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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
It's not often that we experience such a difference between the food quality & service. Both the waiter, Antonio, and Manager were sub-standard. Timeliness (30 minutes for anything to arrive), attention to detail (our share plates were not changed once & had wilted salad/dressing for the entire meal), clarifying client preferences (martini & cognac glasses for shochu??), and problem solving (how to buy the chef's a beverage of their choice - a customary practice - after their shift) were al seriously lacking. To say nothing about general lack of appreciation. Compared with the NYC location, Morimoto Maui was a disappointment.
Outstanding quality sushi and cooked dishes both. We ate here around 6 times in our 9 days in Maui - twice for dinner because it was so good. Every single dish we had was to die for - I'm still thinking about the sea urchin carbonara. We did the omakase the second time - which was really fantastic. Many places, it's just nonstop sushi, sometimes with a little fancy beef thrown in. This was a real sampling of the kitchen - and every course was fun and delicious. We loved it.
For the price and name was expecting more. Maybe biased, food was good and enjoyed it all but it was not what I expected from a restaurant that was associated with Morimoto. Good food, over priced, but what is expected with a hotel restaurant. Eat here but not with sky high expectations.
We were seated next to an outside door going to the outside bar area. Very noisy and hot due to lack of ac.
Our starters were good not great. My wife's entre was the Tempura Rock Shrimp. It was excellent. My whole crispy fish was flat out dry and way over cooked. Inedible.
As a peace offering they brought us green tea ice cream that we neither like. We have been here many times before but this is our last. Quality no where as good as when they opened. The hostess was not very cordial but the rest of the staff were extremely polite.
One of the best meals I've ever had. We had the Omekasi and were all impressed with the variety, presentation and outstanding combination of flavours that made each course a taste explosion. Our waiter Terry was extremely knowledgeable and took the time to explain each course for us and was extremely attentive throughout the night. I highly recommend Morimoto Maui to anyone who wants a unique and very satisfying experience.
Tables are crowded together which allows for no intimacy, at least not with the person at your own table. While the restaurant is close to the beach, there has been no attempt to integrate the beauty or the sounds of the area into the dining experience. While the Hotel Andaz,in which Morimoto's is located, has an architecturally striking interior, the restaurant's appearance does little to live up to its possibilities.
Our waiter was so busy trying to impress the patrons at 2 tables with his vast knowledge of all things Morimoto, he basically ignored his other tables including ours. We had 5 different waitstaff provide some service to our table and none of them took any ownership in actually attending to us or making us feel welcome. Rather, we were just a table with a couple sitting at it. Not what I would expect for a dinner with this fare.
My wife liked her braised black cod. My dish (called "duck duck goose") was a huge disappointment. It is duck served 4 ways with foie gras. If there was foie gras, I never tasted it. The duck leg confit was tender but the duck meatball was a nothing as was the duck and foie gras fried rice. The duck breast was, quite simply, inedible.
However, the worst of our evening was the party of 9 seated in the center of a very packed dining room. Three of those nine were very intoxicated and unbelievably loud. The management apparently decided that those nine were more important that all the rest of the patrons who were, quite obviously to anyone paying attention, extremely annoyed at having their dinners constantly disrupted by a bunch of boorish and rude louts.
Also ate at Nick's Fishmarket in the Fairmont, Ferraro's and Duo in the Four Seasons, and the Restaurant in the Hotel Wailea. If you are looking for nice dining in Wailea, forego Morimoto's and try the others in the same area. Our personal preference was Ferraro's. Exceptional service and food with outdoor ambiance overlooking the crashing waves.
Looking forward to Morimoto on our babymoon in Maui- unfortunately the service really dampered the experience. Our server didn't great our table for almost 20 minutes, then even after she did she seemed super distracted and unprofessional for such a professional restaurant. I had to ask for my drink three times. Then we waited almost 40 minutes between a sushi roll and our entree (which was also raw), so I'm pretty sure she just forgot to ring it in until she saw us hungrily staring at her. Overall, nice restaurant but our server made us feel like we were at an Applebees, not the most exclusive Japanese restaurant in Maui.
We were there on a very rainy evening and seated outside. I found out one of the couples in our party of 6 who arrieved first asked to be seated inside, and the request was ignored. The wait staff brought us drinks took our order and never came back to see if we needed anything. The food was good and we had an enjoyable evening despite the mediocre service and nasty weather.
I came here with my boyfriend while we were staying at Andaz Wailea. We had a reso at 830 but showed up early and ordered a bottle of wine at the bar area and were able to get sat closer to 8. Once we got sat we ordered the beef carpaccio which was to die for, the tuna pizza (the only thing I didn't care for) the crispy whole fish, a side of duck fried rice (a must have! Amazing) and 5oz of the A5 steak which was the best stake I have ever had. This steak is only served at a few restaurants worldwide - from what our server told us. Overall a great experience but you get what you pay for. $600 for two of us.
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.
'Twas an amazing dinner. We decided to have Chef Morimotos 7 course tasting menu with sake pairing. It's a tad spendy but SO worth it. We love getting tastes of multiple menu items (some of which we probably wouldn't have ordered ourselves but ended up being faves!) and the sake pairings were fantastic! The service was awesome as well... Thank you, Petra, for an unforgettable date night =)
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
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