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NEWS: Morimoto Asia opening 2nd location in Waikiki, Hawaii

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We've received some exciting news from Morimoto Asia that the fantastic restaurant that debuted at Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort will now open a 2nd location at the new Alohilani Resort in Waikiki, Hawaii alongside another Morimoto Restaurant!


Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, a Japanese master chef known for his innovative and signature style of cuisine, will open two restaurants at the all-new Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach that will officially debut in December 2017. Morimoto Asia Waikiki is set to open this winter while Momosan Waikiki is targeting a 2018 opening.


“I look forward to having Morimoto Asia Waikiki and Momosan Waikiki at Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach, especially since the island of Oahu is a very special place to me,” said Chef Morimoto. “The stunning views of the beach and water combined with the two distinct dining options that we will offer provide true culinary destination experiences.”


Morimoto Asia Waikiki, the resort’s signature restaurant, will showcase Chef Morimoto’s unique take on Pan-Asian cuisine. The dinner-only menu will feature a variety of flavors representing China, Korea, Japan, Thailand and other regions of Asia, all with Morimoto’s creative touch. Signature dishes that present Chef’s spin on his favorite Asian flavors will include Peking duck, sticky ribs, lo mein, Korean kalbi, dim sum and traditional wok fry dishes such as kung pao chicken and Thai lobster chow fun. Located on the second floor of the resort, Morimoto Asia Waikiki will bring an interactive culinary experience to Waikiki Beach, courtesy of a glass-encased exhibition kitchen that will offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse into culinary preparations and traditions, and outdoor lanais with views of the world famous beaches and sunsets of Waikiki. The restaurant will be Chef Morimoto’s second Morimoto Asia location as the first opened in 2015 as the flagship restaurant of the re-imagined Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort.


For a fun and casual breakfast, lunch and dinner experience at street level with indoor and outdoor dining options, guests can experience Momosan Waikiki, Chef Morimoto’s ramen and yakitori concept. At Momosan Waikiki, noodles are front and center with an array of flavor-forward ramen varieties to choose from, including tonkotsu ramen, Tokyo chicken ramen, tantan and tsukemen. The restaurant will also serve playful small plates and signature appetizers including tetsunabe pork gyoza, crispy mimiga (Japanese fried pig ears), buta kimchi and Chef Morimoto’s signature take on garlic shrimp; innovative salads and classic izakaya style rice dishes; and yakitori including salmon and duck. The menu will showcase 20 sake options, six of which are Morimoto signature sake, red and white wines, draught and bottled beer including Japanese-style lager, three Morimoto signature beers in collaboration with Rouge Ales, and a rotating local Hawaiian brew. This will be Chef Morimoto’s second Momosan location, with the first location opened in New York City in 2016.


The product of a $115 million, head-to-toe transformation of the Pacific Beach Hotel, the all-new Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach will officially debut in December 2017 as Hawaii’s sophisticated modern resort destination in the heart of Waikiki. The resort will feature striking “aloha chic” design from acclaimed New York design and architecture firm Rockwell Group across all 839 guest rooms and suites, a soaring lobby with a 280,000-gallon saltwater oceanarium, five new culinary concepts, a see-and-be-seen destination pool deck, a world-class fitness center, intimate spa, movement studio and more. Residing on land held by the Queen Lili’uokalani Trust, the resort’ new name of Alohilani – Hawaiian for “the heavenly brightness” – was carefully chosen to honor Hawaii’s beloved last reigning monarch.


For more information on Chef Morimoto, visit http://www.ironchefmorimoto.com. For more information on the debut of Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach please visit http://www.alohilaniresort.com or call 808-921-6196.


Morimoto Peking Duck Carved house-recipe


Shumai Dumplings (pork, shrimp and mushroom dumplings)


Morimoto Sticky Spare Ribs


Chashu Ramen


Chef Morimoto

Edited by jedimaster1227
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