We’ve known for a while that Disney is opening a new table-service restaurant in Epcot’s Japan pavilion, and today they made that official. Disney has announced that the name of this new signature dining experience is “Takumi-Tei” and it will feature the natural beauty of Japan.
Takumi-Tei is a signature dining steakhouse and the natural beauty of Japan and Japanese craftsmanship will be on display. In fact the name Takumi-Tei itself means “house of the artisan” so expect that to be heavily 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.
As beautiful as the restaurant will be, the real highlight is the unique upscale dinner menu. Of course when you think of Japanese steakhouse you think: Wagyu Beef. And if you are interested in a truly fantastic dining experience there will be 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.
This new restaurant will be located next to the Mitsukoshi store in the Japan pavilion, and will be run and operated by Mitsukoshi USA, which already runs operates the store and other restaurants and kiosks in the Japan pavilion like Teppan Edo and Tokyo Dining.
Does Epcot really need another great restaurant? Probably not. But in any case I’m not one to complain and I think this has the potential to rise to the top of my. list of best dining in Epcot pretty fast.
Right now Disney only has “Summer 2019” marked as the opening date, but nothing exact at this time. Stay tuned to Ziggy Knows Disney for more info on the Takumi-Tei restaurant including the menu, actual opening date and any other info that comes out about this great new dining location.
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