Koyama Parking opened last fall and its funky interior had people doing double-takes from the get-go. The counter wraps around a small grilling area, so you can enjoy watching the staff whip up your food while you wait. The decor and menu of seasonal Japanese dishes are both the brainchild of owner Osamu Kamiyama, whose first restaurant nearby was a big hit. From the appetizers to the drinks, the focus is on Kyushu ingredients. Start with the prosciutto-wrapped Amaou strawberries and cheese, then try the Wagyu cutlet sandwich or other unique dishes. Book in advance!
Menu: Table charge ¥432, Amaou and cheese wrapped in prosciutto ¥580, fried soft-shell crab ¥980, Wagyu fillet cutlet sandwich ¥1,150, Wagyu red meat sampler ¥1,400~, marbled beef with rice malt and mustard paste on buttered rice ¥850, sake ¥600~900 (100 ml), draft beer (Sapporo Black Label) ¥500, wine/glass ¥600~
*Foreign language menu: None / Credit cards accepted / Reservations recommended / No smoking
Originally published in Fukuoka Now Magazine (fn233, May 2018)