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spookyuki
07-17-2006, 03:32 AM
It was the worst Japanese (in US) food I have ever eaten.
I have no idea what grade of rice they are using but really cheap..
Sukiyaki meat was almost all fat. It's called "Yakitori House" and they don't
carry Yakitori at all.
My DD enjoyed her curry.
As for my lunch.. As hungry as I was.. I just couldn't stomach it..
I think it was called Tonosama combo. My mom couldn't eat the Tokyo roll, either. Ginger cake?? what is that??
We hated wasting that much food but just couldn't eat it.. went over to Tempura Kiku. It could been better if I ordered udon or something,,,could it??
Everything tasted way too sweet.
It was so so bad.. My mom who is visiting us from Tokyo.. couldn't belive the food.

I have been here in US for a long time. I have eaten some interesting "Japanese" food before.. But Yakitori House was the worst by far..

IMHO

magicmouse2
07-17-2006, 03:46 AM
I agree that the combo meal is too sweet and the rice isnt up to much. I think the curry is quite nice, didnt have the sushi. Thanks for review :)

Mickey1122
07-17-2006, 07:50 AM
I actually like Yakitori a lot, but agree that there is one really fatty dish.

calypso*a*go-go
07-18-2006, 02:05 AM
We were going to try it during our last visit until I saw they only used thigh meat in their chicken dishes. No one in my family cares for dark meat...so we just kept a' walkin'.

ugadog99
07-18-2006, 09:50 AM
Yep, around here it is known as the YUCKITORI House. Never again.

pixiechick
07-18-2006, 11:09 AM
When we first ate there ( about 5 years ago) we liked the food. Then they changed their menu, as well as the ingredients they use. :confused3
Once upon a time, the sukiyaki meat was actually tasty.

MickeyNicki
07-18-2006, 02:17 PM
I agree! We ate there once and took one bite and tried to get our money back (they refused to give us the money back, they would give us something different off the menu). We said no way, trashed it and went to America for a burger.

cjsmith
07-18-2006, 02:32 PM
It was the worst Japanese (in US) food I have ever eaten.
I have no idea what grade of rice they are using but really cheap..
Sukiyaki meat was almost all fat. It's called "Yakitori House" and they don't
carry Yakitori at all.
My DD enjoyed her curry.
As for my lunch.. As hungry as I was.. I just couldn't stomach it..
I think it was called Tonosama combo. My mom couldn't eat the Tokyo roll, either. Ginger cake?? what is that??
We hated wasting that much food but just couldn't eat it.. went over to Tempura Kiku. It could been better if I ordered udon or something,,,could it??
Everything tasted way too sweet.
It was so so bad.. My mom who is visiting us from Tokyo.. couldn't belive the food.

I have been here in US for a long time. I have eaten some interesting "Japanese" food before.. But Yakitori House was the worst by far..

IMHO

It's one of my boys favorites places to eat and I'm sure they'll want to eat there next time. My husband and I don't like to eat there at all.I can say the curry is actually pretty good but since they don't have the udon noodles any longer I don't bother. For what they charge the food is terrible.

Everyone has to remember that this is not a restaurant that Disney owns or has control over and I think that makes a difference. The steakhouse here has also gone downhill and they now charge for things like a salad which is unheard of in any other steakhouse. The sushi they serve is okay, not the best either.

We're lucky enough to have lot of Japanese restaurants here in Naples so I don't have to think about going when we're up at Disney.

fivefordisney
07-18-2006, 02:37 PM
:rotfl: Yep, around here it is known as the YUCKITORI House. Never again.

bluejasmine
07-18-2006, 02:42 PM
I ate there March 05 by myself and it wasnt too bad. I had the terriyaki chicken, the meat was different and portion small I remember thinking this when they handed me the tray but when I finished it I was full. I dont think I would go back either. Anyone know if Lotus Blossum in China is any better?

spookyuki
07-19-2006, 12:47 AM
Yep, around here it is known as the YUCKITORI

That's right! :rotfl: :rotfl: perfect!
As a Japanese.. it's just wrong for them to serve the food that way..
and curry rice is a child's favorite meal in Japan.. but they don't serve it for children.. just like Burger places in MK (why don't they serve burgers for children??)

Tempura kiku was better but they still had the cheap rice (with higher price) and supposed to be "in season veggie" tempura only had sweet potato, green pepper, carrot, and broccoli (aren't they around all year long??) sooo not Japanese tempura veggies..

I would try Morocco on my next trip.. Not like we can go to Epcot all the time..kicking myself for picking Yakitori house from all of the choices we could have had..

bornwiththeears
07-19-2006, 02:19 PM
Our family of four (adults) all got something different and we all agreed - it was the worst food we had eaten. We are not picky eaters - but the food was horrible. The chicken was all dark meat with lots of fat and everything pretty much tasted the same. Never again.

anneofgreengables
07-19-2006, 09:10 PM
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area where there are lots of great Japanese food so I don't feel the need to have some at Epcot (although, I hear for the ambiance and authentic atmosphere, the Teppanyaki place is wonderful). Just last week we had wonderful sushi--dragon roll, rock and roll and an unagi California roll... yum!

richard_andmel
07-24-2006, 09:47 AM
Sorry you had such a bad time. I'm not sure that you should eat in any of the World Showcase countries you have actually lived in. I won't be taking my English DH, & M-I-L to the Rose & Crown. I ate there years ago before I lived in the UK and enjoyed it, but don't want to take any chances.

juju
08-01-2006, 12:45 AM
I agree with the previous poster, never go to a counter service restaurant at a theme park expecting food comparable to what you may be used to or grew up eating. I grew up eating Japanese food and my husband grew up eating Chinese, but we certainly don't expect fine cuisine at Yakitori House or Lotus Blossom Cafe, but if you have a craving for short grain rice or curry, you're not going to find it anywhere else on property. The same theory goes for WDW coffee, it ain't Starbucks but it is caffeine.
p.s.- The TDL gyoza sausage buns are much worse than anything at Yakitori House in my opinion.

lost*in*cyberspace
08-01-2006, 02:14 PM
although, I hear for the ambiance and authentic atmosphere, the Teppanyaki place is wonderful

Wow - who gave you this misinformation?

Teppanyaki consists of a bunch of small rooms crammed with many cooking tables, tons of people, including lots of young children, and is very noisy. It has no ambience at all except for "frantic." The atmosphere is authentic "fast food" and hardly authentic. In fact, the one time (and last time) we ate there, our cook wasn't even Asian but was a young man from Texas.

The food isn't very good either.

maggiew
08-01-2006, 02:23 PM
Sorry you had a bad experience.

My family likes the Yakitori House. My little DD especially. DH got the curry last time and said it was good.

But then again, we've never been to Japan, so can't compare.

We also enjoy Teppanyaki and Tempura Kiku.

Maggie

otter215
08-01-2006, 08:21 PM
The tempura and Yakitori House are the only dining experiences that my wife and I have truly been disappointed with. We live about ten minutes, if there is traffic, from EPCOT and eat at the parks quite often. There are too many other good options, especially at EPCOT, to settle for anything less than very good food.

anneofgreengables
08-02-2006, 12:31 AM
Wow - who gave you this misinformation?

Teppanyaki consists of a bunch of small rooms crammed with many cooking tables, tons of people, including lots of young children, and is very noisy. It has no ambience at all except for "frantic." The atmosphere is authentic "fast food" and hardly authentic. In fact, the one time (and last time) we ate there, our cook wasn't even Asian but was a young man from Texas.

The food isn't very good either.

Somebody told me that here on the boards when I posted a question about Teppanyaki. Never been there, so I was just going by what I was told.

Meezers
08-02-2006, 01:27 AM
I agree with the previous poster, never go to a counter service restaurant at a theme park expecting food comparable to what you may be used to or grew up eating. I grew up eating Japanese food and my husband grew up eating Chinese, but we certainly don't expect fine cuisine at Yakitori House or Lotus Blossom Cafe, but if you have a craving for short grain rice or curry, you're not going to find it anywhere else on property. The same theory goes for WDW coffee, it ain't Starbucks but it is caffeine.
p.s.- The TDL gyoza sausage buns are much worse than anything at Yakitori House in my opinion.

Can we all come to your house for dinner please?

Disney owl
08-02-2006, 08:08 AM
Sorry to hear you had a bad time

purpliequeen
08-02-2006, 08:58 AM
Thanks for the review. We were thinking of trying the Yakitori House when we arrive in a little over a week. However, I think we may just stick with Tempura Kiku.

Raina

SnowWitch
08-02-2006, 09:11 AM
This used to be a favorite CS but no longer. The beef curry is decent but the rest of the offerings are just gross IOHO. We ate here last month for the last time.

Amps
08-02-2006, 10:41 AM
Last May, it was about 3pm and we hadn't eaten since 8am when we decided to walk from Mexico over to Japan to try the Yakatori house. We were starving and I was cranky as can be so we bypassed pretty much all of the countries along the way (which we wound up not going back to that trip) only to walk into the Yakatori House finally and promptly turn around. All it took was one look at the food (and the looks on the faces of people eating it) and the prices they were charging. We decided that even if it ruined our afternoon, we were going to get a good meal and finally wound up in England eating delicious fish and chips.

Two thumbs down to the Yakatori House and I didn't even eat there.

La2kw
08-04-2006, 03:47 PM
That's right! :rotfl: :rotfl: perfect!
As a Japanese.. it's just wrong for them to serve the food that way..
and curry rice is a child's favorite meal in Japan.. but they don't serve it for children.. just like Burger places in MK (why don't they serve burgers for children??)

I think the reason there are no burgers on the kid's menus is so that parents will pay for the full price burgers. Disney knows that burgers are very kid friendly, and it's a good way for them to upsell from the kid's meals (since most of the kid's meals are just pathetic nowadays).

PrincessAurora
08-07-2006, 07:21 PM
That's right! :rotfl: :rotfl: perfect!
Tempura kiku was better but they still had the cheap rice (with higher price) and supposed to be "in season veggie" tempura only had sweet potato, green pepper, carrot, and broccoli (aren't they around all year long??) sooo not Japanese tempura veggies..

Hi! As the "white girl from the Frozen North" who lives out on the coast, LOVES Japanese food and sushi (in fact I eat things that most white people wont), what veggies do the Japanese use for their tempura? I would be interested to know.

Thanks!

Ticket Man
08-09-2006, 03:11 PM
Yakitori was definitely the worst meal I've ever had on a trip to WDW.

Duchess1966
08-11-2006, 07:44 AM
We live outside Philly and have some great Japanese restaurants. This was aweful. The adults chicken curry had less meat than the kids meal. Your local supermarket can provide better teriyake sauce than was on the kids meal. It was so sweet that it was like eating candy. Of course my younger DD loved it for that reason!

sunny_
08-11-2006, 10:45 PM
We ate here during our last trip in 2005 and were disappointed. We got better "Japanese" food at our local mall food court! lol (imho)