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

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

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

In fact, in 2021, the booth in the Japan pavilion had some of our “not to miss” choices.

Quick sidenote from 2021: we noticed on one evening that even though this booth was listed to remain open until the end of the night, it started closing about 20 minutes before the rest of the park. The reason for closing early remains unclear, but, either way, if this is on your to-do list, make sure you visit well before closing time just in case (as you should with everything else that’s at the top of your list).

Japan food and wine festival items

Who knows if we’ll feel the same this year, but we’ll soon have more thoughts to share about the items in 2022. Stay tuned!

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

Important Note: The information below is from the 2021 Festival. The 2022 International Food & Wine Festival runs from July 14 through November 19. Look for updated reviews and information after it kicks off.

Overview

Location: Near the Japan Pavilion
Nearby booths: Hops & Barley, The Rotunda Bistro, Tangierine Café
Nearby seating locations: Standing tables in the Japan pavilion, inside and outside of Tangierine Café, in the American pavilion (outside or inside the rotunda where there are tables and A/C)
Not to miss: Kochi Lemon Drop, Spicy Hako Sushi (Spicy Tuna and Salmon served Box-style with Red Tempura Crunch and Volcano Sauce)

Food and Wine Festival - Japan booth location map

Japan Booth Menu

Food

Our RatingMenu ItemPriceSpecial DietDisney Dining Plan Snack?
2.7/5Teriyaki Chicken Bun: Steamed Bun filled with Chicken, Vegetables, and Teriyaki Sauce $6.50N/A
3/5Tempura Shrimp Sando: Crunchy Shrimp served with Yuzu Crab, Green Onions, and Eel Sauce served on a Bun (new)$6.75N/A
4.3/5Spicy Hako Sushi: Spicy Tuna and Salmon served Box-style with Red Tempura Crunch and Volcano Sauce (new)$6.50N/A
GF = gluten friendly, PB = plant-based, KF = kid friendly

Beverages

Our RatingMenu ItemPriceMade with Alcohol?
4.3/5Kochi Lemon Drop: Vodka, Yuzu, and Lemon Juice garnished with a Lemon Jelly (new)$8.00Yes
2.3/5Ozeki Platinum Sake: Junmai Daiginjo (Refreshingly Dry with a Fruity Flavor) (new)$7.50Yes
3.3/5Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company Urayasu Rice Lager, Orlando, FL (new)$5.00 (6 oz.) / $9.50 (12 oz.)Yes
Japan booth menu epcot international food and wine festival

Photos & Reviews

Teriyaki Chicken Bun

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

Teriyaki Chicken Bun - Japan

Price: $6.50
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: Dry bun with a mild chicken teriyaki stuffed inside. Not great.

Tempura Shrimp Sando

Crunchy tempura shrimp served with yuzu crab, green onions, and eel sauce on a bun.

Tempura Shrimp Sando - Japan

Price: $6.75
Special Diets: N/A
Rating: 3/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Nicely flaky, eel sauce delicious, bun doesn’t add to the flavor. Could’ve gone without that part.
Felicia: The bread is dry and the shrimp, crab, and other toppings are very fishy tasting. Doesn’t taste fresh.

Spicy Hako Sushi

Spicy tuna and salmon served box-style with sushi rice, red tempura crunchies, and spicy volcano sauce.

Hako Sushi - Japan

Price: $6.50
Special Diets: N/A
Rating: 4.3/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Good proportion of fish to rice, delicious fish.
Heather: I really enjoy this flavor. Spicy without being too spicy.
Felicia: I really liked this. The volcano sauce has a nice amount of heat and the tuna and salmon are delicious.

Kochi Lemon Drop

A tart cocktail made with vodka, yuzu, and lemon juice garnished with a lemon jelly.

Lemon Drop - Japan

Price: $8.00
Made with Alcohol?: Yes
Rating: 4.3/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Fantastic pop of lemon.
Heather: I loved this! So crisp and refreshing. Fantastic drink option.
Felicia: Delicious and tastes just like a lemon drop. You can definitely taste the vodka but in a good way.
Allyson: For a lemon drop, this is good. I love the lemon flavor.

Ozeki Platinum Sake

This Junmai Daiginjo sake by Ozeki Platinum Sake is refreshingly dry with a slight fruity flavor.

Sake - Japan

Price: $7.50
Made with Alcohol?: Yes
Rating: 2.3/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Very light flavor. Maybe too light.
Heather: Hear me out…the end of this drink is missing. The flavor stops before I was ready.
Felicia: Don’t care for sake and I didn’t like this. Wouldn’t recommend unless you appreciate sakes.
Allyson: Not a sake fan and not a fan of this.

Urayasu Rice Lager

A Japanese-inspired lager brewed with rice that is made by Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. in Orlando, FL.

Rice Lager - Japan

Price: $5.00 (6 oz.) / $9.50 (12 oz.)
Made with Alcohol?: Yes
Rating: 3.3/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Just ok.
Heather: Great light flavor! Yum.
Felicia: Interesting light beer. I liked it. Not a strong rice flavor.
Allyson: The more sips I had, the more I liked it.

Food & Wine Booth map

Check out all the booths from the 2021 Food and Wine Festival on the map below, including our favorite overall booths, favorite items at each booth, and locations for indoor seating.

We will update with the 2022 map in July.

2021 Food and Wine Festival Map with WDW Prep Favorites

Food & Wine Festival Booth links

Ready to explore more Food & Wine Festival booths? Take a look at the links below for menus and reviews from the 2021 Food & Wine Festival.

Looking for information on 2022? We will have an updated list and complete reviews in July after this year’s festival kicks off.

Food and Wine Festival data

Want to see all our 2021 reviews in 1 spot?

Clicking on the link below will allow you to copy our data into a Google Sheet that you can then use for your Food & Wine planning purposes.

WDW Prep School Food and Wine Data

Epcot Food and Wine Festival data screenshot

Read more about the Food & Wine Festival

Be sure to check out the following links to our Epcot Food and Wine Festival posts, where we provide all kinds of information, tips, and much more.

Here’s everything we put together for 2021! Stay tuned for 2022 content once this year’s festival begins.

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