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There is no such thing as real Kobe beef in the US, since it's illegal to sell real beef from Japan to the US.
I know for a fact, that they breed cows in California and are done as per the specifications of real Kobe beef. Moreover, this beef is available in a couple of upscale New York City restaurants. It may be illegal to sell Kobe beef from Japan in the USA, but there is a very close form of the beef served in some restaurants in the US.