Kuroge Wagyu Meshi offered in Yamanokuchicho, Kagoshima – Aiming to be regional specialty

PUBLISHED May 20, 2021

Kuroge Wagyu Meshi

It has been almost two months since the opening of Kuroge Wagyu Meshi Honke – Uchida in Yamanokuchicho, Kagoshima City, which serves dishes prepared with Kuroge Wagyu (Japanese Black beef) reared in Kagoshima Prefecture.

The restaurant is co-owned by Oki Hikaru and Uchida Mitsutoshi, both from Kagoshima. It opened on March 22 with the idea of “creating a restaurant where people can enjoy Kuroge Wagyu beef at reasonable prices.” Oki, one of the owners of the restaurant, said: “Kagoshima’s regional specialties such as Kurobuta pork and Jidori chicken are well known, so we wanted to create such a specialty dish using Kuroge Wagyu beef, and that’s how we came up with Kuroge Wagyu Meshi — beef rice bowl.”

The restaurant, which is “designed to give a warm, inviting atmosphere,” has five tables with 18 seats and eight counter seats. The entrance is designed to open wide, and the seating is widely spaced to prevent and control COVID-19 infection.

The signature item on the menu is Kuroge Wagyu Meshi (990 yen for a regular potion) — a bowl of rice topped with beef and seasoned soft-boiled egg and served with wasabi. The beef topping is prepared by cooking Kuroge Wagyu beef at a low temperature after receiving an order so that the beef preserves its tenderness and umami flavor. The restaurant also offers Gyusuji Curry (890 yen/regular potion), Japanese curry made with beef tendon, and both menu items are served with salad, soup, and pickles.

“We are so happy to have regular customers who come every week. I hope that our restaurant can help people realize how delicious Kuroge Wagyu beef is and that it will be one of the ways to bring customers back to Tenmonkan, which has become quiet since the pandemic started,” said Oki.

Opening hours: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • The entrance of Kuroge Wagyu Meshi Honke - Uchida

  • Kuroge Wagyu beef from Kuroge Wagyu Meshi Honke - Uchida