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“Disappointed!!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Goofy's Kitchen

Goofy's Kitchen
1150 Magic Way, Anaheim, CA (Disneyland)
714 781-3463
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Ranked #36 of 694 Restaurants in Anaheim
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $36
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Buffet, Reservations
Neighborhood: Disneyland
Description: Join Chef Goofy and some other favorite Disney Characters at this whimsical buffet-service restaurant where everyone's a kid! Dine on a wide selection of delicious dishes and laugh it up during your meal.
Reno, Nevada, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Disappointed!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

First they sat us at a place tucked away. When the characters came in they would only go to a couple tables, then head somewhere else. If we would have been sitting in a different area maybe it would have been better. It wasn't even that busy! My little one was upset when they completely ignored us. I ended up talking to the guy in charge of the bringing out the characters. He was very nice and finally had one character come out and see him, but that was it besides meeting Goofy at the front prior to sitting. So BIG DISAPPOINTMENT! Dinner wasn't bad, but the main reason we booked of course was for the characters. We were there atleast a good 2 hours, Bad day, I guess?? Want my refund, especially since my little one's feelings were hurt. :(

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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La Mirada, California
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“If your kids love Disney Characters .....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

If your young ones love to take pictures with Disney Characters, play with them and hug them, then this is a must experience. The California Disneyland Resort has two other Character Dinning Restaurants - PCH Grill and Storyteller's Cafe; but Goofy's Kitchen is by far the best one to go to.

The Character Dinning experience is what you primarily pay for. The food is average but not bad. The service is great well in keeping with Disney standards. However the best part is that the Characters come to your table and you get to take as many pictures as you want with them. The kids love the interaction with the Characters.

They also do a small show in the middle of the restaurant on which the kids get to dance and sign with the characters. A must visit - even if you are not going to visit Disneyland that day.

You do have to make reservations as I don't think that they take walk-ins. You can make your reservations by calling Disney Dining at (714) 781-DINE.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Maricopa, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Had a Great Time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We went at 7 a.m.on a weekday - booked reservation and we loved it! will definitely do it again! The food was great! Everything was very clean, friendly staff, and we saw 5 characters - goofy, chip n dale, baloo the bear, pluto. The kids loved it, it was pretty slow since we were the first ones there so the characters spent lots of time at our table. We did get the picture they take of us with goofy when you first get seated - set us back $35.99 -but it came out good so we were happy! will definitely do this another day!, pricey but worth it. Food quality was top notch, the buffet area was clean, you could tell they picked the best fruit and everything was tasty.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“The Characters were FABULOUS...the food was AWFUL”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We dined here for a character dinner with our two youngest boys aged 8 and 6. First of all, I realize the character dining is all about the kids interacting with the characters. Disney did not disappoint in that department. The Boys spent time with at least 7 or 8 characters....all of them that were in the restaurant made it to our table at some point and spent time with our boys taking pictures and signing autographs so that was great - they really enjoyed it. However, the food was truly awful. I know it's a buffet but think Golden Corral quality (if that) at the Wynn Vegas price. If you go into with that mindset - you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Baker City, Oregon
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Totally worth it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We debated spending the money on this dinner and decided to splurge on one character meal. There were about twenty-five in our group and so it was chaotic, but way fun! The characters were so fun and really interacted and "played" with the young kids (and older ones, too...Dad!). Minnie was the BEST! Although Aladdin was great and Pluto and of course, Goofy! The food was really good, too and we tried to keep it healthy with the salmon and roasted veggies...but then we got to dessert...! Of course you have to try several and they were amazing....red velvet cupcakes, creme brûlée, German chocolate brownies, pear-cherry cobbler....etc...we had a great time, spent too much money, but we were happy we did. GREAT memories were made.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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