A few months back, I wrote a blog post titled, "Top 5 Budget Restaurants in Tokyo Disneyland." After that, some well read and highly intelligent Rats kept bugging me for my Top 5 Budget Restaurants in Tokyo DisneySea. To those Rats, congratulations and thank you. Your constant bickering got me on an Honorable Journey. My journey involved me going to Tokyo DisneySea biweekly, eating a lot of food and taking notes. Finally, after months of research, I'm ready to give you the most Honorable list on the Internet. These are my Top 5 Budget Restaurants in Tokyo DisneySea.
Let's get the ball rolling with a restaurant that's often overlooked by guests, including me. Zambini Brothers' Ristorante serves up Italian fare. This is definitely the safest restaurant on the list. Don't expect anything fancy or unique in terms of food. Zambini Brothers' Ristorante does not have a menu that will make you go, "Wow!", but it does serve up food that's tasty and affordable. On a nice day, grab a seat outside on the second floor. It'll add to the dining experience.
If you are one of those rare Rats who have always dreamt of dining in a volcano, Vulcania Restaurant might be the place for you. This is not any volcano. It's a volcano that was found somewhere in between China and Japan. Disney transported it and its inhabitants to DisneySea which resulted in the birth of Japanese Chinese food. No kidding! I was one of those who helped in the excavation process. It's highly likely that the food served here is not the Chinese food that you are accustomed to, but still tasty enough to part coins with. Get yourself a plate of Spicy Tofu with Minced Pork and take a nap after. Vulcania Restaurant's setting is the best in all of DisneySea when it comes to catching up on your daily dosage of zzzzz monsters.
Miguel's El Dorado Cantina has improved a lot and we should all thank the powers above for its menu change! Before, I didn't know what it served up, but it was definitely not Mexican food. Now, they've added some Donald Duck theming to the food and it has more of a Mexican flavor to it, but still not as spicy as Mexican food that I've tried outside of DisneySea. I used to get annoyed by that fact, but I've finally come to terms with it. If Miguel's El Dorado Cantina's food was spicier, loads of Japanese ladies, young and old, will be going, "Karai, Kawaii, Karai, Yabai, Kawaii" in unison... repeatedly! I'd rather sacrifice some level of spiciness than deal with that! All in all, a great place to satisfy your Jap-Mex cravings and a must-visit for Donald Duck fans. (Watch the video below and you'll know what I mean)
Assalamualikum Ratketeer. If you have ever wanted to visit the Middle East, but are too afraid of a group of bearded retards posing as Muslims, fear no more. Tokyo Disney has created a peaceful and magical, albeit fake, version of it. Casbah Food Court serves up curry on the cheap. For less than 1,000 yen, you can get yourself a piping hot plate of delicious curry with rice and naan. That's a small price to pay for dining in Casbah Food Court. In my opinion, this restaurant has one of the best theming in both parks and is the most beautiful restaurant on this list.
* To all Muslim Rats out there, food served up in Casbah Food Court is not Halal Certified. There's no Halal food in Tokyo Disney, even in Arabian Coast. So much for attention to detail. I highly recommend for you to visit a restaurant that serves up vegetarian fare or bring in food from somewhere else when visiting the parks.
Finally, we have New York Deli. A beautifully themed restaurant that serves up amazing sandwiches. This restaurant serves up the best sandwiches in both parks and they all go for under 1,000 yen. A win-win situation! If you had to choose one sandwich to go for, I highly recommend getting the Grilled Reuben. Every time, I visit DisneySea, I find it hard to avoid. As I'm typing this blog post, I'm craving for it. GET IT RATKETEER! You won't be disappointed!
Honorable Mention (Cape Cod Cook-Off)
Oh wait! There's more. I'm not a big fan of Duffy and his friends and neither am I a big fan of the food that Cape Cod Cook-Off serves up, but this is definitely one of my kids' favorite restaurants. They love watching the show while dining on mediocre burgers. That gives Honorable Mummy and Daddy some time to relax and unwind while they are fixated on the zero personality bear. If you have kids or are a big fan of Duffy, you might want to give this place a shot. For less than 1,000 yen, you can get a burger, fries, a drink and a show. That's cheap! Be warned though. There are many other places in Tokyo Disney Resort that serve up way better burgers.