I broke my shabu cherry here. Came out sleepy and out of breath.
Service is so quick, but I guess it’s because they don’t really have to cook anything. I liked how they have different dipping sauces and don’t just make you rely on the broth for taste. The meat (got the kobe beef) was yummy and they give you plenty of veggies. I think if I go next time, I’ll make sure to have lots of time, go with fun people, and get the all you can eat/drink special. All in all, I was VERY happy with my first experience at a shabu restaurant. I was so full at the end but I was still really excited that the meal included ice cream too. And not just your standard vanilla/chocolate choice, but green tea and red bean…YUM!
Quick tip - sit at the bar if you’re a group of 2/3. You get your own hot pot!
Verdict: 5 stars
5158 Geary Blvd.