Hiroshima native and renowned Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto brings his eponymous brand to the Chelsea Market, creating a stunning restaurant even by the already high standards of the market. A wild array of Japanese cuisine is on offer, from Chef Morimoto's trademark omakase tasting menu to a raw bar to a menu of sushi and sashimi.
Morimoto is one of those rare places in New York City where, as long as you're into the cuisine, you can't make a bad choice. Throw a dart at the menu, and you might hit the wagyu beef carpaccio in yuzu soy, ginger, and sweet garlic or a diver scallop carpaccio served "ceviche-style" with green apple dashi and chilies, crispy rock shrimp tempura with wasabi aioli, or oyster foie gras; pin the tail on the main course options, and you might come up with a roast duck with foie gras butter, soft duck egg, house-made croissant with a red miso sauce, or a surf and turf that marries wagyu skirt steak and hamachi ribbons with herbed potatoes prepared tableside, or maybe the roasted Maine lobster with Thai green curry, garam masala, and spring vegetables.
Telephone: (212) 989-8883
Address: 88 Tenth Avenue / Chelsea Market
Cross Streets West 15th Street
Hours And Additional Info
Price: Expensive. About $31 to $50 per person.
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