10 Best Shabu-Shabu Restaurants In Tokyo

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Tokyo continues to be one of the biggest tourist destinations in the entire world. Even those who have never been to Asia, or Japan for that matter, can probably still name some quintessential Tokyo attractions. Tokyo is a vibrant mix of things new and old: from the traditions to the architecture, you’ll find plenty of everyday things that combine the two. Japanese food is enjoyed all throughout the world, but one of the dishes that combine the Japanese view of mixing the old and new is shabu-shabu. Although only making its way to Japan in the 20th century, shabu-shabu is similar to a Chinese-style hot pot, where food is cooked piece by piece at the table. If you’re in the city, check out some of these listed shabu-shabu restaurants in Tokyo.

1. Zakuro Ginza

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Located in the Ginza neighborhood of Tokyo, Zakuro Ginza is arguably one of the best spots for shabu-shabu that even many locals don’t know about. Zakuro Ginza is one of those places that might be easy to miss if you’re not looking for it. The Ginza area is a generally high-end shopping district, but the shabu-shabu here is affordable and the beef is savory and delicious. The ambiance is warm and inviting, and the pot is cooked over charcoal instead of gas.

Zakuro Ginza

Address: Japan, 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo City, Ginza, 4 Chome−6−1 地下1階 銀座三和ビル

Website: Zakuro Ginza

Opening hours: 11:30am - 9pm (daily)

2. Imafuku

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Walking by this restaurant, you probably wouldn’t even notice that there is anything here. The brown door is tucked away in a corner with only a little sign written in Kanji that there might be something beyond the threshold. And that something is Imafuku. This Michelin-starred restaurant offers some of the best sukiyaki and shabu-shabu courses in the city, and possibly even in the country. Prices are a little high but the quality and service are unparalleled. Indulge in savory A-5 Wagyu beef, which is not only rare but the rarest of the rare.

Imafuku

Address: 1 Chome-12-19 Shirokane, Minato City, Tokyo 108-0072, Japan

Website: Imafuku

Opening hours: 5pm - 11pm (daily)

3. Seryna

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Catering to some more upscale clientele, the food at Seryna is some of the best around, so much so that it has earned itself a Michelin star. Seryna specializes in Japanese-style surf and turf, along with an amazing selection of choices for shabu-shabu. Try some mouthwatering Japanese snow crab cooked shabu-shabu style with their legendary sesame sauce. Or if you feel like splurging, order some sliced Kobe beef.

Seryna

Address: 3 Chome-12-2 Roppongi, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0032, Japan

Website: Seryna

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 11pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 10:30pm

4. Mōmō Paradise Kabukicho

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For people traveling to Tokyo outside of Japan, getting acquainted with the city can be a little daunting. Thankfully, places like Mōmō Paradise Kabukicho are there to help. The restaurant offers, not only a delicious and authentic shabu-shabu experience, but it is also an all-you-can-eat, and they have menus in a variety of languages including Italian, Korea, and English. Mōmō Paradise Kabukicho has been around since 1992, and they also have restaurants around the world.

Mōmō Paradise Kabukicho

Address: Japan, 〒160-0021 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Kabukicho, 1 Chome−20−1 Humax Pavilion 新宿 8F

Website: Mōmō Paradise Kabukicho

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 4pm - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 11:30am - 10pm

5. Butagumi Shabu-an

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Located next to the National Art Center of Tokyo, Butagumi Shabu-an is a place that caters to both tourists and families alike. Known for its pork shabu-shabu, the restaurant offers affordable prices with some quality ingredients, including their high-grade pork. Not only that but they also have buffet-style and all-you-can-eat options, so you’ll never leave feeling unsatisfied.

Butagumi Shabu-an

Address: Japan, 〒106-0032 Tokyo, Minato City, Roppongi, 7 Chome−5−11 2F

Website: Butagumi Shabu-an

Opening hours: 11:30am - 10pm (daily)

6. Shabushabu Tajimaya Shibuya

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There are plenty of places around Tokyo to get high-end beef and seafood shabu-shabu, but there are plenty of people looking for a simple and tasty meal without having to break the bank. That’s where Shabushabu Tajimaya Shibuya comes in. With several branches around the city, the restaurant has deals that will cater to anyone on a budget. Get a whole lunch meal for around 10 USD, including chicken shabu-shabu with all the vegetables, rice, and curry. The drinks are also cheap, so Shabushabu Tajimaya Shibuya is the place to go for a filling experience.

Shabushabu Tajimaya Shibuya

Address: 12-9 Udagawacho, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0042, Japan

Website: Shabushabu Tajimaya Shibuya

Opening hours: 11:30am - 11pm (daily)

7. Nabezo Shinjuku Sanchome Store

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Serving not only some delicious shabu-shabu but also an array of exotic ice cream flavors, Nabezo Shinjuku Sanchome Store is a great place to indulge in shabu-shabu for the traveler on a budget. The restaurant occupies that sweet spot between high-quality food at affordable prices, and to top it all off, the food is all-you-can-eat.

Nabezo Shinjuku Sanchome Store

Address: Japan, 〒160-0022 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Shinjuku, 3 Chome−30−11 新宿 高野 第2ビル 8F

Website: Nabezo Shinjuku Sanchome Store

Opening hours: 11:30am - 10pm (daily)

8. Shabu Zen Shibuya

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Take your tastebuds on a trip and experience some of the best shabu-shabu in Tokyo, while also taking in the experience of dining at Shabu Zen Shibuya. The beef and meat here are handpicked for quality, and the restaurant has a traditional Japanese atmosphere with tatami rooms and costumed waitresses in kimonos. Guests are invited to take off their shoes while dining and to relax and enjoy Japanese hospitality.

Shabu Zen Shibuya

Address: Japan, 〒150-0047 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Kamiyamacho, 10−8, Shibuya Creston Hotel, B1

Website: Shabu Zen Shibuya

Opening hours: 11:45am - 11:30pm (daily)

9. Kisoji Shinjuku

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As soon as you walk into Kisoji Shinjuku, you’ll be greeted by the kimono-wearing staff and taken to either a private room or a tatami-style seating arrangement. The restaurant specializes in shabu-shabu with its high-quality meat options and delectable sauces. Indulge in some wagyu beef or other Japanese specialties like seasonal sushi options, and feel really immersed in the Japanese tradition of hospitality. The restaurant is perfect for a date night or a business meeting, or just to simply indulge in their shabu shabu.

Kisoji Shinjuku

Address: Japan, 〒160-0022 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Shinjuku, 3 Chome−17−5 4~6F ニュー富士ビル

Website: Kisoji Shinjuku

Opening hours: 11:30am - 9pm (daily

10. Nabezo

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It wouldn’t be a shabu-shabu list without the notorious Nabezo. The franchised restaurants are in several places in Japan, and they specialize in both shabu-shabu and sukiyaki. Known for their affordable dishes and all-you-can eat specials, you can sit down at Nabezo and enjoy the all-you-can-eat shabu-shabu for 100 minutes. Upgrades are available for certain cuts of meat and there are plenty of soup options.

Nabezo

Address: Japan, 〒150-0042 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Udagawacho, 31−2 渋谷BEAM 6F

Website: Nabezo

Opening hours: 11:30am - 10pm (daily)

Indulge in delicious shabu-shabu

Japanese food is known pretty much everywhere throughout the world. This sumptuous cuisine encompasses everything from the elaborate and traditional, to the affordable and delicious, so it is no surprise that the world of shabu-shabu also lives in those two worlds. There are tons of restaurants around that offer high-grade meat choices like wagyu beef and upscale dining, but there are also plenty of restaurants that cater to more affordable options for locals and tourists, so you always have plenty of options. Whether you’re looking for Michelin-star establishments or all-you-can-eat eateries, Tokyo has a myriad of shabu-shabu options.

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Alex is a Canadian university graduate with degrees in English literature and History. He was born in Montreal and when he's not traveling he enjoys movies, video games, playing the drums and...Read more

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