The Experience

If you are not familiar with the ancient tradition of Japanese hotpot, you are in for a treat! With roots dating back over 1,000 years, hot pot is a delicious and healthy way to dine.

The culinary adventure begins with a rousing “Irasshaimase” – a traditional Japanese welcome from the staff – followed by instructions from your server on how the meal will flow. Whether guests have only 30 minutes for lunch or plan to relax over an extended dinner, an experienced shabu shabu guide will help navigate each step of the process centered around the simmering pot of broth kept at the perfect temperature.

Guests start off by choosing house-made vegetable or chicken broth, poured into personal copper bottom pots specially designed to create consistent boiling heat of 180-210 degrees without overflowing. The traditional shabu shabu-style experience continues with a selection of razor-thin meat options like certified Miyazaki Waygu beef, Korobuta pork belly, all-natural chicken breast, and sushi-grade salmon, tuna, and yellowtail – all complemented by an assortment of seasonal locally-grown fresh vegetables and rice or noodles. These ingredients are then to be placed by the guest in whatever combination they prefer into their pot of broth to cook.  Remove when fully cooked and eat!

Signature condiments include a ponzu citrus-based soy sauce and creamy sesame sauce, served with mix-ins such as garlic paste, scallions, daikon puree, and chili oil, allowing guests to design taste sensations to suit their own palette.

In much the same way that our menu celebrates the purity of hotpot cuisine, its beverage program takes a similar approach to simplicity and artisanal craftsmanship. Beer lovers will appreciate the choice of some of Japan’s top brews. Wine drinkers will be able to sip from a thoughtfully curated list of red, white or sparkling wines in bottles and by-the-glass pours. Our wine and beer selection is rounded out by a sake selection culled from Japan.

Experience authentic Japanese hotpot at its finest: visit shabumaru today!