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Posted by HT on 11/02/2006
Great place.. read a lot of reviews on how the service was bad..etc.. I went yesterday (wed night) had a great time. Got there a little early and hung out downstairs had a drink (the white lilly) and the rock shrimp app. which isn't on the omakase menu. We got seated right on time... Had great seats on the stage (only 3 tablets for 2 in front) Service was solid, food came at nice pace (2.5 hrs total for 9 courses) Good looking crowd.. saw morimoto prep'ing meals and walking around. Now the food... We both had the omakase menu.. which was good.. but nothing that would WOW you. It's a great place for a bday for someone special.. or if you have a expense account... I wouldn't come here for sushi .. because there are better places like Yasuda/Gari for that. The bottom line.. good drinks, solid food, great atmsophere... but expensive. $440 total damage.. w/ 5 drinks the table omakase and the extra app. Doubt I would come back for the omakase dinner with so many other restaurants to try.
Posted by Julie on 11/01/2006
My brother took my sister and I here...one word: WOW! The place had a great atmosphere...it seems quite trendy and the bar downstairs seems like a GREAT place to get a few drinks with friends. Although quite pricy, the food was some of the BEST I have ever had! The raw kobi beef was un-be-lieve-able and I don't really like beef! O man, the spicy crab legs appetizer was MMM magnifico :) Practically all the appetizers we tried (we ordered around seven to sample) were AMAZING! The main dishes were real good (we spilt the duck and the cod) were real good but didn't wow me like the appetizers. Overall, this place is chic, trendy, and a great place to eat. I would def recommend it to people! :)
Posted by foodpro on 11/01/2006
Pros: very nice space, good service, terrific food, good buzz and vibe. Also, attracts all types. Cons: Awkward table layout and spacing, overpriced. Overall: Try it. Despite ridiculous pricing, it's an overall interesting experience.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/26/2006
I loved the black cod and rock shrimp tempura. The cod just melts in your mouth, and the wasabi rock shrimp is absolutely delicious too. However, this place is not cheap. Expect to spend a lot of money for portions that are expectedly small (but pretty!) The decor is fantastic - it is very modern without being overbearing. I would definitely recommend this place for a special occasion. And get the cod!
Posted by Anonymous on 09/21/2006
My brother and sister took me here for my graduation dinner and I have to say, I was VERY impressed. The place is quite pricey, so I wouldn't go here unless it was to celebrate something special. Decor is nice and trendy looking. We ordered seven appetizers, two entrees and green tea souffles. We couldn't get enough! My two favorite appetizers I would recommend to anyone would be the raw kobi beef and spicy crab...MMM yum! My mouth waters every time I think of it! This place is REAL good...but pricey...expect to spend!
Posted by Visitor from Scottsdale on 09/06/2006
We dined on a Friday night. I agree the service is subpar, especially when you are dropping over $250 for a dinner for 2. Our appetizers came before our bottle of sake. There is no excuse for that. Everything we ate was very good, not mind blowing, which I would expect with those prices. Still the best Japanese fusion food in the country is Sea Saw in Scottsdale. I would love to see an iron chef challenge between Morimoto and Nobu Fukado of Sea Saw.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/31/2006
I have been here twice thus far. The first time is great bc your in awe of all the glitz and glam it makes for a fun night. The second time I went back to re-evaluate the food. I still with the sashimi and maki (the only reasonably price items) and I'd go back again, it is worth it. For me part of dining out is the experience and here it is an experience! If your into sushi and sit at the bar they've always given me extra of different things to try. I never had a problem with service they've always been very accomodating and nice to me thankfully. I do recommend Morimoto, it's worth going to once. If you want less theatrics however I do suggest SUSHI YASUDA which is in midtown East, its quality of sushi is slightly better and its toned down. If you go there make sure u sit at the bar by Chef Yasuda himself, he's quit the character.