Why We Added Disney Springs’ Morimoto Asia To Our Favorites List!
I Love the fact that the restaurants on Walt Disney World property have such a great variety. When we are in our hometown, it is just your normal fast food joints and big chain restaurants. At Disney World, you will find just about anything your heart desires. There is so much culture outside of the everyday American dishes. Disney Springs’ Morimoto Asia is a MUST for my family and I am going to tell you why!
Disney Springs’ Morimoto Asia
On our most recent trip, we added a new restaurant to our list. Disney Springs’ Morimoto Asia is an amazing restaurant owned by Japanese master chef Masaharu Morimoto. He has been acknowledged as one of the most inventive forces in Asian cuisine. He has chosen The Landing at Disney Springs as the venue for his very first “Pan-Asian” restaurant.
Located right across from Raglan Road, you can not miss this beautiful two-story restaurant. As you walk in the décor is breathtaking. Twenty foot long chandeliers, beautiful flowers, and Asian inspired artwork throughout. This restaurant has two dining levels. We dined on the ground level which gave us great views of the entire restaurant. A fun little fact about the second level is it offers a sushi bar and lounge with a VIP separate entrance for guest seeking a late-night meal.
- New Normal Tip: We dined here during the “new normal” so guest were being seated at every other table. Face coverings were required at all times when not eating. If you get up to go to the restroom or anywhere else in the restaurant your face covering must be on.
The Experience and Dinner
The staff was very friendly and attentive to my gluten allergy. Our waitress immediately let the chef know as well as pointed out the safe entrées that could be made gluten free. To keep things as touchless as possible, we scanned the QR code provided on the table to view the digital menu.
We started with the Edamame topped with sea salt. Great shareable item to pair with any entrée.
I went with the recommendation from our waitress and ordered the Morimoto “Buri Bop”. This Korean-style yellowtail rice bowl was served in a 400 degree clay pot and was finished with a egg yolk right at our table. Also served with a gluten free soy sauce. This was an enjoyable experience getting to hear the details and history of the dish explained as it was being prepared for me to eat. After the dish was left for me, I was able to continue to cook my fish to my liking. I have to say this is the first time I have experienced cooking fish myself at a restaurant. This dish was delicious and I highly recommend trying it.
My husband chose the Tonkotsu Ramen, which is a rich pork broth with egg noodles, roasted pork, soy marinated egg, woodear mushroom and pickled ginger. He said it was very good, but it was a very filling dish! Leaving no room for dessert, unfortunately.
No Desserts For Us
Again, we were too full for the desserts, but Morimoto Asia does have several to choose from. Yuzu Pie, Mochi Mochi & Churro Fondue to name a few. A selection of cocktails, beer & wine are available. For example, the Sake Sangria & Morimoto Soba (beer) are two fan favorites here.
Quick Service Available
If you are looking for a quick and on the go meal, Disney Springs’ Morimoto Asia has a quick service! AND, Morimoto Street Food is available with a convenient walk-up window. Grab quick bites like Chicken Wings, Shrimp Chips & Dip, Beef Bulgogi Nachos. As well as a variety of Sushi rolls or Noodles.
Overall, this was a great dining experience and we really enjoyed the atmosphere and food. We will for sure dine here again so we can try some of the other amazing entrees. If you are a fan of Asian food like we are, you will want to add this one to your must do dining list!
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A special THANK YOU to our friends, Vince and Tammy, for sharing some of their pictures on one of their last visits to Disney Springs’ Morimoto Asia! It’s on their favorites list, too!
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