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1726 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94115-3209
+1 415-440-0466
Today
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic Japanese shabu-shabu and sukiyaki. Decent prices, good flavors, nice friendly staff, clean pleasant decor. A great find in the middle of Japantown.

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Thank R_T867
Tokyo, Japan
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The restaurant is close to the heart of Japantown and offers all-you-can-eat shabu shabu with a tasty selection of veggies. Not really upscale but an ordinary place for the hungry ones. The food quality is good.

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Thank JapanTravelExplorer
Perth, Australia
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109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

A very wet and cold winters day, which was perfect for such a cosey , clean and beautiful place, so reminiscent of anywhere in Japan. Loved the place even before we ate. The cold Sapporo and hot sake excellent. All the veggies and pork and beef high quality. The Tiger Prawns excellent, very plump. As a special touch my dipping... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I'm a massive fan of Chinese hotpot and shabu shabu so this was on my list of restaurants to go to. I really liked that you could pick all you can eat and the meat available is top quality. They bring an initial selection for you as well as some mixed vegetables. My favourites were the beef and the shiitake... More 

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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We were trying to find a do place to eat hot pot in Japantown. We didn't have reservations, so we had to wait for about 30 minutes at Shabusen. We ordered the all you can eat. $35 per adult and just an FYI..everyone in your party has to order the all you can eat. Totally worth it! We each had... More 

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Thank Angie I
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Great food and experience. Staff were very attentive, friendly and welcoming. Food was fresh and very tasty!

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London
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

The title says it all; Thoroughly enjoyable. The head chef came out often to ensure that we had what we wanted. Good value all you can eat.

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NJ
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396 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015

I've eaten Japanese food many times both in Asia and the USA, though never before shabu-shabu. A recent meal here did nothing to make me a devotee. It focused on thin sliced kobe beef, a wagon load of cabbage, a couple of tofu pieces, some mushrooms and thin cooking broth in which to dunk these ingredients. I came away feeling... More 

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Thank Taughboyne
Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

This place is fantastic! It is so authentic you swear that you're in Japan! I love Shabu-Shabu and this was terrific! Great staff, cold Asahi Super Dry and absolutely delicious Shabu-Shabu! If you like truly authentic Japanese food, don't miss this place.

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Thank Bob C
Santa Rosa, California
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104 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

I go there at least four times a year and it never disappoints me. The personnel are friendly and efficient. You have a choice of Sukiyaki or Shabu shabu. Two of us had Shabu Shabu and two other people had Sukiyaki and we were all happy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1726 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94115-3209
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Japantown
  • Neighbourhood: Japantown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-440-0466

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?