Try Kobe Beef At Affordable Price In Kobe Japan

Experiencing the mouth-watering Kobe beef has been on my bucket list forever, so I was thrilled to try authentic Kobe Beef on my trip to the Kansai region, Japan.

After researching budget restaurants serving the best Kobe Beef in town, I found Steakland Kobe.

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My experience of Kobe beef in Kobe, Japan

Kobe beef is the most expensive beef in the world. It’s famous for its extraordinary flavor and defines Japan’s fine dining.

The meat quality is scored by five factors of marbling, meat color, fat color, brightness, and texture.

I first heard about Kobe beef from an article about cows getting special care with classical music and massages. “Unbelievable!” I thought.

However, finding and trying the “real” Kobe beef outside Japan was challenging because it was illegal to import Japanese beef into other countries for many years.

Therefore, on my trip to the Kansai region, I set up a mission to find a remarkable dining experience in Kobe. 

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Steakland Kobe Review

The selection

Before my trip to Kobe, I started to search which restaurant provides good Kobe beef at a reasonable price, and all reviews point to Steakland.

I doubted it at first, as the price is SO CHEAP compared to other places, but it had many good reviews, so I decided to give it a go.

To avoid waiting in a long queue, I asked the receptionist in Osaka’s hotel to call for a reservation.

The location

It was quite tricky to find the restaurant as there were plenty of similar restaurants located next to each other.

The most popular branch of Steakland Kobe is located near the Kobe Sannomiya Station West Exit.

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Steakland Kobe is located on the 6th floor of the building.

The menu

Steakland Kobe offers a delicious steak set at an affordable menu. You can check the latest price here.

Steakland Kobe lunch menu
Steakland Kobe dinner menu

The opening hours

Steakland Kobe opens from 11 am until 10 pm. However, if you’d like to get there for lunch, you can call for a reservation or wait in line from 10 am.

I decided to visit the restaurant for lunch, as the lunch set has a lower price for the same menu as the dinner set.

I booked my reservation at 11:30 am, and there was a long line of about 15 people waiting for the service when I got there.

Steakland Kobe Japan
The restaurant was crowded even during lunchtime.

The experience

After speaking to the staff about the reservation, I quickly got my seat. Steakland Kobe has teppanyaki-style seating so everyone can see how the chef cook.

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You can see the chef cooking in front of your seat.
sliced garlic
There was pre-fried garlic on the table.
Kobe beef set menu
The staff brought me some sauce and pickles for the dish.

As it was a peak hour, I had to wait about 15 minutes for my service. Meanwhile, I observed another chef cooking steak for the nearby group.

My chef finally showed up and introduced himself. He started grilling some sliced garlic, followed by bean sprouts and other vegetables.

Kobe beef cooking
The chef started with some sliced garlic.

My chef then asked whether I wanted my steak rare or medium-rare, and I chose medium-rare. He proceeded to grill, slice the steak into squares and cook it to perfection.

Kobe beef cooking
It’s steak time!
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Kobe beef Japan
My Kobe beef set includes steak, rice, miso soup, salad, grilled vegetables, Japanese pickles, and a drink.

Overall, I was happy with my experience at Steakland Kobe. Although it might not be the best grade of Kobe beef, the taste was still so good. The beef melted when I tasted it.

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