Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort has no shortage of amazing dining locations for Guests to choose from, but a popular option with outstanding menu items is Morimoto Asia in The Landing area. This elegant table service restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and serves up an inventive menu that reimagines traditional pan-Asian cuisine from the creative mind of an Iron Chef.
Chef Masaharu Morimoto is a giant in the culinary world including the title of Iron Chef the Food Network, and his latest restaurant endeavor can be found in Disney Springs waiting to serve up unforgettable meals. Morimoto Asia is the Iron Chef’s presentation of reimagined and creative takes on Chinese, Japanese, and Korean dishes that are prepared in open exhibition-style kitchens that allow Guests to feel as though they are part of the process from beginning to end.
The interior of Morimoto Asia is a modern and elegant setting sprawled throughout two floors for Guests to enjoy. Guests can settle into comfortable booths or tables in an open dining area beneath stunning twenty foot long glass chandeliers that look as though they are dripping down from the ceiling. Several walls are also adorned with painted floral murals and photos and one entire side of the lower level features an exhibition kitchen and lounge area inspired by Shanghai.
The second level of Morimoto Asia continues the modern upscale theming with private rooms that are available to rent for special occasions and parties. Also found upstairs are an additional Shanghai-inspired lounge and a sushi bar where Guests can enjoy an array of fresh options that pair perfectly with sake, all with beautiful views overlooking the lower level and glittering chandeliers.
The ultimate culinary adventure offered at Morimoto Asia is the Omakase Experience in which the restaurant’s sushi chefs prepare five to seven courses of unforgettable dishes that feature fresh fish from Japan and an array of specialty ingredients that are only used for the experience. Extremely lucky Guests might even find themselves dining on a meal prepared by Chef Morimoto himself as he enjoys preparing and presenting the meal when in town.
Guests who opt to enjoy a normal lunch or dinner at Morimoto Asia can begin any meal with a delicious beverage and options include non-alcoholic soft drinks and teas as well as wine, beer, and specialty cocktails like the Lychee Martini, White Tiger Negroni, and The Forbidden Highball. The true stars of the beverage menu are the many different types of sake that can be enjoyed by the glass, carafe or specialty flight like the Forbidden Lounge Sake Flight which features four different sips.
Morimoto Asia is one of the best locations at the Walt Disney World Resort for fresh sushi, and Guests can enjoy rolls with options including Spicy Tuna, Eel & Avocado, California, Spicy Yellowtail, and Shrimp Tempura. Also available are sushi and sashimi combinations such as the Jyo Sashimi Como with a chef’s selection of seven different fishes and the indulgent Sushi and Sashimi Pagoda which features nigiri, maki, sashimi, lobster, oysters, and shrimp cocktail.
Guests who are looking to begin their meals at Morimoto Asia with small plates and dim sum have plenty of wonderful options to choose from including Edamame, Miso Soup, Pork Dumplings, Egg Drop Soup, Crispy Popcorn Shrimp Tempura, and Tartare served with dashi soy, avocado, chive, and wasabi. Some great options to share are the duo of Pork Egg Rolls, Pork Dumplings which feature four pieces, or the Shumai which feature four purse shaped dumplings stuffed with pork, shrimp, mushrooms, and Tobiko Caviar.
Seafood lovers will be stunned by the extensive options of specialty fish from the Toyosu Fish Market and other locations around the world, and they can enjoy selections from Japan, Spain, Mexico, New Zealand, Canada, and more at every meal. Some wonderful options to choose from include Yellowtail, Octopus, Salmon Roe, Bluefin Tuna, Scallops, Ora King Salmon, Golden Eye Snapper, Kusshi Oysters, Purple Sea Urchin, and more.
Morimoto Asia features many different entrée options to choose from including noodle and rice dishes like Duck Ramen with a Peking duck broth, egg noodles, duck, scallions, soy-marinated egg, and cilantro and Tonkotsu Ramen with a pork bone broth, egg noodles, roasted pork, mushroom, pickled ginger, and soy-marinated egg. Also available are traditional Beef Lo Mein Noodles, Morimoto Gomoku Fried Rice, and the Morimoto “Buri-Bop” which is a Korean-style yellowtail rice bowl topped with an egg yolk.
Heartier entrée options at Morimoto Asia begin with the Mongolian Filet Mignon which is served with wok sautéed scallions and enoki mushrooms and topped tableside with a sweet Szechuan sauce. Guests can also indulge in the Morimoto Spare Ribs which can be ordered as a three or six rib portion and are topped with cilantro and a sweet chili glaze for the perfect bite of flavorful meat.
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One of the most popular menu items at Morimoto Asia is the Morimoto Peking Duck which is a house-roasted whole duck accompanied by steamed flour pancakes, apricot sweet chili, hoisin miso, and the choice of steamed white or brown rice. The final entrée option featuring meat or poultry is the Orange Chicken which features Chinese broccoli and is wok-tossed with a sweet Florida orange sauce for the perfect fusion of pan-Asian cuisine and local flavors.
Guests who are looking for vegetarian options at Morimoto Asia can enjoy the Kung Pao Cauliflower with fried cauliflower florets, peppers, carrots, mushrooms, and Tobanjan Chili or the Wok Sauteed Chinese Vegetables featuring seasonal greens and garlic. A plant-based option is also available with the Stir-fried Tofu Medley which serves up flash-fried tofu accompanied by peppers, onions, carrots, and a sweet soy sauce.
With so many incredible menu items, Guests have to make a conscious effort to save room for dessert at Morimoto Asia as there are several amazing options to choose from including the Green Tea Cheesecake, Green Tea Tiramisu, Banana “Lumpia” Split, Melon Soda Float, and Gelato from nearby Vivoli il Gelato in Disney Springs. These sweet and unique bites are the perfect way to end a meal at Morimoto Asia and they also pair excellently with sake selections from the menu.
Morimoto Asia has quickly become one of the most popular table service restaurants in Disney Springs and is it easy to see why with its modern and upscale interior and extensive menu of reimagined pan-Asian cuisine. Guests who dine at Morimoto Asia for lunch or dinner are sure to enjoy every item they order and immediately begin thinking about when they can next return!