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Are you looking for good eats with Southern hospitality, are you ready to dig into a New Orleans meal—Jazz Kitchen Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort is the winner!
Jazz Kitchen is located in the Downtown Disney District, so you can dine there without a Disneyland ticket. As a bonus, you can even park for free (with validation) in the Downtown Disney parking lot.
Keep reading to find out what to eat at Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney, along with menu links and photos to with it.
This review is based off of multiple visits, some paid for by myself and some hosted by Jazz Kitchen, all opinions are my own and recommendations come straight from my taste buds.
Jazz Kitchen Downtown Disney Quick Info
Jazz Kitchen is located inside the shopping and dining district at Disneyland Resort. Downtown Disney is a popular spot for dining on arrival day, departure day or just for a day out of shopping, eating and even special date nights.
You do not need a ticket to Disneyland to enjoy strolling and eating in Downtown Disney and parking is free with validation from many locations.
- Jazz Kitchen is located almost to the center of Downtown Disney, but a bit closer to The Disneyland Hotel
- This restaurant offer indoor, outdoor and private rooms for larger parties and events
- Jazz Kitchen Express is their quick order location next door, but offers a different menu
- Open for Sunday brunch and daily for lunch and dinner see Jazz Kitchen’s full menu here
- Make reservations via the Disneyland App or by calling 714-776-5200
Allow yourself plenty of time to park, go through security and of course to shop before or after your meal at Jazz Kitchen Downtown Disney.
Jazz Kitchen Disneyland Menu
I’ve dined at Jazz Kitchen numerous times for lunch and dinner, and of course dessert at Jazz Kitchen Express for their famous beignets.
Jazz Kitchen is open for lunch, dinner and Jazz Kitchen Express serves breakfast as well. See Jazz Kitchen’s full menu here.
Over the years our family has samples an assortment of Jazz Kitchen food. The menu here is super diverse, so even if you’re not into gumbo or jambalaya, you’ll still find something to enjoy.
Note that menu offerings do change, but there’s always something delicious to try. We started our visit with garlic cheese bread and coconut crusted shrimp. We even got our non-adventurous little eaters to try the shrimp!
I have dined here in the past during a marketing meeting with The Anaheim Hotel (if you haven’t checked out their rooms, see my tour here) for lunch. I ordered Greek Goddess Salad pictured below.
Salads are a great choice for a lighter fare at Disneyland. It comes with crispy romaine lettuce, applewood smoked bacon, Granny Smith apples, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, toasted pumpkin seeds and green goddess dressing (add chicken or shrimp if desired).
Also served during our lunch is a seasonal crispy chicken wrap paired with Cajun fries that are irresistible! I may have taken one or two from my colleagues plate when he wasn’t looking.
You’ll also have the chance to experience authentic Jambalaya just the way they make it on the Gulf Coast. Pasta jambalaya is full of shrimp, andouille sausage, roasted chicken, Creole seasoning, accompanied by spinach fettuccine. It was spicy and delicious!
Next up for dinner is the black and blue steak. I am not a steak eater, but even I wished I ordered this!
My husband got this and I stole a bite or two. Delicious! Our waiter said it was his favorite entree and you better believe I am ordering this (and keeping it all to myself) next time I go.
Brining little ones with you to Jazz Kitchen for lunch or dinner? There’s plenty to try from the kids menu at Jazz Kitchen. Kids will like the classic staples like chicken tenders grilled cheese, cheeseburgers and more.
Need more kid friendly eats at Disneyland? This top kid meals at Disneyland should do the trick.
Jazz Kitchen Downtown Disney Drinks & Desserts
Downtown Disney’s Jazz kitchen has a full bar and drink menu. They even have non-alcoholic and specialty drinks for kids and adults like me :).
My kids enjoyed Shirley Temples and Bubble Gum soda. I pretty much always order a virgin mojito if it’s on the menu.
New in 2020, secret menu alert! I was one a few guests who were the first people to try this new secret menu item: bananas foster beignets. The name speaks for itself, but the picture speaks even louder.
Not just beignets, I mean of course you want to order some but will get to that later. We order double chocolate bread pudding which takes about 30 minutes prepare so be sure to tell your server before you’re ready to have it delivered to table. And case you don’t, it’s worth waiting for.
I also couldn’t resist ordering peach cobbler and it was a dream! I’d order this again in a hot second.
Now that your stomach is growling and your mouth is watering, make your reservations and then try out some of these Jazz Kitchen recipes at home in the mean time. And keep reading for more Jazz Kitchen food and time saving tips.
Jazz Kitchen Express Disneyland
In a hurry to get to Disneyland Park? No problem! You can stop by Jazz Kitchen Express, just to the side of the main Jazz Kitchen entry. Grab a breakfast sandwich on the go . . .
Or one of their scrambled egg plates to take with you on your way to Disneyland Park for the day!Let’s not forget fresh, hot beignets served all day long, popcorn shrimp, burgers and more.
All the Jazz Kitchen Express items are made fresh and quick so you can be on your way.
Complete Downtown Disney Guide
Downtown Disney is always a popular spot for dining on arrival day and departure day. Lots of people visiting Disneyland Resort also make a point to stop here for souvenir shopping at the end of their trip because it’s home to the massive World of Disney store.
If you’re looking for more places to eat, snack or indulge your sweet tooth be sure to check out my entire Downtown Disney dining guide here.
Jazz Kitchen Downtown Disney is hot spot for dining at Downtown Disney. This whimsical dining establishment brings New Orleans flavors, music and atmosphere to Anaheim.
Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen at Downtown Disney is a great spot to enjoy any meal. Stop in during a break from the frantic pace of the theme parks or drop in on the night you arrive. When will I see you at Jazz Kitchen Downtown Disney?