Morimoto to commemorate 20 years as Center City staple
Morimoto restaurant is celebrating 20 years in Center City.
What's happening: Award-winning chef Masaharu Morimoto will be at his Japanese restaurant on Saturday for a special demonstration to commemorate two decades in business on Chestnut Street.
State of play: Morimoto restaurant, which arrived long before countless sushi spots opened in the city, remains a staple of Philly's food scene and has won several awards over the years.
- Restaurateur Stephen Starr, who has opened dozens of restaurants in the city including the new LMNO in Fishtown, partnered to open Morimoto back in 2001.
What he's saying: The Iron Chef told Axios that one of the top challenges of maintaining a restaurant in the city for so long is ensuring "consistent customer satisfaction to keep our guests happy and coming back for more!"
- Morimoto didn't give any direct insight into his future plans, but he hinted that he was lucky to have opportunities to open more restaurants and brands.
- "We'll see!" he added.
What's next: On Saturday, the restaurant is offering an exclusive, one-night-only omakase menu — or a menu left in the "chef’s hands," Morimoto said.
- The dinner, which is available only from 5-8:30pm, costs $200 a person, with an optional beverage pairing for an additional $85 a person.
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