There is a new eating experience for guests to visit at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort. Takumi-Tei is now accepting guests and giving them a new dining experience at the Japan pavilion. This new restaurant provides an upscale dining experience that gives specialized service that is being billed as exceptional. All of this is being tailored to the unique atmosphere where the experience is being offered.
The Takumi-Tei experience has been created to give guests a better understanding of Japanese culture. This is done through the explanation of the Japanese representatives in the restaurant. From the moment one enters until the moment they leave, they will get a uniquely Japanese experience. During this experience, guests will learn about Japanese traditions along with their connections to the natural world.
There are 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.
Meals can be started with appetizers including Teien (meaning “garden,” 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 those preferring the vegetarian approach, dine on the Agedashi Tofu with fried silken tofu, brown butter black rice and shimeji mushroom.
There are also some incredible entrees that include Kamo Rosu and Takumi Gyuniku. The Kamo Rosu has roasted marinated duck with kabocha squash, edamame beans, Japanese mizuna, cured duck egg yolk, and a grape reduction. The Takumi Gyuniku, or artisan beef, offers a Japanese A-5 wagyu beef tenderloin with leek sauce, warishita, short rib gyoza, roast cippolini onion, curried potato, and seasonal mushroom.
There are also some sushi and sashimi options for guests to enjoy. The Maki Sushi menu includes Mozaiku (featuring tuna, yellowtail and asparagus). There is also emari Sushi featuring a chef-selected assortment of oceanic delicacies. For sashimi lovers he Takumi Sashimi entrée features tuna, toro, salmon, yellowtail, uni and ikura.
Of course, no meal would be complete without dessert! At Takumi-Tei, there are two incredible dessert options as well. They 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).
Along with the food, there is also quite the array of beverages to enjoy. They include premium sake, wine, beer, and cocktails. There are specialty cocktails themed to each of the five dining rooms in the restaurant. They 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 now open at the Japan pavilion at Epcot. It opens each day at 4:00 pm. Currently, walk-ups are being accepted. Starting on July 16, 2019, reservations will be available with bookings starting for the same day. For more information, go to the Walt Disney World Resort website or call (407) WDW-DINE. To make reservations for the Chef’s Table Dining Experience, call Mitsukoshi directly at (407) 827-8504.
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