Takumi-Tei Restaurant Coming to Japan Pavilion

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    July 5, 2019

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    Completed

    In Summer 2019, Disney will be adding a third table service restaurant to the Japan Pavilion, Takumi-Tei.

    The signature restaurant is expected to be a seafood and steakhouse establishment. From the Disney Parks Blog:

    The setting will draw from both nature and takumi, which means “artisan” in Japanese, and the relationship between Japanese craftsmanship and the natural world will be evident throughout the space. This new restaurant will be operated by Mitsukoshi USA, which operates the merchandise, restaurants (Teppan Edo and Tokyo Dining), and kiosks in the Japan Pavilion. Once completed, the restaurant will add to the rich tapestry of authentic cultural experiences available to guests in World Showcase.

    The upscale dinner menu will highlight wagyu beef in a sublime setting, and guests interested in the ultimate experience will be able to indulge in a multi-course tasting menu featuring traditional tea service. Signature cocktails and premium sake will be available along with a wine and craft beer menu.

    RUMOR TIMELINE

    July 5, 2019: The Takui-Tei restaurant at Epcot’s Japan Pavilion is now open. The signature restaurant is the third table service restaurant at the pavilion and focuses on Japanese culture and the connection to the natural world.

    Per the Disney Parks Blog:

    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.

    Start your 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). For a vegetarian option, you can dine on the Agedashi Tofu with fried silken tofu, brown butter black rice and shimeji mushroom.

    Entrees 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, you’ll find Mozaiku (featuring tuna, yellowtail and asparagus). You can also try the Temari Sushi featuring a chef-selected assortment of oceanic delicacies. Or if sashimi is more your style, the Takumi Sashimi entree 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).

    You will also find 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 in the Japan pavilion at Epcot starting at 4 p.m. daily. Walk-ups are currently being accepted, and reservations will be available beginning July 16, 2019.

    July 1, 2019: WDWMagic.com user Rteetz is reporting that cast has been informed that Takumi-Tei will open on July 5, 2019 without guest reservations being available at oepning.

    May 15, 2019: The Disney Parks Blog announced that the name of the new Table Service restaurant coming to the Japan Pavilion will be Takumi-Tei. The name means, “House of the artisan” and it is set to open in Summer 2019.

    The restaurant design promises to celebrate the relationship between Japanese craftsmanship and the natural world. Per the blog:

    The upscale dinner menu will highlight wagyu beef in a sublime setting, and guests interested in the ultimate experience will be able to indulge in a multi-course tasting menu featuring traditional tea service. Signature cocktails and premium sake will be available along with a wine and craft beer menu.

    Like the other retail and dining options in the Japan Pavilion, Takumi-Tei will be operated by Mitsukoshi USA

    May 12, 2018: The Disney Parks Blog confirmed that a new signature restaurant will be coming to the Japan Pavilion at Epcot. The restaurant will be inspired by the natural beauty of Japan. Per the blog:

    The setting will draw from both nature and takumi, which means “artisan” in Japanese, and the relationship between Japanese craftsmanship and the natural world will be evident throughout the space. This new restaurant will be operated by Mitsukoshi USA, which operates the merchandise, restaurants (Teppan Edo and Tokyo Dining), and kiosks in the Japan Pavilion. Once completed, the restaurant will add to the rich tapestry of authentic cultural experiences available to guests in World Showcase.

    January 19, 2018: WDWNT.com is reporting that Disney will be adding a third restaurant to the Japan Pavilion. The signature restaurant will reportedly be a seafood and steakhouse establishment. It is expected to take up a portion of the existing Mitsukoshi Department and will feature several unique rooms:

    • Material Room (Check-In, Lobby)
    • Wa Room
    • Water Room
    • Washi Room
    • Wood Room
    • Stone Room
    • Earth Room

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