Moriki – Japanese in Frankfurt – our Restaurant Review

I tried out Frankfurt’s posh Japanese (on the ground floor of the Deutsche Bank towers) today. They have a lunch deal for €19 which includes miso soup, beef skewer, and a side salad with rice.

I arrived at Moriki just before noon, so was among the first few guests on the vast premises. The space is pleasantly lit, warm wooden colours mixed with a few glass and steel designer elements and some art. Service was friendly and quick. I was seated next to the sushi bar, where I could watch the staff prepare sashimi.

  

It happens only rarely that a miso soup makes you go wow, especially with some of the chains like Pret having consistently worked for years to bring the standard down. However, this was a fine specimen of a miso soup, thick and full of flavour, with little bits floating around in it.

I also enjoyed the beef skewer, even though it’s not a whole lot of meat. It seemed a bit over the top to use high quality fillet steak for a skewer, where cheaper parts of the animal would have done the job equally well or better. In any case, I enjoyed my weekday lunch today and might be back. 4 out of 5 in my book.

Looking for more Frankfurt restaurant reviews? Try Lafleur, Lohninger, La Scuderia, Black Bulls, or Atschel. Or perhaps some art, culture, and fun? Try Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic at the Barbican, London, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra at the Old Opera, Frankfurt, MoMA at Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, our camel ride in the Sahara, our trip to the North Pole (Spitsbergen), or our helicopter ride over London.

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