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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
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
Good for:
  • Romantic
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  • Japanese first
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English first
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 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 !

Thank dipademotwane
Melbourne, Australia
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113 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
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 

Thank aussiekpn
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Sugiarto K
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

Thank redsars88
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528 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 367 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 

1 Thank Chattan_k
Tokyo, Japan
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

Thank wutan01
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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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98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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.

2 Thank travelfan26
Paris, France
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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 - 24
  • 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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