EPCOT is known for its amazing food. And with 11 different countries represented in World Showcase, each having their own selections of food and drinks available, how could it NOT be amazing?
There are some very popular restaurants around the park, like Chefs de France and Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie in the France pavilion and La Cantina de San Angel in the Mexico pavilion. But some people walk right by other great options. Check out these underrated EPCOT restaurants that you need to STOP skipping in this park!
We’re heading around the world to find all those underrated restaurants. Let’s start in the Norway pavilion and work our way around World Showcase.
We know that a lot of people LOVE Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie, which is a bakery located in the France pavilion. But you might not realize that there’s another amazing bakery located all the way across World Showcase in Norway, called Kringla Bakeri og Kafe.
This spot is not to be missed, and you definitely have to try the traditional School Bread when you visit. We also really enjoy the Troll Horn, which is a puff pastry horn filled with orange marmalade cream! (Also, that almond ring cookie is very tasty. OK sorry, we’ll stop now.)
So on your way out of the Frozen Ever After ride, make sure to pop in and check out the delicious options available here.
Nine Dragons is a table service restaurant in the China pavilion, and it features Cantonese, Mongolian, Szechuan, Hunan and Kiangche-style dishes.
Reviews for Nine Dragons have been mixed, and we’ve heard people say that the food is a little too much like basic Americanized Chinese food. But you can actually get some pretty delicious and even spicy dishes here, plus the dessert menu has a couple of exciting options (red bean ice cream, anyone?).
If you love Chinese food and are looking for a relaxing dinner with great views of EPCOT’s World Showcase, we think you’ll have a great experience here.
Make sure to try their Spicy Mala Beef if you’re looking for something with a bit of a kick!
Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria is serving up authentic pizza in the Italy pavilion, with three HUGE pizza ovens named after Italian volcanoes.
You might think “pizza? in EPCOT? with so much other great food around?” but just hear us out. This is not normal pizza. This restaurant actually imports ingredients specially to make the pies as authentic as possible.
This is a great option if you want some delicious, high-quality food while satisfying any picky eaters or little kids at the same time. In short, everyone wins!
Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue is a relatively new restaurant in the American Adventures pavilion. It’s got barbecue from different regions in America, like Memphis Dry-Rub Pork Ribs, Sliced Texas Beef Brisket Sandwich, and Kansas City Half-Smoked Chicken.
People tend to walk by this restaurant, either because it’s newer so they don’t realize it’s there or because they think it’ll just be mediocre barbecue (which, we’ll admit, you can usually find at other bbq joints in Disney World). But in our experience, the food here has really impressed us.
The sauces and sides especially have been very tasty, and we love that there are SO many different options for drinks at this spot as well.
Takumi-Tei is a table service restaurant in the Japan pavilion with theming inspired by the country’s natural beauty. Even if you don’t come here to eat, you might want to stop by to just see the gorgeous decor.
You’ll find traditional Japanese food here, and they even have a multi-course tasting menu complete with a traditional tea service if you want to try a little bit of everything.
The only problem with this restaurant is that a meal here can take a while. The service has been excellent in our experiences, but it’s a no-rush style of eating (especially if you do that multi-course menu). So if you’ve got some extra time or are very interested in Japanese cuisine, this might be the perfect option for you.
Note that Takumi Tei hasn’t reopened yet in EPCOT. We’ll let you know as soon as we hear of its return!
Katsura Grill is a much faster dining option in the Japan pavilion. It’s a quick-service restaurant that has options like sushi, ramen, udon noodles, chicken teriyaki, and more.
Like Takumi-Tei, though, it has a beautiful dining area. There are some options to eat inside, but we recommend heading out into the nearby garden where you’ll find more tables and chairs. There’s a koi pond, lush greenery, and bridges around that make this spot an escape from the rest of the busy park.
The prices here are also hard to beat in Disney World, ranging from $9 to $12 for sushi and $13 to $16 for the teriyaki meats and curries.
We’re actually going to stick around the Japan pavilion for a little while longer, because there’s ANOTHER restaurant here that doesn’t always get the love we think it deserves.
Tokyo Dining serves traditional Japanese food like sushi, sashimi, and both tempura and grilled chicken.
If you can get a reservation in the evening a bit before the nighttime fireworks show, you’ll have a great view from this restaurant as well. Good Japanese food AND a spectacular view? We’re sold.
Let’s visit the Morocco pavilion for what is quite possible EPCOT’s best kept secret. Spice Road Table serves Moroccan-inspired small plates (tapas-style) and also has a very decent wine and sangria menu.
If you’ve never been to a tapas style restaurant, you basically order a bunch of different small plates and then share them around with the table to make it a full meal. Or you can just get a couple if you’re looking for a quick snack!
Spice Road Table is one of our favorite places to eat in EPCOT. We know that’s a bold claim. The Hummus Fries here are delicious, and that sangria is also fantastic. Plus this restaurant is right on the water, which means you’ve got great views of EPCOT during the day and better views of Harmonious during the night.
All in all, this is one restaurant that we can all agree deserves a LOT more love than it gets.
This spot has both savory and sweet crepes (the savory ones are called galettes), and it also has a prix fixe option which gets you an appetizer, galette, dessert crêpe, and drink.
La Crêperie is a very new restaurant, so we’ve been surprised that it’s not more popular than it is! They recently started taking reservations for the table service option (there’s also a walk-up window with similar menu items right next door, called Crêpes a Emporter ), and there has been a lot more availability than we were expecting.
We thought the crêpes at this restaurant were very good, and there were some interesting and unique options (especially with the savory ones). If you’re a crêpes fan, make sure you don’t pass right by this spot without checking it out!
We’re leaving World Showcase now and heading into the Land pavilion in EPCOT’s World Nature area. Garden Grill is located upstairs in this pavilion.
The coolest thing about this restaurant? All the tables rotate slowly around the restaurant, giving guests views of the pavilion itself as well as scenes from the Living With the Land boat ride. Oh, and you’ll get to see some character friends along the way, since this is a character dining experience.
The food served here is American, with options like turkey, stuffing, macaroni & cheese, mashed potatoes, and more. It’s served family-style, so come hungry!
Since this spot is tucked away in the Land pavilion, we think it’s often overlooked or just missed by many guests. But it’s a really fun and unique experience, and if you’re traveling with kids, we think this is one of the best choices for a meal that they’ll love.
That’s it for our list of underrated EPCOT restaurants! Next time you’re eating your way around the world, maybe try somewhere you haven’t been before — you might be pleasantly surprised! And keep following AllEars for more updates as you plan your vacation.
What’s your favorite underrated EPCOT restaurant? Let us know in the comments.