New restaurant opening in Epcot's Japan pavilion this summer

May 15, 2019, 3:49 PM · Walt Disney World has revealed the name for the new table-service restaurant that it is adding to Epcot's Japan pavilion.

Takumi-Tei, which means "house of the artisan," will open this summer in Future World World Showcase's Japan pavilion, the resort announced today. It's another part of the ongoing changes at Disney World's second gate, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2022.

"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," Disney said in its press release revealing the new restaurant's name. "Signature cocktails and premium sake will be available along with a wine and craft beer menu."

Concept art courtesy Disney

The new restaurant will be operated by Mitsukoshi USA, which operates the rest of Epcot's Japan pavilion. Disney World also recently announced that its other new table-service restaurant, the space-themed restaurant coming in next to Mission: Space in Future World, will also open later this year. But there's no announced name for that one, yet.

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Replies (5)

May 15, 2019 at 4:08 PM

Is this new construction or is it taking the place of something that has closed?

May 15, 2019 at 4:14 PM

Minor error Robert. Japan is in Epcot's World Showcase, not Future World.

May 15, 2019 at 11:42 PM

Oh boy, it's been a long week. And we're only halfway through. Fixed. Thanks Rob!

May 16, 2019 at 10:21 AM

Only because I know you love perfection. I'll bet you are getting loads of miles in right now. Enjoy, and thanks for keeping us all firmly in the loop.

May 18, 2019 at 3:14 PM

@AngryDuck, new construction

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