I’ll have to give some points to this appetizer for its presentation, however, I feel this appetizer is more of a novelty than a must-have. It’s great to try if you’ve never had it before as it comes highly recommended, and for a good reason, it’s pretty tasty. The toro tartare is smooth, and the side condiments add unique flavors and textures. However, my verdict is that as the tartare quickly starts melting, the process of scrap, condiment, dip, all starts becoming difficult to eat. After a few minutes, we were already scrambling to finish so the tartare didn’t melt further, making it impossible to dip and eat. Then add another 2-4 people sharing this appetizer? To me it just spells out an awkward messy diaster and I wouldn’t order this again for this reason.
All in all, as you can see, I’ve now developed a love-hate relationship with Morimoto NYC. There were some clear winners on the menu and some that I’d seriously never order again. With that said, the good parts of this meal was good enough to bring me back for more.
I’ve also heard good things about their ramen, rock shrimp tempura and braised black cod, so I think I’ll have to try that next time I visit.
Oh, and as with any famous restaurant in Manhattan, make a reservation in advance.
Feeling Fancy with $$$
Must Order Again
Oyster Foie Gras
Apple Bread Pudding
Duck Duck Duck
88 10th Ave
(btwn w15th & w16th st)
New York, NY 10024