We recently had a party for our son's 21st birthday. Let me begin by saying how remarkable of an event it was due to the quality of the food and the excellent service provided by the staff. Neither our son nor his friends had ever been there, and to their amazement and enjoyment were the breathtaking views and Zen-like grounds. First off, the food we ate. The steak was prepared exactly as we ordered, medium. Not under-cooked, nor well done, it was just right. As for the seafood, the tempura was not flat and soggy as some restaurants do, nor was it under/over cooked. Multiple dishes of sashimi and sushi were delivered and "wow" how fresh and delicious it all was. There were many many more dishes, but the steak and seafood were what this occasion called for and we had nothing but a great meal. On top of that, if you choose to you can bring your own alcohol you may do so - BYOB! Most importantly - the team of Natsunoya delivered big time and I appreciate the Fujiwara family for making it all possible and for an incredible evening. You can check out their website for more information about their room rentals, but you should go in person as it doesn't fully show you what you're in for should you want to have a party there. We'll be back for sure - Warren
The decor and ambiance were inviting and a great blend of traditional and modern Japanese. It's traditional in it's feel, size (VERY quaint/small) and layout but modern in it's decor. The presentation the same, traditionally artful in modern stoneware. It's the closest thing to fine dining food in served Japan I've found here locally. The fish was the freshest I've ever experienced and the tempura was unequalled! The rest of the menu is equally impressive. I sampled a great many and none of them dissapointed. In fact most were incredible! The only thing keeping this from being the ultimate Japanese dining experience was the slow service. The servers were extremely polite and as attentive as they could as the place filled up quickly and was abuzz but there were only two of them and the wait time bordered on aggrevating. You really have to look for this one because blink and you'll miss it. Also parking is an issue on Kapahulu so if you can taxi or walk it it would be better. I highly recommend this one as a must visit. I guarantee you'll fall in love with the food but be prepared to wait for it. It's not cheap either but definately worth every penny!
Jun 28, 2011 Puhaku 12 words to Describe Morimoto Waikiki 12 12 words to Describe Morimoto Waikiki Restaurant: Creative adaptations of Hawaii Regional ingredients, uniformly gorgeous presentations, and impeccable service. Me & my family had the pleasure to dined at Iron Chef Morimoto's restaurant. Noise level was a little high, but, God! I love the liveliness and the energy the room feels. Special "Thank you" to all of the Chefs in the kitchen, and Managers on the floor for making my dining experience so memorable. Hanaho