliments to...More

Reviewed December 24, 2014

An order for 6 natural oysters arrived with 2 x 3 sauces already applied. Why did one pair taste as if dipped in tomato ketchup ? The snapper was very good, the dessert was lovely, the service was at best "disinterested". While accepting that this...More

Thank Nick M
chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear that you liked the snapper and the dessert, Nick. I am sorry to hear, however, that we weren't able to deliver with the oysters. It's a particularly hard blow to us, since we take pride in our seafood. We'll definitely be...More

Reviewed December 24, 2014

Four years ago when we were here I loved my dinner. Maybe it was over the top because Morimoto was there and President Obama and Michelle were there. Last year when we were here it was okay. Not sure if the waiter also did not...More

2  Thank diningprincess
chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this review

Thanks for coming back! Great to hear that the third time's the charm. Sounds like everything was a hit! Hope to see you again next year! Cheers! Chad, General Manager

Reviewed December 23, 2014

Decided to treat ourselves on our last night after an enjoyable and very successful shopping holiday. Food and service was great.

1  Thank LHC20
chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this review

I'm glad you chose us for your last night in Hawaii! Sounds like it was a successful end to a wonderful holiday. Hope you'll visit us again soon! Cheers, Chad, General Manager

Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

Just an amazing meal in a great atmosphere and with a wonderful wait staff. We met the Iron Chef and President Obama was there when we were! WOW

1  Thank Il0vebaseball
chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this review

What an amazing night! I'm glad you were able to meet the Chef AND the President! And I'm sure the food wasn't bad either. Hope you'll visit us again soon! Cheers! Chad, General Manager

Reviewed December 23, 2014

I have long wanted to try Morimoto Waikiki, but never had an excuse until a good friend came to town. As it turned out, Masuharu Morimoto was in the house the night we were there. He comes for a week or two every couple of...More

1  Thank BSpencer413
chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this review

I'm thrilled to hear that the chef himself was able to impress you! Sounds like the stars aligned for you and the omakase. I'm glad you were able to enjoy the foie gras chawanmushi, among those other delightful dishes you listed. Hope you'll come back...More

Reviewed December 13, 2014

Although we had a very nice table outside and a capable waiter, i must admit that i was a bit disappointed with the food. Don't get me wrong but, i did expect better from an establishment with such a great reputation. The food is not...More

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

As you can imagine, I'm disappointed to learn that you weren't more delighted by the dishes that you tried here. You're right, tasty and flavorful food is what makes an experience! I'm curious to know more about what appetizers and entrees you ordered so that...More

Reviewed December 12, 2014

We had dinner here during our vacation in early December and this rates as one of the best meals we had. We were seated outside and even though it was dark the lights of the city and the marina made for great ambiance. Service was...More

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

Proud members of the Clean Plate Club -- that's what I like to hear! Thank you for offering us this detailed feedback, Cleonora. Honestly, it makes our day to hear that we were able to be an enjoyable part of you and your husband's vacation....More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$31 - $50
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
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
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
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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.