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    I had the pleasure of covering the media event for INTERCOT last night at Morimoto Asia.

    Prepare to be amazed at just walking up to Morimoto Asia. Walking in is a whole different experience when you see the 2-story chandeliers in the immediate center of the restaurant. Studio V's design concepts are eclectic and yet fluid. Your eyes will be drawn easily from one beautiful sculpture, photo, seating nook to the relaxing lounge, LONG sushi bar, and the gorgeous sweeping views of Disney Springs Landing.

    I was able to sample a few items off the menu -the rock shrimp tempura was my favorite, very hearty and tangy. We also experienced the duck Caesar salad, chicken tempura, dumplings, crab Rangoon & chicken shumai. The white Lilly cocktail was SO crisp and refreshing and was served with a twist and dainty flower petal. They also have Morimoto's signature beer on draft.

    It's quite an experience to take in. Two lounges, outdoor availability, glassed in private tables, large round tables, some nooks behind large curtains, seating at the sushi bar-- there are so many different layers to this venue that you could have different experiences at different visits. Lazy Susans on the centers of some tables encourage sampling and sharing sushi and appetizers.

    The kitchen is partially visible, complete with roasting Peking duck on display.

    Kids menus are available. Prices range to $48, for the signature Peking duck. Currently reservations are available through Open Table. Reservations through 407-WDW-DINE begin November 1. Hours are daily from 11:00 a.m. to 2 a.m. serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

    Morimoto Asia is a real jewel in the crown of Disney Springs. I would highly recommend taking the time to slow down and take in this labor of love that Chef Morimoto and the Patina Group have created. Pictures below and are available for immediate viewing on INTERCOT's social media outlets - Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram.
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    Wow! Looks yummy!
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    WOW, looks amazing...think we'll have to try it soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    I had the pleasure of covering the media event for INTERCOT last night at Morimoto Asia.

    Prepare to be amazed at just walking up to Morimoto Asia. Walking in is a whole different experience when you see the 2-story chandeliers in the immediate center of the restaurant. Studio V's design concepts are eclectic and yet fluid. Your eyes will be drawn easily from one beautiful sculpture, photo, seating nook to the relaxing lounge, LONG sushi bar, and the gorgeous sweeping views of Disney Springs Landing.

    I was able to sample a few items off the menu -the rock shrimp tempura was my favorite, very hearty and tangy. We also experienced the duck Caesar salad, chicken tempura, dumplings, crab Rangoon & chicken shumai. The white Lilly cocktail was SO crisp and refreshing and was served with a twist and dainty flower petal. They also have Morimoto's signature beer on draft.

    It's quite an experience to take in. Two lounges, outdoor availability, glassed in private tables, large round tables, some nooks behind large curtains, seating at the sushi bar-- there are so many different layers to this venue that you could have different experiences at different visits. Lazy Susans on the centers of some tables encourage sampling and sharing sushi and appetizers.

    The kitchen is partially visible, complete with roasting Peking duck on display.

    Kids menus are available. Prices range to $48, for the signature Peking duck. Currently reservations are available through Open Table. Reservations through 407-WDW-DINE begin November 1. Hours are daily from 11:00 a.m. to 2 a.m. serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

    Morimoto Asia is a real jewel in the crown of Disney Springs. I would highly recommend taking the time to slow down and take in this labor of love that Chef Morimoto and the Patina Group have created. Pictures below and are available for immediate viewing on INTERCOT's social media outlets - Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram.
    The restaurant looks lovely. Chef Morimoto is known for being involved in the look and feel of his restaurants as well as designing the menu, and as you can see, it shows. All of his restaurants are unique in design as well as most of the menu. Even though he has a restaurant in Philadelphia, I know when I eat at this one in WDW it will be a totally unique experience. I can't wait!
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    Thanks for the great preview! Looking forward to trying it someday
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    For those of us who don't like raw seafood... are there a lot of cooked choices?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SurferStitch View Post
    For those of us who don't like raw seafood... are there a lot of cooked choices?
    Here is a link to the menu from the restaurant website. As you can see, there are many cooked choices. Comparing this menu with the one for his restaurant in Philadelphia, only a couple of dishes are duplicated, and I would consider those dishes to be signature dishes at all of Morimoto's restaurants.
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    Dang! Now I'm hungry! Those food pics were amazing! Not so, the prices on the menu though...Ouch!
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    Great picture, thanks!

    Picked up my new TIW card on Thursday and Morimoto is listed, yay.
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    Yes! Just got the email with updates to TiW and saw it on there. Still no Boathouse
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    Weird.... I just called Morimoto Asia to ask about a December reservation.

    She said I could make a December reservation, so I told her the date and time. She then said that I couldn't make a lunch reservation for December yet (I wanted 1:30 pm). She said I could make a dinner reservation. She suggested I make a dinner ressie, then call back after November 1st and change the time to lunch.

    Then in the next sentence, she said that the restaurant doesn't open to the public until November 1st. I also heard another person in the background tell a patron that they didn't open until November 1st as well, even though their Facebook page states they opened September 30th.

    So, what's the deal? Are they open or not? I also wasn't able to make a ressie for December on Open Table, either (lunch or dinner).

    Sorry I seem so confused, but the person I spoke with was rather unclear and not very helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurferStitch View Post
    Weird.... I just called Morimoto Asia to ask about a December reservation.

    She said I could make a December reservation, so I told her the date and time. She then said that I couldn't make a lunch reservation for December yet (I wanted 1:30 pm). She said I could make a dinner reservation. She suggested I make a dinner ressie, then call back after November 1st and change the time to lunch.

    Then in the next sentence, she said that the restaurant doesn't open to the public until November 1st. I also heard another person in the background tell a patron that they didn't open until November 1st as well, even though their Facebook page states they opened September 30th.

    So, what's the deal? Are they open or not? I also wasn't able to make a ressie for December on Open Table, either (lunch or dinner).

    Sorry I seem so confused, but the person I spoke with was rather unclear and not very helpful.

    Thanks.
    From what I have been able to find out, it is walk up only until November 1 and I think only for dinner. After that, you will be able to make reservations through Disney Dining. Regarding Open Table, you usually can't make reservations at a restaurant through them until 60 days out. When are you going in December?
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    They were open last week when we were there, is it possible she meant they don't open for lunch until November 1? Open Table is accepting reservations through October 1st. I believe November 1st is also the date that reservations will switch over to Disney.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer View Post
    From what I have been able to find out, it is walk up only until November 1 and I think only for dinner. After that, you will be able to make reservations through Disney Dining. Regarding Open Table, you usually can't make reservations at a restaurant through them until 60 days out. When are you going in December?
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