MUMBAI, SEPTEMBER 13, 2022: The first restaurant to offer contemporary Japanese Cuisine in India – Wasabi by Morimoto at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai paved the path for a revolution when it was launched in 2004.

To celebrate its milestone 18th Anniversary, Wasabi by Morimoto will be showcasing never-before-seen Menus by our NEW Japanese Master Chefs – Chef Shimomura Kazayu (right) & Chef Atusi Kohara (left) culminating in the visit of Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. A month-long celebration of thoughtful Japanese food & beverages curated by our Masters from 13th September – 09 October 2022.

Patrons can expect a riot of flavours and textures as each Master Chef showcases the best of his repertoire during the festivities. Master Chef Shimomura Kazayu curates a Chef’s tasting Omakase to tantalise the senses; Sushi Maestro Atusi Kohara Jr. creates magic with his sushi and sashimi menu; nostalgic Wasabi by Morimoto favourites make a come-back along with a brand new selection of dishes for you to explore.

The piece de resistance is a tantalizing Omakase prepared by Chef Masaharu Morimoto to pay homage to the grand legacy of Wasabi by Morimoto and usher it into the next phase!

Amit Chowdhury, Executive Chef, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai said, “We are honoured to welcome the legendary Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto on the occasion of the 18th anniversary of Wasabi by Morimoto. We always endeavor to create meaningful experiences for our patrons and through this extravagant celebration of signature gastronomic experiences by our Master Chefs, we bring forth another unmatched culinary soiree. Wasabi by Morimoto holds the distinction of being the first modern Japanese restaurant in India, and we look forward to presenting our guests with extraordinary experiences.”

On the occasion, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto said, “18 years ago I brought the Morimoto signature to Mumbai, and when I did that, I felt proud of our association. It has been delightful to see the evolution of Japanese cuisine in India. Wasabi has been a Favourite of our guests for over 18 years and I can confidently say over the past decade we have built relationship based on trust and fine taste. I look forward to the next phase of this fantastic journey!”


Venue: Wasabi by Morimoto, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai


  • 13-18 September 2022 – Master Chef Shimomura Kazayu Omakase
  • 20-25 September 2022 – Sushi Maestro Atusi Kohara Jr. Menu
  • 26 September – 02 October – Nostalgic Wasabi by Morimoto favourites
  • 08 & 09 October – Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s Signature Omakase

Time: 12:30 – 2:45pm & 7:00 – 11:45pm Daily