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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  • Bravo

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

    Bravo · November 29, 2010
  • Food Network

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

    Food Network · January 19, 2011
  • Philadelphia Magazine

    Take 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. Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · September 14, 2010
  • 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
  • Philadelphia Magazine

    Don't miss the hamachi tartare, a molded cylinder of yellowtail and crispy shallots served with a Japanese mountain peach. Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · December 22, 2010
  • Thrillist

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

    Thrillist · June 14, 2013
  • Epicurious

    The 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).

    Epicurious · August 24, 2010
  • J.R.

    Get 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. Read more

    J.R. · October 20, 2009
  • 🇺🇸Tugcem G.

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

    🇺🇸Tugcem Gaines · September 2, 2012
  • Approach Guides

    Looking 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!

    Approach Guides · November 27, 2010
  • Scott A.

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

    Scott Andrews Jr · May 25, 2010
  • 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
  • STARR Restaurants

    Enjoy 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.

    STARR Restaurants · June 9, 2011
  • 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!

    Kristen Wargo · April 26, 2011
  • David L.

    Atmosphere 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. Read more

    David Lambert · April 5, 2010
  • 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
  • Tara S.

    LOVE this restaurant in Philly!

    Tara Smith Sirianni · June 25, 2010
  • Ian C.

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

    Ian C · August 7, 2014
  • Leno X.

    Excellent fresh "mix"

    Leno XI · October 31, 2013
  • Christina

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

    Christina · August 2, 2013
  • Ikai L.

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

    Ikai Lan · March 30, 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
  • Philadelphia Magazine

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

    Philadelphia Magazine · September 14, 2011
  • Brandon M.

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

    Brandon McGraw · May 30, 2011
  • Nikki F.

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

    Nikki Flores · May 26, 2011
  • 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!!!

    Ryan Sadowski · April 30, 2011
  • Bullfrog & Baum

    This 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.

    Bullfrog & Baum · January 24, 2011
  • Sara C.

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

    Sara Capritti · June 7, 2010
  • 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.

    Juan Urquiola · March 1, 2010
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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