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Hanami Menu & Review (2022 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival)

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Hanami Menu & Review (2022 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival)

The Hanami outdoor kitchen can be found in the Japan pavilion.

It offers a range of Japanese-inspired dishes and cocktails. Yes, this includes sake. Spoiler: we enjoyed the Ozeki Pineapple Nigori Sake.

One of the most popular items at this booth is the “Frushi,” which is Strawberry, Pineapple, and Cantaloupe wrapped in Sweet Rice and Pink Soy Wrap served with Whipped Cream, Drizzled Berry Sauce, and Toasted Coconut.

For us? The Fruishi not that great. Does it make a great photo for social media? You bet. But, we don’t recommend wasting your money on the dish.

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Be sure to keep reading for our must-trys, photos, full reviews, and our ratings for Hanami.

Overview

Location: Japan pavilion
Nearby booths: Magnolia Terrace, Funnel Cake, Tangerine Café: Flavors of the Medina
Nearby seating areas: Standing tables in the Japan pavilion, inside and outside of Tangierine Café, in the American pavilion (some tables covered with umbrellas)
Not to miss: Beef Tataki, Ozeki Pineapple Nigori Sake

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Hanami Menu

Food

OUR RATINGMENUPRICESPECIAL DIETDISNEY DINING PLAN SNACK?
2/5Frushi: Strawberry, Pineapple, and Cantaloupe wrapped in Sweet Rice and Pink Soy Wrap served with Whipped Cream, Drizzled Berry Sauce, and Toasted Coconut$7.00N/A
3.7/5Chicken Yakitori: Grilled Chicken with Scallions, Red Pepper-Shoyu Emulsion and Pickled Onions$7.50N/A
4.3/5Beef Tataki: Seared Sirloin with Red Shiso Sauce, Watermelon Radish and Sprouts$8.00N/A
GF = gluten friendly, PB = plant-based, KF = kid friendly

Beverages

OUR RATINGMENUPRICEMADE WITH ALCOHOL?
3/5Yuzu Tilted Tonic Hard Seltzer$5.00 (6 oz.) / $9.50 (12 oz.)Yes
3.3/5Ozeki Pineapple Nigori Sake$9.50Yes
1.3/5Cucumber Cooler: Sake, Vodka, and Cucumber garnished with a Cucumber Slice$8.50Yes

Important: Some of these menu items may be gluten-friendly, but are unmarked. There may even be some items that can be modified to be gluten-friendly. We recommend asking chefs or qualified staff for confirmation. Here is more information.

hanami flower and garden 2022 menu

Review Disclaimer

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

Allyson (Writer)

  • Likes: Cheesecake (the more sweets, the better), anything mint, hazy IPAs and wheat beers (big beer fan), tofu and most Impossible dishes, mushrooms
  • Dislikes: Wine (only likes a few dry ones), cream ales and stouts/porters, super sweet cocktails, floral flavors (lavender, rose), anything almond-flavored, things that are too spicy, olives, meat and seafood (see below)
  • Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian (personal choice)

Photos & Reviews

Frushi

Frushi is Strawberry, Pineapple, and Cantaloupe wrapped in Sweet Rice and Pink Soy Wrap served with Whipped Cream, Drizzled Berry Sauce, and Toasted Coconut.

frushi - hanami japan - flower and garden 2022

Price: $7.00
Special Diets: N/A
Rating: 2/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Looks cuter than it tastes.
Heather: Over hyped. I don’t like it.
Felicia: This tastes the way Lip Smackers chapstick smells. Not good. Can’t get the taste and texture of chapstick out of my mouth.
Allyson: Not sure I understand all the craze about this. Not my favorite.

Chicken Yakitori

Chicken Yakitori is Grilled Chicken with Scallions, Red Pepper-Shoyu Emulsion, and Pickled Onions.

chicken yakitori - hanami japan - flower and garden 2022

Price: $7.50
Special Diets: N/A
Rating: 3.7/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Good flavor, bad texture.
Heather: Lots of depth to the flavor. And, a decent portion.
Felicia: Surprisingly good. The chicken had great flavor and went well with the pickled onions and red pepper emulsion. Solid dish..

Beef Tataki

Beef Tataki is Seared Sirloin with Red Shiso Sauce, Watermelon Radish and Sprouts.

beef tataki - hanami japan - flower and garden 2022

Price: $8.00
Special Diets: N/A
Rating: 4.3/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Pretty presentation and delicious taste.
Heather: Fantastic flavor. Small portion, though. But yum!
Felicia: Really enjoyed this as well. The beef is rather rare which I like. The shiso sauce was almost sweet but also vinegary. All of this paired well.

Yuzu Tilted Tonic Hard Seltzer

This is the Yuzu Tilted Tonic Hard Seltzer.

yuzu tilted tonic - hanami japan - flower and garden 2022

Price: $5.00 (6 oz.) / $9.50 (12 oz.)
Made with Alcohol?: Yes
Rating: 3/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Light but boring.
Heather: Refreshing. Definitely “just” a seltzer. But pretty good!
Felicia: This is interesting and I liked it. It’s not bitter like most seltzers and the yuzu is a fun, tart and not too sweet flavor.
Allyson: Not the kind of hard seltzer I was expecting. Not a fan.

Ozeki Pineapple Nigori Sake

This is the Ozeki Pineapple Nigori Sake.

pineapple nigori sake - hanami japan - flower and garden 2022

Price: $9.50
Made with Alcohol?: Yes
Rating: 3.3/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Light and refreshing especially for a sake.
Heather: Sake that tastes like pineapple?!! Shut the front door!
Felicia: Sickly sweet. Tastes like pineapple juice but even sweeter.
Allyson: Expected to hate this, but actually really liked it. Love the pineapple flavor.

Cucumber Cooler

The Cucumber Cooler is Sake, Vodka, and Cucumber garnished with a Cucumber Slice.

cucumber cooler - hanami japan - flower and garden 2022

Price: $8.50
Made with Alcohol?: Yes
Rating: 1.3/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Expected it to be light and refreshing but it was yuck and disgusting.
Heather: To be fair, I don’t like cucumbers so maybe that’s skewing my 1 star review.
Felicia: Was really looking forward to this and hoped it would be light and refreshing. Unfortunately, it’s just super sweet. The cucumber flavor is strong.
Allyson: I love cucumbers, but I don’t like this. Has a weird flavor.

2022 Flower & Garden Booth map

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