About Iron Chef Morimoto
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 Food Network’s Iron Chef America.
In 2001, Chef opened his first restaurant in Philadelphia, which was later followed by restaurants in New York, Napa, Boca Raton, Mumbai, Mexico City, Tokyo and Maui. Morimoto Asia Orlando at Disney Springs debuted in 2015; followed by Momosan Ramen & Sake NYC and Morimoto Las Vegas at MGM Grand in 2016; and Morimoto Asia Waikiki, Momosan Waikiki, Morimoto Dubai and Morimoto Doha in 2018. Chef opened both Momosan Seattle and Morimoto Kyoto in September 2019, bringing his global restaurant count to 18. Chef will open Momosan locations in Boston and Brooklyn in 2020.
His first cookbook, Morimoto: The New Art of Japanese Cooking won two IACP awards and was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award. His second cookbook, Mastering The Art of Japanese Cooking introduces readers to the healthy, flavorful, surprisingly simple dishes favored by Japanese home cooks.
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