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The Japanese Question..

Back on the subject of food..( it's my passion ) I fancy adding a taste of Japan to my ADR list..I've checked out both Tokyo and Teppan restaurant menus,and both look very enticing so I'am asking you good people who have tried any of these establishments how you enjoyed the experience..I kinda fancy Teppan Edo as I recently bought myself a Teppanyaki grill for my kitchen and now cook two meals a week on it..Love the combination of flavours from my various sauces,dips,etc..Anyway..Any advice from you gastronomic adventurers of the Disney kind would be very much appreciated ...Konnichiwaa...Well you know what I mean?

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Not been to Tokyo Dining yet but I really want to! Teppan Edo is a long time fav of ours. We had actually taken it off the list for October this year in favour of trying some of the offsite versions but I'm already trying to sneak it back on....

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Not been to Tokyo Dining yet but I really want to! Teppan Edo is a long time fav of ours. We had actually taken it off the list for October this year in favour of trying some of the offsite versions but I'm already trying to sneak it back on....

Yeh..I think Teppan is more of a show with the chef doing his stuff in front of you..Am I right in saying your sitting with other families in front of the hot Teppanyaki grill.?..

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We really like Teppan Edo, but Japanese hibachi is something that we can get at home for a little over half of what it costs to go to Teppan Edo. We've eaten at Teppan Edo twice and both times I very slightly preferred the quality of what I can get at home to what I got there--personal preference and it might just be that I'm used to what we get at home. Also, it's a fairly lengthy meal, so I don't like to give up the touring time to sit and eat. What I did love about the meal at Teppan Edo that I don't get at home is the integration of Disney into the "show" portion. If I was doing DDP, I would absolutely schedule Teppan Edo every time, but when I'm paying cash, my preference is usually to use my dining dollars elsewhere. We would definitely go back, but it's not a restaurant that wins priority for us on every trip.

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We have been to Teppan Edo several times and I do enjoy the food and the show. However, you are correct, you will be seated with other people. That to me is the biggest downfall of the place. They almost always seat us with a family with kids.

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We have been to Teppan Edo several times and I do enjoy the food and the show. However, you are correct, you will be seated with other people. That to me is the biggest downfall of the place. They almost always seat us with a family with kids.

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Ken and I LOVE Tokyo Dining and it's a must do every trip, and I don't eat sushi. I have the same concerns as scrappy when it comes to Teppan Edo - I'm not sure if I would go there if I couldn't control who I sat with.

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We love Tapan Edo. The grill normally sits 8 so depends on your party size. I've always been lucky and have only had one amazing young girl in all our visits. We haven't decided if we will do it again this year but I would feel very comfortable recomending it to anyone. There are just so many places to try that it's in our safe column right now.

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teppan edo is very good, but I agree with alicemouse we have a bunch of hibachi restaurants in my area and it is a lot cheaper and you actually get more included with the price, but again it is very good

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I love Teppan Edo. It is often my one and only table service restaurant each trip! I travel alone, and do not care if the table is Full of kids or just folks who keep to themselves. I love the food. Would like more veggies, however! biggrin

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King Fergus wrote:
RobynPrincess wrote:
Not been to Tokyo Dining yet but I really want to! Teppan Edo is a long time fav of ours. We had actually taken it off the list for October this year in favour of trying some of the offsite versions but I'm already trying to sneak it back on....

Yeh..I think Teppan is more of a show with the chef doing his stuff in front of you..Am I right in saying your sitting with other families in front of the hot Teppanyaki grill.?..

Yes but in our experiences sharing the experience can be fun, and we hibachi similar here, but when we ate at the other one in Epcot, to be honest, everything was deep fried. It was good, but it became too heavy and greasy.

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oldtink wrote:
King Fergus wrote:
RobynPrincess wrote:
Not been to Tokyo Dining yet but I really want to! Teppan Edo is a long time fav of ours. We had actually taken it off the list for October this year in favour of trying some of the offsite versions but I'm already trying to sneak it back on....

Yeh..I think Teppan is more of a show with the chef doing his stuff in front of you..Am I right in saying your sitting with other families in front of the hot Teppanyaki grill.?..

Yes but in our experiences sharing the experience can be fun, and we hibachi similar here, but when we ate at the other one in Epcot, to be honest, everything was deep fried. It was good, but it became too heavy and greasy.

How is it deep fried if it's cooked on the grill? I've seen pictures from Teppan Edo and haven't seen anything deep fried. I've done hibachi several times but haven't been to Teppan Edo since I was a kid so I'm genuinely curious. confused

Edit: Never mind, I just reread and realized you were talking about Tokyo Dining having everything deep fried. Tempura is always deep fried but they also have fresh sushi, grilled chicken, etc. if you're looking for something lighter.

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We have never had anything deep fried there either. It was all cooked right on the grill.

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scrappy wrote:
We have never had anything deep fried there either. It was all cooked right on the grill.

Sorry for the confusion everyone!

I was comparing the two Japanese restaurants: One is Teppan Edo (hibachi) and we have plenty of those in our area (albeit a distance) so we don't go there AND the other (Tokyo Dining) when we were there 6 yrs ago it featured mostly fried (tempura). I am not a sushi person (men in family are) so there just wasn't that much that got me too excited.

Hope that is clearer

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I've been to Tokyo Dining and if you love sushi, sashimi, or bento types of food, it is AMAZING! I'm from Hawaii, where there is a ton of fresh sushi everywhere and honestly, it was some of the best sushi I've ever had. That's including the trip to Japan! The fish was soft and just melted in your mouth, not stringy or extra chewy like it sometimes can be. I for one, love tempura, but it may also be because I've grown up eating it. But, in the area of their tempura, one of the things I look for is that they clean the shrimp...thoroughly. I hate finding that brown line o'poop in a shrimp....yuck. Their shrimp was clean and the tempura was done perfectly. Also, their service was awesome Smile

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We enjoyed Teppan Edo. The food was awesome, the chef was entertaining, and the three children seated with their parents at our table were very well behaved. (That third point was just good luck, I guess.)

We have never eaten at Tokyo Dining, but I know I would love the food.

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My kids and I enjoyed the food Tokyo Dining very much when we ate there. Looking back it does look like we had sushi and tempura though. I'm always "meh" about the teppan grill restaurants, I feel like if you've been to one you've been to them all.

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I've often thought how much I'd like to go..

However I'm allergic to seafood and figured there would be fish and squid flying all over the place?

I dare say the cooking utensils would be covered in fish too!

Thoughts from those that have been there please?

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No, that would not be a problem at all. Disney goes above and beyond to maintain a safe environment for those that have food allergies. Seriously you won't find a safer place to eat outside of your own home. All you need to do is let them know in advance you are coming in and that you have food allergies and they will bend over backwards to make you something wonderful to eat.