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Spotlight: Morimoto Asia Restaurant

Morimoto Asia Restaurant in Disney Springs

Morimoto Asia - 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.


Kissimmee Restaurants Featuring Asian Cuisine

Photo of Seseme Chicken

This week’s restaurant feature will highlight Asian cuisine restaurants in Kissimmee. There are a LOT of restaurants in Kissimmee featuring Chinese, Japanese and Philippino cuisine. The Asian differences can be detected by many food experts, however, most of us just like the cuisine offered at these great restaurants in Kissimmee and don’t get into the differences. However, this article will feature restaurants in Kissimmee which categorize themselves in Asian cuisine or have the word “Asian” in their name.

Sakura Asian Fusion (14778 East Orange Lake Blvd., Kissimmee) is close enought to Disney to receive some traffic from tourists, however, many locals dine often at this Kissimmee restaurant. With many businesses nearby, it is a convenient lunch spot. Try their tempura and orange chicken.

Pei Wei Asian Diner  at 2501 W. Osceola Pkwy. in Kissimmee is part of the spin-off chain restaurant of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc. It is a great Kissimmee restaurant if you want good Asian food at a nice sit-down casual restaurant. The lettuce wraps and orange iced tea are great, as well as the crab rangoons and Mongolian beef. With their extensive gluten-free menu, as well as vegetarian dishes, this makes for a great option for many diners when selecting a restaurant in Kissimmee.

Mi Sushi Bar and Chinese Cuisine located at 3260 Vineland Rd #109 in Kissimmee, FL is also a great restaurant in Kissimmee offering Asian cuisine with quick service and a great take-out option. They also deliver locally. Although this Asian restaurant in Kissimmee is fairly small, the Sushi bar is a big hit as well as their traditional dishes such as sweet and sour chicken, egg foo young, fried rice and egg rolls.

China Bell Asian Restaurant at 4382 W. Vine St. in Kissimmee offers meal deals that are a great value. The kitchen is clean, and the staff is courteous. This restaurant location is closer to the downtown Kissimmee area, so there aren’t as many tourists, but still a great place to go for a good Asian meal.

Even closer yet to downtown Kissimmee is Three Angels Filipino Oriental restaurant at 3197 W. Vine St. in Kissimmee. This restaurant in Kissimmee is the place to go if you are looking for food reminiscent of the islands of the Philippines. Tucked away in a shopping center, the food at this Kissimmee restaurant is ever changing, yet always consistently good. Worth the trip.

Other Asian restaurants in Kissimmee that will be featured in an article covering Chinese &/or Japanese cuisine include:

  • Little China
  • Kobe Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
  • Le China
  • Full House
  • Hao Hao Chinese Kitchen
  • Kabuki Oriental Buffet
  • Ichiban Buffet
  • China Restaurant
  • China Pearl Restaurant
  • Panda Express
  • China Express
  • Hibachi Buffet
  • Osaka Japanese Steakhouse
  • Happy Garden
  • Number 1 of Kissimmee Chinese
  • Cid’s Filipino Oriental Restaurant
  • Little China Chinese Restaurants
  • Great China Buffet
  • Philippine Fiesta Restaurant
  • New China
  • Benny Wong’s

As you can see, there is no shortage of Asian restaurants in Kissimmee. Place your chop sticks in your hands and dig in! A famous Asian quote – “Everyone eats and drinks; yet only few appreciate the taste of food.”