“the gorgeous arrangements of food, the creative modern decor, or the bathrooms downstairs.”
“every single dish was unbelievable: fresh tofu with truffle, blowfish carpaccio, meaty crab, amazing sushi, wagyu shortrib that just melted in my mouth, and beautiful two-course desserts.”
“Of course, the service was amazing, the food was out of this world, and if you're lucky, you'll see Chef Morimoto behind the sushi bar preparing for an iron chef competition.”
“Dessert was the best too, we were daring and got the tofu cheesecake and creme brulee.”
“Our waiter knew the menu inside & out and was great at recommending dishes.”
“He is a great Iron Chef but as a restaurant owner he belongs in Mcdonalds.”
“The hosts at the front and the waitstaff are very attentive and I cannot wait to go back!”
“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.”
“it was expensive but worth every penny.”
“After waiting over 45 minutes after our time of reservation, we have tasted the flaky Kobe beef, dry lobster, tasteless rolls.”
Good but not worth the $$.
Good food, great atmosphere, great service, MOST IMPORTANTLY, the restroom is really cool. However, i do not think it's worth the amount of $$ 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.
Great ambiance, Uneven food, attentive service, overpriced. 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
My FAVE restaurant in NYC!.
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...
Very memorable and special!. 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.
Very Good but not Excellent.
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.
Exquisite Sushi Experience.
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.
I would certainly recommend Morimoto for anyone new to NY that is looking for a nice sushi experience. Plus the music was awesome too.
Super Shmekerie locu'. 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!
Good food but beware of mosquitos. 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!
Best Dining Experience Ever. 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!
omakase heaven. 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.
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