The Place Wagyu sandwich is all the rage in Tokyo now. Located in Nakameguro, we checked out Wagyumafia the cutlet sandwich, a casual and small restaurant which serves mainly wagyu beef sandwich at not so casual prices. I was really excited about this restaurant and had high expectations given my profound love for wagyu beef.
The Food Choose from the different parts of the beef, with the cheapest being the Gigolo (1,000yen), minced beef sandwich, with the most extravagant being the Kobe Shabu (20,000yen). I chose something in the middle of the range, the Zabuton (5,000yen) which is the shoulder part of the wagyu beef.
Deep fried and presented in sandwich style, our 150g Zabuton is from Shinshu cattle. The texture is not bad, though I feel that the marbled texture of the beef is masked by the frying. The overall flavour is quite underwhelming for the price. For 5,000yen, it is quite possibly the most expensive sandwich I ever had.
Rants There are only two chairs and a standing table indoors, not the spot to idle around over a long meal.
Will I Return Again? While the prospect of wagyu beef sandwich sounds promising, it is not the best way to enjoy wagyu beef in my opinion. For Wagyumafia the cutlet sandwich, the overall experience didn’t quite match up to the hefty price for me though it is definitely still a very decent beef sandwich. Unfortunately, it looks better than it tastes.
Taste bud: 3/5
Hole in the pocket: 4.5/5
Overall Experience: 3/5
Wagyumafia The Cutlet Sandwich
Japan, 〒153-0051 Tokyo, Meguro, Kamimeguro
Daily: 11am to 9pm
Closed on Wednesday
Ranted by The Ranter