One of the most decadent and delicious meals that can be enjoyed is a perfectly cooked steak, and any carnivore knows that there are many different cuts and ways to prepare the meat that can transform it. The Walt Disney World Resort is home to several amazing table service restaurants where Guests can enjoy amazing steaks like Le Cellier Steakhouse, Yachtsman Steakhouse, California Grill, Morimoto Asia, The Hollywood Brown Derby, and Shula’s Steak House.
One of the most indulgent and expensive types of beef is Wagyu. Wagyu is a Japanese cattle breed that tends to be more active, resulting in more muscular fat cells throughout the meat that provide gorgeous marbling and incredible flavor. Wagyu has slowly begun to grow more popular in the United States, and Guests who are enjoying time at the Walt Disney World Resort have several amazing and diverse ways to enjoy it. From traditional butcher’s cuts to inventive interpretations and presentations, here are the best meals to enjoy at the Walt Disney World Resort with Wagyu!
Wagyu Flat Iron 8 oz – STK Orlando
It’s no surprise that one of the best locations to enjoy not only steak but delicious Wagyu, is STK Orlando, found in The Landing area of Disney Springs. Featuring a modern interior often entertained by an in-house DJ, STK Orlando serves up an extensive variety of steaks including the Wagyu Flat Iron 8 oz which is cooked to a Guest’s preference and literally oozing with flavor.
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Japanese Wagyu A5 Spinalis 6 oz – STK Orlando
Guests can also enjoy a unique cut of Wagyu at STK Orlando, which has been butchered from the rib-eye cap of the Wagyu cattle, with beautiful marbling and flavor throughout. The Japanese Wagyu A5 Spinalis 6 oz is a unique cut that Guests can have prepared to their liking that is tender and filled with flavor thanks to the beautiful marbling of fat found throughout the entire cut.
Wagyu Burger & Fries – STK Orlando
While the dinner menu at STK Orlando primarily focuses on the butcher’s cuts of steak, the lunch menu has a lighter feel with more handheld sandwich and burger options. Wagyu fans who do dine at the table service restaurant for lunch can indulge in the Wagyu Burger & Fries, which features a seven-ounce patty topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, American cheese, special sauce, and a side of fries. Guests also have the option to add an egg, bacon, grilled onions, or avocado for an additional fee.
Lil’s BRGs – STK Orlando
Those looking to enjoy Wagyu at lunch or dinner at STK Orlando without ordering it for their entrée can enjoy a shareable starter option that packs big flavors with a cute presentation. The Lil’ BRGs are Wagyu beef sliders that are stacked high with a thick patty and special sauce on sesame seed buns, and Guests might not want to share with the table after enjoying their first bite!
Wagyu Burger BKFT- STK Orlando
Brunch at STK Orlando puts unique spins on classic steakhouse options, including a breakfast twist on a traditional burger with some decadent Wagyu meat thrown in. The Wagyu Burger BKFT features the same seven-ounce patty as its lunch counterpart but tops it with American cheese, bacon, fried egg, lettuce, tomato, onion, and special sauce all served with a side of fries. Talk about the perfect way to kick off any morning in Disney Springs!
Wagyu Meatballs – STK Orlando
When thinking about delicious cuts of steak, especially Wagyu, the first thought might not be Italian food, but STK Orlando perfectly pulls off a traditional Italian classic while incorporating the meat. The Wagyu Meatballs are perfectly fried and moist balls of Wagyu that are served over a bed of chunky tomato sauce, cherry tomatoes, and spaghetti for an elevated take on an Italian classic that Guests will want to go back for time and time again!
Carpaccio di Manzo – Tutto Italia Ristorante
The Italy Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase is home to several table service restaurants that serve up traditional Italian cuisine, including Tutto Italia Ristorante which is open daily for lunch and dinner and features a menu of Old World favorites served in a charming setting. The best way to begin any dinner at Tutto Italia Ristorante is by ordering the Carpaccio di Manzo antipasti option, which pairs thinly shaved pieces of charred Wagyu beef with arugula, Parmesan cheese, and lemon dressing.
Wagyu Wrap – Tokyo Dining
Also found in EPCOT’s World Showcase is Tokyo Dining, a modern table service restaurant in the Japan Pavilion that features a menu of traditional Japanese cuisine served in a setting inspired by the exciting and bustling atmosphere of modern Tokyo. A wonderful way to begin lunch or dinner at Tokyo Dining is by ordering the Wagyu Wrap from the Ostumami menu, which features Wagyu strip loin paired with black tobko, rice, nori, yuzu peel, and a drizzle of sashimi soy sauce that pairs perfectly with some premium sake!
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Wagyu Burger – Big River Grille & Brewing Works
A relatively overlooked table service restaurant at the Walt Disney World Resort is Big River Grille & Brewing Works, which is a microbrewery that serves updated takes on American bar favorites at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn. Open for lunch and dinner each day, Big River Grille & Brewing Works features a very extensive menu including the Wagyu Burger, which serves up an American-style Wagyu beef burger with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and a side of kettle chips.