J-Spec is an abbreviation for “Japan-Specification,” a unique phrase created by our team to showcase the true quality of Japanese Wagyu beef. Due to our relationships with Japanese beef companies, we can offer Wagyu at a more affordable price point and look forward to sharing it with you.
We have two ways for you to explore the world of Wagyu – in our Dining Room or at Esora Omakase, which features a tasting menu by Chef Koichi Endo (reservations required)
Wagyu from different parts of Japan are offered, rotating on a seasonal basis, including popular brands like Ozaki Beef from Miyazaki Prefecture, and Hida Wagyu from Gifu Prefecture. All wagyu at J-Spec are A5 rank and BMS 10 or higher. (Beef Marbling Score).
Menu highlights include Wagyu Fillet Katsu, Wagyu Tataki, Wagyu Handrolls and Wagyu Striploin Steak.
Wagyu has a distinct texture and flavor profile compared to American beef; the rich fat gives a “melts in your mouth” sensation.
Although many international markets recognize the quality and value of these meats, the high price point has been an obstacle, keeping the meat out of reach of most consumers.
After working with different Japanese restaurants throughout New York City, we are thrilled to now be able to serve the cuts we are so proud of to our guests at this restaurant.