Hi all. I've spent basically the last week of my life reading this board in anticipation of my first trip to Tokyo. I'll spare you the usual questions as I think almost anything I could ask has already been answered. I've got a couple of spots picked out but for the most part I'm just going to look for somewhere that looks promising whenever I get hungry. The one place that I know I will be spending a few days at is the Tokyo Disney Resort area. For better or worse I have no real choice on that so I figured I'd make the best of it.
Perhaps not surprisingly I can't find anything on the boards about where the tastiest places to eat (either sit down or counter service) are. The other Disney places I've been to have had a surprisingly large number of tasty eateries hidden amongst the usual touristy options. Does anyone have a favorite place to eat at any of the parks?
Thank you for your time!
Ikspiari Mall (http://www.ikspiari.com/shop/shops/ca... ) is part of Tokyo Disney Resort but not inside either of the parks. I don't know what your budget or interests are, but there are several dozen restaurants with various specialties to choose from. Click on the "Town Map" link to see the listings in English.
re: Robb S
Thanks gents. I had no luck on Disboards but then I stumbled on the most ridiculously phototastic trip report of someone's TDR stay that I now feel sufficiently prepared. It seems like there are many food items that qualify as tasty though none that are must-haves (other than perhaps the numerous popcorn options). Ikspiari definitely expands the options quite a bit. Now back to immerse myself into the Japan board. I have far more restaurant recommendations than I could ever hope to eat at even with a year in Tokyo. I'm jealous. I wish I could say that Tampa Bay had similarly strong options.
You might be better off asking this on Mice Chat, which has the most extensive English-language forum I've seen regarding TDL.
For my part, I didn't have anything special in my two days there nor have I heard of anything worth going out of your way for. For themeing, most insiders would go to Magellan's in Disney Sea and the Queen of Hearts Banquet Hall in DL.
However, if you have a mind to go to Namjatown, which is a two-story indoor theme park in Sunshine City (Ikebukuro area), then I highly recommend Gyoza Stadium and the Ice Cream Republic. Food at Gyoza Stadium (a dozen gyoza and snack vendors selected from throughout Japan) is very high quality.