China Voyager is a buffeteria style counter service restaurant in Adventureland at Tokyo Disneyland. The name gives a clear sign to what cuisine this small and unassuming restaurants serves. If you’re in the mood for a hot and delicious bowl of noodles to warm you up during the winter or help you sweat even more in the summer, then this place is perfect! This restaurant provides ample seating both inside and outside. Even with the long line, it moves rather quickly during peak periods. If you time it just right, you could sit outside and listen to Minnie Oh Minnie while you dine. Alright, let’s get to our review!
Atmosphere & Decor
Appropriately themed for Adventureland, the decor gives off the “adventurer” vibe, as if someone was storing all the collected items from their travels (throughout China of course). Most of the seating throughout are tables for 4 but my favourite spot is the counter. There’s so much detail, you may end up not eating your noodles while they are hot! The main seating area, which is in the same building as you order in, is a mixture of indoor and outdoor seating. Across the way is more seating which is outside but covered. The best decor is located indoors.
Since the seating is both indoors and out, the weather plays a huge factor in where you will sit. Too hot or cold, then sitting indoors is your best bet. But, most days sitting outside is perfectly comfortable and relaxing, especially if you love people watching! The seating area across the way is perfect for that, since it is right along two walkways.
Now for the most important part, all the delicious noodles! Their main course is the “Voyager Set”, which changes. It typically includes a main noodle dish, side dish, dessert, and a drink for ¥1,580. Our favourite dishes are:
- Pork Spare Rib Noodles – ポークスペアリブ麺（とんこつ醤油）
- Szechuan Noodles – 担担麺（辛味噌）
The Pork Spare Rib Noodles were my favourite, you cannot go wrong with noodles and pork. It is a relatively safe option for those who are not too adventurous in their cuisine choices. The pork is tender and gives the broth that delicious pork taste. I am not the biggest fan of boiled eggs in noodle dishes, it is more the texture than it is the taste. This dish is my go-to option whenever I visit.
The Szechuan Noodles is a spicy miso soup and minced pork dish which is absolutely fantastic. The level of spice is just right but may be a bit on the lower end for those who love spicy food. Typically, “spicy” food in Japan is not as spicy as other parts of the world. I cannot handle incredibly spicy food, so this was the perfect level for someone like myself. I only eat this on cold or hot days, yeah I am weird. I figure, if I am going to sweat all day in the summer might as well sweat while I am eating too!
No Chinese restaurant is complete without steamed buns. While these steamed buns are not cute compared to other food in the parks, they are still delicious. As a side dish, this is perfect or someone with a small appetite. They also offer a children’s set, which is noodles with a few veggies in it along with a juice box and a small dessert.
Their dessert menu is not extensive but do have mango pudding and an almond jelly tofu desserts. They are in the shape of Donald and Mickey.
I highly recommend the Szechuan Noodles for a dish with a bit of kick, to sweat out the sugar from all the awesome snacks you ate all day at the park! As a side-dish the steamed buns are delicious and easily sharable between two people.
Maximize your experience at China Voyager by following our recommendations:
- While the line may look long, it does move quickly.
- The Cast Member may ask you what you want to order ahead of time, so know what you want ahead of time to speed things up
- Eat indoors to soak in all the decor
- Eat outside to enjoy the nice weather or listen to Minnie Oh Minnie (if it is playing at the time)
- Seriously, have the Szechuan Noodles
This is the best place to get noodles at Tokyo Disneyland. If you’re wanting to have something different (other than burgers, fries, etc) then this is an excellent choice. The price is just right, at just over ¥1000 for a bowl of noodles. It leaves you feeling satisfied, but not too satisfied that you cannot enjoy many of the delicious popcorn options at the parks. Add this to your list of places to eat at Tokyo Disneyland! Don’t miss our counter service top 9 list for more recommendations on places to eat!
Have you eaten at China Voyager before, if so what is your favourite dish? Share it with us in the comments!
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