Morimoto Asia Waikīkī
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