Restaurants at Epcot: Which are the Best?

September 27, 2017

From Canada to Japan, the U.K. to Mexico and beyond, take your taste buds on a world tour with the restaurants at Epcot.

While Epcot has some of Walt Disney World’s top rides including Test Track and Soarin’, let’s be honest—we all go for the food. Where else can you sample authentic cuisine from around the world in a single day?

To make the most of your trip, grab a table at any of the best 15 restaurants in Epcot (listed in no particular order):

Share a meal with your favorite Disney friends at the Garden Grill in Epcot.

The Garden Grill (The Land)

While not located in the World Showcase area of Epcot, the Garden Grill is an exceptional dining choice for families. This lively restaurant located in The Land offers a character dining experience featuring Chip n’ Dale and their friends. Plus, this farm-fresh restaurant rotates!

Tokyo Dining (Japan)

Displaying the traditions of Japanese hospitality, cuisine, and culture, Tokyo Dining is an upscale restaurant with an expansive menu. Try the sushi and sashimi along with some sake (if of the appropriate age.) You’ll be able to watch the chefs create culinary works of art as they make your meal.

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Spice Road Table (Morocco)

If dining at night, this outdoor restaurant offers the perfect view of Epcot’s IllumiNations fireworks display. The delicious Moroccan menu features small plates to share, entrees, and a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to choose from. Do note that a kids menu is not available and seating is entirely outdoors.

Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar (Italy)

While not technically a restaurant, Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar does serve small plates with meats, cheeses, pasta, paninis, and more to compliment your wine selection. With a rustic decor, Tutto Gusto transports you to Italy for a wine tasting you’ll never forget! Considering you have more than 200 Italian wines to choose from, you’ll want to get a plate or two.

Rose & Crown Dining Room (U.K.)

This full-service, family-friendly pub serves typical British pub fare including fish and chips, vegetable cottage pie, and bangers and mash. The pub features an extensive list of brews on draft, along with a kids dining menu to help everyone enjoy a bit of the U.K.’s finest food.

Experience fine dining and hospitality at Chefs de France.

Chefs de France (France)

Featuring intricate decor and a menu filled with Parisian delights, Chefs de France is a wonderful choice for dinner reservations. In addition to the ambiance, guests are treated to spectacular views depending on their table location. If of age, browse through the extensive list of fine French wines.

Biergarten (Germany)

Speaking of beer… Of all the restaurants at Epcot, everyone loves the Biergarten in Germany! With the rowdy entertainment, a massive buffet of German cuisine, and seemingly endless list of beer and wine, the family-style restaurant is quite popular among visitors. This restaurant offers communal seating, so you may be seated with another family visiting the park.

La Hacienda de San Ángel (México)

Top shelf margaritas. Authentic Mexican cuisine. Spectacular waterfront views. You can’t beat a meal at La Hacienda de San Angel. This immersive Epcot restaurant boasts fresh, colorful ingredients that pack a world of flavor into each bite. As with all restaurants at Epcot, reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance and are highly recommended due to the restaurant’s popularity.

Nine Dragons Restaurant (China)

If you’re craving Chinese cuisine, schedule your reservations at Nine Dragons Restaurant. In addition to the delectable food, the decor and hospitality at this restaurant are exquisite. The menu also includes a wide array of themed alcoholic beverages for guests of age to try.

Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria (Italy)

Do authentic Italian pasta, pizza, and appetizers sound up your alley? If so, head to Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria in Italy while touring the World Showcase. Whether you grab a quick bite of pizza or take your time savoring the pasta and an after dinner tiramisu, this pizzeria is a top restaurant choice in Epcot.

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Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Norway)

Providing guests with a taste of Norway cuisine and Disney magic, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is the place to go for character dining. All of your favorite princesses dine at this royal hall, including Cinderella, Belle, and Aurora! This is an incredibly popular choice among families, so place your reservations ASAP.

Le Cellier (Canada)

For the finest steaks and seafood in Epcot, reserve a table at Le Cellier in Canada. On top of the freshest seasonal Canadian cuisine around, the restaurant also boasts decor reminiscent of a top-notch, North American steakhouse. Save room for dessert or one of the many specialty drinks from the region.

Tutto Italia Ristorante (Italy)

Italy houses several of the best restaurants at Epcot, including Tutto Italia Ristorante. Sit back and relax as the scents and ambiance of Old World Italy surround you. From fish to chicken, pasta to fresh salads, feast your eyes on this extravagant menu of Italian fare. Do not miss the gelato for dessert!

Entertainment and dining combine at Teppan Edo.

Teppan Edo (Japan)

Watch in awe as master Japanese chefs prepare your meal right in front of your eyes. At Teppan Edo, you can order everything from sushi rolls to teriyaki dishes. Although these chefs put on quite the show, the real work of art is what will be sitting on your plate after they finish cooking!

Restaurant Marrakesh (Morocco)

You’re in for a great time at Restaurant Marrakesh! Belly dancers entertain guests while they dine on authentic Moroccan plates such as kebabs, couscous, and roast lamb. For the kids, the restaurant provides a delicious children’s menu with chicken fingers, burgers, and more.

Tips for Dining in Restaurants at Epcot

Make Reservations Early
Although you can walk in and request a table, most restaurants at Epcot, aside from the snack carts, cafes, and bars, are booked up well in advance. Restaurant reservations can be made up to 180 days before your trip, so request your table as early as possible. This guarantees your family will dine at a top Epcot restaurant during your trip.

Abandon Your Comfort Zone
If you know you love pasta, it’s all too easy to choose one of the Italian restaurants and go on with your day. Since the World Showcase in Epcot is meant to expose guests to new cultures, cuisines, and world history, why not try a new type of cuisine? If you’ve never had Moroccan kebabs, Japanese sushi, or dined at a Canadian steakhouse, now’s the time to try it!

Dine During IllumiNations
Often, people prefer to dine before or after Epcot’s miraculous fireworks show. However, if you’ve seen it before or aren’t too interested, make your dinner reservations during this timeframe. Plus, with many restaurants offering premium views of the show, you won’t have to miss it after all!

Talk to Your Waiters
Many of the employees at the World Showcase in Epcot are from that region or country. If you notice that your particular waiter or host is from that country, politely strike up a conversation and learn more about the world around you.

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