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
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!
It was a special occasion for us, but we ...
It was a special occasion for us, but we were told outdoor seating would not be possible. I understood, but it was still disappointing especially given the occasion. So those looking for a quiet romantic setting keep this in mind.
However, we were still excited to be there. The food was great and wine perfect match. However, I'm not sure if they were understaffed, poorly managed, or hostess didn't set up the tables evenly, but the service was horrible. One example -we had to ask for our wine to be refilled several times and waited a while even after that (they took the bottle away from the table or we would have done it ourselves). The food and dining experience wasn't worth the service. The staff seemed nice, but nearby tables agreed it was a turn off. Would not recommend at all
The experience in the restaurant was exc ...
The experience in the restaurant was excellent. I had the California roll which was delicious as well as the lobster roll. Their French fries are crispy and salted only. The food filled me up but I had heard about the donuts. With 5 per serving I thought I would have to take some home. No, so delicious, I ate them all there. The only cons I have is that if I did not know where it was, it would have been difficult to find. I had to stop 3 people to ask how to get there. Be prepared to descend, then climb many, many steps.
Located poolside on the grounds of the t ...
Located poolside on the grounds of the tony Andaz Hotel, Morimoto serves some of the best sushi I've ever eaten. The salmon sashimi was a standout, with its rich, buttery flavor and texture. They will likely recommend one of their toro tuna appetizers, which truth be told, is good, but it's mostly about the elaborate presentation. Their uni was delicious as well. All of the sashimi and sushi we ate was excellent. Rice was room temperature and perfect consistency as well.
Dine outside by the pool if you can. Views are spectacular. Great cocktail list as well. Also, for the non-drinkers, they had a $15 pinot noir (non-alcoholic) that was totally worth it.
While the restaurant was excellent, the price is steep. Lunch for two, including the toro appetizer, nigiri sushi and sashimi, one cocktail and the pinot noir was $200. I can only imagine what dinner prices would be.
Server wasn't happy to be there. Didn't ...
Server wasn't happy to be there. Didn't care that we were on our honeymoon. Because we're somewhat "younger" (23) didn't bother to ask us if we were charging to our room like he asked the couple next to us. We would've, but just paid cash since he dropped the check and just walked away. Still tipped 20% because we work in the industry. It was suppose to be our nice dinner on our Maui stay. Oh well
My daughter and her husband were celebra ...
My daughter and her husband were celebrating a wedding anniversary and we were at another table celebrating my other daughters birthday. It is so different from his Honolulu restaurant in terms of style but the food is great and enjoyed every morsel
I'm disappointed .... I really wanted to ...
I'm disappointed .... I really wanted to like this place. I was very excited to try it. I'm a big sushi fan. I have had celiacs for almost 20 years. I asked if they had gluten free soy sauce and they told me yes they had Tamari. The waiter then let me know that the sushi rice is not fit for celiacs because it contains gluten, i have never heard of that but I appreciated the information and the heads up . I order the spicy tuna hand roll with no rice. I was told NO, Chef Morimoto won't serve sushi rolls without rice. My celiacs and gluten free diet is not an option for me but I believe that the Americans with disabilities act calls for reasonable accommodations. I didn't ask for special rice or brown rice, I just asked to eliminate the rice and I was told No. kinda ridiculous. I ended up eating the yellow tail in the hot bowl. The fish was fishy tasting and had zero flavor. They guaranteed me that the dish was gluten free and so was the sauce. Guess what ? It wasn't ... thanks a lot chef Morimoto. I only heard at least 5-10 times about the chef being on Iron Chef and how amazing he is... really don't care about celebrity status, I was just hoping for good food. Not accommodating at all and the food was mediocre at best. Back to Spago tonight where they gladly accommodate for dietary restrictions.
As regular diners at Morimoto in NYC, my ...
As regular diners at Morimoto in NYC, my wife and I were very excited to visit its sister property at the Andaz in Maui. Sadly the two Morimotos couldn't be more different - particularly in the quality department. While my wife and I were very impressed by the appetizers (tuna tartare, pork gyoza), the sushi we ordered was substandard in taste and quality across the board. O-toro lacked its normal creamy and rich flavor, while salmon simply tasted weird. Definitely unacceptable given the very high prices. Service however was superb, and the location at the Andaz is beautiful. If you're looking for excellent sushi on Maui, this is not the place to find it sadly.
Superb service and cuisine. Excellent b ...
Superb service and cuisine. Excellent bar with highly skilled bartenders. World class sushi and inventive dishes in a fusion of Japanese, Continental and Hawaiian cuisine. Very expensive and well worth it. Handicap access is very poor but if you inquire at the Valet they will happily take you directly to the restaurant in a golf cart. Really beats 3 flights of stairs!
Service was very good from the waiter th ...
Service was very good from the waiter though the hostess seating us was a little disinterested. It was our 25th wedding anniversary and we had notified the restaurant in advance. A place with finely tuned service would have had the hostess acknowledge it when we arrived. Sigh, the good old days are gone!
Overall food was good but for a high end restaurant not spectacular. For example, I ordered the cold noodles and at the waiters suggestion went with Udon rather than Soba. The noodles were clumpy/sticky and the accompaniments were less than inspired. As well my wife ordered Seafood Toban-Yaki which I shared. It would have been a terrific dish if the seafood was not so grossly overcooked. Quite surprising for a high end seafood restaurant.
Despite the problems I would recommend Morimotos with some caveats about being careful on what you order and in the hope and faith that they will "up their game" to make sure the food meets the quality of the location and the reputation of the Iron Chef.
We were blown away with the 7 course tas ...
We were blown away with the 7 course tasting menu.
The staff was very knowledgeable about each course and enthusiastic to share.
Our waitress was wonderful.
The building is beautiful. After dinner we walked along the beach on Wailea.
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.
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