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The Butcher Shop by Niku Steakhouse

A specialty butcher shop that serves SF and the Bay Area some of the most unique cuts to be found.

Guy Crims, or “Guy the Butcher,” as he’s generally known, is a veteran of the butcher business and a legend in the world of Japanese Wagyu. In 2017 alone, Crims was responsible for bringing 4.3 metric tons of Wagyu beef into the U.S.

Crims, a California native, became fascinated with the butcher business when he was 14 after reading The Jungle, Upton Sinclair’s novel depicting the American meatpacking industry in early 20th century. His first job was at a family-owned butcher shop in Pacifica. Crims followed the original owner to a butchery in San Francisco, where he continued to hone his craft.

In college, Crims studied architecture, not food—although the two passions merged when he worked on a slaughterhouse design project that advocated for the humane treatment of livestock. He continued to blend both roles as a managing partner at Pape Meat Company and most currently, as a managing partner of One Henry Adams, which includes the Niku Steakhouse and The Butcher Shop by Niku.

In 2017, Crims was invited to tour Japan with the Japanese Wagyu Beef Committee—the only non-chef included on the tour. There, Crims met Omakase Restaurant Group co-owner Jackson Yu. Chef Yu enthusiastically introduced Crims to his business partner Kash Feng, who was in the early planning stages of a Wagyu-focused butcher shop and restaurant concept slated for a space at One Henry Adams. As plans started to coalesce, Feng tapped Crims as the master butcher for both the restaurant and butcher shop concepts.

As the master butcher for the neighboring Niku Steakhouse, Crims will work side by side with Executive Chef Dustin Falcon to ensure quality and consistency for the restaurant’s meat program.

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Specials
Rancho El 17 Tomahawk
Rancho El 17 "Exclusive" Tomahawk...

Raised to Master Butcher, Guy Crims' specifications in partnership with Rancho El 17 in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. Guy went to Mexico in 2021 to secure production and strengthen the bond between relations with Mexican Farmers and US Importers being some of the first in the industry to promote the sale of premium Mexican Beef in the United States.

The breed is called "Brangus" an F-1 cross (first generation genetics... Father, Brahma Bull... Mother, Black Angus Cow... hence the name "Brangus"). This sweet beef originally exported only to Northern Japan where it is called "Princess Beef''. This beef harkens back to the beef Guy was used to eating when he was first in the business in 1984.

"This beef is so nostalgic and flavorful... just the right amount of fat to muscle ratio... doesn't get much better than this... a sure crowd pleaser." We look forward to you trying this luxurious product at an extremely special price only offered through NEON...

2 1/2 pound tomahawk.
$110.00
Wagyu
Bushu Gyu Japanese A5 Wagyu New York Strip
Bushu Gyu Japanese A5 Wagyu New York Strip raised exclusively for The Butcher Shop by Hasegawa Farms in Saitama, Japan. 8oz to 10oz per steak.
$175.00
Domestic Wagyu
Domestic F-1 Wagyu Boneless Ribeye Steak
Domestic F-1 Wagyu Boneless Ribeye Steak raised exclusively for The Butcher Shop by the Masami Cattle Ranch in Corning, California. 14oz to 16oz per steak.
$90.00
Domestic F-1 Wagyu New York Steak
Domestic F-1 Wagyu New York Steak raised exclusively for The Butcher Shop by the Masami Cattle Ranch in Corning, California. 14oz to 16oz per steak.
$90.00
Heritage Berkshire
Domestic Heritage Berkshire Tomahawk Pork Chops
Domestic Heritage Berkshire Tomahawk Pork Chops being raised exclusively for The Butcher Shop by Heritage Berkshire Pork in Sioux City, Iowa. 10oz to 12oz per chop.
$22.00
Domestic Heritage Berkshire Pork Belly Skewers
Domestic Heritage Berkshire Tomahawk Pork Belly Skewers being raised exclusively for The Butcher Shop by Heritage Berkshire Pork in Sioux City, Iowa. Per skewer.
$8.00
Patties
The 50/50 Wagyu Patties
The 50/50 Wagyu Patties, a blend of Domestic F-1 Waygu Chuck and Japanese A5 Wagyu Trim. 7oz per patty.
$15.00
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