When we were planning our summer 2016 trip to the Walt Disney World Resort, we knew that the new Disney Springs would be on our list. With all of the new restaurants, it was difficult to choose. Morimoto Asia was our choice as our new dining experience and we were not disappointed!
Located in the Landing area of Disney Springs, Morimoto Asia offers pan-Asian cuisine. Chef Masaharu Morimoto, of Iron Chef America fame, has created an amazing menu. As the Walt Disney World website states:
“Morimoto Asia offers an entirely new dining experience for Guests, including unique exhibition kitchens that provide behind-the-scenes views into traditions like Peking duck carving and dim sum. The restaurant’s massive, 2-story interior includes glittering 20-foot-long chandeliers, Shanghai-influenced lounges, private dining spaces and a second-level sushi bar and lounge with a separate entrance.
The scale and artistry of this signature dining location is a visual delight — but wait until you taste the food!”
The Menu at Morimoto Asia
Our dining party consisted of four adults (three adventurous diners, one a little less-so), one teenager and one child (3 years old). The menu is quite extensive, particularly its choices of sushi, appetizers and dim sum. Each of us was able to find something that would satisfy our hunger!
Our waiter was fantastic. We ordered drinks and sushi and appetizers. He was not at all phased when we ordered additional sushi and appetizers even after we had chosen our entrees. He paced the meal perfectly, allowing us to enjoy our starters without rushing and delaying our entrees when we opted for additional sushi.
The waitstaff, not just our waiter, was attentive and accommodating, without being overbearing. They seemed to anticipate our needs. They presented our granddaughter with a fork/chopstick combination. What a great idea!
Our entrees were so tasty. I had never tried Peking duck so I finally had my chance. It was excellent! Even with a varied dining party, everyone was very pleased with their choices and the portions were generous.
While we were enjoying our meals, I was amazed by the interior of the restaurant, which is comprised of two floors. Our waiter told us that there are seven kitchens (yes, seven!), there are two bars (one on each floor), a sushi bar on the second floor, additional table seating, as well as an outdoor patio area.
Even though we had our fill with sushi, appetizers, and entrees, we decided to try something from the dessert menu.
From start to finish, we were very impressed with the restaurant and would highly recommend it. It can be pricey, especially when you are ordering as we did. But it was worth it!
Have you tried Morimoto Asia yet? What did you think?
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