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Food Type: Japanese
Dining Plan: 1 Table Service. Salad or soup is extra.
Cost: Appetizers: $5-$8, Entrées: $16-$30. The menu is the same for lunch and dinner.
Setting: Teppan Edo is a hibachi grill restaurant, which means guests are seated around a grill where the food is prepared and cooked in front of you by a traditional Japanese hibachi chef.
Advantages: Teppan Edo is a fun experience for adults and children, especially if you haven’t experienced a hibachi meal in the past. The quality of the ingredients is high and all meals are prepared fresh on the grill. Service is usually excellent. Kids can get chicken, shrimp, or a combination of both grilled as well.
Disadvantages: This was one of the noisiest restaurants before the redesigned interior and it is even louder now. Your experience relies heavily on the hibachi chef. Some are more “fun” and do tricks and tell stories during dinner while others are more traditional and say almost nothing during the entire meal. The grills seat eight people, so if your party is smaller you will be seated with others. Portions are on the smaller side.
Value: Above average. Many cities have hibachi grill restaurants (think Benihana) with similar options and lower prices. However, Teppan Edo’s food is probably higher quality and the authentic hibachi chefs add a great deal to the atmosphere. On the Dining Plan you can order the filet mignon, green tea pudding, and a soft drink for about $40, making this a good choice to “maximize” the Plan as well.
Reputation: Teppan Edo is regarded extremely well and many people who visit Disney World often return to Teppan Edo each trip. I went to Teppan Edo for the first time when I was about 10 years old and it is my most vivid memory of that vacation. For that reason, this is my favorite restaurant at Epcot. Food, service, and atmosphere are all top-notch. The restaurant does get noisy and the seating setup does not lend itself well to conversation. If your party is less than eight people then you will be seated with strangers, which makes some people uncomfortable. I wouldn’t let either of those potential problems deter you from enjoying a meal here though. Overall, I would rate Teppan Edo as one of the best restaurants at Epcot both in terms of food quality and entertainment.
Overall Rank on The Best Epcot Sit Down Restaurants: 4th out of 15