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Morimoto Asia

Morimoto Asia

Orlando

Built in 2016.

Designed by Concept Architect: Studio V; Architect of Record: Lingerfelt International.

Designed to resemble a cavernous industrial warehouse, the original space encompassed 23,000 gross square feet, always shrouded in darkness and sealed off from the outside world. In this oversized black box, resort vacationers were invited to revel in moody nightclub ambiance, as lights and strobes pulsed around a giant revolving dance floor, flanked by three levels of grated metal platforms and stairways. Today, this same building has been opened out, revealing a 522-seat Pan-Asian restaurant that combines grandeur of scale with harmonious design and a modern mystique. The difference in design is immediately apparent at the entrance, a three-story glass corner that shares the interior with the outside world, and generously lets the outside in. Headlined by a world-renowned celebrity chef, the restaurant aims to inspire and excite through sensory experience and a blend of authenticity and innovation. The star attraction is a spectacular show kitchen, visible to nearly all diners. Brightly lit and taking up more floor space than the dining areas, this gorgeous showpiece places the skill of the staff and the preparation of food in full view, the main attraction of an immersive ‘show’ experience.

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