Chicken & Shrimp Teriyaki at Katsura Grill

*This dining experience took place in October 2016.

Katsura Grill, a quick service restaurant at the Japan Paviion in Epcot, has long been a place that I’ve wanted to eat. Back when it used to be called the Yakitori House I had the most awful experience, in which I was told not even white rice was safe for me to eat due to cross contamination. Yikes! So, I’ll be honest that I’ve pretty much avoided the place since.

Recently, I learned from a reader that they are now serving gluten free teriyaki, so you know I had to check this out, especially since Brandon loves the Beef Udon Noodles here, and it would be nice to enjoy a meal together there.

Katsura Grill Allergy Sheet

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After I arrived at Katsura Grill, I spoke with a cast member who said that they did have gluten free teriyaki. She let me look at the ingredients binder and also take pictures. As you can see, they offer chicken, shrimp, and a combination of the two as options. Both dishes do contain soy but are gluten free and dairy free.

Katsura Grill Allergy Sheets

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The cast member also mentioned to me that I could have some of the sushi rolls too, though I did not check those ingredients in the binder.

Katsura Grill Menu with Gluten Free Notations

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As you can see from the regular menu, they quickly identify the gluten free teriyaki options for adults and kiddos.

Chicken & Shrimp Teriyaki at Katsura Grill

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My food arrived fairly quickly, and they also had marked my food with a gluten free notice. In general, I liked the chicken and shrimp teriyaki that I got well enough, though to be honest, I make a better version at home myself.

The dish does come with white rice and a plain salad. I would have liked to have had a nice ginger dressing or something with the lettuce, as it was served with no dressing. The kids version comes with steamed vegetables, and I think I would have preferred that over the plain lettuce.

In generally, I would definitely get it again, but if I have a choice I’ll probably order options from other locations. Still, it’s awesome to have something safe so I can get it every once in a while.

As a quick aside, next door to the Yakitori House is the Mitsukoshi store which includes a hidden Sake Bar! If you’re popping by, definitely check it out. Brandon and I went and loved it.


Have you been to Katsura Grill? What did you think of the gluten free teriyaki?