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Japanese Restaurant$$
Today 11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–10PM
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5120 Geary Blvd San Francisco, CA 94118
5120 Geary BoulevardUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94118
$$Japanese Restaurant, Sukiyaki and Shabu Shabu Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Sukiyaki and Shabu Shabu Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
Today 11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–10PM
Wednesday 11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–10PMThursday 11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–10PMFriday 11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–10PMSaturday 12–10PMSunday 12–3PM, 5:30–9PMMonday 11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–10PMTuesday 11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–10PM
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"I usually get the spicy miso broth with kobe beef."
"If I want to get spicy soup base I would go to Mongolian hot pot."
"We always try to take turns with this and Shabu House."
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Diana C
a year ago
I used to go to Shabuway in Mountain View and was really excited when it opened up in San Francisco. I usually get the spicy miso broth with kobe beef. The meal comes with a plate of vegetables, tofu, udon, rice and ice cream! I love their sesame dipping sauce….and they now offer chili oil to spice things up! Be careful with that stuff…a tiny drop maybe just enough. Everything was as delicious as I remembered them to be! Lately though, I feel the quality of the dining experience is slipping. Our menus were oily, service was slow, heard dropping of dishes in the background a few times, and vegetable didn't seem fresh. I hope Shabuway keep up its standards because there’s a huge competitor - Shabu House right next door. I personally think Shabuway is more authentic but it really needs to focus on maintain quality!
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Randy Deng
11 months ago
Not even an acknowledgement of our presence while we're waiting. Place was only 2 thirds full. Very disappointing.
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Jane Nguyen
2 years ago
Go to Shabu House instead. I'm sorry I didn't and let me list why I regret coming here: 1) Service is slow. You have to wave down and yell at the server, otherwise she'll ignore you throughout the entire time even though the place isn't full at all and she passes by your table ALL THE TIME. 2) Spicy Miso broth is all spicy peppers and no miso. Not satisfying at all. 3) Meat slicer man touches everything after touching the meat without changing gloves (including trash) which means raw meat touches clean & dirty dishes that touch trash that touch everything in the kitchen that touch the table's stove temp knob that YOU will touch with your bare hands. So gross that it was enough to make my friend hyperventilate while watching (she really did). Not coming back here again. Why would I when Shabu House is just down the street AND they're opening a new one on Clement soon????
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Ivan Yudhi
2 years ago
There are a few Shabu Way restaurants in the bay area, but make sure to go to the San Francisco branch if you want the best experience. Before they were opening up new stores, I always go to the original one in San Mateo. While it was a good experience, I feel the San Francisco branch take it to the next level. The place isn't that big, and it follows regular standard. After entering, there's a a counter where you can sit at the bar with your own personal pot. Behind that is where all the butchering happen. Yes, they slice their own meat. A little bit inside there are a few tables where you can share a communal pot with your friends. After seated, you basically pick your meat. There are several varieties of beef, lamb that you can choose from. Then you get to pick from the basic seaweed soup base, or the spicy one. I usually pick the basic one. If I want to get spicy soup base I would go to Mongolian hot pot. The owner is really friendly, and if you're a regular, sometimes he will give you extra beef. At the end of the meal you're given some udon that you can eat with the soup base. I've been to the one in San Mateo and Union City, and they don't do this! Definitely a welcomed addition.
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Nick Ramirez
2 weeks ago
Great food and service.
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Cheryl Hung
2 years ago
Good range of kobe beef, pork and lamb, which each come with vegetables, noodles, tofu etc., and the broths that I tried (traditional and spicy miso) were both fine. The servers are super nice, but we came as group of 10 which was split across five tables of two, which loses the communal feel of hotpot. I believe there is a branch in Cupertino which has a large table for large groups.
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Yuki Miyoshi
2 years ago
it comes with so many things. like Korean restaurant. bowl of rice. noodle. not expensive. not so traditional shabu shabu but enough of taste of shabu shabu. super recommended. good thing when I went (Thursday 6PM), no waiting. no kids. a chef changed our order to all-you-can eat so we actually pay less than our original order and eat more. super!
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Sophia Lu
2 years ago
We always try to take turns with this and Shabu House. THe thing I like about this place is the fact that they have different levels of spicyness and the wait isnt so long.