Are there any restaurants in Boston that offer wagyu beef, besides O Ya? On the Japanese Beef Marbling Scale, which runs from 1 (worst) to 12 (best), USDA Prime rates a middling 6. Wagyu reaches 11 and, if you travel to Japan, a transcendent 12.
The New York Times ran a good article on wagyu beef last year: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/16/sty...
Wagyu beef is beautifully marbled: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:4_...
USDA Prime, the highest domestic grade, is woefully lean by comparison: http://www.kansascitysteaks.com/_File...
I've had supposedly prime beef in Japan and I swear it tastes almost the same, but maybe I'm not much of a beef connoisseur. It's good and definitely good quality beef, but not out of this world for me and certainly not worth the out of this world prices.
I thought KO Prime or Moo (or both) was touting their wagyu beef when they first opened.
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