Have you ever heard of “A5” wagyu?Among Japanese wagyu beef, “A5” is the best of the best; there is nothing better than this. Let me tell you a little about how this rank is determined.The main factors are a meat’s marbling, firmness and texture, as well as the luster and coloration of both the meat and its fat. A given meat product is ranked from 1 to 5 based on these criteria, and 5 is the best. Maybe you’ve heard of other famous wagyu beef brands such as Matsuzaka or Oumi. These are brands that may even sell “A1” beef, but still do well because of name recognition. However, to sell a product as “Sendai Beef,” nothing less than “A5” is acceptable. Sendai Beef is the only brand that is like this, and the market for it is limited, as a result. However, it also means that when you buy Sendai Beef, you know that you are getting the best possible meat.