Fabulous steak experience. Entrance off main road; quiet and unassuming. Warm and welcoming, simple interior.
We will be back!
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.