QS at Epcot....can't find one that will satisfy my family

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by RainK, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. RainK

    RainK Mouseketeer

    Feb 15, 2008
    I thought we would 'eat like kings' in Epcot and I have scoured all QS menus and truly cannot find 1 QS restaurant that my entire family would want to eat at. I don't want burgers or fries...was looking for something different yet common for my somewhat picky eaters.
    I though Japan or China would be the place with basic fried rice and noodles or teriyaki but they don't offer that.

    Suggestions for basic/ picky eaters? No seafood or Mexican....or burgers.
  2. Nohal

    Nohal DIS Veteran

    Sep 28, 2008
    Try looking at the menu for Sunshine Seasons. There are different stations with different menus. Should be something for everyone. It is located in the Land Pavilion. I feel your pain we have some picky eaters also.
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  4. bluejasmine

    bluejasmine DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2005
    Liberty Inn in the USA pavilion has the normal American fare if burgers, chic nuggets

    ASMU/POR Dec 16-22, 2012 & BWI Sept 8-15, 2013
  5. TheRustyScupper

    TheRustyScupper Seeing isn't Believing, Believing is Seeing.

    Aug 8, 2000
    Have you tried the popcorn and Coke kiosks?

  6. RainK

    RainK Mouseketeer

    Feb 15, 2008
  7. buckirj1

    buckirj1 DIS Veteran

    Apr 17, 2008
    If you're happy with the food at your resort (presuming you're staying on property), you could always leave Epcot and go back to the resort to eat. But the Japan QS is one of my favorite places on property. Ummm, udon noodle stir-fry.
  8. figment_jii

    figment_jii DIS Veteran

    Apr 22, 2006
    Katsura Grill (Japan) has teriyaki (chicken or beef).
  9. Quin

    Quin DIS Veteran

    May 28, 2010
    Sunshine Seasons probably has the biggest variety, but there ARE lots of options in Epcot.

    Fried Rice? Yes, you can get that at the CS location in China: Lotus Blossom - shrimp fried rice with egg roll. Teriyaki? Several teriyaki meats with steamed white rice and also several Udon (noodle) choices at Katsura Grill in Japan.

    Not a Burger? Why not Fish & Chips at Yorkshire in England? Also several choices of entrees at the new Les Halles in France; not much scary about ham & cheese, whether it's warm and stuffed in a croissant or cold and on nice chewy french bread, or mixed with scrambled eggs in a quiche. And I personally love the CS meals at Kringla in Norway; the hot Ham, Cheese, and Apple sandwich is a must-do for me.
  10. purple figment

    purple figment DIS Veteran

    Aug 17, 2009
    When we ate at Katsura Grill, the Japanese QS, it had udon (noodles) and teriyaki.

    The Kringla Bakery in Norway has good sandwiches and pastries. Les Halles in France also has sandwiches and quiche and really delicious pastries. We've also had the bratwurst at Sommerfest (QS in Germany). If you like Italian, Tutto Gusto Wine Bar in Italy has small plates, plus you can order off the Tutto Italia menu. And the Rose and Crown Pub (not the restaurant) has a few items, plus the Fish and Chips stand right outside.

    Sunshine Seasons in The Land Pavilion has a variety of foods at several stations.

    If your whole family can't find one QS that everyone would like, maybe they could pick up food at different places and meet up to eat together.
  11. My2Qtz0205

    My2Qtz0205 DIS Veteran

    Mar 27, 2009
    Turkey legs at the America pavilion. I second the CS in Norway. And I "third" Sunshine Seasons.
  12. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

    Mar 29, 2011

    Mmm delish dish!
    I agree that sunshine seasons has a good variety. Have you looked at the menu?
  13. disnut8

    disnut8 DIS Veteran

    Jan 21, 2005
    Who says you all have to get everything from the same place?

    Best thing we ever did was for my son to pick up the nachos from Mexico, carry that tray with him (we asked for an extra plate to put on top), then for me to get pot stickers and egg rolls at China (again, extra plate), we continued onto America where we sat outside while my husband went in for his burger. We all had what we wanted and a very nice meal. Win/win.
  14. RainK

    RainK Mouseketeer

    Feb 15, 2008
    I think we will have to split up....I'm all for the udon noodle stir fry. Yum
    Me and DS will eat and try anything...DH and DD are my headaches....:rotfl2:
  15. ZoZo

    ZoZo DIS Veteran

    Jun 16, 2005
    That's one of the cool things about Epcot - there's something for everyone! It seems like Sunshine Seasons has the best variety if you all do stick together, though. They have a huge selection to choose from.
  16. chloelovesdisney

    chloelovesdisney DIS Veteran

    Jul 19, 2007
    They won't eat fish and chips? That's my favorite in Epcot.
  17. smitch425

    smitch425 DIS Veteran

    Mar 18, 2011
    The beautiful thing about EPCOT is that you can get food from anywhere in mere minutes. I have taken my food from France over to America for years, but now that the bakery has seating, the rest of my family is coming to ME. :rotfl:
  18. gdrj

    gdrj Boardwalk owner since 1999

    Jan 13, 2012
    Totally agree, whoever is ordering where you are going to sit orders the drinks (unless on DP of course).

    If the rest of your party can't find something to eat politely tell them to suck it up you're at DISNEY!!! (just kidding)

    How about Pizza from Italy (to go counter).
  19. theparsons

    theparsons DIS Veteran

    Apr 22, 2007
    Japan's QS (Katsura Grill) does serve plain steamed rice as a side dish.....and they have teriyaki meals both for kids and adults. Lotus Blossom in China has a shrimp fried rice, so I would guess that if you asked just for fried rice they'd be able to do that for you.

    The nice thing about QS meals is that you can get them to go....and eat them wherever you want. So if YOU want Japanese and they want American then just decide where to meet to eat. We've taken fish & chips from England all the way to the seating at Japan so that one of our party can have sushi....and we've done other mix and match meals as well. No one has ever looked at us strange or asked us to not take up table space when we bought food somewhere else....in fact I see people sitting at these QS eating the lunch they brought from home! Especially at Yorkshire Fish...it's such a lovely spot to eat.

    Something you might try to see if your picky eaters might become a little more adventurous...do an "Around the World meal".....stop at each country and order one item to share. It's not a commitment by anyone to a whole meal, so try one bite and if you don't like it, no problem, we'll have something in a few minutes at the next country. While I know there are kids with food issues, a lot of time kids are scared to try something new in case they won't like it.....and so they miss out on something that might be a favorite if they would just try.

    We actually do this quite often not because the girls are picky eaters, but because we want EVERYTHING, lol.....so we get one meal and share it amongst the 3 of us at several countries and by the time we're done we've had a sample of almost all our favorites but no one is moaning over eating too much! We travel a lot and find that even outside Disney this is a good strategy....when we aren't sure if we're going to like something we just get one serving to try....if it's great we can all get more....if it's so-so or ugh, we just move on to something else. We've tried things in foreign countries that I would never have even considered.....because we know it's just a few bites between the 3 or 4 of us, so it's not really even a waste of money because by the time everyone has a bite or two it's almost gone anyway, lol.

    Now Dole Whips....get your own, this one is mine!
  20. Cafeen

    Cafeen DIS Veteran

    Jul 24, 2009
    The pizza window is only open during certain, high crowd times (I didn't check when the OP was going, if it was even listed), so this may not be an option. Also, as a warning, it is not the same as the pizza served inside of Via Napoli, but rather standard "Disney Pizza" which tends to get so-so reviews (and that's putting it nicely ;)).
  21. Blessedwith3boys

    Blessedwith3boys Mouseketeer

    Apr 11, 2013
    I agree....I can't wait to eat the Fish and Chips from the UK in September!!!

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