Watching chefs cook


Life is short. Live it well.
Sep 12, 2008
Kobes Japanese Steakhouse has guests seated around a table, and the chef cooks every meal right in front of you. Very entertaining and super fun. They will often juggle eggs or knives, create volcanos on the grill, and a fire show is almost guaranteed.


"It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess."
Sep 6, 2003
Which restaurants will let my budding chef grandson watch them cook?
Other than ones that cook at your table, unless it is an open kitchen (ie: windows or bar built to watch) I don't think any restaurant can let him in a kitchen to watch.

Research for open kitchen restaurants.


Jul 1, 2003
Last time we went we were able to sit at the counter and watch the Chef's cook at Flying fish....don't know if they will still be doing that when they open though! V & A did too but you'd be paying premium $$$$$$.


DIS Veteran
Apr 25, 2014
I think Via Napoli in Epcot has an open kitchen. If you ask for a table close to it he can watch the chefs make pizza. I haven't been but maybe someone else can comment about how much you can really see into it.

Brian Noble

Gratefully in Recovery
Mar 23, 2004
There are a handful of high-top chairs around the appetizer station at Jiko. These might be hard to get though; I think they are popular. I was there for my 50th birthday, but it was a solo trip so it was easier to get a chair there.

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