Went for the Wagyu, but the cuts were all of the lower quality, still ok but not the marbling I was looking for and requested. My wife ordered the fillet but they didn't have any. The steak was served rare on a hot plate as we got in most restaurants in Japan but the hot plate didn't stay hot for long.
On a rare visit to Tokyo, I set up a date to meet a friend. Although I was over half an hour late, my friend was waiting for me downstairs with a lemon beer. It looked good, but I went with a Kona beer and it did not disappoint. After choosing a petite spinach salad and an adorable plate of heart-shaped mozzarella with baby tomatoes, we were ushered upstairs where we could enjoy a long conversation over an excellent Pinot Noir and a small plate of delectable grilled meat. The best thing about Chef and Butcher is the food, followed by the service, which was attentive yet unobtrusive. However, it was a bit slow that night, perhaps due to a party downstairs. The atmosphere is country charming with outdoor seating available. Besides the small portions for the prices, the only drawback I can see is the lack of barrier-free access. Go here for a date, a party, to entertain friends or just to taste some really tender, juicy meat! All in all, I can highly recommend Chef and Butcher for a stylish yet casual visit to Nishi-Azabu.