Sashimi at Walt Disney World

These dining experiences took place on August 22 and August 31, 2014

So, in the interest of losing some weight before the insanity that we all love to call Epcot Food & Wine Festival began – we went looking for the best sashimi at Walt Disney World.

There were three entries in the field

  1. Tokyo Dining in the Japan Pavilion in Epcot
  2. Kimono’s in the Swan Resort
  3. Splitsville at Downtown Disney

I think you’re going to be surprised at the winner.

So first off, Tokyo Dining. We hadn’t eaten here recently excepting for the Sake and Food Pairing last Food & Wine Festival (2013). Sashimi Sampler…

presentation was lovely, but we thought that the portion was a bit small even for WDW (taking price into account)

presentation was lovely, but we thought that the portion was a bit small even for WDW (taking price into account)

Lunch at Tokyo Dining 140822 - 05

the yellow tail was nice and smooth

Lunch at Tokyo Dining 140822 - 06

the tuna was a little pale and not really robust

Lunch at Tokyo Dining 140822 - 07

the salmon was lovely, but a bit too soft

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again, lovely presentation – but this sashimi isn’t going to have us running back here for more

So, the sashimi at Tokyo Dining was adequate, but not outstanding.

Second Sashimi Tasting

We soon went to Kimono’s in the Swan Resort. We have always enjoyed the quality at Kimono’s and we had high hopes for the sashimi here.

beautifully presented sashimi

beautifully presented sashimi

Sashimi at Kimono's 140822 - 3

yellow tail, tuna, and salmon

This sashimi was quite good and if you’re in the Epcot resort area and want good raw fish, we suggest you go to Kimono’s over Tokyo Dining (remember we’re talking sashimi here, simple unadorned fish).

Third Stop – Splitsville

The next day, we stopped at Splitsville and asked Adrienne (she’s one of the outside bartenders) if we could get sashimi as it wasn’t on the menu… Answer, “of course”… Now the selection is limited: tuna, salmon, shrimp (cooked) and eel (cooked). We decided to go for the tuna and the salmon to keep our comparisons reasonable.

sashimi at Splitsville

sashimi at Splitsville

the pieces of fish were pretty massive for the price

the pieces of fish were pretty massive for the price

The tuna was nice and robust and meaty. The salmon was smooth and buttery without being squishy (ick, squishy fish). This was the clear winner for us for sashimi at Walt Disney World. In fact, we liked it so much, we were back within 10 days to have it again.

Now, this isn’t the best sashimi we’ve had in the area. To get that, you have to drive over to Hunter’s Creek and go to Mikado (it’s right behind the Ale House). It’s a very small space. Their non-sushi items have always pleased Calvin (he doesn’t like rice), and we’ve typically been pleased with the sushi, sashimi, and chirashi bowls. Here’s a quick look at the Sashimi Regular…

loads of variety at a very reasonable price

loads of variety at a very reasonable price

So there you have it…

Our favorite on WDW property is Splitsville (must mention that one reason is that they’re open longer hours than Kimono’s). And our favorite away from WDW is Mikado.

Now, I just hope that Kate realizes we don’t have enough followers to cause a run on Mikado – ha ha ha!

 

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