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Events

Morimoto South Beach is Open!

Dear Friends, I’m very excited that my family of restaurants has a new member. Morimoto South Beach at the Shelborne Wyndham Grand is now open! It’s been great to be a part of the process from the start, including pitching in with some construction work. Now that we’re open, we’ve had lots of friends stop [...]

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NYCWFF is Almost Here!

Dear Friends, The weather is starting to get a little colder, which means fall is almost here. With fall comes one of my favorite events, the Food Network’s New York City Wine and Food Festival, Oct. 16-19. The annual festival benefits two great charities, the Food Bank of New York City and Share Our Strength’s No Kid [...]

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ACES at the US Open

Dear Friends, It’s one of my favorite times of year, it’s US Open Tennis Championships time! Once again, I’m serving up my hand crafted sushi at ACES restaurant in the Arthur Ashe Stadium. In addition to sushi, the restaurant also brings fans the freshest local seafood specialties like Montauk Wild Striped Sea Bass and Sweet Garlic-Lime Shrimp. [...]

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Morimoto Beer!

Dear Friends, Yes, that is correct, I have my own line of beers through Rogue, which is a small revolution and expresses itself through handcrafted Ales, Porters, Stouts, Lagers and Spirits. There are 4 different kinds to choose from and they’re available at all of my restaurants as well as select retail markets. Here is [...]

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Auction Napa Valley: Dinner at Staglin Family Vineyard

Dear Friends, Last Friday, I enjoyed an evening cooking an intimate dinner for Auction Napa Valley fundraiser participants on the Staglin Family Vineyard’s historic estate. The Staglin family showcased specially selected wines to pair with my dishes…which included a 70-pound Big Eye tuna. Did you know that two sides of the tuna are completely different and [...]

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33rd Annual Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Dear Friends, I’m very much looking forward to being at the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival from Thursday, June 12 through Sunday, June 15 in Maui. I got to join Chef Greg Harrison from my Morimoto Maui restaurant on Hawaii News Now to demonstrate my Hamachi Tacos that will be featured at the festival. We [...]

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Shoot the Puck With the Chicago Blackhawks

Last weekend, I played shoot the puck at intermission during the Blackhawks vs. Hurricanes game in Chicago. Check out the video to see how I did:

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Sushi and Tennis With Kei Nishikori

Dear Friends, I was honored to give Japanese tennis mega star Kei Nishikori a lesson on how to make sushi in return for a few tennis tips during the ATP Delray Beach Championships. Kei qualified for Delray Beach in 2008 and became Delray champion that year at the age of 18!  In 2011, he reached the [...]

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Giving Is Sweet

Dear Friends, For the month of November, my Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia, PA will be donating 10% of all dessert sales to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Additionally, our pastry chef Thomas McCarthy has created a special Peanut Chew ice cream. We will be selling this special ice cream in pints and donating 100% of the revenues [...]

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A Look Back at NYCWFF 2013

Hi Everyone, I hope you all had as much fun as I had this weekend! The Food Network‘s NYC Wine and Food Festival took place this past weekend and I was involved in three great events. On Friday night I hosted the “Rockin’ Dumplings and Rollin’ Sushi” presented by Eater at the Harvard Club. I had such a wonderful time singing karaoke and [...]

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