Morimoto Asia Restaurant in Disney Springs
Morimoto Asia is one of the many new restaurants and shops located in Disney Springs (formerly known as Downtown Disney). This new Disney Springs restaurant, located in The Landing, is a two-story, pan-Asian dining experience that was officially unveiled by Masaharu Morimoto — a chef you may know if you have ever watched the popular cooking show, Iron Chef America!
Unlike Disney’s Be Our Guest restaurant in Magic Kingdom, and the recently opened Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs, Morimoto Asia is not exactly a themed restaurant. Instead, the interior and exterior are elegant and refined, with décor that reflects the culture of the cuisine that is served. The restaurant has waterside seating, a cocktail bar, and beautiful terrace seating.
The menu at Morimoto Asia is filled with flavors from all over the Asian continent. Some Asian cuisine classics are on the menu, like orange chicken, lo mein, and kung pao chicken. Other items appear to be more specialized and unique to Morimoto Asia, like the Singapore laska noodle and the Morimoto buri-bop. There is even a kid’s menu with some less intimidating items, including mac and cheese and beef hot dogs for children who might be a little bit picky! Dessert and Nutella lovers are also in luck, as the menu lists Fondue Churros with Nutella as a dessert option! Yum!
Though Morimoto Asia is not a part of the Orlando dinner show family, it looks like a great place to eat at Disney! It is one of the more upscale restaurants in Disney Springs, and, with it’s lack of theming, it looks like a great place for parents and couples to sneak off to when they need a break from Mickey Mouse and chicken fingers. As fun as all the character dinners and themed dining experiences can be, sometimes Disney Vacations can really use a night of fine wining and dining! And for vacationers that enjoy Asian cuisine, Marimoto Asia offers a convenient and tasty possibility!
Currently Morimoto Asia is only open for dinner, however, in the coming weeks, the new restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner (as well as a weekend brunch) with operating hours from 11 am to 2 am daily. Reservations are available by calling the restaurant at 407-939-MOTO (6686). Advance dining reservations will be available through (407) WDW-DINE beginning November 1st. The restaurant is located at 1600 Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida. For more information go to www.disneyworld.com, or read our complete guide to Disney Springs.