I finally got to visit Morimoto Asia at Downtown Disney … (okay fine, now called “Disney Springs“). With Disney Spring’s recent update comes a handful of great new restaurants, including Morimoto’s Pan Asian restaurant. Pan Asian basically means that you can order sushi and Pad Thai in the same meal. Oh yes.
The ambiance, a design collaboration of Jay Valgora and Michael Lingerfelt, was lounge-y and very cool. It was modern and sophisticated; they spared no attention to detail. I got a table at the bar/lounge as it was first come first serve and readily available. Everything I ordered was totally delicious, including the Grilled Chicken Bao (pictured) off the Dim Sum menu. I’ve never had anything like it and I’ll definitely order it again. The sushi was extremely fresh, too.
Music wise, just imagine a cool city lounge playlist that slowly transforms into an upbeat tempo with higher beats per minute as the night goes on (or so the manager told me anyway). It definitely set a nice mood worth dining in.
Can’t wait to go back.