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“Love shaved ice!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kaki-Gori (Epcot Center)

Kaki-Gori (Epcot Center)
Epcot Center, Japanese Pavilion, Orlando, FL 32801 (Walt Disney World Resort)
(407) 827-8364
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Ranked #134 of 3,093 restaurants in Orlando
Neighborhood: Walt Disney World Resort
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“Love shaved ice!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

So refreshing! and it's on a snack credit for those wth the WDW meal plan!

Visited May 2011
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Miami Beach, Florida
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“WARNING...This is no longer Japanese-style shave ice !!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2010

We LOVE real Japanese style shave ice, and used to have it about four times each day while visiting Disney World, which we do a few times each year. It was the best, and we enjoyed it for nearly twenty years. On our most recent trip (last week) we found that the Japanese ice shaver (that had been in use for more than twenty years) has been replaced by an ice CRUSHER, and the result is no longer shaved ice, but an ordinary and unappealing snow cone. Gone now is the lovely, soft, powdery texture of real shave ice. Now you get hard little bits. VERY UNPLEASANT. The flavors are the same, but the product is no longer as advertised. Save your money...stay away.

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“An expensive snow cone with a fun Japanese name...but totally worth it on a hot day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2009

We LOVE having Kaki-Gori at Epcot. Essentially...it's a snow cone. It's shaved ice with fruit flavoring on top. They recently changed from serving it in a snowcone triangle cup to serving it in a standard Disney ice cream cup. It's a great treat on a hot day!

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Chicago, Illinois
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“Cool food on a hot day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2009

Kaki Gori (also known as snave ice) is a great find in EPCOT. All natural and tasty, it is good for one or a ton of people to share and in July, when its super hot, you are going to need this!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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“THE BEST Shave Ice we have ever had !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2008

My wife and I LOVE real Japanese style SHAVE ICE (NEVER say "shaved ice") and Kaki-Gori at Epcot Center in Walt Disney World is the best we've ever had. The women working at the stand (near the Japanese Pavilion in the World Showcase area) have, for the most part, been working here making shave ice for more than twenty years (and yes...they are all actually from Japan). Try the "Rainbow"...Strawberry, Tangerine, and Honeydew Melon flavors all on one cone...DELICIOUS. Since we are from South Florida, we NEVER go to Disney World during the summer...too crowded and too bloody awful HOT, but when we are at home and working in the yard, and hot and sweaty, we often look at each other and say..."I could go for a shave ice from Epcot."

We have recently returned from more than a week in Maui, and ate shave ice (a Hawaiian staple, apparently) all over the Island, from Kehei to Lahaina, to Hana, and everywhere else we could find it. It was wonderful, but still, the Kaki-Gori stand at Epcot is better than any we found in Hawaii. On an average day visiting Disney, we each have at least four of these, and we'd have more if we could hold them...this is better than any ride...

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