Morimoto Bangkok

Morimoto Bangkok
Morimoto Bangkok
3.67 ( 3 votes )

Morimoto Bangkok

Morimoto Bangkok was for us a much-expected event, both for the famous Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto but also for its location at the foot of the brand-new-fancy Mahanakhon tower and its unusual pixellated design. So indeed, there was a lot of anticipation…

With 200 seats, the restaurant is massive and quite impressive… well designed with a good sense of intimacy despite the unexpected large size. They certainly have a lot of space in this restaurant, and a lot of chefs behind the counters! There is also a cool outdoor terrace with a good view on the Mahanakhon tower but the weather is often a little too hot to sit outside.

We assumed that we just got bad luck that day. The price tag is a bit high (7,500 baht for two) but we will give it another try once the restaurant is well settled.

So, how did it go? Maybe we went in the very early days when things were just warming up. We sat and the staff promptly presented us the menu, everything on it was very attractive so we just followed our instinct.

We ordered squid sashimi (720 baht) because this rather modest ingredient must be really fresh… but it was slightly rubbery. Sea urchins from Japan (uni nigiri 1,760 baht), a fancy raw tuna belly tartare (650 baht), Wagyu beef carpaccio (750 baht), Morimoto sashimi (seared toro, salmon, eel, tuna, hamachi – 690 baht) and some desserts I can’t even remember.

The first dish arrived, the raw tuna belly tartare, beautifully presented and it was actually good so this was promising. We just finished the last piece when the staff removed the empty plates and placed a new dish in front of us. This one wasn’t as great… fish texture and the taste were a bit disappointing. We eat regularly at Sushi Ichi, which is one of the best sushi you can find in town so we expected an Iron Chef restaurant to beat that or at least come close.

Again, plates and dishes were removed and new ones arrived so fast we started to wonder if it was a sign of efficiency or was it the policy? In a restaurant of this level and in this price range, it shouldn’t be too hard to define the right speed to make the customer feel welcome to eat at his own pace.

Other dishes didn’t strike in quality or texture and enthusiasm started to fade away. At the end, we settled for ‘nice experience but not worth the price’. We know some friends were very happy with the 500 baht lunch set, which sounds like a good value.

We assumed that we just got bad luck that day. The price tag is a bit high (7,500 baht for two) but we will give it another try once the restaurant is well settled.

Anyway, there is only one way for you to make your own mind, you must go and try it for yourself!

Morimoto Bangkok

Address: 4th Floor, MahaNakhon CUBE,
96 Narathiwas Ratchanakharin Rd., Silom,
Tel: 02 060 9099
BTS: Chong Nongsi
Reservation: Click here to book your table

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Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world in my 20s and never stopped until I finally settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 22 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I run 2 blogs: Phuket101.net and BangkokUndercover.com, I also manage 30 online travel guides in Asia and beyond, including Phuket.com, Bangkok.com and Bali-Indonesia.com

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