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“Pretentious, overpriced and not very Japanese ”

Jin San Shabu Shabu
Ranked #2,246 of 4,752 Restaurants in Mexico City
Price range: US$ 25 - US$ 40
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: San Angel
Cross street: Bucareli
Reviewed 22 December 2014 via mobile

This has to be the worst Japanese restaurant in the area, and the next to it.
The food is mediocre, the prices are completely out of range compared to food quality.
Is is a mixture of Japanese mexicanized with dishes that a Japanese person would not know what they where.

Sushi was bad because the balance of rice and fish is not proper. When this happens it tastes like rice leaving the fish as a background flavor. The shabu shabu was mediocre at best and they claim its Korean style.
Overall the food is not worth the visit.

Your best bet in the area is the SHU restaurant that is by far better.

Thank Patricio B
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7 - 11 of 51 reviews

Reviewed 7 December 2014

The place is nice, and the service is good, but the quality and cooking of the rice is unacceptable. A shame for a Japanesse restaurant!

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Thank Ariestennisgirl
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Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for something with an Asian twist served by prompt and courteous staff in a modern atmosphere , this is a great place to impress. About the only thing holding this back from a top rating is it is a bit pricey...bit you will get a meal and evening to remember.

Thank mikej478
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

the place is so beautiful, the service outstanding, one of the few restaurants that let you reserve for lunch at 4pm if you want, but the food is amazing, it is not cheap, but is totaly worth it

Thank BEUGGIE
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

I do not have too much experience in this type of food (Asian), but my feeling was good. We ate good, every dish we ordered was tasty and very nice presented. The table has a small stove, so the staff can cook your order in front of you. They bring and present the raw ingredients (vegetables, meat, fish) and cook them with you/in front of you
The service offered by Viridiana, our waitress was excellent, professional.
It is not cheap but I think it was worth, being my first experience in this type of restaurants.

1  Thank Gianna Maria C
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