Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, known for innovative feats of kitchen derring-do, oversees this sweeping loftlike space (one of the grandest on Disney property), and if you’re wondering if an Iron Chef had to dumb down delicate inventions to pander to the Disney crowd, the answer is he struck an admirable balance between populism and panache. Yes, you can get approachable dishes like dim sum, bao, and sushi, but dare to delve into specialties like whole house-roasted Peking duck, the “buri-bop” twist on hot-pot bibimbap with seared yellowtail, the unbelievably flavorful sweet-and-sour deboned sea bass (don’t neglect the flaky cheeks), and rock shrimp tempura coated in a spicy Korean gochujang aioli. Outside, its Street Food window (noon–8pm) serves dumbed-down, mass-appeal Chinese grub—call it Pander Express—but after 10pm indoors, a more casual bar menu ($10–$25) is rolled out for the Forbidden Lounge, where chefs from around Disney show up after work to unwind. At this standout, multiple visits would be rewarded.
Town Center, Disney Springs, Orlando, Florida
Our Rating Neighborhood Disney Springs Hours Sun–Thurs noon–9pm; Fri–Sat noon–10pm, daily break 3–4:30pm. Reservations recommended. Reserve on OpenTable.com. Phone 407/939-6686 Prices Entrees $19–$55 Cuisine Type Asian Web site Morimoto Asia
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