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Yonezawa Beef

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Come savor the deliciousness and marbled texture of Japanese beef!

The true appeal of Japanese beef is the balance of meat and fatty sections that make up its marbled texture. When grilled, the sweet fat oozes out for a melt-in-your-mouth experience. One of the three major Japanese beef brands is Yonezawa beef. The Yonezawa area situated in the southern part of Yamagata prefecture holds a large variety of restaurants that feature Yonezawa beef dishes. Because Japanese beef has almost no unpleasant odor like other meats, its true flavor can be enjoyed in the shabu-shabu style where it is quickly passed through boiling water, or with soy sauce in a sukiyaki restaurant.

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The secret to the flavor is long-term fattening and female cattle

Why is Yonezawa beef so delicious? The secret is in their feed and how they are raised. Each and every Yonezawa beef cow is carefully raised with a long-term fattening method for over 32 months. During this time, they eat rice straw produced by the mineral-rich earth of Yamagata. Most Yonezawa cows are heifers that have never given birth and have finely textured meat. Establishments with the “Yonezawa Beef” plaque indicate where you can enjoy genuine Yonezawa beef.

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Enjoy Yonezawa beef in a reconstructed old Japanese-style house with real charm

Yonezawa Beef Dining Bekoya is a restaurant that specializes in Yonezawa beef and is located in a reconstructed old Japanese-style house in front of Yonezawa Station. The menu features steak, sukiyaki, shabu-shabu, and char-grilled beef that you cook yourself. Each space is different depending on the style of food, so you can tell the staff which style you’d like on arrival. Steak is particularly popular. It is grilled right before your eyes teppan-yaki style, so you can watch the chef’s refined techniques while enjoying delicious Yonezawa beef.

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For reference

Yonezawa Beef Dining Bekoya

  • Address
    3-2-34 Higashi, Yonezawa-shi, Yamagata-ken
  • Telephone
    0238-24-2788
  • Open
    365 days a year
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch – 11:15 am to 2:30 pm (open to 2:00 pm on weekends and holidays)
    Dinner – 5:00 to 9:30 pm
  • Price
    Yonezawa Beef Filet Steak 100 g (set) 7,500 yen
    Lean Yonezawa Beef Sukiyaki (set 130 g) 4,200 yen
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Access

Shonai Airport is a one hour flight from Haneda Airport.
From the Shonai Airport, take the Shonai Bus to Sakata Station (40 min). From Sakata Station, take the JR Rikuu West Line to Shinjo Station (50 min). From there, transfer to the Yamagata Shinkansen and get off at Yonezawa Station (80 min). The restaurant is a 2 minute walk from the station.

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