Tokyo Dining

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Tokyo Dining lunch

Tokyo Dining dinner

Food Type: Japanese

Location: Above the Mitsukoshi Department Store in Japan – it shares a lobby with Teppan Edo next door. Check in for your reservation or to see if there is a table available at the podium at the bottom of the stairs.

Dining Plan: 1 Table Service.

Cost:  Appetizers: $4-$10; Sushi: $9 – $16 for individual rolls, $6 – $8 for 2-piece nigiri, $13 – $28 sushi samplers; Entrées: $26-$32; Kids: $11 – $12.

Discounts: 20% Tables in Wonderland; 10% Annual Passholder lunch on Monday through Friday only; 10% Disney Vacation Club lunch.

Menu:

Lunch (12pm – 3:45pm): https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/epcot/tokyo-dining/menus/lunch

Dinner (4pm – Park Close): https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/epcot/tokyo-dining/menus/dinner

Lunch and dinner menus are identical except for the lunch special, which is $19 – $20 per person and includes miso soup, choice of one of four entrees, and soft-serve ice cream for dessert.

Bar: None. Visit the sake bar just down the stairs outside for draft beer, sake, and cocktails.

Setting: Tokyo Dining is a sleek, contemporary restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out at World Showcase Lagoon on one side. It is much quieter and calmer than sister restaurant Teppan Edo and is a more traditional dining experience, without the hibachi grills. Request a window view or a view in the somewhat separate dining area that affords a view of the beautiful work being done at the sushi bar.

Advantages:

  • This tends to be one of the more intimate restaurants at Epcot. While couples or smaller families will be seated with others at next-door Teppan Edo, there’s no chance of that happening here.
  • The menu features many variety plates so you can easily try the tempura, shrimp, and sushi in one meal.
  • Service is universally friendly.
  • There are many options for vegetarians and those who don’t like sushi.
  • Window tables theoretically have a view of IllumiNations. There are only a handful and people may stand on the balcony outside partially blocking views, but they’re there if you’d like to request one.
  • Kids’ menu includes tempura chicken or shrimp and teriyaki chicken, which is a nice change of pace.

Disadvantages:

  • The lobby area is shared with Teppan Edo and it can become hectic and confusing during peak times.
  • Children may be apprehensive about eating here, but they should enjoy either the tempura or teriyaki meals.
  • All a la carte sushi (i.e. the $6 two piece sushi rolls) is not included on the Dining Plan.
  • Dessert is limited to soft serve ice cream, chocolate ginger cake, and green tea cheesecake.

Tips: Request a window table. Consider sharing items like the sushi samplers and bento boxes, there’s a lot of variety available here. Take advantage of lunch prices elsewhere and visit for a late dinner.

Value: Above average. Sushi prices and quality are in line with off-property restaurants. Entree pricing is on the high side, but quality is very good, making this a good value on or off the Disney Dining Plan.

Reputation: This is a particularly restful location to have a nice lunch, especially if you like to get to the Parks early and eat a little later in the afternoon.  Since the menu is largely the same for lunch as it is for dinner, this also makes a good last minute lunch reservation on the Dining Plan when other restaurants are full for dinner. The food is usually great with high quality sushi and lightly battered tempura shrimp and vegetables.

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