The 10 Best Kobe Beef In Osaka - Updated 2021

kobe beef in osaka
Franchesca Judine
Franchesca Judine
Updated

Japan is home to a myriad of culinary wonders but a definite must-try for anyone visiting is Kobe beef. Originating from Japanese black cattle raised in the south of Osaka, this type of beef is meticulously and specially cultivated to ensure an unforgettable mouth-watering food trip for anyone and everyone. Osaka is littered with diners and restaurants that serve high-quality meat. Ranging from an array of prices and preparation techniques, there’s no better place to go to satisfy your Kobe beef craving than its hometown. With so much to choose from, we’ve helped you out by narrowing down some of the best places to get a great serving of this marbled beef that will quite literally melt in your mouth. Here’s a list of the top places where you can get the best Kobe beef in Osaka.

1. Tsurugyu

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


Located just outside the city centre of Osaka, Tsurugyu stands as a quaint diner-style Kobe restaurant. Its minimalist, dark wood exterior does no justice to the greatness that lies inside. Tsurugyu is a Yakiniku-style restaurant, which means patrons grill their own meat over a charcoal grill situated on your table. Serving as a great place to socialise and chat with friends, this steak restaurant is most known for their delicious Kuri steak made with grilled Tajima beef. Patrons describe Tsurugyu’s beef as tender and a wonderful balance between sweet and savoury. Don’t forget to pair it with some cold noodles and beer!

Tsurugyu

Address: 3 Chome-5-14 Kawarayamachi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0066, Japan

Website: Tsurugyu

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 5pm - 12am (closed on Mon)

2. Steak Misono

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

Founded in 1945, Steak Misono is the world’s first Teppanyaki restaurant. Many years later, they still stand as one of the most prestigious and world-renowned restaurants for top-quality Kobe beef. Their chefs pride themselves on their skills and artistry in preparing a delicious steak that uses very minimal seasonings and only the freshest ingredients. Steak Misono attracts customers from all corners of Japan and from all over the world, and it’s clearly not hard to see why.

Steak Misono

Address: 1 Chome-11-19 Sonezakishinchi, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0002, Japan

Website: Steak Misono

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 2pm, 5pm - 10pm (closed on Sun)

3. Steak House Juju

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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At Steak House Juju, you not only get a delicious meal but a memorable experience. Boasting A5 rank specially selected Japanese beef and the freshest vegetables, this world-renowned restaurant is the best place to head to for a great meal. The restaurant has some of the world’s top-ranked chefs, with some having 30 years of experience under their belt. So, you know you’re in good hands. Most patrons opt for Steak House Juju’s eight-course meal that features beef sirloin and grilled tiger prawns, among many others.

Steak House Juju

Address: 2-1-7 B1 Sun Dotombori Bldg., Dotombori, Chuo, Osaka, 542-0071, Japan

Website: Steak House Juju

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 5pm - 11pm (closed on Sun)

4. Steak & Wine Oxon

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

Founded in 1974, Steak & Wine Oxon is most known for its carefully selected extra premium cattle beef. Boasting decadence and a myriad of flavours, choosing to dine at this cosy restaurant never proves to be a mistake. Steak & Wine Oxon has a house full of chefs that have experience from various culinary fields that all gather to provide customers with a dish that will leave their mouth watering. And, we mean that literally. Beyond Kobe beef, Steak & Wine Oxon also features the finest wines that pair perfectly with their selection of authentic cheese.

Steak & Wine Oxon

Address: 2 Chome-3-9 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo Ward, 大阪市中央区 Osaka 542-0086, Japan

Website: Steak & Wine Oxon

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30am – 2pm, 5pm – 11pm (closed on Sun)

5. Steakhouse Kozai

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

Steakhouse Kozai is an ever-present nominee for the best steakhouse in Osaka. While their selection of premium, grass-fed beef is definitely noteworthy, their preparation methods are what truly set them apart from any other restaurants we’ve seen. Chefs at Steakhouse Kozai prepare their steak with the utmost care and precision to ensure that they serve customers tender Kobe beef that oozes with rich flavours. Head down to Steakhouse Kozai for the best steak you’ve ever had. And, that’s a guarantee!

Steakhouse Kozai

Address: 1 Chome-17-15 Higashishinsaibashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0083, Japan

Website: Steakhouse Kozai

Opening hours: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 11pm (daily)

6. Steak Sakura Namba Honten

Editor’s note: Establishment is Permanently closed.

Looking for delicious Kobe Beef? Well, here’s Steak Sakura Namba Honten! Priding itself on their world-class selection of Kobe beef, this amazing steak shop has its craftsmen visit ranches regularly to bring you the best of the best. Located conveniently near Namba Station, Steak Sakura Namba Honten is perfect for a quick yet scrumptious lunch or lovely dinner catch-up with some friends. Boasting a calm atmosphere in the middle of the city, this is the definitely a must-stop shop when in Osaka.

Steak Sakura Namba Honten

Address: 2 Chome-12 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0086, Japan

Website: Steak Sakura Namba Honten

Opening hours: Wed - Mon - 11am - 11pm; Tue: 12pm - 11pm

7. Wanomiya Kobe Beef

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


When you’ve got a whole building serving Kobe beef, it can be hard to stand out but Wanomiya Kobe Beef doesn’t have a problem with that at all. Wanomiya specialises in top-grade A5 beef that is hand-selected by their chef, which means you get the top-quality beef for a reasonable price. Beyond just grilled steaks, patrons also rave about the restaurant’s beef stew that oozes with flavour.

Wanomiya Kobe Beef

Address: 1 Chome-5-2 Dotonbori, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0071, Japan

Website: Wanomiya Kobe Beef

Opening hours: Thu - Tue: 12pm - 10pm (closed on Wed)

8. Kobe Beef Steak Ken

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

Kobe Beef Steak Ken is a quaint, traditional Japanese restaurant located in Shinsaibashi that welcomes guests with a warm ambience and an enchanting aroma of grilled beef. This restaurant is most known for its Kobe beef sashimi that despite being raw boasts a bold and rich flavour. Kobe Beef Steak Ken is operated by a husband and wife duo who pour love into every dish they serve and care for each guest, making for an all-around unforgettable dining experience.

Kobe Beef Steak Ken

Address: 2 Chome-3-5 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0085, Japan

Website: Kobe Beef Steak Ken

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 5pm - 9pm (closed on Sun)

9. Halal Kobe Beef Nagomi

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


This is one of the few restaurants in Osaka that specialises in halal Kobe beef. Halal Kobe Beef Nagomi was opened by Mr Nakatani when he saw a rise in Muslim customers. The restaurant is a traditional Japanese restaurant, where guests can relax and unwind over a delicious plate of high-quality beef. From sirloins to fillets, there’s quite a number of delicious dishes to choose from.

Halal Kobe Beef Nagomi

Address: 2-12-21, Nippombashi, Chuo-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka, 542-0073, Japan

Website: Halal Kobe Beef Nagomi

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 4pm, 5pm - 10pm (closed on Sat and Sun)

10. Matsusakagyu Yakiniku M Hozenji Hanare

Editor’s note: Establishment is permanently closed

Highly regarded by both locals and tourists, Matsusakagyu Yakiniku M Hozenji Hanare is an elegant steak restaurant where patrons can expect only the finest of meats. Boasting a myriad of international awards, many sought out a meal at this restaurant. Keeping up a traditional style of Japanese barbecue, patrons can expect nothing but the best in taste, quality and satisfaction. Matsusakagyu Yakiniku M Hozenji Hanare has many locations all throughout the lively neighbourhood of Dotonbori in downtown Osaka. So, look around, high-quality, delicious beef might just be a few steps away.

Matsusakagyu Yakiniku M Hozenji Hanare

Address: 2F, Inaka kaikan Bldg. 7-17 Soemoncho, Chuo-ku, Osaka-city, 542-0084, Japan

Website: Matsusakagyu Yakiniku M Hozenji Hanare

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 5pm - 12 am, Sat - Sun: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 12am

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Anyone who has ever had Kobe beef will tell you it’s a delicious sensation that you must try, and they’re absolutely right! Coming from a long and meticulous process, this special type of marbled beef is more than just a meal but a remarkable experience. From its rigorous selection process to its elegant and masterful cooking preparations, you can expect nothing but the best. So, the next time you’re in Osaka, make sure you head to one of these amazing restaurants and get yourself a plate of delicious Kobe beef. Trust us, you won’t regret it!

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A budding digital creative, a writer and an advocate for sustainability. A certified third-culture kid, Franchesca Judine was born in the island country of the Philippines and was raised in the...Read more

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