Tokyo Disneyland Restaurant Reviews
Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea have some excellent restaurants, in terms of both theme and cuisine. We’ve dined at most of the restaurants in the parks, and have reviewed many of them in posts on the blog. Each of these reviews features food photos, our thoughts on ambiance & food quality, plus comments about everything from service to value for money, and more.
If a Tokyo Disneyland restaurant that you’re considering is absent from the reviews below, feel free to ask about it in the comments. While we’ve dined at almost every restaurant at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, there are still a dozen or so for which we still don’t have a review finished.
Before we get to the reviews, a few notes. First, unlike other parks where service can be inconsistent, service is consistently excellent at Tokyo Disney Resort’s restaurants, which is definitely a cultural thing. Second, another cultural thing, there’s no tipping in Japan. Even if your server goes above and beyond, do not leave a tip–it’s considered rude and in many cases, you’ll be chased down to have the money returned to you.
The reviews here are just for Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea in Japan. We have reviews for Disney restaurants around the globe, including Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, Disneyland Resort, and Hong Kong Disneyland. Check out our “Disney Dining Reviews Index” page to find them all.
With that said, here are our reviews, organized by park…
In our experience, Tokyo Disneyland is the place to go for counter service meals in highly themed environments, or perhaps a buffet if you’re really hungry. We have not done most of the table service restaurants here, and that’s because they mostly look uninspired–both thematically and in terms of cuisine–as compared to Tokyo DisneySea’s table service options.
- Crystal Palace Review (World Bazaar)
- Sweetheart Cafe Review (World Bazaar)
- Great American Waffle Co. Review (World Bazaar)
- Queen of Hearts Banquet Hall Review (Fantasyland)
- Pan Galactic Pizza Port Review (Tomorrowland)
- Huey, Dewey & Louie’s Good Time Cafe Review (Toontown)
- Blue Bayou Restaurant Review (Adventureland)
- Mickey & Minnie’s Polynesian Paradise (Adventureland)
- China Voyager Review (Adventureland)
- Mickey & Co. Diamond Horseshoe Dinner Show (Frontierland)
- Hungry Bear Restaurant Review (Frontierland)
- Camp Woodchuck Kitchen Review (Frontierland)
- Grandma Sara’s Kitchen Review (Critter Country)
Tokyo DisneySea has some great, adult restaurants, plus lounges and great snack spots, too. It’s counter service options are also spectacular, making it one of–if not the–best theme parks for dining in the world.
- Cape Cod Cook-Off Review (American Waterfront)
- Sailing Day Buffet Review (American Waterfront)
- S.S. Columbia Dining Room Review (American Waterfront)
- New York Deli Review (American Waterfront)
- Casbah Food Court Review (Arabian Coast)
- Sultan’s Oasis Review (Arabian Coast)
- Magellan’s Review (Mediterranean Harbor)
- Mamma Biscotti’s Bakery (Mediterranean Harbor)
- Cafe Portofino Review (Mediterranean Harbor)
- Zambini Bros. Ristorante Review (Mediterranean Harbor)
- Sebastian’s Calypso Kitchen Review (Mermaid Lagoon)
- Vulcania Review (Mysterious Island)
- Horizon Bay Restaurant Review (Port Discovery)
- Ristorante di Cannaletto Review (Mediterranean Harbor)
- Miguel’s El Dorado Cantina (Lost River Delta)
Tokyo Disney Resort Hotels
There are four themed hotels at Tokyo Disney Resort: Disney’s Ambassador Hotel, Disney’s Celebration Hotel, Hotel MiraCosta, and Tokyo Disneyland Hotel. Here are our reviews from these locations…
- Sherwood Garden Buffet Review (Tokyo Disneyland Hotel)
- Tick Tock Diner Review (Disney’s Ambassador Hotel)
- Oceano Review (Hotel MiraCosta)
This is just a partial listing of the restaurants at Tokyo Disney Resort at which we’ve dined. We have a lot more reviews coming soon from Tokyo DisneySea and Tokyo Disneyland, plus the three resort hotels. Even if you don’t plan on ever visiting these parks, we think it can be fun to see the unique Disney theming in these places. Just be careful…you might find yourself wanting to visit in the near future to see some of the beautiful restaurants and try some of the delicious snacks!
If you’re thinking of visiting Japan for the first time and are overwhelmed with planning, definitely check out our Tokyo Disney Resort Planning Guide. It covers much more than the parks, from getting there to WiFi to currency and much, much more. For more photos and an idea of what we did day-by-day during our first visit, read our Tokyo Disney Resort Trip Report.
What do you think of these restaurants? What restaurant is your favorite place to dine in the parks? Do you prefer table, counter service, or buffet dining at Tokyo Disney Resort? Which Tokyo Disney restaurants are on your bucket list? Any questions about the menu options in the Japanese parks? Let us know in the comments!
Do you by any chance know any restaurants that do not serve food with MSG or preservatives? My daughter will have severe allergic reaction and it will lead to asthma .
MSG allergies are not real and have been scientifically proven to be not real. Does your daughter eat Doritos? Well guess what, that’s MSG. Tons of other stuff has it as well so please get over yourself.
We’ve just decided to do a 14 day Japan tour next week, with the final two full days being at TDR. I’m guessing we’ll eat in the parks both days for lunch and dinner, seeing as I’m hoping the parks will be open until 10pm (unless it’s like Disneyland Paris where the table service restaurants seem to close at 5.30pm regardless of park closing time?).
However, we will arrive at the Sheraton Grande maybe late afternoon the day before our first park day. I like the idea of going to visit the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel and the Miracosta to eat and have a couple of cocktails on that first evening – have you tried the table service options in either of these or just the buffets?
What would be your choice to get that ‘yay I’m in Disney and I can’t wait to go to the parks in the morning’ feeling? I’m sure you know what I mean by that….
Normally I’d go to Disney Village or Springs, but from what I read, the Japan equivalent isn’t very ‘Disney’?
I obviously meant next year….I love planning as much as the next person, but planning a 2-week Japan trip with a week’s notice is probably asking a bit much.
Thanks for all the super useful reviews. Have you heard anything about Sakura or East Side Restaurant? Thanks!
We really enjoyed Restaurant Sakura, I just haven’t had a chance to review it yet. Highly recommended!
I saw the question listed above, yet not your answer as it relates to the best dining options in both parks? We are staying at the Hilton Tokyo Bay and have so much enjoyed your blog! Also, can we book restaurants in advance through this Hilton property?
Specifically Tom, k am traveling with 3 vegetarians. What restaurants in both Japanese parks have menus which cater best to vegetarians?
As far as making dining reservations goes, do the on-site official hotels (we’re staying at Hilton Tokyo Bay) offer me the ability to call and make dining reservations in the parks? Or is it only the on-site Disney hotels that allow that?
We’re headed to TDR next month, and while I’m super excited, I’m also a little apprehensive…but in a good way!
Thanks for ALL the information on your site!
Hi Tom, thank you so much for these reviews, and for all you do on your site! I’ve enjoyed your blog for years, and am so grateful for all the info. I’m a lifelong Disney fan, but have still learned so much from the site! IMHO it is by far the most comprehensive, intelligent, well balanced, and well written Disney blog out there by far. Kudos!
My first question is: we are planning our first trip to TDR in March. I speak no Japanese (so can’t use the website) and we are not staying at a Disney hotel. Is there any hope of getting advance reservations for any of these places? Or is our only option to just show up onsite and hope for the best? If so, any tips on how to do this? Or should we give up on table service and just do counter service?
And my second question is: do you have recommendations for breakfast at TDR? Is that a thing there, the way it is in the US parks? Any suggestions for that?
Thanks so much again!
Unless you know someone in Japan, you’re out of luck on advance booking.
As for breakfasts, there are places in each of the hotels, but keep in mind that you’ll want to be in line at the park 30 minutes before opening. That means getting up pretty early…
Thanks, Tom! Just a followup: I was able to make advance reservations by calling the reservations center. They did not have an English-speaking rep available, but they have a service where they get an interpreter on the line. It was slow going, but they were very nice and helpful, and we got our ADRs. We will be going to Blue Bayou and Sailing Day Buffet, on your recommendation, and will be using your other tips for the parks as well! I have told my family we will be following all of “Bricker’s Rules”! 🙂 Thanks so much again for all the great info and all the work you put into this site!
Good to know! Thanks for the follow-up. Have a great trip!
I’m posting this in the comments because I’m not sure where else to put it, but it’s really meant as a personal thank-you, so it may be best left unpublished.
We recently took a trip to TDR and I wanted to thank you sooo much for your “tips and tricks”–they were invaluable! We had three days in the parks and we followed your “one-day ideal itineraries” for the first two days. They were absolutely **perfect**! Lines were long but manageable thanks to your advice, and we got to experience most of the attractions we had wanted to do. Importantly, we also had the chance to slow down and enjoy the atmosphere, especially on the third day, which was more leisurely since your tips had allowed us to do so much on the first two days. It worked out great!
I also wanted to let you know that the ADRs that we had made over the reservation phone line with the translator service did indeed work–they had our reservations and we had no problems. We enjoyed the Sherwood Gardens breakfast buffet, Blue Bayou, and especially Sailing Day Buffet. Afternoon tea at Dreamers Lounge was absolutely lovely and we would highly recommend it. We also got lucky and happened to duck into the Miracosta’s lounge just as a show was beginning, so we enjoyed that. On your recommendation, we also checked out the Teddy Roosevelt lounge, and we loved it. (We tried to get into Queen of Hearts, but the line was too long whenever we looked. Maybe next time!)
I wish you and Sarah happy travels wherever your next adventures take you, and I look forward to reading all about them! 🙂
Take care, and again, many thanks!
PS Your tips for Kyoto were great and very helpful too! 🙂
Does the Tokyo Disneyland as well as DisneySea have any good vegetarian/vegan options?
What would you say are the top 5 restaurants in the parks or hotels that are a must do? We will be there for 5 days in May and are staying at the Miracosta. I’m so overwhelmed by it all!
Do you have any recommendations for dining at any of the hotels? We’ll be staying at Hilton Tokyo Bay but are intrigued by some of the dining options at the Disneyland Hotel and the Ambassador. Also, if you have any input on how to make reservations for hotel dining, it’s turning out to be very difficult to find!
How much did you like Sailing Day Buffet? That’s one I’m seriously considering for my upcoming trip in April.
I’m curious about Horizon Bay, too. I’m a sucker for character anything!
Sailing Day Buffet was my favorite buffet at Tokyo Disney Resort, but part of that might have been the Halloween entertainment. Regardless, it’s a can’t miss. I’ve heard okay to good things about Horizon Bay, but I think Sailing Day Buffet is a sure thing.
Awesome. I booked Ristorante di Cannaletto, Blue Bayou, Sailing Day Buffet and Crystal Palace. I think I’m good to go!
Thanks, Tom, for all of the invaluable information and beautiful pictures. Your work here is the catalyst that set up this incredible trip the lady and I will be taking. Less than a month away and I couldn’t be more excited! 🙂
I especially love your Tokyo reviews. I can’t afford to go there for awhile so I’ll just be living/eating vicariously through these posts…
These posts get me so excited for when I get to visit Japan. Only, it’s at least a year and a half away and drives me crazy with longing.
The anticipation is part of the excitement! 🙂
I woke up this morning and sat straight up in bed when I realized it was March and I only have one month to figure out where I want to make priority seating reservations for our Tokyo Disney trip in May. I was shocked when I headed to this blog for my daily fix and found this article at the top. What? Are you reading my mind? I think I can hear the Twilight Zone music playing.
You have sold me on Magellan’s and Ristorante di Cannaletto. I would love to see a review of Grandma Sara’s and more counter service choices in Disney Sea. We will definitely visit Vulcania and Casbah Food Court but the picky eaters in my family are not huge fans of Chinese or Curry.
Thanks again for being the best resource for information on the international parks!
Yes, I can read your mind. I can’t believe you’re thinking about *that* right now!!!! 😉
Grandma Sara’s is one of the next reviews. If I don’t have it posted by the time you go, I’d highly recommend doing it. Sounds like it would be perfect given you have picky eaters.