About Halal Kobe Beef

Our store "Tatsuya" purchases and sells Kobe beef that has been slaughtered at a meat center that has been "Halal certified" by the "Religious Corporation Islamic Center Japan" and processed in a cutting facility that is also certified.

Halal-certified Japanese beef has been sold in Japan so far, but there are few, and Halal Kobe beef is the first in Japan, which means the world's first.

* "Halal Kobe beef" is Kobe beef that even Muslims who have strict food laws can use with peace of mind.

What is Halal?

Halal, often used in reference to food, in Arabic means permissible or lawful. It is food allowed for Muslims to eat under Islamic Law.

There are specific guidelines to the ritual slaughter of an animal. First, it must be alive and the stunning before slaughter is not allowed. A sharp knife is used to cut straight through the throat so to kill the animal instantly all while a Muslim recites a prayer dedicating the slaughter to Allah. Finally, the animal must be hung upside down and bled dry for eating blood is not halal. All facilities and equipment used in slaughter houses and processing plants MUST be halal certified.

As the host for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Japan has been taking strong measures to better accommodate Muslim visitors. But not only is Muslim tourism growing but the Muslim world is also in demand of halal certified Japanese products. In 2014, Hyogo Prefecture specifically drew a supplementary budget to allocate to both tourism and halal certification to meet these demands.

Kobe Shinbun / Feb. 2014

What is Halal Kobe Beef?

As mentioned in (2) of Defintion of Kobe Beef, the criteria has now changed to "a halal certified slaughterhouse in Hyogo Pref.,” making it even more difficult to obtain the meat from the Tajima bull that it can truly be called Halal Kobe Beef. It is important for our customers to understand that, for this reason, the amount of Halal Kobe Beef that can be sold is more limited than Kobe Beef itself.


[Link:About KOBE BEEF Definition]

That is why we are proud to be the only retailer to sell Halal Kobe Beef at this time.

And only after Halal Certification [mentioned above] is given to the slaughter house and after passing strict Kobe Beef guidelines [mentioned right]; can it finally be called HALAL KOBE BEEF.ハラール認証を受けた食肉センターに出荷され「ハラールと畜」されたもの』と、より限定された条件が加わったものになります。

Halal Kobe Beef: The Process from start to finish and the companies involved


The Islamic Center of Japan

ICJ is a legally recognized and registered organization. It is an independent, non-commercial, and non-political organization of Muslims in Japan. Only after strict applicant screening and field survey is certification given by the Halal division of the ICJ.Official web site


Sanda Meat Corp.

Sanda Meat Corp., under halal guidelines and certification, are responsible for all slaughtering of our Tajima bulls, which becomes what the world knows as Kobe Beef. At the present time, Sanda Meat Corp. is the only slaughterhouse in Hyogo pref. to have halal certification.

2014/08/14|Halal Certification by ICJを取得
2016/Jan/18|Halal Certification by ESMA, UAE acquired
2017/OCT/12|Halal Certification by MUI, Indonesia acquired


OS Meat Co.

OS Meat, under halal guidelines and certification, are responsible for all cutting, packaging, and manufacturing process. On January of 2015, OS Meat, opened their new halal processing plant inside Sanda Meat Corp..2014/Aug/14|Halal Certification (ICJ)を取得(イスタミックセンタージャパン)。

Kobe Factory

In charge of the final manufacturing process (slice, steak cut, packing). Acquired Halal certification in 2018 (Istamic Center Japan).


Tatsuya Co., Ltd.

TATSUYA has been specializing in Kobe Beef for a little over a hundred years and we are very proud to still call Kobe our home. Online ordering has become the norm these days but TATSUYA has been there from the very start. We were the few butcher shops in Japan to sell high quality Kobe Beef online since early 90's; because of this, our long history, experience in Kobe Beef, and most importantly trust from our customers was the reason why we were specifically chosen to be the first ever butcher shop to sell Halal Kobe Beef.About Shop

*Our store only sells cut, vacuum-packed, and frozen products from the above process.

Concerning all orders of Halal Kobe Beef through TATSUYA

All orders will include:

Quality Standard

  • 現在販売を休止中です。次回のご用意ができましたらお知らせ致します。
  • Packaged frozen. Then stored in a completely separate freezer from all non-Halal products. PLEASE BE AWARE: Although we are a butcher shop we do not handle the processing concerning our Halal Kobe Beef. All comes packaged and ready to sell from our contracted processing plant.
  • Current stock being sold: Date of Expiration Oct/2020 (partly Feb/2021) (under -18゜C)
  • These Kobe Beef were NOT fed beer or any alcohol-related feed.

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Halal Kobe beef chopped meat

Halal Kobe beef chopped meat

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