Honolulu Restaurant Guide

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2020 Hawai‘i Restaurant Guide

Morimoto Asia Waikīkī

Map2490 Kalākaua Ave.
‘Alohilani Resort

Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 922-0022
  • Chinese
  • Desserts
  • Dim Sum
  • Dinner
  • Family-Style
  • Fine Dining
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Noodles
  • Ramen
  • Seafood
  • Sushi
  • Taiwanese
  • Tapas/Small Plates
  • Waikiki


Morimoto Asia, chic and rustic with a vibe evoking colonial Indochina, is a spot for first dates, business entertaining, girls nights out and those times your out-of-town guests want dinner with a sunset view.

This is Asia through Morimoto’s gustatory lens—a huge sweep across the continent from Japan, China and South Korea to Thailand and Singapore. The menu spans everything from hawker stall fare like Hainanese chicken rice to dim sum from a roving cart to raw A5 wagyu grilled tableside for $25 an ounce.

Because of this, and because even with eight menu sections (appetizers, salads, sushi rolls, dim sum, noodle soups, meat and poultry, seafood, and rice and wok dishes) it’s not easy to coherently categorize this much of Asia on two pages, first-timers could use some guidance.

35th Annual Hale ‘Aina Awards:
- Best New Restaurant Finalist
- Best Overall Japanese Top Write In

Additional Information:

Cost Scale: $$
Hours: Open daily 5 to 10 p.m.
Awards & Festivals: Restaurant Week Hawai‘i
Parking: he first three hours in ‘Alohilani’s self-park garage are free with validation. Valet parking will cost you $9 with restaurant validation.