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Takumi-Tei – new details emerge from Epcot’s next signature dining location

Takumi Tei is Japanese for “House of the Artisan” and the name of the next signature dining location at Walt Disney World. It was only May when we learned of the name for the new high end restaurant opening soon in the Japan pavilion of Epcot.

This week we wandered by the location and the site looked almost ready to open, on the outside at least. On the inside they may still be putting on final touches, perfecting service, and working out guest flow.

details of temporary welcome sign

New extended building that houses the restaurant is matched to the original construction so well, it looks like it’s been a part of the pavilion the whole time.

Most of the dining rooms will have an exclusive exterior view with a sliver new landscaping that has been added to the pavilion.

Takumi-tei entrance

Prices are existed to be high, with the average guest cost of around $60.

Dress Code

The restaurant will have a dress code, although those are notoriously hard to enforce a restaurants located inside a theme park, and somewhat difficult to enforce at other locations, even V&A has slightly relaxed theirs nodding to a more casual Disney audience these days.

Guests are encouraged to dress up, but they must meet at least the minimum attire of:

  • Men must wear khakis, slacks or dress shorts and collared shirts. Jeans may be worn if in good condition. Sport coats are optional.
  • Women must wear Capri pants, skirts, dresses or dress shorts. Jeans may be worn if in good condition.
  • Not permitted are tank tops, flip-flops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, hats for gentlemen, cut-offs, torn clothing and t-shirts with offensive language and/or graphics.

This seems pretty casual for signature dining, but is enough to ensure a modicum of decorum. I’m sure some guests will choose to be a lot dressier.

Reservations are not yet available for booking, but the restaurant is expected to open this summer. Are you interested in booking at reservation at Takumi-Tei?