Ikspiari Restaurants

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  1. Princess Madeleine

    Princess Madeleine Earning My Ears

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    Just wondering if there's a consensus on good restaurants in Ikspiari or if I should plan to stick to eating in the parks. I'm having a hard time finding pricing and reviews in English without digging a bunch.

    As a note, we are not big on seafood but will give it a shot if it's very well done, and I've already got the Ramen place (Ippudo, I believe) on my short list. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. addiemon

    addiemon Snarky Princess of Oz

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    Ippudo is a big ramen chain in Japan- and definitely a super solid pick!

    You might, like me, find the idea of eating at an Australia-based Mexican restaurant in Japan entertaining and consider Guzman y Gomez. Don't. The food's super boring and a waste of good calories in Japan IMO, unless you're desperate for some basic tacos.

    Mare Cucina was pretty solid. We had a good meal there, though nothing super memorable or worth writing home about.

    That's all I've been to so far at Ikspiari so I don't have any thoughts or suggestions on the other places. ^^ You'll find better prices and a calmer environment than the parks, but mostly we ate at the parks for convenience / more time there. For in-park restaurants, I like Vulcania at the volcano in Disney Sea (Asian, mostly Chinese dishes - they usually have a good chef plate special) and Restaurant Hokusai in Disneyland (seriously the best katsu I've ever had, it practically melted in my mouth). :)
     
  3. Princess Madeleine

    Princess Madeleine Earning My Ears

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    I hail from the land of amazing Tex-Mex, so I think I'll take your advice on the Mexican food! Lol

    I will definitely check out those in park restaurants, those sound awesome! Thank you!
     
  4. disneyphx

    disneyphx Mouseketeer

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    Ippudo is the only 'real' restaurant we ate at there. We ate there on a crazy busy crowded day in the parks, where even food carts had 30 minute lines.....
    We did eat at the Ikspiari food court on the night we arrived - a reasonable amount of choice, so the group of 5 could all get what they felt like. Kind of akin to a mall foodcourt in the US.
    Somehow in all my pre-trip reading, I had not quite processed that Ikspiari is kind of a 'local mall' - it is a bit like downtown Disney, but I found it more akin to a huge mall like Houston Galleria or Scottsdale Fashion Square that have good restaurants in them.
     
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    gelatoni fan Mouseketeer

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    I've had Ippudo and Tonkatsu Wako at other places. Both chains are well liked by foreigners and fit the bill for good, inexpensive Japanese food on TDR property. A lot of people like the food court in the basement and I like the udon place. I've also had the bar like restaurant right in front of the fountain facing Maihama station. I think it's a bit expensive but the food is good and it's open late. Usually, I'm arriving after park closing so I try to grab whatever I can from the grocery store and eat it before heading off.
     
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