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sliced Wagyu steak on wood cutting board

How to Cook a Wagyu Steak

Wagyu steak is known as the best steak in the world. Cooking it is surprisingly quick, easy, and simple! Follow these steps and tips on how to cook it perfectly!
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 472kcal


  • cast iron pan or stainless steel skillet


  • 16 oz Wagyu steak
  • 2 teaspoon salt


  •  Rest your Wagyu steak at room temperature 30 minutes to an hour before cooking.
  • Generously salt steak with Kosher salt on both sides. 
  • Take your cast iron pan or stainless steel skillet and put it on the stove at medium heat. Allow the pan to get hot.
  • Rub the fat cap around the steak on the entire inside of the pan. The fat will begin to melt and "grease" the pan to prevent the steak from sticking.
  • Place the steak on the hot cast iron or stainless steel pan and cook for about a minute and half.
  • Flip the steak and cook until the internal temperature reaches about 120 to 125 degrees for rare or 130 to 135 degrees for medium rare.
  • Rest 5 to 10 minutes then slice into strips.



  • Salt brings out the flavors of the steak. You do not want any other flavor additions competing with the steak's natural flavors.
  • The best way to eat Wagyu steak is rare to medium rare.


Calories: 472kcal | Protein: 46g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 2443mg | Potassium: 608mg | Vitamin A: 34IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 4mg