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Morimoto

4.7
5714 reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Morimoto is serving contemporary Japanese cuisine. Chef Masaharu Morimoto of Iron Chef prepares traditional dishes with a modern flair.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 5714 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jessica
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food and the drinks were amazing! We started with the Wagyu dumplings and they were INCREDIBLE! It was a bit chilly to dine outside, but not uncomfortable thanks to the seating arrangements, heaters, and plastic covering us for the most part. We will definitely be coming back again.

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vipJosephC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! One of the best sushi restaurants in the USA!

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IrisC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The service was excellent the waiter did a great job explaining the food.

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vipExperience
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was ok. A little too salty for me. Fiery icream were disappointing. Place was called by some reason. Service was outstanding. Decor very unique.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The special of the evening appetizer of the short ribs lettuce wrap was so tough we couldn’t eat it. We were supposed to use our hands but couldn’t bit it off. We had to return it. The sushi was fine, good, but there were new specialty rolls on the menu. The dessert was phenomenal.

Morimoto
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback on the short rib special. I'm glad manager was able to take care of the item for you that evening. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and ambience. Food is excellent but not anything out of this world as you would hope for the name and the price, but a great destination restaurant when you have the urge to spend some money. It doesn't disappoint.

Morimoto
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback from your recent visit. We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I was expecting better... a few of the dishes were outstanding; Sushi, Rock Shrimp, and Hot Rock, the rest were just meh... the wagyu beef in the udon was cooked so much it was really like jerky, and was extremely salty. Ambiance would have been fantastic if not for eating on the street due to Covid.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor setting, they have created an individual bungalow with good heating. Felt very safe eating the as usual excellent food/sushi!!! Great job.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience2

Very much cute

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vipfoodking
Philadelphia
90 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Great restaurant always one of my favorites and yes we are all truying to help out restaurants during this crazy period of time but if your going to build these outdoor structures you need to have heat by customers feet not just above their head. We froze our a@@es off so too cold will just stick with take out or wait until weather breaks in the Spring.

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MichelleP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had an early res - 5pm - the staff seemed overwhelmed with take out orders, and left us waiting for about 20 minutes. Not very efficient at taking temps - the hostess got too close to us (def not 6 ft away). Once we were seated, the evening was delightful.

Morimoto
Responded on 10 January 2021

Thank you for your feedback from NYE and your patience at the door. I feel terrible as 15 minutes is a long time especially in cold weather. Your voice is very helpful and we would like to improve our service from this. Hope you could join us next time in much more comfortable setting. Apologize again and look forward to seeing you in the near future.

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vipGrace
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great job on the outdoor seating. It was warm & cozy.

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AllisonK
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Due to covid; it was outdoor dining only! Each table was in their own cubby, to increase social distancing, and we had our own huge heater. Table had this awesome light and even a hanging light! Also, one of the managers even gave us blankets! We were worried bc it was December that it would be to cold, but we were so comfortable. Food was amazing, ambiance was amazing. Couldn’t recommend enough!

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ReneeW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was incredible! The only problem was waiting outside to be seated inside. Otherwise everything was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Not following COVID-19 restrictions inside the restaurant. Not felt safe

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic. Tentative and accommodating servers. Great ambiance and covid precautions. Food was outstanding and the omakase was excellent.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Morimoto is NYC caliber sushi dining in Philly. The prices are reasonable for the service and the quality of the fish. I can't say enough about how impressed we were by the Morimoto Platter appetizer. The desert (cheesecake) was also incredible. We will definitely return, and will try dining omakase style the next time we do.

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vipPeterB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morimoto 19th Anniversary Omakase was one of the most exquisite dinners I've ever eaten. The ten course feast was a masterwork. It would be impossible to choose one course over another since all were equally spectacular. Thank you to Morimoto and crew for a brilliant night out celebrating my mom's 95th birthday. It is a wonderful memory I and my mother will not soon forget.

Morimoto
Responded on 10 January 2021

Thank you so much for sharing your and our special day at Morimoto! Glad you enjoyed the special omakase. Look forward to seeing you again at our big 20th anniversary!

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vipDanF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best sushi I’ve ever had! Would go back 100%

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AnthonyS
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, didn’t like the sake though. Good service

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vipMarine
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's no word. It was out of this world. Fantastic team and service!

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vipDebbc
New York Area
361 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We have not been to Morimoto in 10 years and we were looking forward to going again
We ate outside
We were assured heaters
First it took a ridiculous amount of time to take our temperature
The COVID guidelines were carefully read to us
Which was fine
After that
The heaters did not work and that took 10 minutes to correct
We both ordered the saki flight
That took 20 minutes
It was delivered without explanation of what we were drinking
We both ordered two appetizers and shishito pepper s to share
Our food was fair
Finally we had to wait for the check
We were the only ones outside and maybe two tables filled inside
So the whole dinner was anything but relaxing
We will not return

Morimoto
Responded on 10 January 2021

Thank you for your detailed feedback and apologize for the negative experience. Let us take good care of you next time in more comfortable setting!

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vipCCBEAMER
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding!! Food, service, changing mood lights - all of it! It did not disappoint. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Disappointed with portion size—-We have done the Omakase several times as morimoto’s is “our” place for special night’s out. We were so excited the omakase was back but it was not the same. The portions were minuscule with the black cod being a sliver no thicker than my thumb. The amount of sushi was less than previous times. There was a time my partner and I ate one omakase between us and we were satisfied but this time we had our own and we left hungry. Please return to your old omakase—-we love you guys!!!!!

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NickC
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time getting omakase. I need to find Masaharu Morimoto and kiss him. Omakase does not disappoint.

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AnaS
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I am expecting something different from other Japanese restaurant that I have dined before. I don’t see anything from the menu that’s is quite impactful to my imagination to try.

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IrinaK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Great ambiance, beautiful interior design. However, rolls were same taste as we would get at a grocery store. Very blend, no taste. The $42 rice and beef dish that was cooked by our table was disgusting. The only ok-ish dish was desert.
I need to mention that our server was great, he was very attentive and nice. He deserves 5 stars for trying to save our experience and make it a little better.

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Madeline
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First and foremost, WONDERFUL ALL AROUND EXPERIENCE. Let me give you the play by play of my experience here. First of all, I tried to make reservations at Pod. I was celebrating my boyfriends birthday and figured I would take him to one of my favorite places. Unfortunately, (BUT FORTUNATE!), they were closed and I was offered other restaurants to try. Morimoto popped up and I figured we could give it a try. I specifically put in my reservation notes that it was my boyfriends surprise birthday dinner. We had gotten to Morimoto about 20 minutes early for our reservation. The host was SO KIND. Unbelievably KIND and had asked to take our temp at the door and explained that because we were early our table was not yet ready but that we could go check out the gallery. She was seriously so kind. Both my boyfriend and I were so happy to wait because of her hospitality haha!! Literally 15 minutes later, she found us outside and we were so excited. She showed us to our table and explained a few things about ordering! Our server then came over and talked to us about the restaurant, went over the specials, and gave us a few moments to check things out. We ordered and were so pleasantly surprised at how BEAUTIFULLY PLATED our food was. ALSO how delicious it was. We finished our meals and then a few minutes passed and out came a dessert with a candle. Honestly, it's the little things and my boyfriend was so happy. We had gotten the check, paid and left. I would like to point out that I manage a restaurant in the Lehigh Valley. There is a huge difference between "service" and "hospitality." The staff here was amazing. The good was amazing. And quite honestly, we will be making reservations here at Morimoto first next time :) Thank you to all who made our "first time" so amazing. We left so happy, AND FULL :) BEYOND amazing experience. Thank you!

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JeffreyG
Poconos
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first and last restaurant that you should ever dine at

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NickG1290
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

My wife and I arrived 25 mins early due to the covid procedures.. we arrived to end up waiting those extra 25 mins. Prior to our arrival I had made specific request via the open table app, I requested that a drink be present and that I wanted the night to be EXTRA special. Sadly it was like my message meant nothing... we choose to do the “Lux 8 course pairing” which honestly I thought we’d have a waiter at the table course by course, not the case... all in all we spent $633 and the service was subpar, maybe it was due to the covid situation I don’t really know. The food was good service was poor and the restaurant wasn’t even that busy.

JK
vipJuanitaK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Decent food. Good night

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vipveggiemonster
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The tasting menu is good but nothing spectacular. Having had a similar tasting menu in Philly, Morimoto seems a bit subpar. The appetizer was a bit too rich to our taste and the dessert was too sweet. We would prefer something lighter instead. The wagyu beef and sushi sampler was outstanding though.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great dinner!! Highly recommended!

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vipLarryderm
Philadelphia
303 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Expensive fast food!!!

The selections were small. The salad was grossly overpriced for the plain greens. The udon was skimpy and undeveloped. The martini was small for $14, and the glass of wine similarly undistinguished. The noise level was disgraceful.

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Dominique
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience and will be returning.

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KevinB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. If you like Japanese food then Morimoto is a must if you are in the Philly area. The sushi was very fresh and the dishes were quite filling.

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DarcyT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food quality can’t justify the price. Some sushi are not very fresh.

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Kika
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience with great service. The environment is spectacular and made for an exciting dinner setting. 20/10 would recommend!

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TiaW
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sadly my first experience here was during corona and I wished I went earlier this place is absolutely phenomenal. I came here for my birthday dinner with a six person party. Even though we could not sit altogether they made it work for us so we were somewhat close. The service was great our waiter was polite and checked up on us to make sure we’re doing well. Before arriving I had my mind set on the chef tasting menu, but unfortunately they weren’t serving it. As a result I got the snow beef which was so buttery beautiful cooked. I also had sashimi and sushi which was also very flavorful. I will definitely be returning to this restaurant.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Morimoto using the Order Online button. Morimoto also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. Morimoto also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 413-9070.

Morimoto is rated 4.7 stars by 5714 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.