At least on paper, this new barbecue spot offers a very similar-looking menu and presentation to Smokehouse in Harajuku. Here's the cornbread, here's a tiny dish of mac 'n' cheese, and look, you can choose from four different barbecue sauces in plastic squeeze bottles. In spite of having three hungry barbecue lovers at our table though, nobody bothered to finish the rather mediocre mac 'n' cheese, and we were informed that no, we couldn't have butter for our rather dry cornbread.
On a positive note, combo platters of three, four and five meats (plus side dishes) provide a substantial amount of food, although the quality varies somewhat from item to item. There are a few craft beers on tap, but they're nearly all from Baird Brewery, which also runs a bar about five minutes away. We did enjoy some Lagunitas IPA on tap, and there are some interesting-looking cocktails.
The spacious dining room is fairly comfortable. Budget around Y3000-3500 at dinnnertime.
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