Katsura Grill

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Katsura Grill
KatsuraGrill.jpg
The entrance sign for Katsura Grill. Photo by Theme Park Tourist
Epcot
Land World Showcase
Opening date October 1, 1982 (as Yakitori House)
December 7, 2011 (as Katsura Grill)
Restaurant Type Counter Service
Menu Type Casual Japanese
Formally Known As Yakitori House (1982-2011)

Katsura Grill is a counter service restaurant in the Japan pavilion within Epcot.

History

The restaurant that is currently known as Katsura Grill originally opened on October 1, 1982 as Yakitori House [1]. Located within a Japanese Garden, Yakitori House was named after a chicken dish originally served in the restaurant [1] but later removed [2]. Yakitori House closed in 2011 and underwent extensive refurbishments [3]. During these renovations, the interior of the restaurant was given new furniture, lighting, and more modern look [2]. When the dining location reopened on December 7, 2011, it was renamed Katsura Grill, although much of the old menu remained [4]. Since the its name change, Katsura Grill has not seen any major changes.

Current Menu

Click below to see Katsura Grill's current menu:

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/epcot/katsura-grill/menus/

Fun Facts and Trivia

  • Yakitori House originally had rice paper windows, these were replaced with glass when the restaurant became Katsura Grill [2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://d23.com/a-to-z/yakitori-house/
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 http://land.allears.net/blogs/jackspence/2011/12/katsura_grill.html
  3. http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/yakitori-house/news/19oct2011-photos---yakitori-house-refurbishment-update-at-epcot's-japan-pavilion.htm
  4. http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/yakitori-house/news/06dec2011-former-yakitori-house-reopens-tomorrow-as-katsura-grill-at-epcot's-japan-pavilion.htm