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Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto unveils an Asian-inflected comfort food restaurant downtown.
Mon Nov 26 2012
Photograph: Jessica Lin
Iron Chef master Masaharu Morimoto—a star of both the Japanese television original and its American spin-off—has opened locations of his Far East–inspired restaurant, Morimoto, in locations near (New York, Philadelphia) and far (Waikiki, Napa). For the first time, the celebutoque turns his attentions from Japanese to East-meets-West cuisine, with this hotly anticipated 72-seat canteen. Early-evening diners and late-night revelers alike—the spot is open until 4am—can pop in for Asian-inflected plates, like soy-braised spareribs with fried-rice risotto, and steamed lamb buns stuffed with pickled daikon and raita. Keep the party going in the monochromatic dining room—decorated with black, white and gray canvases hanging from the ceiling—with sake, local beers and American wines. 313 Church St between Lispenard and Walker Sts (917-720-2845)