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Wagyu Beef Guide: Where To Enjoy Kobe Beef And Other Wagyu Brands

Wagyu Beef Guide: Where To Enjoy Kobe Beef And Other Wagyu Brands

Translated by Lester Somera

Written by ニコ

2017.01.11 Bookmark

While Wagyu beef is popular, few people can define exactly what "Wagyu" means. Let's learn about the types of the Japanese beef known as Wagyu, and discover some Wagyu restaurants in the Tokyo, Osaka, and Kobe area.

Wagyu Shio Yakiniku - Black Hole, Shinjuku 3-chome Branch

At Black Hole, you can eat high-quality Wagyu beef ordered from various regions across Japan. Sample the plentiful selection of rare cuts like chuck flap, bottom flap and top blade.

Address: Tokyo, Shinjuku Ward, Shinjuku 3-5-3
Closed: New Year
Hours: 11:30-15:00 (last order at 14:30), 17:00-24:30 (last order at 24:00)
Phone: 03-6457-4129


A casual teppanyaki restaurant in the hip Daikanyama area of Tokyo, Lamp’s A5 Kuroge Wagyu sirloin steak is highly recommended. Enjoy delicious Wagyu beef at a very reasonable price.

Address: Tokyo, Shibuya Ward, Ebisu-nishi 2-10-8
Closed: Sunday
Hours: 18:00-23:30
Phone: 03-6416-3633

Wagyu Yakiniku Gyusho

In addition to operating a meat wholesale business, Gyusho is careful to serve only the best quality of Wagyu beef at its restaurant. Because the day’s meat is directly purchased from the market, Gyusho can offer excellent beef at reasonable prices. The grilled steak lunch sets start at an astonishingly low 800 yen.

Address: Tokyo, Chiyoda Ward, Kanda Tsukasa-machi 2-17
Closed: Sunday, public holidays
Hours: 11:00-13:30 (lunch only on weekdays), 17:00-23:00
Phone: 03-3219-1129

Teppanyaki Miyachi

At Miyachi, the chefs will grill your Kuroge Wagyu steaks right in front of you. We also recommend the Kuroge Wagyu Hamburg steaks. While it is a comparatively high-class restaurant, the lunch sets start at a very reasonable 1000 yen.

Address: Tokyo, Chuo Ward, Ginza 5-5-11
Closed: Open all year
Hours: Lunch (M-F) 11:30-14:00, Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays 11:30-15:00, Dinner 17:30-23:00 (last order at 21:30)
Phone: 03-6252-1129

Rogama Steak Renga

This restaurant’s dinner service is quite unusual; every day at 8 PM, a large block of beef weighing six or seven kilograms is grilled and shared by all the restaurant patrons. Together with the hidden-away location, diners can also enjoy unique entertainment.

Address: Tokyo, Shibuya Ward, Shibuya 1-6-4
Closed: Sunday
Hours: 18:30-24:00 (18:30-20:00 is reservation only)
Phone: 03-3409-2911

Aged Beef Tajima-Ya, Toranomon Hills

Like the name says, Tajima-Ya serves aged beef. Savor Tajima beef that has been aged for over 45 days. The restaurant has original names for how the beef is cooked, which makes you feel the chef’s careful consideration.

Address: Tokyo, Minato Ward, Toranomon 1-23
Closed: Open all year
Hours: 11:00-15:00 (last order at 14:00), 17:00-23:00 (last order at 22:00)
Phone: 03-3593-1129

Red Rock, Takada-no-Baba

The signboard menu offerings are the Kuroge Wagyu steak bowl and the roast beef bowl at this restaurant. With shockingly great value for money - around 1,000 yen for a heaping helping of beef - there is almost always a line out the door, so be aware of this when you go. The main branches are in Kobe, but Red Rock has expanded to Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya and Fukuoka as well as Tokyo.

Address: Tokyo, Toshima Ward, Takada 3-11-14
Closed: Open all year
Hours: 11:30-24:00 (last order at 23:30)
Phone: 03-6380-3917

Wine And Kitchen Beeftei

Wine And Kitchen Beeftei is a Western-style dining establishment produced by the former chef at Seiniku-ya and current owner of the popular Beeftei yakiniku restaurant, which has several locations in Tokyo. A few of the high-ranked Wagyu beef menu items that you must try include the so-called “gatsun grilled steak” - named for the thumping sound it makes when it hits the table - the beef rumen ajillo, and the Wagyu liver paste.

Address: Tokyo, Meguro Ward, Kamimeguro 2-6-9
Closed: No fixed holidays
Hours: 18:00-24:00 (last order at 23:30)
Phone: 03-5794-9889

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The information presented in this article is based on the time it was written. Note that there may be changes in the merchandise, services, and prices that have occurred after this article was published. Please contact the facility or facilities in this article directly before visiting.

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