Enjoy sushi and teppanyaki in the middle of the night at Roppongi’s hidden restaurant “atelier Morimoto XEX”!

23.August.2017 | FOOD / SPOT

Chef Masaharu Morimoto, who works mainly in America, is taking on a collaboration. His popular fusion restaurant “Atelier Morimoto XEX” will be running during midnight from Saturday 2nd September 2017.

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“Restaurant Morimoto XEX” opened in 2005, and this is exactly where Morimoto-san fused Japanese and Western cuisine. Here, you can enjoy a variety of flavours and the large range of gourmet dishes.

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Morimoto-san also gained huge recognition in America for his food, opening the “Morimoto no Nippon no Restaurant”. The restaurant became a big hit with Hollywood stars and celebrities. Many have stopped by for a meal.

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Up until now, every floor closed at midnight, however from Saturday 2nd September, you can order from the Sushi floor until 3am every day except on Sundays and national holidays. The teppanyaki floor is open as a private room on Fridays and Saturdays,  where you can order until 3 am ー 3 floors of delicious fun!

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Chef Morimoto took part in the Japanese cooking show “Iron Chef”, where he became an instant sensation after being crowned as the third Iron Chef for Japanese cuisine. Following this success, he made an appearance on Iron Chef America, grabbing the hearts of the American public.

 

Morimoto-san opened his first ever restaurant in Philadelphia called “MORIMOTO”. He is currently managing twelve chains. With former US president Obama as a regular customer, he became increasingly known as a first-class chef.

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Tokyo-style Nigiri 1 piece: ¥500

 

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A5 Rank Wagyu Beef Chateaubriand 50g ¥4,750

If you’re free at night, come enjoy the food of a first-class chef that the world adores!

 

 

 

■Information

Atelier Morimoto XEX

Address:Roppongi Building I.K.N, 7-21-19, Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo

Telephone number:03-3479-0065

Regular closing days: Ney Year’s Day

No charge fee. Service fee: 10%

  • 2nd floor private teppan counter space only: ¥20,000 until midnight

【Opening hours from Saturday 2nd September 】

・Teppanyaki (Basement 1st floor)

 Fridays 17:30 ~ 24:00 (Last orders: 22:30)

・Teppanyaki (Private room – 2nd floor)

 Monday 〜 Thursday & national holidays:  17:30 ~ 24:00 (Last orders:  22:30)

 Fridays & Saturdays:    17:30 ~ 27:00 (Last entries/ last orders)

・Sushi (1st floor)

 Monday ~ Saturday 17:30 ~ 27:00 (Last entries/ last orders)

 Sundays & national holidays: 17:30 ~ 24:00 (Last orders: 22:30)

・Bar & lounge (1st & 2nd floor)

 Monday ~ Saturday:  17:30 ~ 27:00 (Last orders: 22:30)

 Sundays & national holidays: 17:30 ~ 24:00 (Last orders: 22:30)

 

Atelier Morimoto homepage: http://www.xexgroup.jp/morimoto

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    Tomoko Oshima | Comment

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    Oheya (Bedroom), Tomoko Oshima

     

    Kosuke Kawamura | Comment

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    Untitled, Kosuke Kawamura

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    LOVE, Nana Soeda

     

    Calligrapher MAMI | Comment

    “I’ve captured Mickey Mouse’s silhouette as its own kanji by using calligraphy. His appearance is iconic worldwide, and by making him recognisable through this common language, I’ve tried to create a new kanji, effectively breaking the language barrier of calligraphy, something which is difficult in itself to overcome for people. Another thing with calligraphy is that you can write the same piece hundreds of times which means it can be fine tuned over and over. I believe that overlaps with Mickey Mouse’s design as he has too has evolved for a hundred years. But by no means have his designs he just spring out of existence immediately. He has undergone trial and error through the times, and always shines bright. It’s because of everyone who will see my piece as this exhibition that I’ve been able to create something I can feel from the heart.”

    ZEN Mickey, Calligrapher MAMI

     

    WAKU | Comment

    “I think the appeal of Mickey Mouse lies in the fact that people around the world all remember him from their childhoods. We form memories during our childhoods, and ever I’ve been able to recognise those memories inside of me, Mickey Mouse was something that was always close to me. When I see three circles together, Mickey Mouse’s face comes into my mind. He might be the first internationally recognisable symbol. I felt that the affinity between symbolism and neon signs is very high. So for my piece, I incorporated the techniques used for traditional Japanese neon signboards, something which I see less of these days. I took that and created the three Mickey Mouse circles using light.”

    Untitled (Still Being Worked On), WAKU

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    ©Kaiu Shirai・Posuka Demizu / Shueisha 

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