Construction Update: Epcot’s Takumi-Tei Restaurant in Japan Pavilion Nearing Completion

A few months ago, Disney World revealed that it would be opening a new restaurant in Epcot’s Japan pavilion later this summer.

Takumi-Tei Logo ©Disney

After a quick stroll around Epcot yesterday, it seems the new restaurant could be opening very soon!

To be known as Takumi-Tei (which translates to “house of the artisan”), the new restaurant is going to be a signature dining experience. There will be a dress code and a slightly more upscale feel than most in-park eateries. There will be five dining rooms, each representing one of the elements, and Japanese-inspired dishes, a multi-course tasting menu, traditional Japanese tea service, signature cocktails, premium sake, wine, and craft beer.

Takumi-Tei Concept Art ©Disney

During yesterday’s jaunt around the park, we found that a lot of the construction wall around the area has been removed, although there are still  plants screening the actual entrance.

Entrance to Takumi-Tei in Japan Pavilion


Takumi-Tei at Epcot’s Japan Pavilion


Things are looking seriously close to being ready to open, in our opinion. In fact, they even have an exterior menu post installed. Of course, it just says “Coming Soon,” but still… it looks ready to go!

Takumi-Tei menu board


No specific opening date has yet been announced for this new restaurant, but we’re hoping that we hear some news soon! Check back often to see if we have any updates on when Takumi-Tei will open its doors.

Click here to read what we know so far about Takumi-Tei and its new offerings!

Are you ready for this new dining experience? Will you be making reservations as soon as they are announced? We will be! Let us know below!

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Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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