I’ve been asked many times about food catered to people with allergies in the Tokyo Parks, so I decided to go do some research. This information is based on the Tokyo Disney Resort Japanese website and from phone calls that were made to the resort.
I wrote a blog post before about vegetarian options at Tokyo Disney Resort. Tokyo Disney needs to improve on that front. Sadly, it doesn’t get any better with food catered for those with allergies.
There are some restaurants in Tokyo Disney Resort that serve up dishes that do not include the 5 major food allergens in Japan. That is berries, soba, egg, milk and peanut. Tokyo Disney calls this Low-Allergen food. Notice the word “low”. Not zero, but low. Why? They can guarantee that they don’t use those ingredients when cooking, but they cannot guarantee that the finished dish will not contain those food allergen. Hence, low allergen food. Yes, that is a disclaimer to protect themselves in case anything happens. Please, bear that in mind.
If you are allergic to any other food products not in that list of 5, they urge you to inform them about your allergies before you get in line to enter a restaurant or buy your food. Also, for those with allergies, you can bring your own food to the restaurants to eat, but at least one member of the party has to order food from that dining establishment. Some restaurants at the parks provide microwaving services and boiling services.
Without further ado, here is the list of restaurants that serve up Low-Allergen foods. All of these restaurants serve up Low-Allergen foods that cater to children 8 years or younger.
Tokyo Disneyland = Plaza Restaurant, Queen of Hearts Banquet Hall, Eastside Cafe, Center Street Coffeehouse, Hokusai, Blue Bayou Restaurant, Polynesian Terrace Restaurant, Crystal Palace Restaurant (Character Breakfast), Plaza Pavilion Restaurant, The Diamond Horseshoe, Hungry Bear Restaurant, Grandma Sara’s Kitchen.
Tokyo Disneysea: Vulcania Restaurant, Casbah Food Court, Yucatan Base Camp Grill, Cafe Portofino, Zambini Brothers’ Ristorante, Magellan’s, Ristorante Di Canaletto, Restaurant Sakura, S.S. Columbia Dining Room, Horizon Bay Restaurant.
All of the restaurants listed above provide boiling and microwave services. Sadly, out of all the restaurants listed above, only two from each park serve up Low-Allergen food portioned towards adults.
Tokyo Disneyland: Hungry Bear Restaurant and Crystal Palace Restaurant (Character Breakfast)
Tokyo Disneysea: Horizon Bay Restaurant and Casbah Food Court
That’s it folks. To wrap things up, I feel that those of you with food allergies should plan accordingly and take extra precaution. When in doubt, just ask a cast member before you place an order. I will also suggest heading to Guest Services when you first enter the parks to ask for further advice on this issue.
PS: I am so thankful to one of our readers, Jay Farmer. He wrote in to us to share about his experience in Tokyo Disney Resort. This is what he has to say,”My family has done a yearly trip to Tokyo Disney during the Christmas Holidays for the past 14 years, and are gearing up for this year’s trip now. Three years ago, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, and we have found that just asking a server about gluten-free options at any of the Tokyo Disney Resort restaurants will usually result in a very swift visit from the manager, who will go over everything that will meet your needs. Of course, I’m referring only to the full-service restaurants. We’ve not had any problems getting great meals at the Happiest Place On Earth.”