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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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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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Yuzu Ice Cream For Mother’s Day

Dear Friends, With Mother’s Day coming this Sunday I wanted to share with you a sweet recipe that you could make for Mom to celebrate her special day. My Yuzu Ice Cream from Morimoto: The New Art of Japanese Cooking is made with juice from the Yuzu fruit, which is believed to be a hybrid of [...]

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Super Bowl Shrimp Nachos

Super Bowl XLVIII is almost here. Whether you’re a Seattle Seahawks fan, Denver Broncos fan or just a fan of Super Bowl commercials, great food is essential to any Super Bowl party. One of my favorite snacks during the Super Bowl is nachos. Below is my recipe for Shrimp Nachos. I’ve even included my recipes [...]

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Opening in 2014: Chicago and South Beach

Dear Friends, I’m happy to share with you some exciting news. I have two new projects that I have been working on that will be opening this year: Japonais by Morimoto in Chicago I will be collaborating with the Japonais team and we are remodeling and reopening their Chicago location. We will be adding an open kitchen, [...]

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A New Holiday Tradition

Happy Holidays Friends! I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season. If you’re looking for something different to spice up your Christmas meal or holiday party, why not try adding some sushi to the menu. Maybe something like this beautiful dish from Morimoto Napa or the chef’s choice sashimi combination from Morimoto NYC. I [...]

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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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Rockin’ Dumplings, Rollin’ Sushi & More at NYCWFF

Dear Friends, I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since the last Food Network NYC Wine and Food Festival. My friends and I had such a great time at last year’s karaoke event that I can’t wait to do it again. For everyone lucky enough to grab tickets to this year’s sold out “Rockin’ Dumplings and [...]

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