REVIEW: “Takumi Table” Food Studio – Epcot International Festival of the Arts 2019

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Welcome to a food studio review for the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts, taking place in the park from January 18 to February 25, 2019. This review will cover the “Takumi Table” Food Studio located near the Japan Pavilion. (Note that the menu prices do not include tax!) For our complete coverage of the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts, head to our festival landing page at wdwnt.artItadakimasu!

“Takumi Table” Food Studio at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Takumi Table
Takumi Table Food Studio
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Takumi Table Food Studio

Menu for “Takumi Table” Food Studio at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Food:

  • 🆕 Sushi Donut: Donut-shaped Sushi featuring Salmon, Tuna, Shrimp, Avocado and Masago accented with Citrus-soy Gelée and Wasabi on the side – $7.50
  • Taiyaki: Fish-shaped Japanese Sweet Stuffed Pastry with Red Bean Paste and topped with Whipped Cream and Sesame Custard – $5.50

Beverages:

  • Sapporo Draft Beer (4.9% ABV) – $4.25
  • Masu Sake in a Traditional Personalized Wooden Cup – $10.00
  • 🆕Melting Snow Cocktail: Sake, Peach Schnapps, Cranberry Juice, and Japanese Calpico – $7.50

Sushi Donut: Donut-shaped Sushi featuring Salmon, Tuna, Shrimp, Avocado and Masago accented with Citrus-soy Gelée and Wasabi on the side – $7.50

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Sushi Donut: Donut-shaped Sushi featuring Salmon, Tuna, Shrimp, Avocado and Masago accented with Citrus-soy Gelée and Wasabi on the side – $7.50

It takes a while for them to make it, but the sushi donut is worth the wait. It tastes as good as it looks and in the realm of theme park foods, it’s a decent value. It’s basically several connected pieces of sushi, and honestly, I’ve paid more for this much sushi outside of Disney World. Don’t worry, chopsticks and soy sauce are not pictured, but they are provided.

Taiyaki: Fish-shaped Japanese Sweet Stuffed Pastry with Red Bean Paste and topped with Whipped Cream and Sesame Custard – $5.50

Taiyaki: Stuffed Japanese Pastry with Sesame Cream and Raspberry Sauce $4.50
Taiyaki: Stuffed Japanese Pastry with Sesame Cream and Raspberry Sauce – $5.50

It’s shaped like a fish, so this item was expected to be a fun tasty one, right? Well unless you really enjoy red bean paste, you’re going to have a bad time. Nobody in our group enjoyed this dish, but that single ingredient caused the issues. You may have better luck, but we can’t recommend it.

Sapporo Draft Beer (4.9% ABV) – $4.25

Sapporo describes their Premium Beer as “a refreshing lager with a crisp, refined flavor and a clean finish. The perfect beer to pair with any meal and any occasion.”

Masu Sake in a Personalized Wooden Cup – $10.00

Masu Sake in a Personalized Wooden Cup $10.00
Cast Member pouring Masu Sake from wooden barrel.
Masu Sake in a Personalized Wooden Cup $10.00
Masu Sake in a Personalized Wooden Cup – $10.00

It’s a souvenir and a sizeable drink all in one. You really do get a wooden cup, which the Cast Members are more than happy to personalize with your name written in Japanese on the side. The sake was your average sake, but it was ladled into the wooden cup from a huge barrel. A really unique experience, something only Festival of the Arts can pull off.

Melting Snow Cocktail: Sake, Peach Schnapps, Cranberry Juice, and Japanese Calpico – $7.50

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Melting Snow Cocktail: Sake, Peach Schnapps, Cranberry Juice, and Japanese Calpico – $7.50

The Japan booth always has some interesting alcoholic concoction to offer, and this year is no different. I can tell you for a fact that melting snow in New York isn’t pink in color, more often it’s kind of grey, but that doesn’t stop our enjoyment of this beverage. This one may not please everyone, but if the ingredient list above sounds like something you would be interested in, then I can’t imagine that you would be unhappy with this sweet offering. The sake isn’t overpowering if that’s your concern, the fruits are the prevalent flavors.

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