When it comes to dining around Tokyo Disney Resort, you can find some hidden gems in Ikspiari. For example, one of the best burger joints that you can find around the resort is in Ikspiari. Recently, I reviewed Cape Cod Cook-Off. Cape Cod Cook-Off serves up burgers in Tokyo DisneySea and they are nothing compared to what you can find at Kua Aina in Ikspiari. I've not touched base on a lot of what Ikspiari has to offer, but never fear, that's all gonna change. Your Honorable One has decided to show a little more love to Ikspiari. Ikspiari, I would like for you to get acquainted with Honorable Rat's tummy. The both of you will be getting to know more of each other from now on. For this post, I will be blogging about the time when Ikspiari and my tummy had a lunch date at Wazen Satoinoko.
Wazen Satoinoko is located in Ikspiari and it serves up various types of Japanese food. Tempura, soba, udon, beef, pork, sashimi, eel and more. For this blog post, I will be focusing on what it has to offer for lunch.
Allow me to decipher the menu for you. A set lunch at Wazen Satoinoko includes a bowl of cold/hot udon or cold/hot soba to go with one of the five rice dishes. The five rice dishes are Pork Meatballs with Tare Sauce, Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura, Minced Tuna, Deep Fried Pork Cutlet with Radish and Boneless Spare Ribs with Egg. Every set lunch is 1,112 yen including tax except for the Spare Ribs with Egg. That one's 1,220 yen.
I had the Pork Cutlet with Radish rice bowl and the Shrimp and Vegetables Tempura rice bowl. I opted for the hot soba for both set lunches. I know what you're thinking. You're probably asking, "Oh Honorable One, why didn't you opt for soba and udon?" Well, Ratketeers, I'm not a big fan of udon. I can eat it, but if I had a choice between udon and soba, I always go for soba. I'm a soba freak.
What?! Another question?! To tell you honestly, I'm getting quite impatient with your questions, fellow Ratketeer. How dare you question the Honorable One?! It's okay, I'll let this one slide. I'm in a pretty good mood today, so I'll entertain that little question of yours. Go on, ask it.
"Why didn't you opt for the cold soba then?" Well, I like to gulp down the soup after I finish the Soba. There! Happy now?! I have answered your curiosity because I am a rat with an amazing heart. Just make sure it doesn't happen again.
There are 3 types of seating in Wazen Satoinoko. You can choose between dining at the counter, table or "horigotatsu". "Horigotatsu" is a Japanese way of dining. It's a little tough to explain, but as they say, "A picture is worth a thousand words." The second picture below will enlighten all you Ratketeers on the way of the "Horigotatsu". BOOYAH!!!
This lunch date between my tummy and Ikspiari went really well. At the end of the meal, my tummy communicated to my hand to reach into my wallet and pay the nice people at Wazen Satoinoko, with a big smile on my face. This meal was really good. Both set lunches ordered tasted real good and the portion served up was definitely value for money. I highly recommend heading to Wazen Satoinoko for lunch. Comfortable atmosphere, great tasting food and value for money. What more can a rat ask for?
Honorable Rating: Lick That Plate (5/5)