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.
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Daily: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Wailea Ike Dr.
$31 to $50
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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 dinner as a family while staying ...
We had dinner as a family while staying at the Andaz Maui. The food was delicious. Our server, Darcy gave excellent descriptions of all the dishes. The sushi was super fresh. We loved the Wagyu beef carpaccio just melted in your mouth. My favorite was the rock shrimp tempura...a must have dish for sure! You cannot go wrong with any sushi. It all tastes great. This was an outstanding meal!!!
The food was excellent. The service was ...
The food was excellent. The service was not of the same caliber as the food. First off, the host knew I had a food allergy as we discussed it when I confirmed. Our server did not have this information for some reason so I was glad I mentioned it directly to him. Our server did not give us information on all of our options. We had the 10-course omakase with wine pairings. We overheard a different waiter tell another table that there was a sake pairing available, which we would have liked to know. During the meal there were 2 courses where the food showed up before the wine, and a course that was dropped off while my husband was in the bathroom so he didn't get to hear what was in it. We were offered coffee before the first dessert course but they forgot about it until we reminded them before the second dessert course. The waiter blamed the forgotten coffee on his assistant, which seemed unprofessional. One final note, the seating is a bit awkward. They have 2-person banquettes that are shared between adjacent 2-person tables. It was not as private as I would have preferred. We will go back for the food but will do a more casual meal next time.
Really disappointing experience. After a ...
Really disappointing experience. After all the hype the food was just average period the worst part is we had a reservation for 4. And friends of ours happened to be at the restaurant as well. So we sat next to them at the bar. We were then told that because we had a large party they would be adding a 20% tip. This was not something they told us about until after when they presented us with the bills. This is pretty crappy customer service and should have been something that they mentioned to us prior. We did not have a table of 7. We didn't even share checks. On top of that this restaurant decides to give you or not give you your change. Three different checks amongst the entire sushi bar and not one person received any of the change less than $1 that was due them. It seems the restaurant just decides to round your bill in their favor. And keep your change.
Service was very slow to start but once ...
Service was very slow to start but once the waiter knew he had our table it was better. We sat outside and the water overflowing from the infinity pool Just above the dining area was quite noisy along with the kids playing football in the pool.
Excellent food and service, didn't like ...
Excellent food and service, didn't like the social seating where we shared a bench seat with another couple, not that they didn't look like fine people, but they could hear our conversation and we could hear them. A bit weird for $400+ meal. Would eat there again but request a private table
Service was deplorable on our particular ...
Service was deplorable on our particular night, from the hostess to the waiter. We were seated inside so the atmosphere was quite different from the outside seating. It was quite bright and loud. Very disappointed in our experience.
The A-5 wagyu compared to quality of mea ...
The A-5 wagyu compared to quality of meats in Japan did not live up to expectations. Even the rib eye was was somewhat disappointing. With both of that said, if you have never been to Japan, it would be recommended to try both pieces. Service was outstanding. If I were to go back, I would try the several coursed dinner.
I love the Andaz but I'm not a frequent ...
I love the Andaz but I'm not a frequent visitor because it's expensive for me and overpriced in my opinion. We dined at Morimoto in this particular night for Wailea Restaurant Week. The portions are relatively small but presentation of the food was fantastic. I really like the ambience and we were lucky to have an outdoor poolside table, which we really enjoyed. I thought the service was stellar and very attentive and friendly. I would return for a special occasion but it's not everyday dining unless you can afford it.
Energetic, busy, noisy at 6 and from the ...
Energetic, busy, noisy at 6 and from then on....it is more of a quicker bite than going for the omakase dinner, where you might want a more elegant atmosphere. For that, go to Nobu in Honolulu. This venue is more for the young and restless than the older and sedate, because of the distractions and busi-ness.
The food was lovely, presentation flawless, but a sort of useless plate got in the way when we were reading the menus. As for what we ordered, very bite a delight! Shrimp set a new standard for quality of deliciousness with sauce totally complimentary to the food. Appetizers out of this world, and ditto with the sauces.
We were a bit surprised to find a "service charge" of 18% already added in, but probably because it was Wailea Week 3-course dinner deals? or maybe we don't read the menu correctly? Someone not observant might have added another 18% on top of that....just saying. Maybe because of the noise, we missed the "announcement"?
Unless you're a hotel guest, I suspect your tables won't be in the "better section" on the so-called outdoor area (where you can't see much after dark, but there's probably less clatter.)
We were celebrating our 25th Anniversary ...
We were celebrating our 25th Anniversary and we were greeted with two glasses of free champagne. Escorted to the best table in the restaurant and the service was impeccable. We would recommend the "Chef's Choice" menu for a special occasion. It is a bit pricey but the food and the seven courses were outstanding! Memories were made forever!
We ordered cocktails, a half bottle sake ...
We ordered cocktails, a half bottle sake, the tartare, wagyu carpaccio, and sushi. The tartare is fine, but a bit gimmicky with all the mix-ins. Wagyu carpaccio was nice and balanced. Their fish seems fine in terms of quality (but not amazing knife skills), but definitely won't provide a revelatory or unique sushi experience for anyone. I'd skip all of the Morimoto sake options, and I would also skip the cocktails, which were unremarkable and just get beer/wine/sake instead. Service was timely, engaging, and knowledgeable--we were prepared for the opposite based on recent yelp reviews. I would probably eat here again if I were staying in the hotel, but wouldn't make the trip if I were on another part of Maui.
One of the best meals I have ever had! C ...
One of the best meals I have ever had! Cannot wait to get back. We had the Morimoto Sashimi appetizer, the Duck Duck Goose and seafood toban take entrees and the corn side dish. Everything was fabulous! There is so much sake to choose from. Our waiter recommended the flight which was a great idea but ultimately the Morimoto 5 year was my favorite. We also tried the Shochu flight after dinner which is the Japanese version of vodka/whiskey. Not my favorite but can't say I didn't try! (Two of them smelled like tequila which is one liquor I cannot get along with). Waiter was very helpful!
Good food. Tables are very snug. Limited ...
Good food. Tables are very snug. Limited wine list. Unprofessional staff. My wife and I stepped out to enjoy a cigarette and the rudest employee of the restaurant came running out like a bat out of hell on a power trip and attempted to berate me for smoking on the public beach which was around 50 feet from the enclosed restaurant.
Teach your staff some manners. Also, I'm physically disabled and you need to go up or down at least 40 stairs and no offer of a lift.
Would rate higher but we didn't like the ...
Would rate higher but we didn't like the fact that on menu listed ingredients omitting or changing was not allowed. I was told although I had a shellfish allergy when the chef looked at omitting it, he will not substitute he would only omit not replace with something else I liked and not even add more fish instead . The server didn't even ask she said it was a standard policy. When we went for lunch here they were more accommodating, she said that's only for lunch maybe, but dinner menu is not that way. The rest of the service from the staff was wonderful.
I anticipated a good food experience fro ...
I anticipated a good food experience from a well known chef, but was disappointed.
When we arrived, we asked for an outside table, and they said a 10 minute wait, so we went to the bar
The bartender was friendly and attentive
However, once we sat down the service faltered. The waiter asked if we could wait which was OK, but the wait became excessive
We ordered the beef carpacio which was good. But our main courses arrived and just plucked down without explanation. When we asked a wait staff what was the liquid which accompanied the duck, she didn't know
A glass of wine almost missed the dinner, and the coffee was returned because it was tepid, and the second one missed the dessert
When I refused the second cup because dessert was finished, they said they had to brew a second pot "just for me"
Actually the best part of the dinner was the doughnut dessert.
The next evening we went to mama's fish house who blew this place out of the water
It's in a beautiful location and the hot ...
It's in a beautiful location and the hotel staff were very friendly on escorting us to the restaraunt which is far back behind the resort. We made reservations for 5:30 and we arrived 15 minutes early and were seated at the bar until they could sit us. We didn't get sat until about 5:40. The hostess and staff were excellent. Very friendly and professional! The menu looked fantastic and had great choices. We ordered the bbq eel roll, and the crab roll (not quite sure the exact names) and the octopus carpaccio. The crab roll was fantastic, it was all plated beautifully. After eating half of the eel roll i noticed a dead bug underneath. The staff and management took care of it efficiently and offered new suggestions which were excellent. And the donuts were the BEST dessert I've had in awhile. The dipping sauces were excellent. I'd go back just for those!
Fabulous dining experience. The ambiance ...
Fabulous dining experience. The ambiance was incredible. The wait staff was professional and attentive without being overbearing.The food presentation was exquisite. The food was delicious. My vegan husband left the fold for this meal and said it was well worth his transgression. Chopsticks over forks! One of my favorite places. (Philly as well, though totally different decor ).
Impressed! Great food, beautifully prep ...
Impressed! Great food, beautifully prepared. Was planning on ordering sushi, but after seeing the menu decided to order a full fish (Branzino) and a Duck main course. both were awesome. Desserts (donuts) are also over the top delicious. Not cheap, but so good!
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