Starstruck StomachMorimoto's is one of my and my wife's favorite restaurants in Philadelphia. Located on 723 Chestnut street, it features uber-cool flowing decor - not a straight line or a right angle to be seen along the wavy walls and ceilings, and even the furniture "flows" with gently ebbing mood lights! - and some of the most incredible Japanese fusion seafood i have ever tasted! We've been to this restaurant several times, but last week we were lucky enough to see the Iron Chef himself manning the helm for the first time. Morimoto was kind enough to step away from the bustle of the sushi bar to pose for a picture with us.
Appetizers are absolutely amazing (my wife and i love the tuna sushi with caviar); entrees are good, but can be a bit hit or miss (i had the 5-spice lobster, and while the texture was wonderful, i was a little dissappointed with the overall flavor - my wife's sea bass was much better); signature cocktails are even more hit or miss - well, actually more misses for me, as i have yet to find a Morimoto cocktail that i like (the Morimoto Martini with sake and cucumbers doesn't do it for me, nor does the lime cocktail infused with Japanese herbs...) - that said, the Morimoto Hazelnut beer is not to be missed if you like your ale with lots of texture and character, like i do!
Highly, highly recommended restaurant if you're looking for a unique place with excellent cuisine and lots of character. Wallet warning on red alert, as this is one of the pricier restaurants in Philly, but well worth it in my book...
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