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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
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
The Modern Honolulu, 1775 Ala Moana Boulevard., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Reviews (1,261)
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491 - 500 of 1,158 reviews

Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

This place was recommended to me by a friend who also gave me ideas on the stand out foods. I found it surprising that her information was more accurate than the waiters. Once our waiter had warmed to us, he managed to slip a small...More

Thank Tasha100910
chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2014

I'm so glad you loved the food, Tasha! It's great to hear that our Japanese cuisine is attracting visitors from all over. I'm sorry if our staff seemed a bit aloof at first, but it sounds like they opened up after all. Hope you'll visit...More

Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is a top end restaurant, not cheap but well worth a visit, with outstanding food and service. Highly recommended!

Thank lalikini
chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2014

I'm so glad you love the food and service, Lalikini! Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Chad, General Manager

Reviewed November 18, 2014

We opted for Chef's Choice - outstanding on every level. Service was brilliant and each course was a visual and taste delight. Certainly did not leave hungry!!! Would highly recommend

Thank Kim-Maree Y
chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2014

I'm glad you enjoyed your meal, Kim-Maree! Great to hear everyone left satisfied. Good choices all around! Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Chad, General Manager

Reviewed November 18, 2014

My wife and I ate here while staying at the Modern Honolulu. We were very impressed with the presentation, flavors and originality of the food. It is not cheap, however the quality is excellent and we left highly impressed and will definitely go back there...More

Thank Globalcrtique
chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2014

I'm thrilled to hear that you loved the food! It's great to know we can serve up delicious Japanese cuisine to people from all over the world. Hope you can visit us again soon! Cheers Chad, General Manager

Reviewed November 16, 2014

The $99.00 steak and an appetizer filled up 3 people. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Napa and I was excited to see it located in The Modern Hotel

Thank CarteBlancWine
chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2014

I'm so glad we could serve you up such a great meal! It's great to know we've got Morimoto fans from all over trying out different locations. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Chad, General Manager

Reviewed November 16, 2014

This place is absolute perfection, from the staff to the decor and of course the food! I suggest starting with one of Morimoto's drinks, they are so different and a fun way to start one of the best meals you are ever going to have....More

Thank CosmopolitanGirl8184
chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2014

I'm so glad you love the food! Sounds like you always have a great time coming with friends. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Chad, General Manager

Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

We checked in excited and ready for a nice romantic honeymoon dinner and instead we were treated like... We were told that since we did not have reservations there was a wait, which we were fine with except when we went to the bar to...More

Thank MyMinimalist_Travel
chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2014

First and foremost, congratulations on your wedding! We know what a special occasion that was for you, and I'm very sorry we couldn't seat you sooner. Unfortunately, we take reservations fairly far in advance for dinner. I know it may seem a little silly to...More

Reviewed November 13, 2014

The staff was lovely and the restaurant was beautiful but for such a famous chef, I expected higher quality food. The crispy whole fish tasted like something I could get at home at a Chinese restaurant and the chirashi didn't hold a candle to the...More

Thank CampaignSick
chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2014

I'm sorry we couldn't quite get it right when it came to the food this time. We aim to satisfy every customer, so it's disappointing to hear someone left unimpressed. I do hope you'll give us another shot if and when you ever visit Oahu...More

Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I received a great dinner experience at Morimoto Waikiki last night. He was feeling adventurous and tried the chef's tasting menu; all of his 7 courses and sake flight were incredible. The entire staff was attentive and polite. I'm not the best...More

1  Thank Lisa N
chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2014

Thanks for that great review, Lisa! I'm glad we were able to help make it a special night for you. Sounds like you both enjoyed everything you ordered. I do hope you'll come back again soon. Cheers! Chad, General Manager

Reviewed November 11, 2014

Excellent food. Generous portions and attentive staff. Sat in the terrace with view of the fireworks on friday night

Thank welcome61
chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2014

I'm honored that you had such a great time at our restaurant! The fireworks must have been something to behold. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Chad, General Manager

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Restaurant Details

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