Cocktails and Sushi at Disney’s California Grill

Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World

In my opinion, there’s one top pick at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida when you’re craving cocktails, sushi and fabulous sunsets and that’s the California Grill at the Contemporary Resort. I’ve already given the restaurant a review here on “Where’s Amanda?“, but today I’m talking sushi.

If you don’t know where the California Grill is, it’s located on the top floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort and overlooks Bay Lake to the east and the Seven Seas Lagoon to the west. The Seven Seas Lagoon is the centerpiece to Disney’s Polynesian Resort Village, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa and the Magic Kingdom. The restaurant has floor to ceiling windows which produce some of the most picture perfect sunsets as well as views of Wishes fireworks over the Magic Kingdom each night.

Dirty Martini at the California Grill overlooking Magic Kingdom

Let’s Talk Sushi

There are only seven selections on the California Grill Sushi Menu and on our most recent visit we ordered five of the seven.

Tuna Four Ways $26

Sushi at the California Grill at Walt Disney World

Poke / Tartare / Maki / Nigiri 

California Combination Roll $24

Sushi at the California Grill at Walt Disney World

Jumbo Lump Crab / Avocado / Cucumber / Shrimp Tempura

Pork Belly Nigiri $22

Sushi at the California Grill at Walt Disney World

House-cured Pork / Bacon and Yuzu Rice / Spicy Teriyaki

Spicy Kazan Roll $26

Sushi at the California Grill at Walt Disney World

Crab / Shrimp / Scallops / Tuna / Fireball Sauce

Dragon Roll $25

Sushi at the California Grill at Walt Disney World

Spicy and Tataki Tuna / Shrimp Tempura / Avocado / Dragon Sauce / Hijiki-Shirataki Salad

All of the sushi at the California Grill is exceptional and although each offering has Signature Dining pricing, the rolls are quite substantial in size and would constitute an entire meal for some…if you’re not sharing them with a table of  six of your closest friends.

Disney's California Grill Lounge at Walt Disney World

Honorable Mention

California Grill overlooking Magic Kingdom

This post was supposed to be all about the sushi but I have to give a shout out to two other dishes present at the table.

Pork Two Ways ($39 entrée) – Grilled Tenderloin / Goat Cheese Polenta / Mushrooms / Lacquered Belly / Applesauce

and

Chili-Coffee Rubbed Pork Flatbread ($16 appetizer) Washington Red Pear Butter / Pepper Jack Cheese / Fresh Pear / Coffee BBQ Sauce

There’s definitely not a lack of pork on the menu at the California Grill. I hope this post has enticed you to try the sushi here on your next trip to the Orlando area. You won’t be disappointed.

California Grill
Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World
4600 World Dr.
Orlando, FL 32830
(407) WDW-DINE
DisneyWorld.com/CaliforniaGrill

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