As you enter the Japanese Pavilion, you will notice a few steps on the left leading up to what appears like a tea house. You have to look carefully – after all my trips, I didn’t notice it right away, since my focus seems to be more on the shopping area and the Nine Dragons.
However, inside that tea house, the Katsura Grill, a quick service dining location, is definitely a great place for teriyaki, sushi, chicken salads and more. You can also find Japanese draft beers, sake and wine available, along with soft drinks and tea. There is a child’s menu with teriyaki chicken & vegetables and includes juice or milk and a cookie. There is seating both inside with large tables, and tables under the front porch. In addition you will find umbrella tables outside in the open area patio. You are completely surrounded by greenery and the pond, which adds to the ambiance. While there, you can find one of the most relaxing Koi ponds I have ever seen, with Koi the size of catfish!
An added bonus! There is a small un-crowded bathroom in the back corner!
When you visit Katsura Grill, be sure and spend some quiet time walking around the Koi pond, there are several paths to follow, and it is a lovely and relaxing place to visit!
Debbie and her husband live in Collegedale, TN where her youngest son is going to college. She is a huge Disney fan who dreams of someday retiring and working as a tour guide at Walt Disney World. She has enjoyed many trips to WDW with children, grandchildren and sometimes adults only. It is her ultimate goal to make sure everyone who visits WDW has the same magical time that she enjoys every time she visits.