The chance to sample the the first Pan-Asian outpost of Masaharu Morimoto, the star of "Iron Chef America," is what brings most people to this restaurant at Disney Springs resort that opened in 2015. The Food Network star's menu mixes influences from China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, South Korean and Malaysia with diverse flavors to send your tastebuds traveling sans passport. This is one of those restaurants where sharing plates adds up to the most satisfying spread. So come with a group, order away and cover the table with things like Peking duck, sushi and sashimi, shumai dumplings, pad Thai noodles and more. And save room for the revelatory desserts with decadent offerings like Oreo tempura and housemade churros truly mixing things up. The contemporary decor of the restaurant itself is as pretty as the food, with a curving glass staircase, dangling glass bead chandeliers and a 270-foot-long sculptural bar that appeals to solo diners and couples.
By Terry Ward
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1600 Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, USA