REVIEW: Amazing decor and sweet memorabilia at Tokyo Disneyland’s ‘Queen of Hearts Banquet Hall’ don’t make up for mediocre food

When people visit Tokyo Disneyland, often one of their first stops for a unique dining experience is the classic movie-themed Queen of Hearts Banquet Hall in Fantasyland. Alice in Wonderland. Thanks to an amazing series of new souvenir items available as bundles with restaurant meals and desserts, we decided to finally give it a try with our thoughts on the latest menu refresh!

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Upon entering the restaurant, guests pass through the doorknob flanked by two Card Soldiers holding food.

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Inside, the interior is filled from top to bottom with Wonderland decor, specifically faux flowers that double as lights.

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The dining rooms overlooking the park have stained glass cartoons with hearts in their center, as well as scenes from the film.

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When guests are ready to command, they can cross the hedges, past other map soldiers, and enter the Queen of Hearts’ castle!

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On the left side of the dining room, guests can also be greeted by various Wonderland figures holding dishes and serving utensils.

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The Queen of Hearts Banquet Hall is a buffet-style setup where guests have a choice of multiple entrees, starters, and desserts, all served a la carte.

Baked salmon with seafood cream sauce – ¥1400 ($12.75)

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For our review we chose the Baked Salmon in a Seafood Cream Sauce which also comes with some kind of bread potato, I legitimately couldn’t determine what it was. acted. Although the skin comes off fairly easily, we were left with one cut of salmon that was unevenly cooked, with some areas being too dry and difficult to cut, while others were perfectly fine. Also, while the cream sauce is a nice compliment, the taste is rather lacking and makes you want a little more. As for the weird potato bread thing, it was surprisingly delicious with a touch of tomato and cheese, definitely makes up for the rather mediocre starter.

Strawberry Cream Cake with Souvenir Plate – ¥850 ($7.74)

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The real reason we came today is of course for the desserts! To start, we dug into this lovely (albeit a bit small) cake. But in reality, it’s a great value proposition given that you keep the plate! The cake itself is a mix of shades of pink and purple, topped with rich frosting and half a strawberry.

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Plus, the plate itself is quite adorable, featuring Alice, the Queen and King of Hearts, the White Rabbit, and the Cheshire Cat.

As for the cake itself, it was exactly as it should be, at the perfect level of sweetness and balance between cake and frosting. Often the cakes served at Tokyo Disney Resort and in Japan in general are too moist and spongy, so it was a pleasant surprise to taste a lot of rich icing in the layers of the cake. The cake itself was a mixed berry flavor, with strawberry frosting inside and rich raspberry frosting on top. It really was a great choice and we highly recommend it! Plus, check out how cute the plate is!

Cream pudding with souvenir cup – ¥850 ($7.74)

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Housed inside this amazing keepsake ceramic mug that features the same art as the plate and a heart-shaped handle, and is definitely worth it for the mug alone!

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Plus you get this… rather unimpressive dessert. Other than the white chocolate ace of hearts, there’s absolutely nothing special about it compared to any other Japanese pudding (think flan, basically). The flavor of the custard was mild at best, combined with the caramel syrup creates a rather…uninspired flavor. Other souvenir desserts served around Tokyo Disneyland are far more impressive than this, but the design of the cup certainly makes up for it.

Souvenir platter – ¥1,200 ($10.93)

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Also available with the purchase of any entree is this keepsake tray, designed exactly like those given to guests when they dine!

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The keepsake tray is about half the size of the original tray and is a great addition to the collection of anyone who has ever dreamed of bringing these trays home.

All in all, if none of the souvenir items appeal to you, you’re much better off spending your money on other restaurants in Tokyo Disneyland, like La Taverne de Gaston or the latest seasonal decor around the park. But if your heart is set on the mini tray or keepsake dessert set, a trip to Queen of Hearts Banquet Hall is sure to be worth your time! Have you ever dined here? Are you interested in visiting on your next trip to Tokyo Disneyland? Let us know in the comments below!

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