Only 43 restaurants in the US serve real Kobe beef — here’s where you can order it

  • Kobe beef is considered some of the highest-quality meat around.
  • It’s hard to come by, as there are strict standards for it.
  • Here are the 43 restaurants in the US where you can get it, according to the official Kobe Beef Marketing & Distribution Promotion Association.

Kobe beef is one of the trendiest meats in the restaurant industry — and, considering it can cost up to $50 an ounce, the vast majority of America has never had a bite.

While restaurants across the US offer menu items like Kobe burgers and steaks, almost all of these claims are false.

Many restaurants have started using the term “Kobe” to mean any pricey beef. However, it is in fact a highly acclaimed type of wagyu beef from cows raised in a specific region of Japan.

Here are the 43 restaurants in the US where you can actually get authentic Kobe beef — not a knock-off: