While in Philadelphia I met up with my good buddy Jesse Taylor, with the intention to grab some tasty Philly food. Walked around for a bit before I saw some solid suggestions via the Chefs Feed app and based on our proximity to Morimoto, we decided that it would be our place for sustenance that evening. Made a quick reservation and off we went.
As we were being seated at the sushi bar, I was mesmerized by the cool and trendy space. Looked at the menu for a bit and decided to let the chef decide; Omakase w/ Beverage Omakase it it! After the tuna tartare dish, we saw one of the chefs preparing a similar dish but with gold flakes and wondered why we lacked such a luxurious presentation. After a brief chat with the chef, we found out there was a secret Omakase variant with a higher price tag; decided since it was my birthday to go for it. Definitely one of the most pricey meals ever but per the skill and quality ingredients going into each dish, it validated the end bill. I would love to go back!
Morimoto (information gathered 9/2012)
723 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Valet parking available. Parking is limited with a few parking decks and/or side street meter parking.
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Thanks to Jesse Taylor for taking me around Philadelphia
Tina M. Courtney’s OMG Food (a few names of the dishes)
Leo S Lo (a few names of the dishes) http://www.leoslo.com/omakase-at-morimoto-restaurant-philadelphia/