Chops Lobster Bar in Atlanta received a delivery of A-5 “Kobe” beef with a BMS (Beef Marbling Score) of 12 out of 12. This is the highest quality Wagyu beef available in the world and is rarely exported from Japan. Beef of this quality is so rare that very few restaurants in the United States have ever served BMS 12. This is the first time BMS 12 has been available in Atlanta. As the only certified Miyazaki Beef Restaurant in Georgia (one of a few restaurants in the United States), Chops routinely receives A-5 Wagyu beef with a BMS of 8 to 11.
What makes this beef special? The meat is intensely marbled with softer fat, has higher percentages of monounsaturated fats, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and is lower in cholesterol than commodity beef. The combinations of these fats deliver a distinctive rich, buttery and tender flavor compared to other beef. Chops Lobster Bar serves both a Miyazaki Wagyu New York strip and filet broiled to perfection at 1,700 degrees – a steak so tender, it will almost melt in your mouth and can be savored without a knife.
Wagyu literally means “Japanese cattle.” Wagyu beef comes from the four main breeds of cattle in Japan. The Wagyu beef at Chops was born in the Miyazaki prefecture of Japan and raised by some of the world’s strictest food standards. Every authentic Wagyu cow is assigned a certificate of authenticity which includes a nose print of the cow and a unique 10-digit Cattle ID number so purveyors can trace its origins.