Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto will be opening his first at-sea restaurant this December onboard Holland America Line's Nieuw Amsterdam. The restaurant will offer Asian-inspired dishes and beverages with a focus on fresh fish dishes – including sushi – that reflect Holland America's global fresh fish program.
Called Morimoto By Sea, the eatery will be located adjacent to the Tamarind restaurant on the Observation Deck. It carries a cover charge of $55 per person (plus 18% gratuity), and opens on the ship's Dec. 16, 2023 voyage.
In addition to fresh fish, the menu will include a selection of beef, chicken, vegetarian, and vegan options.
"Featuring cuisine from an esteemed culinary authority like Chef Morimoto in his signature restaurant elevates our specialty dining experience for guests on Nieuw Amsterdam," said Michael Stendebach, vice president of food, beverage, and guest services at HAL.
"The creation of this new restaurant has been a new and exciting experience, and I look forward to sharing my culinary passion with guests aboard Nieuw Amsterdam," said Chef Morimoto.
The debut of Morimoto By Sea on Nieuw Amsterdam follows the line's launch of its global fresh fish program, which includes a Morimoto By Sea pop-up experience once per cruise on the line's other ships in either Pinnacle Grill or Tamarind.