Stephen Starr, one of the country’s top restaurateurs, and Chef Masaharu Morimoto, opened Morimoto, a brilliant restaurant featuring contemporary Japanese cuisine, at 723 Chestnut Street.
To complete their visionary team and develop the original concept, Starr hired world-renowned designer Karim Rashid. Throughout the space, he blends traditional Japanese design with organic and sensual elements. With his cutting-edge design, Rashid stimulates and awakens the senses.
The restaurant’s symmetrical design features geometric booths with glass dividers. Large amorphous shapes and a soft egg-shaped sculpture emerge from smooth white plaster walls. Dark brown bamboo covers the floors and the curvy, undulating ceiling that rises up to 22′. Colored glass tables with white leather benches, seat up to 125 people. Guests enjoy viewing the artistry of Chef Morimoto and his staff of experts working at the 15-seat yellow glass, box-shaped sushi bar.