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Masaharu Morimoto        

Chef & Owner of Morimoto Management

Chef Masaharu Morimoto, known to millions as the star of "Iron Chef" and "Iron Chef America," has garnered critical and popular acclaim for his seamless integration of Western and Japanese ingredients. Since 1998, Morimoto has competed on the Japanese television show "Iron Chef" and also appears on the Food Network’s "Iron Chef America."

In 2001, Chef Morimoto opened his first restaurant in Philadelphia, which was later followed by restaurants in New York, Napa, Honolulu, Boca Raton, Mumbai, New Delhi, Mexico City, Tokyo and Maui. Morimoto Asia Orlando at Disney Springs opened in 2015, followed by Momosan Ramen and Sake NYC and Morimoto Las Vegas at MGM Grand in 2016. Morimoto Asia Waikiki, Momosan Waikiki, Morimoto Dubai and Morimoto Doha opened in 2018, bringing his global restaurant count to 16. Momosan Seattle was announced in 2018 and expects to open in summer 2019.

His first cookbook, Morimoto: The New Art of Japanese Cooking (2007), won two IACP awards (in the “Chef’s and Restaurants” category and the “First Book: The Julia Child Award") and it was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award. His second cookbook, Mastering The Art of Japanese Cooking (2017), introduces readers to the healthy, flavorful, surprisingly simple dishes favored by Japanese home cooks.

Chef Morimoto has a variety of signature products including Miyabi Morimoto Edition knives, Morimoto instant ramen and miso soup options, a line of beer in partnership with Rogue, signature wine Morimoto Cabernet Sauvignon by Mondavi and two lines of premium sake, including his convenient Easy Cup, a resealable on-the-go product perfect for parties and backyard BBQs.


Celebrity Chefs Masaharu Morimoto and Art Smith are teaming up for
Celebrity Chefs Masaharu Morimoto and Art Smith are teaming up for 'Sake and Shine,' a progressive dinner, on Dec. 3 in Disney Springs.
10 Sushi Facts from Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto | The Feast
Here, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, owner of Morimoto sushi spots around the world and author of Morimoto: The New Art of Japanese Cooking, shares fun ...
Celebrity Chefs Ratchet Up the Hotel Dining Scene
This past October, Masaharu Morimoto,Japanese chef and star of the Food Network's Iron Chef America, who has a dozen restaurants in as many cities, made his debut in Sin City with the opening of Morimoto Las Vegas at the MGM Grand...
Masaharu Morimoto, 'Iron Chef' Star, Throws First Pitch At Sox Game
The "Iron Chef" himself on Monday evening took to the field at The Cell and, while wearing long gray robes, threw out the first pitch ahead of the White Sox ...
Masaharu Morimoto's Shishito Pepper 'Poppers' From Tribeca Canvas
At Masaharu Morimoto's NYC restaurant Tribeca Canvas, he's not serving up sushi, sashimi, or raw fish of any kind. Instead, the Iron Chef is cooking up comfort ...
Iron Chef Morimoto to Open Restaurant at Shelborne South Beach
After years of wishful rumors and hopeful murmurs, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto is officially setting up shop in Miami. And,...

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