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Best

My wife and I ate here a couple of days ago and loved every minute: food, service, and price were all a...

Worst

I went this weekend to Morimoto with my Brazilian relatives who love sushi and are for the most part meat lovers. We had a mixed experience. The downstairs bar is cool as well a...

One of those lovely, quaint places 10/3/2011

My wife and I ate here a couple of days ago and loved every minute: food, service, and price were all a... more

One of those lovely, quaint places 10/3/2011

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My wife and I ate here a couple of days ago and loved every minute: food, service, and price were all a pleasant surprise as we came with low expec... more

Good but not worth the $$ 4/5/2011

Good food, great atmosphere, great service, MOST IMPORTANTLY, the restroom is really cool. However, i do not think it's worth the amount of $$ ur paying. I had the Taste Menu which contained 8 plates. For $120 (exclude tax and tip), it was a total rip off. There were like 2 really good dishes, 3 average, the rest were not great. I also wanna point out that 1 of the 8 ""plates"" was a drink that came in a shot glass!!! Still i do not think it's worth the price at all. You're just paying for Morimoto's name and the nice environment. more

Great ambiance, Uneven food, attentive service, overpriced 3/22/2011

I went this weekend to Morimoto with my Brazilian relatives who love sushi and are for the most part meat lovers. We had a mixed experience. The downstairs bar is cool as well as the decor. Bathrooms are a must see. We ordered appetizers which were good. Recommended is the sushi pizza and the king crab. Lobster puffs had no hint of lobster. Edamame was delish and very fresh and perfectly cooked. The gyoza dumplings were freshly made and terrific. I found the appetizer portions to be small tastings for the most part for the price. We ordered a sushi platter for the table $170 which was good, and well prepared and fresh. At that price, it was way more expensive than it should have been although of excellent quality. Main dishes were mixed. The halibut with the black bean sauce was over powered by the sauce and the fish was fresh. Most people liked their dishes. The 20 oz rib eye was way overpriced at $70, and although it tasted good with the sauce, it was fatty and my Brazilian cousin said it grossed him out. We shared that dish. The desserts was the one area everyone could agree, this was the best part of the meal. Every one of the desserts was delish. At $12 per, they were very pricy. Overall, if you visit, go for the decor and the experience, and be prepared for a very expensive meal that can be done better elsewhere for less. This is definitely a tourist trap more

My FAVE restaurant in NYC! 10/6/2010

Whenever someone asks for a restaurant suggestion, I direct them to Morimoto. The Iron Chef's namesake restaurant does not disappoint- except for the fact that I still haven't caught a glimpse of him while I was there. He does make an appearance sometimes though! Everything here points to a good time...I'd recommend starting with a drink at the downstairs bar- the white pear and lychee martini's were like liquid gold in my mouth! When our whole party arrived, we headed upstairs w/ our drinks to be seated, and the guys in our group ordered about 10 diff appetizers, and a few sushi rolls to share! I've tried a few entrees here, but the arctic char was one of my favorites- I've never tried it before coming here, but I'm now a fan! It's a pricey restaurant, so I'd say go there if it's a special anniversary or birthday b/c it's well worth it! Don't forget to check out their innovative bathroom downstairs... more

Very memorable and special! 3/9/2010

Morimoto glams up sushi like no one else. Loved the original menu, the painstakingly lovely presentation, and the overall dining experience. It's a special place, so save it for someone you know will be great company. Pros: Original menu Cons: Hard to get in more

Very Good but not Excellent 2/5/2010

I have to say that the Tuna Tartar was out of this world. I would go back for that alone. But, I didn't find the regular sushi was anything special, fresh and appealing but not stellar. I found the concrete interior design a little sterile. Pros: Specialties Really Fantastic more

Exquisite Sushi Experience 12/20/2009

I made reservations to take my girlfriend out for her birthday and Morimoto was more than accommodating during the time they had available and even checked to see if there was a way to fit me into the already crowded room during the full times. Once I mentioned that it was my girlfriends birthday, they were kind enough to offer desert brought to us with a lit candle and her name written in chocolate sauce. The waitress was very helpful in describing all the menu options and the prices were exactly what one would expect from Chelsea. The food was prompt and the portions were perfect (except for the delicious Tuna TarTar app - wish there was more of it). At any rate, besides there not being too many unique rolls (like Spider or Dynamite rolls - authentic sushi places do not have those), the menu was perfectly adequate and the food presentation, stellar. They do try to push some of the more expensive meals but I wouldn't expect anything less. The manager came over to us, shook my hand, wished my girlfriend a happy birthday, and thanked me to coming in. \r \r I would certainly recommend Morimoto for anyone new to NY that is looking for a nice sushi experience. Plus the music was awesome too. Pros: Great service, Quality food, Knowledgeable staff Cons: Tuna tartar is too small more

Super Shmekerie locu' 10/27/2009

Super locu, mancarea e crima, bagate la niste, Spicy King Crab Leg sau Pork Dumplings care sa terminat cu shmekeria!!!LOL :), sau cel mai bine bagate la Omakase Menu in care ai 8 corsuri ""all taisting items"" care sant morimotos highlights!! Omu stie treaba + e foarte amabil cu toti oaspetii ( poti face poze, iti scrie autografe, iti vorbeste despre mancare,etc ) . Daca esti la bar combinate la nishte super Cocktails, incearca o White Lily, sau o Hydrengia, sau dacati place Sake bagate la un morimotini care e parfum de femeie :) un fel de saketini cu wasabi infused vodka!! Merita locu, lume super buna, servisu excelent, admosfera si generozitatea al tot staffului te face sa te simti acasa! Pros: genuine, genuine ,genuine ! more

Good food but beware of mosquitos 8/31/2009

We showed up at Morimoto without reservations and were seated at the lower level. The service was fine and the food and drinks were really nice maybe that's why we did not realize we were getting bitten while dining. ;) Once we got home and the effect of the alcohol started wearing off, we realized that we were itching all over. When we called the restaurant back, they were quite arrogant and insisted that we got bitten somewhere else. But, that's the only place we went to that night and I am damn sure, it was the Morimoto mosquitos that left their mark on us. Beware! more

Best Dining Experience Ever 8/14/2009

Went here to celebrate my bithday along with 2 other friend's birthdays. We went all out our food was to die for and our waiter taught us the traditional way of eating our chilled noodles. The Waygu steak was unlike anything I have ever had. The pork belly was salty and bad for you but its fine once in a while. We also had the tuna pizza which was good and some crab legs. the dessert was to die for banna ice cream and a pie like crust was soo yummy. Must see and try out the bathroom! Pros: Food, Service, Bathrooms more

omakase heaven 5/17/2009

I lowered my expectations because I've seem to always have a slight bad experience in highend restaurants UNTIL NOW. We went for the tasting menu and were not disappointed. Everything was prepared perfectly and everyhting had a perfect balance. this is not a pretentious place, you know exactly what you are getting and everything was fresh. The service was impeccable - no one ever hovered or rushed us and they paced the dishes perfectly. There was a nice energy about the place. I would definitley come back or recommend to others. The bathroom was also quite interesting. Pros: great service, great food and cool ambiance more

Yummy food! 4/13/2009

Get the freaking spicy king crab!!!!so freaking tasty. dont bother with anything else...Damn character minimums! Pros: yummy Cons: too yummy more

Bad Food, bad service!!!! 3/22/2009

So, I made a reservation for 6 people. we came right on time, and had to wait 40 mins for a table which was irritating.. The server was very fake... she couldn't recommend anyhting on the menu.. Anything that we asked her about, was ""GREAT""..I mean, come on.. why am I asking you then? The appetizers were ok.. nothing special at all. Not one of the 6 people at my table were wowed with their food.. I got lobster fritters, which sounded great, but were missing somethign.. Sushi rolls were very average.. and duck that I got for my entre, was BAD.. It was so bad that I my jaw started to hurt after I ate a few bits.. the leg was all fat.. pure fat.. and the breast pieces were so raw that it was like chewing gum.. Dessert again was ok.. warm chocolate cake.. was very average.. So, defiantely dont waste your money.....Go to Budhakan down the street instead. Pros: it looked funky and modern Cons: Everything else more

Worth the price but... 2/15/2009

First off, yes, it's expensive but it is worth the price only if you don't concentrate on ordering only Sushi.\r \r To drink:\r Mornimoto's 5 year aged Sake - pretty good. Honestly, I haven't had that many Sake's in my life but this has been the best. But for $70 it had better be. I felt it was worth it.\r \r For starters: \r Spicy Tuna Roll - very good, but I have had similar quality elsewhere for cheaper.\r Wagyu Beef Tartar - wow, simply wow. But prepare to see the smallest plate in the entire place. It is tiny. But it is Wagyu beef and that's what you're paying for.\r Some Egg Custard with Foie Gras - I looooved this but my girlfriend didn't like it at all. If ""Foie Gras Creme Brulee"" sounds good to you, order it. You will love it.\r \r Entree:\r Something Ocean Trout - Fish that felt like butter. And i don't mean it was covered in butter, it was just perfectly cooked and tasted very good.\r Surf and Turf - Got my Wagyu beef rare (I ordered it that way) and it was very good. There was some salad with seafood and that was just terrific.\r \r Desserts:\r Warm Chocolate Cake with Popcorn Ice cream - the cake is what you would expect but we got it because of the Popcorn Ice cream and it didn't dissapoint. It's weird to be eating ice cream that tastes like popcorn, but it's a good weird. Very delicious. But savor it, it is tiny.\r Coconut Panacatta - Best part of the meal for me. I am a huge fan of Passion Fruit and this dessert was a must get for me. One of the bowls will have the actual coconut panacatta topped with a thin layer of passion fruit jelly. Simply amazing. The other bowl is passion fruit noodles (seriously) with Basil ice cream. i kid you not. It sounds weird. Your brain will be confused but it is just fun to eat.\r \r Service was excellent. Total for everything was (with 16% tip) $275. It was worth every penny. Definately going back. Did i mentioned we met Morimoto himself and took pictures? Oh yeah! Pros: Morimoto was there. Menu is creative and delicious. Cons: Portions are small. It's quality over quantity. more

Great taste and presentation 1/24/2009

Went to Morimoto tonight for a date. The restaurant is large and beautiful. The staff was very courteous and helpful. The food was wonderful. The Iron Chef even came by our table to see how everything was. We didn?t expect to even see him there. It was a great spot and prices are quite reasonable for the quality of the experience. Highly recommended as a NYC restaurant lover. Pros: Amazing presentation follows through to the taste of the food. Cons: Portions may be a bit small for a LARGE appetite. more

Nice Atmosphere...Too Expensive! 10/7/2008

I am a big Food Network fan so I made it a mission to dine at Morimoto. I sat at the regular sushi bar because the Omakase bar was way too expensive. i ordered some shashimi and a spicy tuna hand roll. No alchohol. The bill was triple what I pay for the same thing at many other sushi resturants with fish as fresh as what I received at Morimoto. I'm glad i went to check it out, but I probably will not be back due to cost. Pros: Very fresh fish Cons: Too expensive more

Not worth the hype! 9/17/2008

Well, the presentation was beautiful. Unfortunately, beyond that it doesn't add up to the over $325 price tag for 2 people (with minimal alcohol). \r \r The service was rushed, we were asked multiple times ""are you done with that"", when we were either clearly not done or still chewing. Separate courses were served at the same time, except for the side order of bok choy to go with the steak that never showed up at all. \r \r The kobe beef was delicious, but for the usual japanese fare, it was not any better than some of the best sushi I've had elsewhere, for a lot less money and much larger pieces. My toro was tough & sinewy. The sushi had zero presentation, my local take-out in Brooklyn does a better job. Go once for the smoke and mirrors perhaps, then eat at Nobu if you're looking for extraordinary japanese food.\r \r Pros: hmmm... tough question Cons: High price without merit, poor service more

Chirashi-Eh. 8/18/2008

So lately I've been on a Chirashi-kick. All my normal sushi restaurants--What do I order? Chirashi. But this was a poor decision for dining at Morimoto, while it appeared that my fish was fresh and not particularly exciting, the presentation was horrendous. Sure one of my dining-mates called it ""paying for the knife-work"" I thought of it as eating leftover fish. It was like scraps of fish. Maybe someone can educate me, but at all the mostly ""traditional"" or at least popular restaurants I've been to around the world served pieces of fish in a long thin style, not cubish ridiculousness. Some pieces were not cubes, which is what was alarming, they were, rather, small pieces that appeared to be rejected pieces. Surely, I know mackerel is not a meaty fish, but is it necessary just to give me the skin? Or the red rejected parts of a yellow tail? I do not think so. We had the toro tartare, which was not particularly exciting, while it did have a nice nori-paste to accompany it. Friends got the foie gras bowls and said it was okay. The ambience was strange. I had a terrible waiter, but that is also because Morimoto was watching our table from his table and because the waiter was serving Morimoto as well. That was the most disappointing, the fact that the celebrity chef was such a distraction to hinder the experience of his restaurant goers. If you are going to Morimoto to see the man, you'll dreams will be fulfilled, he seems to always be at the restaurant, either in his chef pants, or his khakis. The miso black-cod that is probably his original at Nobu was just as good here. Pros: celebrity chef, okay food Cons: distraction of celebrity chef also eating lunch (to customers AND waiters), heavy chairs more

Second time a disgrace 8/5/2008

I had some out-of-town friends visiting NYC and for their last night they wanted to have sushi. I ate there once a year ago and the experience was good.\r The second visit however left me with a bitter taste and dissapointment about the restaurant. To start the waitress did not akcnoledge us at all and we had to wait at least 15 minutes to be greeted, she was not knowleageable about the menu at all.\r The food took forever to arrive and even some unexpected dishes that we did not order which we had to send back. The sushi was plain and unflavorful, very badly presented.\r Our overall experience was terrible and I had to apologize to my friends for all the praises I had about this restaurant in the first place. For the price of their menu the service should be no less than impecable, and the attitude of the staff should be kept in their locker rooms with the rest of their personal belongings. more
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  • The Scene
    ""Iron Chef"" fans may be disappointed there's no gong, but the dazzling white interior, cleverly lit wall of water bottles and rippling ceiling quickly distract star-struck...

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  • Hours:

    Mon - Wed: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm Thurs - Fri: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm 5:30 pm - 12:00 am Sat: 5:30 pm - 12:00 am Sun: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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    Midtown, Chelsea
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