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If I could give this place 10 stars I would. Went three weeks ago (Jan. 2013) on a limb looking for something different. The hubby had lunch at Germany but bratwurst and beer just isn't my thing. This counter service restaurant wasn't crowded, very serene place even the trail to get to it, extremely nice cast members. I had the Udon (regular) and the Okonomi pancake. I can still taste everything three weeks later, it was amazing. Going there first next time I go to EPCOT...only so I can go again on my way out. Truly delicious and great service. Didn't get the green tea ice cream but it looked good.
The new Katsura Grill has just opened, replacing the old Yakitori House. This is a quick service option in the Japanese pavilion of the World Showcase at Epcot. I can hardly wait to try those Japanese pancakes, they sound yummy -- and the Edamame which I already love!
Me and my husband ate here last May. We were on the dinning plan. The food was of good quality for quick service. I had the terrayki chicken and my husband had the sushi. We especially loved the ginger cake we got for dessert. This is a great place to go if you are looking for a quick place to eat lunch. Me and my husband were the only ones who chose to eat inside the resturant when we stopped by for a quick bite.
My boyfriend and I love the taste of Japanese food. While the selection here is mostly "American-Japanese" (trust me, Japanese regional flavors and dishes are much more elegant and unique) it is inexpensive, fresh, authentic as it can get, and very tasty! I always get the miso soup with the sushi (although I wish they served the spicy tuna roll that they offer during EPCOT's Food and Wine Festival) with iced green tea and my boyfriend either gets the combo or the Teriyaki chicken. If you're over 21, try their warm or cold sake or Takara plum wine (yum!). Eating inside the restaurant is romantic imo because of the open windows, but if the weather isn't too hot, try eating outside by the koi fish pond. PSSST--- this is especially romantic and beautiful if it is spring--June time because the trees bloom with pretty pink cherry blossoms! All in all, recommended! Maybe a bit biased, but definitely worth your try.
When searching for a counter-service location at WDW the choices are usually pretty limited.........some type of sandwich, hamburger etc. (although I must say that WDW has made great strides in remedying this lately). Epcot is and always has been the exception to that rule. My favorite among the sans-burger locations is most definitely Yakitori House. My favorite offering is the Japanese Curry (not to hot, but just right), while my husband never seems to get enough of the Teriyaki Chicken (I've even seen him go back for ANOTHER order!). Inside table arrangements are a bit cramped, I would not recommend it if it is a crowded day and it's raining (everyone hovers inside). However, if the weather is nice, dining outside by the water is a perfect compliment to the great food. If they had more room within the in-door dining area, I'd give this location a solid 5 in the counter service category.
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