Nine Dragons, Lotus Blossom or ??

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Nine Dragons, Lotus Blossom or ??

We will be in WDW in October and were thinking about enjoying a meal at Nine Dragons. I've searched back over the reviews and they seem to be generally disappointing at this restaurant. Has anyone eaten there recently? We like the idea of relaxing and sitting down in a quiet atmosphere like Nine Dragons but if the food is better at Lotus Blossom we might take a quick service there for lunch and spend our money elsewhere for dinner. Any thoughts of where to find good chinese food in The World?

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We quite enjoyed our meals at Nine Dragons. Not sure what the complaints are?

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Good to hear! Complaints seemed to range that the food was mediocre (many cited PF Changs, a national chain, was actually better), others said portions were small and cost expensive for what they had, several said they left still hungry, some said it was too americanized and not authentic enough....

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As Ken said, we've eaten at Nine Dragons a couple of times and it was good, but I enjoyed our meal at Morimoto Asia much better if you're open to eating at Disney Springs.

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I am open to eating wherever there is good food biggrin

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I agree with JanJ, Morimoto at Disney Springs is much better than Nine Dragon. We went to Morimoto for lunch, the line was short (we had a reservations (anyways)), and their "Lunch Set" ($26) was very generous and delicious! If you ordered all the items included in the "Lunch Set" combo, you would pay much more than $26.

The atmosphere was great and the service was very good. Highly recommend! awesome

Enjoy.

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Oh yes, Morimoto is definitely better! But Nine Dragons is fine too.

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I'm looking at the Mortimoto menu and have to say I'm liking the choices better than the rest. Thinking that will be the way we go mickey

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Some of our food at Morimoto's

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The $26 lunch at Morimoto's was delicious, and an amazing deal for a Disney sit down meal.

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Beautiful composition Mr Hub! It looks amazing.... !!!

and nice serving sizes too.... Appreciate your feedback too jtownpluto awesome

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Highly recommend the MORIMOTO "BURI-BOP"

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MrHub I had to go look that one up ~ wink

In case anyone else is interested in what a Buri-Bop is:

korean style yellowtail rice bowl, served in a hot clay pot, finished an egg yolk, prepared tableside

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Magic Mirror wrote:
MrHub I had to go look that one up ~ wink

In case anyone else is interested in what a Buri-Bop is:

korean style yellowtail rice bowl, served in a hot clay pot, finished an egg yolk, prepared tableside

I have a video of them making it for me table-side. I will see if i can find it.

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Do they always have the chocolate ball thingy??? My friend Kerry wants this in November when we go....

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These are what I had for dessert at Morimoto's. Sesame balls. Oh, they are so good.

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Thanks for the video! That's amazing....I am glad to see they mix the egg yolk...I was picturing it as a blob....

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Holy crap Morimoto looks incredible!

The DIS Unplugged recently did a review of Nine Dragons and I feel like they are normally overly critical of the Disney restaurants. They actually gave Nine Dragons a thumbs up which I was shocked about! I would definitely try it. But yeah, I'd go with Morimoto first awesome

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awesome awesome awesome

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We ate at 9 dragons once and that's not really a fair assessment however, we felt our local Asian restaurants were better. I prefer the Yak and Yeti over 9 dragons. Mostly because of the pineapple wonton dessert. We've had the lettuce wraps, fried rice, and various chicken dishes, they've all been very good there.

MrHub your video made my mouth water. I'm really looking forward to dining at Morimoto. awesome

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DisneyDee27 wrote:
We ate at 9 dragons once and that's not really a fair assessment however, we felt our local Asian restaurants were better. I prefer the Yak and Yeti over 9 dragons. Mostly because of the pineapple wonton dessert. We've had the lettuce wraps, fried rice, and various chicken dishes, they've all been very good there.

MrHub your video made my mouth water. I'm really looking forward to dining at Morimoto. awesome

awesome biggrin Me too! I can not wait to go back.