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Morimoto



723 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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(215) 413-9070

  • Sun - 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Mon - Thu 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Fri 11:30am - 12:00am
  • Sat 5:00pm - 12:00am

Cuisine: Japanese Restaurants, Sushi Restaurants, Vietnamese Restaurants

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4.8 of 5.0 from 93 reviews


price range:more than $50

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Morimoto Reviews

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  • ChefMozI dined at Morimoto in late July, 2002. Overall, myself and the group that I was with had a great experience.We arrived at the restaurant at the time of our reservation and were immediately escorted to our table. Our waitress greeted us just after we had been seated and took our drink orders. She later answered several questions about the menu and was friendly. The only complaint I have about this restaurant, though, had to do with our waitress. Although friendly, and possessing a good understanding of the menu items, you could tell that she was not too thrilled about serving four patrons in their twenties. At the end of the night she received a 20% tip, but when we were originally seated at one of her tables, I am sure that she was thinking she would get much less, which was the reason she seemed less-than-thrilled to be serving us at first. I was much happier when she later ditched the attitude and became much more pleasant.I know that everyone in our party enjoyed their food thoroughly, but I can only elaborate on the dishes that I ordered. To start, I ordered the Warm Whitefish Carpaccio Appetizer. This dish was great! The presentation was outstanding and the pieces of fish, lightly fried in oil, were superb. By combining the remaining oil with the salad and edible Orchid Flower that were served, the entire plate was thoroughly enjoyed.For my entree, I ordered the Arctic Char. If you are unfamiliar with this fish, Arctic Char is somewhat familiar in taste to both Salmon and Trout. At Morimoto, this dish is pan roasted with maitaki mushrooms and served with a lobster sauce 'American.' Overall, this dish was also excellent. I wasn't too impressed with the presentation, and believe that the restaurant could improve in this area (in regards to this dish). But, I was very impressed with the taste. The sauce was the best part, and was the best lobster sauce that I have had at any restaurant. The fish was prepared very well, and I was surprised to discover that the skin of this fish can be enjoyed as well. Finally, the mushrooms provided an excellent match to both the fish and the sauce. I enjoyed this dish a lot, and would definitely order it again.Overall, this was one of the best dining experiences that I have ever had. Although expensive, you are paying for quality, and more-than-likely will not be disappointed in the experience you have dining at Morimoto. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

    44444 by ChefMoz.org


  • Jacob MTry anything with wagyu beef and the duck duck duck. One of the best meals I have ever had!

    55555 by Jacob M


  • Paula SorrentinoThe food and the service were awesome!

    55555 by Paula Sorrentino


  • Krystal H.Get the tasting menu!

    55555 by Krystal H.


  • Stephen LThe tasting menu was beyond great

    55555 by Stephen L


  • Shea KSushi sampling platter

    55555 by Shea K


  • DanNice restaurant. The dishes I ordered were not impressive

    33333 by Dan


  • Joe C.Excellent sushi, obviously, and the omakase is amazing

    55555 by Joe C.


  • Christy LandesNot crowded on a Wednesday night. Great service and delicious seafood options. Pretty too.

    55555 by Christy Landes


  • Raj S.The appetizers were unfortunately underwhelming. The sushi and sashimi did redeem the overall dining experience, however, at around $200 a head with drinks, I find it hard to recommend this place.

    33333 by Raj S.


  • Susan Estrella-EadesRock shrimp tempura!!

    55555 by Susan Estrella-Eades


  • Brandon C.Atmosphere is amazing for dates and special occasions. First timers should definitely try the chef tasting menu to get the full experience of the master chef! $100 regular/$150 seasonal

    55555 by Brandon C.


  • Marcus CAppetite can't keep up with all of the great choices

    55555 by Marcus C


  • Oi I#omakase #chef sushi selection @ice cream

    55555 by Oi I


  • Benjamin S.You wouldn't expect it, but Morimoto has a happy hour in the upstairs lounge from 5-7pm with drink & food specials mostly under $10.

    55555 by Benjamin S.


  • Ronnie R.Everything was amazing here, especially the duck and the yellow tail tuna. If you go here ask for Raymond. He was amazing!

    55555 by Ronnie R.


  • Nick MarquesEverything here is delicious. Server seemed kind of pushy.

    55555 by Nick Marques


  • Mell DThe service is impeccable and the spicy king crab is like nothing I've ever tasted #delectable

    55555 by Mell D


  • National Geographic Traveller (UK)TV chef Masaharu Morimoto offers the culinary direction for this downtown Japanese restaurant.

    55555 by National Geographic Traveller (UK)


  • Chefs FeedJeff Michaud, chef of Osteria, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Sashimi.

    55555 by Chefs Feed


  • Josh D.Modernist Iron Chef wizardry may dazzle the tourists, but it's the straight-up sushi and sashimi that really steals the show. Scallop, amberjack and fresh water eel are the must-haves.

    55555 by Josh D.


  • Ian RExcellent sushi in downtown Philadelphia - owned by the same guy who opened Wasabi in Delhi

    55555 by Ian R


  • Cherry Qianyun LinTasting menu

    55555 by Cherry Qianyun Lin


  • Ann L.Get the Omakase!! Totally worth every penny!

    55555 by Ann L.


  • Sydney LGet the omakase. It's worth it.

    55555 by Sydney L


  • matt g.$10 Micro-batch ice cream of the day, available to go.

    33333 by matt g.


  • Barrett L.Duck duck duck: hands down one of the best dishes I have ever eaten.

    55555 by Barrett L.


  • EverydayHonestly, it was overpriced and mediocre.

    11111 by Everyday


  • CollegeFashionistaWith Stephen Starr and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto at the lead, Morimoto's original Philadelphia location is the perfect place to start a night in Center City.

    55555 by CollegeFashionista


  • Endori i.Excellent fresh "mix"

    55555 by Endori i.


  • Monica L.try their omakase

    55555 by Monica L.


  • Sekia B.Delicious especially the tempura shrimp

    55555 by Sekia B.


  • Danielle T.💲💲💲pricey pricey pricey ... 8 drinks, fours appetizers, tax and tip $286

    33333 by Danielle T.


  • Christinagreat affordable, quick lunch. get the sushi combination (and carpaccio)

    55555 by Christina


  • Michela D.Great place for lunch!

    55555 by Michela D.


  • Heather T.The 10 hour pork belly is absolutely incredible, as is the yuzu meringue tart. Yuzu meringue is a oerfectly light and citrus-y dessert for a hot, muggy day.

    55555 by Heather T.


  • ThrillistScore the Iron Chef’s freshest catches at the back-of-the-house sushi bar.

    55555 by Thrillist


  • Ciara M.Hands down the greatest sushi place in Philly. Awesome food, amazing decor, great service, well worth the price.

    55555 by Ciara M.


  • Ritu S.Definitely try Karai if you are in a mood of something sweet and spicy

    55555 by Ritu S.


  • Alyson C.Tuna pizza was amazing! My husband had the steak and it had to be the best steak I've ever tasted!

    55555 by Alyson C.


  • STARR RestaurantsNew fall cocktail menu launching today including this Kobacha cocktail: roasted kabocha infused bourbon, angostura bitters, ginger beer lime, garnished with bourbon roasted kabocha & bamboo leaf

    55555 by STARR Restaurants


  • APAExquisite sushi. We split the chef's combination and wasabi fried rice. Everything was very fresh and high quality. Swanky atmosphere, too!

    55555 by APA


  • 🇺🇸Tugcem G.5 star worthy all around- the decor, food, and service were amazing!

    55555 by 🇺🇸Tugcem G.


  • Foobooz PhiladelphiaFrom 5 p.m. to 7pm. the second floor lounge features half-price cocktails and snacks in the $5-7 range.

    55555 by Foobooz Philadelphia


  • Dave H.Doing go here for the ramen. You'll buy disappointment. On the bright side, they have tasty main entrees, drinks, and a robust sake selection.

    55555 by Dave H.


  • Sean M.Try the Kakuni (10 Hour Braised Pork Belly) - #tasty (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Sean M.


  • Emily C.If you don't do the omakase, you're silly.

    55555 by Emily C.


  • elizabeth m.Tuna pizza and lobster ceviche! Do it.

    55555 by elizabeth m.


  • Ned W.The $80 Omakase is a ripoff as the dishes are uneven at best. Sushi rice was dry, sushi was OK at best. Disappointing.

    22222 by Ned W.


  • Dining Out for Life PHLMake your reservation now! Morimoto is participating in Dining Out for Life 2012 by donating 33% of every meal sold on Thursday, April 26. Dine Out, Fight AIDS! To learn more about the cause:

    33333 by Dining Out for Life PHL


  • Ikai L.They have these weird lamps planted in the middle of the tables ...

    33333 by Ikai L.


  • ArtJonakYes... it's all that. Well reviewed by foodies... and now I know why.

    55555 by ArtJonak


  • Visit PhillyAt the far end of Iron Chef Morimoto's sushi stronghold is a sushi bar where you can watch the culinary wizards make rolls and maki.

    55555 by Visit Philly


  • Ajit V.One of the great places in Philadelphia for pristine raw fish and clever composed dishes. Hope to God that the foie gras chawan mushi, maguro niçoise, and ten-hour pork "kakuni" make an appearance.

    55555 by Ajit V.


  • Tawn S.The Iron Chef! Sushi, sushi, sushi. Creme brule was good.

    55555 by Tawn S.


  • James T.If you're not up for the $80+ omakase, try one of the chef's sushi platters; they start at $30.

    55555 by James T.


  • Teresa P.Rock shrimp tempura is orgasmic... Blends in with the phallic lights ;-)

    55555 by Teresa P.


  • DK D.Just go and experience Morimoto!

    55555 by DK D.


  • Ariel N.This place is awesome. Any appetizer is delicious. Rock shrimp, duck duck duck, Kobe filet, all great entrees. The asparagus side is also delicious.

    55555 by Ariel N.


  • Darron S.Ask the chef for a Tuna Roll with Salmon on top! Perfect!

    55555 by Darron S.


  • Philadelphia MagazineMorimoto made Philadelphia Magazine's list of 50 best restaurants!

    55555 by Philadelphia Magazine


  • Darcy D.You can't beat sitting at the sushi bar here. Love to watch them create edible works of art.

    55555 by Darcy D.


  • Kevin K.Try the Rock Shrimp Tempura appetizer. Slightly sweet, with a great texture.

    55555 by Kevin K.


  • Daniel B.Pricey but top notch restaurant that will leave you satisfied. Many of the items can be made vegan. Impeccable service!

    55555 by Daniel B.


  • Davinci VirtualGreat sushi in a beautifully modern setting. Dining at this Japanese hot spot won't leave you disappointed after your night out in Philly. Try the duck duck duck!

    55555 by Davinci Virtual


  • KeepRecipesTry the Tuna Pizza, Angry Chicken or Braised Cod. Then try cooking Morimoto's recipe for the dish on KeepRecipes! You'll be donating to the American Red Cross's fund for Tsunami & Earthquake Relief.

    55555 by KeepRecipes


  • The FeastThe Iron Chef's first restaurant put Philadelphia on the culinary map, and the quality has never dipped below perfection. Of course, the Omakase is where it's at, but we love the Ramen, too.

    55555 by The Feast


  • STARR RestaurantsEnjoy our contemporary menu that mixes traditional Japanese ingredients with classic Western preparations. Daring diners can put themselves in the chef's hands and partake in the tasting menu.

    55555 by STARR Restaurants


  • Brandon M.The Omakase is definitely the way to go. 7 plates of greatness - absolutely wonderful.

    55555 by Brandon M.


  • Nikki F.Toro roll, spicy tuna roll is the best I've ever had! And the hazelnut beer is to die for!

    55555 by Nikki F.


  • Stephanie K.Hard to get reservations but it's first come, first serve in the lounge on the second floor. Cute and hip.

    55555 by Stephanie K.


  • Ryan S.Do not be scared of the price tag on the ishi yaki bop w/ kobe beef it's absolutely amazing. The plus is that it is prepared in front of you!!!

    55555 by Ryan S.


  • Kristen W.Even if you don't like tofu, the yosedofu is amazing. I even got my dad to take seconds and he's usually a pure meat eater!

    55555 by Kristen W.


  • Karen F.Love it here. Going tomorrow!

    55555 by Karen F.


  • Bullfrog & BaumThis imaginative Japanese fusion menu creates a notable dining experience. The Yellowtail on rice is delicious and entertaining since it is prepared tableside in a hot stone bowl.

    55555 by Bullfrog & Baum


  • Kea MolnarAmazing rock shrimp, kobe beef carpaccio, and sushi/sashimi tasting menu.

    55555 by Kea Molnar


  • Food NetworkMorimoto, from Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, serves authentic Japanese sushi and the freshest seafood dishes.

    55555 by Food Network


  • Philadelphia MagazineDon't miss the hamachi tartare, a molded cylinder of yellowtail and crispy shallots served with a Japanese mountain peach.

    55555 by Philadelphia Magazine


  • Betty L.In the upstairs lounge, the Signature Hour (Sunday-Friday, from 5pm-7pm) is the perfect way to experience chef Morimoto’s signature appetizers ($7), maki ($6), cocktails, beer and wine ($6)

    55555 by Betty L.


  • BravoKevin Sbraga loves this place! -Kevin Sbraga, Top Chef

    55555 by Bravo


  • @A.G. Wine - iPhone/iPadLooking for a white that works well with sushi? Opt for Abbazia di Novacella's '06 sylvaner. A big, fruity white with exotic fruit and citrus flavors, with good acidity. Really nice!

    55555 by @A.G. Wine - iPhone/iPad


  • Joshua S.Toro tatare FTMFW!

    33333 by Joshua S.


  • Philadelphia MagazineTake advantage of the under-the-radar weekday happy hour in the lounge. Try a selection of maki for $6, apps for $7 and select cocktails, beers (including Morimoto's Rogue beers) and wines for $6.

    55555 by Philadelphia Magazine


  • EpicuriousThe Iron Chef's restaurant in the City of Brotherly Love will have you loving your neighbor by the very first bite of tuna carpaccio pizza or soba carbonara (try the half order for a great deal).

    55555 by Epicurious


  • John A.Best Newer Retaurant in Philly!!

    55555 by John A.


  • Tara S.LOVE this restaurant in Philly!

    55555 by Tara S.


  • Sara C.Get the 10 hour roast pork app - it's out of this world.

    55555 by Sara C.


  • Scott A.Best sushi I have ever had. Bring a big wallet it will be empty before you know it.

    55555 by Scott A.


  • Len L.great food, great experience

    55555 by Len L.


  • Chris BGot to Morimotos and order the unagi. Is is simply spectacular! Sooo fresh!

    55555 by Chris B


  • David DAtmosphere is amazing! I would order the omikasa. It is a 4 course meal to give you a chance to taste the best they have to order that day. They have the 3 choices based on your budget.

    55555 by David D


  • Juan U.The tempura has along with all the fish and vegetables a chunk of mozarella wrapped in applewood bacon and tempura fried! Can't wait for the main course.

    55555 by Juan U.


  • J.R. YGet the Omakase which means roughly, "In the chef's hands". Went there twice before I was a vegetarian and they were both amazingly inventive dinners. Most interesting dish was the jalapeno sorbet.

    55555 by J.R. Y


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