For my next post, I thought I’d highlight one of the more unique dining experiences that I had within Disney. Around the beginning of my trip, my family and I had lunch at a really nice restaurant in Epcot Japan: Tokyo Dining.
Epcot Japan has two really nice sit-down restaurants located in the same building. One is a hibachi style restaurant where they cook the food in front of you, called Teppan Edo. The other is a more traditional style restaurant where guests can order Japanese style dishes like sushi.
Normally during my Disney trips, my family likes to visit Teppan Edo. I’ll admit, it is one of my favorite restaurants. I love the hibachi style and I’ve eaten at similar restaurants closer to home. With that being said, I actually prefer Tokyo Dining, as does the rest of my family.
I decided I was gonna be extra adventurous when I went there, so I ended up ordering the Bento Box meal. It’s five separate meals in a Bento style tray. There’s sushi, steak, chicken, salad, and tempura. It looks like the picture below.
When I ordered, we had the chef come out and talk with us about making the meal to fit within my allergy requirements. He was super helpful, and walked us through each thing that I could have or not have, and was sure to supplement the things that I couldn’t have with extra sushi.
I’ll admit, this was the first time I had ever eaten raw fish, so I was kinda concerned, but it was all good. I ended up really liking it!
Gosh, just look at me. I’m using the starter chopsticks and everything. Haha. I was so into it. Anyway, it was probably my second favorite meal of the entire trip (I have yet to reveal the first). The sushi was actually amazing, I discovered I like raw fish. The steak and the chicken were great, but what really stood out for me was the tempura. It was shrimp and vegetable tempura, and HOLY COW I loved it! Like I said, the majority of this was completely new to me, and I had never had tempura in my life before this but dang, it was really good.
Overall, it was just a really great experience overall. The food and the atmosphere were amazing and I would totally give it a ten out of ten.
Stay tuned for my next post when I discuss some of the quick-service places I went to in Disney!
Until next time!