Taj Welcomes Delhi’s First Contemporary Japanese Restaurant

Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi recently unveiled Delhi’s first contemporary Japanese restaurant, Wasabi by Morimoto. Created by “Iron Chef” Masaharu Morimoto, this is the second Wasabi restaurant to open at a Taj property, following the success at Taj Mahal Palace & Tower in Mumbai.

Chef Morimoto captivates taste buds by bringing out many undiscovered facets of Japanese cuisine to create a fresh, new taste. The diverse menu created by Chef Morimoto and celebrated Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces’ Chef Hemant Oberoi features:

A wide range of delicacies from soups and salads to noodles and entrees
A large seafood selection flown in from Tsujuki, Japan and from other markets around the world
An extensive selection of sushi and sashimi such as Botan Ebi, Aji and Tamago
Hot appetizers, such as the chef’s special Morimoto tempura, complement cold appetizers, such as Morimoto sashimi, white fish, and salmon carpaccio
Vegetarian specialties include the mixed vegetable wok sautee teriyaki, newspaper vegetable beggar’s purse (asparagus and shiitake mushrooms) and Ishi yaki veg bop (vegetable on rice prepared at your table in hot river stone bowls)
The tepanyaki menu features a vegetarian array of Tofu Saute and Yaki Soba and non-vegetarian specials of jumbo shrimp and king crabs
Desserts such as Sesame Panacotta, Azuki Zenzai and Wasabi Crème Brulee

Designed by Theo Nicolau from EAD, London, Wasabi has a contemporary ambiance with its modern décor comprised of different textures and fabrics. The 54-cover restaurant provides a variety of diverse dining experiences:

An impressive repertoire of Japanese sake with a separate Sake Bar
A dramatic Teppanyaki counter, creating a vibrant display of theater in iron showmanship
In the Omakase Menu, the chef prepares the menu that he wants to make for the guest, creating an interactive meal entirely unique and independent of the set menu
The private dining room is set in the alcove of the restaurant and enjoys its own exclusivity while still appreciating the vibrant energy of the venue

About Chef Morimoto
Prominent Japanese Chef Morimoto mastered the art of sushi & traditional Kaiseki cuisine after training under several of Japan’s master chefs. 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. Chef Morimoto was invited by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa to open New York City’s Nobu restaurant and was subsequently promoted to Executive Chef. Since 1998, Chef Morimoto has combined his passion for cuisine, competition and performance on the widely popular television show “Iron Chef”. In November 2001, Morimoto opened his first restaurant in the US in Philadelphia, followed by another in New York. After the success of Chef Morimoto’s Wasabi at Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai, he has opened the second Wasabi at Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi.

About Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Established in 1903, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia’s largest and finest groups of hotels, comprising 60 hotels in 42 locations across India with an additional 16 international hotels in the Maldives, Mauritius, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Rajput palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. The Taj, a symbol of Indian hospitality, has recently completed the centenary of its landmark hotel, The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India’s premier business house.