Morimoto

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77 Solid

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto returns to New York at this Manhattan branch of Morimoto.

88 Tenth Ave., New York, NY, 10011

212-989-8883

http://morimotonyc.com

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The lowdown

Like many supersized joints in the neighborhood, this Masaharu Morimoto–Ken Starr operation is several restaurants in one. There’s the obligatory subterranean lounge area mobbed with Meatpacking District regulars swilling sugary, aggressively priced cocktails, and the upstairs dining space, designed by the great Japanese architect Tadao Ando, where you graze on big-ticket Asian-fusion creations featuring plenty of wagyu and foie gras. Then there’s the sushi bar, known for its elaborate omakase menus, which the great former Iron Chef, Morimoto, presides over, now and then, when he’s not appearing on TV reality shows, or tending to the ever-growing Morimoto empire, which now covers a vast territory, stretching from Philly to Dubai.

Adam Platt

What you need to know

Recommended DishesYellowtail pastrami; octopus carpaccio.

DrinksFull Bar, Sake/Soju

Noise LevelCivilized