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City Center East
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723 Chestnut St, Ste A, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2301 (Between 7th & 8th on Chestnut Street)
+1 215-413-9070
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent food all around for 8 of us. Did split us at tables when large tables where available, but supposedly reserved and both reservations somehow did not show up. We stayed till the place was almost empty.

Thank David P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Couples nights out last weekend at Morimoto was a great once again. We had out of town guests that wanted to take them out to a trendy spot with good food. We had a cocktail upstairs before heading to our table. My only complaint is that the dining room was a little loud and it was difficult having a conversation.... More 

Thank lisafern242
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came here for a birthday celebration and were quite impressed. The decor was great. Very well done. Interesting and comfortable. The service was fantastic. As is our usual habit, we ordered a large selection of appetizers prior to our entree selection. We had the edamame, wasabi fried rice (wow), soft shell crab roll, braised pork belly (A+++) and the... More 

Thank njpk
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Party of 5, - arrived on time for the reservation was told that the table was being cleared and to wait upstairs in the bar. After 45 minutes later (after complaining) finally showed to a table. Starters were - ok, but nothing phenomenal, it took over 30 minutes to get our mains after we had finished the starters. I went... More 

Thank Russell T
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Celebration dinner. Never been to this Starr restaurant but heard lots about it. Great atmosphere. Food was excellent. Appys - Shoshito Peppers, Edamame & Pork Belly - OMG you have to get the pork belly even if your not into the sometimes fatty versions. Try it. Chef's famous Ramen soup. Was good but not great. Been exposed to some other... More 

Thank B M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had another fantastic experience at Morimoto. The food is thoughtfully prepared, fresh and just plain delicious. The servers are friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Great sake selection, too. It's pricey - partly because I want to eat the entire menu - but it's worth it for a special occasion. Best Japanese food in the US.

Thank Bridget B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is the actual chef Morimoto's restaurant! Owned by him of course :) if you are a fan of Iron Chef you will of course get a kick out of that! We had the rock shrimp appetizer which is delicious and HUGE!! Recommend for 3-4 people. We got 2 rolls each and peanut butter & jelly ice cream for dessert.... More 

Thank Liz W
Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was excellent. Waiter was very attentive and informative. The sushi pieces were huge! I would definitely recommend it for dinner!

Thank taaskew
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend is a huge fan of iron chef so we had to come here. What a fantastic place. The decor is fabulous and the first thing you notice. Very clean and modern. The food was phenomenal just as we expected. We'll definitely be back! Try the ramen!

Thank Marlene W
McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was certainly better than your average sushi/Japanese fare and the service was very solid. A nice experience, albeit on the pricier side, but you know that going in.

Thank Joe L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 723 Chestnut St, Ste A, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2301
    (Between 7th & 8th on Chestnut Street)
  • Public Transportation: Route 47 bus – Chestnut Street stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-413-9070

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?