This spin-off in the basement of the Roppongi Hills complex lies a few strides from the subway gates. Bright, cheerful and modern, Butgagumi Dining has a big open kitchen where you can watch the golden cutlets being deep-fried to crisp perfection. And it still has ...

What other tonkatsu restaurant serves vibrant mixed salads of organically grown seasonal vegetables? Or uses sashimi-fresh kuruma-ebi (king prawns) for its ebi-fry. Or makes freshly squeezed honey-lemon soda?

At Butagumi they take the humble staple of tonkatsu and elevate it to hitherto unheard of levels of refinement. What’s different? Just about everything.

Review excerpt: Nowhere does tonkatsu like Tonki. Of all the restaurants in Tokyo that serve those ever-popular cutlets of breaded, deep-fried pork — and they number in their thousands — nowhere stands out quite the way Tonki does. To its legions of fans, it is ...

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