This review reflects our experience in May of 2015.
If you are looking for a unique view of World Showcase while dining in Epcot, you should check out Tokyo Dining. Tokyo Dining is a second story restaurant located in the Japan Pavilion along World Showcase Lagoon. This restaurant features large windows that face the water and offer a great view of the other pavilions. Tokyo Dining is located directly next door to Teppan Edo but offers the view for IllumiNations.
Tokyo Dining is often one of our go-to restaurants while visiting the parks. This restaurant features a full sushi menu as well as various noodle dishes. We often speak with a manager here about our diet but on our last visit we were unable to do so. We believe it was because our reservation was very late. Luckily we pretty much know what is good to eat here and what isn’t safe for vegans. We tried to explain to our waitress that we typically get the Vegetable Tempura and Sushi entree but swap the egg-based tempura for steamed vegetables. Our waitress didn’t understand what we wanted so we just ended up ordering vegetable sushi rolls and a side of seaweed salad.
The vegetable sushi roll is full of cucumber, avocado, kanpyo, carrot, ginger and sesame seeds. The rolls offers 8 pieces, which if you’re very hungry will not be enough. This is a great option for a light lunch though, as it is not super filling.
The sushi roll is very light and fresh which can be a nice change from the usual french fries and fried food while in the parks. The roll has a nice crunch of carrot with softness of avocado. This is one of my favorite rolls I’ve had.
We also ordered a side of seaweed salad as it is our favorite part of the combo meal. The seaweed salad has the perfect sesame flavor and is a refreshing, cool side dish. If you have never tried it, nows the time!
For the two of us to get the rolls and salads it was only $35, which was a nice relief compared to the $24 per entree we were used to with the combo. This is a great option for a fun view and light cheap lunch while in Epcot. If you are there for dinner and want more food, either try to order the combo meal (if it’s not after 8!) or order more than one roll.
Would we go back?
Yes, we always do.
Corey & Melissa