Morimoto is the restaurant of, well, Masaharu Morimoto, the famous Iron Chef whose sushi creations continue to be on the cutting edge of the Japanese culinary world.
Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s stellar Japanese-meets-Western cuisine is a highlight across the Philly dining scene. If you’re here, prepare to spend a few bucks and go all in—the chef’s combination starts at $50 for a meddling of the best sushi, rolls, and sashimi this place has to offer. You can also pick and choose veggie options including shiitake mushroom or spicy veggie tempura rolls, as well as grade-A takes on classics like spicy salmon and soft shell crab.
Stepping into Morimoto is a feast for the senses. The warm, glowy interior makes date night feel instantly transformative and, luckily, the sensory overload doesn’t stop there. The menu showcases Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s stellar Japanese-meets-Western cuisine, including a chef’s combination platter that seems tailor-made for two.
Morimoto’s appearance on this list should come as no surprise—it is one of Philly’s best Japanese restaurants, after all. As with many dishes here created by Masaharu Morimoto, the ramen and udon blend traditional Japanese and Western techniques. In this case, the end result is the Iron Chef’s take on chicken noodle soup.