We’ve been so busy trying out all the Valentine’s Day treats at Disney World!
Welcome to the Japan pavilion at EPCOT! And we can’t lie — this is one of our favorite pavilions in the World Showcase!
Not only is this pavilion beautiful, but it’s also home to the impressive Mitsukoshi Department Store as well as several restaurants, including Teppan Edo. This spot reopened in August with an updated menu. We finally got around to eating there to see what eating hibachi in the time of social distancing would be like!
Welcome back to EPCOT!
THIS is where the 2020 Taste of EPCOT Food and Wine Festival is currently taking place, and we’re anticipating the arrival of even more Festival Food Booths joining the scene soon. But while we wait, we’re finding plenty of new things around the park this week to be excited about right now. From a reopened restaurant to the takeover of Pumpkin Spice and MUCH more, we’re checking out what’s NEW in EPCOT! [Read more…]
It looks like another one of our favorite Disney World restaurants is fixin’ to reopen SOON!
Despite remaining closed after EPCOT’s reopening last month, Teppan Edo began tinkering with its menu a few weeks ago. This gave us the impression the table service hibachi grill restaurant located in the Japan pavilion might be getting ready to reopen!
If you’re looking for some yummy Japanese eats during your trip to EPCOT, you’ve only got a few places to choose from right now.
The 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival is currently underway which means you can swing by the Japan food booth for some Frothy Ramen or Tempura Donburi! You can also trek up the hill to dine at Katsura Grill, which is now serving a few new menu items including a Menchi Katsu Slider and Yuzu Miso Wings.
Disney World has a seemingly endless amount of restaurants to choose from. If you have the Disney Dining Plan, that leaves you with some difficult decisions to make — where do you eat?!
Whether you’re looking for more bang for your buck or a unique dining atmosphere, some of the one-credit restaurants provide a better value than others. Last year, we shared our top 9 one-credit restaurants, and this year’s list has some repeats as well as new additions that will make the most of your Dining Plan credits!
If you’ve ever reviewed a list of dining options in Epcot’s World Showcase at Walt Disney World, you may have noticed that some pavilions have more eateries than others. France and Japan, in particular, not only have several restaurants each, they’re both in the process of adding new restaurants as well, which will bring the restaurant total in France to five and in Japan to four.
So why do Epcot’s France and Japan have so many restaurants each while Canada can’t even get a quick service spot?
The answer to this question is a little complicated. You may think that the inequality is due to French and Japanese cuisine being more celebrated in the real world, and thus restaurants in these pavilions are naturally more popular. [Read more…]
Purchasing the Disney Dining Plan (or scoring free DDP!) for your Walt Disney World vacation can mean real value for your vacation dining — but some uses of those Disney Dining Plan credits (officially called entitlements) are better than others.
Here at the DFB, we help you make the most of your credits with videos like How to Master the Disney Dining Plan and info about the Best Uses of Quick Service Credits.
This time, it’s all about the one-credit table service Disney Dining Plan! We scour menus to try to find the monetary values, but we also consider food quality and the atmosphere in which guests dine. Because it doesn’t matter how much money you’re saving by using your credits if the restaurant’s environment and food are duds.
So here are our 2018 picks for Recommended Disney Dining Plan One Credit Values!
Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs
Easily one of the most spectacular restaurants in terms of decor and ambiance, Morimoto Asia in Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs also offers tremendous value. But the best part? The food is outstanding!
Dinner at Morimoto Asia is a signature affair and requires two DDP credits, but for 2018, lunch remains one credit — and it’s a credit very well spent! Some entrees here cost nearly $40, and there are plenty of options for alcoholic beverages if you’re looking to up your value even further.
But in the future, it will be home to three Table Service locations, as Disney has announced that a Signature Dining experience “inspired by the natural beauty of Japan” is on the way to the Pavilion!
Happy weekend! Here’s all the Disney food news this week!
The 2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is ON! We have FULL MENUS for the Epcot Flower and Garden FESTIVAL plus Photos of EVERY FOOD ITEM and most beverages!
And, Pixar Fest is ON at Disneyland Resort! This fun festival runs through September 3! Click here to get a checklist for ALL the food at Pixar Fest and see our review!
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Disney Food News
- We have a sneak peek of the Lamplight Lounge coming to Pixar Pier!
- Pixar Fest Eats: We checked out the three-course menu at Cafe Orleans in Disneyland and the Habanero Meaball Cone at Cozy Cone!
- The house-made S’mores have returned to The Ganachery in Disney Springs.
- Check out all the spots for Mother’s Day Brunch at Disney World!
- Find out what’s new at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
- We reviewed Teppan Edo in Epcot’s Japan Pavilion!
- Check out the latest news about Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
- The new DisneyStyle Store is coming to Disney Springs soon!
- The Adorable Snowman is now open at Disney California Adventure!
- Check out the new Tiramisu Popsicle in Epcot’s Italy Pavilion.
- There’s a secret menu at D-Luxe Burger in Disney Springs!
- Check out the best Disney Dining Plan quick service restaurants for 2018.
- New DFB YouTube videos: Best Attractions with Low Waits in Epcot, How to Master the Disney Dining Plan, and !
Check out all the latest Disney Food News — even the stuff we don’t mention in posts on the blog! — on our Disney Food News Pin Board, including menu updates, restaurant closures, special events, and more! We’ve got all the latest for you, so check it out before you go. [Read more…]