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  • Saturday, December 7, 2019

Takumi Tei is Bringing Elegance to Epcot’s Japan Pavilion

An exciting new signature dining experience has made its way to the World Showcase at Epcot! Now open in the Japan pavilion, Takumi Tei is an upscale restaurant that will celebrate the beauty of Japan with both art and food.

Takumi Tei, which means “House of the Artisan,” offers a sophisticated dinner menu that highlights Wagyu beef. Diners can also enjoy sushi, sashimi, and creative desserts along with signature cocktails, premium sake, wine, and beer. The full menu features the following offerings:

Appetizers

  • Agedashi Tofu ($19): Fried Silken Tofu, Tentsuyu, Brown Butter Black Rice, Shimeji Mushroom, Daikon Tsukemono, Carrot Ginger Puree, and Lotus Root
  • Dashi ($12): Furikake White Rice and Toasted Nori
  • Hama no Kani ($17): Ponzu Crab, Toasted Crab, Frisee, Heirloom Tomato, Watermelon Radish Tsukemono, Leek Gel, Sesame Pollen, and Plum Wine Reduction
  • Ikura Nigiri ($17)
  • Ikura Sashimi ($16)
  • Miso ($10): Silken Tofu, Scallion, and Toasted Nori
  • Mozaiku ($18): Tuna, Yellowtail, Asparagus, Tobiko, Red Shiso Rice, and Lemongrass Ponzu
  • Nikomi Waygu ($27): Roasted Bone Marrow, Braised Jackman Farms Wagyu Shortrib, Yuzu Kosha, Wasabi Shiso Bavaroise, and Warishita
  • Salmon Nigiri ($13)
  • Salmon Sashimi ($12)
  • Takumi Sashimi ($40): Tuna, Toro, Salmon, Yellowtail, Uni, and Ikura
  • Teien ($20): Compressed Watermelon, Tuna Sashimi, Frisee, Grapefruit, Daikon, and Watermelon Rind Tsukemono, Yuzu Dust, and Watermelon Vinaigrette
  • Temair Sushi ($37): A chef-selected assortment of delicacies from the ocean
  • Toro Nigiri ($26)
  • Toro Sashimi ($24)
  • Tuna Nigiri ($11)
  • Tuna Sashimi ($10)
  • Uni Nigiri ($26)
  • Uni Sashimi ($24)
  • Yellowtail Nigiri ($13)
  • Yellowtail Sashimi ($12)

Main Courses

  • Kamo Rosu ($45): Marinated Duck, Kabocha Squash, Edamame Beans, Japanese Mizuna, Cured Duck Egg Yolk, and Grape Reduction
  • Makiba no Megumi – Gift of Ranch ($68): Jackman Farms Wagyu Strip Steak, Purple Sweet Potato, Fresh Wasabi, Maitake Mushroom, and Matcha Maldon
  • Misoyaki Ochazuke ($42): Misoyaki Seabass, Karikari Sushi, Shirasu, Tsukemono, Toasted Nori, Shimeji Mushroom, Ocha Dashi Broth
  • Takumi Gyuniki – Artisan Beef ($93): Japanese A-5 Wagyu Tenderloin, Leek Sauce, Warishita, Shortrib Gyoza, Roast Cippolini Onion, Curried Potato, and Seasonal Mushroom
  • Tempura Ebi ($44): Tempura Tiger Prawns, Crisped Silken Tofu, Green Tea-Smoked Black Rice, Caramelized Togarashi Cream, Sea Beans, and Shimeji Mushroom
  • Ushikai no Shukaku – Cattleman’s Harvest ($74): Jackman Farms Wagyu Tenderloin, Yuzu Kosho, Arima Sansho Pepper Reduction, Potato and Lotus Root, Shiitake Mushroom, Wasabi Emulsion, and Roasted Cippolini Onion

Dessert

  • Kumo ($14): Yuzu Cheesecake, Spiced Kabocha, Candied Yuzu, Orange Yuzu Gel, and Blackberry Sake
  • Suiren Dani ($16): Japanese Water Cake, Rose, Kuromitsu, and Kinako Crumb

Specialty Beverages

  • 2015 E. Guigal Red Blend (Glass: $12, Bottle: $50)
  • 2015 Stag’s Leap Napa Cabernet Sauvignon (Glass: $30, Bottle: $145)
  • 2016 Donnafugata Etna Rosso Nerello (Glass: $23, Bottle: $120)
  • 2016 Scattered Peaks Cabernet Sauvignon (Glass: $18, Bottle: $98)
  • 2016 Zen Garden riseling (Glass: $12, Bottle: $46)
  • 2017 Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc (Glass: $19, Bottle: $75)
  • 2017 Jean Claude Boisset Les Ursulines Pinot Noir (Glass: $13, Bottle: $66)
  • 2017 Raeburn Chardonnay (Glass: $12, Bottle: $50)
  • Piper Heidsieck Brut Sparkling Champagne (Glass: $25, Bottle: $50)
  • The Choya Single Year Plum Wine (Glass: $15, Bottle: $70)
  • Asahi Super Dry Draft Beer ($12)
  • Coedo Beniaka Amber Bottle Beer ($16)
  • Coedo Kyara IPL Bottle Beer ($16)
  • Coedo Sikkoku Black Bottle Beer ($16)
  • Kirin Light Bottle Beer ($10)
  • Orion Premium Lager Bottle ($14)
  • Hakkaisan Tokubetsu Honjoza – Served hot or cold (Glass: $16, Carafe: $31, Bottle: $88)
  • Kiku-Masamune Taru Sake – Served hot or cold (Glass: $12, Carafe: $23 Bottle: $65)
  • Joto Yuzu Citrus Sake – Served hot or cold (Glass: $21, Carafe: $41, Bottle: $75)
  • Midorikawa “Green River” Junmai – Served hot or cold (Glass: $19, Carafe: $23, Bottle: $109)
  • Sayuri “White Lilly” Nigori – Served hot or cold (Glass: $11, Carafe: $21, Bottle: $60)
  • Ten to Chi “Heaven and Earth” Junmai Daiginjo – Served hot or cold (Glass: $24, Carafe: $47, Bottle: $120)
  • Watari Bune Junmai Ginjo – Served hot or cold (Glass: $20, Carafe: $39, Bottle: $115)
  • Yuho “Eternal Embers” Junmai – Served hot or cold (Glass: $17, Carafe: $33, Bottle: $90)
  • Blood Orange Spritzer ($8): Blood Orange Syrup, Lemon, Mint, Falernum, and Sparkling Water
  • Ginger Mimosa ($8): Ginger Ale, Orange Juice, Falernum, and Fresh Ginger
  • Kami ($15): Roku Gin, Sayuri “White Lilly” Nigori Sake, Calipco, and Lychee
  • Kochi ($15): Joto Yuzu Citrus Sake, Rum, Fresh Mint, Yuzu Juice, and Orange
  • Raiju ($15): Haku Japanese Vodka, Spiced Ginger Beer, and Lime
  • Sakurajima ($15): Kaiyo Japanese Whiskey Sour with Smoked Cherrywood
  • Unaki ($15): Midorikawa Green River Junmai Sake, Singani 63 Spanish Brandy, Taylor Velvet Falernum, and Green Tea Infused Foam

The restaurant will have five different dining rooms, each inspired by a natural element: Water, Wood, Earth, Stone, and Washi Paper. Each room will be decorated with handcrafted art that celebrates the element theme.

For the ultimate dining experience, guests can dine at the Chef’s Table in the Water Room. The tranquil room provides the perfect setting to enjoy an exclusive multi-course tasting menu, complete with a traditional Japanese tea service. The Omakase Tasting Menu ($130) is made up of chef-selected dishes paired with complementary beverages for each course:

First Course
  • Temari Sushi
  • Piper Heidseick Brut Sparkling
Second Course
  • Nikomi Wagyu: Roasted Bone Marrow, Braised Jackman Farms Wagyu Shortrib, Yuzu Kosha, Wasabi Shiso Bavaroise, and Warishita
  • Watari Bune Junmai Ginjo Sake
Hashiyasume – Palate Cleansing Course
Third Course
  • Wagyu Tabekurabe: Japanese A-5 Wagyu Strip Steak paired with Jackman Farms Wagyu Strip Steak, Roast Cippolini Onion, Curried Potato, Seasonal Mushroom, Yuzu Kosho, Fresh Grated Wasabi, and Arima Sansho Pepper Reduction
  • Donnafugata Sul Volcano Etna Rosso Nerello
Fourth Course
  • Suiren Dani: Japanese Water Cake, Rose, Kuromitsu, and Kinako Crumb
  • Joto Yuzu Citrus Sake
Traditional Tea Ceremony with Matcha Green Tea

Because Takumi Tei offers a more upscale experience, diners will have to follow a dress code. Dressier attire is welcome, but all guests must meet the minimum dress code requirements. Men must wear khakis, slacks or dress shorts and a collared shirt. A sport coat is optional. Women must wear capri pants, skirts, dresses, or dress shorts. Jeans for both men and women can be worn if they are in good condition. Tank tops, flip flops, swimsuits/cover-ups, hats, torn clothing, and t-shirts with offensive language are not permitted.

Takumi-Tei is officially open for walk-ups and you can start making dinner reservations starting July 16. Reservations can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit. Schedule your dining experience online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE. Park admission is of course required for dining at Takumi-Tei. You can find discount Disney tickets and more on Tickets2You!

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