Located in the Japan pavilion in the World Showcase, Tokyo dining is a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the park. To enter the restaurant, one checks in to a kiosk outside the Mitsukoshi department store. From there, a short elevator ride whisks diners to the dining room, which opens into a contemporary-styled room with traditional Japanese design elements. The vibe is very calming and serene, which perfectly compliments the panoramic view of the World Showcase lagoon that is supplied by the floor to ceiling windows on one wall of the restaurant. Coming in for an early lunch, I was one of the first guests for the day, and was seated along the panoramic window.
|The miso soup|
|Grilled chicken breast with mixed vegetables.|
The hospitality of the wait staff really shone through as they were attentive and welcoming, but also allowed for uninterrupted time to enjoy the meal. The staff followed traditional Japanese etiquette while serving, which made the meal all the more authentic and added to the restaurant's atmosphere.
For a table service restaurant at a theme park, the complete package of cultural immersion, cuisine, and atmosphere of Tokyo Dining is hard to beat. It's ideal for escaping the crowds or heat of the day and definitely allows for relaxing and regrouping before hitting the park again. I would definitely go back again.
Address: Located within the Epcot park at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL
Website: Disney's website for the restaurant
Cuisine: Japanese style cooking including sushi, tempura, traditional-style grilling
Ideal For: Lunch and Dinner
Price: $15-$30 per person
Accessibility: Elevator up to restaurant. Dining area very accessible with all tables standard level.
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