Recommended Kobe Beef Restaurants by the Locals: In Order Not to Fail in Choice.

Contents

1 Japan Geographical Indication
2 My Beloved Kobe
3 Recommended Kobe Beef Restaurants
4 Four Major Kobe Beef Restaurants

4.1 Mouriya
4.1.1 Head Restaurant
4.1.2 Sannomiya Branch
4.1.3 Royal Mouriya Branch
4.1.4 Dining Mouriya Branch

4.2 Bifuteki no Kawamura(Bifteck Kawamura)
4.2.1 Sannomiya Head Restaurant
4.2.2 Sannomiya Branch

4.3 Kobe Beef Steak Ishida
4.3.1 Head Restaurant
4.3.2 Sannomiya Branch Restaurant
4.3.3 Kitanozaka Branch Restaurant

4.4 Misono
4.4.1 Kobe Head Restaurant


Japan Geographical Indication

Kobe Beef

Kobe Beef

 

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry, on December 22, 2015, picked Kobe beef and six other items as the first set of local food brands to be certified for protection under the nation’s new law on Japan Geographical Indication, or GI. The state-led certification system is intended to shore up the economies of production areas for selected items. Designated products are given the GI trademark. Producers in other areas are banned from using brand names trademarked under the system, with unauthorized use subject to penalties.

Japan Geographical Indication Mark

Japan Geographical Indication Mark

 

“The government aims to promote GI registrations to boost demand for high-quality agricultural, forestry and fisheries products both at home and abroad,” Agriculture Minister Hiroshi Moriyama told a press conference.

The ministry is focusing on the rules relating GI to the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) agreement, and is making a new system by legal reform for Japan and other countries to protect local brand food products. For example, it is supposed that Japan will protect Kobe beef and America will do the same for the Idaho potato. Japan will negotiate the GI agreement with TPP members and exchange a list of products protected by GI on the Economic Partnership Agreement with the EU.

 


My Beloved Kobe

As a local, I’m so happy to hear about the certification because I hope that Kobe will become more famous around the world.

Kobe is famous as a fashionable and sophisticated city. Among the people in Tokyo, Kobe is recognized as a fashionable city. Among the Kansai region, Kobe also has a unique presence, although there are many cities in the region which have unique cultures, such as Kyoto and Osaka. That’s what I love about and take pride in. I hope that Kobe will become more well-known and the number of people from other countries will increase. Even if only a handful of people know our company in Kobe and are interested in kakejiku(hanging scrolls), our company’s product, it will make me happy. It’s important to increase opportunities for them to learn about kakejiku.

 


Recommended Kobe Beef Restaurants

This time I’d like to introduce recommended Kobe beef restaurants by the locals. I hope this article will be helpful for people from other countries to select Kobe beef restaurants while visiting Kobe.

Please refer to the link below for details regarding Kobe beef.

http://kobe-niku.jp/en/top.html

 


4 Major Kobe Beef Restaurants

In Kobe there are 4 major Kobe beef restaurants: Mouriya, Bifuteki no Kawamura(Bifteck Kawamura), Kobe Beef Steak Ishida and Misono. Although they are all expensive restaurants, they will not let you down. The average amount of money we plan to spend on each Kobe beef course is about over 10,000 yen, so these restaurants are often used for receptions too. Some of them have reasonable lunch courses of Kobe beef.

 

 Mouriya

 

http://www.mouriya.co.jp/en/index.html

 

 

Mouriya is a long standing restaurant founded in 1885. The restaurant recommends that we eat Kobe beef first with only salt to best enjoy the high quality of the meat. It has four locations: the main branch in Sannomiya, and three side branches (Sannomiya, Royal Mouriya and Dining Mouriya). Though all 4 restaurants are very close, each has its own characteristics.

The head restaurant was originally founded in 1885. Sannomiya branch restaurant was the second. There is no great difference of these restaurants’ atmosphere. Sannomiya branch and Royal Mouriya branch are in a same building; Sannomiya branch is on the third floor and Royal Mouriya branch is on the second floor. Royal Mouriya branch is a higher quality restaurant than the others. It has some private rooms  and 100 kinds of wines. There is a rule that children under age 6 are prohibited to enter the restaurant. The Dining Mouriya branch is a new restaurant that was opened in 2014, and offers a more casual atmosphere than the others. There is a wide variety of liquor. The closing time is later than the others and the price is reasonable.

Their holidays differ depending on the restaurants.



Head Restaurant

mouriya honten kobe beef restaurant

mouriya honten kobe beef restaurant

mouriya honten kobe beef restaurant

mouriya honten kobe beef restaurant

mouriya honten kobe beef restaurant

 

A counter table is main. There are a few tables.

Tel   +81-78-391-4603

 Address   2-1-17, Shimoyamate-dori, Chuuou-ku, Kobe city, Hyogo prefecture, 650-0011, Japan

 

Three minutes walk from JR Sannomiya Station

 Lunch   11:00 to 15:00

Dinner   15:00 to 22:00 (L.O 21:00)

Holiday   The first Monday and Tuesday (It may be changed on a national holiday.)

Menu

Kobe Beef Course / Loin 160g / A4 BMS 6-7: JPY 11,200 (exclusive of tax)

Superfine Kobe Beef Course / Loin 160g / A5 BMS 8-10: JPY 12,300 (exclusive of tax)

 



Sannomiya Branch

Mouriya Sannomiya Kobe Beef restaurant

Mouriya Sannomiya Kobe Beef restaurant

All counter table.

 

Tel   +81-78-321-1990

 Address  Daiichi Kishi Building 3F, 1-9-9, Kitanagasa-dori, Chuuou-ku, Kobe city, Hyogo prefecture, 650-0012, Japan


Three minutes walk from JR Sannomiya Station

 Lunch   11:00 to 15:00

Dinner   15:00 to 22:00 (L.O 21:00)

Holiday   The third Monday and Tuesday (It may be changed on a national holiday.)

Menu

Kobe Beef Course / Loin 160g / A4 BMS 6-7: JPY 9,500 (exclusive of tax)

Superfine Kobe Beef Course / Loin 160g / A5 BMS 8-10: JPY 10,600 (exclusive of tax)

 



Royal Mouriya Branch

Royal Mouriya Kobe Beef Restaurant

Royal Mouriya Kobe Beef Restaurant

Royal Mouriya Kobe Beef Restaurant

Royal Mouriya Kobe Beef Restaurant

Royal Mouriya Kobe Beef Restaurant

A counter table and private rooms.

 

Tel  +81-78-321-1328

 Address  Daiichi Kishi Building 2F, 1-9-9, Kitanagasa-dori, Chuuou-ku, Kobe city, Hyogo prefecture, 650-0012, Japan

 

Three minutes walk from JR Sannomiya Station

 Lunch   11:00 to 15:00

Dinner   15:00 to 22:00 (L.O 21:00)

Holiday   The second Monday and Tuesday (It may be changed on a national holiday.)

Menu

Royal Kobe Beef Course / Loin 160g / A4 BMS 6-7: JPY 12,400 (exclusive of tax)

Royal Superfine Kobe Beef Course / Loin 160g / A5 BMS 8-10: JPY 13,500 (exclusive of tax)

 

 



Dining Mouriya Branch

Dining Mouriya Kobe Beef Restaurant

Dining Mouriya Kobe Beef Restaurant

Dining Mouriya Kobe Beef Restaurant

Dining Mouriya Kobe Beef Restaurant

A counter table and some tables.

 

Tel  +81-78-335-2421

 Address  Kakuten-ya Building 2F, 1-9-10, Kitanagasa-dori, Chuuou-ku, Kobe city, Hyogo prefecture, 650-0012, Japan

 

Three minutes walk from JR Sannomiya Station

 Lunch   11:00 to 15:00

Dinner   15:00 to 24:00 (L.O 23:00)

Holiday   The third Monday and Tuesday (It may be changed depending on a month.)

Menu

Kobe Beef Sirloin Steak Course 100g: JPY 5,500 (exclusive of tax)

Kobe Beef Fillet Steak Course 80g: JPY 7,500 (exclusive of tax)

Kobe Beef Round Steak Course 110g: JPY 4,300 (exclusive of tax)

 

 Bifuteki no Kawamura(Bifteck Kawamura)

 

http://bifteck.co.jp/en/index.html

 

 

Bifuteki no Kawamura restaurant not only serves Kobe beef, but also the highest grade Kobe beef. The restaurant purchases a large number of award winning beef. The restaurant has 6 branches in Hyogo prefecture, and the Ginza branch (Tokyo) was eventually opened as a Kobe beef specialty restaurant in 2009. Kawamura was chosen online as one of the world’s best steak restaurants by England’s The Telegraph. It has two locations: the main branch in Sannomiya, and one side branch near JR Sannomiya station.

 

Biftec Kawamura Kobe Beef restaurant

The World’s Best Steak Restaurants / England’s The Telegraph

 

 



Sannomiya Head Restaurant

Biftec Kawamura Kobe Beef restaurant

Biftec Kawamura Kobe Beef restaurant

Biftec Kawamura Kobe Beef restaurant

Biftec Kawamura Kobe Beef restaurant

We can feel at ease and enjoy our meals in a quiet place despite being in the center of Kobe city, Sannomiya. The atmosphere inside is staid with massive brick construction. This restaurant is quite accessible to sightseeing at Kobe Kitano or from ShinKobe Shinkansen Station.

 

Tel   +81-78-335-0399

 Address   Nuba spirit Bld. 1F, 4-5-13, Kanou-chou, Chuuou-ku, Kobe city, Hyogo prefecture, 650-0001, Japan

 

Two minutes walk from JR Sannomiya Station

 Lunch   11:30 to 15:00

Dinner   17:00 to 22:30 (L.O 21:30)

Holiday   Irregular holidays

Menu

Special Choice Kobe Beef Course 100g: JPY 17,000 (exclusive of tax)

Good Award Winning Kobe Beef Steak Course 100g: JPY 10,600 (exclusive of tax)

Best Highest Award Winning Kobe Beef Steak Course 100g: JPY 22,500 (exclusive of tax)

 



Sannomiya Branch

Biftec Kawamura Kobe Beef restaurant

Biftec Kawamura Kobe Beef restaurant

Biftec Kawamura Kobe Beef restaurant

The Sannomiya branch is located on the highest floor of the building situated diagonally across from Toukyuu Hands, so you can enjoy scenic views of downtown Sannomiya, Mt Rokko, the Oriental Hotel and so on. In nighttime, you can enjoy a night view of Sannomiya, which is decorated with beautiful neon lights. This restaurant is accessible from Nankinmachi, Harbor Land/Meriken Park.

 

Tel   +81-78-335-0708

 Address  Moonlight Building I 6F, 1-10-6, Kitanagasa-dori, Chuuou-ku, Kobe city, Hyogo prefecture, 650-0012, Japan

 

Three minutes walk from JR Sannomiya Station

 

 Lunch   11:30 to 15:00

Dinner   17:00 to 22:30 (L.O 21:30)

Holiday   Irregular holidays

Menu

Special Choice Kobe Beef Course 100g: JPY 17,000 (exclusive of tax)

Good Award Winning Kobe Beef Steak Course 100g: JPY 10,600 (exclusive of tax)

Best Highest Award Winning Kobe Beef Steak Course 100g: JPY 22,500 (exclusive of tax)

 

 

Ishida Kobe Beef Steak

 

Head Restaurant

http://tabelog.com/en/hyogo/A2801/A280101/28032718/

Sannomiya Branch

http://tabelog.com/en/hyogo/A2801/A280101/28008987/

Kitano Branch

http://r.gnavi.co.jp/c192806/lang/en/

 

 

Ishidaya, which serves Kobe beef, has various types of restaurants: yakiniku(grilled meat), sukiyaki (sweet soy sauce beef hot pot) and shabu-shabu(beef hot pot), and steakhouse. We can choose them properly, depending on our usage.

Ishida Kobe Beef is a steakhouse run by Ishidaya. It is a teppanyaki style restaurant just like the aforementioned Mouriya and Bifuteki no Kawamura. Teppanyaki is a style of Japanese cuisine that uses an iron griddle to cook food. Modern teppanyaki grills are typically propane-heated flat surface grills, and are widely used to cook food in front of restaurant guests. It has three locations: the main branch in Sannomiya, and two side branches at Sannomiya and Kitanozaka. They all have sophisticated interiors adopting elements of a Japanese style room. The branch at Kitanozaka recently opened,  and is suited to dates and receptions. We can enjoy a meal more.

 



Head Restaurant

Ishida Kobe Beef Restaurant

Ishida Kobe Beef Restaurant

Ishida Kobe Beef Restaurant

Ishida Kobe Beef Restaurant

Ishida Kobe Beef Restaurant

A counter table and private room.

 

Tel   +81-78-599-7779

 Address   Sanmei Bld. 3F, 1-21-2, Kitanagasa-dori, Chuuou-ku, Kobe city, Hyogo prefecture, 650-0012, Japan

 

2 minutes walk from JR Sannomiya Station

 Lunch   11:30 to 15:00 (L.O 14:30)

Dinner   15:00 to 22:00 (L.O 21:00)

Holiday   Tuesday

Menu

Kitano Kobe Beef Steak Course / Loin 130g / A5 BMS 8-9: JPY 9,000 (exclusive of tax)

Special Kobe Beef Steak Course / Loin 130g / A5 BMS 10-12: JPY 13,800 (exclusive of tax)

 



Sannomiya Branch Restaurant

Ishida Sannomiya Kobe Beef Restaurant

Ishida Sannomiya Kobe Beef Restaurant

Ishida Sannomiya Kobe Beef Restaurant

Ishida Sannomiya Kobe Beef Restaurant

Ishida Sannomiya Kobe Beef Restaurant

Only a counter table.

 

Tel  +81-78-325-2919

 Address  1-2-4, Nakayamate-dori, Chuuou-ku, Kobe city, Hyogo prefecture, 650-0004, Japan

 

2 minutes walk from JR Sannomiya Station

 

Lunch   11:30 to 15:00 (L.O 14:30)

Dinner   15:00 to 22:00 (L.O 21:00)

Holiday   Wednesday

Menu

Kitano Kobe Beef Steak Course / Loin 130g / A5 BMS 8-9: JPY 9,000 (exclusive of tax)

Special Kobe Beef Steak Course / Loin 130g / A5 BMS 10-12: JPY 13,800 (exclusive of tax)

 



Kitanozaka Branch Restaurant

Ishida Kitanozaka Kobe Beef Restaurant

Ishida Kitanozaka Kobe Beef Restaurant

Ishida Kitanozaka Kobe Beef Restaurant

Ishida Kitanozaka Kobe Beef Restaurant

Ishida Kitanozaka Kobe Beef Restaurant

A counter table and private rooms.

 

Tel  +81-78-599-5029

 Address  Palais de Kitanozaka Bld. 1F, 4-7-11, Kanou-chou, Chuuou-ku, Kobe city, Hyogo prefecture, 650-0001, Japan

 

 

3 minutes walk from JR Sannomiya Station

 

Lunch   11:30 to 15:00 (L.O 14:30)

Dinner   15:00 to 22:00 (L.O 21:00)

Holiday   Monday (If a national holiday falls on Monday, it is closed the next day.)

Menu

Kitano Kobe Beef Steak Course / Loin 130g / A5 BMS 8-9: JPY 9,000 (exclusive of tax)

Special Kobe Beef Steak Course / Loin 130g / A5 BMS 10-12: JPY 13,800 (exclusive of tax)

 

 Misono

 

http://www.misono.org/en/index.html

 

 

 

Misono restaurant was established in 1945. The serving manner, in which a chef cooks steak and others on the teppan (iron plate), and serves them to the customer across the counter, was originated in 1945, getting idea from sushi restaurants by a stake restaurant Misono. As the service of this teppanyaki steak restaurant, which includes the dazzling performance, is favored by people from other countries rather than Japanese. Misono has become a famous sight-seeing place for people visiting Japan. The main restaurant is in Kobe and its branches are located in Osaka, Kyoto, Shinjuku, and Ginza.

 



Kobe Head Restaurant

Misono Kobe Beef Restaurant

Misono Kobe Beef Restaurant

Misono Kobe Beef Restaurant

Misono Kobe Beef Restaurant

Misono Kobe Beef Restaurant

A counter table and a table.

 

Tel   +81-78-331-2890

 Address   Misono Bld. 7F and 8F, 1-1-2, Nakayamate-dori, Chuuou-ku, Kobe city, Hyogo prefecture, 650-0004, Japan

 

2 minutes walk from JR Sannomiya Station

 Lunch   11:30 to 14:30 (L.O 13:30)

Dinner   17:00 to 22:00 (L.O 21:00)

Holiday   Year-end and New Year holidays

Menu

Misono Kobe Beef Steak A Course / Loin 150g: JPY 16,000 (exclusive of tax)

 

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 The Japanese people have long set a high value on aesthetic senses since ancient times. As a result, the
peculiar culture which is not seen in other countries blossomed and many aspects of the modern Japanese
culture come from it. Parts of Japanese culture has been introduced to people in other countries recently,
so the number of people from other countries who are interested in Japanese culture has been increasing.
However, the Japanese aesthetic senses, which are the bases of Japanese culture, have been nurtured
through a long history, intertwining various elements intricately, such as climate, geographical features,
religion, customs and so on. Therefore, they are very difficult to understand not only for people from other
countries, but even for the Japanese people. I think the best tool which conveys these difficult senses
understandably is a “kakejiku.”
 The kakejiku (a hanging scroll; a work of calligraphy or a painting which is mounted and hung in an
alcove or on a wall) is a traditional Japanese art. It's no exaggeration to say that paintings are what
express aesthetic senses at all times and places. The kakejiku is an art which expresses the Japanese
aesthetic senses. The kakejiku has long been used in traditional Japanese events, daily life and so on since
ancient times. As a result, there are various customs of kakejiku in Japan; kakejiku and the life of the
Japanese are closely related. We can see Japanese values through kakejiku.
 The kakejiku is a cultural tradition which the Japanese people should be proud of. However, many people
in other countries don't know much about it because it hasn't been showcased as much. This is why I
decided to try to introduce it. The kakejiku world is very interesting and beautiful. We want not only the
Japanese, but also many people from other countries to know and enjoy it. I hope that many people will
love kakejiku someday.

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Name Art Nomura


President Tatsuji Nomura


Founded1973


Established1992


Address7-23 Babadori, Tarumi-ku, Kobe city,
Hyougo Prefecture, 655-0021, Japan



Capital10 million yen


URLhttp://nomurakakejiku.com


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 Art Nomura is an art dealer which produces kakejiku (hanging scrolls). We mount many paintings and calligraphic works in kakejiku in my factory. Kakejiku are our main product. We also remount and repair old or damaged kakejiku. We share the traditional Japanese art of kakejiku with people all over the world.



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 The Japanese people have long set a high value on aesthetic senses since ancient times. As a result, the
peculiar culture which is not seen in other countries blossomed and many aspects of the modern Japanese
culture come from it. Parts of Japanese culture has been introduced to people in other countries recently,
so the number of people from other countries who are interested in Japanese culture has been increasing.
However, the Japanese aesthetic senses, which are the bases of Japanese culture, have been nurtured
through a long history, intertwining various elements intricately, such as climate, geographical features,
religion, customs and so on. Therefore, they are very difficult to understand not only for people from other
countries, but even for the Japanese people. I think the best tool which conveys these difficult senses
understandably is a “kakejiku.”
 The kakejiku (a hanging scroll; a work of calligraphy or a painting which is mounted and hung in an
alcove or on a wall) is a traditional Japanese art. It's no exaggeration to say that paintings are what
express aesthetic senses at all times and places. The kakejiku is an art which expresses the Japanese
aesthetic senses. The kakejiku has long been used in traditional Japanese events, daily life and so on since
ancient times. As a result, there are various customs of kakejiku in Japan; kakejiku and the life of the
Japanese are closely related. We can see Japanese values through kakejiku.
 The kakejiku is a cultural tradition which the Japanese people should be proud of. However, many people
in other countries don't know much about it because it hasn't been showcased as much. This is why I
decided to try to introduce it. The kakejiku world is very interesting and beautiful. We want not only the
Japanese, but also many people from other countries to know and enjoy it. I hope that many people will
love kakejiku someday.

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