Takumi-Tei Restaurant Now Open in the Japan Pavilion at Epcot

The all-new Takumi-Tei restaurant officially opened yesterday afternoon at Epcot! Located in World Showcase, the new signature table-service restaurant is the latest addition to the Japan pavilion. There, Guests can enjoy an upscale dining experience with exceptional and specialized service tailored to the unique atmosphere this restaurant provides.


The entire Takumi-Tei experience is focused on giving Guests a better understanding of Japanese culture. From the moment they walk in, Guests will feel as if they have been transported to the island nation and will learn about Japanese traditions and their connection to the natural world. 

In addition to an incredible prix fixe multi-course tasting menu and a chef’s table experience, the dinner menu highlights wagyu beef in a sublime setting along with sushi, sashimi, unique desserts, signature cocktails, premium sake, and much more.

Guests can start their meal with appetizers like Teien (meaning “garden” and featuring compressed watermelon and tuna sashimi), Nikomi Wagyu (braised wagyu short rib with roasted bone marrow), or Hama no Kani (“Crab on the Beach” featuring crab tossed in a light ponzu sauce as well whole toasted crab). Vegetarian options include the Agedashi Tofu with fried silken tofu, brown butter black rice, and shimeji mushroom.



Entrées include exquisite dishes like Kamo Rosu and Takumi Gyuniku. The Kamo Rosu features roasted marinated duck with kabocha squash, edamame beans, Japanese mizuna, cured duck egg yolk, and a grape reduction. The Takumi Gyuniku, or artisan beef, shines the spotlight on a Japanese A-5 wagyu beef tenderloin with leek sauce, warishita, short rib gyoza, roast cippolini onion, curried potato, and seasonal mushroom. 


For the sushi and sashimi lovers, there are some delicious options. On the Maki Sushi menu, Guests can find Mozaiku (featuring tuna, yellowtail and asparagus) and the Temari Sushi featuring a chef-selected assortment of oceanic delicacies. Or if sashimi is more your style, the Takumi Sashimi entrée features tuna, toro, salmon, yellowtail, uni and ikura.


Of course, there’s always room for dessert! Two choice selections include Kumo (yuzu cheesecake, spiced kabocha, orange yuzu gel and blackberry sake) or Suiren Dani (Water Lilly Valley featuring Japanese water cake, rose, kuromitsu and kinako crumb).



The location also offers an extensive beverage menu with premium sake, wine, beer and cocktails. Specialty cocktails are themed to each of the five dining rooms and include Kochi (Joto Yuzu citrus sake, rum, fresh mint, yuzu juice and orange), Raiju (Haku Japanese vodka, spiced ginger beer and lime), Sakurajima (Japanese whisky sour smoked with cherrywood), and Kami (Roku gin, Sayuri “White Lilly” Nigori sake, calipco and lychee). 


Takumi-Tei is open for dinner starting at 4 p.m. daily. Walk-ups are currently being accepted, and reservations will be available beginning July 16, 2019, with bookings starting that same day. For more information, visit the Walt Disney World Resort website or call (407) WDW-DINE. To make reservations for the Chef’s Table Dining Experience, call Mitsukoshi directly at (407) 827-8504.

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