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Eating beef in Kobe

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Hi,

Sorry if this has been answered already, but I can't find it if it has!

I will be in Kobe for the day in a few weeks and really wanted to go somewhere very good to try out the beef, but I am having difficulty in finding recommendations. Ideally I would like to be able to try it raw as well as cooked, but that's not essential.

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks!

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  1. Miyasu and Rokudan are two steak houses that are rated pretty highly, but I don't think they offer raw beef.

    Miyasu: http://www.bento.com/kansai/rev/9012....
    Rokudan: http://www.bento.com/kansai/rev/9025....

    1. There's a restaurant I ate at called, funny enough, A-1...it was goooood. Very hole-in-the-wall with juicy, juicy meat, onions, and mushrooms.

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      1. re: junipersong

        well - I went to A-1 in the end. Found it luckily as my map had it on the wrong side of the road. I don't know how this places stacks up with other teppanyaki restaurants but WOW it was fantastic!

        I like to think of myself as a bit of a meat snob, but this was easily the best steak I've ever eaten. I wasn't expecting it to be nearly that good (steaks are effectively un-aged as far as I know), and it was easily worth Y8000.

        The only thing was that I had the bigger portion size, 240g instead of 170. But this stuff is so rich, next time I think I will go smaller. I didn't eat for 24 hours afterwards...

      2. Dave has already had his Beef in Kobe but for information, there is a place called Onishi that serves Kobe Beef, teppan yaki style. Recently moved to a new location, but its previous restaurant had autographs of many famous people, including baseball players and singers.