Morimoto Waikiki


Chef Jevic Acain of Morimoto Waikiki - Honolulu, HI

1775 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 941-8500
Hours: Mon-Sun 7:30am-10am; Mon-Sun 11am-2:30pm; Mon-Sun 5pm-10pm

Ahi poke is everywhere in Honolulu, but at Morimoto the dishes are taken to creative extremes—substituting avocado wasabi sorbet and dashi foam instead of the typical soy marinade. Chef Jevic Acain, obviously inspired by his restaurant-namesake mentor, butter-poaches lobster and matches it with orange-braised local mushrooms and carrots, and he pairs whole crispy moi fish with green papaya salad. The dining room, with pristine white walls and conch shells encapsulated in glass, sexily showcases the playful dishes, which are the real stars of the restaurant. A second Morimoto is slated to open in Maui next summer.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Morimoto-style Poke Big Eyed Tuna with Bocconcini, Avocado-Wasabi Sorbet, Dashi Foam, Sea Asparagus, Cilantro, and Mozzarella
  • Whole Crispy Moi, Spicy Tofu Sauce, Pickled Green Papaya Salad, Daikon, Carrots, and Cucumber

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