Meat-filled Shabu-Shabu: Shaburi

by - Saturday, October 01, 2016

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I've been craving for shabu-shabu since Monday and decided to wait 'til Saturday to try this place out.


We called to reserve a table for 2 Friday afternoon since I thought that the place might get packed. We got to Shaburi around 11:30am and we were I think the third ones to arrive (since they just opened at 11am).


We were led to our table and given the menu. It's easy to decide on which set to choose, but not for the soup. Their menu doesn't describe what each of the soup tastes like or what it is made of, so I had to ask the server. She then offered to bring us samples of the soups to help us decide.


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I tasted all the soups except the spicy one (at first) and fell in love with their chicken collagen paitan soup. It was a thick and tasty broth similar to that of a ramen. I found this to be the most flavorful out of all the soups. My sister got the spicy one even if she didn't try it first. This was also good and a bit spicy.


By the way, we only ordered their regular shabu for P599 with just the tender pork and tasty beef. I find this less cheaper than other unlimited shabu-shabu places since they have fewer selections. You can also try their wagyu set if you were willing to spend more, since I think this is what they're known for.


A few things to remember:


▪️Each person gets their own "pot" of shabu-shabu


▪️Each person in your group must get the same set


▪️You can only add Konbu soup to your chosen soup as a refill. If you wish to have some more of your chosen soup, you would have to pay P75


▪️You have 90 minutes for your whole stay in the restaurant (I clarified this with the server) They will stick a receipt with the time and your chosen set on the edge of your table.


▪️Place got crowded around 12:30pm, so better call for a reservation (and arrive on time or 15 minutes after your reservation max) or arrive early.


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Food was good. I think they have less choices compared to other unlimited shabu-shabu places. The meat pieces tasted typical. Their chicken karaage and gyudon were kinda okay, but the rest of the other food was just so-so. We disliked their chicken wings since it tasted weird to us. We weren't able to try the wagyu rice (although this looked good!) and the carbonara udon.


They also have free drinks. Choices are: iced tea, blue lemonade, cucumber lemonade, orange juice, and milo. They also have packs of green tea and some hot water for those who are feeling bloated with all the food.


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For dessert, they have an ice cream machine with the flavors chocolate and vanilla. There's also the mixed for those who can't have just one flavor. There are also some toppings you can add to your ice cream like marshmallows, sprinkles, chocolate chips or cornflakes. They also have fruits: melon, pineapple and papaya.


Service was outstanding! Servers were friendly and came to our tables to clear out empty plates and ask us if we wanted more meat more often than needed. One downside to their service though was during billing. We had to wait for awhile for our change. When we approached the counter, it seemed like they were having problems with their system. But that's not related to our problem, because they lost our bill (and change). Lol.


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The ambiance of the place looked good as well. It was a bit spacious and can cater a lot of guests.


Overall, I can say that I liked my visit because I'm a meat lover, whether it be shabu-shabu or barbeque. I also liked my visit because their soup is different from what I usually have in other shabu-shabu places. Other than that, I think this place is just okay, unless you want to try their wagyu then I think you'd have a different experience 😊




My score:






Pricing – 3/5




Service – 4/5




Ambiance – 4/5  



Taste – 3/5


Date of Visit: October 1, 2016


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