Walt Disney World to Open New Sushi Restaurant in EPCOT

May 9, 2023, 3:08 PM · Walt Disney World today revealed the replacement for Tokyo Dining in EPCOT's Japan pavilion.

Shiki-Sai: Sushi Izakaya will open this summer on the second floor of the World Showcase pavilion, in the old Tokyo Dining space. The new table service restaurant will feature an open sushi bar and grill, serving small plates and shared dishes along with sushi and teppan items. Here are the menu items that Disney shared today in its announcement.


Small plates:

Grilled items:

No specific dates yet on when reservations will open for Shiki-Sai. The restaurant joins Teppan Edo and Takumi-Tei as well as the quick service Katsura Grill and the Kabuki Cafe stand in World Showcase's Japan pavilion.

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Replies (4)

May 10, 2023 at 8:59 AM

Is Takumi-Tei even open right now (it had closed due to COVID, and I never saw a release from Disney that it was back open full time)?

I'm not sure why they even need a separate sushi restaurant - certainly not TS - when both counter service options have sushi menus as well as seasonal sushi items being served at the nearly year-round festival stand along the World Showcase Lagoon.

May 10, 2023 at 11:34 AM

Better sushi? What I’ve had at the QS and stands has been mid, at best. Of course, the TS would need to serve better sushi to fit that need. We’ll see, I guess.

May 10, 2023 at 12:31 PM

I could see that, but Teppan Edo has sushi too, so while it would be pretty silly to just eat sushi at a teppanyaki restaurant, it wouldn't be unheard of. Obviously sushi is one of the first foods when people think about Japanese cuisine, but does a single pavilion really need 5 different avenues to get sushi? This would be like the Mexico pavilion adding 2 taco trucks or Germany rolling in 3 more pretzel carts.

May 10, 2023 at 2:42 PM

They keep adding restaurants to the Japanese pavilion because Disney doesn't have the cash to build a ride there, like was proposed dozens of time during the building of Epcot or in the decade+ after it opened. Not a great move.

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