I am an epic fail because I don't have any pictures of Yakitori House. But let's ignore that, and we can focus on the food instead. Let me preface this with the fact that I really love Japanese food, but I don't really eat sushi. If I do eat it, I have to be VERY in the mood for it. Usually, I stick to foods teriyaki style at Japanese restaurants. James, on the other hand, loves sushi. As a result of our combination of Japanese food love, one hot August day in Epcot, James and I decided to try the Yakitori House for lunch.
The Yakitori House has both indoor and outdoor seating. It was raining when we went, so we sat inside, but the indoor area isn't very large. We were probably lucky we were able to get a table. I ordered the beef teriyaki. It wasn't on the menu, but it was on a smaller sign next to the cashier. James ordered some kind of sushi. As soon as mine came out, I didn't think I'd like it.
Beef teriyaki, at least when I've eaten it, is essentially steak with teriyaki sauce on top. The beef teriyaki at Yakitori House was more like semi-shredded beef, and it was extremely fatty. It sort of reminded me of pulled pork, but it was beef. The teriyaki sauce was good, but I wasn't into the texture. That combined with the fattiness meant I mostly stuck to my rice for that meal. James, on the other hand, had sushi, and I believe he liked it. Sushi is sushi I guess, and if it's made correctly, it's good. We also got dessert because we were on the dining plan, but considering I can't remember it at all, it must not have been very good. I also clearly remember getting a kaki-gori afterwards, so I must have really not liked the dessert.
Overall, I think our meal at Yakitori House was average. It wasn't anything great, and I probably wouldn't want to eat there again in the near future. I think there are much better counter service options in Epcot, and if you're really looking for good Japanese food, spend the cash on Teppan Edo or Tokyo Dining. If you're just looking for a sushi fix, however, this is a good place to grab some quick.
Have you ever eaten at Yakitori House? What did you order, and what were your experiences there? Let me know your thoughts in a comment, on Twitter (@discollegeblog), or on Facebook!