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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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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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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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Next Stop: Las Vegas

Dear Friends, They say, “What happens in Las Vegas, stays in Las Vegas,” but I hope that isn’t the case with my new restaurant, I hope you tell all your friends about it.  I’m so excited to be making this dream of mine into a reality with the launch of my first restaurant in Las [...]

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Billionaire Boys Club Anniversary Dinner At Tribeca Canvas

Dear Friends, We were very excited to host the 10th Anniversary of the Billionaire Boys Club at Tribeca Canvas this week.  It was a wonderful opportunity and we congratulate them on their anniversary. Guests that attended included Jay-Z, Beyonce, Pharrell, Q-Tip, KAWS, Nigo, Mark McNairy, Terry Richardson, Daniel Arsham, Lorraine Schwartz and Chris Bevans. What a party! See more photos from [...]

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The Idea of Non-Raw Fish Sushi

Hi everybody. I hope you are all well! I received the following e-mail from a fan:   Dear Morimoto, I’ve watched you on Iron Chef America and you are one of my favorite chefs. The reason I’m saying this is because I’ve enjoyed Asian food since I was little and because I’ve known a friend [...]

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More Sushi Art

As many of you already know, drawing is my hobby. I’d like to share more sushi art with you. Enjoy! I drew this salmon roe sushi yesterday:     And this is my personal favorite:   What do you think?

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Morimoto Slider and Amstel Light Frozen Beer Shake

Dear Friends, I made these sliders this past weekend for Burger Bash at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival and demonstrated how to make them on VH1′s Big Morning Buzz Live With Carrie Keagan. We make these sliders at Morimoto Mexico and they’re made with 100% Wagyu beef. Make sure to enjoy the burgers with [...]

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