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“Amazing Teppanyaki Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Atelier Morimoto XEX

Atelier Morimoto XEX
Ranked #19 of 10,526 Restaurants in Minato
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $99 - $179
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, 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.
New York City, New York
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139 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Amazing Teppanyaki Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were suggested to this restaurant by the concierge at the Grand Hyatt hotel and were not disappointed. The restaurant looks stunning, from the street view to the bar as you enter to the dining room downstairs.

The reason to go is for the teppanyaki experience. The best way to navigate the set menu choices (you choose from three) is to choose the least expensive one and then upgrade certain elements like Kobe or chateaubriand for the steak course. You start with raw fish appetizers, then the teppanyaki courses start. The first of these were scallops and red snapper which were perfectly cooked (obviously in front of you). The meat courses were amazing.

I'm really happy with the overall experience including the amazing service!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Outstanding Food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is 1 of the best restaurant's in the WORLD ! Amazing what the do with the food, mash potatoes is even Wow. there is to many amazings things to try, so you will need to go a coulpe of times to get through the menu ..... And you be blown away by the taste's of this place. Then try an after dinner drink on the top floor lovely wooden fire place on a winter night, Perfect ending to 1 of the most amazing meals you could have !

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Brett23
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London, Ontario
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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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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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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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