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Old 03-24-2014, 04:36 PM   #1
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Kouzzina closing permanently at the end of September

I just read about this at WDWmagic.com Kouzzina by Cat Cora closing permanently at the end of September We've never eaten here but from what I've read, it sounded very hit and miss for the meals there.
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So sad! I really liked their breakfast food.
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Uh oh! My Canadian friend is going to be so sad.
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We've never been there, but we had wanted to try it, though it wasn't on a "must do" list. I hope whatever goes in next is good.
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My family loved Spoodles and were hesitant to see what replaced it. We have enjoyed Kouzzina... I'm happy I did an ADR for our August trip! Looks like it will be our last chance to enjoy it...


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I have never eaten there. I have never had the urge to eat there. I am not sure why??
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I am going to miss it for breakfast. I hope they find a new restaurant to replace it.
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I've heard lots of good things about breakfast, but we've only had dinner there and weren't overly wowed by it. I'm not overly sad to see it go - I can't wait to see what goes in there... something hopefully as good as Spoodles, which was there before Kouzzina.
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See, I think they did a good deal of business at breakfast, but their dinner menu didn't appeal to as many people. While I like Mediterranian food quite a bit, it seemed like their menu had too many dishes with cinnamon (which is the one ingredient I don't like in savory dishes). So we never tried the place.
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Never tried it and won't be visiting it in August before it leaves. Nothing on the dinner menu ever appealed to us. Can't wait to see what replaces it.
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We have dined there many times. The breakfast is very, very good & one of our favorites.

The dinner menu there is hit or miss though. I have had dinners that were really good, but then one that was mediocre at best.

Everyone seemed to love their breakfast - not sure why they didn't just redo the dinner menu....Maybe Cat Cora is pulling out?
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I had looked at the menu several times when I was trying to plan ADR's but nothing ever really appealed to me that much. I'll be interested to see what is going to replace it though.
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We are sad to know that Kouzzina will be
Closing. While staying at the BWV we usually
Have breakfast there as well as dinner at least
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:03 AM   #14
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It's not surprising Kouzzina is closing, "celebrity" themed restaurants have always been highly perishable, shaky propositions.

Frankly, Spoodles was better; the breakfast everyone is gushing about at Kouzzina was pretty much a carbon copy of what you used to be able to get at Spoodles.

As far what will replace Kouzzina, the only bet I'll make is whatever goes in that space will likely retain the walk up pizza window. The latter is a core, profitable fast serve enterprise on the Boardwalk which I highly doubt Disney will want to close.

That stated, it seems like Disney may finally throw in the towel on trying to offer a sit down "Mediterranean" dining experience in that location and go in another direction.

If you look at the current Boardwalk offerings, you've got three other sit downs (Flying Fish, Big River and ESPN). One of those is "finer" seafood and the other two are basically pub/sports bar food. Italian might seem likely an obvious option, but that might be redundant to some of what's over at the Swan and Dolphin. Asian or Latin American would be an interesting contrast to everything else in the Boardwalk/Beach/Yacht/Swan/Dolphin area, but I'm not sure how the pizza window will fit in with those!
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Old 03-28-2014, 06:41 AM   #15
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We have had dinner at Kouzzina several times. Every time a major disappointment. Sketchy service and food that was barely edible. Good riddance.
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