8 Reasons We Love Morimoto Asia at Walt Disney World

With all of the new dining options at Disney Springs guests are presented with some very tough choices about where to eat on their vacation.  It is hard to go wrong with any of them, but if you are in the mood for Asian Cuisine I highly recommend Morimoto Asia, and here are 8 reasons why we love it.

8. Masaharu Morimoto

Some of the newer restaurants at Disney Springs take advantage of big name chefs to back their menus like Art Smith’s Homecomin’ and Guy Fieri’s Chicken Guy.  Morimoto Asia is backed by popular celebrity chef and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto.  Morimoto is Japanese Master Chef who guides the pan-Asian menu of the restaurant.  And it is not completely unusual to see him at the restaurant on occasion.  Many of his fans enjoy eating here to sample menu items that he has overseen.

7. Cocktails

Morimoto Asia offers a nice range of cocktails that take an Asian twist on traditional.  There is the appropriately named Morimotini (ao japanese vodka and morimoto junmai sake), the Yuzu Collins (hendrick’s gin and yuzu combine for a new take on this classic cocktail) and the Sake Sangria (sake, light white wine, plum wine, asian pears, apple, plum, tangerine juice).  Any of the choices make a creative and delicious start to your dining experience.  Or a great stand-alone if you choose to visit the lounge at Morimoto Asia.

6. The Décor

The interior of Morimoto Asia is an experience in itself.  It is the Disney Springs industrial chic meets Asian influences.  There is an open 2 story concept, and as you enter you are greeted by a massive chandelier made from the Disney Springs Bottling Company Bottles as the premise is that this took over the bottling facility.  From there the interior takes a modern turn with Asian style including the lounges that are inspired by Shanghai.  The open exhibition kitchen provides energy to the restaurant and a glimpse at chefs preparing signature dishes.

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5. The Dim Sum

The menu is extensive, but the first thing I want to highlight is the Dim Sum selection. Morimoto Asia offers egg rolls, steamed Bao buns, and dumplings (including pork, chicken and shrimp) on the Dim Sum menu.  Each selection is freshly and deliciously prepared and ranges from $8-$12, so it makes a nice option to order up a few things to share around the table and sample different tastes.

4. Peking Duck

The Peking Duck is probably one of the signature dishes of the restaurant, and rightly so.  That open kitchen proudly displays the roasted ducks hanging out in front (which also gives it a bit of a street vendor feel).  Morimoto Asia serves the Peking Duck to serve two people: carved house-roasted whole duck, served with steamed flour pancakes, apricot sweet chili, hoisin miso and choice of steamed white or brown rice.  This is a great option for an entrée—juicy, perfectly good, with great accompaniments.

3. Morimoto Asia Street Food

If you are looking for a more casual dining experience, check out Morimoto Asia Street Food located just outside the restaurant itself.  Here you can find street food type items in an outdoor dining atmosphere (perfect for people watching at Disney Springs & soaking up the atmosphere).  There are egg rolls, ribs, sushi, octopus fritters, even Bao Tacos to give you a unique taste of the Pan-Asian Street food menu.  Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic specialty beverages are available at the Morimoto Asia Street Food outdoor dining.

Morimoto Asia Street Food

2. The Lunch Set

If you are in Disney Springs mid-day—one of my favorite times to come to shop and browse—stop by Morimoto Asia for lunch.  They have a great multi-course prix fixe lunch option, The Morimoto Lunch Set.  For a set price you get choice of Miso Soup or a House Salad;  choice of California Roll or White rice; and choice of an entrée from Orange Chicken (which is my favorite), Veggie Tofu, or Red Miso-Glazed Salmon.  All of this is also accompanied by Seasonal Vegetables, Pickles and Dumplings.  It is not only an excellent value, but a great way to get to sample several menu items.

1. Sushi and Sashimi

As you might imagine, the Sushi and Sashimi menu at Morimoto Asia is pretty extensive.  And very tasty.  There are spicy tuna rolls, eel & avocado rolls, spider rolls, shrimp tempura rolls, vegetable rolls.  And then there are Sushi or Sashimi Platters and Combos that feature seasonal selections.  Or you can go with a Tower that serves 2-3 or 4-6 people for a combination of rolls, lobster & shellfish, nigiri and sashimi.  Everything is fresh and seasonal—this is really the perfect place to go if you want to sit back and relax while enjoying a feast of sushi and sashimi.

What do you love about Morimoto Asia?

About Sarah Chapman

I am a long time Disney fan since I was hooked on Walt Disney World with my first trip in 1987. Since that time I’ve tried experiencing everything I can in the parks, with a total of 30 visits and counting (I’m always planning my next trip) to Walt Disney World—not to mention Disney Cruise Line and even (shhh!) Universal Orlando and Sea World. I’ve turned my Disney obsession into a profession helping others plan their magical vacations as a Dream Vacation Maker at LBAC Travel. I am a work at home mom to three wonderful boys, and each one has been properly indoctrinated with all things Disney. Walt Disney World is definitely our “Laughing Place.” Look for me on Facebook at for updates, discount announcements, tips, tricks and planning advice for your next vacation. You can also find me on Instagram (sarahdreamvacationmaker) and Pinterest (sarahlbactravel).