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Butagumi

#40 of 9,919 Restaurants in Minato
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Akasaka / Roppongi
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2-24-9 Nishiazabu, Minato 106-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-5466-6775
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11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On our first day in Tokyo we took a train to have lunch at Butagumi. Our local friend had made the reservation. In addition he ordered the 'Tokyo X' Pork which we missed the last time. The Tokyo X was exquisite. It was tasty & the texture was soft. It was the best tonkatsu that we had. Service as usual... More 

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Thank HpLian
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Hands down this is the best pork Katsu I have ever tasted. The quality of the pork is superb. I tried the watanabe Berkshire from Kagoshima. A bit expensive but worth it! There are two locations in roppongi hills. The one in the north tower near the subway is more accessible.

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Thank Ciara L
Sydney, Australia
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215 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We have mixed feelings about this place. It has been rated very highly on both blogs and tripadvisor however it was a bit of a letdown. We did not have a booking on a Sunday evening arriving at around 7:30 PM and were surprised to see that the restaurant was not very busy at all with only 3 other tables... More 

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Maryland
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Read excellent reviews about this restaurant so we made an effort to make reservations. It was well worth the trip. So far, best tonkatsu we've had in Tokyo. If it weren't so fatty, we would have ordered more!

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Thank poshluxe u
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

You get to pick the region of where your meat comes from but also how fatty you want the pork. They have unlimited rice salad and soup but you have to ask for refills. Their dipping sauce and salts match perfectly with the food. Probably the best tonkatsu I've ever had. On the pricy side but definitely worth trying when... More 

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Thank Dinah R
Hong Kong
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66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

This restaurant specializes in deep fried pork cutlet. It is housed in a little house in a residential neighbourhood 10 minutes walk from Ebisu station (google map was great). Enjoyed the food and the ambience of the little house.

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Thank lokseenfung
Arizona
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

A hidden local treasure and pork lovers dream! A small restaurant down a side street, definitely worth going to. Amazing food and great atmosphere, if your looking to have an authentic Japanese pork dinner this is the place.

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Hong Kong
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Went recently on a friend's recommendation - place is cute and service v friendly along with an interesting best of the '80s soundtrack. We ordered a more classic lean cut and one which had an interesting richer, more livery/offaly flavour. Both were delicious. They come with pickles, cabbage and sauces/dressings. Not one for every day if you value your arteries... More 

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Thank donnytrvl
Paris, France
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443 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

This place is still one of my favorite places in Tokyo, if you are looking for a traditional experience and you like Tonkatsu, this is definitely a place to visit. Ask for the mozzarella starter even if it's not on the menu, it's delicious.

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Thank Carlos T
New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at this place. Ordered 4 chops for 5 people to share. Instead of one serving of cabbage & pickle per order (as listed), just "one" for the whole table was served. Refills on it (as listed in the menu) never occurred. For a piece of pork in that price range they definitely should make a bigger effort.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$44
Cuisine
Japanese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-24-9 Nishiazabu, Minato 106-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Minato>  > Akasaka / Roppongi
  • Neighbourhood: Akasaka / Roppongi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-5466-6775

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Akasaka / Roppongi
Not so long ago the Akasaka and Roppongi areas were famous for their nightlife, high-class restaurants, bars and clubs. More recently, with the opening of Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown and Akasaka Sacas, the area has declared itself as the most fashionable spot to be seen. The area also hosts the National Art Center and the Mori Art Museum and lots of trendy art galleries.
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