Takumi-Tei in Japan Pavilion at Epcot Will Be Second Epcot Restaurant to Have a Dress Code

Matthew Soberman

Takumi-Tei Artist Rendering Japan Pavilion Epcot

Takumi-Tei in Japan Pavilion at Epcot Will Be Second Epcot Restaurant to Have a Dress Code

Matthew Soberman

Takumi-Tei Artist Rendering Japan Pavilion Epcot

Takumi-Tei in Japan Pavilion at Epcot Will Be Second Epcot Restaurant to Have a Dress Code

Ahead of its opening this summer at Epcot’s Japan pavilion, the restaurant page for Takumi-Tei is now available at the Walt Disney World website, revealing some more details about this new signature restaurant.

Takumi-Tei Artist Rendering Japan Pavilion Epcot

Perhaps the most important detail is that it will be only the second in-park signature dining restaurant to have a dress code, joining Monsieur Paul at the France pavilion.

From the website: “In order to preserve the atmosphere of this dining experience, Guests are asked to adhere to the dress code. The minimum dress code is required—and dressier attire is also welcome. Please review the minimum dress code requirements: Men must wear khakis, slacks or dress shorts and collared shirts. Jeans may be worn if in good condition. Sport coats are optional. Women must wear Capri pants, skirts, dresses or dress shorts. Jeans may be worn if in good condition. Not permitted are tank tops, flip-flops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, hats for gentlemen, cut-offs, torn clothing and t-shirts with offensive language and/or graphics.”

Another notable detail is that no Disney Dining Plans will be accepted at Takumi-Tei, at least for the foreseeable future. This may be because of the newness of the restaurant, or an ongoing policy. We will keep you updated as we learn more about this new signature dining experience.

Disney’s description of the restaurant is as follows:

Immerse yourself in a truly creative dining experience in a sublime setting at Takumi-Tei—Japanese for “house of the artisan.”

Delight your senses in this stunning setting when you dine on brilliantly prepared dishes.

At Takumi-Tei, you’ll dine in one of 5 rooms, each inspired by a natural element—water, wood, earth, stone or washi paper. Every area will feature beautiful, handcrafted works of art honoring the element that brought it to life.

The beauty of Japan is featured both in its art and in its cuisine. Dine on creatively prepared, Japanese-inspired dishes from a multicourse tasting menu, featuring a traditional Japanese tea service. Guests may also enjoy signature cocktails, premium sake, wine and craft beer.

For the ultimate experience, dine on an exclusive menu at the Chef’s Table in the Water Room. This space is beautifully designed to immerse diners in a tranquil setting that reflects the balance between nature and Japanese art.

Guests must be at least 21 years of age to consume alcohol.

Keep reading WDWNT for news about Takumi-Tei and all dining at Walt Disney World!


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9 thoughts on “Takumi-Tei in Japan Pavilion at Epcot Will Be Second Epcot Restaurant to Have a Dress Code”

  1. Who is going to walk around Epcot in the FL sun in that kind of attire though, really? Most people turning up there at 6pm have been on their feet all day, are probably covered in the remnants of dried sweat, and some of them probably don’t smell good.

    • Then go back to your hotel and clean yourself up. Have a little respect for yourself and the people around you, not to mention the staff at the restaurant.

    • You can wear Khaki shorts with a tucked in polo as a dude. Who wears that in Florida, LITERALLY EVERY RETIRED DUDE.

  2. I actually wish more of the nicer, upscale restaurants in the parks had a dress code (at least to some degree). It definitely takes away from the dining experience if and when you get seated by people that look like slobs. You can go to a Disney Park, look nice and still be comfortable. We’ve been doing it for 20 years.

  3. … what is the point if they don’t accept the meal plan? I was hoping to go to this place just to try it, but I can get a more authentic Japanese tasting menu/experience for a lot cheaper where I live.

    • “for a lot cheaper where I live”

      Couldnt this line apply to almost anything sold at WDW or Disneyland?

      Or even just outside of the park gates.

  4. Fantastic! If only more of the other restaurants would follow suit. Sadly, most American restaurants are too busy trying to accommodate everyone that can’t leave their dog at home.

  5. Between the dress code and not taking the dining plan, this is definitely a no go for me. I don’t think any on property restaurants, except.maybe Victoria and Albert’s should have a dress code though, sorry, but it just shouldn’t matter how other people dress, dress to be comfortable for you and let others worry about themselves.

  6. I always scratch my head as to why anyone on vacation at WDW would want to box themselves in with the rigidity of a dining plan. “You can only have THESE items on the menu.” Then to have to worry about what restaurant is one TSP and which is two TSP. Crazy. As far as dress codes, I ate there Friday evening, 7/19. Saw girls with cutoff shorts, which I’m sure the management wasn’t happy about. My friend had flip flops. It was raining and I wasn’t exactly going to drag out the Louboutins, so I think they’re a bit more flexible in the shoe department. It’s not that hard to dress decently for a special dinner. It is worth the splurge. It would be a special occasion dinner for me in the future, but one that definitely needs to be experienced.

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