Metropolitan Grill Introduces Exclusive, World Renowned Sanuki Wagyu Olive Beef to Seattle

Premium brand from olive-fed cattle produced exclusively on Shodoshima Island in Japan

Steak lovers can experience the merging of two historic Japanese industries with Sanuki Wagyu, a high quality “olive beef” has arrived at Metropolitan Grill, Seattle’s classic, award-winning steakhouse.

The beef hails from Shodoshima Island in Kagawa Prefecture, home to highly regarded cattle farming back to the year 700 and the site of the first olive cultivation in Japan more than 100 years ago. This unique premium offering is produced by feeding cattle the remains of pressed olives after they are made into olive oil.

With an abundance of oleic acid, antioxidants and glutamic acid, the dried olive fruit imparts remarkable umami and sweetness with smooth fat and tenderness into the beef. Only Sanuki Wagyu has been awarded both Gold and Silver labels by the Japan Meat Grading Association’s Carcass Trading Standards, guaranteeing quality and taste.

Metropolitan Grill is one of only two restaurants in the U.S. to serve this rare beef. Olive-fed Sanuki Wagyu will be on the menu in very limited supply. It is served in a 5 ounce cut for $135.

“Metropolitan Grill is nationally renowned for offering the finest and rarest cuts of beef available, truly providing the best steak in town as well as in the world,” said Eric Hellner, corporate chef of Consolidated Restaurants Inc., owner of Metropolitan Grill. “It is our pleasure to present this limited offering in our steak program for its historical significance as well as phenomenal taste.”

In addition to the Sanuki Wagyu olive beef, Metropolitan Grill has introduced Seattle to the most globally treasured meats such as Ohmi Gyu, Hokkaido Snow Beef and Iberico de Bellota pork from Spain.


About Metropolitan Grill

Metropolitan Grill is consistently rated among the top ten steakhouses in the country. The Met is the only Seattle steakhouse offering a comprehensive, global steak program featuring USDA prime from Washington state’s Double R Ranch, American Wagyu from Snake River Farms, all hand-selected by Corporate Executive Chef Eric Hellner.

Metropolitan Grill has been recognized by Wine Spectator for the “Best of Award of Excellence” in 2016 and as Washington Wine Association’s 2012 Wine Restaurant of the Year. The Met features one of the largest collections of premium West Coast red wines in the world, including its own signature 100 percent Cabernet from the Walla Walla Valley. In the heart of downtown Seattle, Metropolitan Grill is located at Second Avenue and Marion Street. More information can be found here:, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

The Met is owned by Consolidated Restaurants, founded in 1951 by Seattle restaurateur Mr. David Cohn. Heartwood Provisions, Elliott’s Oyster House, Steamer’s Seafood Café, Quincy’s, and Wing Dome are also part of the company.

Photo Credit: Catherine Hyland/Metropolitan Grill

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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