In a country made up of ancient culinary traditions that tend to be honoured rigorously, Wagyumafia is the proverbial salmon swimming against the current. A casual space with a few standing tables and high stools, it has redefined the way people experience one of Japan’s most iconic ingredients. The menu is essentially limited to wagyu katsu sandwiches: fluffy Japanese milk bread (with the crusts trimmed) smothered in tonkotsu sauce, flanking a thick slice of kobe beef chateaubriand, served deep-fried and cut into quarters. It’s this brazen simplicity, along with the hefty price tag, that demonstrate owner Hisato Hamada’s confidence.
1-26-1 Kami-Meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 153-0051