Oh, I did say versus Nobu's, the other really expensive Japanese restaurant in town. I've been to Nobu's around five times and Morimoto's once. With this limited experience, I can say that Morimoto's is simpler, but tastier, and an ideal fusion of Japanese, French and Hawaiian. Nobu's does have this barely distinguishable South American flair, and, perhaps is more distant from traditional Japanese. Count on spending a hundred bucks per person with sake.
A nice, safe statement from John Benemann, the world authority on this subject. (If you can't read the above conclusion, go to View and click on Zoom In.)