723 Chestnut St (at 7th St), Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
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  • Ronnie R.

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

    Ronnie Roth · January 14
  • Nick M.

    Everything here is delicious. Server seemed kind of pushy.

    Nick Marques · December 29, 2014
  • Mell G.

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

    Mell Gordon · October 19, 2014
  • National Geographic Traveller (UK)

    TV chef Masaharu Morimoto offers the culinary direction for this downtown Japanese restaurant. Read more

  • Chefs Feed

    Jeff Michaud, chef of Osteria, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Sashimi. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
  • 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.

    Josh Dubin · August 20, 2014
  • Ian C.

    Excellent sushi in downtown Philadelphia - owned by the same guy who opened Wasabi in Delhi

    Ian C · August 7, 2014
  • Cherry Qianyun L.

    Tasting menu

    Cherry Qianyun Lin · July 21, 2014
  • Ann L.

    Get the Omakase!! Totally worth every penny!

    Ann Liang · July 20, 2014
  • Sydney C.

    Get the omakase. It's worth it.

    Sydney Connelly · July 20, 2014
  • matt g.

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

    matt g · July 10, 2014
  • Barrett L.

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

    Barrett Lane · May 17, 2014
  • Everyday

    Honestly, it was overpriced and mediocre.

    Everyday · January 21, 2014
  • CollegeFashionista

    With 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.

    CollegeFashionista · January 14, 2014
  • Leno X.

    Excellent fresh "mix"

    Leno XI · October 31, 2013
  • Monica L.

    try their omakase

    Monica Lee · September 27, 2013
  • Miss S.

    Delicious especially the tempura shrimp

    Miss Sekia · September 22, 2013
  • Danielle T.

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

    Danielle Tolliver · September 1, 2013
  • Christina

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

    Christina · August 2, 2013
  • Michela D.

    Great place for lunch!

    Michela DellaMonica · August 2, 2013
  • 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.

    Heather T · June 27, 2013
  • Thrillist

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

    Thrillist · June 14, 2013
  • Ciara M.

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

    Ciara McGeary · January 30, 2013
  • Ritu S.

    Definitely try Karai if you are in a mood of something sweet and spicy

    Ritu Sharma- Potnis · December 9, 2012
  • Alyson C.

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

    Alyson C. · November 17, 2012
  • STARR Restaurants

    New 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

    STARR Restaurants · October 15, 2012
  • APA

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

    APA · September 3, 2012
  • 🇺🇸Tugcem G.

    5 star worthy all around- the decor, food, and service were amazing!

    🇺🇸Tugcem Gaines · September 2, 2012
  • Philadelphia Magazine

    From 5 p.m. to 7pm. the second floor lounge features half-price cocktails and snacks in the $5-7 range. Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · August 15, 2012
  • 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.

    Dave Hong · August 5, 2012
  • Sean M.

    Try the Kakuni (10 Hour Braised Pork Belly) - #tasty

    Sean Moening · June 24, 2012
  • Emily C.

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

    Emily Cashin · June 9, 2012
  • elizabeth m.

    Tuna pizza and lobster ceviche! Do it.

    elizabeth miller · April 18, 2012
  • 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.

    Ned Ward · April 10, 2012
  • Ikai L.

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

    Ikai Lan · March 30, 2012
  • ArtJonak

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

    ArtJonak · March 26, 2012
  • Visit Philly

    At 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.

    Visit Philly · March 7, 2012
  • 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.

    Ajit Verghese · February 19, 2012
  • Tawn S.

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

    Tawn Scotton · February 4, 2012
  • James T.

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

    James Tuttle · January 29, 2012
  • Teresa P.

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

    Teresa Pokladowski · January 13, 2012
  • DK D.

    Just go and experience Morimoto!

    DK Davis · November 1, 2011
  • 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.

    Ariel Nicole · October 20, 2011
  • Darron S.

    Ask the chef for a Tuna Roll with Salmon on top! Perfect!

    Darron Shubin · September 26, 2011
  • Philadelphia Magazine

    Morimoto made Philadelphia Magazine's list of 50 best restaurants! Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · September 14, 2011
  • Darcy D.

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

    Darcy DaCosta · September 13, 2011
  • Kevin K.

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

    Kevin K · August 23, 2011
  • Davinci Virtual

    Great 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!

    Davinci Virtual · June 22, 2011
  • KeepRecipes

    Try 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. Read more

    KeepRecipes · June 15, 2011
  • The Feast

    The 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. Read more

    The Feast · June 10, 2011

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