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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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5-8-20 Ginza, Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3572-3806
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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A Staple When Visiting Tokyo

Shabusen has expanded, they are now two restaurants in the same building. In the basement B2 they have counter service, and on the second floor, 2F they have tables. I always go for the counter service in the basement, it is a fun way to eat and a better atmosphere, especially if you are dining... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2014
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This location is @ Ginza Core its in the 2nd floor the basement Shabusen is for individual pots while the 2nd floor restaurant is for sharing pots. You get what you paid for quality is good taste average, if your expecting shabusen to rock your shabu shabu world go elsewhere. I have been to zakuro sister company i was told,... More 

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Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Always a place to dine when i'm in Tokyo. Staffs can speak English and they have English menu provided. They are quite famous now so you might have to wait a bit. I had Wagyu A4 set at the price of 4,400 Yen. The beef is so good and the soup is refreshing. Don't forget to finish your meal with... More 

Thank Pim K
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This was my first time trying Shabu Shabu and i was unsure of what to expect. We ordered pork and beef that were quick to cook in the boiling water & succulent to taste. The service was quick and friendly. The counter where we sat clean and welcoming. A fun eating experience !

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Just had an excellent meal here. B2 level of the Ginza Core building. Restaurant is well patronised by locals. We weren't quite sure what to do, but by watching the other customers and asking the friendly staff, we were able to figure it out. As it was or last night in Japan, we had the most expensive option, the wagyu... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

It was good, but not very good. Service is awesome. English friendly. Around USD 40/set of wagyu shabu-shabu. USD 12 for the wagyu meat.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Shabusen has expanded, they are now two restaurants in the same building. In the basement B2 they have counter service, and on the second floor, 2F they have tables. I always go for the counter service in the basement, it is a fun way to eat and a better atmosphere, especially if you are dining solo. Plus you get your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Shabusen is a surprisingly large underground establishment that does teeming lunchtime business. Inside, you are faced with what I thought to be a novel setup of high chairs surrounding a counter with a Shabu pot in front of each diner. There were several such counters in this restaurant. This is a Shabu Shabu specialty place, meaning that it is not... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The price is cheap, but you get what you pay for here. There are a lot of visitors here, because it is easier if you you cook in front of yourself the meat and vegetables in water and eat together with the dips you like. What surprised me is the condiment they provide that is not usually found in Japnese... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Can't possibly pay a compliment suitable of the quality of food and service we experienced, exceptional.

Thank Ben C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

After attending Kabuki performance in the nearby theater, we wanted to visit shabu-shabu restaurant in Ginza area. As it sometimes happen in Japan, unfamiliar person on the street guessed that we were looking for a place to eat, inquired what kind of food we were searching for and recommended Shabusen in the basement of Ginza-Core building. It was a reasonable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5-8-20 Ginza, Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chuo>  > Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Neighborhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3572-3806

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 27
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's also a downtown area with shops that were founded over a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza. It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels, world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular with anyone looking for a night out.
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