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Shabusen Restaurant

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1726 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94115-3209
+1 415-440-0466
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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“shabu shabu” (16 reviews)
“beef” (4 reviews)
“prawns” (2 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
1726 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94115-3209
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Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

If you're stretched thin for Japanese shabu shabu in San Francisco, Shabusen may provide some relief. Walk in knowing that this restaurant is nowhere close to the quality of the most simple shabu shabu in Tokyo, and your expectations will be correctly in order. We...More

Thank Zachary H
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

Authentic Japanese shabu-shabu and sukiyaki. Decent prices, good flavors, nice friendly staff, clean pleasant decor. A great find in the middle of Japantown.

Thank R_T867
Reviewed March 6, 2017

The restaurant is close to the heart of Japantown and offers all-you-can-eat shabu shabu with a tasty selection of veggies. Not really upscale but an ordinary place for the hungry ones. The food quality is good.

Thank JapanTravelExplorer
Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

A very wet and cold winters day, which was perfect for such a cosey , clean and beautiful place, so reminiscent of anywhere in Japan. Loved the place even before we ate. The cold Sapporo and hot sake excellent. All the veggies and pork and...More

Thank David U
Reviewed July 27, 2016

I'm a massive fan of Chinese hotpot and shabu shabu so this was on my list of restaurants to go to. I really liked that you could pick all you can eat and the meat available is top quality. They bring an initial selection for...More

Thank YzzyBella
Reviewed July 21, 2016

We were trying to find a do place to eat hot pot in Japantown. We didn't have reservations, so we had to wait for about 30 minutes at Shabusen. We ordered the all you can eat. $35 per adult and just an FYI..everyone in your...More

Thank Angie I
Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Great food and experience. Staff were very attentive, friendly and welcoming. Food was fresh and very tasty!

1  Thank SaffaTraveller2
Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

The title says it all; Thoroughly enjoyable. The head chef came out often to ensure that we had what we wanted. Good value all you can eat.

1  Thank okielondon
Reviewed November 27, 2015

I've eaten Japanese food many times both in Asia and the USA, though never before shabu-shabu. A recent meal here did nothing to make me a devotee. It focused on thin sliced kobe beef, a wagon load of cabbage, a couple of tofu pieces, some...More

Thank Taughboyne
Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Bob C
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August 18, 2016|
Response from Angie I | Reviewed this property |
No, I dont think so. Chicken takes much longer to cook.
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Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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: +1 415-440-0466
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