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88 Tenth Ave., New York, NY, 10011
nr. 16th St.
Was Not Impressed
By goldfish827 on 3/4/2009
I went to Morimoto's with my boyfriend for my birthday and I was not impressed. The downstairs bar was wonderful and I could have ate dinner there. Our table was squashed next to a wall and our waiter rushed our order. We had barely began one course when the next came out. He seemed annoyed by us being there and taking up his time. Unless you are a celebrity, do not expect high quality service! For the amount of money that we paid, I expected so much more.
By NYlife on 7/27/2007
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.
By daryasaze on 3/29/2007
i would class this restaurant for those who only want to experience eclectic dining, nothing more. the waiters are average, definitely more attention is necessary to individuals which they fail to provide. the decor is too futuristic and too pretentious. if you like super popular places which have only been made popular by the media and the hype around the chefs, this is your place for the night.
Sushi... I didn't get to see it
By fronfin on 5/6/2008
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.
Not Special Enough
By jiva332000 on 3/20/2008
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.
By truurbanite on 6/1/2009
On a long weekend trip to NY with the wife our last dining stop was Morimoto. Undoubtedly the food was very fresh but we both found the food and service to be underwhelming overall. Nothing was awful about the food as much as it was just mundane. After experiencing sushi at places like SEI in Washington, DC one tends to look for sushi to go beyond the typical format and deliver something a little more creative. While my wifeÂ’s sea bass was light and tender it was bland more than anything. If youÂ’re looking for an earth shattering dining experience this isnÂ’t your place. Conversely, if your palate has limited exposure youÂ’ll probably be wooed. The most stimulating part of our dining experience was the dÃ©cor. Go for drinks if anything...........
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