REVIEW: Eastside Cafe at Tokyo Disneyland Resort

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A good friend of ours, Heather Sievers, recently got a chance to cross the Pacific and explore Tokyo Disneyland and explore their restaurants!

Though it might be better known in these parts for the super cute snacks they offer, Tokyo Disneyland also has some pretty impressive restaurants. We got a chance to check out the Eastside Cafe, so come with us as we share our meal and thoughts with YOU!

Eastside Cafe is a table service restaurant in Tokyo Disneyland’s World Bazaar serving Italian cuisine, primarily pasta, in a prix fixe style experience. World Bazaar has the theming of early 20th century Victorian style, similar to Main Street, U.S.A., in Disney World. and Eastside Cafe really embraces those motifs as well.

Eastside Cafe

The interior features rich woods and antique charm, with frosted glass partisans and various murals of Italian landscapes and maps. The deep woods, warm colors, and lighting give a cozy feeling that you’d expect from a spot with “cafe” in its name.

Murals in Eastside Cafe

There are different seating areas throughout the cafe, and each table is acrylic or plexiglass partisans to provide a safe and healthy dining environment.

Eastside Cafe tables with plexiglass dividers

These dividers are secured to the tables, so you can’t remove them, which makes conversation with your dining companion a little challenging. And if you need to cut up some larger bites for your little one, well, be prepared to embrace the challenge!

Eastside Cafe dining room

Once you’re seated at your table, you can review the menu by scanning the QR code at the table

Eastside Cafe QR code menu

…or on the display menu.

Eastside Cafe display menu

As we mentioned above, this is a prix-fixe dining option with a fixed price starting at 1,920 yen and up to 2,480 yen (depending on your selection) or between $13-$17 US Dollars.

Guests can choose one starter from the two options, which are Roast Beef Salad with Tuna Sauce or Mushroom and Soy Milk Soup. You then get the choice of one pasta entree from the four options of Spaghettini Carbonara with Four-Cheese Sauce, Spaghettini Genovese, Spaghettini with Meatball and Bolognese Sauce, or Spaghettini with Vegetable Tomato Sauce.

To start, we selected the Roast Beef Salad with Tuna Sauce which also came with a small, personal baguette.

Roast Beef Salad with Tuna Sauce

It was a nice portion of thinly sliced roast beef with cherry tomatoes, a light spring mix salad, thinly sliced radishes, and cucumbers with a drizzle of tonnato sauce. Tonnato sauce is an Italian condiment often made with tuna, anchovies, lemon juice, olive oil, and mayonnaise. The roast beef was cool, and may feel a bit reminiscent of the thin slices you might grab for a sandwich, but just fancier. Yeah, bougie slices of roast beef. It’s a thing.

Roast Beef Salad

Next up, we ordered the Spaghettini Carbonara with Four-Cheese Sauce, because it had us at “Four-Cheese Sauce.”

Spaghettini Carbonara

If you know your pasta, then you know that carbonara is a simple dish made with pancetta or bacon, eggs, Parmesan, a little olive oil, and some salt and pepper. What the other three cheeses were, we couldn’t exactly tell you. Maybe Romano or some other hard cheese? But we can tell you it was TASTY!

Spaghettini Carbonara

Nicely al dente pasta with the salty smokiness of the pancetta, and that creamy nuttiness from the parmesan. It has sophistication without being complicated.

We also tried the Spaghettini Genovese, which is the vegetarian option.

Spaghettini Genovese

Notice, we said vegetarian — not vegan, because look at all that CHEESE! The same pasta as our carbonara came with, but this time served with fresh basil pesto, and lightly blanched green beans, and asparagus, topped with the same nutty, delicious parmesan cheese flakes.

Though not part of the pre-fixe menu, we opted to add dessert, because when eating Italian, how can you pass up Tiramisu?

Tiramisu

This dessert addition increased the bill a bit, but again… Tiramisu!

Nosh or Not

You might like Eastside Cafe if:

  • You love classic, simple pasta
  • You don’t want to spend a fortune
  • You’re looking for tasty, dependable food with something for everyone

You might not enjoy Eastside Cafe if:

  • You want something uniquely Japanese
  • You don’t really enjoy the “stuffy” Victorian style
  • You’re interested in a more intricately themed dining experience

Overall

Overall, Eastside Cafe is a solid option if want something familiar without spending a fortune. We had a filling meal of appetizers, entrees, and dessert for an out-the-door price of about $32, which is at or near the Disney World counter service prices.

The Full Meal

If you want over-the-top theming and unique dining options, then Eastside Cafe isn’t our recommendation because there are much better options that are more uniquely “Tokyo Disney.” But it does serve up some generous portions and hits the spot if you’re in the mood for inexpensive pasta.

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Heather Sievers is DisneyFoodBlog’s Dining in Disneyland columnist! Check out more of her adventures at @DininginDisney on Instagram!

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