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Morimoto Opens Tomorrow at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort

Pam Brandon

by , Food Writer, Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort

It’s official – the name change from Downtown Disney to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort, and the opening of Morimoto on Wednesday, the newest venture for Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, and his first restaurant featuring Pan-Asian cuisine.

With everything from pristine sushi to noodle bowls, this cuisine is the real deal. And the knockout dining room includes a private, glass-walled dining space, a lounge, outdoor terrace and a sushi bar sculpted from hand-selected ash wood and hammered copper.

Check out the video for a look at the gorgeous interior. For reservations, call 407-939-MOTO(6686) (reservations through 407-WDW-DINE begin Nov. 1). Open daily for dinner and weekend brunch.

By the time it’s complete in 2016, Disney Springs will double the number of shops and restaurants currently found at Downtown Disney and grow to more than 1 million square feet, including 350,000 square feet of new leasable space. Disney Springs will include four distinct, outdoor neighborhoods with a high-quality, diverse mix of retailers – including premium, affordable luxury and fast fashion options. Sophisticated restaurants will provide experiences for families and convention-guests alike.

Comments

  • I called 407-939-6686 for dinner reservations in early December.

  • Open Table is taking reservations for Morimoto Asia.

  • I just online chatted with Disney and they don’t know yet when online reservations will be open for Morimoto 🙁

  • Please correct the phone number listed, or tell the fax machine to take my reservation, 🙂

  • When will Disney Dining start taking reservations?

  • When calling the direct number I am getting a fax machine. Is there another number?

  • Not a big fan of the name change from Downtown Disney to Disney Springs. The new name sounds like a health spa resort (ie Coronado Springs, Saratoga Springs.) The public associated Downtown Disney with shopping, dining and entertainment. I was at WDW last week and the name change was confusing to seasoned guests. Just hope they don’t change Main Street’s name!

  • Does it open at 11:30am on Sep 30 for lunch? Morimoto Asia Facebook says no lunch, but the post above says lunch begins at 11:30am. Thanks.

  • Congratulations on your new position Paul! I’m sure you’ll be missed at the Italy showcase.

  • I thought it opened September 30? That’s what their official page says.

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