Teppan Edo Lunch


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I was very happy to have been invited to join Joh (wilma-bride) and her family for lunch here, one of my Disney World favorites. Not long after Joh checked in for us, we were led down the hallway to one of their six dining rooms…

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From what I have seen, the dining rooms here have 4 tables which each surround a teppan grill. I believe that all of the tables seat 8 people, so unless you are a party of 8, you will more than likely be sharing your table with other diners.

Here is the menu which was presented to us…

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At the same time we were given warm, damp cloths with which to wash our hands…

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We were also given chopsticks, which can be made into “cheater” chopsticks like what our server is in the process of making here…

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Not being particularly coordinated, I chose to stick with my fork though. ;)

Once everyone at our table had placed their orders, we were introduced to our female teppan chef…

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I don’t think I’ve ever had a female chef here before so it was a pleasant surprise. :thumbsup2

Next our drinks arrived. I had ordered one of their specialty cocktails for my beverage…

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Tokyo Sunset – Coconut rum, creme de banana, peach schnapps and pineapple juice – $9.00

I’ve had this several times before, both here and at the other Japanese restaurant, Tokyo Dining. It was again sweet, fruity and delicious.

Once our chef had confirmed our orders and the temperature at which we wanted our meat cooked, she then got down to the business of cooking, starting with these vegetables…

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Broccoli, green beans (I think), carrots, and mushrooms.

We were offered some of the mushrooms, but the rest of these vegetables were for another guest at our table who had ordered the vegetarian entree, called Yasai.

But speaking of mushrooms, don’t these look delicious?

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I happen to be a big fan of fresh mushrooms but my kids all detest them. So I’m looking forward to getting their shares of the mushrooms when we dine here on our upcoming trip. ;)

Anyway, next on the grill went the zucchini and onion slices…

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And if you’ve ever been to a teppan restaurant then you probably knows what comes next…

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After making like a volcano, the onions were then chopped along with the zucchini and introduced to their neighbor, the Udon noodles…

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And before you know it…

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While the vegetables and noodles were mixing it up, our dipping sauces were being poured…

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A white, creamy seafood sauce (my favorite), Mustard sauce, and Ginger sauce.

The sauce dishes were then presented to each of us along with a share of the grilled noodle/zucchini/onion mix…

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Next came the cooking of the shrimp…

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For my entree, I had ordered the steak and shrimp combo so as soon as the shrimp were cooked I was given my share…

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I was also presented with a bowl of Sukiyaki Beef Rice…

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And last but not least, the cooking of the meats…

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Our chef brought Daniel (Joh’s son) over for some help with the seasoning…

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And then here is my share of the delicious steak…

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It was placed on my plate with the equally delicious shrimp…

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And so, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you my entree in its entirety…

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Asakusa- Steak & Shrimp with Seasonal Vegetables, Udon Noodles, and Sukiyaki Beef Rice

I can’t say enough good things about this entree. I enjoyed every bite, or at least every bite that I was able to take before I had reached my maximum level of fullness. But luckily my sharing buddy Daniel was there to finish off my uneaten steak, as it was way too delicious to go to waste. :thumbsup2

So no dessert for me, however since Daniel was celebrating his birthday during this trip he was presented with a chef’s hat and this Chocolate Ginger Cake…

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There aren’t many dessert options here, only green tea cheesecake and vanilla or green tea soft-serve ice cream besides the cake that Daniel was presented with. Food-wise this is the one downfall of Teppan Edo. However, I’ve had the chocolate ginger cake before and it’s pretty good. If I had had room for dessert, I would have probably chosen this one.

Oh, and Daniel gave the cake two thumbs up…

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And that just leaves one last photo of our merry group of diners…

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Overall this was a great meal in the company of great people. Teppan Edo is one of my favorite Disney World restaurants because of its consistency. I have dined there many times over the last 15 years and have always had both good food and service. Unfortunately, I can’t really say that about any other restaurant at Disney World. However, because I have been to either Teppan Edo or Tokyo Dining during 4 of my last 5 trips, I was actually campaigning to try Nine Dragons (the Chinese restaurant) instead next month. Our family has not dined at Nine Dragons in close to 10 years so I thought it was time for a return visit. But it seems that I have been overruled by my three children, as Teppan Edo is among their favorites too. So unless we somehow manage to do both, Teppan Edo is in and Nine Dragons is out.

NOTE: Unfortunately, Teppan Edo does not accept Tables in Wonderland. However, [at the time of this writing] they do give a 10% discount to Annual Passholders during lunch on Monday through Friday.  

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