Sushi in WDW

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by ratcatshell, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. ratcatshell

    ratcatshell <font color=FF99FF>Touched by the Tag Fairy!

    Jul 20, 2000
    OK, we are going in December during free dining and probably going to upgrade to Deluxe. Where should we go for sushi? I have searched the forum for reviews on Wolf Gang Puck Dining Room (my daughter loved the idea of the lobster maki roll) but I can't seem to find any reviews. I have seen that alot of people seem to like California Grill for the sushi. I myself don't eat it so a resturante with regular options would be appreciated. Any suggestions?
  2. JimmyV

    JimmyV Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas.

    Jun 4, 2008
    The California Grill will still be open in December, but you may have a tough time getting a reservation. However, if your group is small, you can find space at either the bar or the counter of the open kitchen to sit, as those areas do not take reservations. The sushi at the California Grill is quite good.

    There is "take away" sushi in the Polynesian Great Ceremonial Hut (lobby) up on the second floor right by the monorail entrance. That is all they sell, so it wouldn't be a place to go for people who don't want sushi, but others could do take out at Capt'n Cook's. (Capt'n Cooks also sells sushi, but AVOID).

    Kona, (the sit down restaurant just to the right of the sushi counter in the Poly) also has sushi on the menu and it is good. And that restaurant serves plenty of other things as well.

    Kimono's in the Swan Hotel has excellent sushi, but the rest of the menu is limited. Still, there is stuff there for a non-sushi eater.

    If going just for sushi, my preference would be:
    Kimono's (bigger selection than California Grill)
    California Grill (excellent sushi and a great view)
    Polynesian walk-away stand.

    If going for sushi and needing a place with alternatives, my preference would be:
    California Grill

    All that said, I have not been to Wolfgang Puck's in a while, so I won't comment on the sushi, one way or the other. I am certain that others have opinions.
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  4. Karabee

    Karabee DIS Veteran

    Jul 1, 2011
    Kimonos is amazing - but unfortunately the menu is limited. There are rolls that are not raw fish though if you can do cooked seafood (something to think about). Kimonos is also not on the Dining Plan so that's probably out.

    My top choice for you would be California Grill based on the need of sushi and something else. The sushi/sashimi at CG is absolutely wonderful and you can find something too :)
  5. smiths02

    smiths02 DIS Veteran

    Feb 13, 2009
    What about Tokyo Dining? Is the sushi good there?
    They also have tempura and grilled meat selections
  6. psac

    psac DIS Veteran

    Jan 2, 2009
    Definitely California Grill (keep trying to get an ADR if you decide here, people cancel all the time, especially closer to the date), or Kona. At Kona when you sit they'll ask if you want the sushi menu as well. You can see the sushi menu on all ears, some items are a little un-traditional (Hawaiian spin), but it's very good. Their non-sushi food is excellent for a non-signature. California Grill food is generally excellent, period.
  7. Mackie Mouse

    Mackie Mouse Even my dog loves Disney

    Oct 14, 2008
    Another vote for Cali Grill here! My personal recommendation is to do a really late dinner so you can enjoy both sushi and the Wishes fireworks...the view is unparalleled up there! The sushi is also delish - we had a great roll resembling a rainbow roll when we went there. Yum.
  8. disfan33

    disfan33 Mouseketeer

    Jun 17, 2011
    Yet another vote for California Grill! We were there one week ago and the Spicy Kazan roll was to die for! Their flatbreads are also wonderful.
  9. gatour

    gatour DIS Veteran

    Mar 14, 2002
    I would go with Tokyo Dining.

    California Grill is excellent but can be hard to get into.

    Wolfgang's used to be great, but it now has its up and down moments.

    Kimona's is good but kind of weird atmosphere.
  10. jfinke

    jfinke DIS Veteran

    Mar 26, 2003
    Kimono's has the best overall sushi on site, IMHO. But, as others have mentioned, there is not a whole lot else. You are going to go there for the shushi.
    Lots of people like CaliGrill and I have had it several times, but I don't get the hype.
    Kona Cafe is similar, though I think you can actually sit at the sushi bar and order by piece.
    I only had it one time in Japan and I thought it was pretty good.
  11. ahutton

    ahutton WDW Bride Dec 6, 1996

    Jun 1, 2000
    We love Tokyo Dining - great sushi and good other Japanese options too.
  12. B-Ride

    B-Ride Getting My Disney Fix

    Apr 7, 2008
    I would recommend Kona Cafe. For people who don't like sushi the food at Kona is fabulous (our favourite at WDW). For people who do like sushi you can ask to order from the sushi menu from the Kona Island Sushi Bar which looked pretty amazing although I can't vouch for the sushi as we all ate from the regular menu.
  13. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=

    Feb 28, 2007
    We're doing Kona Cafe too. DS and I love sushi but the rest don't. We'll order from the sushi bar and have it brought over. Everybody wins.

    We thought the sushi at Cal Grill was really good.
  14. Princess_taffy05

    Princess_taffy05 Mouseketeer

    Aug 6, 2007
    Our friends rave about Kimono's. Can't wait to try!
  15. amberpi

    amberpi DIS Veteran

    Jul 13, 2012
    For best sushi it's kimono's hands down, for the atmosphere give the nod to cal grill. For an in park opition, tokyo dining works.

    Enjoy your trip!

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