Morimoto

Morimoto

Japanese Restaurant, Sushi Restaurant, and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Chelsea, New York
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  • The experts at Food Network and Village Voice recommend this place
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  • Bogdan P.
    "The omakase is definitely worth it"(12 Tips)
    Lin L.
    "The rock shrimp tempura is a great appetizer to start."(17 Tips)
    Kristin F.
    "Not really a fish person but the Black Cod is soooo good!"(12 Tips)
    Bill B.
    "Tuna pizza is truly out of this world great tasting"(10 Tips)
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  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneAugust 8, 2014
    NYC Restaurant Week goodness $25 for 3 courses. Sashimi entree had the best raw octopus I've ever had and both dessert options-strawberry shortcake or espresso creme brûlée were winners
    Upvoted Apr 19
  • Marissa E.
    Marissa ElizabethAugust 6, 2016
    If you don't do the Chef's recommended Omakase you're making a HUGE mistake. Highly recommend it! 7 courses and also get a Pinot Noir from Oregon. It will change your life, I assure you!
  • Grace J.
    Grace JingcoApril 30, 2013
    Great mix of cooked & raw dishes on the menu. Inventive, artful & very pleasing to the eye & palate. Do I have to say more the owner is an IRON CHEF? Be sure to make room for a scrumptious dessert. <3
  • Em E.
    Em Emiko 😛April 25, 2013
    Completely blown away by the quality of the food here. Amazing O-Toro!!! Def a must-try. Everything was fresh and delicious. The decor is very modern and classy. Wish Morimoto was there tho!!! :)
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 15, 2014
    The best stuff is found among the small dishes, including appetizers called zen sai, while the voluminous main courses;a shiso-butter-poached half-lobster and kobe rib braised in red miso. Read more
  • Léna Le Rolland
    Léna Le RollandDecember 3, 2014
    Food is incredibly good ! Tuna pizza, white tuna sashimi, the duck duck mi is really great too, and I love the tempura roll - The space and service are beautiful even the bathroom is cool
  • Kev S.
    Kev SkinnySeptember 13, 2014
    This was a masterpiece. The omakase is obviously a must...however the service is what we loved the most. Fresh everything and flavors that hit your mouth like a godamn freight train. Well done.
  • dawn.in.newyork
    dawn.in.newyorkJanuary 29, 2015
    Toro tartare is now their sort of signature appetizer. Worths trying for sure! Interior designed by Tadao Ando, Japanese legendary architect.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Mafe S.
    Mafe Sotillo Lairet1 week ago
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect for a special occasion. Their interior design is unique, don't forget to go to the restroom! Get the toro tartare, tuna pizza, morimoto sashimi, braised black cod, beef sukiyaki.
  • shell F.
    shell FuFebruary 26, 2015
    The black cod tastes really great! Actually I'm not fan of cod or any other kind of fish, but I do like this! Melt in your mouth:)
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Jamie L.
    Jamie LiuDecember 21, 2014
    You must try the blow fish. It's really rare and expensive but so worth it. You'll never find it anywhere else. The oysters were amazing! Yes, the bathroom was amazing as well. Lol.
  • PureWow
    PureWowOctober 23, 2015
    It’s typically tough to snag a last-minute reservation to this Chelsea hot spot, but when you’re dining solo, you can nab a seat at the sushi bar on short notice and nibble soft-shell crab rolls. Read more
  • Frank A.
    Frank AbzAugust 19, 2016
    Excellent service and amazing sushi....had the rock shrimp for appetizer and chefs combination .....awesome for exotic sushi lovers!!!! Deserts are amazing as well and great ambiance.....
  • Alison P.
    Alison PortJanuary 14, 2016
    Definitely get the sushi. Their specials are also amazing particularly the keiji. Their staff is knowledgeable. The food has perfect textures and awesome subtle flavors playing off one another.
  • Moe H.
    Moe HDecember 29, 2013
    Get seated at the sushi bar so you can see your sushi being made. Everything on the menu is incredible. For dessert try the chilled cheese cake, best i ever had.
  • Lin L.
    Lin LingMarch 1, 2014
    Classy, modern atmosphere w/ great service! The rock shrimp tempura is a great appetizer to start. The mori-monkey bread is to die for; comes with chocolate-banana flavored ice cream. Must try it!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 15, 2014
    Iron chef and erstwhile Nobu chef Masaharu Morimoto brings his Philadelphia restaurant to the ass end of Chelsea Market, with food that adds Chinese and European twists to creative Japanese cuisine. Read more
  • Jin M.
    Jin Moon2 weeks ago
    Pretty popular at dinner time. Best to go during lunch time. Less crowds your enjoy your meal better. Try their Hot Stone Wagyu with Veuve Clicquot YL. So yummy!
  • Anton G.
    Anton GimmelApril 17, 2014
    Awesome place. Great vibe and food. Got the 145 sashimi plate for 2 but honestly the 90 plate is more than enough - one of the few occasions where I can say that I struggled to finish sushi dinner.
  • Roula H.
    Roula HannaOctober 18, 2015
    Was treated like a VIP because I'm a returning customer. Had their amazing omakase with lots of Uni, wagyu beef, rock fish, a variety of sushi. All exceptionally delicious. Ask to be served by Michael
  • isawgirl
    isawgirlOctober 9, 2014
    The food, the place, the service... Everything's nice! Even the bathrooms! And is it a coincidence that an Iron Chef's resto is near the studio of The Food Network?! Looove this place!
  • Erik C.
    Erik CintronJuly 28, 2015
    This amazing place. Gorgeous decor, table and staff. Food was amazing sushi lover dream. Each plate looked perfect. The drinks were strong. Staff knowledgable with each dish. Only con is parking.
  • Sam H.
    Sam HSeptember 7, 2014
    For such a nice restaurant, we had such a kind and patient hostess that really made the experience. The sashimi was divine and the freshest I've tasted. Everything was prepared nicely and tasted great
  • Foxxy B.
    Foxxy BMarch 19, 2016
    great non-sushi options... get the best wagyu (they have a5)! Otherwise the service is very respectable but not punctual -- a Buddakan copycat with minor intimacy.
  • stevooo
    stevoooJuly 26, 2012
    great sushi in NYC : black cod is usually awesome (but I have been disappointed the last time, must try again ;-) and the location is great, close to meatpacking, go there before or after for a drink
  • Nyc_adventureaddicts
    Nyc_adventureaddictsApril 18, 2016
    Great food and delicious chocolate dessert! Especially delicious cod and sea bass. Ribeye on a hot rock was entertaining and tasty too! This place is somewhat expensive, but definitely worth coming!
  • Nikki
    NikkiDecember 11, 2016
    from delectable appetizers to the Hondo-designed structure and amazing bathroom amenities, Morimoto offers the best Asian food experience in NYC. tofu dessert and attention to detail are incredible!
  • Buffy C.
    Buffy CutlerJuly 23, 2015
    Everything is good here! Sushi deal for restaurant week was delicious! I've also had the duck here. It was excellent. Desserts are amazing and unique. Serving cd is fast and very friendly.
  • J D.
    J DubsApril 15, 2012
    I had the omasake, great when you don't want to control your options. Next visit to try: rock shrimp! Next meal there: Oyster foiegras, surf & turf with an orange blossom and chocolate macadamia nut.
  • Alex T.
    Alex Tsu5 days ago
    If you like going to fancy restaurants without breaking the bank, the weekday lunch specials at Morimoto are AMAZING and can be had for $20-25. Just note: when asked still/sparking, ask for tap water.
  • Lillian C.
    Lillian CheungNovember 14, 2016
    The appetizers here are phenomenal, especially the Japanese a5 ishi yaki - talk about melt in your mouth! Also all 3 cocktails I got were hits not misses
  • Bibkata
    BibkataDecember 17, 2016
    Go with a group, order chef's sushi selection and enjoy heaven! 😋 Some of the mains, especially the duck one were too rich, would stick to seafood only.
  • Christopher T.
    Christopher TaiFebruary 6, 2013
    This place is beyond incredible. Start with the wyagu beef carpaccio or the Kakuni (pork belly). Then order either the duck duck duck or one of their ribeyes. Their steak rivals Peter Luger's.
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuDecember 13, 2014
    Try the bone marrow! Also if you want to splurge (since you're already there), try the fatty tuna at market price. One of the best.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneApril 16, 2013
    Great maki rolls, chicken noodle ramen, Duckx3, braised miso cod, Vaccherin and Choc Nut Bar desserts. Very exxy and lack of atmosphere but good service.
  • Jess L.
    Jess LeungJune 1, 2012
    Easily one of my favorite places. Decked out in a breathtaking interior, the food is just as impressive. Recommendations include the Crispy Rock Shrimp Tempura and Duck, Duck, Duck, but anything goes.
  • Steven G.
    Steven GoldbachNovember 30, 2013
    Make sure you ask for a private table. Reservation for 4 landed us at a communal table. Great to get to know the people next to you. Not so great for a nice family dinner.
  • Lloyd
    LloydMay 8, 2013
    Iron Chef Morimoto's flagship restaurant. Beautiful interior space. Fresh ingredients. Make reservations in advances as it gets real busy. Chirashi and toro tartare were fantastic.
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkAugust 10, 2011
    Duff Goldman, of Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, recommends the Toro Tartare, and other authentic Japanese dishes, at Morimoto in New York, NY. Find more tips at FN Local. Read more
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CerdaApril 16, 2013
    Don't forget the cheesecake soufflé. There's plenty of room in your belly, because its perfectly light and deliciously right.
  • Advertising Week
    Advertising WeekJuly 15, 2011
    For a thoroughly unique Japanese experience (on an expense account), check this place out. If you like to be "wow-ed" by food, order the toro tartare - perfect appetizer for the art director in you.
  • Cherry C.
    Cherry CokeNovember 14, 2015
    The Kakuni dinner appetizer amazing: comfort food flavors and textures, dished in perfect proportions in an aesthetically pleasing way. The tuna pizza is a must.
  • Erin G.
    Erin GleasonDecember 15, 2011
    Everything is consistently amazing. Starters: spicy king crab legs, rock shrimp tempura, kakuni, toro tartare. Mains: black cod, duck, Wagyu filet (if you feel like balling out).
  • Compass
    CompassJuly 23, 2013
    Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto opened this multi-level haven for Japanese food that serves “Kentucky Fried” blowfish and cocktails in an underground lounge. It even has a sake expert on hand.
  • Eugenia B.
    Eugenia BallesterosDecember 29, 2014
    Everything is excellent but the Toro Tartar, shrimp rock tempura and the Sushi combination platter is a MUST! 😍😍
  • Lorenz L.
    Lorenz LMarch 27, 2011
    Sea bass is superb, soft, and cooked perfectly. Has a good serving for the price. Definitely have the honey sake, it is presented accordingly well. Sweet sake is a good have as well!
  • Valentina R.
    Valentina R.May 1, 2013
    Fine restaurant, white minimalist atmosphere. Exsquisite fish. Toro Tartare, Oysters and Seafood Toban Yaki are delightful. A must in Japanese cusine!
  • STARR Restaurants
    STARR RestaurantsJune 17, 2011
    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.
  • John O.
    John OutwaterFebruary 3, 2015
    The lunch combination with nigiri sushi and one maki roll is a great value and unbelievable quality! The atmosphere was nothing like I have ever experienced before.
  • Olga E.
    Olga EpsAugust 21, 2014
    I love this place - amongst the asian fusion places, one of my favorites. We had a large number of dishes and everything was delicious
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJuly 15, 2010
    Surprisingly, this is a great place to go just for cocktails, but if you're feeling adventurous for new food, try the kentucky fried blowfish.
  • Angela
    AngelaAugust 21, 2013
    The spicy tuna roll is to die for. Actually, all the sushi I've had here is amazing. Def recommend the Morimoto Hazelnut beer as well.
  • nymag
    nymagJuly 15, 2010
    Now you can pick up a boxed-lunch to take to the High Line from the Iron Chef's sprawling spot. The multi-course meal includes salad, miso soup, a California roll, sushi, and bottled water. Read more
  • Calvin T.
    Calvin TeohNovember 4, 2011
    Food so good you just can't believe that God put such heavenly animals on this earth for us to consume. The Pork Congee redefined the meaning of pork for me. Don't forget to sit down to wee ;)
  • Jorge U.
    Jorge UrrutiaOctober 15, 2013
    Ishi Yaki Buri Bop is a MUST. One of my favorite dishes ever. Amazing yellowtail on rice and spices, cooked at the table.
  • Mandy C S.
    Mandy C SouzaSeptember 10, 2014
    Probably one of the best meals I have ever eaten. Get their tempura, it is the best! Slow cooked salmon was also really savory!
  • Rana A.
    Rana AlsweilemJune 25, 2013
    The white lily mocktail was surprisingly great!! Also must order the creamy rock shrimp tempura and the lobster frittatas
  • Chris S.
    Chris SteeleMarch 6, 2016
    It doesn't much matter that the chirashi here is basically a bowl of assorted odd sushi bits over rice. They're Morimoto's assorted odd sushi bits and they're mighty delicious.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatOctober 7, 2011
    Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto's restaurant in Chelsea features some of the Japanese food in the city. The Toro Tartare is simply unmatched.
  • Risa
    RisaSeptember 21, 2012
    Grub Street off-menu dish: Wagyu Beef Bop. "Fried rice and wagyu strip loin in a bowl so hot that it sears the beef at the table."
  • EchoDA
    EchoDAFebruary 15, 2012
    This is designed by famous architect Tadao Ando, (one of EchoDA's favorite architects), a purely zen like experience in an upscale setting.
  • NearSay NYC
    NearSay NYCJuly 25, 2011
    Superior in taste and presentation, Morimoto is our go to place for special occasions. We suggest the half-dozen oysters and the 10-hour pork.
  • Julien D.
    Julien DassaultAugust 30, 2011
    Wagyu Beef Carpaccio, Chirashi Sushi with a Junmai Sake is one of my NY's best dinner. Try also the Toro Tartare and the King Crab.
  • Erum A.
    Erum Al HowaishJuly 1, 2016
    Beautiful restaurant. The seafood was very fresh and delicious and the desert was great too.
  • EchoDA
    EchoDADecember 24, 2011
    this is designed by famous architect Tadao Ando, (one of EchoDA's favorite architects), a purely zen like experience in an upscale setting.
  • Yvette O.
    Yvette OlladaSeptember 6, 2011
    You knew there had to be a celebrity chef restaurant on this list, but also, Chelsea Market is a MUST, when in NYC. Morimoto's doesn't disappoint.
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RephloAugust 12, 2013
    Get the tuna sushi pizza! The ramen is delicious as well. Agree with another reviewer that the toro tartare is overrated.
  • Nina L.
    Nina LoSchiavoJune 24, 2015
    Crispy rock shrimp. Surf and Turf. Omakase if you want a fair sample of all of their Japanese food.
  • Vinaya V.
    Vinaya VishwanathApril 22, 2016
    Everything is great! The entrees are exceptional. If you're hungry for a big meal, get the duck duck duck.
  • Mario Jr H.
    Mario Jr HaddadJuly 27, 2015
    Ammmaaazing experience. The freshness of the ingredients and the creativity provided were the best i've had in NY
  • KeepRecipes
    KeepRecipesJune 15, 2011
    Try the Tuna Pizza, Angry Chicken, or Braised Cod...and 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 Re Read more
  • HOBNOB Magazine
    HOBNOB MagazineFebruary 22, 2011
    Cool space. Tuna Pizza, 10-hour pork melts in your mouth. Snapdragon cocktail. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=71402&id=765634189&l=f91d870e40
  • Reagan W.
    Reagan WilliamsFebruary 3, 2015
    Great food, attentive service, beautiful architecture. The Grilled Gohan and Hayashi rice rank amongst my favourites.
  • Jeremy O.
    Jeremy OngSeptember 28, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Whole Maine Lobster Sashimi - Probably the only restaurant in town to have the whole lobster sashimi-grade
  • Mick K.
    Mick KohlasJanuary 20, 2013
    If you wanna eat out of this world...you have to eat here! And don't miss the restroom - have seat!
  • How To Make It In America
    This is the temple of Masaharu Morimoto -- don't sit at a table like a chump. Reserve at the sushi bar, order the omakase tasting menu, and let the Iron Chef be your guide. [BlackBook] Read more
  • Najla
    NajlaNovember 3, 2016
    If u're a fan of this cuisine, then u're in the right place. So delicious
  • April M.
    April MoatesApril 3, 2015
    The veggie bop and coffee kuromitsu were out of this world.
  • Caroline
    CarolineMay 26, 2015
    Oyster foie gras with uni, a heavenly combination for the palate.
  • InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
    Catch a famous yellow cab and head down to the Meatpacking district for some super-chic dining at Morimoto. Rub shoulders with the famous while sampling delicacies from Japan's 'Iron Chef'. Read more
  • Lee S.
    Lee SimpsonOctober 2, 2016
    Real good sushi and cocktails. The space feels a little cramped in places. Especially down stairs.
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle L.May 28, 2013
    They have such CUTE waiters here. A perfect combo for such a wonderful ambiance at Morimoto's!
  • Laura R.
    Laura RampartapJune 25, 2013
    Only had the drinks but I love it. The decor is awesome. Would definitely come again ...
  • Suzana U.
    Suzana UenoJuly 22, 2011
    Restaurant week experience so far so Worth everything amaZing fells like you are in Japan eating High end japanese food!!!
  • Nushy S.
    Nushy SCFebruary 4, 2015
    The food, the bar and the atmosphere were good. But OMG the bathrooms are amazing ;)
  • Meghan Kathleen
    Meghan KathleenJanuary 21, 2013
    Some of the best Japanese food in the city. Try the Katsu sandwich if you're around for lunch.
  • Lynn H.
    Lynn HuangFebruary 23, 2015
    Fancy environment I have to say. Each dish is delicious although it is kinda small and pricy.
  • Kavita B.
    Kavita BabaNovember 22, 2014
    Excellent service and--for the vegetarians out there--yosedofu + 2 avocado maki rolls = perfect dinner.
  • Jessie C.
    Jessie CJanuary 17, 2012
    My hunny took me here to celebrate my acceptance into grad school back in 2002. We got the 10 course meal for two & got to meet & shake hands with Morimoto himself! :D
  • Edrea
    EdreaFebruary 17, 2012
    Love the ambiance... decor is fantastic. Presentation is spot on... food... a little overrated. :P
  • Kate H.
    Kate HuyettFebruary 10, 2012
    The white lily cocktail is one of my favorites in the city. Lemony but not too sweet.
  • danielle m.
    danielle mApril 27, 2011
    try the chef's choice! it's beautifully perfect. loved the duck, duck duck and 10 hour pork! don'f forget to check out the bathrooms.
  • Roula H.
    Roula HannaDecember 14, 2014
    My third time at Morimoto's and always had the okanase. Nothing changes, simply delicious.
  • Valentino L.
    Valentino LucianoAugust 27, 2015
    Everything was amazing from the service to the food was out of this world!!
  • Yael Maytal
    Yael MaytalAugust 10, 2016
    I'm really surprised by the high rating this place has. The sashimi was chewy and nowhere near the quality of Nobu, Yasuda or Tomoe.
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AbramowMarch 21, 2013
    So good - get as many plates as you can with your table to share.
  • Justin C.
    Justin ChanSeptember 17, 2011
    Seafood toban yaki is incredible. Get a side of rice for the amazing red miso broth.
  • Nikhita B.
    Nikhita BahrunaniSeptember 18, 2012
    Dessert: the apple bread pudding and the flourless chocolate cake are amazing!
  • David J. N.
    David J. NeffNovember 9, 2013
    Go downstairs and hit up the bar. Excellent martinis.
  • Steven B.
    Steven BergmanAugust 29, 2011
    beef carpaccio, rock shrimp, king crab legs, filet all the sushi and sashimi you can eat.
  • Oliver C.
    Oliver CeballosJanuary 6, 2013
    Meilleur Sushis. Le décor est impressionnant et les plats succulents. Les habits du Iron Chef sont désignés par Ralph Lauren. Assurez vous de faire une réservation et prévoir un bon budget.
  • Marcos A.
    Marcos AlvesJune 1, 2015
    Comida e ambientes sensacionais. É caro, mas os sabores exóticos valem. Recomendo experimentar várias entradas e dispensar o prato principal. O sake envelhecido 5 anos da casa é o melhor que já tomei.
  • Natacha F.
    Natacha FerreiraSeptember 22, 2015
    O espaço é fantástico. A comida é muito boa e servida em porções mais que adequadas. O staff é irrepreensível. Caro mas perfeito para uma ocasião especial.
  • Светлана М.
    Офигенно крутой ресторан с суши баром. Еда очень вкусная, обслуживание на высоте. Столик лучше бронировать заранее. А туалет - отдельная сказка. Жаль нет сливового вина.
  • juan carlos m.
    juan carlos martinez leonFebruary 13, 2013
    La mejor comida japonés que he comido! Si es tu primera vez, el menú guiado es la opción, la langosta, sushi, carne kobe, etc etc... Vale lo q cuesta
  • Alan x.
    Alan x el mundoNovember 6, 2014
    Muy fancy pero la comida es muy buena y presentada de manera muy vistosa. El lugar es increíble!
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