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Japan Premium Beef, Inc.

57 Great Jones St., New York, NY 10012 40.726811 -73.992757
nr. Bowery  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-260-2333 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Gourmet Marketplace
  • Products & Services: Butchers/Fishmarkets
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Hours

Daily, 10am-8pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Bleecker St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Gourmet

  • Butchers/Fishmarkets

Profile

Kobe club has closed, but a new Japanese butcher shop (and an old supplier of Kobe Club) is about to beef up the city’s supply of wagyu. Japan Premium Beef, Inc. was founded for the purpose of importing wagyu-style American beef (or washugyu) back to Japan, since raising the cattle on an Oregon farm and shipping it overseas is cheaper than importing the massive amount of special feed required to raise it in Nippon. But the mad-cow scare prevented export, so the company now concentrates on supplying its luxuriously marbled meat to local restaurants such as Gramercy Tavern and Megu. Its first storefront allows the general public to purchase (among other things) its ground beef for cookout wagyu burgers!  The butcher, Eiichi Yamamoto, has fifteen years of experience wielding katana knives, and claims that the imported Japanese slicer he’s using is one of the few that can slice raw meat into shabu shabu–thin slices, meaning the store’s meat doesn’t have to be frozen or aged.

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