Published: June 25, 2010 at 2:30 PMAnother great report, Scott.
I'm sold after this review. $10 CAD for a rainbow roll is about what we pay here in a college town with at least five sushi restaurants within walking distance. $12 USD is excellent for theme park pricing.
My favorite bit of the review was your critique of the Americanization of other cultures. Don't get me wrong. I love Disney's, and, in general, the United States' tourism industry standards of politeness. I rarely encounter a rude or indifferent employee at an American tourist destination. However, after sampling a drink from every country at Epcot last August, I somehow felt that much of the politeness was unnatural. It felt overly sweet. I, too, share the sentiment that the service at the Japanese pavilion was legitimate. I felt comfortable and at home. I really enjoyed the bowing, and though I felt like a jackass, I bowed right back.
I'm excited to see the remaining contenders for Best Restaurant, a category I find more exciting than any of the others.
Published: June 27, 2010 at 2:19 PMA friend and I ate at Tokyo in March. Both the food and the service were great. We stuffed our faces with sushi and spent less than we would in many sushi restaurants. The only downside of our experience was that we got to the park late that day and between waiting to be seated (which isn't boring because you take a beeper and go shopping downstairs) and then eating, we used up a lot of time in that one area of the park.
Published: June 28, 2010 at 4:50 AMI ate a Tokyo Dining twice, once with my girlfriend and once with my family both times the quality of food and of the staff were amazing and much better than most Sushi restaurants i have been to.
Overall both times we visited we all agreed that it was the best theme park food we have had.
More Parks need to offer this quality of food/service