To come here and dine is a gift. The environment is ultra modern like Kubrick modern..... 2001 Space Oddysey style. I had the Omakase on a Thursday evening and I'm still high from the classically modern presentations, weeks later.
That you dont know what's coming is part of the fun. And then your senses begin to come alive as the plate comes, the visuals excites your glands, your imagination conjures the flavors now developing in your mouth. Then you take a bite, your mind is tickled and toyed with: you savor the complexity.
I have had the Omakase 4 times now and I can say, Morimoto's dishes are simply zen, clean and palate tickling. Dining here almost fools you into thinking, "Is that all there is?" Then the flavors creep up on you-- that nowhere near have you experienced this development of flavor and trickery in a dish. Having just returned from Japan on a food excursion, I see the continuity of the country's love affair with food from Morimoto's kitchen. In a country that focuses its existence on self-reliance, standards, the enjoyment of food and responsibly Green practices, I left Japan after 3 weeks still in awe. Morimoto is the moden cultural epitome of Japanese dining -- the dishes are clean yet complex, superluscious, soulful, f*(*$in sexy.