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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
Went for the Omakase. Reservation was at 9:00pm, got there at 8:45pm and got drink at bar then sat down. The waitress then told us that the last time to order the Omakase was 8:45pm. Disappointed in general. The menu, website, reservations and staff never mentioned this.
From the ambiance to the service everything was top notch. As we arrived it seemed that the bar was backed up a bit as it did take about 15 mins after I ordered a bottle of wine to receive it. The server did apologize on the wait. My only comment or suggest would be that the table that we were sat at was in the middle of two other couples dining. There was ZERO privacy at our table and we felt put on display. We ended up chatting with one of the couples next to us the entire night however it was a forced situation as opposed to a romantic date as I had anticipated. The table arrangements could have been adjusted for the night to mix up the two tops around the restaurant instead of all on one side.
Beautiful setting with ocean view dining. Cocktail Pele's Kiss was surprisingly delicious and fresh with a spicy kick! The Maui tacos we good and a delight before our main meal.(very fresh ahi) We enjoyed the fresh seafood tazu which had lobster, clams, snapper and shrimp in miso sauce. To top off the meal Strawberry Liilikoi sorbet went well with our glass of Patz & Hall chardonnay. I highly recommend this restaurant!
A delightful ladies lunch! We started with a shared order of rockfish tempura with savory dipping sauces. We all ordered the whitefish capacious salad as our main. Two of us had had it before and knew we would order it again. For a special treat, we finished with one order of yummy doughnuts with three dipping sauces--salted caramel is the best!
Does not disappoint. This is the third time in many years at Morimoto Maui. Each year I get the Chef's selection. Each time the chef has impressed to the point that I don't want to go anywhere else on the trip. Sure there are great restaurants and great scenic restaurants across the Hawaiian islands. I'd be happy to dine here every time I come to Maui. Food people, this is it.
Even the simplest of dishes like the ramen is done to perfection. Broth, noodles, balanced so well. Uuummmaaammiiiiii. I know why the chef loves this of simplest of dishes. It says, HOME.
Amazing dinner with a beautiful view. We were able to try the Waygu beef for the first time. I can honestly say it's the best beef I've ever had. My husband and I are still thinking about it a week later. The morimoto sashimi was a beautiful presentation and delicious. My three boys under 8 had no problem eating off the kids menu. If you love sushi I highly recommend trying Morimotos.
We were happy until the last 30 minutes when our server started ignoring us. If he was trying to turn the table, he should have brought us our check. He literally pulled a bottle of wine from the same ice bucket for the table next to us and walked away, though our glasses were empty too. Walked past our table multiple times without saying anything. The guy who brought our dessert was kind enough to fill our glasses. Couldn't help but take it personally when the server is attentive to all tables around you. When you drop multiple hundreds on a meal you want to leave feeling good about it. We left angry :(
The food was excellent. Service was great. I was asked if I would like to try some freshly ground wasabi "for a small upcharge". Shame on me for not asking what "small upcharge" meant. I received a portion of ground wasabi about the size of a quarter. It was delicious, but I was charged $20 for it. I probably would have paid $20 to try it, I just was not expecting $20; somewhere between $3-10 would seem to fit under the small upcharge label. Other than this one thing, everything was excellent and I would certainly eat there again.
The night we came there was a kitchen malfunction that delayed our meal two hours. We tried to be understanding of the problem and attempted to substitute our order to dishes they could prepare. An hour later I asked to speak to the manager to better understand what to expect. He approached us with a very condescending attitude, implying that it was our fault for waiting. Clearly not an appropriate way to treat a costumer. An apology and offer to compensate or expedite our food would have been the right thing to do. Very disappointing.
Morimoto restaurants are always overpriced but at least you can expect quality fish. This place is being phoned in. Chef Morimltos idea of what midddle age tourists desire in pan-Japanese cuisine... with a bit of gastro-physics silliness thrown in for effect.
Morimoto has serious cred when it comes to Japanese cuisine. Their sashimi and sushi was superb and the Omikase was delightful but rather expensive @ $140 for the basic selection considering that they did not include a request for Uni in the omakase and charged an additional $$$ fee on top of the $140 - - - that seemed excessive. I guess you have to go with the $200 omakase to get uni.
Also the front door staff of 3 young girls seemed to lack the "aloha spirit" that you find in their Maui competition next door at Spago or Ko or Merrimans - I chalk it up to newbies still getting training. We did not feel welcomed properly and it seems that even at other areas of the Andaz Resort Maui is not quite ready to compete with the Four Seasons Wailea on a service level.
I went back a second time and ordered ala carte at the sushi bar - which I think is the way to go if you are an experienced sushi fan - their Otoro was amazing, the chef was friendly - a good experience. My rating on a 1-10 scale would be 8.5 for Morimoto
Not disappointed at all. We had the chefs choice 7 courses meal. Beautifully presented and food was delicious. Some surprising elements and some familial yet new tastes. He is indeed the iron chef. The only dish I didn't enjoy as much is the filet of beef. Even though it was cooked to the perfect pink, the meat was not tender like other steak houses. The outdoor setting by the pool was nice. Enjoyed the whole dining experience and do it again.
The food and drinks were very good and we enjoyed the meal. I had the pork chop and my wife had a seafood and miso dish. We also had steak tartar and bone marrow. All were prepared and presented well. However, the service in this restaurant is terrible. We eat out pretty regularly and can't recall a worse experience. Our server disappeared at times. Our appetizers came out before our drinks. Acted as if she didn't care we were there and didn't engage us about the menu at all. There was more but I think you will get the picture. For the money I wouldn't go back. What was interesting is that we were headed back to the room and another couple from Philly had the same experience with a different server. That should be troubling to the restaurant.
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