In partnership with internationally acclaimed Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Sa'Moto is a new pan-Asian fine-dining restaurant concept. Chef Masaharu Morimoto — known to millions as the star of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America — has garnered critical and popular acclaim for his seamless integration of Western and Japanese ingredients. Chef Morimoto has received numerous accolades for his cuisine and aesthetic, including several appearances on San Pellegrino's "Top 100 Restaurants in the World" list, a James Beard Foundation Award, a Michelin Star, and was named as one of the "Best U.S. Restaurants" by Food & Wine. He has authored two cookbooks including Mastering The Art of Japanese Home Cooking, and Morimoto: The New Art of Japanese Cooking, which won two International Association of Culinary Professionals awards, including the Julia Child Award.
While rooted in Japanese cuisine and flavors, Chef Morimoto's "risk taker" reputation is reflected in Sa'Moto's opening menu through his inspired use of global cuisines, recipes, and ingredients. Morimoto's interpretation of pan-Asian cuisine includes disruptive and trend-setting flavor combinations, such as his use of Gochujang and Raclette, encouraging guests to be curious diners. Sa'Moto's soon-to-be signature dishes include items such as Kushi Age Pork and Laksa Noodle Soup, along with Sticky Ribs and Bao Sand. At Sa'Moto, no meal is ever the same, as the menu will regularly evolve and create new dining experiences for guests. Sa'Moto opens on September 2 at Doheny Room in Los Angeles and is coming soon on C3's Go by Citizens app, and C3 platform.