[QUOTE=brumcg;948723]My wife (Sandy), daughters (Mags 17 & Mo 9) ate lunch at Tokyo Dining on 3/21/2009. This was our first visit. Tables in Wonderland is not accepted (DDP is). They have one menu for the entire day.
My wife and I had Cherry Blossom Martinis; they were so nice and refreshing.
Our family loves sushi. Even though we are in the midwest, we do have a good quality sushi place (that looks like a dive) that serves visiting executives from Toyota. Tokyo Dining is clearly superior IMO…
For an appetizer, we shared a Sushi Deluxe. I wish I would’ve written down everything that was on the plate; I think there were 12 pieces… most were a basic fish on rice presentation that I prefer. The usual suspects were represented: salmon, shrimp, snapper, tuna, yellowfin, omelet, roe, squid, 3 pieces of tuna roll… and something that I can’t remember. It was very good.
For Entrees, Sandy, Mags, and Mo got Bento Boxes (seaweed salad, beef teriyaki, tuna sashimi, rice, and vegetable tempura). They raved about them. I got the Shinjuku Gozen (tuna, snapper, salmon sashimi; tempura of all types; small seaweed salad; rice). The sashimi was wonderful, but I was very positively suprised by the tempura. So good!
We passed on dessert. We had a dinner ADR later, and they didn’t really appeal to us anyway.
Our server was Yumi who was assisted by Yumiko. Really, the entire restaurant operates as a team. They were so helpful and respectful; they have service down pat. Excellent.
As a bonus, we got to see the opening ceremony since we had the first ADRs of the day. The staff of Teppan Edo and Tokyo Dining line up, say some things in Japanese, and bow to the waiting customers.
When customers are being seated, the hostess announces something in Japanese and the other staff respond in greeting. Really a nice touch.
As I mentioned in my trip report, the tables are nicely spaced apart. We were able to have an actual conversation at a WDW restaurant! :happy: Our table had a view of the World Showcase; I’d also be happy to be seated in the interior where you can watch the sushi chefs (all women when we were there… which I understand is rare), and you get more of the “Japanese” vibe.
Overall Ratings (1-5 scale) and Conclusion
Me: 5 :mickey:
Sandy: 5 :mickey:
Mags: 5 :mickey:
Mo: 5 :mickey:
Yeah… we loved the place. I’ll be stunned if we don’t eat here on our next trip, it’s an instant favorite for our family.[/QUOTE]
I agree - we LOVE Tokyo Dining. We like it better than Teppanakyi. The service is so wonderful. (the lovely servers, the warm towels). DH and the DDS are sushi addicts. I’m not the hugest fan of sushi, but the tempura is absolutely perfect here - greaseless and tasty.