Shiki-Sai: Sushi Izakaya, a new sushi concept, will be debuting at Epcot by the end of summer, according to a recent press release. The restaurant will be located within the Japan Pavillion area of the famous theme park.
“Here, you’ll be able to experience the essence of Japan’s seasonal festivals, where each month brings a new celebration to your table,” the press release states. “From hanging tanzaku to celebrate Tanabata in July to savoring moon-viewing dumplings in September, a cultural representative from Japan will guide you through each unique festival experience, one bite at a time.”
“The atmosphere also embraces the festivals of Japan, with the atmosphere featuring beautiful, hand painted artwork and lanterns highlighting some of the natural wonders that Japan offers as well. Each and every visit is designed to create unforgettable memories that capture the spirit of Japan’s vibrant seasonal festivities.”
Apart from a varied and creative sushi menu, the restaurant will also offer grilled dishes native to Japan.
“Not only can you get dishes from the sushi bar, but the grill will also be serving up delicious options commonly found in Japanese cuisine. Among the grilled items to enjoy, Okonomiyaki is a highlight. This Japanese savory pancake is made with a batter of flour, eggs, and water, and then filled with shredded cabbage and bacon, and topped with tangy okonomiyaki sauce, mayonnaise, aonori, bonito flakes, and pickled ginger.”
And as if the dynamic menu isn’t impressive enough, readers should note that the space itself is inspired by real Japanese architecture.
“Sushi lovers will marvel at the first-hand look at sushi being made right before their eyes by the chefs when sitting at the sushi bar. This unique spot provides a can’t-miss dining experience along with a magnificent trellis inspired by the roof of the Phoenix Hall in Kyoto that will mesmerize your eyes while the food captivates your taste buds.”