Morimoto Asia, a creative collaboration between world-famous Chef Masaharu Morimoto and Patina Restaurant Group, is set to open Sept. 30, 2015 at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort.
Morimoto Asia is the first “pan-Asian” dining experience for Chef Morimoto, and includes his eclectic take on his favorite Asian flavors including moo shu pork, Peking duck, lobster chow fun, sweet and sour crispy whole fish, and spicy kung pao chicken. Weekends, dim sum will be served during brunch, with dumplings, shumai, bao, spare ribs and more. Kids can enjoy chicken ramen, kakuni pork bao, and karaage fried chicken.
The sushi bar has just 14 coveted seats and has global inspiration from toro, kanpachi, Japanese red snapper, uni, sea eel, hamachi, fluke, salmon and more. A selection of specialty rolls and sushi platters will be available for Guests in the lounge or dining rooms.
The restaurant will serve sake, including the Morimoto signature line, wines from around the globe, signature cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks. Beers, bottled and draft, will be mostly Asian, including the Morimoto signature beer by Rogue Ales.
The expansive restaurant includes beautiful lounges, dining spaces, open kitchen and a two-story outdoor terrace overlooking the water. The main entrance features a three-story glass corner, and the sculptural bar is one of the largest in the world, more than 270 feet long, connecting the grand dining room on the ground floor with the upper level Forbidden Lounge as it wraps around the staircase. You can look for custom glass beaded chandeliers and glass mosaics based on ancient Japanese prints.
Morimoto Asia will begin accepting reservations as early as Sept. 16, 2015 and through 407-WDW-DINE beginning Nov. 1, 2015. Hours are daily from 11:00 a.m. to 2 a.m. serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.