Morimoto — Maui (2/2015)


A last-minute trip to Maui and the desire to check out the relatively new Andaz Maui led me to have dinner at the Morimoto restaurant on Maui since it’s on property at the Andaz.  Their website indicated that they offered an Omakase tasting menu, and they were easy enough to book online via  It sounded like a place where modernist techniques would be used to some extent to prepare some of the dishes.

The restaurant has both outdoor and indoor seating – I opted for sitting inside since it had been a little breezy during the day.  The restaurant is located in a building separate from the hotel between the hotel and the beach among the multi-level pools.

Their wine list offered a set of premium pours, so I decided to try the white burgundy on the list.  It was a good choice even if it started to taste oaky to me as the meal progressed and the temperature of the wine warmed.  I thought they were generous with the 2 oz. pour, perhaps in part because they had tried to squeeze out the pour with an empty nitrogen canister and had to swap mid-pour.

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