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“Great restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Morimoto Waikiki - CLOSED

Morimoto Waikiki
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Waikiki
Cross street: Hobron
Transit: Morimoto Waikiki is on the Red Line for the Honolulu Trolley, exit Discovery Bay. If taking TheBus, the following lines are avaiable 8, 19,20,23,24,42 and E, The Country Express.
Description: Famed Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto brings his seamless integration of Western and Japanese ingredients to his newest restaurant, Morimoto Waikiki. With a focus on top-quality fish and fresh ingredients, everything is prepared in-house from ingredients flown in from Japan four times a week. Our seasonal and ever-changing selection of raw fish preparations feature the best seafood as well as locally grown fruits and vegetables from supporting farmers. Our refreshing and vibrant ambiance is the perfect backdrop for the remarkable culinary experience that is Morimoto Waikiki. Welcome.
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

Food, drinks and service were all excellent. We were staying at the modern honolulu so also very convenient

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank Abigail_PW
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chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Thanks for the awesome recommendation! We always want our guests to enjoy great food, drinks and service, so it's nice to read your review. I hope you'll have the chance to join us for another meal in the future!

Best,
Chad, General Manager
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Rating summary
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Date | Rating
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Amazing food - the pork belly appetiser was the most delicious thing we had in Hawaii, followed closely by the tempura shrimp appetiser. Get a table overlooking the yachts and watch the sun set. Just lovely!

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank Natalie H
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chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Thanks for the wonderful review, Natalie! It's awesome to hear that the pork belly was the most delicious thing you've had in Hawaii. I hope you'll join us for another meal in the future!

Best,
Chad, General Manager
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London
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181 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Great introduction to Japanese food !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Our family booked our table long before our trip to endure we got to experience the best of Japanese food. We were having the tasting menu which ran to 7 courses ( I think ) and had a lot of dishes we had never tried before. The food was excellent and very well presented.

We were first shown out on to the terrace which was lovely but very hot, and the tables were quite close together. We had a couple of young women talking very loudly at each other at the next table. After they had started serving our meal, another diner pointed out that there was a cockroach walking along the wires directly above our table. We asked to be moved inside but the waiting staff didn't seem to know what to do. After about 10 minutes we were re seated and the sequence of dishes started to be served again. It was much nicer sitting inside and made for a more comfortable experience. The food was great but it felt as if we were in the standard hotel dining room.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank AMTLondon
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chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Thanks for the stars! I'm happy to hear that you thought the food was excellent and well presented. As with dining outside at any establishment, there's a risk of running into the occasional bug, but I'm glad we were able to move you inside to a more comfortable table. I hope you'll join us for a meal again the next time you're in Honolulu.

Best,
Chad, General Manager
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Monterey, California
2 reviews
“Back for more after Tsunami”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Last time we visited Morimoto's Waikiki we were interrupted by tsunami warnings. We had just finished our appetizers and were waiting for our entree. When we arrived in Waikiki last week, we had to return to complete our dining experience. Our reservations were at 6 pm on the lanai. We were able to watch the sailboats coming into the marina with the sunset as a backdrop. With a party of four we were able to try several dishes and none of us were disappointed. I tried the ishi yaki buri bop. The presentation was excellent. We'd definitely repeat the experience when we return to the Island.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank GFT26
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chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
I'm glad you were able to complete your dining experience this time around! Thanks for the wonderful recommendation, and we look forward to seeing you next time.

Best,
Chad, General Manager
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Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best meal in Waikiki”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

After reading some of these reviews I was a bit perplexed by the 1 stars?! This place is amazing. The staff are very knowledgable and attentive, the food amazing and the atmosphere lovely. Make sure you save enough room for dessert, they were exquisite. And to top it off, pretty reasonably priced for the std of food and service. Strongly recommend you come here.

Helpful?
Thank Claire L
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chad y, Manager at Morimoto Waikiki, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Amazing food, great service and a lovely atmosphere? Sounds like a successful night out to us, Claire! Thanks for the wonderful recommendation, and we hope you'll join us for another meal in the future.

Take care,
Chad, General Manager
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