In order to get the beautiful presentation cut for Kobe Ribeye “Tomahawk” Steaks, a portion of the steak must be cut away. These sandwich steaks are that portion - quality Kobe ribeye meat that doesn’t conform to a uniform size or shape. Because of this, they’re available at a substantial discount compared to other Kobe beef ribeyes.
Sandwich steaks’ look may not be as impressive, but their flavor and tenderness are still great, making them a more affordable choice for any dish where the steak will be sliced or obscured (as in a sandwich). The ribeye cut is renowned for its full, beefy flavor.
Wagyu beef (aka Australian kobe beef, kobe-style beef) is from a breed of cattle descended from Japanese herds and specially raised in Australia to increase its percentage of fat marbling to consistently high levels. More marbling leads to more flavor, tenderness, and moisture as the fat melts during the cooking process. Thus, wagyu ribeye steaks are both more flavorful and more tender than those cut from conventional beef.