Plano’s first Wagyu-only restaurant will debut Nov. 20 in Mitsuwa Marketplace at 100 Legacy Drive. Wagyu Mania will offer high-end Wagyu beef in what company representatives describe as an “approachable, affordable pop-up.” That pop-up restaurant will remain in the market through Dec. 31. The unique concept is the result of a partnership between Mitsuwa and the Japanese External Trade Organization
In Japanese, the word “Wagyu” means “Japanese cow.” It’s a type of beef that contains a higher percentage of fatty acids than ordinary beef. This is due to the unique genetics of the cows used. Many say this gives it a superior flavor.
“Wagyu beef is considered by many to be the best beef in the world because of its tender and juicy nature,” Mitsuwa Marketplace Texas Manager and Director of Operations Kazuki Yamamoto says. “Guests can enjoy the unique and flavorful dishes at Wagyu Mania and then purchase Wagyu to take home to share with family and friends.”
The beef at Wagyu Mania will be primarily sourced from Yonezawa City in Yamagata Prefecture. It is known as one of the top five exclusive Wagyu brands in Japan. Among the announced menu items are Wagyu sandwiches, burgers, sushi and curry.