Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Is Kobe Beef really worth it?
There is a page in their menu showing the certificates as proof that they serve authentic Kobe beef.
Appetizer is salad and beef mixed with kimchi. I ordered cassis orange, a kind of cocktail to go with my meal.
Their most popular dish was shabu shabu, and you can see from the beautiful marbling why.
Frankly speaking, we wished we could have just ordered the beef instead of just the course dinner that costs 6,980yen without drinks. The meat cuts were just too small and the beef melts in your mouth before you realise it. Therefore I would strongly recommend that you visit a steak house unless you prefer thin cuts of meat. Because most parts of the cow tasted the same to me (they had good marbling), I feel Kobe beef is highly overrated and other Japanese beef like Hidangyu tastes just as good if not better. Nevertheless I am happy to finally taste Kobe beef and can now compare with other beef ;)
Official webpage (in Japanese only): http://www.kobe-ishidaya.com/honten.html