I agree, I’ve eaten there 2 times in the past 5 years, and honestly neither time was that impressive. The atmosphere is alright, the food wasn’t bad. But the first time I went the lighting made me sick. Like motion sick. (I think it was a combination of the ambient lighting and the jasmine infused rice, allergic maybe?) lol. But I got a horrible headache and felt light headed. I had to leave and go sit outside in the rain… lol. The second time, they split my party up (since it’s a small venue).
You see, the restaurants dining room is set up into three levels (like the shelf of the ocean). Separated by half walls all facing the aquarium case. Half of my party was on the second shelf, and the rest was on the third shelf. Now we did have a party of 10, (with kids aged from 2 all the way to 18) but we really like to sit together, and they had promised us seats together when we made the reservation.
We even gave it that second chance and it still really didn’t stand out to us, it was terrible but it wasn’t memorable. And it’s just to small for us. Plus I don’t think the service there is too personable. They were good and attentive, but they didn’t interact very well either time. And both times we waited well past our ADR time.
In my opinion, I think somewhere else would be a better choice, but it all depends on you guys personally!
Luckily for you, there are a million WONDERFUL places to do lunch in EPCOT! Both full service and tableservice. Le Cellier is delicious, but it is pretty hard to get a ressie unless you have a smallll party.
Were you looking to eat somewhere else in Epcot? I’ve eaten almost everywhere in Epcot… lol.