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Morimoto

88 Tenth Ave., New York, NY, 10011
nr. 16th St.
212-989-8883

Avg. Rating

8
Food: 8
Service: 8
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

64% would go back.

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delicious

By chewbacca on 2/4/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

We had a wonderful experience, food was absolutely delicious, service was excellent, but dinner for two cost around $800.00.

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126 out of 247 people found this review helpful.

amazing

By Gizmo2 on 10/11/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

My date and I had cocktails and several small plates in the lounge on the lower level, and it was a wonderful, romantic evening. The service was amazing and helpful - each plate was gorgeous and completely delicious. The Beef Carpaccio and Oyster Foie Gras were outstanding. For dessert, the Caramel Cinnamon Chiboust was not only beautiful and delightful to taste, but such an unexpected and enjoyable combination of textures and flavors.

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82 out of 170 people found this review helpful.

Sushi... I didn't get to see it

By fronfin on 5/6/2008

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

I might have been very unlucky, but my experience at Morimoto is one that I wouldn't recommend. After waiting 40 minutes for our table - regardeless of the reservation - I have to say the appetizers were good. But we made the mistake of ordering the chefs' sushi, and nobody showed up for half an hour. After we inquired what was going on the waiter apologized and said it was going to be 10 minutes more (!). After another half hour we decided to go. They had at least the decency of not charging us.

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81 out of 174 people found this review helpful.

Wow Wow

By hoshea on 4/30/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

This place was excellent. The food was extravigant, and the service was delightful.

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38 out of 87 people found this review helpful.

Not Special Enough

By jiva332000 on 3/20/2008

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

Never have I eaten an expensive restaurant meal so utterly lacking in grace. The music was blaring so loudly that the diners could not hear the servers and vice versa. So they were obviously unable to provide much information or to get a sense of our happiness with the meal or any requests we had. Nor did they seem to care particularly about our experience or have respect for their diners. Food was a little oversauced and underwhelming, but was fresh and interesting. Totally miserable experience though. More like a meal delivery service in a night club than an upscale restaurant. Not special in the least considering the price.

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48 out of 92 people found this review helpful.

best raw fish in the city

By theblackhole88 on 2/19/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Morimoto was great. Other than the fact that he was accually there cutting our fish. It is the BEST raw fish i have had in the city. If you like raw fish get the sashimi combo. The fish just melts with freshness, you dont even need to use your teeth :) The cooked foods are also great. take a good look at the appitizer menu. the decor has a certain ambiance of class and the bar downstairs and the bathroom continues the brilliant decor. Ive been there multiple times, and it is always the choice when i want freshness.

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102 out of 216 people found this review helpful.

I'll take my cash elsewhere

By themicah on 8/6/2007

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

We had great sushi and interesting appetizers. I also enjoyed the foodÂ’s presentation. But I was otherwise unimpressed. Our waitress wasnÂ’t very knowledgeable (couldnÂ’t tell us much about the oysters and didnÂ’t know how big the sake bottles were). The guys who brought out the food also had a hard time explaining what was what--when our sushi arrived, the server twice changed his mind about which was snapper and which was mackerel, eventually grabbing the platter off the table and holding it up to a light to see better. I loved the water bottle wall in the middle of Morimoto. But the facility seems neglected. White walls are scuffed. Glass and Lucite surfaces are scratched. It looks more like a well-worn nightclub than a high-end eatery. Finally, both my yellowtail rice bowl and one companion's Kobe steak were oversauced. The sauce was delicious, but drowned out the flavors of the fish and beef. All in all, I wouldn't say Morimoto's bad, but the total experience drags down the food. At this price point, I expect more than just above-average food in a pseudo-nightclub atmosphere.

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292 out of 578 people found this review helpful.

Rushed

By NYlife on 7/27/2007

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

Unless you're famous expect to be rushed . Entree was served while we were half way through the salad. Noticed that all in our row of tables were treated the same way. From the minute we arrived, it was just too affected. Shouldn;t we all be way past that ? I confirmed our reservation beforehand but when we arrived, it disappeared somehow.The blackened cod was delicious but the plating was comical. A typical huge white plate with lots of negative space surrounding the food. The cod was a nice size but the 4 black beans served with it certainly filled me up ! I have the utmost of respect for Mr. Morimoto but he should know how his diners are treated.

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260 out of 530 people found this review helpful.

Amazing experience

By alm001 on 7/25/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I dined here on 7/21/07 and the meal was superb. My husband and I had the Morimoto sashimi, surf and turf, and seafood toban yaki. I was pleasantly surprised by everything. The sashimi appetizer comes with a variety of sauces that enhance and add a twist to the flavor of the fish. The kobe in the surf & turf was seared to perfection and encrusted with spices. The highlight of the meal for me was the toban yaki, which was like a Japanese version of a bouillabaisse, with lobster, crab, clams, and mussel in a rich, decadent red miso soup. I highly recommend it, as an entree or share it with someone as an appetizer. The restaurant was beautiful, and the staff was knowledgeable and friendly.

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247 out of 477 people found this review helpful.

A Great Evening

By mpn767 on 6/19/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

When we arrived we were overwhelmed by how beautiful the space was. All of the details from the chopsticks and the glassware were so thoughtful. I had the cod with the soy ginger glaze and it was fantastic. It was so tender it just fell apart. I also had the yellowtail roll, softshell crab roll and the shrimp tempura roll. The tempura was so crunchy, not like anything I've had before. The yellowtail was too salty and we sent it back and the staff was so gracious, absolutely no attitude. Chef Morimoto himself was there and he greeted us and took pictures. The staff was incredible the food was beautiful, it was a great evening.

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267 out of 518 people found this review helpful.

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