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Iron Chef
Masaharu Morimoto

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Morimoto Waikiki is the ultimate culinary experience offering a traditional Japanese menu fused with Western ingredients and preparation.

In a setting so stylish, so beyond expectations, only a celebrity chef will do.

Welcome to Morimoto Waikiki at THE MODERN HONOLULU, conceived by Executive Chef – Iron Chef – Masaharu Morimoto.

Select global culinary capitals can claim Iron Chef Morimoto's restaurants – Napa, New York City, New Delhi, among others. Chef Morimoto's Honolulu restaurant enhances his culinary signature with the use of island-grown ingredients. Honoring the seamless integration of Japanese and Western ingredients Chef Morimoto is known for, Morimoto Waikiki highlights the best seafood from Hawaiian and Japanese waters as well as seasonal raw selections, fruits and vegetables.

Now, you are invited to experience our newest unique pairing, Lunch + Lomi. Our Lunch + Lomi Package features lunch at Morimoto Waikiki and a relaxing Lomi Lomi massage at LATHER Spa, also located within THE MODERN HONOLULU. To reserve your Lunch + Lomi Package, please call LATHER Spa at 808.943.5882.


Inside Morimoto Waikiki, dining is theater. Witness Morimoto’s vision translate to the plate in the open kitchen or at the full sushi bar. Signatures include the Carpaccio of Wagyu, whitefish or live octopus accompanied by hot oil ginger and yuzu soy, and the Ishi Yaki Buri Bop (which your server prepares before you – searing yellowtail on the sides of a hot stone bowl heaped with rice). To finish, the salty-sweet Chocolate Peanut Bombe marries milk chocolate crèmeux and peanut dragée with salted peanut ice cream. Or, select Chef Morimoto’s tasting menu for ultimate inspiration.

Of course, this Iron Chef is known for developing award-winning beers and sake. Request a sake flight to expand your palate, and savor Morimoto Waikiki. Thomas Schoos designed the space to balance the simplicity of Japanese design with Hawaii’s organic elements. The white interior is cool, crisp – though electrified by the greens of live moss and the purples that command attention from larger-than-life orchids on a mural. Lucite boxes hang overhead, displaying structural pieces of coral. Sheer curtains shelter semi-private dining rooms; the expansive bar, cocktail tables and deep sofas reveal spaces for sipping – staying. Outside, patio seating reflects the ambience of a fire pit and the view of Ala Wai yacht harbor.

This is your chance to experience the vision of an Iron Chef, a James Beard Foundation Award winner, a creative force lauded by the likes of Zagat and Travel + Leisure. Experience Morimoto Waikiki at THE MODERN HONOLULU.

For reservations call 808-943-5900 or click here.

Morimoto Waikiki Lunch Menu  

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Morimoto Waikiki R&D Menu

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Morimoto Waikiki Dinner Menu

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Morimoto Waikiki Cocktail Menu

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Morimoto Waikiki Dessert Menu

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Lunch + Lomi Package

Enjoy a luxurious Lomi Lomi massage at LATHER Spa and lunch at Morimoto Waikiki. The 50 minute therapeutic massage is inspired by ancient master healers of Hawaii. Lomi Lomi works muscles gently and deeply, with continuous flowing movements that calm the senses like ocean waves. For reservations, please call LATHER Spa at 808.943.5882

Option 1: $209.48* per person
50 min Lomi Lomi Massage with coconut oil + LATHER SPA Gift
Lunch with your choice of specialty sandwich:
Morimoto Special Mini Burgers: Wagyu, Shredded Cabbage, Pork Kakuni
Lobster Melt: Miso Mayo, Swiss Cheese
Chicken Katsu Sandwich: Japanese Bread, Shredded Cabbage, Tonkatsu Sauce

Option 2: $218.48* per person
Spa 50 min Lomi Massage with coconut oil + LATHER SPA Gift
Lunch Set of your choice:
Angry Chicken: Organic Chicken, Roasted Peppers, Spiced Chicken Jus
Braised Black Cod: Ginger-soy Reduction, Pickled Bell Peppers, Budo Mame
Chef's Loco Moto: Wagyu Beef, Sunny Side Up Local Egg, Hayashi Gravy
Kakuni Don: Braised Ten-Hour Pork Belly, Chinese Cabbage, Red Onion Gobo
*Tax and gratuities are included for both LATHER Spa and Morimoto Waikiki

1775 Ala Moana Boulevard Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

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