Tokyo DisneySea Restaurant Rankings


Curious about how all the restaurants inside Tokyo DisneySea stack up? Looking for a new dining experience? Here are my rankings of restaurants inside what I consider the best Disney Theme Park. These are not in-depth reviews — see my list of Tokyo Disney Resort restaurant reviews for that — but simple rankings in the hope it will help you decide where you’d like to eat.

To keep things simple, I left out snack stands, lounges, and the restaurants in Hotel MiraCosta. Read my top 10 snacks or popcorn flavours at Tokyo Disney Resort to help decide what to snack on.

For more on dining in the park, read our full dining guide to learn about how to make reservations. Full menus are on the official website in Japanese. Use the photos and Google translate for help. For information on vegan and vegetarian dishes, read our vegan and vegetarian dining guide.

We’ll start with the worst restaurant and work our way up to the best. I plan to add a rankings list for Tokyo Disneyland in the future.

Table of Contents

I’ve grouped the restaurants into three categories to help you scan more easily.

Let’s start the list with what I believe is the worst restaurant at Tokyo DisneySea. We can only go up from here. I didn’t include it in a category because I believe it doesn’t belong in one.

Cape Cod Cook-Off (Worst)

  • Type: Counter service
  • Price: ¥1,000 or less ($9USD)
  • Location: American Waterfront

Ironically, the restaurant associated with the most popular character (Duffy and Friends) is the worst. The burgers are simply not good. There’s no way around it. The chicken and fish burgers are passable at best. The Mickey-shaped nuggets, cute desserts, and the My Friend Duffy show are the only reasons to dine here. With that said, the decor is beautiful and fits perfectly within Cape Cod.

This makes the bottom of the list, which means we only have to go up from here!

See my full review

Good

These restaurants are just okay and aren’t my first choice for having a bite to eat, but you can depend on them for palatable food.

Sebastian's Calypso Kitchen

Oddly enough the sausage pizza is one of the best items on the menu

Mamma Biscotti’s Bakery

  • Type: Counter service
  • Price: ¥1000 or less ($9USD)
  • Location: Mediterranean Harbor

As the name suggests, this is a carb-heavy eatery. If you’re in a pinch for breakfast, then this is one of the few options for something that resembles breakfast food (bacon on a pastry). Mamma does offer the Green Alien Mochi and a choice of different pastries if you’re in the mood to carb load.

Yucatan Base Camp Grill

  • Type: Counter Service
  • Price: ¥1000 to ¥2000 ($9 to $18USD)
  • Location: Lost River Delta

Simple hamburg (Salisbury steak), chicken, pork, and salmon dishes. uninspired dishes, but safe in terms of flavour.

Cafe Portofino

  • Type: Counter service
  • Price: ¥1000 to ¥2000 ($9 to $18USD)
  • Location: Mediterranean Harbor

Heavy on seafood and pasta dishes, which is fine for those who are in the mood for that. The roast chicken is delicious paired with its seasonal wine cocktail.

Sebastian’s Calypso Kitchen

  • Type: Counter service
  • Price: ¥1000 or less ($9USD)
  • Location: Mermaid Lagoon

The only reason to eat here is to get out of the weather while inside Mermaid Lagoon and for the delicious sausage pizza. The desserts with souvenir cups are rather good, too.

See my full review

Better

You can’t go wrong with these restaurants, which offer up more variety, quality, and great atmosphere.

Casbah Food Court

Try the lassi drink at the Casbah Food Court

Casbah Food Court

  • Type: Counter service
  • Price: ¥1000 or less ($9USD)
  • Location: Arabian Coast

A gorgeous restaurant themed to Aladdin, located on the Arabian Coast. The Casbah Food Court serves a Japanese spin on Indian Curry, which I find rather bland, but others quite enjoy it. I will say the special sets with different types of curry and the lassi drink are usually quite decent.

See my full review

Horizon Bay Restaurant

  • Type: Counter service
  • Restaurant Only: ¥1000 to ¥2000 ($9 to $18USD)
  • Character Dining: ¥2000 to ¥5000 ($18 to $45USD)
  • Location: Port Discovery

The food is enjoyable and features grilled steak, chicken, salads, and cute desserts. There are two sides (normal seating) and the Character Dining (requires a reservation). It’s right across from Nemo & Friends SeaRider.

New York Deli

  • Type: Counter service
  • Price: ¥1000 or less ($9USD)
  • Location: American Waterfront

The interior is gorgeous and the variety of rooms makes for a different dining experience aesthetically. The Mile High Sandwich is my top pick, and many others are a fan of the Ruben.

See my full review

Miguel’s El Dorado Cantina

  • Type: Counter service
  • Price: ¥1000 or less ($9USD)
  • Location: Lost River Delta

When I am in the mood for tequila and tex-mex, then you’ll find me at Miguel’s. While this isn’t anywhere close to what you’d find in the US, it’s still delicious. (I also recommend Guzman Y Gomez in Ikspiari).

See my full review

Vulcania Restaurant

  • Type: Counter service
  • Price: ¥1000 to ¥2000 ($9 to $18USD)
  • Location: Mysterious Island

Inside Mysterious Island is Vulcania Restaurant, which serves up delicious Chinese cuisine. I recommend the spicy tofu (with minced pork), fried chicken, or the black vinegar pork. The best part about this restaurant is that you’re eating inside a volcano!

Best

These are my favourite places to eat at Tokyo DisneySea and I highly recommend them.

Ristorante di Canaletto

Get the pizza at Ristorante di Canaletto: you won’t regret it

Zambini Brothers’ Ristorante

  • Type: Counter service
  • Price: ¥1000 or less ($9USD)
  • Location: Mediterranean Harbor

The best counter service to get a simple margarita pizza, which pairs well with their seasonal cocktails. The interior has ample seating and if you time it right (and sit outside facing the harbor) you’ll catch a show. The pasta snacks are the best-kept secret at Tokyo DisneySea.

See my full review

S.S. Columbia Dining Room

  • Type: Table service
  • Price: ¥2000 to ¥5000 ($18 to $45USD)
  • Location: American Waterfront

Dine aboard my favourite spot at Tokyo DisneySea — the S.S. Columbia. An elegant dining experience with steak, roast beef, seafood, and chicken dishes. It’s on a gigantic ship in a theme park: how can you go wrong?

Restaurant Sakura

  • Type: Table service
  • Price: ¥1000 to ¥2000 ($9 to $18USD)
  • Location: American Waterfront

It’s a bit strange to eat Japanese cuisine inside a theme park in Japan, but when it’s this good, you can’t resist. The restaurant is flawless in its theming with its beautiful brick building and gorgeous interior. Choose from udon, tempura, flank steak on rice, and my personal favourite, tonkatsu (pork cutlet).

Sailing Day Buffet

  • Type: Buffet
  • Price: ¥2000 to ¥5000 ($18 to $45USD)
  • Location: American Waterfront

Who doesn’t want to eat inside a large warehouse? This extensive buffet selection has something to satisfy everyone.

Ristorante di Canaletto

  • Type: Table service
  • Price: ¥2000 to ¥5000 ($18 to $45USD)
  • Location: Mediterranean Harbor

The course menu with the four cheese pizza is one of the best pizzas I’ve had (their margarita pizza is delicious, too). Besides the delicious Italian cuisine, it has arguably the best view out of all the restaurants at Tokyo DisneySea. Ask for a seat outside along the canals and you’ll see what I mean.

See my full review

Magellan’s (Best)

  • Type: Table service
  • Price: ¥2000 to ¥5000+ ($18 to $45USD+)

This is my choice for the best place to eat at Tokyo DisneySea. Perfect theming aside (it’s stunning), the course menu selections are delicious and have always left me satisfied. The experience does come at a price, however, with the lunch course starting at ¥3500 ($32USD) and dinner course at about ¥4600 ($42USD).

Do yourself a favour and not miss this when you visit.

See my full review

Explorer Thoughts?

Do you agree or disagree with the rankings here? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Donald

    The list is pretty good. We would put Magellan’s down on the list – it is pretty but overpriced and extremely small portions. Vulcania and Zambini are our favorites.

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