Morimoto: Iron Chef’s Restaurant in New York

Diana Chan June 30, 2012 Chelsea, Japanese, Late Night, Rating

Morimoto is a very famous Iron Chef from Iron Chef (Japan) and Iron Chef America. He has opened up various restaurant all across the world. When I was in New York visiting Chelsea Market, I knew I had to come here. One does not simply watch Morimoto compete in Iron Chef. You gotta try the food to really see why he’s usually a winner. Morimoto is located on the outside of Chelsea Market and it has drapes of curtains by the entrance.

As Alvin was taking a vacation in Waikiki, he went to Morimoto Waikiki and I went to this one. Check out his site to see what the Waikiki location has to offer.

The interior is very gorgeous! Very large and spacious.

They even have an open kitchen concept so you can see what the chefs are up to. Unfortunately, Morimoto wasn’t here.

The big glowing centerpiece of the restaurant looks like it’s made out of cups. When you walk downstairs to the washroom, you can get a close up view of this.

Also downstairs in a bar area.

Morimoto Iced Tea($7) contains fruit flavored iced tea, calpico, and muddled blueberries. It was very refreshing and tasted like flowers. It’s a bit pricey, but it is really really good! Highly recommend it.

Bento boxes ($24.07) comes with  your choice of:

  • grilled wagyu beef box
  • braised black cod box
  • vegetarian box

The boxes comes with miso soup, salad, tempura, sushi, seasonal fruit panna cotta.

It is an expensive bento box compared to Vancouver standards, but you are paying for the name of the restaurant, the ambiance, and of course the quality. The miso soup, salad and tempura is very very delicious! The best tempura I’ve ever had!

I ordered the grilled wagyu beef box.  There are perfect grill marks and was very moist and tender.

The sushi that comes with it is just magnificent! Very delicate and packed with a good amount of flavour.

Braised black cod box has the same items but you get a different protein item. CanuckGirl got this one. She really enjoyed the overall quality of the box. It was her favorite meal of the trip!

Mango Panna Cotta with fresh berries was very yummy! It was a perfect dessert to end the meal

Also, the toilets are so pretty. I know it’s gross to take photos of the toilets but it’s very modern and cool! The seats are heated and there are so many additional functions.

Overall, the lunch at Morimoto was epic! The food was simple but had so much flavour. I would highly recommend this place if you are in New York.

Words of Wisdom:

  • Not too busy during lunch
  • Bento box lunch is the best bang for your buck

We Rate Morimoto

88 10th Ave
New York, NY


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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.


  1. Curtis June 30, 2012 at 12:44 am

    that bathroom is like inception! awesome review 🙂

    • DesignGirl June 30, 2012 at 5:51 pm

      Thanks man! I was staring at the wall forever and it seemed like I would never return from the washroom. It looked like a portal!

  2. Alvin June 30, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Mmmm i could look at these sushi pics all day, hungry now, damn u D!!! 😀 <3

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