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“Terrible service”

Jin San Shabu Shabu
Ranked #1,435 of 5,611 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
Cross street: Bucareli
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We waited 15 minutes for our menus. Then all of our main courses never came out at the same time and our 3rd guest never got his main course which we waited patiently for an HOUR and we had to leave.

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Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

I wouldn't consider this place "Averge" but since there is no rating for good I'll have to settle. This is by no means a traditional Japanese restaurant, but it's more of a fusion restaurant (Nobu, Japonez,Tori Tori type of place). Quality wise it is a good place but prices are expensive. Also if ordering nigiris, the fish quality is ok not great. One plate that I really liked and recommend is the "eel dome" or "domo de anguila". The eel mixed with the rice and eel sauce is fenomenal, would come back for this plate. Also people really loke the broccolis(I enjoyed them as well, but not as much as other people).

Thank Ander A
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Reviewed 14 May 2015

One thing you need to know in a place like this in an upscale area (such as Santa Fe) in Mexico City . . . be prepared for a big bill, no matter what you order. Be very careful of the "specials" as they usually recommend crazy priced items.
I would not categorize Jin San as a true Japanese place, but the food is a good mixture of oriental flavors. The locatio is extraordinary, with nice taste and elegance.
The "broccoli tree" is unbelievable, I have never tasted broccoli like this (fried with a secret sauce!).

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Thank Alberto S
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Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Mexico City in the Santa Fe area. It has a great variety of Asiatic food with a really nice venue and atmosphere. The terrace will be the perfect spot for a romantic dinner. The restaurant is located at Park Plaza in Santa Fe, petite mall with a couple of boutiques but great restaurants (and beautiful amenities). I´m a frequent customer and have never been disappointed at this place. Food recommendations: entrée broccoli bonsai, main course Shabu Shabu, dessert green tea sorbet. Tea is very good there and they have a decent menu with interesting wine options. Pricewise: not cheap but definitely worth it.

Thank alexps81
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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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