Even though Walt Disney World reopened more than a year ago, it is still not back to what fans knew as normal before the pandemic. Character interactions are still limited and distanced, parades are not in full swing, and some restaurants remain closed. However, Disney is working hard to bring back the theme park magic Guests know and love.
One more step towards normalcy was taken today when a popular EPCOT restaurant finally reopened.
Tokyo Dining, located in the Japan Pavilion at the World Showcase, has reopened after being closed for more than a year, but only in a limited capacity. For the rest of August, according to the Walt Disney World website, Tokyo Dining will be open daily from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. For the months of September and October, the Japanese restaurant will be open from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. daily.
While there are nights where Tokyo Dining will be late as open as EPCOT, there are nights where EPCOT will be open an hour later.
Tokyo Dining offers diners a wide variety of Sushi options to be paired with numerous Sake selections. Here is more information on the restaurant from the Walt Disney World website:
Be transported into a true cultural experience through the harmony of traditional Japanese food and hospitality. Enjoy the vibrant feel of modern Tokyo as you enjoy works of culinary art, as dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows overlook World Showcase Lagoon.
Dine on Sushi Rolls, Nigiri, and Sashimi—perfect for both the traditionalist and those who like new and exciting tastes.
Guests 21 years of age and up can select a perfect complement to their meal with a premium sake or imported Japanese beer. For something more creative, sip a colorful sake cocktail, specialty drink or a perfectly paired wine.
For dessert, indulge in a treat with a Japanese twist like Matcha Tiramisu or Mango Mousse Cake. And no meal is complete without a freshly brewed cup of green tea.
It should be noted that it also appears Tokyo Dining is operating with a limited menu. The only entrées on the menu at this time are various sushi dishes. Desserts have also been removed from the menu.
While Tokyo Dining is only scheduled to operate with limited hours at this time, it is possible that Disney could decide at any time to increase operating hours. Reservations are not required to eat at Tokyo Dining, but, as with all other table service restaurants, they are highly recommended.
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