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Minni's Shabu Shabu
Today 11:30 AM – 2:00 AM
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136-17 38th Ave Flushing, NY 11354
136-17 38th AvenueUSNew York11354
$$Restaurant, Taiwanese RestaurantToday 11:30 AM – 2:00 AM
Friday 11:30 AM – 2:00 AMSaturday 11:30 AM – 2:00 AMSunday 11:30 AM – 12:00 AMMonday 11:30 AM – 12:00 AMTuesday 11:30 AM – 12:00 AMWednesday 11:30 AM – 12:00 AMThursday 11:30 AM – 12:00 AM
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Airy, casual restaurant offering DIY Taiwanese hot-pot fare, a self-serve sauce bar & hibachi BBQ.- Google
"Very yummy shabu shabu when i mix all sauces into my pot."
"More of a cafe setup than a hot pot place."
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Kevin Wing
11 months ago
Great place to eat, friendly atmosphere! Only problem is the language barrier and lack of communication. We had a party of 4 and they only allowed us to use two cards. It wouldn't have been a problem but being told before hand would have been nice. Also they took both customer and signed receipts leaving us with no receipts at all until we asked for one. I will come again! Now that I know a few new things before coming here, I'll definitely enjoy it even more!
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Kandree Hicks
10 months ago
Such nice folks who were patient with "newbies". My beau and I had fun eating in this family style environment. Such fresh food many options and plenty of space. Would definitely go again when back in queens.
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Leo O
a year ago
Came here with a group of friends after a long day of hiking. The weather was warm but it didn't matter. Hot pot was a great idea. I like how each person has their own individualized hot pot. The water comes to boil very quickly via induction heating. Once you order, they quickly fill your pot with their broth and being our your main course fairly quickly. Service was quick, as expected so they can have a higher throughput. I like the tray of vegetables they give you. They have enoki mushrooms, nappa, fish ball, fried tofu, some kind of dumpling, vermicelli, 2 other types of mushrooms, sour cabbage, pumpkin, and an egg. To mee, the tray was equivalent to the side dishes you get at a korean restaurant but I never got around asking if I could get another tray for free, but I highly doubt it =P I ordered the combination of beef with lamb. The meats were thinly sliced but I felt that there wasn't much substance to the meat nor were the meat of high quality. I also didn't think they gave you enough. In addition, the broth was very watered down. I wish they would make the broth more flavorful. It is true that after I cooked my meat the broth had more flavor, but I would recommend just making your own sauce, dump it into the broth to make it even more delicious. I haven't tried any other hot pot places so I will definitely update this review if the others are subpar.. Usually, we just do our own hot pot at home and the broth is definitely more flavorful =P I had no issues with the service. They brought us tea without asking. They brought us water after we asked for it. They refilled out tea but not our water. They came over at least on 2 different occasions to check if we needed more broth. It was a speedy no bullshit service. Excellent :) I really like the ambiance for this place. More of a cafe setup than a hot pot place. It also has tons of seating, lower level, ground level, and upstairs. They also recently added a KTV section to the right of the store. This place must be doing really well to have so much space in Flushing. One thing I didn't like was the tiling. If you wear boots, you can easily slip on that type of tiling material. In summary, this place is decent. I probably wouldn't come out to a hot place on my own free will since I think I do it better but if a group of friends invited me, I wouldn't object to coming back here again. At most I'll try one other place to compare,, but I have a feeling the results will be quite similar.
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Doug C
a year ago
Very Nice atmosphere Excellent food Decent stuff. moderate Pricing
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Catalina Betancur
a week ago
Loved the food, and good customer service
Su Su Khin
a year ago
Very yummy shabu shabu when i mix all sauces into my pot. I always take Land and Sea because that made perfect flavor in soup. I also love their rainbow ice for dessert.
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Tiffany Cheng
2 years ago
Long lines, long waits for tables and cheaper than most shabu places. If you order things like seafood, you'll get 4 pieces of shrimp. It's better to stick with meats like pork or beef. The shabu comes with vegetables, a piece of corn on the cob, an egg, a few mushrooms and vermicelli. It's a self-serve condiment bar with self-cook pots to make your own food and soup. Everything is boiled and you can season the food w/ soy/ peanut/chili sauce, garlic, scallions or sesame oil.
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Athena Chang
3 years ago
It is hard to resist the temptation to eat hot pot, especially a good one. I was told Minnis is alright and inexpensive so I wanted to give it a chance. I ended up waiting for about 25 minutes for a table of 3. It was not bad considering it was Saturday night in busy Flushing. The menu was simple. There are about 12 options of hot pot to choose from. You pick the meat/seafood and the broth and it comes with standard ingredients such as tofu, cabbage, taro, fish balls and some glass noodles. I got the basic chicken shabu shabu with spicy broth. It was kind of weird that they don't have spicy broth already made. Instead, they gave me chicken broth and added some hot chili oil inside?! This is definitely a first. Then the chicken slices are so tiny and portion is meager. I gues that is why I only paid $11. Overall, I was full even though the portion was quite small. The broth was spicy as described although I tasted a lot of MSG. I was still thirsty the next morning. The restaurant itself was quite busy and it looks pretty clean. I don't know if I will come back because the meat quality is just average and the MSG totally threw me off. It is probably the cheapest hot pot I have had in the USA though.
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