Epcot is full of unique dining locations for every type of appetite, and their latest table service offering Takumi-Tei is officially open! This new restaurant is located in the World Showcase at the Japan pavilion and offers guests a signature table-service dining experience. Enjoy upscale dining and a unique atmosphere you can only find in this new location!
The whole Takumi-Tei experience is focused on giving guests a better understanding of the Japanese culture, explained through the Japanese cultural representatives From the moment you walk into the restaurant until the moment your finish your meal put down your chopsticks, you’ll feel as though you’re really visiting the island nation and will learn about Japanese traditions and their connection to the natural world.
Takumi-Tei offers a prix fixe multi-course tasting menu and even a chef’s table experience! The dinner menu also highlights wagyu beef along with sushi, sashimi, premium sake, unique desserts, signature cocktails, and more.
Start your meal off with an appetizer like Teien (meaning “garden” and made with compressed watermelon and tuna sashimi), Hama no Kani (meaning “Crab on the Beach” and featuring crab tossed in a light ponzu sauce as well as whole toasted crab), and Nikomi Wagyu (a braised wagyu short rib with roasted bone marrow). For a vegetarian appetizer option, guests can enjoy Agedashi Tofu with fried silken tofu, shimeji mushroom, and brown butter black rice.
Entree options at Takumi-Tei include Kamo Tosu and Takumi Gyuniku. The Kamo Rosu is made with roasted marinated duck, kabocha squash, Japanese mizuna, cured duck egg yolk, edamame beans, and a grape reduction. As for the Takumi Gyuniku, this dish features artisan beef, a Japanese A-5 wagyu beef tenderloin with leek sauce, warishita, short rib gyoza, curried potato, seasonal mushroom, and roast cippolini onion.
If you love sushi and sashimi, Takumi-Tei has got you covered as well! On the Maki Sushi Menu, guests will find Mozaiku (made with tuna, yellowtail, and asparagus). Another option is Temari Sushi with features a chef-selected assortment of oceanic delicacies. If you’re more into sashimi, the Takumi Sashimi entree features toro, tuna, yellowtail, salmon, ikura, and uni.
Don’t forget about dessert! The first dessert option is Kumo, made with yuzu cheesecake, spiced kabocha, blackberry sake, and orange yuzu gel. The other option is Suiren Dani, made with Japanese water cake, rose, kinako crumb, and kuromitsu.
In addition to appetizers, entrees, and desserts, Takumi-Tei also offers an extensive beverage menu of premium sake, beer, wine, and cocktails! The specialty cocktails are themed to each of the five dining rooms within the restaurant and include Kochi (Joto Yuzu citrus sake, fresh mint, rum, yuzu juice, and orange), Raiju (Haku, spiced ginger beer, lime, and Japanese vodka), Sakurajima (a Japanese whiskey sour smoked with cherrywood), and Kami (roku gin, calipco, lychee, Sayuri “White Lilly” Nigori sake).
Takumi-Tei is officially open for dinner inside of the Japan pavilion at World Showcase in Epcot. The restaurant opens at 4PM daily and walk-ups are currently being accepted. Starting July 16, 2019 reservations will also be available for Takumi-Tei. To make your reservations for the Chef’s Table Dining Experience, call Mitsukoshi directly at (407) 827-8504!