Azabu-Juban Kunsei Apartment Villa
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For a grown-up smoked eats experience, head to the slightly bizarrely named Kunsei Apartment Villa, which exudes the latter (villa) vibe while being set in the former (an actual apartment). The chic interior, complete with fireplace, is a telltale sign that this evening isn't going to come cheap (the bottles of wine here go from ¥6,000 to the ¥40,000 mark), but it's the experience that counts. Their menu is primarily devoted to exquisite cold-smoked cuisine, such as their Dutch oven-cooked kuroge wagyu rump steak, a lean cut of meat picked to bring out the ideal smokey accent. The smoke-grilled cheese is a good option too, with its smokey fragrance and crispy exterior. Be sure to reserve in advance.
1-5-32 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku
|Transport:||Azabu-Juban Station (Nanboku, Oedo lines)|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 6pm-1am (last orders 12midnight); Sun & hols 5pm-12midnight (11pm)|