|Address:||Number One, Mansingh Road, New Delhi - 110011|
|Telephone:||011 2302 6162|
Legendry Chef Masaharu Morimoto's cooking has distinctive Japanese roots, yet it's actually, as the Chef calls it "global cooking for the 21st century." Beautiful Japanese color combinations and aromas characterize his unique cuisine while the preparation infuses multicultural influences.
The cuisine promises to captivate taste buds by bringing out many undiscovered facets of Japanese cuisine with its unique use of time tested ingredients, transformed by renowned international chef to create a fresh, new taste. The eclectic menu boasts of dishes, created specially by Chef Morimoto and celebrated Chef Hemant Oberoi.
The restaurant features the most impressive repertoire of Japanese Sake’s with a separate Sake Bar, and boasts of a dramatic Teppanyaki counter, setting ablaze a vibrant display of theatre in iron showmanship and Sushi Bar.
WASABI by Morimoto takes pride in introducing the ‘Omakase Menu’- A concept wherein the guest lets the chef decide the menu of his choice and treat him with the best on offer, entirely unique and independent of the set menu, topped with the unique interactive dining experience.
Amidst the restaurant there is a private dining room, set in the alcove of the restaurant. The private dining room is strategically located so that it enjoys its own exclusivity whilst appreciating the vibrant energy of the venue. This room exudes decadence as it is encapsulated within a wall of pink backlit onyx, where the high backed chairs cocoon the diners.
Wasabi offers separate crockery and cutlery for vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine, with set menu and chef’s sampler menu topped with the unique interactive dining experience. Each bar is like a stage set, accented by dramatic lighting.
About Chef Morimoto
Prominent Japanese Chef Morimoto mastered the art of Sushi & traditional Kaiseki cuisine after having trained under several of his country’s master Chefs. Soon after that, he went on to open his own restaurant in hometown Hiroshima. Morimoto spent the next few years working in some of New York City’s most notable Japanese restaurants.
Wasabi by Morimoto, The Taj Mahal Hotel’s contemporary Japanese restaurant in Delhi, is the place to be if you want to be in step with the times. The internationally acclaimed chef, Morimoto, has given a new twist to Japanese cuisine here by fusing it with an American accent. So, his signature tempura (a batter fried Japanese dish) gets a makeover with a Danish blue cheese sauce. Then again, a vegetarian pizza appears in a new avatar as crisp tortillas topped with mushrooms, onion and wasabi mayonnaise.
The 27-year-old Vikramjit Roy, the Chef behind Wasabi by Morimoto, Delhi has his own tricks to woo the New Age foodie. Roy has, in fact, had extensive training sessions with Morimoto at Wasabi in Mumbai, has been to Japan for over a month, has extensive training in Contemporary Japanese cuisine in New York and Philedelphia, and learnt the finer nuances of Japanese cuisine. Before joining The Taj Group, Roy worked for The Oberoi and the InterContinental, both in Delhi.
His own little touches are adding zing to the Wasabi menu. Roy uses the yama momo or Japanese peach as a palate cleanser. “I have also tried to place the fruit in a modern context by serving it with tofu cheese cake,” says Roy. His version of Japanese food is the amalgamation of traditional Japanese cooking and giving contemporary treatment to it. He has used smokes, jelly’s, caviar’s, sorbet’s, etc extensively to successfully blend in both the world’s together. There is nothing that he say’s no to….. his ultimate goal is take Wasabi to the number 1 place (Wasabi is ranked 54th best restaurant in the world by St. Pellegrino) where no other restaurant has ever been to….. After all its “Wasabi by Morimoto”…. At the Taj.