We always make a point to dine at Tokoyo dining. My partner loves sushi, and they have a great selection that he enjoys. I am not a sushi fan, but they still have several dishes that I enjoy. We always have wonderful service and a great view of the World Showcase as you dine. The green tea pudding is one of our favorite things at the parks. This restaurant is not as popular as others, so we always find that it is not too crowded and a quiet atmosphere. We particularly like to dine here at lunch.
I was completely surprised by how good their sushi was. I thought it would be mediocre at best, but it was incredibly fresh and tasty. (I should have known better - Disney doesn't do anything halfway!) They even give you a hot towel to clean your hands before the meal, something you usually only find in very upscale sushi places
Try the volcano roll! (but you might need a little help eating it all - I know I do)
The food and atmosphere is great! The wait time is a little too slow. Sushi here is up to par. The theme is very authentic. If you like Japanese food you should enjoy this restaurant.
I'd never eaten at the table service restaurants at Japan before the rehab. We had dinner with reservations for 7:15 pm on Monday, Dec. 3, '07. We arrived on time, and were given a pager. We were seated around 7:45 pm. The area set aside for waiting guests offered little seating, and was used for both Tokyo Dining and Teppan Edo. There were also no walls separating the dining area of Tokyo Dining and the waiting area. It made for an extremely noisy dining environment. The decor was lovely, but austere. It would have made for an appropriate, Zen-like atmosphere, had the room been quieter. As it was, it seemed out of place.
There were two menus, one for strictly sushi, and one with the more familiar appetizers, entrees and desserts. We used the Disney Dining Plan. We were allowed to select any appetizer, any entree from the regular menu, and a choice of three of the platters from the sushi menu, as well as any dessert or non-alcoholic beverage.
My husband selected the tempura appetizer, and a tempura and sushi combo dinner. I selected the seaweed salad, and a tempura and sashimi combo dinner. All the tempura was plentiful and not at all greasy. Perfect. Each serving featured a variety of vegetables, shrimp and scallops.
My seaweed salad was surprising, but the server explained it to me when I ordered it. Instead of a helping of seasoned seaweed as I expected, I was served a plate of mixed greens topped with generous helpings of three types of typical seaweed salad, topped with typical ginger dressing. It was a large serving, and delicious.
My husband was happy with his sushi. I was happy with my sashimi, but there was not much of it. I was given two slices of salmon, three of tuna, and two of yellowtail, all small pieces, but all very fresh and flavorful. Each type of fish was served over a small bed of daikon radish shaving. When I order sushi at a new place, I don't order much of it, just to test it out. The next time I come here, I'll order the deluxe sashimi dinner. The fish is fresh and delicious, especially the salmon, which was smooth and buttery.
My husband ordered iced green tea and I ordered hot. Both were refilled after asking and some time had passed. I was served a single cup at first, and then given a pot upon asking for more.
For dessert I ordered the green tea pudding, which I found to be exactly like the pumpkin creme brulee I had for lunch at Sunshine Season that day, except with a almost indiscernable tea flavor instead of pumpkin. Tasty, but I was tired of it. Neither of us can remember what my husband had. Not bad, but not memorable. Skip dessert here.
Service was just a little slow, but it was busy. Our server was endlessly respectful, quiet (too quiet to hear in this atmosphere) and friendly.
All in all, I enjoyed the meal very much. When I come back, I'll try to find a less busy time, and order a full entree of sushi/sashimi.