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About Morimoto - Maui
Morimoto's contemporary Japanese menu infuses traditional dishes with Western ingredients and preparation techniques. His seasonal and ever-changing selection of raw fish preparations will feature the freshest seafood available as well as locally grown fruits and vegetables from supporting farmers. Morimoto's signature offerings include Toro Tartare, presented in a shallow wooden tray with condiments including crème fraîche, wasabi, avocado, nori paste, chives, crispy rice, and dashi-soy. Tuna Pizza made with raw tuna, anchovy aioli, and jalapeno; Morimoto Sashimi, a terrine of seared Toro, smoked salmon, barbequed eel, tuna and Hamachi served with five different sauces in pipettes.
Wailea, HI 96753
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Daily: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Wailea Ike Dr.
$31 to $50
Please contact us directly.
Complimentary hotel parking with the Andaz valet services.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Available for private and semi-private events for 2-160 guests. Please contact us for further information.
Available for private and semi-private events for 2-160 guests.
Morimoto - Maui Ratings and Reviews
We had a terrible meal here. Very overpriced and the quality of both the food and the service did not reflect how much we paid. With regards to service, it was very difficult to get our server's attention and we were often left waiting around trying to catch his eye for basics such as bringing more water or clearing our dirty dishes which sat in front of us for a long time. Lots of waiting around for prolonged periods between courses. I have eaten tastier food at other less expensive establishments in the area. We had booked this reservation a month in advance and were very disappointed in the food. I think the case here is that you pay for the name and not the quality. I would recommend going elsewhere.
As honeymooners in Maui, we were looking forward to dining at Morimoto. We could not have been more disappointed.
The ambiance was loud and busy. Tables very close together -- not private or intimate whatsoever.
The drinks tasted good. Presentation was solid. However, my old fashioned was shaken which is a big no-no for that drink. I would expect a fine dining establishment to get that right.
The bus service was excellent. However our lead server was a bit pompous and condescending. At times seems offended at our menu choices. I guess my wife's $80 steak choice wasn't good enough for him. He also took several opportunities to try and upsell us on food and drink. Not something typical of a place that's (supposedly) at this level. The customer should never feel pressured to do anything.
Finally, the food. Our pork gyoza appetizer was good and presented well. My wife enjoyed her $80 steak. However, my sushi was the saltiest meal I've ever had. It was almost inedible because of the salt content. Not only that, the sushi tasted of similar quality to many of the "sushi joints" I frequent in Florida. So disappointed.
Overall, I left feeling like they stole $260 from me. The ambiance was poor, service was questionable and the food I ordered was a complete waste. If you go there expecting fine dining you'll be disappointed like we were. My advice, eat at Ka'ana Kitchen on the Andaz property instead. It's a much better overall experience and easier on the wallet.
Or, if you must have sushi opt for Sansei in Kihei and skip Morimoto.
Truly Disappointed. I looked forward to Morimoto but was so disappointed with the experience on so many levels I wish I'd chosen another restaurant.
Service: Faceless, dull, unenthusiastic, inexperienced with their own menu. The waiters in general--the two we encountered, had little to know personality and no sense of humor. Our waiters inability to accurately describe the preparation of their Tuna Tartare was surprising and inexcusable.
Food: One appetizer we selected, Shrimp which were lightly fried with two sauces was excellent! We were looking forward to the next dish, but found the Gyoza pretty bland. No real sauce or dipping sauce. The dumpling itself was very good--but the lack of a sauce was a downside. Waygu Carpaccio was good. The waiter actually told us the chilled noodles were not that good--thanks at least for that.
Cocktail- Our waiter was not very well versed on their drinks. The drink I ordered which was to have a chili and bacon flavor/essense to it lacked both. It was a bourbon drink in some Lillioki fruit juice--way too sweet. I sent it back which they were happy to do and had Sake. Expensive, but good.
Climate: The evening was hot and the restaurant was also. Two fans attempted to circulate the air--but the air conditioning was either off or broken. I sweted throughout the meal. Literally using my napkin to wipe off the sweat from my face and neck. My shirt was pretty wet in very little time.
Overall--Nobu-like prices for a clearly not-Nobu experience. It was a big fail for me and a disappointing end to our Maui vacation.
The Omakase was very good. The main course was surf and turf and the beef was served room temperature which I wasn't a fan of. They had a kids menu. From there, we ordered the Chicken Teriyaki Donburi (poached chicken with pour-over sauce) and Chicken Ramen (which was actually rice noodles) and they were both delicious, although some vegetables would have been nice. The Kappa Maki has wasabi in it even though it's on the kids menu. They were happy to make new ones minus wasabi. Andaz hotel is gorgeous and worth a visit and stroll through.
The service and ambience were good. The expectations for the food were pretty high after spending the week on Maui eating really great fresh seafood. Unfortunately, the seafood in red miso sauce was way too hot to taste what you were eating. The sushi was first class. The surf and turf was very good but didn't rank in the top five meals I had on the island. I wouldn't discourage anyone from eating here, but I would not go in with unrealistic expectations.
We had dinner last night at Morimoto and it was as amazing as it always is. We've eaten here more than a dozen times and they are just so consistent. The service and the food is incredible. We had the oyster foie gras, the beef carpaccio, a couple uni shooters with duck egg, a bowl of ramen (the broth is mind-knowingly good), and the duck fried rice. Everything was perfect and their Hawaiian 75s (their version of a French 75 but with lilikoi) are so tasty. Morimoto is easily our favorite restaurant on Maui.
We walked in and sat at the sushi bar being the only ones there and got completely ignored for 10 minutes and then the guy who gave us water smelled like cigarettes and coffee . After feeling invisible, we flagged down to take a drink order. He informed us that our waiter would take our food order. Same server came back with drinks and informed us that our server was evidently too busy somewhere else . The food came in was really good and we did get asked if we wanted another cocktail. When our server came to close out ask about dessert and he had a bushy beard with what looks like to be thousand Island dressing in it . It was hard to look at and not feel sick . I would think a coworker would've noticed it and told him he needed to wipe that off. For the price, I would've expected a better experience overall even though the food was really good . I will only go back because I have a gift certificate with some funds left over
Ordered 2 Omakase meals, 2 16oz Wagyu ribeye steaks, duck friend rice, tuna toro tataki. We were not informed that the ribeyes were served on a sizzling plate that would continue to cook the steaks. We ordered them medium and rare. By the time I was half way through the medium, the plate had cooked the steak close to well done. The steak had become well done. The sauce was just soy sauce that was infused with other flavours. R was far too salty. The ribeyes were also some of the driest stakes I had ever consumed. I was shocked as they were ribeyes and wagyu. The New York steaks that came with the Omakase were more moist and tender than the ribeyes. The duck fried rice should have complimented the steak, but it was incredibly salty. The dessert from the Omakase was poorly conceived as the flavours really didn't work well. I appreciate what the chef was trying to do, but the flavours didn't work well. I am a big Morimoto fan and general foodie, and I have not been let down so hard by a chef with such an esteemed reputation.
First night in Wailea and had a fantastic meal at Morimoto. Favorite dishes were King crab appetizer - definitely on the spicy side but delicious. The Duck Duck Goose entree was fabulous. Duck was served 4 ways - foil gras fried rice with an egg served on top, duck confit, sliced duck breast with gooseberry jam and a duck meatball soup. Trying to fit in a time to return. Was loud and crowded but did not bother us, just not a romantic quiet dining place. Service was good as well.
Unfortunately, this dinner was very disappointing. It was our 10 year wedding anniversary so we had a lot of expectation. We've eaten at Morimoto in Philadelphia and NYC and had great experiences. The dishes just weren't stellar and timing of food was off. We did receive a lovely complimentary dessert so that was nice. But it just didn't live up to previously dining experiences. However, the setting was great. I'd recommend an outdoor table. The bar was cool though. Grab a drink at the bar.
We drove from Kaanapali to the restaurant in Wailea and even with all the frustration with traffic, it was absolutely worth the drive. We started by sharing a bunch of appetizers which were beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. We had the toro tartare, ramen, rock shrimp tempura which was prepared two ways, 12 hour pork belly with hot rice porridge, yellowtail rolls, soft shell crab rolls, and pork gyoza. For dinner we enjoyed the duck duck duck entrée, seafood toban yaki, and the chef's choice sushi. From start to finish the meal, the ambiance and the service were all fantastic. This is a restaurant you must try when visiting Maui!
We were vacationing in the Islands as a graduation gift for my daughter. Our dinner here was the pinnacle of our trip. We had watched the iron chef on television for years and admired his creativity and technique. We chose to stay at the Andaz Resort because of the location of the restaurant. It did not disappoint. The service, food, drinks, atmosphere was superb. It far exceeded our expectations.
30th wedding anniversary and everything was great from end to end. Our appetizers (bone marrow and pork gyoza) were excellent - great combinations of flavour and texture. My wife's main was the chirashi sushi - always a "grab bag" of a dish, but so elevated by the chefs at Morimoto. I had the chef's selection of sashimi - 7 types of fish. The preparations were wonderfully varied and it made it almost exciting to get through. Portions sizes for the appetizers and the mains were spot on. Dessert was the doughnuts and the fruit plate - a great finish to an overall great meal. Service was prompt, attentive, but not pushy or rushing. I'd go back in a heartbeat (and not just in another 30 years).
The pork chop takes 45 minutes, which is not on the menu or was not informed to us by the waiter until we ordered it. Due to this blatant oversight , our meals came put 30 minutes apart, which ruined the entire dining experience, especially when the bill was $500.
The restaurant feels a little crowded and bright inside. Outside looked much better. The tables are so long that you're actually closer to the person at the next table than the person you're sitting with, or at least it felt that way.
For the kitchen - Oysters don't need anything added to them. If they're good, they should be delicious on their own.
For the price I'd expect a little more.
We dined at Morimoto's to celebrate our engagement while in Maui. I had requested outside seating and were promptly shown a seat, but moved to the bar area because of the beautiful views not to be missed at sunset. Perfect service, superb meal, and quality drinks!!! Our "special place" each time we visit Maui from now on.
Great restaurant. 2nd time there. Although a tad too much salt on everything this time which was a shame as the sushi would have been so much better w/o the extra salt. But we didn't say anything nor give them a chance to correct although they did not have low sodium soy sauce. But overall still an excellent restaurant and the black cod was delicious
Morimoto at the Andaz Hotel in Maui was about what we expected. Great menu and ambiance. Our server was very social and attentive to our table. I would reccomend to adults only or families with teens. Only draw back was price. You pay for location and name. The food was excellent we would probably go back again.
One of the best Japanese fusion dinners I have had in a long time. Reminded us a lot of our favourite restaurant in Sydney. We went for A la Carte, may have have over ordered by 1-2 dishes but we still wiped the plate clean on every dish. Oysters were beautifully fresh, small and zesty. Gyoza and Crab starters were delicious as was the Blackened Miso Cod for main. Our waiter was patient with us as we couldnt decide for a while. Waiter was a little slow on the changing of cutlery etc. This does come with a $$ value therefore I would recommend as special occasion dinner venue.
Meh, maybe it's because we get great Japanese in Seattle, but save your money. We spent $650 for two Omakase dinners (200 ea), 20 for a glass of Chardonnay, and 17 for a cocktail. None of which I would have that big of a problem with if the food/environment was up to par. Yes, you eat by the ocean but it's also at the side of the hotel pool. So, at sunset/dinner people are still drinking in the pool while you're having dinner. Yes while we are in dinner attire, others at the "restaurant" aka pool bar/grill are in t-shirts and slippers. The service was SLOW but amazing. Everyone was gracious, but we walked away shocked at the price. There is amazing Japanese/ sushi in Kihei and this is not one I will recommend. 650 for dinner for two!!!!! I wish we knew.
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