We went to Morimoto last Friday night to take advantage of a gift certificate I had been given at Christmas time. I'd been want to go there for several years so I was glad to finally get the "experience." We got the "namakse" (or something like that) which was the chef's tasting of food, and seemed like the best option. Otherwise, if we just picked off the menu, I know I'd end up just eating food I knew I would like, and probably miss out on some great food.
The items we were given from the chef were almost all fish and really tasty, different stuff than I'd ever had, but in the end didn't really fill me up. I felt like I could still eat a piece of pizza by the time we left. I suppose that's kind of the point - not over-stuffing yourself like other restaurants do.
We went with the cheapest tasting option - $80 per person - but you can go up to $100 and $120 per person which means you'll get fancier foods like lobster. Might have been worth it to just fork over the extra $40 total for the next level of namakase, but oh well. Add in a couple drinks each, and it was still a pricey meal, even with the $100 gift certificate.
Definitely a restaurant to try when you are celebrating something or willing to not worry about the price for a night.