Katsura Grill is the name of the remodeled Yakitori House. The quick service location inside the Japan Pavilion in EPCOT has been open for a few weeks, but was officially dedicated on the 17th. The grounds outside feature gardens modeled after the historic Katsura Imperial Villa near Kyoto, Japan. While the inside features a new modern look and seating for a variety of party sizes.

The ceremony was attended by Erin Youngs, vice president of Epcot; and Hideaki Morooka, general manager International Business Operations for Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd., partners with Disney in the Japan Pavilion. (Pictured at above.)

Have you had a chance to try the new menu? I tried the okonomiyaki, a sort of fried Japanese pancake made with veggies. It’s definitely not a western taste, but it was flavorful. I’ll try it again, but I think I’ll ask them to hold the Mayo sauce.

I am looking forward to trying more items from the menu. The Udon soup is always great on a cold afternoon.