The newest restaurant for Epcot is now open. Takumi-Tei, which can be found at the Japan Pavilion in Epcot‘s World Showcase is, perhaps, the most exquisite dining experience. The signature restaurant provides an upscale dining experience with exceptional and specialized service.
Guests looking to dine here can choose from either a chef’s table experience or a prix fixe multi-course tasting menu. Highlights here include wagyu beef, sushi, sashimi, unique desserts, cocktails, premium sake and more.
Let’s start with the appetizers at Takumi-Tei, which include Teien (compressed watermelon and tuna sashimi), Nikomi Wagyu (braised wagyu short rib with roasted bone marrow), Hama no Kani (crab tossed in a light ponzu sauce as well whole toasted crab), or Agedashi Tofu (fried silken tofu, brown butter black rice and shimeji mushroom).
Moving to entrees, you can choose from Kamo Rosu which features roasted marinated duck with kabocha squash, edamame beans, Japanese mizuna, cured duck egg yolk, and a grape reduction or Takumi Gyuniku which is Japanese A-5 wagyu beef tenderloin with leek sauce, warishita, short rib gyoza, roast cippolini onion, curried potato, and seasonal mushroom.
As far as sushi goes, you’ll find Mozaiku (featuring tuna, yellowtail and asparagus), Temari Sushi featuring a chef-selected assortment of oceanic delicacies, or the Takumi Sashimi entrée which features tuna, toro, salmon, yellowtail, uni and ikura.
Dessert options include either 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).
There is definitely an extensive beverage menu with premium sake, wine, beer and cocktails. Takumi-Tei’s specialty cocktails are themed to each of the five dining rooms – 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).
If you are looking to dine at Takumi-Tei, dinner starts at 4:00 p.m. daily. Reservations will be available beginning July 16 and can be made by calling (407) WDW-DINE, however if you are looking to book the Chef’s Table Dining Experience, you will need to call directly at (407) 827-8504.