Morimoto Opening Two New Restaurants in Hawaii Near Disney’s Aulani Resort


Have plans to visit Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii? Are you a fan of Morimoto Asia Restaurant at Disney Springs? If so, you are in luck! It was just announced that Morimoto is opening two new restaurants on the island of Ohau, about 30 minutes away from Aulani!

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, a Japanese master chef known for his innovative and signature style of cuisine, will open two restaurants at the all-new Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach that will officially debut in December 2017.  Morimoto Asia Waikiki is set to open this winter while Momosan Waikiki is targeting a 2018 opening.

“I look forward to having Morimoto Asia Waikiki and Momosan Waikiki at Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach, especially since the island of Oahu is a very special place to me,” said Chef Morimoto. “The stunning views of the beach and water combined with the two distinct dining options that we will offer provide true culinary destination experiences.”

Morimoto Asia Waikiki, the resort’s signature restaurant, will showcase Chef Morimoto’s unique take on Pan-Asian cuisine. The dinner-only menu will feature a variety of flavors representing China, Korea, Japan, Thailand and other regions of Asia, all with Morimoto’s creative touch. Signature dishes that present Chef’s spin on his favorite Asian flavors will include Peking duck, sticky ribs, lo mein, Korean kalbi, dim sum and traditional wok fry dishes such as kung pao chicken and Thai lobster chow fun. Located on the second floor of the resort, Morimoto Asia Waikiki will bring an interactive culinary experience to Waikiki Beach, courtesy of a glass-encased exhibition kitchen that will offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse into culinary preparations and traditions, and outdoor lanais with views of the world famous beaches and sunsets of Waikiki.

Morimoto Peking Duck Carved house-roasted whole duck, served with steamed flour pancakes, apricot sweet chili and hoisin miso

For a fun and casual breakfast, lunch and dinner experience at street level with indoor and outdoor dining options, guests can experience Momosan Waikiki, Chef Morimoto’s ramen and yakitori concept. At Momosan Waikiki, noodles are front and center with an array of flavor-forward ramen varieties to choose from, including tonkotsu ramen, Tokyo chicken ramen, tantan and tsukemen. The restaurant will also serve playful small plates and signature appetizers including tetsunabe pork gyoza, crispy mimiga (Japanese fried pig ears), buta kimchi and Chef Morimoto’s signature take on garlic shrimp; innovative salads and classic izakaya style rice dishes; and yakitori including salmon and duck. The menu will showcase 20 sake options, six of which are Morimoto signature sake, red and white wines, draught and bottled beer including Japanese-style lager, three Morimoto signature beers in collaboration with Rouge Ales, and a rotating local Hawaiian brew. This will be Chef Morimoto’s second Momosan location, with the first location opened in New York City in 2016.

Chashu Ramen Soy flavored pork broth, egg noodles, roasted pork belly, scallion, sesame, soy marinated egg

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