Morimoto Opens New Cruise Ship Restaurant with Holland America

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You may be familiar with Masaharu Morimoto from his Iron Chef days, but now he’s a certified global celebrity chef with restaurant locations all over the world. On December 21st, Morimoto opened his very first stand-alone restaurant at sea on Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam line. The restaurant will also exist as a pop-up on the fleet’s other ten ships. Passengers can get the Morimoto experience for a $55 cover charge per person.

a plate of food on a table

Take a look below for the sample menu:

‘Morimoto by Sea’ Sample Menu Items


  • Sushi Plate: (Vegetarian can be requested.) Nigiri with salmon, hamachi, hotate, maki with ebi tempura, Dungeness California, salmon shikai maki.
  • Morimoto Fresh Tuna Pizza: Anchovy aioli, kalamata olive, red onion, jalapeno.
  • Tempura Calamari Salad: (Can be served without calamari on request.) Quinoa two ways, white miso dressing.
  • Pork Gyoza Dumpling: Ginger-scallion sauce.
  • Tori Paitan Ramen Noodles Soup: Soy egg, bamboo shoot, hot creamy broth poured at the table.

Main Courses:  

  • Crispy Fried Whole Market Fresh Fish: Sweet spicy chili sauce, pickle vegetables.
  • Ishiyaki Buri Bop: Fresh Pacific yellowtail on rice, cooked at the tableside in a hot stone bowl.
  • Shrimp Three Way “Morimoto Style:” Tempura, panko, arare-age, tartar, tonkatsu and gochujang sauce.
  • Angry Lobster Pad Thai: Maine lobster, rice noodles, Thai red curry sauce.
  • Broiled Beef Tenderloin steak: Japanese-style mushroom sauce.
  • Jidori Chicken Teriyaki, Chicken Oyster Yakitori: Shichimi togarashi.
  • Japanese Vegetables Curry: Tofu steak, seasonal vegetables.

Side Dishes:

  • House fried rice, steamed rice, or brown rice.
  • Wasabi mashed potato.
  • Wok seared bok choy.
  • Basket steamed vegetables.


  • Dark Chocolate Sphere: Ganache, marshmallow, milk hot chocolate sauce.
  • Tofu Cheesecake: Mango passion, pineapple salsa.
  • White Chocolate Lime Ganache: Coconut foam, mango sorbet, rice pudding.
  • Sorbet and Ice cream or Trio: Chef’s seasonal selection.

Alcoholic Beverages (by bottle & glass):

  • Morimoto Brut Rosé.
  • Morimoto Grgich Hills Chardonnay.
  • Morimoto Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Sake Junmai Morimoto.
  • Sake Junmai Ginjo Morimoto.
  • Sake Junmai Daiginjo Morimoto.
  • Sake Sparkling Nigori.