Morimoto Asia to Open at Walt Disney World’s Downtown Disney Soon

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Morimoto Asia will be the newest restaurant to open in Downtown Disney. The pan-Asian dining establishment will officially open for Guests on September 30.

Morimoto Asia is being brought to life by Japanese master chef Masaharu Morimoto and the Patina Restaurant Group. The restaurant will include a two-story layout with a fabulous glass entrance, open terraces, a grand hall, private rooms, a long bar, a cocktail lounge, exhibition kitchens, and more. Also, Morimoto Asia’s two-story outdoor terrace will provide patio seating with sweeping views of the area.

Menu items will include traditional Asian dishes such as Peking duck, moo shu pork, lobster chow fun, sweet and sour crispy whole fish, and kung pao chicken. Dim sum will be served during weekend brunch service, and will include a variety of dumplings, shumai, bao, spare ribs and more. Kids will have a variety of Asian-infused dishes including chicken ramen, kakuni pork bao, and karaage fried chicken.

The sushi bar will be an intimate, 14-seat counter that will offer things toro, kanpachi, Japanese red snapper, uni, sea eel, hamachi, fluke, and salmon, as well as more. A variety of specialty sushi rolls and selections from the raw bar will also be offered. Keep in mind that traditional sushi service will be limited to the guests seated at the sushi bar, though a selection of specialty rolls and sushi platters will be available in the main restaurant.

The beers served at Morimoto Asia will feature mostly Asian varieties in both bottle and on draft, including the Morimoto signature beer by Rogue Ales. In addition, Black Obi Soba will also be available by the bottle. The restaurant will also offer an assortment of sake, including the Morimoto signature line, plus a wine list showcasing wines of the world. Signature cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks will also be featured.

This will be Chef Morimoto’s first pan-Asian dining experience. The restaurant will be located in The Landing section and can be found in the former location the popular Pleasure Island dance club, Mannequins. Morimoto Asia will be open from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. daily serving lunch, dinner, and a weekend brunch.

Rikki Niblett

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