Morimoto spoke to the Vegas Guide via email about his newest venture.
Please explain a little about your new restaurant concept. What can diners expect to experience?
For longtime fans of your cuisine, will there be any favorites featured on the menu?
I consider our sushi the best in Las Vegas. We care deeply about the quality of fish we receive. We also polish our rice in-house every day, so we’ll have the freshest and tastiest rice to match the highest quality of fish. Morimoto Las Vegas also features more meat compared to my other restaurants, so I recommend that our guests try some of the meat dishes as well.
From where did you draw your inspiration for this menu and restaurant design?
I don't say much about restaurant designs — I like to leave that to the experts — but I did request a powerful architectural style that is inspired by Japanese shrines and temples.
What are some key design features within the restaurant?
What is the best response you've received from someone who has eaten your food for the first time?