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
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
The food was very tasty, although overpr ...
The food was very tasty, although overpriced; fussy and complicated presentation of the tuna tartar appetizer. The patio seating is comfortable, but felt cramped. The restaurant is situated at the bottom of several flights of poorly lit stairs, with no elevator access. The hotel would do well to improve the lighting.
This restaurant is tiny. The tables ar ...
This restaurant is tiny. The tables are an inch apart- do not come here thinking you can have conversation.
We were excited to eat here, but won't go back. The food was horrible. I sent quite a bit back to the kitchen. I can't even compliment the desert!
Not as good as NYC location by a lot. L ...
Not as good as NYC location by a lot. Lesser food, lesser decorations, terrible bathroom.
@$500 meal/tasting & would only repeat 2 items.
Exceptionally great service but will not return to THIS location. Morimoto NY is still our favorite restaurant- this version isn't even in our top 50.
During a recent trip to Maui, my wife an ...
During a recent trip to Maui, my wife and I renewed our vows on the beach and then I wanted to surprise her with a nice dinner. A quick search in Yelp brought up Morimoto - Maui. My wife had watched him on Iron Chef America many times and always commented on how beautiful his dishes were so I knew that this was the place.
The setting was beautiful (it is located at the Andaz Resort) and the waitstaff was the best I have ever had. We went with the upgraded "chef's choice" which featured around 12 small courses of, in my wife's words, "the best food I have ever eaten."
It was an amazing experience and I would highly recommend going there for a very special night.
Went to Morimoto Maui for the last night ...
Went to Morimoto Maui for the last night of our honeymoon, so expectations were definitely high. Morimoto Maui failed on all fronts except for ambiance, restaurant is beautiful and overlooks the water.
I was hoping to get the omakase (chef's tasting menu). When I asked the server he informed me it was $200 for 10 courses and both my wife and myself had to order it. Not a half hour later the gentleman next to me ordered a $140 7 course tasting menu and his significant other was not required to. Clearly this put a damper on the evening.
We ordered shrimp tempura, spicy crab and chef's choice sashimi. The shrimp tempura came extremely heavily sauced, one avocado, one buffalo style and ranch dressing. Seemed more like bar food than high dining establishment. Spicy crab was better but still heavily sauced, with a mayo base. Sashimi was not fresh and extremely fishy. We have had better.
I wouldn't recommend, rather disappointing.
Finesse. Or lack thereof. I did not want ...
Finesse. Or lack thereof. I did not want to be disappointed by this place. I came in with hopes of a mind blowing experience. The moment we sat down, it didn't feel right. First approached by a shaggy haired, pour happy kid that poured water from a condensed water jug, dripping water all over the table. Second, the waiter comes with the menus, explaining "rules" to dine and information about Morimoto (as he did with every other table that sat after us). He went ahead and recommended the more expensive items on the menu instead of what's actually good. We started receiving our courses... All which felt like its missing something. That's where the lack of finesse comes in. Watermelon gaspacho was good, but the Yuzu was too overpowering to call it a watermelon. The bone marrow was good, but was missing a fresh element as bone marrow can get too heavy in fat. The sushi was melt in your mouth delicious. The 16oz ribeye was good... But since it got sent out before my wife's entree, it put me in anxiety as it would get overcooked on the sizzle platter. The idea of the sauce going on the plate and becoming too au sec was odd as well. The black cod with reduction sauce everywhere showed up in a massive plate with really just that. Fish and sauce. Nothing to lighten the thickness and sweetness of the sauce. My wife did not like cod. She did not eat it and we shared the steak with the two mediocre sides (fried rice and salt roasted potatoes). Waiter asked if all is well and we told him we did not like the fish as it was too sweet. They made sure help us understand that we got a dish with a reduction sauce (thanks!). The manager came in and suggested we eat the fish with the fried rice, which we shouldn't have to because we ordered an entree that should be plated with the components that help balance the flavor of the dish, not relying on side dishes. As we finished my entree and asked for the check, the waiter didn't even bother removing the cod from the receipt.
Beautiful restaurant with ocean view fro ...
Beautiful restaurant with ocean view from open roof bar. Get there early to enjoy the sunset before enjoying fresh gourmet dishes. The octopus carpaccio with light citrus dressing was amazing! The uni carbonara is very decadent and perfectly prepared as was the black cod. Great place to spoil yourself with modern Japanese cuisine.
I've spent the last year between New Yor ...
I've spent the last year between New York, Los Angeles, and Hawaii. I've had some great meals at expensive restaurants. I've not had a worse meal in the past year than I did at Morimoto. It was also ridiculously expensive for what it was. Not only did I get food poisoning from the sushi (go figure, from the so-called Morimoto Sashimi), but every bite was disgusting. I should have known that the Sea Urchin Carbonara would be horrible. It was truly the worst dish I've ever had. I sent it back, and was given attitude from the server for not liking it.
There are many good restaurants on Maui. Morimoto is not one of them. Don't waste your evening there and, inevitably, the next day on the bathroom floor.
Wow! Spectacular location and settling. ...
Wow! Spectacular location and settling. Be there before sunset - You won't be sorry! Dishes I recommend were the Pork in whipped froth and the whole fish, boned and served with asparagus. Also, the market vegetables were great. Their Japanese drink selection (sake, etc.) was terrific and should be sampled. Something to savor.
Disappointing. We ordered the chefs tast ...
Disappointing. We ordered the chefs tasting menu, but the food was just fine, nothing blew me away or really stuck out. The presentation of the food was memorable, but I would rather remember the food than the way it was arranged on a plate.
I love Morimoto but the one in Maui was ...
I love Morimoto but the one in Maui was unfortunately not a very good experience. We made reservations but still had to wait for about 45 min for our table. The food was average compared to Morimoto Honolulu and Miami and the service was not as good as expected. The restaurant itself is nice and is good for outside dining. Overall I do not recommend this restaurant for a date night but will def go back to the one in Miami.
The restaurant was super hot with no air ...
The restaurant was super hot with no air flow under the steel roof, based on the direction the restaurant was built. Ordered both of the Wagyu beefs, filet and rib eye and lacked flavor and wasn't tender at all. The salad was super soggy over poured on dressing, The pork belly was great, if it wasn't this dish I would have given it no stars. For $300 there's way better options in Wailea.
We were the first people there for dinne ...
We were the first people there for dinner. We moved tables due to about to be glaring sun in my face. We asked to move tables and were moved quickly. The original waiter kept staring at us and the new waitress....which was VERY awkward as if he was upset... I've been to Morimoto's several times in Napa and Florida and have never had a less than 5 star experience other than this one due to a waiter.
We made reservations months in advance o ...
We made reservations months in advance only to be sat next to a table with toddlers (there were other open tables--very frustrating). Ignoring the fact that we had hot wheels and chopsticks thrown at us for most of our meal, the service was horrible. Multiple times our server forgot about us, even after saying he would be back to explain our drink flights. We weren't even give proper silverware, we ate our bone marrow with chopsticks. I have never been more disappointed with the service, especially considering we paid $200 for our meal. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
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