300 a pound? Jesus... I had kobe beef offered to me at a restaurant here in montreal (it was 70 bucks) but i went with braised oxtail on a bed of cheese-filled ravioli with a couple sauces, an emulsion, and fresh alba truffles. It was the best meal ever. Is kobe beef really that good? At the time I thought 70 bucks was a bit overkill for a steak. One day I'm gonna have to sit down and compare various qualities of steak and see if I can tell the difference. I don't eat it enough (i never order steak at restaurants) to be much of a connoiseur. That may change. It was probably "kobe style" beef... or at best, not Prime Kobe. At that price it is doubtful it was real top quality Kobe Beef. They would have had to ship it from Japan, and for a while there was a ban on Japanese beef in most civilized countries because of a BSE scare.