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Kobe, Matsusaka and Yonezawa beef??

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Kobe, Matsusaka and Yonezawa beef??

Hi all

I'm looking to try some of Japan's famous beef but I'm not which of the three (Kobe, Matsusaka and Yonezawa beef) I should try as I can probably only choose one.

Which is supposedly the better of the three and where can I find a place that serves it relatively cheaply?

If possible, a non-fancy/pretentious place would be ideal. I understand that perhaps they're very similar but if there was one that I couldn't leave Japan without sampling, which would it be?

Cheers for the help

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1. Re: Kobe, Matsusaka and Yonezawa beef??

I've had Kobe, Kamakura, and Hida beef. I can't tell the difference. It's wonderful stuff. In Japan, unlike many places, the more you spend the better the quality. Just go buy the most expensive stuff you can find.

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2. Re: Kobe, Matsusaka and Yonezawa beef??

You may want to see this article to see if you can afford:

japanguidebook.com/articles/expensive-japane…

If you find cheaper, it may be a Kobe or wagyu style from US or Australia.

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3. Re: Kobe, Matsusaka and Yonezawa beef??

i see.

Any recommendations on a restaurant then?

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4. Re: Kobe, Matsusaka and Yonezawa beef??

Choose reputable restaurants (also high end hotels) so you get an authentic Japanese beef instead of imported Japanese style, even though you may not taste the difference.

I suggest Seryna in Roppongi. There are many branches in Tokyo.

seryna.co.jp/en/restaurants/honten/main.html

Also, for affordable all you can eat shabu-shabu, try Shabuzen, also in Roppongi. The price varies depending on the quality of meat.

sunnypages.jp/search/…shabu_shabu_sukiyaki

Edited: 2:56 am, January 10, 2010
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5. Re: Kobe, Matsusaka and Yonezawa beef??

Thanks for the recommendation even though the prices are through the roof.

I'll check it out.

Cheers

6. Re: Kobe, Matsusaka and Yonezawa beef??

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