The best part of my meal last week at Morimoto was the Pellegrino Sparkling water.
I'm all about positivity in life and on this website, if I dislike a restaurant, I won't write about it, they don't deserve the press. But if you are going to charge me $55 for shitty sushi (say that 5 times fast), then you best know that I cannot hold back. If you are an Iron Chef on the Food Network, your restaurant should have decent food. You should not rip people off. Well, both myself and my dining partner (a famous tv host) both confirmed this was one of our worst meals ever. We both eat sushi..Almost daily. You know how much Kotobuki charges for 10 pieces of sashimi? $23. Morimoto charged us $55. I have no problem paying good money for amazing fare, but not shitty fare. The sashimi wasn't even that good. It was below fair. The last piece of fish I chewed like it was gum in front of my dining companion. She laughed hysterically. We both did. 'Cause it was one big overpriced joke we were in. Did we eat the fish? Sure. We were both famished. Did we throw up after? No. Were we ripped off? Yes. Also, when was the last time you were served sashimi without any ginger? Hello?! Anybody home?
Take a look at this appetizer called "Morimoto Sashimi", seared toro, salmon, tuna, hamachi, wild shrimp. Um, hey bro, lot going on here on this plate. Bit of a mess, eh? I don't get it at all? Really, please enlighten me how your avocado cream, and that soy based concoction below your pieces adds to this dish? Is there a point? Have you guys tried this dish? I don't get it buddy?!
Oh by the way, if you are gonna charge $55 for shit, don't you think you can afford chopsticks not made of plastic, but made of, maybe, ah, wood. You know, something you can pick up fish with? Oh, don't wanna fuck up your bottom line? My bad.
So, if you are seeking a fabulous and delicious bottle of Pellegrino, Morimoto could be the perfect place for you, should you be on 16th and 10th Avenue. If you are seeking not to get ripped off though, I'd skip it. NYC has a plethora of amazing and fabulous Japanese joints, that will suit you just fine, and I'm sure their chopsticks ain't plastic either.
(I'm going to leave the address and phone number out on this one folks, I don't want you going).