by Nikki M. on
The highlight of this place - obviously it's the slide! Where the heck do you ever find a place that you enter thru a slide? That was pretty fun. The place was actually a bit smaller than I anticipated, but it was poppin on a Saturday night. Ambience was OK - nothing out of the ordinary. The music was real good for my tastes, mixing top 40 with some old school stuff. Drinks were reasonable, there was plenty of seating. Our bartender was really attentive too. I couldn't really ask for anything more? Definitely a place to stop by I think. I would probably return.
by Brittney V. on
I was so excited to go to Morimoto on my only night in Philly. I arrived early before the group I was meeting and talked with the hostess for a while. She recommended the Ishi Yaki Buri Bop dish (with kobe beef), which I ended up getting (with yellowtail, though). It was delicious. Some of the other dishes at the table were the duck, duck, duck and two variations of the sashimi/sushi samplers. Everyone was very pleased with their dishes. The ambiance at Morimoto is very hip. I am not sure it really goes well with the theme of the food, but whatever. Our waiter was very enthusiastic, but almost to the point of annoyance. I am glad I got to eat here, especially since I am a huge Iron Chef fan. I probably will not come back, as it is a little pricy for my taste and there are probably other restaurants I would rather try out instead.
by Janelle Harvilchuck on
This was our scenario: We were hanging out at Universal Studios all day... and by the time the day was almost over I realized that I DID NOT want to drive back to Santa Barbara where we were staying. So in a state of exhausted panic (which is a slight exaggeration) I called a fellow rateclubser in Los Angeles... She recommended this hotel I'm typing about right now. I feel sorta lucky because the receptionist said that we got the last available room at the hotel (although this coulda been a lie to get me to book it)... and at 219.00 the rate was rather steep but affordable. Especially for a last minute reservation. THE HOTEL: So we get there and this place is GORGEOUS! The lobby, the entry way, everything is so gorgeous about it! If you read the other reviews you will see that this place has a lot of history in it which is kinda cool - yeah the first academy awards were held here and I think i accidentally stumbled into the ballroom type place where they were held in - it was dark and scary looking. THE ROOMS: Spacious! Oh so spacious! We had a wonderful view of the Mann's Chinese Theatre. The bathroom in the handicapped room that we got was huge! It had a seperate area for the tub and shower... however, i wish the tub was more of a garden style tub to make it a bit more comfy. The bath products were awesome, totally take home worthy. Warms colors surround you from the paint on the walls to the soft light fixtures... an overall clean and comfortable room. OH YEAH and the next morning after we checked out i learn that this place is HAUNTED. I got on google and found out that room 928 has some weird supernatural activity all up in it. We stayed in room 921. WTF I wish I knew. If you plan on staying at this hotel, ask for Room 928 and post your experiences on rateclubs!