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Shabusen Restaurant

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1726 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94115-3209
415-440-0466
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I took my dad here for his first shabu shabu experience. It was a complete accident, since I was trying to take him to another place, and they were too crowded. Well, I'm glad they were. The shabu (we ordered kobe beef and praws in spicy miso broth) was delicious, the place was clean and roomy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2014
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Loma Linda, California
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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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59 reviews 59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This place is fantastic! It is so authentic you swear that you're in Japan! I love Shabu-Shabu and this was terrific! Great staff, cold Asahi Super Dry and absolutely delicious Shabu-Shabu! If you like truly authentic Japanese food, don't miss this place.

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Santa Rosa, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I go there at least four times a year and it never disappoints me. The personnel are friendly and efficient. You have a choice of Sukiyaki or Shabu shabu. Two of us had Shabu Shabu and two other people had Sukiyaki and we were all happy.

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Loma Linda, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I took my dad here for his first shabu shabu experience. It was a complete accident, since I was trying to take him to another place, and they were too crowded. Well, I'm glad they were. The shabu (we ordered kobe beef and praws in spicy miso broth) was delicious, the place was clean and roomy (the original place we... More 

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Chino Hills, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The waitress is absent minded, and often you have to ask for her to delivered all the missing ingredients. they do not have anything for your Ponzu sauce except garlic ( forget about the green orion) and the sesame sauce is plain.. The meat is decent marble color but really "thin" ..There is many choices in the area. I would... More 

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Seattle
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243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It's fun, you cook the food yourself! Pro tip - and of course plain ol' shabu shabu is mild, that's why you order the spicy version, like me. Good service, clean, tabletop cooking fun. Yay!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We were staying at the Hotel Tomo, so considered Mums Shabu Shabu there, but it was crowded and noisy, so we walked the block to this restaurant. It was very enjoyable--a comfortable noise level, the food came quickly and was of fine quality. I would go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Went with my sister in law here and she got the veggie shabu shabu, and they gave her a pot of water to cook it in. Unimpressed. I got the chicken sukiyaki and it was really good. The sauce was great, the chicken and veggies cooked fast and had caramellized by the time I got to my last bowl. Also,... More 

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Athens, Greece
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150 reviews 150 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We had a decent anfd rich dinner with a shabu-shabu with chicken and seafood self-prepared in an induction skillet. We enjoyed the taste but we regret to say that the addition of the billewas totally wrong,50% higher than expected. We immediately asked to correct it nad that was done with no grudge. But stillthis sour impression remains.

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Reno, Nevada
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442 helpful votes 442 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Stopped in for lunch during the Cherry Blossom Festival. The staff was very nice and helpful. It was our first time for shabu shabu and we found it fun. We had the chicken and beef. We tried the spicy broth and regular broth. While we were full after our meal I do agree with other reviewers that they are stingy... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The meat er good, and the service excelent, is a very familiar ambience We tried two diferent meat quality and them all excelent

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1726 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94115-3209
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Japantown
  • Neighborhood: Japantown
  • Phone Number: 415-440-0466

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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