With a welcome like this you just know you are in for a treat.
Naturally Shabusen are open for evening dinner, but the lunchtime special is around half the price. Lunch cost for two was around 7,000 Yen or £39, great value for the quality Wagyu Beef.
One online rating site places Shabusen 122 of 5,367 in Chuo, which is the district in Tokyo that includes Ginza.
I totally dispute this! How can you compare a Shabu Shabu restaurant to one that specialises in Sushi? In my opinion if there are say 500 similar places in Chuo, Shabusen would be in the top 5 based on Food, service, ambiance & value for money.
It’s a Japanese hot pot dish with paper thin sliced beef. You cook at the table on a portable gas stove, the most important ingredient is quality beef. Add a few vegetables & noodles but the beef is the secret.
Click on the map above to help you find this hidden gem of a restaurant.
Here is my photo blog of fabulous food in Tokyo, www.fivestarvagabond.com/tokyo-fabulous-food-2015/
Check this short YouTube video at Shabusen, https://youtu.be/9JJUCZuEUBU
Review by David Herd – www.fivestarvagabond.com