Morimoto Waikiki to close at The Modern Honolulu


After six years, Morimoto Waikiki is leaving The Modern Honolulu.

Hotel officials made the announcement in a news release Wednesday.

“The Modern and Morimoto have been on a six-year journey to offer a unique dining experience and exceed the expectations of our guests,” said Chef Masaharu Morimoto. “I’m proud of what the team has achieved and wish The Modern Honolulu all the best on the next endeavor. It was a difficult decision to part ways and I know their guests are in great hands with the team here.”

Diners who have reservations after Dec. 8 “will be accommodated in a new and exciting dining experience, soon to be announced,” the hotel said.

Fans of Morimoto needn’t worry. The Iron Chef is planning to open two restaurants at Pacific Beach Hotel, which is currently under redevelopment to become ‘Alohilani Resort.

Work is expected to be completed in fall 2017.

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