Forbes Best US Restaurant-61-Morimoto, Philadelphia, PA

Forbes Best US Restaurant-61-Morimoto, Philadelphia, PA

Forbes Best US Restaurant-61-Morimoto, Philadelphia, PA




723 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

(215) 413-9070

A word from Morimoto

Morimoto is a cutting-edge restaurant serving contemporary Japanese cuisine. Chef Masaharu Morimoto of Iron Chef fame prepares traditional dishes with a modern flair. Reservations will be accommodated at the sushi bar or a table; both options are fabulous! Special requests are encouraged but not guaranteed; please call the restaurant to discuss your special requests well before your reservation date.
Morimoto’s cooking has distinctive Japanese roots, yet it’s actually, as the chef calls it, “global cooking for the 21st century.” Morimoto’s unique cuisine is characterized by beautiful Japanese color combinations and aromas, while the preparation infuses multicultural influences such as traditional Chinese spices and simple Italian ingredients, presented in a refined French style. Bringing all these elements home, with helpful step-by-step instructions and gorgeous photography, this accessible book explains Chef Morimoto’s cooking techniques and plating philosophies and brings Japanese cooking to your own home.Chef Morimoto has been the Japanese iron chef on the Food Network’s weekly show, “Iron Chef,” and its spinoff “Iron Chef America,” since 1999. The show airs in the United States, Canada, Australia, Israel, and Hong Kong. Formerly the Executive Chef of the Sony Club and Nobu, Chef Morimoto now has his own restaurants in New York, Philadelphia, Tokyo, and Mumbai, and also created his own brand of sake and beer.
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Mon-Fri 11:30 am – 2 pm
Mon-Thu, Sun 5 pm – 10 pm
Fri-Sat 5 pm – 12 am

Morimoto Views

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This place is beyond great, it blew my mind.
I went with a small group and the ambiance in this place is like nothing else I’ve experienced – so cool!
I had the live scallop carpaccio which was incredible, along with a selection of hand rolls and oh-toro sashimi. This place really raised the bar for me on what sushi should taste like, you definitely pay for it though.

Dan W.Neenah, USA

It’s pretty rare anymore when you truly feel that you got what you paid for and more. I had the Wagyu for an app followed by the sea bass. Both were beyond spectacular.  I sat at the back bar and really enjoyed watching the chefs put together each dish. My server was also spectacular offering explanations and a few spot on recommendations.

Joe B.Chicago, USA