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Shabusen

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5-8-20 Ginza, Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3572-3806
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Good for:
Romance

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  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good, but not very good

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
Sugiarto K
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  • Romance
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23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Bangkok
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516 reviews 516 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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81 reviews 81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Silicon Valley, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We had dinner here after flying in from the US. The shabu shabu was delicious and the service was excellent. They have a simple English menu and several employees speak English as well. Traveling with our 13 and 11 year olds and they really enjoyed it.

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Paris, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I often go to this restaurant when I want to eat Shabu Shabu. Service is great and the food is also very good. I would recommend Shabusen Ginza core building branch because they have this big round counter and you actually see how they cut the meet and prepare dishes. All my foreigner friends love this place. You can eat... More 

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Leonding, Austria
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305 reviews 305 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

we actually went there because of the good reviews on trip advisor and were not disappointed. because my husband is so tall they immediatly gave us a large table for four. We had 150 gr of their prime brand beef and 150 gr of mixed beef and pork (not the menue with appetizer and dessert - who needs that..) and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

This place was recommended by my sister, who was recommended by a Japanese friend. If it is good enough for local, it should be good enough for foreigner. The restaurant is in the Ginza-Core building. The restaurant has two outlet one on 2nd floor another on B2 level in the same building. We chose to visit after the lunch hour... 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 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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Neighborhood Profile
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.