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Kobe Beef: Beyond Words


Prime, marbled Kobe beef is a treat for meat lovers


The city of Kobe, a visual and culinary delight, is best known for its namesake beef—and for good reason. Kobe beef, a specific variety within the wagyu family, is a world-famous melt-in-the-mouth sensation. It takes exceptional skill and care to bring this succulent, flavor-packed beef to your table.

Kobe beef comes from cows born and reared exclusively in Hyogo Prefecture, where Kobe is located. Only heifers and steers that meet the strict standards are certified as Kobe beef by the Kobe Beef Marketing & Distribution Promotion Association. Among these chosen few, grade A5 is the best of the best.

The meat is typically enjoyed as marbled steak grilled to perfection for you on a hotplate inches away. Expect to pay over a hundred dollars to feast on premium Kobe beef—a price well worth it for a meal you’ll never forget.



From Shin-Osaka station, take the Shinkansen bullet train to Kobe station (30 minutes).





8F, Rainbow Plaza Bldg, 1-9-3 Kitanagasadori, Chuo-ku Kobe-shi, Hyogo-ken




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