Maui Business

Iron Chef Morimoto Will Open New Restaurant on Maui

October 23, 2012, 5:29 PM HST
* Updated October 24, 7:43 AM
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Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto will open a new restaurant at the Andaz Maui next year. Photo courtesy of Hawaii News Now.

By Sonia Isotov

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto and Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort & Spa announced today that they will be teaming up to unveil Morimoto Maui in the summer of 2013.

Morimoto Maui will be open daily for lunch and dinner under the direction of Chef Morimoto, known to millions as the star of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America. Embodying the renowned chef’s distinct culinary style, the menu will feature the islands’ freshest, local ingredients executed with traditional Japanese techniques.

Morimoto Maui will feature the design and architecture of the Rockwell Group including a 57-seat interior dining area, 56-seat outdoor terrace, and 23-seat terrace bar. The restaurant will have full-height glass French doors on three sides of the restaurant and the fourth wall will feature an eight-seat sushi bar.

When it open in 2013, the Andaz Maui at Wailea will offer 297 guestrooms and suites, including seven luxury bedroom residential villas. The 15-acre resort designed by the Rockwell Group will feature four outdoor infinity pools; a 15,000 square foot full-service spa with a private adult pool; a state-of-the-art fitness facility; and two full service restaurants.

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For events and meetings, there will be 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, including three outdoor venues for weddings and special events.

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