As we walked in, we felt like we were actually walking into an animator’s studio! The walls at the entrance are sketches of our favorite Disney characters and let’s not forget our favorite Disney·Pixar characters too! The pillars around the restaurant are paint brushes, pencils, and colorful walls decorated with even more character sketches from the Disney·Pixar film Finding Nemo. Don’t forget to look at the shelves! These shelves are filled with maquettes, cups filled with paintbrushes, pencils, and toys from our favorite movies! Books can be found stacked up for the animator’s research with titles such as Great Barrier Reef, Ocean, Seahorses, Yacht Designing, and Coral Reef Fishes. I wonder what movie they could be researching for?
Throughout dinner, we saw Nemo’s friends swimming by us, Bruce and his shark friends slowly making their way around the room, and schools of fish playing guessing games with each table. It felt like we were in a fish tank and the fish were looking in on us as we enjoyed our dinner. I am glad we lingered at our table after dinner because Crush swam by and chatted with us. I really loved Crush interacting with kids and having them tell him about their cruise experience.
The menu offers a fresh take on California fare meets Asian cuisine. The menu offers a wide variety of gluten-free, vegetarian, and lighter note options. Each item on the menu is marked with a special symbol on the side to indicate whether it is gluten-free, vegetarian, or a lighter note option.