Located on the first basement floor of a building an eight-minute walk from Roppongi Station, the Nishi-Azabu outpost of the high-end Ushigoro Group delivers on its promise of carefully sourced ingredients, sophisticated surroundings, smart service, and passion.
Focusing on upscale yakiniku, the restaurant's head chef is Hiroyuki Narumi, who studied at a Japanese restaurant and has been involved in the yakiniku industry since his mid-twenties. Narumi, extremely knowledgeable on the topic of beef, is a superb judge of the quality of a cut of meat, and understands how to serve it at its peak condition.
Beef is mainly sourced from ranches in Tottori Tamura Farm in Tottori, and Okazaki Farm in Shiga. Meat is purchased mainly from ranches in Tottori Tamura Farm in Tottori and Okazaki Farm in Shiga; it is said that the meat of heifers from the former Tajima line of Japanese black cattle, raised in an environment that minimises stress, has a low melting point of fat, making them perfect for yakiniku. Each of the five rooms is completely private, with a simple, modern interior and assigned with a skilled staff trained to possess exquisite technique.
The restaurant specialises in thick cut beef tongue, a cut prepared in luxuriously thick slices; the exterior is cooked to be crispy, with a tender medium-rare centre, and elevated by the addition of green pepper miso and lemon. Meanwhile, the chateaubriand cutlet sandwich is a popular seasonal dish during the summer, consisting of a thick beef cutlet with black garlic sauce, sandwiched between freshly baked bread.
Wine director Kazutaka Ozawa (who arrived from the French restaurant Crony) is on hand to assist guests in choosing between 60-70 different bottles of red wine, white wine, and champagne that favours regions in France, Italy, and North America.
The restaurant is ideal for a variety of occasions, from dining out with family, friends and colleagues, to private dinners and business entertaining.
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An 8-minute walk from Roppongi Station, Exit 2 (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, Toei Oedo Line)