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“Impressed by Lunch Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Morimoto

Morimoto
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Ranked #75 of 13,551 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Chelsea
Cross street: 16th Street
Transit: A, C, E at 14th Street. L at 8th Ave.
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Impressed by Lunch Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

My wife and I came here for lunch. I had a Cherry Blossom cocktail, rye, cherry liquor, and yuzu; sweet, tart, and refreshing. My crispy chicken with smoked chicken jus was some of the most flavorful and moist I've ever had, and my wife loved her sushi. I treated myself to a piece of wagyu beef "sashimi" - a relatively inexpensive way to enjoy this delicacy at just $10 per piece. Try the pork gyoza appetizer. You may think it sounds boring - every Japanese place has gyoza right? - but besides tasting great, the presentation is fun and will surprise you. If you like modern architecture and styling, you'll feel at home here. I highly recommend you check this place out, even if you don't like sushi. Staff was friendly and attentive.

  • Visited February 2014
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Teaneck, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Beautiful and delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

I love Chef Morimoto when he's on Iron Chef and so had high expectations - definitely lived up to it. Everything was beautifully presented, full of flavor and high quality ingredients. Starting with the amazing lychee martini. The best appetizer by far was the wagyu carpaccio - the blend of flavors and tenderness of the meat - so good we ordered a second. The lobster was delicious in an amazing green curry sauce. The Duck duck duck was incredible - so rich and tender. The 2 sauces were both great. The skin was so crispy and yummy. Even the bread was good. The sashimi was superb - my favorites were the baby squid, the salmon was so rich, the clam was sweet and the toro was amazing! And yes - definitely check out the bathroom!! Hope I get to go back and try more things on the menu.

  • Visited February 2014
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Paraza
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Careless!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

I was invited for an "Omakase" dinner and expected a superior meal. Unfortunately it was a disappointment. Nothing awful, just not that good! In addition the individual dishes were not clearly presented and explained. The "Toro" paste had no taste; the Tuna Pizza was very good; the fish on the sushi had been cut in advance and lacked the needed freshness; someone had put some strange crab-spice on the lobster and made it almost inedible and the Kobe beef was barely warm. Not worth the high price!

  • Visited February 2014
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New York City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Truly excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

Great location and a great interior design. Vibrant, good energy. We were with a group of 15 people celebrating a friend's birthday with the children included. We had a special menu designed and beautifully printed. It was a great night. Every dish was superb and very fresh. The food and services were exceptional. Highly recommended.

  • Visited January 2014
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

I like to try different sushi restaurants all over the world.
I of course tried the chef's combination and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Morimoto would be one of my favorite spots, if it wasn't for the service. Staff are a tad rude, but the food is good!

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