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Mums Home of Shabu Shabu

1800 Sutter St, Located inside of Hotel Buchanan, San Francisco, CA 94115-3220
+1 415-931-6986
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
1800 Sutter St, Located inside of Hotel Buchanan, San Francisco, CA 94115-3220
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Reviewed January 27, 2018

I met a colleague there for lunch. Looking at the menu was unnecessary, since the reason to come here is their very good and reasonably priced shabu-shabu. The service was very attentive and the server brought us extra veggies on request, and made sure to...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

This is the restaurant at the Kimpton Buchanan in San Francisco. It is a Shabu Shabu restaurant in the evening but we went for breakfast. While they have standard western fare on the menu take a chance and go for the Japanese Breakfast choices. They...More

Thank RJMJanes
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Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

Home of the Shabu Shabu is still remodeling but open for business! Another wonderful experience. They have added chrysanthemum to the menu and you can use a double/divided pot with a hot miso boiling liquid. Everyone was friendly. Parking was hard and lots of glass...More

Thank Phavorite
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Under our hotel so popped down... very friendly & efficient staff, interesting menu... our choices were well received - Peanut Butter Banana Toast & Salmon Cream Cheese Toast, with a couple of hot Soy Lattes.

Thank Karen D
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Once again, a wonderful experience. We go for the Shabu Shabu and Mums did not disappoint. The staff was friendly. They told us the restaurant will be closed for renovation. We look forward to their new look! And sure hope they keep their great food....More

Thank Phavorite
Reviewed September 17, 2017

Perhaps I arrived later than most people eat, but I came in shortly before 9pm and there were only two other people in the establishment. Later, two other people arrived. The staff were surly and didn't seem able to smile. One waitress spent some time...More

1  Thank JSRV-R
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful all-you-can-eat shabu shabu dinner with friends during a recent stay in Japantown, San Francisco! What a fabulous meal. I left feeling full and satisfied without feeling over stuffed. Everything was delicious. Highly recommend!

Thank mmajohnson
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Very fast service, good Shabu Shabu. The staff didn't offer direction on how to eat it, so I was glad that I had looked it up before we went in. I am sure I could have asked for direction though because they were very nice....More

Thank gsconnor2016
Reviewed July 17, 2017

Decor not great very dated and not at all entising you to stay. Reminded me of a school cafeteria. Cleanliness of cutlery not good. The breakfast was not great. I would not recommend at all.

Thank oriordd
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Old, dated and tired design. Decent service and good, simple food. I ate breakfast there 3 days in a row. No complaints, just unimpressive.

Thank Chime141
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $42
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 Sutter St, Located inside of Hotel Buchanan, San Francisco, CA 94115-3220
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Japantown
  • Neighborhood: Japantown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-931-6986
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For the past 35 years, Mums (formerly named Cafe Mums) has been serving customers from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world. Conveniently located in San Francisco's Japantown at The Buchanan Hotel (formerly named Hotel Tomo). Mums has been known for its Traditional Japanese-style Shabu-Shabu, Japanese and American Cuisines. In addition, we are one of the first restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area to serve Shabu-shabu, now making us the Home of Shabu-shabu since 1995.
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