The Incredible Price of A5 Wagyu Beef in Japan

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The Incredible Price of A5 Wagyu Beef in Japan
A5 wagyu beef is super expensive
that's about $15 per ounce!
average A5 wagyu steak price is $118 unprepared!
why so expensive?
craftsmanship & pride + attention to detail
only a tiny percentage become A5 grade beef
I recommend A4 wagyu
Cut chunks of wagyu beef
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Japanese A5 wagyu beef is super expensive. Obviously, the price will fluctuate some, but the average price right now is around $250 per pound.

That’s about $15 per ounce!

The average steak is about 225 grams or 7.9 ounces; putting the average A5 wagyu steak price at a whopping $118 unprepared.

Then the restaurant will add their charges on top of that.

So why so expensive?

Craftsmanship & Pride + Attention to Detail

The Japanese rancher takes exceptional care in hopes their cattle will become the legendary A5 rank.

And even after all of that exceptional care, only a tiny percentage of the cattle will truly reach the coveted A5 grade.

I recommend A4 wagyu.

I know A5 is the best-of-the-best… but guess what.

There’s a darn good chance you won’t notice the difference–and you can find A4 wagyu for less than half the price of A5!

Closing photo credit: HAMACHI! / CC BY-NC-ND.

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