Kobe is famous for its tender, marbled Wagyu beef and Komon is a popular (and reasonably-priced) venue to get a taste in the Sannomiya-Motomachi district.
Komon – image © Florentyna Leow
Another great way to try out Kobe beef is at a sukiyaki or shabu-shabu restaurant. Sukiyaki consists of thin slices of beef and vegetables cooked in a sweet-salty soy sauce, while you can think of shabu-shabu as a Japanese variant on steamboat or hotpot. In this city, we like Komon, which serves sets for both dishes starting at JPY5,000 – rather reasonable considering the quality of beef you’re getting. It’s popular with the locals, too.
7F Shinmichi bldg., 2-10-4 Shimoyamate-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, 650-0011
〒650-0011 神戸市中央区下山手通2-10-4 シンミチビル7F
Subway and Train: 1-minute walk from the subway west exit 3 of Sannomiya / Kobe Sannomiya Station.
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