I knew at a very early age — specifically preschool — that I liked choosing my own meals. Because if I didn’t, I would be stuck with plates of peas and oyster shooters.
So the Japanese concept of “omakase,” which literally means “to leave up to,” isn’t one that I’m particularly fond of.
But when we saw that on the menu at the stylish Morimoto Waikiki, the restaurant opened earlier this year by Masaharu Morimoto at the Waikiki EDITION, we figured we should see what the Iron Chef (or at least his team) would put in front of us. (Plus, it was Morimoto’s birthday when we were there. Seemed like the right thing to do.)
And though we ordered a few other menu items — hey, I had to try the chef’s version of the loco moco! — the omakase was a great way to sample the restaurant’s array of dishes, and all for $110.
Here’s what we ate:
Outside Morimoto Waikiki
Morimoto Waikiki, Waikiki EDITION, 1775 Ala Moana Blvd. Hours: Breakfast, 6:30-10 a.m. daily; lunch, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily; dinner, 5:30-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5:30-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Phone: (808) 943-5900