As we reported some months now, a New Signature Dining Steakhouse is coming to the Japan Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase. This will be a Table Service Restaurant and will offer guests here a unique dining experience while at the same time taking in the natural beauty of Japan.
This Signature Dining Steakhouse will be inspired by nature and takumi, which means artisan in Japanese. Expect a mix of natural beauty and Japanese craftsmanship to be present throughout the restaurant. Theming will be a big part of the restaurant and it will have distinctly themed rooms, including: Lobby, Wa Room, Water Room, Washi Room, Wood Room, Stone Room and Earth Room.
This is where the approximate location of the steakhouse will be as the new restaurant is rumored to be taking over some of the retail space in the Mitsukoshi store and some backstage areas:
There is no word yet on the menu, but since Japan is famous for its high-end steaks, expect this to be a pretty pricy meal once it opens. I’m thinking lots of Wagyu Beef and high-end sake!
After we found out more about the big Epcot Expansion through the 27 Epcot Construction Permits that were filed this week, this Signature Dining Steakhouse is probably included in that group. Still I think it’s a somewhat strange choice to add another restaurant in World Showcase, when it’s clearly in more need of attractions or another whole country pavilion to be added. We already know about the France pavilion expansion underway with the Ratatouille attraction being built, and I guess we’ll have to wait will we have a better picture at the entire expansion.
In any case I’m always up to try new food and this new Japanese Steakhouse has the potential to be the best restaurant in Epcot once finished, so I say: “Bring it on!”
Disney hasn’t given any opening date yet for the project, so we’ll have to stay tuned until construction starts. (Update 5/16/19) – Disney has named this new Japanese steakhouse Takumi-Tei.
I want to know what you think about the New Signature Dining Steakhouse coming to Japan Pavilion in Epcot.
- Are you happy about it?
- What do you want to see on the menu?
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