New Table Service Dining Coming to EPCOT

Disney EPCOT Monorail
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As most Walt Disney World fans know, the best place to eat is at EPCOT’s World Showcase. It provides a variety of cuisines from around the world as well as specialty beverages not offered elsewhere.

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A New Experience

This summer EPCOT welcomes a new dining venue at its Japan pavilion. The new table service experience will be named Shiki-Sai: Sushi Izakaya and offer a festive dining experience.

EPCOT Japan Pavilion

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Guests will be able to experience a sharable Izakaya-style meal with friends and family through a variety of seasonal flavors.

Each month will bring a new celebration to the table such as hanging tanzaku to celebrate Tanabata in July to moon-viewing dumplings in September. One bite at a time, Guests will be guided through each unique festival experience by a Japan cultural representative.

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The restaurant will also celebrate Japan art and atmosphere with beautiful, hand painted artwork and lanterns highlighting the countries’ natural wonders.

The Menu

The menu will include Japanese staples such as sushi and teppan items and also offer stunning views of the World Showcase Lagoon and the evening nighttime show.

A sushi bar provides Guests the opportunity to watch Sushi be made right in front of their eyes.

Menu items will include Kobore Sushi (overflowing Sushi), Tokyo Negi Roll, Funamori, and The Monster Roll.

New Menu items at Japan in EPCOT

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Dishes from the world of Japanese Izakaya will also be available in a casual pub-style environment. A standard Izakaya menu features a variety of small dishes from savory items such as Karaage Chicken to succulent Salmon Misoyaki, and refreshing Tomato Salad with Avocado.

Another noteworthy offering at Shiki-Sai: Sushi Izakaya is Okonomiyaki, a savory pancake-like dish filled with shredded cabbage and bacon, and topped with tangy okonomiyaki sauce.

Japan Offerings World Showcase

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It’s always exciting when new dining venues open at Disney Parks and we can’t wait to see what it will look like, how it will taste, and what other fun surprises Disney may have in store!

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About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)