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Jan 24, 2007 06:00 AM

Kobe beef in boston?

Ok, ok -- Wagyu beef. Anyone know who has it on their menu here in Boston? I'm itching for some melt-in-your-mouth meat.


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  1. Am I the only one that thinks that USDA Prime is far superior to American Wagyu? Anyway...The Oak Room has both.

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    1. re: tamerlanenj

      Well, I have had a few experiences with Wagyu beef where I thought I'd died and gone to heaven, but I admit I've had similar experiences with UDSA Prime. Ironically enough, Fuddrucker's used to have a Kobe beef burger on their menu, for only $9.99, but I guess the plebians in the suburbs didn't appreciate the product, b/c it come off the menu before I could try it. (I am a part-time plebian, heading out to Saugus whenever the hankering for a cheap good burger drowned in velveeta cheese sauce hits me.)

    2. Todays Globe did a piece on burgers and noted that Toro in the South End does a kobe miniburger (2 for $12).

      1. You can get a pound of ground Kobe (okay, okay, Wagyu) for $6 or $7 at Savenor's. I LOVE grilled Wagyu burgers, and served them at every Pats tailgate this season. Just make sure to cook them rarish (NO more than on the rare side of medium rare), or you lose the whole point of the heavily marbeled meat.

        I tend to agree with tamerlanenj about Wagyu steaks though. Very expensive, and IMHO, not worth it for the taste. They're good, but not THAT good.

        1. That said, REAL Kobe steaks are quite special, but nearly impossble to find here. Restaurants regularly list "Kobe" on their menus, but when asked, admit it's Wagyu.

          1. I think Grotto has what you are looking for:
            Steak Fritti: Thinly sliced balsamic dipped Kobe "Wagyu" beef, crispy parmesan tossed fries, creamy sswiss chard, horseradish and au jus

            I've had it, and it's excellent and a good value (21$).