Morimoto

Morimoto

Japanese Restaurant, Sushi Restaurant, and American Restaurant$$$$
Center City East, Philadelphia
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  • The Feast
    "Of course, the Omakase is where it's at, but we love the Ramen, too."(11 Tips)
    Barrett L.
    "Duck duck duck: hands down one of the best dishes I have ever eaten."(3 Tips)
    Ariel N.
    "Rock shrimp, duck duck duck, Kobe filet, all great entrees."(5 Tips)
    Brandon C.
    "definitely try the chef tasting menu"(6 Tips)
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  • Krystal H.
    Krystal H.April 15
    Get the tasting menu!
  • Stephen P.
    Stephen PerleFebruary 28
    The tasting menu was beyond great
  • Shea R.
    Shea RaderFebruary 27
    Sushi sampling platter
  • Dan
    DanFebruary 16
    Nice restaurant. The dishes I ordered were not impressive
  • Joe C.
    Joe CFebruary 15
    Excellent sushi, obviously, and the omakase is amazing
  • Christy L.
    Christy LandesJanuary 21
    Not crowded on a Wednesday night. Great service and delicious seafood options. Pretty too.
  • Raj S.
    Raj SarmaDecember 27, 2015
    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.
  • Susan E.
    Susan Estrella-EadesDecember 16, 2015
    Rock shrimp tempura!!
  • Brandon C.
    Brandon CainNovember 15, 2015
    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
  • Marcus L.
    Marcus LaiSeptember 19, 2015
    Appetite can't keep up with all of the great choices
  • Oi I.
    Oi IAugust 2, 2015
    #omakase #chef sushi selection @ice cream
  • @HungryEditor B.
    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.
  • Ronnie R.
    Ronnie RothJanuary 14, 2015
    Everything was amazing here, especially the duck and the yellow tail tuna. If you go here ask for Raymond. He was amazing!
  • Nick M.
    Nick MarquesDecember 29, 2014
    Everything here is delicious. Server seemed kind of pushy.
  • Mell G.
    Mell GordonOctober 19, 2014
    The service is impeccable and the spicy king crab is like nothing I've ever tasted #delectable
  • National Geographic Traveller (UK)
    TV chef Masaharu Morimoto offers the culinary direction for this downtown Japanese restaurant. Read more
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Jeff Michaud, chef of Osteria, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Sashimi. Read more
  • Josh D.
    Josh DubinAugust 20, 2014
    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.
  • Ian C.
    Ian CAugust 7, 2014
    Excellent sushi in downtown Philadelphia - owned by the same guy who opened Wasabi in Delhi
  • Cherry Qianyun L.
    Cherry Qianyun LinJuly 21, 2014
    Tasting menu
  • Ann L.
    Ann LiangJuly 20, 2014
    Get the Omakase!! Totally worth every penny!
  • Sydney C.
    Sydney ConnellyJuly 20, 2014
    Get the omakase. It's worth it.
  • matt g.
    matt gJuly 10, 2014
    $10 Micro-batch ice cream of the day, available to go.
  • Barrett L.
    Barrett LaneMay 17, 2014
    Duck duck duck: hands down one of the best dishes I have ever eaten.
  • Everyday
    EverydayJanuary 21, 2014
    Honestly, it was overpriced and mediocre.
  • CollegeFashionista
    CollegeFashionistaJanuary 14, 2014
    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.
  • Indra S.
    Indra SubektiOctober 31, 2013
    Excellent fresh "mix"
    Upvoted Jun 15
  • Monica L.
    Monica LeeSeptember 27, 2013
    try their omakase
  • Miss S.
    Miss SekiaSeptember 22, 2013
    Delicious especially the tempura shrimp
  • Danielle T.
    Danielle TolliverSeptember 1, 2013
    💲💲💲pricey pricey pricey ... 8 drinks, fours appetizers, tax and tip $286
  • Christina
    ChristinaAugust 2, 2013
    great affordable, quick lunch. get the sushi combination (and carpaccio)
  • Michela D.
    Michela DellaMonicaAugust 2, 2013
    Great place for lunch!
  • Heather T.
    Heather TJune 27, 2013
    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.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJune 14, 2013
    Score the Iron Chef’s freshest catches at the back-of-the-house sushi bar.
  • Ciara M.
    Ciara McGearyJanuary 30, 2013
    Hands down the greatest sushi place in Philly. Awesome food, amazing decor, great service, well worth the price.
  • Ritu S.
    Ritu Sharma- PotnisDecember 9, 2012
    Definitely try Karai if you are in a mood of something sweet and spicy
  • Alyson C.
    Alyson C.November 17, 2012
    Tuna pizza was amazing! My husband had the steak and it had to be the best steak I've ever tasted!
  • STARR Restaurants
    STARR RestaurantsOctober 15, 2012
    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
  • APA
    APASeptember 3, 2012
    Exquisite sushi. We split the chef's combination and wasabi fried rice. Everything was very fresh and high quality. Swanky atmosphere, too!
  • 🇺🇸Tugcem G.
    🇺🇸Tugcem GainesSeptember 2, 2012
    5 star worthy all around- the decor, food, and service were amazing!
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineAugust 15, 2012
    From 5 p.m. to 7pm. the second floor lounge features half-price cocktails and snacks in the $5-7 range. Read more
  • Dave L.
    Dave LiaoAugust 5, 2012
    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.
  • Sean M.
    Sean MoeningJune 24, 2012
    Try the Kakuni (10 Hour Braised Pork Belly) - #tasty
  • Emily C.
    Emily CashinJune 9, 2012
    If you don't do the omakase, you're silly.
  • elizabeth m.
    elizabeth millerApril 18, 2012
    Tuna pizza and lobster ceviche! Do it.
  • Ned W.
    Ned WardApril 10, 2012
    The $80 Omakase is a ripoff as the dishes are uneven at best. Sushi rice was dry, sushi was OK at best. Disappointing.
  • Ikai L.
    Ikai LanMarch 30, 2012
    They have these weird lamps planted in the middle of the tables ...
  • ArtJonak
    ArtJonakMarch 26, 2012
    Yes... it's all that. Well reviewed by foodies... and now I know why.
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyMarch 7, 2012
    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.
  • Ajit V.
    Ajit VergheseFebruary 19, 2012
    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.
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