Salon Butcher & Beer is a nice little place where you can get a good meal and a beer in the NeWOman complex in Shinjuku’s south side. It is run by “adam et rope”, a Japanese fashion retailer that has branched out into food. The Salon Butcher & Beer is an interesting concept that combines quality choice meats with beer.
Salon Butcher & Beer is not too difficult to find, but the NeWOman complex is very confusing. It is thankfully located a short walk from the Starbucks on Shinjuku’s Southern Terrace. It was pretty busy when I went and they were trying to fit people into the seats. Unfortunately they liked to have a little space between their customers, in other words each customer had 2 full seats at the bar, so I couldn’t get a seat at the bar. I was put at a table but I still had a good view of what the servers were doing.
The biggest problem I had was that I ordered a curry lunch set with a Fuller’s IPA. They messed up my order and gave me a pork hamburger steak instead. I was really tired at the time I went and didn’t bother to complain. The prices were the same so I didn’t care too much but it was still a mistake on their part. I’m sure they just pushed the wrong button as no one else seemed to get their orders messed up.
Overall, the look of Salon Butcher & Beer is really nice. The servers are pretty good and they will do their best to give you good service. Being in a food court like environment means you can’t really relax completely as people are constantly moving around, but that is to be expected. I don’t think I would go back again, to be honest, as it was pricey. I think the quality of the meat was really good for this type of restaurant and if I was on a lunch date I would consider this shop. Considering I rarely go to Shinjuku, it is unlikely that I will be going back to the area anytime soon but I will try to visit Salon again in the future.