Kobeya Yakiniku (Kuromon Ichiba Market): Osaka 2017

The Kuromon Ichiba Market in Osaka is not just a place where you can find tasty seafood… they also have a good selection of fresh Kobe beef and Wagyu beef. What’s the difference you may ask? Well, all Kobe beef is Wagyu but not all Wagyu beef is Kobe. In other words, Wagyu beef refers to Japanese cattle while Kobe beef is a particular strain of Wagyu beef that’s raised in the Hyogo prefecture (Kobe is the capital of Hyogo).

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Kobeya Yakiniku has a vast selection of different types of Japanese black Wagyu beef, Matsusaka beef, and Kobe beef, all priced per 100g. They apparently have a second floor restaurant but we decided to just pick up some Kobe beef grilled at their store front. We decided on going with a mid-range grade of Kobe beef (priced at 1500円 per 100g).

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They grill the meat right at the front counter and, while there is no seating on the first floor, there’s a small spot at their front counter where you can enjoy your grilled meats. While on the expensive side, this was some pretty good steak. I probably wouldn’t pay for the highest grade Kobe beef unless we were sitting down to enjoy it (the medium grade is good enough for enjoying at the counter).

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Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Chūō-ku, Nipponbashi, 2 Chome-2-16

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Posted on January 14, 2018, in Japanese, Restaurant Review, Steakhouse and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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