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Morimoto Asia - Waikiki, Honolulu, HI

Morimoto Asia - Waikiki

4.5
4.5
3510 Reviews
$50 and over
Asian
Morimoto Asia is Chef Masaharu Morimoto Pan-Asian Restaurant. The creativity of Chef Morimoto is already one of the most inventive forces in Asian cuisine. This culinary destination includes unique exhibition kitchens that showcase traditions like Peking duck carving and lobster. Morimoto Asia's eye-catching and beautiful beach views includes lounges, private's dining spaces, and an exhibition glass encased kitchen that allows guests a behind the scenes glimpse of the culinary action.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 54 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Japanese, Chinese
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 17:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    (808) 922-0022
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Satoshi Kawaguchi
  • Private party facilities
    Morimoto Asia Waikiki features stunning views of Waikiki Beach and offers private dining areas that hosts parties of various sizes. Please email us at info@morimotoasiawaikiki.com for special inquiries and questions.Events Manager: Collin WebbEmail: info@morimotoasiawaikiki.com
  • Area
    Waikiki
  • Cross Street
    Liliuokalani Ave. & Kalakaua Ave.
  • Parking Details
    Self-Parking Validation
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,510 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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3,510 Reviews
  1. SommerT

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We will miss this place! I will be thinking about the sushi and sticky ribs. Service was great food was amazing will be back!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat. Dining is family style. Decor is beautiful and the beach view is breathtaking taking.

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  3. AmyL

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely phenomenal! Outstanding food and service. Loved everything about it. Our family had an amazing experience. Highly recommend.

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  4. Kurumi

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tofu in MaPo tofu is COLD. After the waiter checking with chef in the kitchen, we were told that is normal. That was new to me.

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  5. Allan

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The server Natalia was amazing. Good food and food atmosfere.

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  6. TomD

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Worth going back to. Excellent service and all staff were on the top of their game

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  7. Eric

    New York City

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The worst dining experience I ve had in a long time. The staff at this place could not care less.I left without eating dinner as my food never came. The rest of my party had completed their meals and my food never materialized. The waiter hid from us. The manager comped some of the food but the damage was done. Morimoto on Maui is fantastic. This place is not even close. Don't waste your time.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was oily and actually bland. Our A5 Wagyu carpaccio and my pepper beef was overcooked. The miso black cod was the highlight. Staff was good. Front desk showed great respect as we were there for an anniversary dinner. I wish the Iron Chef would visit and taste the food as is to make the necessary changes worthy of his name

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  9. VikramB

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried multiple appetizers and entrees. Every dish was excellent. We loved the Wagyu Ishiyaki. Great service as well.

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  10. DeanS

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Karin, our server, was wonderful. She was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the Black Cod and the Shrimp and Chicken Fried Rice. We will definitely return to this restaurant on our next visit to Honolulu.

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  11. DarnellF

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Morimoto Asia is our family favorite restaurant, so many of our special events are enjoyed there. We always have a great time there, and look forward to the next time.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So delicious we order a few items and shared them. It was all so good!! We will be back

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This restaurant does not serve sushi or rolls. Our server forgot to bring a diet soda so he needed to be reminded. One of our appetizers didn’t come out with the others. After 15 mins. We asked the server where it was and he said he coursed it out so it’s coming. Then he comes back and says they gave it to another table. The ambiance is nothing like the nyc morimoto. The lighting is too bright and atmosphere more for families. Not going back.

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  14. Julia

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    On a busy evening like this, kitchen and service couldn’t catch up. We had to cancel a meal, because kids were tiered. And it took so long.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Crowded seating on the deck was only dissatisfaction

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  16. Steve

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I wish there were 6 stars so I could rate this restaurant higher. This was our second visit and I can’t wait to get back to Honolulu so we can return to Morimoto Asia. To start I had the Smokey Old Fashioned. It was superb! Well presented and perfectly prepared. Appetizers were the sticky ribs and Spicy chicken wonton. So GOOD! Our meal ( for 4 ) included the crispy whole fish (best I’ve ever had) and Kakuni Bop, with house fried rice, garlic green beans, wok sautéed vegetables and lo mien veggies. We capped off the meal with the signature chocolate sphere. What a meal!! The food was perfect, the atmosphere elegant but fun, the presentations were all fabulous and our waiter ( Mikey) made the whole experience unforgettable. Thank you!

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  17. SonomaCountyBary

    Central Coast

    78 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    First time here. The food is good but nothing better than I can get at far less expensive Asian restaurants in Waikiki or home. What really frustrated me was how the food is served in stages. Why can’t all the dinner entrees be presented at the same time so it can all be enjoyed together? It can’t be that hard to prepare everything concurrently for each table. While nothing was below average, nothing was spectacular. Because of cost and how the food is presented once is enough.

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  18. TomB

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food however I thought the shrimp should have been peeled in an upscale restaurant.

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  19. Dlovesgoodfood

    Sacramento

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was good not great. The tomatoes in the salad were mushy and the buri pab not as good as previous visits

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  20. RonE

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The steak was very tough,fish was very fishy tasting but sauce was very good. Was very disappointed be to 3 different morimoto restaurants and the first two were great was not a good experience.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Morimoto was top notch. Service was great and the food was some of the best we’ve ever had. An ocean view at sunset was amazing too! Highly recommend - we’ll definitely be back!

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  22. Radames

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding restaurant. Food was incredible and the value for your money was great. Definitely we will comeback in the near future!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my wife there for Valentine’s Day as a surprise. We went to the Morimoto a little over ten years earlier when it was a sushi restaurant and I didn’t realize it changed to Asian fusion, so we were a little disappointed since we were going back there for the sushi (one of our most memorable date nights in 25 years), but the disappointment didn’t last. My wife had the angry lobster and said it was one of the best meals she’d ever had. We had the short ribs for an appetizer and they were the best I’ve ever eaten. So impressed and thankful. The service was amazing, and the food was incredible.

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  24. northof49

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our service from waitstaff to the person who bussed was attentive but not intrusive. The food was very very good. We come here each time we visit Honolulu and I highly recommend the sticky ribs and garlic prawns.

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  25. DandT

    Greater Boston

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    On vacation, we noticed Morimoto just a block away from our hotel. Fortunately, we were able to get a reservation within a couple days (we are early diners) but suggest that if you prefer dining after 6:30p, make reservations asap. We started with pork gyoza. Morimoto's version elevated both wonton and filling. Taste and sauce were exquisitely seasoned. Next, we ordered A5 ishiyaki and grilled miso black cod. Ishiyaki was served raw and sliced with a cooking pot/stone which we cooked at our table. There were three sauces - ponzu, spicy chimichurri, and sweet ginger soy. Each was a glorious contrast with the meat. . . but honestly, we could have eaten the meat without any seasoning. It melted in our mouths. The grilled miso black cod was perfection with a slight tang, finished off with macadamia nuts and vegetables. We were still a bit hungry so went ahead and ordered the garlic shrimp. It was delicious but word of warning, shrimp is served with head and shell still on. Be prepared to eat this dish with your fingers. You will get moist towels to clean up though. We did not order dessert. We hoped for inventive choices but opted to skip what was offered. Overall we had a lovely experience and highly recommend Morimoto Asia and would return if given the opportunity.

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  26. JessicaF

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Great service and ambiance. Would love a few more options on happy hour.

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  27. Shaunna

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was recommended by a friend, specifically to have the chocolate sphere dessert and it did not disappoint! Our waiter was outstanding and we went with his suggestions. Knowing we wanted dessert he made sure we didn’t order too much. The sticky ribs as an appetizer are an absolute must! We are here for two weeks and we will definitely be back before we leave.

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  28. Tiffany

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was absolutely fantastic. The food was good, but some things were better than others.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an awesome experience. We had the pleasure to taste some of the dishes for the Chinese new year and they were really delicious.

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  30. Morimotoneveragain

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible service. Will not return. It took over 30 minutes just to make a drink order.

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  31. CDG1

    Phoenix

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience. Every dish has a slight unexpected twist. Some of the best Asian food we have ever had. Casual upscale atmosphere. Try the doughnuts after dinner.

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  32. DavidY

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner on a Wed night. We made a 6:30 reservation just in case but it was mostly empty. Still had to wait 15 minutes to be seated (?) But we ordered a drink at the bar and of course as soon as they were set down in front of us our table was ready. The drinks were excellent and the bar tender was helpful and friendly. Ordered the spicy ahi on fried rice appetizer -- this was a highlight. We both loved it. For the mains we ordered the angry lobster and black pepper beef. The lobster tails (2) were quartered before they were cooked in the shell...very beautiful to look at, but very impractical to eat. The shells end up too soft to crack (we were given a shell cracker) and the meat is very difficult to get out with a fork. Very tasty dish, but way to hard to eat and a pretty meager portion for $60. The black pepper beef was really good, served on a hot cast iron dish. Had to order rice separately for some reason. We were only given a small tongs to serve the dishes -- everything was served family style. It was impossible to transfer from the cast iron to out plates ... Think of trying to serve king pao beef with an ice cube tong...we asked for a serving spoon and that worked much better. Waiter,by the way was excellent. Desert was tiramisu...it was strange but delicious. They misspelled mascarpone on the menu which we pointed out jokingly, and the waiter came back saying no one had noticed in the two years he was there. No discount though. Overall check was a little over $200 -- id rate the meal in total as a $75-$100 meal. Maybe we should have went with the whole fried fish and roasted duck as recommend by the waiter, but the wife didn't want anything with a face. We would go back, but would definitely not order the same meals again. The inside of the restaurant is beautiful.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We just learned every Morimoto is a different menu. Our previous experience is dining at Morimoto Disney Springs, which has an extensive menu of rolls, noodles, ramen, etc. This Morimoto was much smaller in size & menu was limited. Although the food was just as delicious, we were excited to order our “usual” which they did not have. They sat us in the back of the restaurant, so did not have a great view of the water. Overall our experience was so-so. I would say the food did not outweigh the ambience, and the ambience to us was mediocre in comparison to our previous experiences. There are many more places to enjoy with a shorter walk for us. Even though the food was still good, we were a tad disappointed.

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  34. MontL

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food. Loved the whole crispy branzino.

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  35. Dinner4too

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very unsatisfactory service. Server was rude and unhelpful.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional meal and service tonight at Morimoto. Beautiful fit out, opulent-complete with a view of the water. Great recommendations by our waiter, including the Pork Gyoza, Wagyu gaprao rice fried and the doughnut for dessert which were all amazing! Great spot to celebrate our wedding anniversary all the way from New Zealand!

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  37. Alexis

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and very attentive staff no matter the position. I would be more than happy to come here again!

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  38. Rosepedal

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Too many wait staff trying to take plates away before finished No time to dine rushed. Doughnuts raw No spoon for coffee Coffee cold Very unpleasant $200+ meal

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  39. Dailymantra

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointing average on almost all accounts but with a very hefty price tag.

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  40. Foodie

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. Pricey. The view was very nice but the street sounds below were loud to objectionable.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Morimoto Asia - Waikiki is rated 4.5 stars by 3510 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 54 times today
Google Map for Morimoto Asia - Waikiki

2490 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815-3240

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Liliuokalani Ave. & Kalakaua Ave.
  • Area
    Waikiki
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 17:00–21:00
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Japanese, Chinese
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking Details
    Self-Parking Validation
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Satoshi Kawaguchi
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (808) 922-0022
  • Private party facilities
    Morimoto Asia Waikiki features stunning views of Waikiki Beach and offers private dining areas that hosts parties of various sizes. Please email us at info@morimotoasiawaikiki.com for special inquiries and questions.Events Manager: Collin WebbEmail: info@morimotoasiawaikiki.com
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