One of Steven Starr's most popular dining establishments, Morimoto turns Japan’s storied culinary tradition into a true art form. With celebrity chef Masharu Morimoto at the helm (he's a true Iron Chef, by the way) the combination of extraordinary culinary talent with cutting-edge decor makes eating at Morimoto a true dining experience. The restaurant’s wide-ranging yet sophisticated menu includes both hot and cold dishes, sushi, sashimi, a raw bar, and all of the usual meal staples like soups, salads, and entrée platters. The sugi-ita salmon (wrapped in Japanese cedar with sake broth, organic egg, and yamaimo) and madri shioyaki (whole grilled sea bream with spicy ponzu and miso) are two not-to-miss dishes, while deceptively simple treats like inaniwa udon (chilled wheat noodles with grated ginger and dipping sauce) make Morimoto’s menu amenable to all palette preferences. If you’re feeling adventurous, opt for the Chef’s Omakase, which consists of a multi-course tasting menu that encompasses the diversity of the restaurant’s offerings.
723 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106