LAS VEGAS (May 20, 2016) – Masaharu Morimoto, renowned Japanese chef and star of Food Network’s “Iron Chef America,” will open his contemporary Japanese restaurant Morimoto Las Vegas at MGM Grand in fall 2016. The new restaurant will feature exquisite design along with signature sushi creations and spectacular cocktail offerings, including exclusive selections made just for the Las Vegas location.
“We are happy to partner with Chef Morimoto and would like to officially welcome him to MGM Grand,” said President and COO of MGM Grand Scott Sibella. “His culinary talent and expertise is respected around the world and the vision he has with this restaurant will continue to elevate our culinary portfolio, offering guests a one-of-a-kind experience only available at our resort.”
Previously slated to open at The Mirage, the venue will relocate to MGM Grand, taking the location currently occupied by Shibuya.
Chef Morimoto said, “I have enjoyed working with the MGM Grand to develop Morimoto Las Vegas, and on behalf of my team, we look forward to opening a beautiful restaurant at the resort this fall.”
Morimoto Las Vegas will join MGM Grand’s all-star lineup of celebrity chefs including Wolfgang Puck of Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill, Emeril Lagasse of Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, Tom Colicchio of Craftsteak, Michael Mina of Michael Mina’s PUB 1842 and Joël Robuchon of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon and Joël Robuchon Restaurant.
Further details on the concept will be available in the coming months.
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino is “The Entertainment Authority,” creating the ultimate Las Vegas experience.  A variety of accommodations serve every need while guests discover signature dining by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill, Michelin three star restaurant Joël Robuchon and Morimoto Las Vegas. In addition to a pampering spa and salon and an elaborate 380,000-square-foot conference center, the resort offers a wide-range of world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena; the epic KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; world-famous dance crew Jabbawockeez; master illusionist David Copperfield; Topgolf Las Vegas; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and Hakkasan Las Vegas. MGM Grand owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit mgmgrand.comcall toll free at (877) 880-0880 or find us on Facebook and Twitter or follow our blog

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