What's the Difference Between Regular Japanese Beef and Wagyu? A Guide to Japan's Beef Types and Brands

Have you ever eaten Wagyu beef before? Most people don't know that there are various brands and grades of Japanese beef, nor that not all Japanese beef can be called "Wagyu". This article answers all the common questions on Japanese beef and Wagyu, from the different kinds of Wagyu to an in-depth explanation on the beef classification system in Japan. We hope this guide comes in useful when picking a restaurant to try Japanese beef or Wagyu beef in Japan!


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