Disney has released full menus for the dining options in the San Fransokyo Square area based on Big Hero 6 in California Adventure at Disneyland Resort. This post offers a sneak peek at the entrees, sides, snacks, and drinks coming to the restaurants in this newly reimagined land.
In case you missed it, San Fransokyo Square is taking over Pacific Wharf in phases throughout Summer 2023, a transformation that has already been in progress for the last several months. This might sound like huge news to those who haven’t been to DCA, but it’s worth noting that Pacific Wharf is basically a food court.
Don’t get us wrong: Pacific Wharf is a lovely area where we eat there often, and we’re really looking forward to the San Fransokyo Square transformation. We just don’t want to get hopes up or for anyone to expect this to be a fully-fledged land with multiple attractions, entertainment, etc. It’s going to have a new meet & greet, retail, and expanded dining options. The change from Pacific Wharf to San Fransokyo Square is a essentially a plussing that should result in an incremental improvement–perhaps more for big fans of Big Hero 6!
With basic background out of the way, we’re excited to share that the San Fransokyo Square restaurants will start to introduce new menu offerings over the summer, starting with Lucky Fortune Cookery on July 19, 2023. In the weeks following, even more dining options will join the seaside plaza as the transformation continues through mid-August 2023.
The new Big Hero 6 neighborhood will be home to new locations like Aunt Cass Café, Port of San Fransokyo Cervecería, and Rita’s Turbine Blenders. Each of these spots will feature diverse menus with items like the Shrimp Katsu Sandwich or Beef Birria Ramen, and even a Baymax Sipper!
In addition to that, fan favorites from Lucky Fortune Cookery and Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill will still be available–and with new menu items to enjoy, too! Let’s take a look at the full menus of food and drinks coming to San Fransokyo Square…
Lucky Fortune Cookery (Available starting July 19, 2023)
- Karaage-inspired Crispy Chicken Sandwich with slaw, and Togarashi mayonnaise on a potato bun served with garlic chips (New)
- Beef Birria Ramen with consomé, served with house-made birria, soft boiled egg, Monterey Jack, cilantro, roasted corn, onions, and radish (New)
- Yaki Udon with mushrooms, sugar snap peas, roasted red peppers, bok choy, and dark soy and hoisin sauces (New) (Plant-based)
- Yaki Udon with Karaage-inspired Chicken with mushrooms, sugar snap peas, roasted red peppers, bok choy, and dark soy and hoisin sauces (New)
- Baymax Macaron filled with chocolate-hazelnut spread and buttercream (New)
- Pork Wonton Nachos: Hoisin-glazed pork, cheese sauce, spicy aïoli, pickled cabbage, jalapeños, and toasted sesame seeds
- Teriyaki Chicken with sautéed vegetables and steamed rice
- Beef Bulgogi Burrito with seasoned rice, cabbage slaw, and garlic chips
- Pot Stickers: Crispy vegetable and chicken pot stickers
- Teriyaki Chicken with sautéed vegetables and steamed rice
- Chicken and Rice with vegetables and steamed rice (Disney Check Meal)
- Yaki Udon with mushrooms, sugar snap peas, bok choy, dark soy sauce, and hoisin sauce (New) (Plant-based)
- Lychee Tea: Gold Peak Unsweetened Black Tea and premium lychee syrup with lychee coconut jelly (Non-alcoholic) (New)
- Thai Tea with sea salt cream and brown sugar boba (Non-alcoholic)
- Hot Green Tea (Non-alcoholic)
- Bottle Logic Hanamachi: Japanese Rice Lager
- Strawberry Lychee Cocktail: Vodka, lychee liqueur, premium strawberry syrup, and fresh lemon juice with sliced strawberry garnish (New)
Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill (Available starting July 26, 2023)
- San Fransokyo-style Street Corn with Togarashi mayonnaise, queso fresco, furikake, and bonito flakes served with wheat chicharrones (New)
- QuesaBirria Street-style Tacos: Braised beef and cheese tacos with tomatillo salsa and consomé
- Carne Asada Street-style Tacos: Citrus-marinated grilled steak tacos with crushed avocados and fuego salsa
- Al Pastor Street-style Tacos: Pineapple-achiote marinated pork tacos with crushed avocados and jalapeño-garlic salsa
- Pollo Asado Street-style Tacos: Achiote-marinated grilled chicken tacos with crushed avocados and fuego salsa
- Tacos Dorados de Papa: Crispy potato tacos topped with cabbage slaw, crema, and tomatillo salsa (Plant-based)
- Frijoles Charros: Chorizo and bacon stewed pinto beans
- Lime-Cilantro Rice
- Carne Asada Taco
- Pollo Asado Taco
- Horchata Agua Fresca: House-made rice and cinnamon beverage (Non-alcoholic)
- Melon Cocktail: Tequila, melon liqueur, fresh lemon juice, and orgeat topped with a cherry (New)
- Lime Margarita
- Bootlegger’s Cocina Cuca-Mango: Mango-flavored Hazy IPA
- Modelo Especial
- Citrus Michelada with Bootlegger’s IPA
- Citrus Michelada with Modelo Especial
Rita’s Turbine Blenders (Available starting July 26, 2023)
- Turbine Twirler with choice of frozen wild cherry, frozen lemon-lime, frozen strawberry, or frozen blue raspberry slushy topped with peach gummy ring (Non-alcoholic) (New)
- Rita’s Lemon-Lime Margarita with strawberry cream-covered cocoa biscuit stick (New)
- Rita’s Grand Lemon-Lime Margarita with a splash of liqueur and strawberry cream-covered cocoa biscuit stick (New)
- Rita’s Strawberry Margarita with strawberry cream-covered cocoa biscuit stick (New)
- Rita’s Grand Strawberry Margarita with a splash of liqueur and strawberry cream-covered cocoa biscuit stick (New)
Aunt Cass Café (Coming Soon!)
- Curry Beef: Beef, carrots, potatoes, and onions cooked in classic curry topped with rice, pickled ginger, and green onions served in a Boudin sourdough bread bowl (New)
- San Fransokyo Clam Chowder: Creamy clam chowder with bacon, potatoes, and a hint of white miso served in a Boudin sourdough bread bowl (New)
- Mac & Cheese
- Soba Noodle Salad with tofu, cabbage, edamame, carrots, roasted corn, scallions, and cilantro topped with crispy shallots and sesame ginger dressing (New) (Plant-based)
- Chilled Shrimp Soba Noodle Salad with tofu, cabbage, edamame, carrots, roasted corn, scallions, and cilantro topped with crispy shallots and sesame ginger dressing
- Japanese-style Fluffy Cheesecake (New)
- Shrimp Katsu Sandwich: Panko-breaded shrimp patty on a potato bun with cabbage slaw, spicy mayo, and katsu sauce served with garlic chips (New)
- Turkey Pesto Club: Roasted turkey breast, pesto aїoli, havarti, bacon, arugula and tomato on herb focaccia served with potato chips
- Steamed Rice (New)
- Boudin Sourdough Loaf, Round or Baguette (Plant-based)
- Turkey Sandwich (Disney Check Meal)
- Mac & Cheese
- Honey Lemon-Ade: Minute Maid Lemonade Zero Sugar and yuzu purée with passion fruit and strawberry popping spheres (Non-alcoholic) (New)
- Specialty Caramel Cream Cold Brew: Joffrey’s Coffee Caramel Mudslide Cold Brew topped with house-made sea salt caramel whipped cream (Non-alcoholic) (New)
- Peach Soju Citrus Cocktail: Citrus beverage with peach-flavored soju (New)
- Firestone Walker Brewing Company, 805
Port of San Fransokyo Cervecería (Coming Soon!)
- Garlic Pinwheel Chips Mix (New)
- Karl Strauss Brewing Company Endless Summer Hard Seltzer: Mandarin Orange & Dragon Fruit (New)
- Karl Strauss Brewing Company Moment of Zen: Japanese Rice Lager (New)
- Karl Strauss Brewing Company Follow the Sun Blonde Ale
- Karl Strauss Brewing Company Windansea Wheat Ale
- Karl Strauss Brewing Company Red Trolley Ale
- Karl Strauss Brewing Company Boat Shoes Hazy IPA
- Karl Strauss Brewing Company Aurora Hoppyalis IPA
Coming Soon! Baymax Sipper at Multiple Locations
- Baymax Sipper: Includes choice of fountain beverage at time of purchase (Limit two per person, per transaction; no discounts apply); Will be available at the following:
- Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill
In terms of commentary, this is almost too good to be true. As noted above, we love Pacific Wharf. There’s a reason every counter service restaurant in this area made our list of the 23 Best Restaurants at Disneyland Resort. This food court is really good, and underrated among Disneyland diehards (despite its popularity with the general public).
Disneyland Resort’s culinary team has done a fantastic job improving the menus around Pacific Wharf over the course of the last several years. There are items on each of these menus that can hold their own against real world counterparts in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, both of which are no slouch when it comes to Mexican and Asian cuisine.
My concern was that some or all of these items would be lost, and Disney would instead opt for more crowd-pleasing menus in what’s sure to be a popular area for tourists. Thankfully, that fear was unfounded. Every single standout entree is sticking around. Not only that, but the menus are all expanding, and some of the new additions sound both delicious and ambitious. (The only omission that I see is the bread pudding at Pacific Wharf Cafe, but that’s seasonal and often not listed on these menus–I wouldn’t be surprised if it sticks around or moves elsewhere.)
Not to search for the cloud cover on every sunshiny day, but I wonder how long all of this will last. It’s common for Disney’s culinary teams to aim high with new menus…only for those to run into the realities of theme park operations shortly after arrival. We’ve seen that time and time again, most recently with that snack stand near TRON Lightcycle Run at Magic Kingdom.
Disneyland Resort is different from a demographics perspective, so it probably won’t be a matter of guests ‘demanding’ more crowd-pleasing fare. Instead, the issue could come with kitchens being unable to efficiently prepare the wide variety of items. Hopefully this pessimism on my part also turns out to be unfounded, and the restaurants of San Fransokyo Square are wildly successful and end up ushering in a new era of ambitious menus at Disneyland Resort. If so, the culinary team’s next stop should be a detour around the bend into Cars Land, where the food scene is running on empty and the menus are a few years overdue for their annual tuneups.
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What do you think of the news that Pacific Wharf will be reimagined as San Fransokyo Square from Big Hero 6? Looking forward to trying the new menu items, checking out the new shopping, or meeting Hiro and Baymax? Do you agree or disagree with our assessment? Any questions? Hearing your feedback—even when you disagree with us—is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!