Awaji Flower Expo 2021: Enjoy Magnificent Flowers, Nature, and Art!

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


Translated by Lester Somera

Written by ニコ


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.



Setsugetsuka Hanare

We recommend the aged Kobe beef sirloin steak at this Michelin-starred restaurant, which has a spectacular taste that can be found nowhere else.

Address: Hyogo, Kobe City, Chuo Ward, Nakayamate-dori 1-25-6
Closed: Open all year
Hours: Weekdays 17:30-23:00, Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays 17:00-23:00
Phone: 078-222-0029

Beef-teki No Kawamura

The chef at Kawamura grills Kobe beefsteaks - known as “beef-teki” in Japanese - right in front of your eyes on an iron plate. The Hamburg steak lunch set, which starts at 2,000 yen, is a great value for money. You’ll understand why Kawamura gets so much repeat business.

Address: Hyogo, Kobe City, Chuo Ward, Kitanagasa-dori 1-10-6
Closed: No fixed holidays
Hours: 11:30-15:00, 17:00-22:30 (last order at 21:30)
Phone: 078-335-0708

Sosaku Yakiniku Kobe Gyu-No-Takumi

The steaks of delicious Kobe beef are a given at Gyu-No-Takumi, and the restaurant has clever original dishes for customers to sample, too. There is also a bus service available, for groups of more than 10 people, so contact the restaurant for details.

Address: Hyogo, Kobe City, Nishi Ward, Ikawadani-cho Arisetobashi 660
Closed: Wednesday
Hours: 11:30-14:30 (last order at 14:00), 17:00-24:00 (last order at 23:00)
Phone: 078-978-1550


Kiyama is the sister restaurant of Kisshokichi, the world’s top provider of Kobe beef. Thanks to its incredibly fresh beef, Kiyama offers not just steaks but even Kobe beef sushi on its bountiful menu.
Address: Hyogo, Kobe City, Chuo Ward, Kitanagasa-dori 2-12-6
Closed: No fixed holidays
Hours: Lunch 11:30-15:00, dinner 17:00-21:30
Phone: 078-392-0830

Steakland Kobe-kan

Enjoy delicious Kobe beef steaks at a reasonable price. Steakland’s lunch menu items, priced around 1,000 yen, are particularly popular. The restaurant is often crowded, so expect to wait when you go.

Address: Hyogo, Kobe City, Chuo Ward, Kitanagasa-dori 1-9-17
Closed: No fixed holidays
Hours: 11:00-22:30 (last order at 22:00)
Phone: 078-332-2900

Grill de Kobe

People come from far away to eat the A5 Kobe beef steaks at Grill De Kobe, which are grilled using high grade ubame oak charcoal. You can also enjoy making taste comparisons with Sanda Wagyu beef.

Address: Hyogo, Kobe City, Chuo Ward, Kitanagasa 2-5-1
Closed: No fixed holidays
Hours: Weekdays 17:30-23:30 (last order at 22:00) Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays; lunch 11:30-15:30 (last order at 14:30), dinner 17:00-24:00 (last order at 22:30)
Phone: 078-392-2998

Steakhouse Garaku

Have a gorgeous Kobe beef meal at this stylishly decorated teppanyaki restaurant. There are also seasonal seafood dishes, abalone, and many other delicious menu items other than beef.

Address: Hyogo, Kobe City, Chuo Ward, Yamamoto-dori 2-14-25
Closed: Wednesday
Hours: 11:30-15:00, 17:30-21:00
Phone: 078-241-0310

Popular Wagyu Hamburg Steak Restaurants

Meat Yazawa

Sample Yazawa’s extremely popular Kuroge Wagyu Hamburg steaks. For those who don’t mind a little redness, try out the unusual rare Hamburg steak.

Address: Tokyo, Shinagawa Ward, Nishi-Gotanda 2-5-13
Closed: Open all year
Hours: 11:30-24:00 (Closed on weekdays from 15:00-17:00)
Phone: 03-5436-2914


Hamburg Steak Miyazaki-tei

This is the place for Hamburg steaks made of 100% Miyazaki Wagyu beef. The restaurant lightly salts the beef in place of using sauce, which shows how confident Miyazaki-tei is in the quality of their ingredients.

Address: Tokyo, Toshima Ward, Nishi-Ikebukuro 1-4-3
Closed: Thursday
Hours: 11:30-14:00, 17:00-22:30
Phone: 03-6912-5257

Kuroge Shichirin

Kuroge Shichirin deals in whole cuts of A5 Kuroge Wagyu beef. The restaurant’s specialties include not just Hamburg steaks, but also menchi katsu (breaded, deep-fried beef patties), which are carefully fried to keep in 100% of the Wagyu beef taste.

Address: Tokyo, Shibuya Ward, Ebisu 1-34-1
Closed: Sunday
Hours: 11:30-14:30, 18:00-22:30
Phone: 03-3446-3480

Wagyu beef now represents Japan to the rest of the world! This tender, fat-marbled meat still can’t be enjoyed outside of Japan, so when you visit, by all means, try Wagyu beef for yourself!

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.