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Mums Home of Shabu-Shabu

1800 Sutter St. (Buchanan St.) Send to Phone
415-931-6986 | Menu
All-you-can-eat (and drink) shabu-shabu dining in Japantown attracts a mostly young crowd out for a good time.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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Mums Home of Shabu-Shabu Restaurant Review

: “Shabu shabu” means “swish swish” in Japanese, and the most popular lunch and dinner option at this small, boisterous restaurant in the contemporary Hotel Tomo involves just that: diners use chopsticks to swish raw beef and vegetables through a tabletop hot pot of boiling water. The flash-cooked results can then be combined with ponzu and other sauces over rice. Wide platters of ingredients include thinly sliced rib-eye, mushrooms, tofu, udon and glass noodles, spinach, cabbage and more --- and everything keeps coming until you say stop. Favored by groups of four or more, dining here can be messy, fun and leisurely, especially when deals include all-you-can-eat (for two hours) and all-you-can-drink saké and beer (Sapporo, Kirin) for roughly $12 more. The sometimes-loud dining room and small bar lend a steamy, casual, modern feel and are often packed with young people on a budget.
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