A restaurant in Japan saw its stock spike after Trump ate there — look inside

    President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dined at the teppanyaki restaurant Ginza Ukai Tei during Trump’s visit to Japan. The restaurant’s parent company saw its stock climb by as much as 7.3% on Monday after Trump’s visit. Ginza Ukai Tei’s menu is inspired by French cuisine, and the restaurant features a dedicated dessert room.

President Donald Trump has been quick to point to the performance of the American economy, the stock market in particular, as the crowning achievement of his presidency thus far. While the extent to which he deserves credit for the economic indicators he cites is up for debate, his presence has had a tangible effect on at least one business – but it’s not American.

During his recent trip to Japan, Trump dined with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Ginza Ukai Tei, which specializes in teppanyaki, a style of Japanese cuisine in which chefs cook meat and vegetables on an iron griddle. The restaurant’s parent company, Ukai Co., saw its stock climb as much as 7.3% on Monday after Trump’s visit, according to Forbes.

Here’s what it’s like to eat at the restaurant.


Located in Tokyo, Ginza Ukai Tei serves a wealthy clientele.

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The restaurant pays special attention to its decor, which it describes as “an atmosphere where art-nouveau and Japanese style meet.”

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Diners sit at a large, circular table where the chefs cook their meals in front of them.

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Though you can also reserve a private room.

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Rather than order individual dishes, customers choose from multidish “Grand Courses” or “Lunch Courses.”

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The courses are inspired by French cuisine.

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They feature an array of beef, seafood, and vegetable-based dishes.

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Though “Japanese Black Beef” is the central dish for all of the courses.

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Trump and Abe ate from a special menu that featured the restaurant’s highest-quality steak, grilled Hokkaido scallop, and a chocolate sundae.

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After guests are finished with their main course, the restaurant has a dedicated dessert room where they can indulge their sweet tooth.

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