If you are looking for the ultimate dining experience, Takumi-Tei may just be for you! The new signature restaurant, which is now open at Epcot’s Japan Pavilion is an upscale dining experience with exceptional and specialized service tailored to the Guest.
Takumi-Tei provides either a prix fixe multi-course tasting menu or a chef’s table experience and the highlights include wagyu beef, sushi, sashimi, unique desserts, signature cocktails, premium sake and much more.
Appetizers 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).
Entrées at Takumi-Tei include 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, Japanese A-5 wagyu beef tenderloin with leek sauce, warishita, short rib gyoza, roast cippolini onion, curried potato, and seasonal mushroom. On the Maki Sushi menu, 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.
For dessert, enjoy 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).
You will also find an extensive beverage menu at Takumi-Tei with premium sake, wine, beer and cocktails. Specialty cocktails are themed to each of the five dining rooms and 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 currently only open for dinner starting at 4:00 p.m. daily. Reservations will be available beginning July 16 and can be made by calling (407) WDW-DINE. For those who are looking to experience the unique Chef’s Table Dining Experience, you will need to call directly at (407) 827-8504.
For a dining review of Takumi-Tei, read our article here.