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“Beautiful Service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Atelier Morimoto XEX

Atelier Morimoto XEX
Ranked #20 of 10,526 Restaurants in Minato
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $99 - $178
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Akasaka / Roppongi
Description: Established in 1987, named "XEX Club House" at that time, and known as the first "members only" venue in Japan, XEX quickly become one of the most popular spot in Tokyo, crowded not only with Japanese celebrities, but as well became a favoured destination of major Hollywood stars. Today, open for the public, restaurant Omae XEX is still attracting the Hi Life in Tokyo.
London, Ontario
Level Contributor
37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

Traditional Japanese food with a modern twist. Chefs menu ordered. Fantastic dishes. Would recommend this restaurant if only for the experience.

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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
New York, New York, United States
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186 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“The best meat I had during this trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

This place is a culinary experience. 2 weeks after visiting this place, I'm still salivating thinking about our meal.

We took one of the menu. Fish starter, the little soup, the roasted onion, the succulent red snapper where amazing.

We took some middle priced beef and where very please with it. It is interesting to watch the restaurant butcher carefully cutting your steak, assessing the right amount of fat on the steak, removing careful the excess, and only then, weigh your steak.

One of us doesn't eat beef and ordered a la carte. He had an amazing expérience as well and among the best fish he ever had.

Temptation is high to go for the lobster. I would recommend to stay with simpler protein choice to fully appreciate the culinary expertize of the chefs

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Zurich, Switzerland
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The New World meets the "old" World ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

After the second visit one has really to know Tokyo rather well ( I have been there over the past years at least 20 times always with Japanese gourmet food "Snobs") to appreciate what this Restaurant has done to merge traditional Japanese Sushi on one side with the finest beef dishes reflecting on the other side, in an eclectic setting, current Western style of fine dining.

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London
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

We went here for my girlfriends special birthday and it was brilliant. We sat in front of the chef in the teppanyaki area and watched him cook amazing food. The beef melts in your mouth, and the shrimp tartare starter was just amazing. We had the set menu (cheapest one) and would highly recommend it. The ambience is great, and feels really high end. Service was also good. After the set menu we went upstairs to the cigar lounge for deserts, which were ok, but the the highlight is definitely the teppanyaki. Unfortunately we didn't get a limo home like some of the other reviewers but overall it was a brilliant meal and would definitely recommend.

Visited April 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“good food, average overall”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Food is good- had the steak and it was incredible. If I were to do it over, I'd do the fixed price. My boyfriend, however doesn't eat meat, just fish, so the pickings were a bit slim. He had mixed sashimi and some snapper on the grill. All really good.
Where this place fell short was the ambiance. We felt like we were in a "sceny" NYC restaurant circa 1978. Compared to the smaller, more traditional places we've been to here, it wasn't our cup of tea.

Visited February 2014
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