By Jennifer Stuart
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo is a counter service restaurant located in Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland. Although there is also a Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo at Galaxy's Edge at Disney World and many food items are the same, this review specifically covers Disneyland. Galaxy's Edge is also sometimes referred to as "Star Wars Land" or by the name of the planet Batuu.
Like the rest of Galaxy's Edge, the theming in Docking Bay 7 is top notch. The experience is very immersive and you really feel like you could be in a food outlet in the docking bay in a galaxy far, far way. The cast members we interacted with were fantastic and really added to the experience, keeping in character as we chatted. There are so many little hidden details that will take time to discover.
There are many seating styles and locations in Docking Bay 7. Even though we visited during the dinner-time rush, there were plenty of seating options to choose from. There is counter-height seating on bar stool style chairs, quieter nooks with only a couple of tables, tables in the open and tables where the seats look like kegs. There are several different smaller rooms that are not immediately apparent that all have a different atmosphere so you can scout out some seating in an area that suits you. There is also an outside seating area that has both tables and counters that you can stand at.
Lets look at some of the main course options. Our group tried four different entrees and were impressed by all four in terms of flavour and portion size. While none of the portions were large, it was certainly enough food that we didn't feel like we had room to try the desserts. (A review of those will be added after our next visit). They have done a good job of making the food look "alien" similar to Satu'li Canteen in Pandora at Walt Disney World and have succeeded really well --but with better flavours here --in our opinion.
The Shaak roast (beef pot roast) was the heartier option as it came with a pasta base. The meat was tender and flavourful and the pasta wasn't overcooked. This is one of the dinner-only entrees and one we highly recommend. It is fairly expensive at $18.99 but not outrageous by park standards. The Yobshrimp Noodle Salad was just what is sounds like - a cold noodle salad. This portion had 12 good sized shrimp over peppers and glass noodles. A lighter choice but still filling and had a great tangy flavour ($15.99).
The Ithorian Garden Loaf is a vegetarian plant-based "meatloaf" that was again a good portion, but not huge, with some lovely veggies on the side. The Smoked Kaadu Ribs were delicious and moist with lots of flavour served over a cabbage slaw.
We were really impressed with the flavours and taste of these dishes and the fact that this makes another great option for those who don't want the standard burgers, hot dogs or chicken nuggets. The desserts looked great when we saw other people eating them, but we didn't have an opportunity to try them as we had to rush off to a reservation at Oga's Cantina. Look for an update to this post when we have a chance to try the desserts and a review of Oga's Cantina coming soon.
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Photos by Jennifer Stuart
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