Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka!
Kobe beef is a special brand of wagyu (Japanese black beef) that are from Tajima area of Hyogo prefecture.
It is known for its rich aroma, taste, flavor, and melt-in-your mouth texture that comes from the marbling.
When you are in Japan, you will surely want to experience the authentic Kobe beef.
Osaka being so close to Hyogo, it is a perfect place to experience the authentic, rare piece of meat that has been captivating meat lovers all over the world.
Here are top 5 Kobe beef restaurants in Osaka!
Top 5 best Kobe Beef Restaurants in Osaka
1.Steakhouse Juju/すてーきはうす寿々Known to be one of the best steak chef in Japan, Chef has been cooking the premium steak for more than 35 years.
You will surely enjoy his skills on teppan (built-in grill) as well as his excellent customer care.
Premium A5 rank wagyu (including Kobe beef) will be cooked to perfection right in front of your eyes.
Not only your bite of A5 wagyu beef be unforgetable, but you will be amazed how delicious seafood and vegetable items can be once they are cooked by Chef Kozai.
You surely enjoy this top-notch restaurant.
There are around 13 seats available only, so you might want to make a reservation if you are going on weekends or peak time.
A steak course starts at 10,000 yen but watch out as Kobe beef sometimes might not be available (though other equal or higher quality beef would be).
Note that people are allow to smoke inside the restaurant.
Juju is located in the heart of Dotonbori.
2.Steakhouse Kozai/すてーきはうす 香西
Steak House Kozai is conveniently located in Shinsaibashi area.
This is a great restaurant with a nice relaxing atmosphere.
It has 16 counter seats only along with teppan, so you can enjoy quiet dinner while enjoying the chef’s techniques.
It is also perfect for renting it for a party or group dinner.
Kozai selects not only the premium wagyu including Kobe beef, but also excellent seafood and seasonal vegetables.
A wagyu steak course starts around 10,000 yen but the course that includes Kobe beef steak starts at around 17,000 yen.
Yes, pricy but it is worth it.
3.Misono/みそのThis is a historical restaurant that has been in business since 1945.
It is also known to be the first restaurant that provided teppanyaki style of service.
Misono started originally as a coffee shop in Kobe, but started to serve foreign dignitaries with Tajima cow steak, which is the beginning of its steak house.
You will surely enjoy the chef’s techniques on the big teppan.
Their motto is to allow the guest to taste the pure flavor of quality beef.
Osaka branch is located 1 minute from Kitashinchi station or around 5 minutes from Umeda station.
It attracts many guests from all over the world so English menu is easily available.
The steak course with Kobe beef (150g) starts at 22,000 yen.
4.Kobe Beef Steak Ken/神戸牛すてーき 健This is a great steak house that has a friendly mom-and-pop feel atmosphere.
It might be difficult to find it since it is off the main street, and located on the 2nd floor, though centrally located in Namba area.
It is a restaurant operated by the owner chef and his wife who gladly accommodate any needs you may have.
It provides a great selection of wagyu steak that melts in your mouth and a wide range of wines.
A course menu typically comes with a Kobe beef sashimi, which will be an interesting experience.
Ken is conveniently located several minutes from Namba station or Nihonbashi station.
You will surely enjoy the excellent kobe beef steak as well as the friendly service.
5.Steak&Wine Oxon/ステーキ オクソンWhen you open the door of Oxon, you will get the feel that you are trapped in the world of Titanic.
The interior is historical, retro and romantic.
Oxon serves a great selection of wagyu including Kobe Beef, seasonal seafood such as scallops, abalones, prawns, etc.
For your steak, you can choose a beef part you prefer, sirloin, tenderloin, chateaubriand (thick cut part of tenderloin), or Kobe beef sirloin.
Kobe beef is raised on organic feeds and the taste and the texture is beyond your imagination.
The dinner steak course for wagyu starts at 12,960 yen while the course including Kobe beef is 18,360 yen. A la carte steak menu is also available.
Oxon is located 3 minutes away from Namba station.
It would be a great experience to have nice Kobe beef in Osaka.
I hope you enjoy the best Kobe beef in Osaka!