Tokyo Disney Resort offers a variety of table service restaurants ranging from traditional Japanese to Western cuisine. While Tokyo DisneySea has the reputation of appealing to adult tastes and offers more options, Tokyo Disneyland is also not to be missed.
Today, we present our top 7 table service experiences at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. (Also check our top 10 counter service restaurants.)
Our criteria for selecting these restaurants are the following:
- Quality of food
- Menu offerings
Making Reservations (Priority Seating)
Making a reservation in the park starts at 10:00 AM at the restaurant of your choosing. This can also be done online starting at 9:00AM—without a hotel reservation—but is in Japanese only. The Cast Member will ask you what time you prefer, and you will then receive a priority seating ticket with your time to return. Think of it as a FastPass. If you are staying at the Disney Hotels, you can make reservations at the Hotel or online with your reservation.
While this park doesn’t offer the same variety of cuisine as Tokyo DisneySea, there are a few delicious options.
Located in World Bazaar, this Japanese style restaurant may seem out-of-place. But, the exterior is beautifully themed along with the interior, following traditional Japanese aesthetics. This makes it a perfect fit for Tokyo Disneyland’s version of Main Street U.S.A.
The cuisine here is traditional Japanese, which may not appeal to some. But, if you are feeling adventurous and wish to expand your culinary horizons, then this is the best place to do so.
Our recommendation is the Pork Cutlet (Roast Katsu) which includes miso soup, rice, and pickled vegetables.
Blue Bayou Restaurant
If you’re wanting something familiar, then the Blue Bayou Restaurant fits the bill.
Located in Adventureland, the theming is identical to its American counterparts. The cuisine consists of beef, pork, and seafood dishes. Their special course item changes seasonally, which is highly recommended, and typically costs around ¥3,800.
This park is aimed at an older audience with an emphasis on date nights. The result is an excellent choice of table service restaurants.
Let’s start off with our favourite table service restaurant in the parks, Magellan’s.
This perfectly themed restaurant is at the base of Mt. Prometheus in the Mediterranean Harbor. It’s perfect for lunch, dinner, or even a simple drink in their lounge.
Each meal is a course with set items. Lunch time courses are cheaper (starting at 2800 yen) compared to the dinner courses (starting at 4630 yen).
Read our full review to see why Magellan’s one of the best dining experiences at any Disney Park.
Ristorante di Canaletto
If you are craving Italian cuisine such as pizza or pasta, then Ristorante di Canaletto is a must.
Located in the Mediterranean Harbor overlooking the Gondolas, this Venetian-themed restaurant serves the best Italian cuisine in the park. Their lunch course (2800 yen) is an excellent option which includes hors d’oeuvres, choice of pasta or pizza (get the pizza), dessert, and choice of soft drink.
Depending on the weather, ask if you can sit outside on the patio. This allows you to overlook the gondolas, and depending on the time of day and year, characters may walk by as they are heading towards the Mediterranean Harbour for a show!
S.S. Columbia Dining Room
Wish to feel as if you are dining aboard an elegant passenger ship of days gone by? Then you must try the S.S. Columbia Dining Room.
Located aboard the S.S. Columbia in the American Waterfront, this dining room instantly gives you the feeling of elegance and sophistication. It’s perfect for a date night.
Their special course menu – which changes seasonally – is excellent, and leaves you feeling satisfied without all the guilt of overeating. Their sirloin steak or grilled chicken with red wine are delicious choices as well, for the more price conscious.
Teddy Roosevelt Lounge
While this is more of a lounge than a table service restaurant, we could not leave it off the list.
Located on the S.S. Columbia, this lounge is a laid-back version of the S.S. Columbia Dining Room. Flawlessly themed to the era of Teddy Roosevelt, this place does not disappoint. Check our full review to find out why.
Their drink menu is extensive and offers seasonal cocktails, but their dining menu is perfect for those wanting a light snack or meal to tide them over. We highly recommend the Caesar Salad or having one of their special desserts (which comes with a beautiful seasonal souvenir cup). This place is perfect to get out of the crowds and treat yourself to a delicious cocktail.
We recommend going at off-peak hours such as before noon or late afternoon, as the line does get long (30+ minute wait). The lounge does not take reservations and is a first come first serve basis.
Overall Tokyo DisneySea offers the most extensive choice of table service restaurants while Tokyo Disneyland has a couple notable restaurants. Have you tried any of these places? Let us know in the comments!
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