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“Best beef with best service”

Matsuzakagyu Yakiniku M, Hozenji Yokocho
Ranked #4 of 28,289 Restaurants in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $49 - $58
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Our restaurant offers Matsusaka-beef, one of the three major Wagyu in Japan.You can experience the finest quality Matsusaka-beef at a reasonable price.
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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“Best beef with best service”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

Best way I can describe the experience is that I ended up going there twice in one week. Simply indescribable.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Kostas K
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岡本邦美, マネージャー at Matsuzakagyu Yakiniku M, Hozenji Yokocho, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Dear. Kostas K
Thank you very much for feed back on tripadviser about our restaurant
Matsusaka-gyu YakinikuM.
We really glad you had a good dining experience .
We hope to see you on your next trip to Osaka.


Best regard

Kuniyoshi Okamoto
Sales manager
Matsusaka-gyu YakinikuM
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Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Yakiniku and Beef Experience!”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

We learned about this place through Tripadvisor. As frequent visitor to Japan and loving yakiniku dinners, we reserved up front and had great experience already then with friendly staff and good english skills. Arriving restaurant, immediately sales manager showed up to explain and recommend dishes. These guys have understood power of social media and consumer opinions. We got very good explanations of Matsuzaka beef and we decided to go top notch what they could offer. Being accustomed to many high quality restaurants, this one stands out as something special. We got a selection of beef which was mostly on a la carte, but also some specials not on the menu. We put priority to beef only, and the taste and quality is simply unbelievable! Wine selection is limited, but sufficient as wine and yakiniku is a challenge. We went for their most full body red wine on the menu, and it matched very nicely. After dinner and a nice plum wine the owner kindly assisted to another bar nearby, of course with relations, but still a nice ending of the dinner. Superb food, service and experience! We will definitely go there again when in Osaka.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Vidar E
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岡本邦美, マネージャー at Matsuzakagyu Yakiniku M, Hozenji Yokocho, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Dear. vidar E
Thank you so much for coming Matsusaka-gyu Yakiniku M.
I really appreciate your feedback.
we are required to think about the customers first. I will continue to strive to become a parts of the memories of everyone.
We are glad to you enjoyed stay in Osaka!
We hope to see you soon your next trip in Osaka !



kindly regards

Kuniyoshi Okamoto
Sales Manager
Matsusaka-gyu Yakiniku M
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent and well worth finding”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Fantastic dinner with business colleagues. The beef truly is outstanding. Service was extremely attentive, and patient with a couple of my louder colleagues. A bit cramped for 5 in a small booth, but comfortable enough and you get that traditional Japanese experience. Excellent English from the wait staff. Manager was a friendly and extremely gracious host, including arranging a great bar for us to head to for a nightcap after dinner. Wouldn't recommend large parties here. Think the biggest room I saw could maybe seat 8. Most of the booth/rooms are best for 4-6. Value is of course exchange rate dependent. With the current euro/yen rate this was pretty cheap compared to major European city prices or Tokyo prices, but of course it is also three times the price of an inexpensive dinner in one of the many restaurants along Dontombori. Have the hotel concierge call and make reservations, though, or you probably won't be dining here.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank DiggerNL
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岡本邦美, マネージャー at Matsuzakagyu Yakiniku M, Hozenji Yokocho, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Dear. DiggerNL
Thank you very much for coming Matsuska-gyu YakinikuM and for taking the time to post a warm review . We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our restaurant. We keep good service & keep quality well and We need to know about Namba & Osaka areato respond to customer requests (food drink and any good spot ) We hope to see you again your next trip in Osaka.
kindly regardsKuniyoshi OkamotoSales ManagerMatsusaka-gyu Yakiniku M
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Sunnyvale, California, United States
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“Best Matsusaka Beef & Service!”
Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

Had dinner here on a Sunday afternoon with a coworker. had the set menu for 2ppl (total approx $130usd) which included a platter of 6 different cuts of meat and some vegetables. You grill yourself on the burner at your table (only a few seconds per piece). The beef was exquisite and the typical Japanese service was perfect. When we left it had started to rain so our server have us an umbrella (he insisted!). Highly recommend!!

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岡本邦美, マネージャー at Matsuzakagyu Yakiniku M, Hozenji Yokocho, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Dear. Allecia G
Thank you very much for warm review on tripadviser. Weso happy to you enjoyed @Matsusaka-gyu YakinikuM. Also thank you for posting your great photo.

We will try to do best for all customer & keep quality well.
Enjoy your trip in japan.
Hope to see you in your next visit in Osaka;)

Best Regard

Okamoto Kuniyoshi
Sales Manager

Matsusaka-gyu YakinikuM
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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2 reviews
“All the hype and it STILL AMAZES you!”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

There are no words to explain how amazing this place is. Off the charts in each category:

Food Quality
Customer Service
Ambiance

As a local from Hawaii, we thrive on tourism. The "aloha" spirit is what makes our islands a tourist's destination of choice. However, we have nothing on Kuni and the gang at M. Kuni is a remarkable manager... (we hope we see him in Hawaii soon!)

It was our second trip to the restaurant and Kuni remembered us and our favorite sake (Hakkaisan). What was more amazing was that we were seated next to a group that was dining there for the first time. Kuni's made the first time diners feel as welcome as us. He explained the menu, demonstrated the proper cooking technique, and served them the first course of meat. He even cooked each piece according the individual's preferences. Moreover, the group requested additional items to be pre-cooked (which we thought was odd since it IS a yakiniku "cook your own food" restaurant). But Kuni obliged them and prepared a separate dish of meat, veggies, and chicken in the kitchen for them.

Use google maps to find it, make reservations (I think the secret is already out), and get ready to have your standard of good beef elevated. We spent about $100/person for a full meal and drinks. I am only sad because I don't find "USDA Prime" beef as enjoyable anymore.

As usual, Kuni guided us to great after dinner pubs (and physically walked us there). We had the best night of our vacation in Osaka dining there, and having drinks directly across the street at Kokopelli Bar (see that review as well).

Mahalo ("thank you") and Aloha Kuni and the gang at M!

Recommended dish: The Sampler! Try them all and then order seconds of your favorite and an extra beef sushi!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank HawaiiYouths
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岡本邦美, マネージャー at Matsuzakagyu Yakiniku M, Hozenji Yokocho, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear. Hawaii youths
We appreciate your feed back about matsusaka-gyu YakinikuM.
We really happy to you enjoyed @YakinikuM.
Also thank you for posting your great photo.
Thank you again for your visit to our restaurant. I hope to be able to meet up with you guys in not distant future.

kindly regards

Kuniyoshi Okamoto
Sales Manager
Matsusaka-gyu Yakiniku M
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