What’s the Best Sushi in Disney World? These 8 Will Help You Decide

Sushi lovers unite! Because today I’m going to talk all about the best sushi in Disney World. And let’s be honest, I already know what you *might*  thinking: can theme park sushi actually be good?!

And luckily the answer is YES; times ten! That’s right, believe it or not there’s 10 places at the most Magical Place On Earth for you to enjoy the best sushi Walt Disney World has to offer. Some of which are Michelin-starred and Zagat rated!

So let’s start listing them, because my tummy is already rumbling with excitement!

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1. Morimoto Asia (Disney Springs)

If you’re a true sushi extraordinaire, then you must have heard of Chef Morimoto. AKA the Michelin award winning Japanese sushi chef!

Well, in addition to his world renown sushi restaurants in Napa, CA; Las Vegas, NV; and Philadelphia, PA; as of 2015, Morimoto Asia touched down in Disney Springs. Which obviously tops the best sushi at Disney World list!

Morimoto Asia Sushi Nigiri Chefs Choice. Best sushi in Disney World.
Nigiri and Sushi

Open for lunch and dinner, Morimoto Asia is a two-story restaurant where you’ll enjoy the traditional Japanese decor and high-end interior design almost as much as the food! 

Morimoto guests can choose from 5 different sushi/sashimi platters for larger parties (ranging from $55 – $110), or 8 different sushi rolls ($16 – $19) as well as dim sum, a selection of soups, noodles, fried rice, and unique nightly dessert specials like green tea matcha cheesecake.

Morimoto Asia Toro Tuna Tartare in Disney Springs
Morimoto Asia Toro Tuna Tartare in Disney Springs

Oh, and just in case you’re not impressed yet, I can’t forget to mention an EXTENSIVE wine, beer, cocktail, and sake list!

  • Price Range: $$$
  • Google Review: 4.0 Stars
  • Fan Favorite Sushi Item: Spicy Tuna Roll and Spider Roll
  • A Fan Favorite Non-Sushi Item: Morimoto Gomoku Fried Rice
  • Reservation Recommended: Yes!

2. Kimonos (Swan Resort)

When it comes to Kimonos, it’s not just me saying that it’s got some of the best sushi at Disney World, they’ve also got awards to back them up!  Like being named Citysearch’s “Best Hotel Bar” and Orlando Magazine’s “Top Sushi Restaurant.”

Swan and Dolphin Hotel Resort with Friendship Boat at Disney
Swan and Dolphin Hotel Resort with Friendship Boat at Disney

Sushi lovers will be enamored with the dark teawood, traditional Japanese decor, and obviously, they’ll love the menu even more. They’ve got specialty cocktails, malt whiskeys, and sakes galore! 

Plus they have a great mix of traditional and non-traditional rolls, like the bagel roll and jalapeño roll, just to name a few.

Kimonos at Swan Resort Walt Disney World

So great sushi, upscale decor…what else could you want? Well, how about sing-along karaoke every Thursday night?! 

Yup! Kimonos is DEFINITELY the perfect balance of traditional Japanese food and culture, spiced up with some modern day twists!

  • Price Range: $$
  • Google Review: 4.4 Stars
  • Fan Favorite Sushi Item: Cajun Roll
  • A Fan Favorite Non-Sushi Item: Mochi Ice Cream
  • Reservation Recommended: Yes

3. Tokyo Dining (Epcot)

Next up on the list is actually inside a Disney World Park – Epcot! So yes, park admission to Epcot will be needed to enjoy Tokyo Dining’s delicious sushi selection.  

Epcot Japanese Restaurant Tokyo Dining View of Sushi Chefs

And more specifically, guests who love a simple sushi menu that sticks to the classics will certainly love Tokyo Dining; especially vegetarian sushi lovers! 

The California Roll, Vegetable Roll, and Shrimp Tempura Roll will appeal to traditional sushi lovers, while those who are looking for a little more adventure will love the Volcano Roll and Spicy Crunch Roll; which is topped with Tokyo Dining’s exclusive Volcano Sauce!

And, just like the first two picks on this best sushi at Disney World list, the décor is upscale and traditional. Although keep in mind that Tokyo Dining is inside of Epcot so casual park attire and the hustle and bustle of lots of hungry families should be expected! 

  • Price Range: $$$
  • Google Review: 4.6 Stars
  • Fan Favorite Sushi Item: Volcano Roll
  • A Fan Favorite Non-Sushi Item: Salmon Poke Bowl
  • Reservation Recommended: Yes

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4. Takumi Tei (Epcot)

Another great place to have sushi at Disney is located inside of Epcot, Takumi Tei is for those sushi lovers who don’t mind spending a pretty penny! (Yeah, we’re talking like $50 plus per person, before tip.)

Takumi Tei Japanese Restaurant Epcot
Takumi Tei Japanese Restaurant Epcot

And although we’ve put this on our best sushi at Disney World list, one of the reasons that Takumi Tei is a guest favorite is because of its diverse menu, which includes wayyyy more than just sushi. 

Decadent dishes like duck, Wagyu beef, and a $150 prix fixe tasting menu make for a difficult ordering decision!

Takumi Tei Epcot Japanese Restaurant Sushi. Best sushi in Disney World.

Basically, if you’re eating at Takumi Tei, expect AMAZING Japanese cuisine that goes far beyond your traditional sushi rolls! …In fact, don’t expect your run-of-the-mill California or Spicy Tuna rolls AT ALL.

But of course, you don’t just go to Takumi Tei for the amazing, innovative food. Inside the five story pagoda that is Takumi Tei, there are five themed rooms:

  1. Water
  2. Wood
  3. Earth
  4. Stone
  5. Washi Paper
Takumi Tei Japanese Restaurant Epcot Elements in Hallway
Artwork representing the 5 elements.

So yeah…you might just have to eat here five different times to experience each natural element!

  • Price Range: $$$$
  • Google Review: 4.8 Stars
  • Fan Favorite Sushi Item: Temari Sushi (Chef-selected assortment of oceanic delicacies)
  • A Fan Favorite Non-Sushi Item: Kamo (A luxurious marinated duck in a grape reduction)
  • Reservation Recommended: Yes

5. Kona Island/Kona Café (Polynesian Resort)

When it comes to Kona Island, think “bar” more than “restaurant.” Because this quick service bar style eatery is limited in terms of its menu and seating. Guests looking for the best sushi at Disney World should only come here if they’re interested in a Spicy Tuna Roll or California Roll – cuz that’s all they got!

Kona Cafe Sushi Polynesian Resort Walt Disney World. Best sushi in Disney World.

Other items available at Kona Island include coffees, cappuccinos, and desserts, which definitely make for a good quick eat option on a chill resort hopping or poolside day. Or, if you want to get rid of that sushi craving for less than $20! 

Kona Cafe Polynesian Resort Walt Disney World

You can also eat at the full service restaurant adjacet to the bar called Kona Café.

  • Price Range: $
  • Google Review: 4 Stars
  • Fan Favorite Sushi Item: Spicy Tuna Roll
  • A Fan Favorite Non-Sushi Item: Key Lime Mini Pie
  • Reservation Recommended: Not available

6. Splitsville (Disney Springs)

If you’re looking for a traditional Japanese sushi experience, then we’ll be honest, Splitsville is not it. But, that doesn’t mean they don’t boast some of the most unique and delicious sushi at Disney.

In fact, believe it or not, Splitsville has 13 different fresh sushi roll options and three different sushi platters – great for…wait for it…SPLITTING!

Splitsville Bowling Alley at Disney Springs

Basically, if you’re headed to Splitsville, it’s not just for some of the best sushi at Disney World, it’s also for a GREAT TIME! Shoot some pool balls, reserve a bowling lane, watch the latest game…Splitsville is basically two floors of good clean fun, and delicious food!

Plus, if you’re looking for a place with a diverse, yummy menu, Splitsville is it!  They’ve got sushi and LOTS of twists on American favorites like pizzas, burgers, salads, and INSANE desserts. In short, there’s something for EVERYONE to enjoy at Splitsville in Disney Springs!

  • Price Range: $$
  • Google Review: 4.4 Stars
  • Fan Favorite Sushi Item: Aloha Roll
  • A Fan Favorite Non-Sushi Item: Donut Supreme
  • Reservation Recommended: Not Necessary – unless you want to bowl too!

7. California Grill (Contemporary Resort)

For many Disney fans, California Grill is not just on their best sushi at Disney World bucket list, but on their overall Disney Dining bucket list!

Disney view from California Grill
Photo Credit: Disney Co.

This classy restaurant is located on the tippy top of the Contemporary Resort, and has floor to ceiling windows that overlook Magic Kingdom, which is especially magical during the nightly firework display. And of course, a dress code i.e. non-theme park attire, is enforced.

Dragon Roll Tempura Shrimp at California Grill Restaurant. Best sushi in Disney World.
Dragon Roll Tempura Shrimp at California Grill Restaurant: Photo Credit: Disney Co.

Once you’ve passed the dress code check and have been escorted into the private California Grill-only elevator though, your magical dining experience has only just begun! Artisanal pizzas made in a wood-burning oven, a selection of high-quality seafood and beef, and of course hand-rolled sushi await.

  • Price Range: $$$$
  • Google Review: 4.6 Stars
  • Fan Favorite Sushi Item: Creamsicle Roll
  • A Fan Favorite Non-Sushi Item: Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli
  • Reservation Recommended: 100% Yes!

8. Teppan Edo (Epcot)

Love dinner and a show?! Then Teppan Edo in Epcot is for you. Located above the beloved Mitsukoshi Department Store in the Japan Pavilion, Teppan Edo is a hibachi style restaurant that offers so much more than just some of the best sushi at Disney World.

Epcot Japanese Restaurant Teppan Edo chef cooking hibachi

Spicy calamari, miso soup, and filet mignon are just a couple of reasons to eat at Teppan Edo. Plus the “family-style,” light-hearted atmosphere, where you get to socialize with your talented chef and fellow table mates!

  • Price Range: $$$
  • Google Review: 4.5 Stars
  • Fan Favorite Sushi Item: Sushi Sampler
  • A Fan Favorite Non-Sushi Item: Ebi (10 grilled shrimp served with Sunomono Salad, udon noodles, vegetables, and steamed white rice)
  • Reservation Recommended: Yes

Honorable Mentions

Rainy day in Japan Pavilion At Epcot Orlando Florida

Katsura Grill (Epcot)

Need to get rid of that sushi craving in a hurry, without breaking the bank? Then Katsura Grill in the Japan Pavilion is for you!

This quick service location offers quick eats for $15 or less, including sushi, ramen, and a wide selection of teriyaki!  

Epcot Japanese Restaurant Katsura Grill Entrance
  • Price Range: $
  • Google Review: 3.9 Stars
  • Fan Favorite Sushi Item: Tokyo Sushi Combo
  • A Fan Favorite Non-Sushi Item: Japanese Curry Udon
  • Reservation Recommended: Not available at this Quick Service Dining location

Kabuki Cafe (Epcot)

Another quick service option available in Epcot’s Japan Pavilion is Kabuki Cafe. This outdoor stand will likely have even shorter lines than Katsura Grill, PLUS delicious options for those ThemeParkHipsters with sweet tooth’s!

Epcot Japanese Restaurant Kabuki Café Menu

In addition to being able to grab a California Roll, Spicy Tuna Roll, or Tokyo Sushi for $11 or less, you can also get smoothies, ice cream, and green tea matcha lattes!

  • Price Range: $
  • Google Review: 4.5 Stars
  • Fan Favorite Sushi Item: Tokyo Sushi
  • A Fan Favorite Non-Sushi Item: Kakigori (DELICIOUS flavored shaved ice!)
  • Reservation Recommended: Not available at this Quick Service Dining location

What to Know Before You Go

Epcot Japanese Pavilion outdoor area view

Are all of these Disney World sushi  eateries open with current COVID restrictions?

Unfortunately, as of June 2021, not ALL of these Disney dining options are open yet, but many are! Our tip? Search your desired restaurant ahead of time here, to check it’s current hours, availability, and menus!

What if I have severe allergies or dietary restrictions?

Whether you’re concerned about eating at one of these sushi restaurants at Disney World, or just on Disney property in general, our message is the same: fear not!

Kona Island and Kona Cafe Sushi at Disney World. Best sushi in Disney World.

Disney World is famous for being the MOST accommodating when it comes to dietary restrictions. So long as you inform your server at the beginning of the meal, the staff will work with you to ensure you can dine enjoyably and safely! 

Believe it or not, even though you might think Disney World chefs are extremely busy, it’s not out of the norm for them to come visit your table to discuss your dietary concerns with you. That way you can enjoy your delicious meal with peace of mind!

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I’m new to eating sushi – what is the best sushi at Disney World for me to try?!

Brand new to the sushi game, ThemeParkHipster? I love to hear it!  Typically first time sushi adventurers go for the California Roll since it’s got the most tame ingredients. Namely white rice, sesame seeds, crab or imitation crab, seaweed, and avocado.

Festival of the Arts Japan Chirasi Sushi and Haupia Pearl. Best sushi in Disney World
Festival of the Arts Japan Chirasi Sushi and Haupia Pearl

And don’t fear! Even though seaweed and crab/imitation crab are part of the ingredients, there’s no “overly” fishy or yucky seafood taste! Trust us when we say it’s the perfect introductory sushi roll.

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Disney Dining Tips

We know that getting that perfect Disney Dining reservation can be frustrating. So here’s our favorite tips and tricks!

1. Reserve 6 months in advance, when possible

Yup, that’s right. Disney accepts reservations 180 days in advance, and a lot of Disney fans take advantage of that fact, so you should too! Log into your My Disney Experience App 180 days in advance to start reserving!

2. Make More Reservations than You Need!

Ok, so this one is a little selfish, but hear me out. You can make AS MANY Disney Dining reservations as you want up to 24 hours before your visit. Then, once you’re within that 24 hour window, you will be charged a late cancellation fee/no show fee if you don’t attend.

Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs with Saki Sangria and Sushi
Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs with Saki Sangria and Sushi

So my advice? If you’re stuck between a few different restaurant options during your trip, make multiple reservations 180 days in advance, and then cancel the ones you don’t want as you solidify your plans.

As long as you do so more than 24 hours in advance of the reservation, there’s no penalty!

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3. Keep checking back!

Can’t find the reservation you wanted? Don’t fret, simply check the My Disney Experience App or Disney Dining website frequently, because they both update in real time; meaning if someone cancels a reservation you’ll see it immediately and can snag it!

Pink Snow Drink and Sushi Donut in Japan at Epcot Festival of the Arts
Sushi Donut

Additionally, check different times and party amounts. Really want to eat at 1 p.m. for a party of 3? Check 1:15 p.m. for a party of 4. Oftentimes minor changes like this open up new reservation availability that you never saw before!

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Wrapping Up…

Well ThemeParkHipsters, my goal was to give you as many best sushi at Disney World restaurants as I could think of… How did I do?

I wanted to make sure that I offered you lots of diverse options, from cheaper quick service locations, to high end Japanese cuisine, because no two ThemeParkHipsters are the same!

Best Sushi in Disney World with Cinderella Castle
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So now, you HAVE to let us know in the comment below…Which of these Disney World restaurants are your favorite? Did we leave any of the top sushi spots out? Let us know in the comments below!

Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!

About the Author

Gina Arfi Disney Writer at ThemeParkHipster

Gina is a former Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line Cast Member who enjoys reliving the magic by writing helpful tips and tricks for future guests! 

Check out more about her Disney adventures and writing endeavors at www.ginaarfi.net.

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