Dining where Mariah Carey once sat

While in Fukuoka, Japan, I went out twice with my couchsurfing.com friends Sachiko and Kotoe. One night they took me to a tepanyaki restaurant called “Umakamontei” close to Tenjin.

Dinner with Sachiko and Kotoe

Ok, the food is just uuuhhh, ahhh, soooo delicious; one of the best meals I’ve ever had in Japan. However, what sets this restaurant apart from millions of others is that back in 2005 US singer Mariah Carey had dinner there with her entourage. Since she arrived with some 40 people about a dozen had to wait in front of the door because the restaurant is rather small. Traveling with stars has its downsides…

A blogger has a wonderful set of pictures of that place. If you can handle Japanese Google maps you might be interested in the restaurant’s location (second floor).

One thought on “Dining where Mariah Carey once sat

  1. hi! im glad that u enjoyed ur visit at umakamontei. thank you for featuring it at your blog. when did you went to umakamontei? nice pictures. i hope if you have time you can still visit here. anyway, i work at umakamontei. im master`s wife. i would love to meet you to say my thanks personally. god bless. take care.

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