Teppan Edo

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 8 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Asian, Japanese, Restaurant
83% of 6 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1780 Ave of the Stars, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 Directions

(407) 827-8520
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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    For those unfamiliar with teppan yaki, it's a style of restaurant where your food is prepared on a hot grill at your table while you watch. They use knives directly on the cook surface, and you can see all the leftover gunk from previous parties collecting at the edges. They clean it in front of you, and the process involves just running a damp towel over it. I'm not sure what the manager in the other review is thinking saying this will be adequate to clean all the potential allergens off. Obviously this shared surface is terrible for celiacs, but they do offer to cook your food in the kitchen on a separate, dedicated allergen free surface. However, this is the first Disney World restaurant I've been to so far that does not offer an allergy menu. Instead, the manager comes out and lists off all the sauces you can't have, and that's about all they do for you. Then you have to hold that list in your head while navigating the menu. The salad was a bowl of romaine and iceberg with some straight red wine vinegar on the side. Not even with oil, salt, or pepper, just some vinegar. Awful. I had two bites and just no. They typically serve everyone udon noodles with veggies as a side with their selected protein, but they have no allergy friendly alternatives to the noodles. Instead, you get grilled veggies with no seasoning and a bottle of kikkoman gf soy sauce. They serve everyone else seasoned rice, but you get plain white rice. On the plus side, I tested the dipping sauce they served me as well as the meal with my Nima sensor and they came back gluten-free. However, Nima can't detect fermented wheat products like soy sauce, so it only rules out ctoss-contamination with the noodles and breaded products, not with the regular soy sauce.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    Great atmosphere. Some people online have said their GF dishes were prepared in the back. We walked in and they assured us the surfaced was adequately cleaned. We were a group of 4, three with celiac and there was 4 people from another group. The chef started with the GF dishes first to ensure no CC. We got the full experience of having the food cooked in front of us. Highly recommended!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I was very nervous to eat here because I am extremely sensitive to cross contamination and I didn't want to ruin my Disney vacation but this exceeded my expectations! The manager came over and explained my options to me and promised that they are very good about keeping everything separate. He even told me that they would cook my food on a tepan grill in the back because to much soy sauce has been cooked onto the ones at the table, which made me feel better! Long story short, the food came out, it was delicious and I didn't get sick! Highly recommend!

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Pretty much what Mom of four said. Food was excellent. We did the Hibachi style dinning. Was slightly embarrassing the they cooked all of my food first as I was the only GF at the table of eight. The mgr came out and reviewed their procedures with me, what I needed to stay away from they gave me GF soy sauce.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Japanese grill, 8 to a table, chef prepares in front of you. Helpful and knowledgeable about celiac. Prepared the 5 celiac meals first, then the remaining 3, to prevent cross-contamination. GF meals were a little blander (2 of 3 sauces not Gf, couldn't have noodles or marinades on meats) but still tasty, and a fun experience. Did provide GF soy sauce.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly

Categories

  • Asian
  • Japanese
  • Restaurant
Monday
12 pm - 9 pm
Tuesday
12 pm - 9 pm
Wednesday
12 pm - 9 pm
Thursday
12 pm - 9 pm
Friday
12 pm - 9 pm
Saturday
12 pm - 9 pm
Sunday
12 pm - 9 pm

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