An Italian steak restaurant “Li.nu” located in Nishi-Azabu, Tokyo. After training at an Italian restaurant in Tokyo, chef Hideaki Katsura worked at “Ginza L'ecrin” and Shibuya “ANTIVINO” for about 10 years. And then at Nishiazabu “d_restaurant”, which opened in March 2014. Following a business change in April 2019, he made a fresh start as a chef of “Li.nu”.
In order to make the most of the umami of the ingredients, “Li.nu” is characterized by cooking only with salt, water and dashi made from the ingredients themselves, without using butter or cream. In addition, they are very particular about how to grill the meat. In order to concentrate the flavor, they grill the meat for 6 hours while letting it rest in a frying pan, removing excessive water and fat, making it exquisitely medium rare. The main steak is a rare wagyu beef centered on the "Ibusanagyu", only a few of which are said to be distributed per year, and the excellent ‘Tsuruushi’ breed. You can also enjoy different parts of the meat on the same day such as the sirloin, rib roast, chuck flap, and rump. They have 20-30 kinds of wine to go with the meat, including Italian wine and French wines such as Burgundy.
The interior is designed in imitation of medieval European architecture, and there are 10 counter seats and 2 private rooms in the image of caves. The entrance of the restaurant is always locked, but if you become a member, you can register a fingerprint authentication key to unlock it, which is a popular surprise. At this hideaway restaurant, you can enjoy the cuisine of a veteran chef with family, friends, colleagues and guests from overseas.
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A 7-minute walk from Nogizaka Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line)
A 7-minute walk from Roppongi Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)