Lucky Fortune Cookery is a counter-service restaurant in Disney California Adventure. The restaurant serves quick Chinese fare and is located in the Pacific Wharf section of the park. Magic Key (Annual Pass) and DVC discounts are offered here. This review will cover our thoughts on the food, atmosphere and value at Lucky Fortune Cookery.
We’ve wrote many thoughts on Disney California Adventure’s mishmash of lands and how they all fit together. Almost all of the park’s lands stand out for some reason or another, whether that be good or bad. The only one that doesn’t is Pacific Wharf. In fact, there are times when walking around the park where it’s easy to forget that Pacific Wharf actually exists. Due to acting as a giant outdoor food court, it’s easy to walk right past the mini land that has no attractions.
I may be alone in this thought as the seating area does often seem busy. But the area being nondescript once actually inside may be the biggest knock on the restaurants that inhabit the land. I enjoy the facades and the nods to Monterey’s Cannery Row but the atmosphere when sitting and eating does just feel like a large, outdoor food court. There’s nothing necessarily wrong with that, it’s just forgettable especially compared to Flo’s or some of the counter-service options Disneyland offers.
If you do end up eating at Lucky Fortune Cookery, or any of the Pacific Wharf restaurants, sitting near the water may be the best bet. Sometimes Goofy or Max are up fishing as passersby head toward Pixar Pier. Otherwise, there’s not much to say about the atmosphere. The land is there to host a large amount of people eating. That’s it. We could debate the merits of the land existing, but that’s probably a topic for another blog post and really the least of DCA’s issues.
With a mundane atmosphere, we turn to the food at Lucky Fortune Cookery. Here’s a look at the menu. As you can see, the restaurant has a number of Asian options all in the $12-$15 range. There’s also a wide variety of options, with the Chicken Teriyaki being the most common option and everything else being pretty creative.
We’ll start with the Pork Ramen which is served with Nori, Roasted Corn and Green Onion. I’ve never really met a ramen I didn’t like and this is no exception. That said, this is pretty run of the mill as the broth and pork are both average. The corn does add a sweet taste and overall this is a nice option on a cool day. At $14.49, I think this is slightly overpriced but nothing outrageous.
We’ll move on to the Teriyaki Chicken which is served with Sautéed Vegetables and Steamed Rice. The chicken and vegetables were tasty and served with plenty of sauce. I don’t think this is anything better than the typical local Teriyaki place but it’s not worse than that either. The worst part of the dish was the rice as it tasted like Minute Rice. The plate as a whole was good but nothing special and it’s the safest play at Lucky Fortune Cookery. You get a decent amount of food for $12.99.
The Beef Bulgogi Burrito was the star of the show and it was served with Garlic Chips. Inside of the flour tortilla was Beef Bulgogi, rice and some peppers. I was surprised by how much spice was inside of the burrito. Relative to most Disney food, this packed a little bit of a punch but had a great flavor to go along with it. I was surprised by how well all of this paired together as it’s a pretty novel concept especially for being inside of a theme park. Of all the options we’ve tried, this is the one I’d like to go back for. The Garlic Chips are fine and a nice way to ease the spice. At $13.99, I think this is a decent value.
We’ve also had the Potstickers here and they were pretty generic overall. Again, another good but not great option. Having said that, at $6.49 these might be a decent snack option if you’re looking for something savory in California Adventure.
Overall, Lucky Fortune Cookery was slightly better than I expected with one exceptional item. I’ll be happy to go back for the Bulgogi Burrito anytime but other than that the food wasn’t anything too exciting and the atmosphere is mediocre. Lucky Fortune Cookery is a good choice if you’re in the mood for Asian food but there are better places throughout the resort!
Overall Rating – 7.5/10
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