by Ed S. on
This place is the best! It is very expensive, but what can you expect from the best of the best? Everything is "Flown in fresh Daily from Japan" I love Asian cuisine, and I thought I had tried it all, until Morimoto warped my mind! This Iron Chef's creations were not only beautiful to look at, but tasted better than they looked. My wife and I are planning another trip to Phillie just to eat there! The atmosphere & Decor was very interesting, the wait staff was superb! outside of NYC, I don't think I have ever met a better, more competent, and knowledgeable wait staff. His detailed knowledge about everything that went into all the dishes was amazing. If you are willing to spend a few Hundred bucks on a gastronomic experience you will never forget, come here!
by lemonjelly l. on
This is not the kind of place I expected to dine at during a vacation, but two very energetic and perhaps slightly tipsy hair stylists I'd just met convinced me and a friend to join them. It was a bit scene-like, so bleh for that. The sake one stylist is used to ordering and ordinarily loves was very disappointing, and bleh for that, too. Also, so freaking dark inside. Am I eating the lacquered roast pork or the broccoli with bean sauce? I dunno, I'm just poking around in the dark with my chopsticks. But it's not all grousing. The interior is very grand, the big buddha is big. It's cool to have finally been to the Vegas Tao and the NY one. The company was great. The waiter put up with our antics. We appreciated the late night dining. The rolls were super yum, especially the soft shell crab roll with the endive and that weird crunchy mint-like herb. And best of all...ladies room decorated with those colorful pachinko machines! Since it was the most well-lit part of the restaurant, that's where I took my photos - sitting on the pot, panties down, being pensive. The only place a girl can think in peace, I swear.
by Burl Dykema on
4 stars for cool factor (SF loves a dodgy exterior and welcoming interior), 2.5 stars for food, 3 for service. I did appreciate being able to take the boyfriend out for a week-night congratulations-on-your-raise-dinner for under $50 without a reservation, but the food reminded me of Bucca di Beppo. As my grandma says, "Always remember who you are," so it's good to drink $3.50 house chianti now and then to keep it real. I'd go back, but maybe not for dinner.