Tokyo Dining is the Spot for Great Views of World Showcase and Good Sushi

Epcot's World Showcase is home to quite a few great dining locations and one of the top spots has to be Tokyo Dining, especially if you're a fan of sushi. Not only will you enjoy a lovely lunch or dinner here but if you're lucky enough to snag a window seat you'll have an incredible view of World Showcase. And if you dine here at night, that means a front row seat for IllumiNations.

Sushi and more at Tokyo DiningSushi and more at Tokyo Dining

Tokyo Dining is located on the second floor of the Mitsukoshi Department Store, also known as the "main building" at the Japan pavilion. The restaurant is adjacent to Teppan Edo and they share a waiting area.

Fans of sushi will want to add this location to their must-dine-at list when planning a Walt Disney World vacation. And as an added bonus, this is one of those off-the-radar spots that is rarely crowded, so even if you don't have a reservation you might be able to get a table.

Seating with a view of World ShowcaseSeating with a view of World Showcase

Tokyo Dining has two seating areas. The first dining room is home to an "on-stage" sushi kitchen where you can watch the chefs prepare your sushi which is always fun! The other dining area is our favorite at it gives guests a panoramic view of World Showcase.

If you want a seat by the window you might have to wait a little longer, but the wait will be worth it. Not only will you have a great view, but the seats are also more comfortable. And if you make a reservation for after dark you'll have a good view of IllumiNations with just a few trees blocking the vie.

The view from inside Tokyo DiningThe view from inside Tokyo Dining

The restaurant is known for its sushi offerings, but if you aren't a fan don't let that deter you. The menu also offers a variety of non-sushi entrees including Bento Boxes, tempura dishes, grilled chicken, grilled salmon, and filet mignon.
If you are a sushi fan this is the place for you.

The lunch and dinner menus offer an extensive variety of sushi rolls, sushi combination plates, nigiri sushi, sashimi, and uramaki. You can even order a steak combination with sushi, which is the best kind of surf and turf in our opinion!

Ginza tempura and sushi combo mealGinza tempura and sushi combo meal

The kids menu includes shrimp tempura, teriyaki chicken, chicken tempura, or California roll. This is a nice departure from the "standard" kids menu at Disney and great if the kids are more adventurous eaters.

And if you aren't sure what to order or if the menu seems a bit overwhelming, don't worry! One of the things we love about Tokyo Dining is the very helpful servers. They'll be more than happy to offer suggestions, and the menu is also full of colorful photos to help you make a choice.

Filet mignon at Tokyo DiningFilet mignon at Tokyo Dining

Tokyo Dining might not currently be at the top of your dining list when you're at Epcot but we recommend giving it a chance. You might be surprised by what you find.

Are you a fan of Tokyo Dining? Let us know your favorite menu item in the comments!

Many thanks to the Disney Food Blog for use of their photos.

Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 03/30/2015 - 15:31:

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The kids and I love Tokyo Dining, it's a great spot when you don't want to do the whole teppan thing, and the view is amazing.

Melissa F wrote on Mon, 03/30/2015 - 23:42:

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My husband and I love this place! The sushi choices are great and the miso soup is delicious.

JanJ wrote on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 10:24:

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This restaurant is a must do for us each trip. We love it and I don't even like sushi.

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