NYC Design Awards gives more insight into the creation of Morimoto Asia

Sep 19, 2016 in "Morimoto Asia"

Posted: Monday September 19, 2016 2:00pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Morimoto Asia, Patina Group and its design group STUDIO V Architecture have been nominated for a Design 100 New York Design Award, and as part of the nomination, the designers have offered some interesting information on its creation.


Most notable was that the restaurant remodel cost $17 million to transform from the former nightclub Mannequins.

The undulating "ribbon bar" is made of Corian, and forms one of the longest bars in the world at 270 ft.

Designers used a creative range of green materials including certified bamboo, reclaimed lumber, recycled glass, and energy systems to cool and heat public rooms.

Read the full article at Design 100, and also check out our in-depth review of Morimoto Asia.

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trampdogSep 20, 2016

Meh. I will forever think about the drunk nights I had on a spinning dance floor. It still looks like Mannequins with a glass front.

wdwmagicSep 19, 2016

NYC Design Awards gives more insight into the creation of Morimoto Asia

bhg469Oct 14, 2015

Looks really great, unfortunately the dim sum is really priced very high. Having said thst, I'll try just about anything else, just not the dim sum.

shipley731Oct 13, 2015

We have a reservation at the end of the month & are looking forward to it. We ate at Morimoto Waikiki last year & had an honestly really underwhelming experience. (They were out of the 1st 3 things we tried to order, Some food meh, a couple of things outstanding & all over lack luster service. We were there at 7pm on a Wednesday, so not so late you'd think they would be out of stuff. Double disappointing as it was our 20th wedding anniversary dinner.). Anyway, I'm hoping to be happy with the Disney Springs outlet. The duck looks awesome!

disney4life2008Oct 13, 2015

This place and food looks absolutely amazing. I would love to dine here solo but this looks like date night more than any other place at WDW. I will wait until my ex boyfriend come to visit .

Sans SouciOct 13, 2015

I am up to giving it a whirl the next time I am down there.

ChrisFLOct 13, 2015

so the Sushi bar has a bigger sushi menu right? I know they had a blue fin tuna for the opening, I wonder if that's on the regular menu in the sushi bar. Having said that, I LOVE dim sum and its very difficult to find decent dim sum around here, so that will be good to try

Courtney6682Oct 13, 2015

Looks amazinggggg!!! Can't wait to try it out!!!

Hockey89Oct 13, 2015

Great review

wdwmagicOct 13, 2015

Thanks, and fixed.

EpicMickeyOct 13, 2015

A little typo to otherwise an excellent review. It's actually spelled Kalbi, you have it right on the image description however.

dreday3Oct 13, 2015

This looks great! I have to say, Disney Springs is really getting me excited to book another WDW trip. :)

dreamfinderOct 13, 2015

I'm still impressed by the looks of this place, can't wait to try it.

Disneyhead'71Oct 13, 2015

Great review. Another welcome addition to the DS line up.