Shabuway

★★★★☆
  • 145 E 3rd Ave

    San Mateo, CA 94401

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  • 650-548-2483

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Mon-Fri, 11:30am-2pm Sat, Sun, 12pm-3pm Mon-Sat, 5:30pm-10pm Sun, 5:30pm-9pm

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We were denied hot pot in Burlingame because the restaurant closed. So we decided to ask Yelp for help and found this place. I called in for a reservation but the girl said they can only put my name on the list...good enough. We waited probably 5-10 mins.

Soup base - water... boring
Kobe beef ... yummy
Veggies... good but still boring.

Sorry nothing very special about this place.

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★★★☆☆

We were denied hot pot in Burlingame because the restaurant closed. So we decided to ask Yelp for help and found this place. I called in for a reservation but the girl said they can only put my name on the list...good enough. We waited probably 5-10 mins.

Soup base - water... boring
Kobe beef ... yummy
Veggies... good but still boring.

Sorry nothing very special about this place.

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Imagine tender slices of fatty beef, cooked to perfection in a clear crisp broth, and then fully immersed in rich sweet sesame sauce. Now, imagine putting those delicious slices of heavenly goodies in your mouth during a cold winter night. That was a Shabuway experience.

Ordering was very simple. There were only really a few items to choose from. Me and my friend decided to do half and half broth (Spicy Miso + Traditional Seaweed). I love spicy food but the miso broth was a little too overpowering. The meat was tasty enough just cooked with the clear broth. The regular portion of meat left me feeling a bit unfulfilled. I end up splitting another order of a large plate of beef with my friend. Although I was not sure whether the beef was really kobe beef, the quality of the meat was certainly good. They were much better than the meat you get from Little Sheep Hotpot nearby. Your order of meat also came with salad, a plate of fresh vegetable and a bowl of rice.

This place seems pretty popular. On a week day around 8 at night there were still a bit of a wait. I would definitely come here again.

2
★★★★☆

Imagine tender slices of fatty beef, cooked to perfection in a clear crisp broth, and then fully immersed in rich sweet sesame sauce. Now, imagine putting those delicious slices of heavenly goodies in your mouth during a cold winter night. That was a Shabuway experience.

Ordering was very simple. There were only really a few items to choose from. Me and my friend decided to do half and half broth (Spicy Miso + Traditional Seaweed). I love spicy food but the miso broth was a little too overpowering. The meat was tasty enough just cooked with the clear broth. The regular portion of meat left me feeling a bit unfulfilled. I end up splitting another order of a large plate of beef with my friend. Although I was not sure whether the beef was really kobe beef, the quality of the meat was certainly good. They were much better than the meat you get from Little Sheep Hotpot nearby. Your order of meat also came with salad, a plate of fresh vegetable and a bowl of rice.

This place seems pretty popular. On a week day around 8 at night there were still a bit of a wait. I would definitely come here again.

Pros: quality meat, delicious sauce

Cons: small portion

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I LOVE this place! I could eat Shabu every night and still not get tired of it. I think I've worn my friends out on this place, so I have to keep rotating who I take there.

The beef is Kobe-style quality beef, and you can request it lean or regular. A normal sized portion comes with a ton of vegetables to boil with it.

Very reasonably priced.

Tip - you can call ahead and put your name on the waiting list. They don't take reservations, but will seat you promptly if you are on the list.

5
★★★★★

I LOVE this place! I could eat Shabu every night and still not get tired of it. I think I've worn my friends out on this place, so I have to keep rotating who I take there.

The beef is Kobe-style quality beef, and you can request it lean or regular. A normal sized portion comes with a ton of vegetables to boil with it.

Very reasonably priced.

Tip - you can call ahead and put your name on the waiting list. They don't take reservations, but will seat you promptly if you are on the list.

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Me & my friends love it here. The food is really, really good, the atmosphere is really cool - really intimate b/c it's a small place. The people are nice & we would recommend it to anyone who loves shabu shabu!

2
★★★★★

Me & my friends love it here. The food is really, really good, the atmosphere is really cool - really intimate b/c it's a small place. The people are nice & we would recommend it to anyone who loves shabu shabu!

Pros: great food, intimate setting, nice price

Cons: because it's small there can be a lengthy wait

 

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