The majority of previously-closed table service restaurants have reopened around the Walt Disney World Resort, including some of Disney’s most luxurious dining experiences.
Grouped beyond Disney’s more accessible theme park and Resort signature dining offerings (think Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Jiko at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge) are a higher tier of more exclusive restaurants bringing added layers of luxury (at increased prices.)
Since the Walt Disney World Resort reopened from its closure at the onset of the pandemic in 2020, some of the most high-end restaurants to return to the Resort include Victoria & Albert’s, the AAA Five Diamond experience at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort which at least for the duration of the Resort’s 50th anniversary is serving up a $137 cocktail.
Now, another high-end restaurant has reopened at Walt Disney World, bringing with it a brand new menu for an enhanced experience like no other in this Disney Park.
Takumi-Tei, located in EPCOT’s World Showcase in the Japan pavilion, has just reopened, offering Guests an ultra-immersive dining experience, essentially offering a full cultural journey through a multi-course meal. The restaurant’s menu continues to offer delicious appetizers, entrees, sashimi, sushi, and desserts that celebrate the different flavor profiles found across Japan, but the specifics (including pricing) have been changed with its reopening.
The new menus at Takumi-Tei offer multiple courses including the Kiku – The Omnivorous Course (starting at $250 per person, or the Haus – The Plant-based Course (starting at $150). As noted on Disney’s official website, “Both menus are specially designed to delight and surprise both connoisseurs and newcomers to Japanese cuisine. Dishes include Japanese A5 wagyu steak, lobster tempura, seasonal sashimi and strawberry yuzu sorbet.”
Previously, Takumi-Tei offered a tasting menu for $130 per person with an optional $75 per person beverage pairing, or the choice to opt for a la carte offerings instead. Prior to the restaurant’s 2020 closure, the Chef’s Table cost $180 for dinner.
Disney describes Takumi-Tei as:
Delight your senses in this stunning setting when you dine on brilliantly prepared dishes.
At Takumi-Tei, the beauty of Japan is also in its cuisine. Multicourse omakase tasting menus offer creatively prepared, Japanese-inspired dishes. Omakase—or “leave it up to the chef”—is a special gastronomical experience during which the chef curates the meal.
Reservations are not yet available for Takumi-Tei however, the restaurant is accepting walk-ins based on availability.