Omi beef steak, Sukiyaki, Shabushabu, and Amiyaki MATSUKIYA Omi beef steak, Sukiyaki, Shabushabu, and Amiyaki MATSUKIYA Omi beef steak, Sukiyaki, Shabushabu, and Amiyaki MATSUKIYA
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A restaurant specializing in Omi beef directly run by a long-established house that spread the name of Omi beef nationwide in the early Meiji era.
We are persistent in selecting and purchasing optimum Omi beef to extract the best flavor from Omi beef matured in a low temperature. Please have the Omi beef cuisine enriched by the Japanese history and tradition.

“Omi beef” is the No. 1 Wagyu beef brand in Japan, boasting of more than 400-year history.

Omi beef is a Wagyu beef brand which has the longest history of over 400 years. It is the highest-grade brand beef in Japan.
The meat quality is beautiful marbling, which is typical of Omi beef. The meat fat has such a low melting point as it melts even with the human temperature of skin and features a light taste.Omi beef is characterized by its rich flavor and meltingly delicious tastes, earning a high appreciation nationwide.

Restaurant Matsukiya Main restaurant

Restaurant Matsukiya Main restaurant

14-17 Karahashicho Otsu-shi, Shiga Pref. 520-0851
Phone: 077-534-2901
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Main restaurantMenu / Rooms

Access/Opening hours

Opening hours
Lunch time: 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Last order), Closed at 3:00 p.m.
Dinner time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Last order), Closed at 10:00 p.m.
Regular closed days
Open everyday (May have irregular holidays)
Access
8 minutes walk from Ishiyama station on JR Biwako line. Very close from Karahashimae station on Keihan Railway.
Reserve online 24 hours available.
Restaurant Matsukiya Kyoto Shijo Branch

Restaurant Matsukiya Kyoto Shijo Branch

2F Sakizo Plaza Bldg., 28 Nishiiru Tachiuri Higashimachi, Fuyacho, Shijodori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Pref. 600-8005
Phone: 075-252-0329
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Kyoto Shijo BranchMenu / Rooms

Access/Opening hours

Opening hours
Lunch time: 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Last order), Closed at 3:00 p.m.
Dinner time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Last order), Closed at 10:00 p.m.
Regular closed days
Open everyday (May have irregular holidays)
Access
7 minutes walk from Shijo station on subway Karasuma line/5 minutes walk from Kawaramachi station on Hankyu Kyoto line
Reserve online 24 hours available.

Matsukiya is particular about Omi beef

Mature the carefully selected Omi beef carcass at a low temperature to extract more meat juice.

Omi beef matured in a low temperature

A food processing technique which takes advantage of “coldness,” such as Kanzarashi (exposure of materials to cold air or water), Kanboshi (aeration) and Kanjikomi (preparation of materials in winter), and has been passed down since old times in Japan. “ Based on this traditional technique, we mature carcasses at a low temperature in an ice refrigerator while keeping freshness in a hygienic way. Omi beef matured in a low temperature proves Matsukiya’s persistence in quality.

We focus on bringing out flavors inherent in beef and offer the mature Omi beef in the best condition.

Omi beef

Beef becomes soft and juicy, increasing its flavors and tastes through the process of “maturing.” But since there is an individual difference in the marbled Omi beef, Matukiya sets a period to mature beef relying on our long years experience to offer the beef under the best condition.

History of Matsukiya

Matsukiya in the early Meiji era

Matsukiya spread the name of Omi beef all over Japan.

Our ancestor Shozo Nishii extended the distribution channels of Omi beef and disseminated the name of Omi beef all over Japan in the early Meiji era.

Ginza Matsukiya

Ginza Matsukiya is best for Sukiyaki.

Matsukiya opened its original restaurant specializing in Sukiyaki with Omi beef at Ginza, Tokyo in 1883. At that time, it was said, “if you want to have Sukiyaki, Ginza Matsukiya is the only place to go.” Yoshio Nishii the third who took over the goodwill of Matsukiya established a restaurant in Shiga Prefecture and now Motoharu Nishii the fourth operates two restaurants in Shiga (main restaurant) and Kyoto Shijo Branch.

Purveyor to the Imperial Household Agency

Purveyor to the Imperial Household Agency

We had delivered beef (Omi beef) to Daizenryo (a facility to cook or hold parties for the Emperor) of the Imperial Household Agency as a purveyor during the three periods of Meiji, Taisho and Showa.

Reservation

Restaurant Matsukiya Main restaurant
Reserve online 24 hours available.
Restaurant Matsukiya Kyoto Shijo Branch
Reserve online 24 hours available.