Indulge in creations from Iron Chef Morimoto himself! Chef Morimoto, born and raised in Hiroshima, Japan, learned the art of sushi and traditional kaiseki cuisine by training under several of his country’s esteemed Master Chefs. After being the chef and owner of a restaurant in Japan for five years, Chef Morimoto moved to New York City to explore Western cooking styles and eventually opened Morimoto at Chelsea Market.