Calling all world travelers! Disney has just announced the name and opening date of the upcoming Signature Restaurant at Epcot’s Japan Pavilion. Takumi-Tei, set to open this Summer, will provide guests a signature dining experience inspired by the natural beauty of Japan.
The restaurant will be named Takumi-Tei, which means house of the artisan. The design celebrates the relationship between Japanese craftsmanship and the natural world, while the food is inspired by the wonderful collaboration between nature and takumi, the artisan.
According to internal documents we previously unveiled, the interior will have a few different themed rooms:
- Material Room (Check-In, Lobby)
- Wa Room
- Water Room
- Washi Room
- Wood Room
- Stone Room
- Earth Room
The upscale dinner menu will highlight wagyu beef in a sublime setting, and guests interested in the ultimate experience will be able to indulge in a multi-course tasting menu featuring traditional tea service. Signature cocktails and premium sake will be available along with a wine and craft beer menu.
Takumi-Tei will open in the Japan pavilion at Epcot this summer and will be operated by Mitsukoshi USA, which operates the merchandise, restaurants (Teppan Edo and Tokyo Dining), and kiosks in the Japan pavilion. The new restaurant will add to the rich tapestry of cultural experiences available to guests in World Showcase.
Progress on the project so far includes an entrance awning and some winding walls that lead guests into the main check-in area of the restaurant. Check back in with WDWNT for all the latest construction updates as the restaurant nears completion in the coming months!