Universal's Islands of Adventure in The Lost Continent


Sandwiches, Pizza, Pastas, and Salads

Entree range



Outside the restaurant is a sign proclaiming Mythos was voted "best theme park restaurant." Read the fine print and you'll notice that the voting happened more than five years ago and was done by visitors to a theme park-centric website. This was originally the park’s one stab at fine dining, but few guests seemed to be looking for that sort of dining experience, especially after getting soaked on one of the water-based rides. Things are now more casual, much to the chagrin of those who remember the whole roasted lobster, chicken Oscar, and blueberry pork chop.

We've tried almost everything on the current menu, and nothing stands out as either great or terrible. The food is well above-average for theme park eats, and the setting provides a pleasant retreat. Your best bets among the entrees are the mushroom meatloaf, seared mahi mahi, or daily risotto. Our usual advice in a situation such as this is to stick to appetizers (the tempura sushi is a cult favorite) and drinks, a less expensive option than a full meal with entree. Regarding price, Mythos is generally less expensive than most Disney theme park sit-down restaurants. Make your reservation early if you want to dine here on a busy day.

During the off season, Mythos may close before dinnertime, as this reader discovered:

We were disappointed to find out Mythos closed at 5 when the park closed at 7pm. Due to it's popularity only the HP area remained completely open until 7pm.

Setting and Atmosphere

A grotto-like atmosphere suggests that you’re eating in a cave. Large picture windows, framed by water cascading down from waterfalls on top of the restaurant, look out over the central lagoon to the Incredible Hulk roller coaster. You can time your meal by coaster launchings.

House Specialties

Tempura shrimp sushi; roast beef panini; crab cake sliders; blackened fish tacos; Mediterranean chicken salad wrap; meatloaf; seared salmon or mahi mahi; pad thai; risotto of the day.

Other Recommendations

A good place inside the park for appetizers and drinks.

Diners with dietary restrictions will be happy to see that Mythos has more options for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diners than almost any other Universal restaurant.



Requires Credit Card to Reserve: No
Requires Pre-payment in Full: No

Universal Dining Plan

Accepts the Universal Dining Plan.