Masaharu Morimoto opened a restaurant in Philadelphia with Stephen Starr, talented owner of a few other Philadelphia upscale resaurants.

Morimoto works as head chef and claims to be happier in Philadelphia than in New York.

The restaurant, called Morimoto after its chef, is located on the North side of Chestnut Street in Philadelphia between 7th and 8th streets, not far from Philadelphia's Market East station, just a few short blocks from the city's Asian Cuisine hub of Chinatown.

Prices range from 30's and 40s up to the $80, $100, and $120 fixed price options.

Phone number (215) 413-9070, reserve about a week ahead of time for friday and saturday nights.