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“Unique presentation and flavors”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Morimoto Waikiki - CLOSED

Morimoto Waikiki
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Cross street: Hobron
Transit: 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.
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.
Belgrade, Maine
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Unique presentation and flavors”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

Our first experience in an iron chef restaurant and it was great. The atmosphere was relaxing. My daughter got the chef's tasting sampler which was beyond amazing. So many flavors to experience. I stuck with something safe, the wagyu beef.......mmmm, very good! Definitely would recommend you try this restaurant. The view is overlooking the marina.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank cathy r
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Chandler, Arizona
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73 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Wow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

Over 2 hours we sampled many things. The BEST EVER apps: 10 hours slow cook of meaty pork belly in congee and duck foie gras (custard out of the liver with a couple of pieces of duck) ...may I say OMG. Had some sashimi ...expensive at $7 each slice, but yummy. Dinner: Jay had yellow tail cooked at the table in a hot pot (450 degrees) rice in the bottom, raw egg poured over the top then mixed with fennel and other things while the fish sears on one side then placed on top of the rice mixture. Oh, yeah! My dinner, you ask... 'Duck,duck,duck' real name: duck meatball soup in pot with really lite puff pastry, duck confit spring roll, sliced duck. For dessert (a must) ...Haupia semifreddo (coconut gelée, local honey, matcha meringue ..green tee shredded cake.. Very light, but running out of room. For the alcohol ...lychee breeze martini, and Morimoto's premium sake (and I don't care for sake, but we had 2 carafes). What night! Now we need to see if we can sleep on these full bellies.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Golf-Pops
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Aloha”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

Morimoto's Waikiki Restaurant was by far one of the must visit and dine places to be. The ambiance was fresh and contemporary overlooking the Waikiki marina/ beach. Service was friendly and efficient from the receptionist to the wait staff. The food was beyond our expectations not only in presentation but full of flavors and satisfies your gastronomic senses.
My wife and I especially love Morimoto's cuisine as the Iron Chef lives up to his name his cuisine reigns Supreme!

Love the place and experience.

It's a definite recommend!!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Toni P
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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious food and great ambience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

Outstanding service!! We even had the privilege of meeting and having our photo taken with Chef Morimoto who was very down to earth and so very sweet.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Silvianna
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Rockledge, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

The food was delicious and view was great. Staff was awesome. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Karen B
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