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“Best Shabu Shabu Ever” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shabu Shabu Gen

Shabu Shabu Gen
Ranked #1,610 of 10,422 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Orchard Road
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Best Shabu Shabu Ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

I have been to this restaurant couple of times, and every time I visit Singapore I will try to visit again. I enjoy this kind of food very much, and specially eaten in that restaurant. The place is very cozy, super Tokyo feeling, and the attention is amazing. The manager is very kind and he takes great care of his guests. I tend to order the Marbling 5 Wagyu and the Curry with Pork. I enjoy how they do their own Shabu Shabu ceremony, one step at the time, and to end the noodles and the soup. The desert is simple but very nice and refreshing after a meal like that.

Definitely the best place in town for Shabu Shabu.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Indonesian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
singapore
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85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best shabu shabu in Singapore”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Tried A3 Marbling 5 & A5 Marbling 8 & 10 as well as iberico pork loin. unspeakable tenderness of the beef which soaked in the juiciness of the fragrant broth. Veggies is served next followed by wonderful ramen type noodles. the broth at the end of this was worth waiting for...Manager is a Japanese gentleman well versed in his trade, able to explain the various types of beef & location.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank fwlim
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Shabu Shabu Gen - Very delicate steamboat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

Unlike the usual hearty steamboats with lots of ingredients added to yield an intensely flavored soup, the steamboat here is very delicate in preparation, ingredients and taste. We ordered the beautifully marbled Spanish Iberico pork which was superb in texture and taste, having minimum of the porky taste, almost melt-in-your-mouth texture, going excellently well with condiments given. What I like about the vegetables here is that they imparted an extra sweet taste to the soup, enhancing it (the soup tasted quite bland and a bit weird at first, even after putting in the pork, but got a lot better after the vegetables were put), yet they did not have that slight bitter taste a lot of boiled vegetables have. The dessert were very delicate also, love the red bean paste and sesame cake, imbued with an intense milk, going perfectly with the complimentary genmai tea.

The service is friendly and helpful, and what I like best about the service is that the staff had no airs at all, making us feel very comfortable. The place is spacious and zen, with comfortable plush chairs.

Recommended for indulgence in shabu shabu, if in the mood to spend. May try the don set with shabu set next time (instead of 2 shabu shabu sets) for more wallet friendly option.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank morsels-of-delice
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Singapore, Singapore
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975 reviews
800 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,034 helpful votes
“Relaxing experience, could have been better”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

Good quality wagyu beef makes it a very satisfying shabu shabu experience. The sirloin is excellent. My partner liked the broth more than I did (thought it was a bit bland). Service is friendly and helpful, although one has to ask for tea regularly throughout the meal. Expensive, but hey, there's no competition. To our knowledge, it's the only high-end shabu place in Singapore, although there ARE much better ones in Japan or New York.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Lam N
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