· Molokini Mule ($15), made with Ocean Vodka (which is actually made on Maui), yuzu, shochu and ginger beer. The first one was a little weak, but the second one really hit us hard.
· Watermelon Gazpacho with Yuzu Sorbet ($13): Incredibly refreshing on a hot day.
· Some sashimi and sushi: We think any of these would be good but we stuck to our usuals such as Spicy Tuna ($11), Shrimp Tempura ($10) and Tuna sashimi ($6.)
· Hamachi Tacos ($16): We had our eyes on the Mori Cristo ($19), essentially a sandwich tower made with yellowtail, avocado and spicy aioli but we feared we might not finish it. So instead with split the tacos with our companion. And we realized, we should have started off with this. The taco shells are actually deep-fried gyoza and it's topped not with salsa but nuoc cham, a spicy Vietnamese sauce. Swoon.
Service at the restaurant was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. Our server actually steered us away from the Monte Cristo because she had seen how much we ate and said the tacos would be a better, lighter plate to split. Still, it was a good thing the Coastal Walking path was not far away as we pretty much rolled out of there. The only thing that felt light about us was our wallets. Those mules add up!
Morimoto is open for lunch from 11:30am to 2pm daily and from 5:30 to 9:30pm daily for dinner. You can also order sushi items from 2 to 5pm at the bar tucked at the back of the restaurant.