One of Royal Caribbean’s most popular restaurants, Izumi Teppanyaki will feature on the new Wonder of the Seas, when she joins the fleet as the world’s largest cruise ship in 2022.
Chef Travis Kamiyama confirmed via social media over the weekend that his specialty sushi and hibachi restaurant will be one of the more than 20 dining options on board the largest Oasis Class ship.
The chef shared an old video of an Izumi Hibachi & Sushi restaurant on Allure of the Seas in 2017 on his personal Facebook page and said: “We have four Izumi Sushi and Teppanyaki on Oasis Class. Fifth one on the way on Wonder of the Seas next year”.
Sometimes referred to as a Japanese Steakhouse, and made famous by Benihana restaurants, the teppanyaki-style restaurant combines cooking and service into a culinary performance.
The other four Oasis Class ships dedicate half the restaurant to sushi and half to hibachi. However, newer Izumi locations provide more space for the hibachi side, a slight move away from the traditional sushi. It has not been confirmed which layout the Wonder of the Seas restaurant will follow.
Wonder of the Seas floated out on September 5 and is currently undergoing the fitting out process in which her interior spaces are being built and furnished.
On completion she will have capacity for more than 6,360 passengers, claiming the title of world’s largest cruise ship from her sister ship Symphony of the Seas by more than 800 passengers.
The debut date has not yet been confirmed since Royal Caribbean announced that would be a delay of the planned 2021 maiden voyage. She will be setting sail to China for voyages from Shanghai in 2022.