Review: Morimoto Asia

Welcome to the first restaurant review on the site and were starting off in grand style with a newer restaurant, Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs.

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The interior of the restaurant is beautiful and great layout with lots to see!

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Starting off, neither of us are really sushi people though we do like tempura sushi so we gave the Shrimp Tempura a try. The flavor profile was a little on the peppery side, though it was till pretty good tempura. 5/10

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Onto entrees, we tried the Orange Chicken, Beef Lo Mein, and the restaurant’s signature: Peking Duck.

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The taste of the Orange Chicken was very expected flavor and nothing too exciting. I and my dining part all found it to be on the sweet side of things without much tart, sadly what most orange chicken has turned into these days. 6/10

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Moving on to the Beef Lo Mein, this was actually pretty tasty and the beef was tender and had lots of flavor. Some may find the noodles and dish as a whole to be dry. However the food itself had lots of flavor absorbed into it, this is a sign of good Wok cooking. 9/10

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Finally, I tried the Peking Duck. This was probably the best duck I have ever had, given I’ve only had it 4 time previous of this one. ¬†You are served a carved whole duck with 2 sauces, Apricot Sweet Chili and Hoisin Miso, and steamed flour pancakes (small tortillas). The sauces are an ok, not great, addition to the dish but the duck itself had a great stand alone flavor and was very juicy. 9/10

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Overall, while many will feel the dishes are a little overpriced, the location breeds a little up-pricing strategy. The portions are generous for the cost and while this isn’t the best value at Disney Springs, I feel it could be the best restaurant. The selection of dishes and sushi are very basic for a Japanese Restaurant, but again I feel that comes with the territory of being in a tourist market.

Overall rating factoring in value, flavor, selection, and service: 7/10

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3 Responses

  1. Mike says:

    Sounds delicious! I can’t wait until our next visit.

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