Morimoto Bangkok is an innovative Japanese restaurant in Bangkok serving up sushi, omakase set menus, wagyu steak, fresh fish and some surprising takes on world dishes using Japanese ingredients. It’s absolutely forward-thinking and modern, really taking the limitations off any notions of what Japanese cuisine can or can’t be. If it’s your first time dining at Morimoto, be prepared for some surprises.
Established by world-famous Japanese chef, Masahura Morimoto, originally of Nobu fame and later as the esteemed judge of the Iron Chef television show, Morimoto Bangkok is one of 10 restaurants owned by the acclaimed chef around the world. He has made a reputation by creating contemporary Japanese dishes and this is certainly the case in Bangkok.
The interior of Morimoto Bangkok is a large space with booths around the periphery, smaller tables for couples, a sushi bar running the length of the open kitchen, and a cool veranda and cocktail bar run by mixologist Shingo Gohan. The warm, flowing lines of the restaurant and use of wood and stone elements is neat, but doesn’t try to steer attention away from the food. Upbeat tunes, ranging from soul to ambient house, keep the mood light and bubbly.
There are many ways to enjoy a meal at Morimoto, as well as several different menus: come for lunch and experience one of their amazing value set meals, which allow you to sample Morimoto’s special cuisine for no more than you would pay for a lunch in a hotel.
For 595 baht you get a choice from five mains, with miso soup, a small plate of sashimi and assorted pickles. This is available daily from 11:30 to 14:30. Options range from Morimoto’s award-winning burger, soba noodle Carbonara or chicken Teriyaki. Portion sizes are large and the quality is superb.
From the a la carte menu, we would certainly advise asking your waiter to recommend some dishes because, while the restaurant menu offers a number of traditional Japanese options, you can also find some unusual creations. Highlights include the “hamachi tacos” and “tuna pizza”, featuring sashmi-grade fish. This chic restaurant is so committed to Japanese produce that fresh ingredients are flown in daily from Toyko's Tsukiji Fish Market.
To get the full Morimoto experience, you should take the omakase set menu, of which there are two levels: Regular (4,000-6,000 baht, depending on ingredients) and Premium (6,000-8,000 baht). There’s also a Tasting Menu (2,400 baht without sake, 3,400 baht with sake pairing), which is a great introduction into the concept and cuisine of this famous chef. It also includes some exclusive dishes not on the a la carte menu, such as his foie gras chawanmushi custard; a dish so busting with flavour it will haunt you!
The restaurant is located in the glamorous MahaNhakon Cube, part Bangkok’s tallest development, MahaNhakon Building, close to Chong Nonsi BTS Station. Morimoto is a fitting addition to Bangkok's burgeoning fine-dining scene.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30 – 14:30, 17:30 – 01:00; Sun: 11:30 – 14:30, 17:30 – 24:00
- Location: 4th Floor, MahaNakhon CUBE, 96 Narathiwas Ratchanakharin Rd, Silom
- BTS: Chong Nonsi
- Tel: +66 (0)2 060 9099
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/MorimotoBangkok/