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Shabu-Zen

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16 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111-1923
+1 617-292-8828
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hot pot” (54 reviews)
“shabu shabu” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Asian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
16 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111-1923
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1 - 10 of 144 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everythig was outstanding! Came with a group of 6, with mixed tastes. Everyone came out full and happy. The short-ribs wete devine, seafood platter was outstanding and the ribeye was delectable. Sake served cold was sharp!

Thank Noah B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Shabu Shabu is almost an Asian re-imagining of fondue, only you are cooking meat and vegetables in a customizable broth that in the end is the most delicious soup and there is usually a selection of noodles too. I have done Shabu Shabu in many...More

Thank Gia Marie V
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

If you haven't had the Hot Pot interactive experience- it's a blast! A fondue, pho-type of experience with amazing choices and meats. Staff is great and the atmosphere is super inviting and upbeat. I love this place

Thank Hans G
Reviewed April 27, 2017

I just love this place. It's well staffed, clean, fast, friendly and all the food is very fresh. I can order scrod and salmon for my hotpot any day of the week and it's fresh. I think they cut the meats to the perfect thickness...More

Thank Laurie G
Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

Never tried it before. Nice experience Friendly personnel. Good value for money. Would definitely come back a next time.

Thank Erik V
Reviewed March 20, 2017

This was my first dim sum experience and was recommended to head here by a local. What a great suggestion it was! You may experience a wait for the tables but there is a U-shaped counter where I was able to be seated immediately. My...More

Thank buenavida24
Reviewed February 27, 2017

This is a great change of pace when visiting Chinatown. Not as hectic as DimSum or other local restaurants, this is a slightly more pricey alternative that is well worth a try. You pick your broths (2) and different items, which you then cook in...More

Thank rmartinmitch
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

The service is great, food is uniqe and fresh, I recommend as a fun and good option for passing the time.

Thank Ron T
Reviewed January 22, 2017

Picked the wrong broth flavour the first 2 times. Tom Yam and Mongolian. Did not like either - too spicy and rather overwhelming. Got it right on my 3rd visit - the mushroom broth was excellent. I liked the big seafood platter. This restaurant is...More

Thank Trips8967
Reviewed January 18, 2017

We had a wonderful time celebrating the birthday of a high schooler. Shabu Zen was her choice. Our waitress was very helpful in explaining everything we needed to know about the sauces, condiments and cooking the food. Yes, with the exception of some appetizers you...More

Thank OldRoadWarrior60
Nearby
Chinatown
A small area rich in Chinese cultural influences,
visit Boston’s Chinatown for some great Asian cuisine
and small, authentic bakeries. Enter through the
iconic Chinatown gate and stroll down Beach, Tyler,
and Kneeland streets to explore the compact area. Rest
your feet from walking and grab a bite at one of the
many restaurants around Chinatown. From traditional
Chinese to Vietnamese to Malaysian, there is a wide
...More
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.01 miles away
Nearby Attractions
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.23 miles away
Boston Ballet
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.07 miles away
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.22 miles away
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111-1923
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-292-8828
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