In March 2019, Ishida Ginza Honten opened in Ginza, Tokyo. Kobe beef is so widely popular now that people can find Kobe beef served at many restaurants. However, Ishida only serves top-quality Kobe beef and has been providing the most delicious Kobe beef for over 30 years. Ishida only serves Kobe beef sourced from three trusted, contracted ranches in Hyogo prefecture. During dinner hours, only A5 ranked Kobe beef is served. For lunch, Ishida also serves A4 ranked Kobe beef for guests looking to enjoy Kobe beef at a reasonable price. Kobe beef is known for its refined and tender texture. Ishida’s expertise and mastery of the art of wagyu have made it into a world-renowned restaurant in Kobe, and now offers this experience in Ginza. For those that have the chance, we invite you to visit the classy area of Ginza in Tokyo and enjoy the finest Kobe beef at Ishida.

About Kobe beef

Kobe beef, "Tajima cattle"

Tajima cattle has a history dating back over 1,200 years, being written about in books at that time. Located north of Hyogo, Tajima is blessed with an optimal environment suited to raise Tajima cattle. The wide area of land available for the cattle allows them to roam in a stress-free environment where they have an abundance of healthy grass and an ideally suited variable climate. In addition, the pure water is extremely important for raising the cattle, not to mention the wild mountain grass which contains indispensable herbs.

The grades of beef

Kobe beef is classified into grades of A, B and C with A being the highest, and also given a rating of 1-5, based on four criteria: fat marbling; the colour and brightness of the meat; its firmness and texture; and the colour and brightness of the fat. It is also given a B.M.S. value which stands for “beef marbling standard.” It is the ratio of marbling and is graded on a scale of 1-12. At Ishida, the Choice Kobe beef course is the best grade, grade A5 with the highest B.M.S. value, 10-12 Kobe beef. The higher ranked beef will have a luxuriously tender sublime melt-your-mouth feeling, and have a different succulent lightness and indescribable taste of umami. Relax in extravagance and savor each bite of luxurious and sumptuous high-quality Kobe beef at Kobe Beef Steak Ishida.