For a great steak, you may be willing to go to a restaurant like Spoke and Steele in Indianapolis and spend a bit more money than usual in order to get a meal that you simply can’t prepare yourself at home. But not all steaks are created equal, and even some of the most pricey steaks that you’ve encountered in your life don’t compare to some of the world’s most expensive steaks, which are sure to shock you when you realize just how much they cost.
• A5 Kobe Strip Steak
You can find the A5 Kobe Strip Steak at the Old Homestead Steakhouse, which is located in New York City. This 12-ounce strip steak is served up Big Apple style, and it comes in at a whopping $350. Despite the high price tag, though, the restaurant is able to serve as many as 25 of this type of steak every night. What makes this steak so unique? The cows that are raised for it aren’t allowed to graze. As a result, their bodies get fatty over their muscles. Don’t expect this steak to be free range if you’re at all concerned about animal welfare.
• Australian Wagyu Sirloin
The Australian Wagyu Sirloin is yet another really expensive steak, coming in at around $169. Originally from the Al Muntaha Restaurant in Dubai of the United Arab Emirates, this 10.5-ounce Wagyu steak is one that you probably won’t be able to indulge in very often because of its high price tag.
• Charbroiled Kobe Filet
Priced at $258, the Charbroiled Kobe Filet is a steak that weighs 8 ounces and is served in Tokyo at the Aragawa restaurant, which is renowned for its use of the highest quality ingredients. Chefs will season this meat in a minimalist manner using only pepper and mustard, allowing the main flavors that are present in the beef itself to come through.
• Fullblood Wagyu Tenderloin
The Fullblood Wagyu Tenderloin is priced at around $295, so it definitely isn’t ideal for those who are watching their budget. What makes this steak so special? Well, first off, it’s only served at Prime Restaurant, which is located in Sydney, Australia. Secondly, it weighs an incredible 14.1 ounces. This Wagyu tenderloin also features a 9+ marbling score, which means it has a lot of tender fat. Cows raised to make this steak are fed grains for a total of 600 days.
• Select Special Kobe Filet
This steak comes in at 5.6 ounces and costs $246. Served at the Kobe Renga-Tei Steak Restaurant in Kobe, Japan, this filet is made by female chefs and comes with salad, salmon, and dessert. It’s cooked using a Japanese paper that covers the meat before it’s rested on an iron and copper grill.
Whether you’re visiting a top Indianapolis steak house or you’re on the other side of the world, there are many really expensive steaks out there that you can try once or twice if you aren’t on a tight budget. How much would you be willing to spend on a fancy steak?