New eats: Morimoto Waikiki

Morimoto Waikiki

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By Mari Taketa

Opening night for Morimoto Waikiki, and it’s Masaharu Morimoto’s latest moment to shine. A Michelin star for his Tokyo restaurant, another restaurant newly opened in Napa in July, and now this, the most buzzed-about new restaurant in Honolulu this year.

For local foodies, the coming of an Iron Chef restaurant is like manna from the Kitchen Stadium gods. Nonstop’s Melissa Chang and I headed to the Waikiki Edition Hotel to check it out for our first ever head-to-head review.

Photo by Ed Morita

Morimoto Waikiki
1775 Ala Moana Blvd.