After what felt like forever, the Teppan Edo and Tokyo Dining restaurants have opened at the Japan Pavilion. Teppan Edo has kept a menu very similar to its predecessor the Mitsukoshi Teppanyaki. Tokyo Dining offers some new choices, though it does offer many of the tempura (battered and fried) choices of Tempura Kiku which is replaces. It has also absorbed the diverse sushi selection of now extinct Matsu No Ma Lounge whose space it expanded into. Fun note: A children’s meal at Tokyo Dining comes in a big serving dish shaped like a bullet train.
The interior of both restaurants is refreshed and has a look of contemporary Japan. Very sleek lines, dark hard woods, and rich colors are arranged in a very zen sort of style.
Reservations for the two locations are already hard to come by, so make your plans early.