For our November Dole Whippies girl trip kickoff we started with dinner at one of the newer Disney Springs restaurants. We’d heard a little of the buzz of Morimoto (including from Tara, who’d been lucky enough to try it this past summer!) but were excited to try it ourselves. Morimoto is Japanese master chef Masaharu Morimoto’s first pan-Asian (Japanese, Chinese and Korean) cuisine restaurant featuring open kitchens and 20 foot chandeliers in the 2 story dining room. From the menu you can choose from sushi, dim sum, different meats, noodles/rice, and vegetables. For dinner we each got something of our own, and a few things to share. Here’s our take on the food from Morimoto!
Jamie: I ordered the Kanikama Rangoon- krab meat and cream cheese spring roll, apricot sweet chili sauce. These were like crab rangoon but in a spring roll. They were really good, but the sauce was even better! I could have eaten that sauce on everything. I also shared the Pad Thai (sweet tamarind sauce, stir-fried flat rice noodles, egg, bean sprout, scallion, fried tofu, pickled turnip) with Shannon and it was pretty good. The tofu in it was much better than I expected it to be! Overall I thought the meal was great, and a very good way to kick off our trip!
Jillian: I started with the chicken dumplings, something I will usually order at Chinese restaurants and there were great! Better than your average, but not out of this world. I also had the spicy tuna sushi roll. This was really good! My only wish it that I had ordered two! These are easy to share or have as an appetizer! I really enjoyed this meal! It is a great addition to Disney Springs.
Shannon: I ordered the vegetable Pad Thai. It was delicious! Not the best Pad Thai, I’ve had, but very very good. I am not a fan of tofu in general, but as Jamie said, the tofu in this dish was very enjoyable.
I had wanted an order of egg rolls for an appetizer, but sadly, they were all out for the day. Our server said they make the egg rolls fresh in house and they only make a certain amount per day.
Overall, I thought this restaurant was pretty good. Maybe a bit on the expensive side and not necessarily somewhere I would take my passel of kids, but a good date night place.
Tara: Morimoto is a good option for Disney Springs. This was my second visit there in the past few months and both times found it good. I will say this trip the food was yummy and I enjoyed the food more this visit but the service could have been better. I think this was a one server issue though and not a restaurant issue. I was disappointed they were out of all egg rolls (I mean this is an Asian restaurant in the US – I would think egg rolls would be a staple!) I did have yummy sesame balls though and lived them. I give it overall a solid B.