About Morimoto - Maui
Wailea, HI 96753
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 arrived and the hostesses were very friendly about getting our table ready. We wanted to sit at the sushi bar. There were several seats but apparently they weren't ready for us. We were told to wait in the bar. The bar area is very small and it was full but we were able to find one chair at the bar. We wanted to start with a martini. The bartender recommended two of their most popular martinis. He was not friendly or helpful with information. We tasted the drinks and they were both so sour and tart that we were not going to enjoy them. We asked if we could just have plain martinis instead that we didn't like them. I never do that unless it's undrinkable. The bartender was not friendly at all about it. If fact he was rude. But he did make us a plain martini at it was good. We sat at the sushi bar. We like sitting at the bar so we can be friendly with the chef and get recommendations. Instead we had a server. He was good but the restaurant was busy and he had a lot of tables. The whole kitchen is open so it is very loud. The chefs receive orders from servers through receipt machines. I think there was four or more machines going off constantly. It was so annoying and distracting. It was unbelievable!! In an expensive restaurant. I wish we would have requested outside as far away from those machines. A Japanese restaurant should be relaxing and very zen like. The sushi was good but I expected better for the location. Our service was good but not what I like at a sushi bar. I would not go back because there's too many other good restaurants.
Creative cooking to the max. For us there were so many new taste sensation's and ways of preparing food. It's what I would've hoped to experience at a Morimoto restaurant. Our waiter was extremely attentive but not in the way. The courses or spaced out perfectly warm when they needed to be warm and cold as they needed to be cold. It was not cheap. But worth the money. We would certainly look forward to returning
Omakase was very tasty, the only problem is, when I hear Omakase I think sushi, it would more accurately be called a chefs tasting or short course kaiseki style...that being said...each course was quite good, nothing outstanding, but solidly tooth some throughout.
This was so very close to being a total 5*across the board. Meal was nearly perfect but the Pork chop was very expensive for a poorly prepared dish Buri bop was amazing as usual. Donuts are truly the best in USA... ordering them is a must. Mori Cabernet was an amazing bottle of wine
We ordered the Chefs Tasting menu and it did not disappoint. We left so full and so happy! I couldn't begin to describe the flavors we experienced but to sum it up it was the freshest and most balanced meal I can remember eating! It was well worth the steep price for the experience.
The service was bad. Our waiter was very inattentive. He checked on our table once at the start of our experience. Then we had to waive him down just to order a beer. (Morimoto Pilsner is outrageously priced at $34). The restaurant was not busy.
The food was super average. I get way better anywhere at home in San Francisco. The maguro sashimi was extremely thinly cut with a big dark spot on it. Served at room temperature. Yuck. Ramen was totally plain. Everything else very plain. Cocktails were there only salvation.
We ate there Friday. Today is Sunday and I am just now getting over the worst case of food poisoning that I have ever experienced. I had the tuna pizza and the sushi. None of the other 4 people at our table got sick but none of them got the same items. We have eaten there frequently and have never had this problem before, but it will be some time before I eat raw fish again.
We have eaten in restaurants throughout Maui, and this is the worst in terms of service and policies, given its high cost. I asked if I could have a small sip of two wines to decide between them, and they refused, saying that that would cost me $13. If Morimoto is going to charge $24 to $28 appetizers and entrees up to $95, they should adhere to what is customary in similar restaurants in terms of service. (By the way, one glass of wine costs $16 and up.) On top of that, the manager was extremely rude and argumentative. Several of the diners surrounding us commented on how inappropriate their wine policy was, given the caliber of restaurant . instead we recommend Ferraro's, Tommy Bahamas, and Duo's, both for the food, the ambience and the quality of service.
Not impressed with the 7 course surprise. Competley overpriced and not worth the amount paid. Portions were small. I wouldn't order again and recommend you do not unless you like everything raw. We were the last ones to leave and the cooks were eating out of the spoons and dishes in plain view.
Receptionist was argumentative on the time of our reservation even though I had en email with the correct time, not a good first impression. The wait staff (server) was, in my opinion was snobby ( maybe because on the type of upscale restaurant he worked at).
Food is very good, but they ran out of the Crispy Whole Fish an hour after they opened. Sushi was exceptional and good presentation. Overall, I rate them fair due to the service, not the food. It's a very pricy restaurant with $100 steaks, although very good, it should be served with friendlier staff; maybe they would be if they didn't tack on the mandatory 20% gratuity!!!
We have eaten at Morimoto in Napa several time and found them to be friendlier.
Drinks and wine by the glass were excellent. Pork gyoza were fantastic. Entrees were a let down: braised cod was excellent but the angry chicken was very average/forgettable and the pork chop was too thick, flavorless and barely edible for a serious meat eater.
I know sushi and seek out the best places where ever I go. Morimoto in Wailea, Maui is good. The food is very good actually. There's nothing less than delicious on the menu. My problem with them is that it's overpriced by a good 30%. I ate there with a friend. Ordered a decent amount of sushi and a couple appetizers and two small sake's. Dinner before tip came to $260. I think $200 would have been more reasonable. For the money, I wouldn't go there again. But if money was no object I'd go and enjoy it. I've had the same amount of food and sake at places just as good (they are few and far between though) for about $100 a person. Although you can find overpriced places in LA as well. The service was slow. The two top tables are very long and conversing over the distance is not intimate and easily overheard by people sitting next to you. I don't recommend it as a romantic place. The ambiance doesn't support it.
Everything was great, but we started talking to the diners next to us and felt rushed by the staff to pay and leave. If they want people to leave and not socialize then don't put the tables so close to each other. The food was really tasty and fresh. We would definitely go back at the end of the day.
Just awesome. We ordered 2 sushi appetizers which were outstanding. We then had the house salad...totally fabulous. Then for the entree we had bronzino. It was excellent . Topped off the meal with the homemade donuts. I loved everything. I saw the reviews OS the restraurant which were not complimentary. I wondered if these people ate at the same place. This restaurant is not to be missed.
Seems the restaurant was under staffed. We ordered dessert and after 20 minutes they forgot. Another 15 and we decided to skip it. Food is great but not having a full staff caused a myriad of issues with other tables not getting their food, too. A shame because the food is so great.
The food was horrible. Not what you would expect carrying the Morimoto name. Ordered the Morimoto Ramen that came looking like pho. Also ordered a udon dish that used the same noodles as the ramen. After we complained they came out and apologized because they ran out of ramen noodles. Probably should tell the customer before ordering rather than just make it and hope that they eat it and not notice.
I love chao or congee. My mom would always cook it for me when I wasn't feeling well. I usually order it at places that offer it and was excited it was on the menu. It was combined with pork belly. It was very disappointing. The consistency of the congee was nothing like myself or the others at my table have had. The other two eating with me are tawainese and I am Vietnamese so between the three of us we've had plenty chao or congee before.
The sushi itself was also nothing to write home about. You would think I sushi place that specializes in sushi could actually roll the sushi. The maki fell apart with me barely even touching it.
All in all for a disappointing meal we also overpaid. It would've been a decent price for a nice meal for 4, instead it was the biggest waste of money on our entire trip to Maui
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