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723 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
#13 on the 2009 Philly Mag 50
#10 on the 2008 Philly Mag 50
The well-thought-out and often surprising flavor combinations that first made this Japanese restaurant a destination are as strong as ever. We’re still happily ordering slow-cooked pork belly, fresh tofu, and yellowtail buri bop in the energetic dining room, where sashimi comes seasoned with house-fermented soy, real wasabi is grated tableside, and the stylish waiters are well-versed in these essential minutiae.
Best of Philly 2003 Place to throw a party for 14
Next time you're eating spicy lobster and miso-clam coup at the sushi bar, wander downstairs to the gorgeous party room, which looks ...
Best of Philly 2003 Lunch
Diners have been raving about Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto's omakase menu—a nightly guided culinary tour—since the place o...
Best of Philly 2002 Design
Glowing booths, an undulating bamboo ceiling, plaster walls like ocean waves—these elements make Morimoto the smoothest, hippes...
Best of Philly 2002 Raw Fish Creation
Toro tartare — rich, silky, melting in the mouth — is the royalty of the sushi kingdom. At Morimoto, the sushi chefs fine...
User Reviews (2) :
I have been to Morimoto before and I liked it. This time was different. I was shocked by the sashimi that I was served. The salmon sashimi was in two pieces, very thin and looked like scraps that they couldn't use somewhere else. I have been in the business and made sushi for many years. If you are going to charge top dollar, you need to serve top dollar. The manager did correct the problem and moved us to a table from the sushi bar.
Posted by Ed: May. May 4th, 2009 at 11:27 AM
We weren't too impressed with Morimoto, compared to the money you spend. The decor and service was great. Food was good, but nothing extraordinary. I've had better sushi at many other places. I have heard that you should try the tasting menu, so perhaps we should try again sometime.
Posted by Toni: Jan. January 20th, 2009 at 10:20 AM