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Chef Morimoto celebrates the grand opening of Morimoto Las Vegas

Chef Morimoto celebrates the grand opening of Morimoto Las Vegas

He’s been an Iron Chef, cooked for the White House and taught Snoop Dogg how to make a California roll. And now Chef Masaharu Morimoto has a restaurant that bears his name on the Las Vegas Strip inside the MGM Grand: Morimoto Las Vegas.

On Nov. 4, Chef Morimoto celebrated the grand opening of the 11th restaurant he has under his obi. Beginning in the lobby of the MGM Grand, he led a grand procession through the lobby of the MGM that ended outside the 5,542 square-foot restaurant designed by Yabu Pushelberg. To the delight of onlookers, the Hiroshima-born chef carved a 132-pound tuna and then laid it on a bed of seaweed and rice to create a 100-foot maki roll. Moving into the restaurant, guests dined on Hamachi Tacos, Panfried Pork Gyoza, Tuna Pizzas and fresh sashimi and sushi rolls, along with mouthwatering pieces of Japanese A-5 Wagyu and Colorado Organic Lamb Chops sizzled from the teppan tables.

Jason Shkorupa, MGM Grand VP of Food and Beverage) and Chef Morimoto paint the lion's eyes for good luck. (Photo Credit: MGM Resorts International)Morimoto Las Vegas is open from 5-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Make reservations by calling (702) 891-3001 or on the MGM Grand website.

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