Specialised Matsuzaka beef restaurant chain in Osaka
Matsusakagyu Yakiniku M is a chain of 5 restaurants in Osaka specialising in the holy grail beef from Matsusaka. For all background to this beef please see my review of Dons de la Nature in Tokyo which should explain everything. As a result of that experience, I was delighted to be able to try and replicate the joy and this restaurant offers a unique way of doing this by sitting at your own grill which you are invited to coat with Matsuzaka beef fat which catches alight to cook your different cuts of farm to table beef and dipped in soy or salt as the restaurant believes this to be the best. I opted for the lean cuts for 1,750 JPY (£12.50) and the premium cuts at 2,500 JPY (£17.50) which was a special, set menu only available at lunch. This gave cuts of short rib, lean shoulder, sirloin, haneshita (chuck), ranichi (upper thigh) and the gold of chateaubriand. Ultimately this was nowhere near the heights of how they can be when executed by wagyu masters but this was a very reasonable and enjoyable place to visit and have the finest beef in such a fun way. Worth a visit for lunch.
Food Grade: 67%
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