Japanese Restaurant, Sushi Restaurant, and American Restaurant · Center City East
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
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Dinner
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 212 votes

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    The Feast
    "Of course, the Omakase is where it's at, but we love the Ramen, too."(10 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."(4 Tips)
    Brandon C.
    "definitely try the chef tasting menu"(4 Tips)
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  • sushi
  • omakase
  • tasting menu
  • good for dates
  • trendy
  • yellowtail
  • spicy food
  • cocktails
  • fancy
  • healthy food
  • tuna
  • authentic
  • wine
  • ramen
  • Kobe beef
  • meringues
  • good service
  • sake
  • sashimi
  • iron chef
  • 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

    Brandon Cain · 2 weeks ago
  • marcus l.

    Appetite can't keep up with all of the great choices

    marcus lai · September 19
  • Oi I.

    #omakase #chef sushi selection @ice cream

    Oi I · August 2
  • @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.

    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

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