Morimoto New York

(212) 989-8883 | View Website

88 10th Ave, New York, NY | Directions   10011

40.743038 -74.007396

Open Hours

Mon - Wed:

12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Thurs - Fri:

12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

5:30 pm - 12:00 am

Sat:

5:30 pm - 12:00 am

Sun:

5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

 
Restaurants, Sushi, Japanese  more

More Cuisine: Seafood

Price: $$$$

Tags: Bar Scene, Notable Chef, People Watching

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Chelsea, Midtown

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Morimoto New York
Morimoto New York
Morimoto New York
Morimoto New York
Menu
Oh-Toro, Chu-Toro, Maguro, Sake, Smoked Salmon, Anago, Unagi, Hamachi, Kanpachi, Sima Aji... more

Reviews for Morimoto New York

Recommends

It looks like the moonport from 2001: A Space Oddysey, and the eponymous chef is almost never there, but this is a very fine Japanese restaurant, with first rate sushi and an underrated tempura program.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Yummy food! – Get the freaking spicy king crab!!!!so freaking tasty. dont bother with anything else...Damn character minimums!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Bad Food, bad service!!!! – So, I made a reservation for 6 people. we came right on time, and had to wait 40 mins for a table which was irritating.. The server was very fake... she couldn't recommend anyhting on the menu.. Anything that we asked her about, was "GREAT"..I mean, come on.. why am I asking you then? The appetizers were ok.. nothing special at all. Not one of the 6 people at my table were wowed with their food.. I got lobster fritters, which sounded great, but were missing somethign.. Sushi rolls were very average.. and duck that I got for my entre, was BAD.. It was so bad that I my jaw started to hurt after I ate a few bits.. the leg was all fat.. pure fat.. and the breast pieces were so raw that it was like chewing gum.. Dessert again was ok.. warm chocolate cake.. was very average.. So, defiantely dont waste your money.....Go to Budhakan down the street instead.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Worth the price but... – First off, yes, it's expensive but it is worth the price only if you don't concentrate on ordering only Sushi.

To drink:

Mornimoto's 5 year aged Sake - pretty good. Honestly, I haven't had that many Sake's in my life but this has been the best. But for $70 it had better be. I felt it was worth it.

For starters:

Spicy Tuna Roll - very good, but I have had similar quality elsewhere for cheaper.

Wagyu Beef Tartar - wow, simply wow. But prepare to see the smallest plate in the entire place. It is tiny. But it is Wagyu beef and that's what you're paying for.

Some Egg Custard with Foie Gras - I looooved this but my girlfriend didn't like it at all. If "Foie Gras Creme Brulee" sounds good to you, order it. You will love it.

Entree:

Something Ocean Trout - Fish that felt like butter. And i don't mean it was covered in butter, it was just perfectly cooked and tasted very good.

Surf and Turf - Got my Wagyu beef rare (I ordered it that way) and it was very good. There was some salad with seafood and that was just terrific.

Desserts:

Warm Chocolate Cake with Popcorn Ice cream - the cake is what you would expect but we got it because of the Popcorn Ice cream and it didn't dissapoint. It's weird to be eating ice cream that tastes like popcorn, but it's a good weird. Very delicious. But savor it, it is tiny.

Coconut Panacatta - Best part of the meal for me. I am a huge fan of Passion Fruit and this dessert was a must get for me. One of the bowls will have the actual coconut panacatta topped with a thin layer of passion fruit jelly. Simply amazing. The other bowl is passion fruit noodles (seriously) with Basil ice cream. i kid you not. It sounds weird. Your brain will be confused but it is just fun to eat.

Service was excellent. Total for everything was (with 16% tip) $275. It was worth every penny. Definately going back. Did i mentioned we met Morimoto himself and took pictures? Oh yeah!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great taste and presentation – Went to Morimoto tonight for a date. The restaurant is large and beautiful. The staff was very courteous and helpful. The food was wonderful. The Iron Chef even came by our table to see how everything was. We didn?t expect to even see him there. It was a great spot and prices are quite reasonable for the quality of the experience. Highly recommended as a NYC restaurant lover.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Nice Atmosphere...Too Expensive! – I am a big Food Network fan so I made it a mission to dine at Morimoto. I sat at the regular sushi bar because the Omakase bar was way too expensive. i ordered some shashimi and a spicy tuna hand roll. No alchohol. The bill was triple what I pay for the same thing at many other sushi resturants with fish as fresh as what I received at Morimoto. I'm glad i went to check it out, but I probably will not be back due to cost.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Not worth the hype! – Well, the presentation was beautiful. Unfortunately, beyond that it doesn't add up to the over $325 price tag for 2 people (with minimal alcohol).

The service was rushed, we were asked multiple times "are you done with that", when we were either clearly not done or still chewing. Separate courses were served at the same time, except for the side order of bok choy to go with the steak that never showed up at all.

The kobe beef was delicious, but for the usual japanese fare, it was not any better than some of the best sushi I've had elsewhere, for a lot less money and much larger pieces. My toro was tough & sinewy. The sushi had zero presentation, my local take-out in Brooklyn does a better job. Go once for the smoke and mirrors perhaps, then eat at Nobu if you're looking for extraordinary japanese food.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Chirashi-Eh. – So lately I've been on a Chirashi-kick. All my normal sushi restaurants--What do I order? Chirashi. But this was a poor decision for dining at Morimoto, while it appeared that my fish was fresh and not particularly exciting, the presentation was horrendous. Sure one of my dining-mates called it "paying for the knife-work" I thought of it as eating leftover fish. It was like scraps of fish. Maybe someone can educate me, but at all the mostly "traditional" or at least popular restaurants I've been to around the world served pieces of fish in a long thin style, not cubish ridiculousness. Some pieces were not cubes, which is what was alarming, they were, rather, small pieces that appeared to be rejected pieces. Surely, I know mackerel is not a meaty fish, but is it necessary just to give me the skin? Or the red rejected parts of a yellow tail? I do not think so. We had the toro tartare, which was not particularly exciting, while it did have a nice nori-paste to accompany it. Friends got the foie gras bowls and said it was okay. The ambience was strange. I had a terrible waiter, but that is also because Morimoto was watching our table from his table and because the waiter was serving Morimoto as well. That was the most disappointing, the fact that the celebrity chef was such a distraction to hinder the experience of his restaurant goers. If you are going to Morimoto to see the man, you'll dreams will be fulfilled, he seems to always be at the restaurant, either in his chef pants, or his khakis. The miso black-cod that is probably his original at Nobu was just as good here.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Second time a disgrace – I had some out-of-town friends visiting NYC and for their last night they wanted to have sushi. I ate there once a year ago and the experience was good.

The second visit however left me with a bitter taste and dissapointment about the restaurant. To start the waitress did not akcnoledge us at all and we had to wait at least 15 minutes to be greeted, she was not knowleageable about the menu at all.

The food took forever to arrive and even some unexpected dishes that we did not order which we had to send back. The sushi was plain and unflavorful, very badly presented.

Our overall experience was terrible and I had to apologize to my friends for all the praises I had about this restaurant in the first place. For the price of their menu the service should be no less than impecable, and the attitude of the staff should be kept in their locker rooms with the rest of their personal belongings.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great place for a special occasion – I celebrated my 30th birthday here...what an unbelievable experience!!! The food was superb, service was very attentive. Half of my party arrived 30 minutes late, on Friday night. The manager saved my table for me, even though everyone was running late.. The staff is so nice there. Bathrooms are beautiful.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Attentive Service, Professional Staff – I had lunch here for the first time and ordered the restaurant week menu. What a great value!! The server was very attentive and helpful. We ordered the suggested beverage pairing for $20. Such a steal..I can't wait to go back for dinner.

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