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.
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
88 10th Ave
New York, NY