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Butagumi Description

Located in the trendy neighborhood of Nishiazabu in Tokyo, Butagumi is a must-visit restaurant for lovers of tonkatsu, a popular Japanese dish consisting of breaded and deep-fried pork cutlets. What sets Butagumi apart from other dining establishments is its dedication to sourcing the highest quality ingredients and its commitment to traditional cooking techniques.

The menu at Butagumi features an impressive selection of tonkatsu, with various cuts of pork to choose from, including loin, fillet, and even rare breeds such as Kurobuta and Iberico. Each cutlet is meticulously prepared by the skilled chefs, ensuring a crispy and golden exterior while maintaining a juicy and tender interior. The accompanying cabbage salad, rice, and miso soup perfectly complement the rich flavors of the tonkatsu.

The restaurant's interior is warm and inviting, with a rustic charm that transports diners to a traditional Japanese setting. The attention to detail is evident in every aspect, from the beautifully arranged table settings to the elegant presentation of each dish. Whether you're a tonkatsu aficionado or simply looking to experience authentic Japanese cuisine, Butagumi is a culinary gem that should not be missed.

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Butagumi Overview


2-chōme-24-9 Nishiazabu, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0031


+81 (0) 3-5466-6775


7 minute walk from Yotsuya-sakaue Station Exit 5 on the Chiyoda Line
8 minute walk from Roppongi Station Exit 2 on the Hibiya Line
7 minute walk from Nogizaka Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-9:00PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-9:00PM
Wed: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-9:00PM
Thur: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-9:00PM
Fri: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-9:00PM
Sat: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-9:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Home Delivery

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wine List



Sake Selection

Stylish Interior

Butagumi Reviews

Butagumi Google Average Rating



This is a must-visit place, a heaven for tonkatsu lovers. They offer various types of pig breeds from across Japan. Booking in advance is necessary. The building is authentic and adds to the experience.

The curry with tonkatsu is really good. Don't miss out on this menu!


Got in solo with the first seating arriving 15 minutes before opening.

Made the atrocious mistake of thinking only the lunch menu was an option. Other menu with actual pork breed selection was available at lunch as well (tbh it’s more like just option for premium cuts or not. There are not a many options of pork breeds available at any one time. Depends on what they have at the moment)

Lunch tenderloin was still really good especially for the price at 1900 yen. Very juicy, flavorful and crisp breading. I’m assuming texture and flavor of the meat gets better with the premium cut. I will probably go again to find out. Katsu curry is good especially for the price at 1300 yen but nothing that special. I would have just gotten another premium katsu cut instead.

Update: went back for a Special Premium Tenderloin and for over double the price of the lunch cut at 4200 yen, it was ok. Still delicious by normal standards but that price is quite high compared to other quality Tonkatsu spots.


The most amazing, melt-in-your-mouth tonkatsu I’ve ever had!! We arrived at 11.20am just before they opened and there was already a queue. Making reservations is possible and recommended! We got the deluxe cut and the tenderloin and it was honestly so worth it.

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