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Morimoto Waikiki, Honolulu

Waikiki Edition
1775 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu , Hawaii
Tel: 808 943 5900
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Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto has arrived in Hawaii with his usual pomp and circumstance, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the Waikiki Edition hotel. Sure, every restaurant in Hawaii serves fresh, fatty tuna, but only Morimoto takes his presentation to the level of fine art, as evidenced by the Rothko-inspired palette of his fish tartare trios. You can't go wrong ordering the multicourse Chef's Choice tasting menu, but if ordering à la carte, don't miss the classic Yellowtail Pastrami or Hawaii-only dishes such as pineapple tempura or the chef's Loco Moco, a beef burger on rice topped with a runny egg and special gravy. The main dining room, with coral from the Philippines suspended overhead in glass boxes, is a stunner, but there's also a more wallet-friendly deck with a fire pit (for those rare chilly 68-degree Hawaii nights) that serves some of Honolulu's sexiest and tastiest cocktails, maki, and appetizers (like Morimoto's signature Tuna Pizza).—Cathay Che

Open Sundays through Thursdays 6:30 to 10 am, 11 am to 12 pm, and 5 to 10 pm; Fridays and Saturdays 6:30 to 10 am, 11 am to 12 pm, and 5 to 11 pm. The bar and sushi bar are open only during evening hours.

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