Creating a connection between the culinary traditions of his native Japan and the American palate, chef Masaharu Morimoto brings intense excitement, exquisite technique, and absolutely balanced flavors to thousands of diners throughout the world. He has also garnered critical and popular acclaim for his seamless integration of Western and Japanese ingredients and has successfully created a signature style that positions him as one of today’s foremost chefs.
Morimoto Dubai’s contemporary Japanese menu combines traditional dishes with Western ingredients and preparation techniques. Chef Morimoto’s seasonal and ever-changing selection of traditional and innovative raw fish preparations is imported from markets around the world, including the famed Tsukiji market in Tokyo.
Morimoto restaurant is located on the 23rd and 24th floor of Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai. Its expansive space comprises of 250 restaurant seats as well as a lounge, large bar area, teppanyaki, sushi counter, three private dining rooms and four outdoor terraces, including private access terraces with undisturbed views of the Burj Khalifa.
Chef Masaharu Morimoto has garnered critical and popular acclaim for his signature style that ranks him as one of today’s foremost chefs. He suffered a shoulder injury which ended a promising career as a baseball catcher in Japan, Morimoto began learning the art of preparing sushi in his hometown of Hiroshima. He was quick in grasping the technique of this exacting food art, and at age 24, he opened his first restaurant. After five years, he moved to America and expanded his culinary repertoire and explored the opportunities and possibilities he saw for a cuisine that would blend the best of both cultures. In 1994, Morimoto joined the original Nobu restaurant and was promoted to Executive Chef in no time. From there, he decided to open his first eponymous restaurant in Philadelphia in 2001. He made the debut of Wasabi by Morimoto at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai in 2004, followed by a second Wasabi at the Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi in 2008. Then came flagship restaurant, Morimoto New York, opened in 2006.
Morimoto has received numerous accolades for his cuisine and aesthetic. There are additional Morimoto restaurants in, Mexico City, Bangkok, Las Vegas, Maui, Morimoto Sushi Bar in Boca Raton, Morimoto XEX in Tokyo, and Morimoto Asia in Orlando. In 2016 Chef Morimoto opened his first ramen restaurant in New York City, Momosan Ramen & Sake, which showcases his personal, modern take on traditional Japanese ramen. Other exciting openings in 2017 include Morimoto Doha, Dubai, with second outposts of his new Morimoto Asia and Momosan restaurant concepts in Honolulu.
Sat – Wed: 19:00 – 01:00
Thurs – Fri 19:00 – 02:00
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