The gold standard for contemporary Japanese cuisine in the vibrant culinary capital of Philadelphia, Masaharu Morimoto’s flagship restaurant serves as a sublime showcase for the world-renowned chef’s exhilarating native cuisine. Pulling from both ancient Japanese tradition and of-the-moment culinary technique, the world-renowned Morimoto unlocks hidden layers of flavor on every plate, whether it’s sublime cuts of pristine sashimi or an inventive, unexpected spin with truly global influences. A haven for food enthusiasts with diverse and discerning palates, the Iron Chef accommodates all styles of dining, from an inventive mix-and-match a la carte meal to an opulent omakase, or tasting menu, tailored to your tastes by our kitchen. The breathtaking décor, built around a modern-yet-organic aesthetic that is both cutting-edge and comfortable, furthers the immersion into Morimoto’s daring, delicious world.
Chef Masaharu Morimoto has created a bridge between the culinary traditions of his native Japan and the American palate, bringing intense excitement, exquisite technique and perfectly balanced flavors to thousands of diners throughout the world. He has garnered critical and popular acclaim for his seamless integration of Western and Japanese ingredients, creating a signature style that positions him as one of the world’s leading chefs. In 2001, he opened his first eponymous restaurant in Philadelphia in partnership with Stephen Starr, following by a New York City outpost in 2006. Both restaurants set the gold standard for contemporary Japanese cuisine in America.