What do you want to eat when you come to Tokyo Disneyland?
There are so many restaurants in Tokyo Disneyland that you will have a hard time deciding where to eat.
Italian and Chinese food is good, but if you have come to Maihama (the address of Tokyo Disneyland), Japanese food is also good.
I have previously introduced you to Sakura at Tokyo DisneySea, but there is also a restaurant at Tokyo Disneyland that serves Japanese food.
In this article, I will share Restaurant Hokusai in Tokyo Disneyland.
- Basic Information and Review of Restaurant Hokusai at Tokyo Disneyland
- Who is Katsushika Hokusai?
- Basic Information about Restaurant Hokusai
- Location of Restaurant Hokusai
- The interior of Restaurant Hokusai
- Restaurant Hokusai’s Menu
- Chopsticks at Restaurant Hokusai
- Restaurant Hokusai is child-friendly
- Souvenir Items at Restaurant Hokusai
- How to make a reservation at Restaurant Hokusai
- When to go to Restaurant Hokusai
Who is Katsushika Hokusai?
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was a Japanese ukiyoe artist.
Hokusai’s works featuring Mt. Fuji and waves are very famous.
The World Bazaar is an American city in the early 20th century, and at that time, the Japanese style was popular in the world, called Japonism.
This culture influenced the name of the restaurant.
Basic Information about Restaurant Hokusai
The outline of Restaurant Hokusai is as follows.
- Location： World Bazaar
- Menu： Japanese food (Tempura, etc., children’s menu, low allergen menu available)
- Service: Table service
- Budget：2,200 yen
- Number of seats：280 seats
Now, let’s start with the next chapter in detail.
Location of Restaurant Hokusai
You will find Restaurant Hokusai in the World Bazaar.
As you enter Tokyo Disneyland, you see Cinderella Castle in front of you. Walk straight towards the castle, and you are in the World Bazaar.
Halfway through the World Bazaar, you will find Restaurant Hokusai on your right.
The interior of Restaurant Hokusai
The interior of Restaurant Hokusai is Japanese style.
You can see some of Hokusai’s famous Ukiyo-e paintings.
You may not have seen it before, but the sign in the restroom is a samurai. There were samurai in Japan until the 19th century.
Restaurant Hokusai is a Japanese-style room, but you do not need to take off your shoes (there is no tatami room).
Restaurant Hokusai’s Menu
The food at Restaurant Hokusai is Japanese.
Unfortunately, the official website only has the Japanese menu, so that I will translate it into English.
- Assorted Tempura and Rice
- Assorted Tempura and Udon
- Crabmeat, Salmon and Ikura Don
- Tonkatsu and Rice
- Tonkatsu and Udon
- Azuki and vanilla ice cream
- Hojicha Creme Brulee
- Child’s Set (Low Allergen Menu)
- Sparkling sake
- Kirin Draft Beer
The above menu is current as of publication date, so please check the official website before visiting Restaurant Hokusai.
Here are my thoughts on my visit to Restaurant Hokusai.
How to Order
Restaurant Hokusai is a table service restaurant, so you order your food to cast at your table.
English menus are also available, so don’t worry if you can’t read Japanese.
This time I ordered the Seasonal Special menu (Grilled Eel on Rice).
Japanese people have a custom of eating eel in summer to recover their strength.
Eel has many bones, so it is not suitable for small children.
The set comes with grated yam, which is delicious when eaten with eel.
The set meal includes Chawanmushi ( savory steamed egg custard ) and miso soup.
I ordered the Crabmeat, Salmon, and Ikura Don ( Chirashizushi ) to share with my daughter.
Chirashizushi is a traditional Japanese food where sashimi is cut into small pieces and placed on top of Rice. It looks gorgeous, so in Japan, we make it at home for celebrations.
You can also order dessert at Restaurant Hokusai. The Hojicha Creme Brulee is a sweet made with Japanese tea.
If you order a dessert with your set meal, you can get a discount on the total price.
Chopsticks at Restaurant Hokusai
Restaurant Hokusai is a Japanese restaurant, so your meal will come with chopsticks.
However, since Disney theme parks are friendly to international visitors, the cast members will be happy to provide you with a fork and knife.
Restaurant Hokusai is child-friendly
You can go to Restaurant Hokusai with your children.
The restaurant is on the second floor, but there is an elevator to go with small children who cannot go up the stairs.
The space between tables and the aisles is vast so that you can get to the dining area with a stroller.
A cast member will prepare a placemat for your table before your child eats.
Souvenir Items at Restaurant Hokusai
At Restaurant Hokusai, you can add a souvenir placemat to your meal for an additional 600 yen($5.4).
The mat has Mickey and Minnie Mouse in kimonos and Mt. Fuji, making it a perfect souvenir of your trip to Japan.
How to make a reservation at Restaurant Hokusai
There are three ways to make reservations at Restaurant Hokusai.
Priority seating is available at Restaurant Hokusai.
What is Priority Seating?
Priority Seating is a service that allows you to enter a restaurant with the less waiting time.
- From 10:00 a.m. (JST) one month before to 8:59 p.m. (JST) the day before you wish to dine.
Booking on the Day of Visit
You can make a reservation on the day you want to visit Restaurant Hokusai.
- From 9:00 a.m. (JST)
You can go directly to Restaurant Hokusai and make a booking.
- From 10:00 a.m. (JST) on the day of the visit
When you have decided to go to the restaurant Hokusai, priority seating is best.
If you go to the restaurant without a reservation, you will probably have to wait outside for at least forty-five minutes.
When to go to Restaurant Hokusai
Restaurant Hokusai opens from lunchtime, so it is not available for breakfast.
- Lunch : 11:00 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.
- Dinner : 4:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Opening Hours is the publication date, so please check the official website before going to the Park.
Currently, the opening hours of the restaurants are shorter than usual due to COVID-19.
I introduced Restaurant Hokusai at Tokyo Disneyland.
It’s not often that you get a chance to eat Japanese food at Disney theme parks worldwide. If you are visiting Japan, Japanese food is one of your options.
Souvenir placemats are a perfect gift for your family and friends.
Restaurant Sakura in Tokyo DisneySea is also a good choice for Japanese food.
Thank you for reading to the end.