Takumi-Tei has opened its doors and is now serving up top-notch Japanese cuisine in Epcot’s World Showcase.
In addition to a prix fixe multi-course tasting menu and a chef’s table experience, the dinner menu highlights wagyu beef, sushi, sashimi, desserts, signature cocktails, premium sake and more.
Appetizers include Teien (meaning “garden” and featuring compressed watermelon and tuna sashimi), Nikomi Wagyu (braised wagyu short rib with roasted bone marrow), or Hama no Kani (“Crab on the Beach” featuring crab tossed in a light ponzu sauce as well whole toasted crab). There’s also a vegetarian option: Agedashi Tofu with fried silken tofu, brown butter black rice and shimeji mushroom.
Entrées include dishes like Kamo Rosu and Takumi Gyuniku. The Kamo Rosu features roasted marinated duck with kabocha squash, edamame beans, Japanese mizuna, cured duck egg yolk, and a grape reduction. The Takumi Gyuniku, or artisan beef, shines the spotlight on a Japanese A-5 wagyu beef tenderloin with leek sauce, warishita, short rib gyoza, roast cippolini onion, curried potato, and seasonal mushroom
There are multiple varieties of sushi. The Maki Sushi menu features Mozaiku (featuring tuna, yellowtail and asparagus). You can also try the Temari Sushi featuring a chef-selected assortment of oceanic delicacies. There’s also a Sashimi entrée featuring tuna, toro, salmon, yellowtail, uni and ikura.
The dessert menu consists of two choice selections: Kumo (yuzu cheesecake, spiced kabocha, orange yuzu gel and blackberry sake) or Suiren Dani (Water Lilly Valley featuring Japanese water cake, rose, kuromitsu and kinako crumb).
The beverage menu is expansive and includes premium sake, wine, beer and cocktails. Specialty cocktails are themed to each of the five dining rooms and include Kochi (Joto Yuzu citrus sake, rum, fresh mint, yuzu juice and orange), Raiju (Haku Japanese vodka, spiced ginger beer and lime), Sakurajima (Japanese whisky sour smoked with cherrywood), and Kami (Roku gin, Sayuri “White Lilly” Nigori sake, calipco and lychee).
Reservations can be made on the Walt Disney World website.