Celebrate Pacific Islander Heritage with the Suntory Morimoto Luau

Tina ChiuBlog, Disney Springs, Food, News

The exterior of Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs

Last night we were invited to a Suntory Morimoto Luau at Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs! 

This limited, ticketed event celebrated Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a full Hawaiian-inspired feast with live entertainment. 

The luau was priced at $125/person and sold out (many of these events do, read on to see why!)

Morimoto Asia is located in The Landing of Disney Springs and serves modern pan-Asian eats created by Iron Chef Morimoto. 


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Stunning Decor

An upstairs view of Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs

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Morimoto Asia has an impressive 2-story interior with the most stunning chandeliers, opening seating downstairs with more private seating, and a sushi bar upstairs! 

There is even outdoor seating on the upstairs balcony. Every corner of this restaurant is eye-catching and incredible.

We were seated in one of the beautiful booths with stunning tablescapes, including an orchid flower lei for each of us. Once we sat down, we received the full luau menu, giving us a look at all that we’ll be tasting.

Live Entertainment

Live musicians play for the guests of the Suntory Morimoto Luau

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We were entertained by a live band and dancers throughout our meal, transporting us to the Polynesian islands. 

Let’s luau at Morimoto!

The menu for the Suntory Morimoto Luau at Morimoto Asia

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The luau menu was extensive and included:

  • Poke bar
  • Sushi bar
  • A Hot Line
  • Kalua pig
  • Desserts

The Hot Line

A Morimoto Asia chef prepares steamed snapper for the Suntory Morimoto Luau

Photo by Tina Chiu

We started with the hot foods and tried everything on the menu!

My favorites of the night were the Morimoto baby ribs with hoisin chili, steamed snapper, and Peking duck long rice. 

Peking Duck Long Rice from the Suntory Luau hot line

Photo by Tina Chiu

The rib meat was so tender it fell off the bones and the sweet hoisin sauce added so much flavor. 

The steamed snapper was perfectly cooked with traditional Chinese flavors, while I enjoyed the texture and taste of the Peking duck long rice.

The Sushi and Poke Bars

The sushi bar at the Suntory Morimoto Luau

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Next, we headed upstairs for the sushi and poke bar.

They had six different sushi rolls, each one was delicious, and I was happy to find out that I can order them off their regular menu on a future visit. 

Poke was next, and I was super excited because I love poke.

The poke bar at the Suntory Morimoto Luau

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There were three different kinds of poke, all placed onto the same plated boat, including traditional ahi poke, Korean style Tako (octopus), and Lomi Lomi Salmon. 

Each one had a different taste profile, but all of them were so fresh and amazing!

A Whole Roasted Pig

The whole roasted pig at the Suntory Morimoto Luau

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It wouldn’t be a luau without a whole roasted pig, and that was our next stop. 

Outside the upstairs patio, chefs served roasted pork, Kalua pig, and cabbage with crunchy pork rinds, Yuzu chutney, and hoisin BBQ. 

The meat was so tender, especially the Kalua pig with cabbage, and paired well with the different sauces!

Dessert to Finish the Night

A large platter of dessert was brought to our table, and I was in shock by the variety on it. 

We had pineapple upside-down cake, chocolate-covered passionfruit on a stick, mango pudding, lychee haupia, and butter mochi. 

Once again, everything was delicious, with my favorites being the lychee haupia and pineapple upside-down cake.

This entire Suntory Morimoto Luau was such an experience with the best food, entertainment, and service. Thank you, Morimoto Asia, for inviting us!

I hope they make this luau an annual event, but until then, I’ll be looking for dining reservations since many of the food items that we tasted are on their regular menu, and I can’t wait to be back for more!

We were hosted by Morimoto Asia to attend the Suntory Morimoto Luau. While we love a complementary good time, our reporter reviews are their honest opinions.


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About the Author

Tina Chiu

Tina is a mom of two boys and loves sharing the joy of Disney with her family. She collects Minnie ears, participates in RunDisney races (mostly for the bling), and enjoys staycations with DVC. Tina hopes to one day retire on the Disney Dream, but until then she’ll continue living her very best life, one character meet and greet at a time! Follow along on Instagram