Morimoto Asia

Morimoto Asia is our first collaboration with Japanese Master Chef Masaharu Morimoto, one of the most inventive culinarians in Asian cuisine. This pan-Asian destination includes mouth-watering traditions such as Peking duck carving and dim sum. Morimoto Asia’s 36-foot tall, two-story layout includes lounges, private dining spaces and a glass-encased kitchen that gives guests a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the culinary action, or “food theater,” as we like to call it. The second-level sushi bar and lounge have a separate entrance.

Interior view of Morimoto Asia
Dominic Scott

Masaharu Morimoto

Chef Masaharu Morimoto, known to millions as the star of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America, has garnered critical and popular acclaim for his seamless integration of Western and Japanese ingredients. Since 1998, Morimoto has competed on the Japanese television show, Iron Chef and also appeared on the Food Network’s Iron Chef America.

In 2001, Chef Morimoto opened his first restaurant in Philadelphia, which was later followed by restaurants in New York, Napa, Honolulu, Boca Raton, Mumbai, Mexico City, Tokyo and Maui. Morimoto Asia Orlando at Disney Springs opened in 2015, followed by Momosan Ramen and Sake NYC and Morimoto Las Vegas at MGM Grand in 2016. Morimoto Asia Waikiki, Momosan Waikiki, and Morimoto Doha opened in 2018, Momosan Seattle opened in 2019 and Momosan Wynwood opened in 2020. In September 2021, Chef Morimoto opened Sa’Moto, a new pan-Asian fine-dining restaurant concept, within West Hollywood’s famed Doheny Room, in partnership with Sam Nazarian, SBE and Disruptive Restaurant Group. Chef Morimoto currently has 17 restaurants around the world.

His first cookbook, Morimoto: The New Art of Japanese Cooking (2007), won two IACP awards (in the “Chef’s and Restaurants” category and the “First Book: The Julia Child Award”) and it was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award. His second cookbook, Mastering The Art of Japanese Cooking (2017), introduces readers to the healthy, flavorful, surprisingly simple dishes favored by Japanese home cooks.

Chef Morimoto also has a variety of signature products including a line of beer in partnership with Rogue, signature wine Morimoto Cabernet Sauvignon by Mondavi and two lines of premium sake, including his convenient Easy Cup, a resealable on-the-go product perfect for parties and backyard BBQs. Once COVID-19 hit, Chef Morimoto tapped into the timely need for personal protective equipment and developed his own line of face masks for fans to purchase as well as a fun line of merchandise from t-shirts to baseball caps and a plateware collection by Nikko, featuring dinnerware from his Momosan restaurants. His developed line of products that fans can also enjoy at home include two flavors of Morimoto Miso Soup and three flavors of Momosan Instant Ramen. Recently, he partnered with Grgich Hills Estate to release an exclusive Cabernet Sauvignon label, Morimoto Dream.

Recent TV & Online Segments

MasterChef Legends

MasterChef Legends
Chef Morimoto

Chef Morimoto showing his knife skills

Chef Morimoto shows off
his knife skills

morimoto how to make sushi

How To Make Sushi with
Iron Chef Morimoto