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Japan Booth Menu and Review (2023 Epcot Food & Wine Festival)

Japan Booth Menu and Review (2023 Epcot Food & Wine Festival)

Are you a fan of Japanese food? If so, might want to check out the Japan booth at the Food and Wine Festival.

But, we will say we haven’t been fans of this booth the past few years — and we still aren’t in 2023.

Not only are some of the menu items extremely expensive (the sake is $15!), but they also just don’t taste great, except for the Brew Hub Momo Amber Ale from Lakeland, Florida.

As soon as we took our first sip of this beer we were in love. It is so good. We would all go back for a big glass. Can we go now?

japan menu items - epcot food and wine 2023

You can pretty much avoid everything else at this marketplace, but definitely come here for the Brew Hub Momo Amber Ale.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Japan booth, including reviews, photos, and our must-trys.


  • Location: Near the Japan pavilion
  • Nearby booths: Tangierine Café, Greece, Flavors of America, Funnel Cake
  • Nearby seating areas: Standing tables nearby, Katsura Grill in the Japan pavilion (the Quick Service spot has outdoor tables covered with umbrellas and shade from trees), inside and outside of Tangierine Café, in the American Adventure pavilion (outside tables)
  • Not to miss in 2023: Brew Hub Momo Amber Ale
  • Total booth cost: $54.50

Japan Booth Menu


GF = gluten friendly, PB = plant-based, KF = kid friendly


2023 Japan Menu

japan menu - epcot food and wine 2023

When it comes to our reviews and ratings, we thought it would be helpful if you had a better understanding of our personal preferences (what we like and don’t like), along with if there are any dietary restrictions.

Here’s a breakdown of not only who is doing the reviews, but a little more information about what each of us likes and doesn’t like food and drink-wise.

Shannon (Founder)

  • Likes: Almost everything
  • Dislikes: Beers that taste “stinky,” anything too salty
  • Dietary Restrictions: None

Heather (Editor)

  • Likes: Strong flavors, anything made out of potatoes, white wines, all beers (especially stouts and wheat beers), doesn’t mind sweet (plain fruit is NOT a dessert. Ever.)
  • Dislikes: Things that are too spicy, anything with a bone still in it, cocktails with too much whiskey or tequila (thanks to having too much fun in college), some red wines, most IPAs
  • Dietary Restrictions: Shellfish allergy

Felicia (Content Manager)

  • Likes: Mezcal, savory drinks, stouts/lagers/wheats/sour beers, vinegar, tart/sour items, chocolate, fresh vegetables and fruits, red meat
  • Dislikes: Ciders, sweet drinks, anything milky or creamy, chili powder, cumin, weirded out by textures, mayonnaise, saucy/wet food, cream-filled pastries, artificial fruit flavors, cooked fruits, frozen items (drinks or ice cream)
  • Dietary Restrictions: None

Photos & Reviews

Teriyaki Chicken Bun

A steamed bun filled with chicken, vegetables, and a teriyaki sauce.

Japan Bao
  • Price: $7.50
  • Special Diets: N/A
  • Rating: 2.7/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Good proportions of bun to filling. Unfortunately, didn’t like the taste of the filling at all.
Heather: The filling in this bao bun was really good, but I worried I was eating my son. Thanks, Pixar.
Felicia: A really doughy bun with a mild chicken teriyaki stuffed inside. Not great and super sweet.

Fire Taiko Roll

A sushi roll made with spicy tuna, cucumber, and pickled Daikon radish served with a spicy sauce.

Japan Sushi
  • Price: $8.00
  • Special Diets: N/A
  • Rating: 3.0/5

Our Thoughts

Heather: Pretty darn good – just kinda tough to eat sushi when it is so hot outside. Is that a me thing? Am I the problem?
Felicia: I’m not a sushi fan so it’s just okay. Not bad but not great.

Beef Wa-Gyu Don

A traditional Japanese rice bowl with American Wagyu beef over steamed white rice.

Japan Beef Bowl
  • Price: $9.75
  • Special Diets: N/A
  • Rating: 3.5/5

Our Thoughts

Heather: It’s okay – just kinda dry. The baby egg is cute but it needs more sauce!
Felicia: I actually really liked this. The beef is very flavorful and the is a hearty portion with the rice. The egg is adorable too.

Sake Passion Cocktail

A cocktail made with sake.

Japan Cocktail
  • Price: $8.75
  • Made with alcohol? Yes
  • Rating: 3.0/5

Our Thoughts

Heather: Now this is something I can get behind. People may say it is too sweet. Those people are silly. It IS sweet: but also, it is good.
Felicia: Love the passion fruit flavor but it’s so so sweet. Doesn’t have a strong sake flavor so it has that going for it.
Allyson: This is pretty tasty, but it also tastes just like orange juice.

Moon on the Water Sake

A sake brewed in Hiroshima by one of only a few female brewmasters.

Japan Sake
  • Price: $15.00
  • Made with alcohol? Yes
  • Rating: 2.3/5

Our Thoughts

Heather: Decent flavor…but I’m not a huge sake fan so maybe don’t listen to me.
Felicia: I don’t like sake and don’t like this but it’s not as terrible as some. Can’t recommend but probably mostly because I don’t like sake.
Allyson: I will never love sake. Gag. I’m sorry if this offends anyone.

Brew Hub Momo Amber Ale

An amber ale brewed by Brew Hub Brewing in Lakeland, FL.

Japan Momo Beer
  • Price: $5.50 (6 oz.) / $10.00 (12 oz.)
  • Made with alcohol? Yes
  • Rating: 5.0/5

Our Thoughts

Heather: Absolutely delicious. The name is not fancy but this beer is LIT. So unexpected. Great flavor, not overpowering. Just SO good.
Felicia: This is a surprisingly fruity and refreshing beer. Totally unexpected. I love it.
Allyson: Ok. This is really really good. I would get a full size of this.

Curious about all the other booths? Make sure to read over our collection of 2023 Epcot Food And Wine Global Marketplace Menus, Photos, and Reviews. We’ve reviewed every booth at this year’s festival, and we definitely have some opinions and advice to share. And, if you’re heading to the festival this year, you’ll also want to check out our Complete Guide to the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. It will provide you with valuable insights on what to expect, tips on planning your visit, and plenty of other useful information.