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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.


Gyu Toro-ya

This yakiniku restaurant grills up various Wagyu brands, including Kobe, Tajima and Omi, so you can comfortably enjoy a meal of superbly marbled beef. You can eat as much high-quality meat as you can handle with the popular all-you-can-eat course.

Address: Osaka, Osaka City, Fukushima Ward, Yoshino 2-15-18
Closed: Tuesday
Hours: 17:00-24:00 (last order at 23:30)
Phone: 06-6446-3545


A Western-style restaurant famous for the volume of its Kobe beef and Hamburg steaks, Monami is featured in many magazines and on TV programs, and also counts various celebrities among its regular patrons. Be forewarned, it’s often quite crowded.

Address: Osaka, Osaka City, Chuo Ward, Tanimachi 63-14
Closed: Monday
Hours: 17:40-22:30(last order at 22:00)
Phone: 06-6763-1129


At this popular restaurant, customers can enjoy A4 Wagyu beef at a reasonable price, making it a hit with locals. We recommend making a reservation in advance. Hishimekiya serves up whole cuts of Tsuru beef - allegedly the oldest cattle breed in Japan, and the progenitor of the Kobe and Matsusaka cattle lineages - as well as Chiya beef, Okayama’s oldest Kuroge Wagyu brand. The menu includes an array of rare beef cuts.

Address: Osaka, Osaka City, Ikeda-cho 17-5
Closed: Open all year
Hours: M-F 17:00-24:00 (last order at 23:30), Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays 16:00-24:00 (last order at 23:30)
Phone: 050-5787-8752

Kobe Beef Teppanyaki, Rio

At this Kobe beef teppanyaki restaurant, the chef will carefully grill your individual dishes on a giant iron plate. Rio also serves lobster and abalone steak.

Address: Osaka, Osaka City, Kita Ward, Umeda 1-9-20
Closed: Open all year
Hours: 11:30-15:00 (last order at 14:00), 17:00-22:00 (last order at 21:00)
Phone: 06-6346-1321


Located in Tsuruhashi, which has many yakiniku restaurants, Gyuichi orders whole cuts of Wagyu beef - primarily Kobe beef - and customers devour their reasonably priced, delicious dishes

Address: Osaka, Osaka City, Tennoji Ward, Shimoajihara-cho 2-7
Closed: Open all year
Hours: 11:00-23:15 (last order at 22:45)
Phone: 06-6772-9155

Charcoal-Grilled Yakiniku, Seijiro

Enjoy all-you-can-eat Kuroge Wagyu beef at Seijiro. In addition to sirloin and skirt steak, Seijiro offers various horumon dishes (prepared innards) as well as Korean-style menu items like kimchi and butter lettuce.

Address: Osaka, Osaka City, Kita Ward, Sonezakishinchi 1-10-16
Closed: Sunday, national holidays
Hours: 17:00-24:00 (last order at 23:00) M-F Lunch 11:30-14:00 (last order at 13:30)
Phone: 050-5816-9012

M-No-Yakiniku, Fukushima

This restaurant primarily serves Matsusaka beef, as well as Kobe beef and some other brands. Try out the decadent sampler to compare and contrast the flavors of several high-class beef varieties. The restaurant also offers shabu-shabu during winter.。

Address: Osaka, Osaka City, Fukushima Ward, Fukushima 5-4-8
Closed: Open all year
Hours: 17:00-24:00 (last order at 23:00)
Phone: 06-6452-7070

Next PageNow on to Wagyu restaurants in Kobe, and some shops serving Wagyu beef hamburg steaks too.
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