BEN SHABU SHABU 犇極鍋物No. 4, AnHe Rd, Sec. 1
website: Ben Shabu's FB page
hours: 11:30AM- 10PM
Kid friendliness: no high chairs spotted
Visit reviewed: 12/30/2012
Previous visit reviewed : 11/2011
My favorite part about Ben Shabu Shabu that night was surprisingly the sushi- seared salmon, fatty tuna over crispy rice- I wanted to order more, but we already had a full pot of veggies and plates of swirled red meat.
Service was quite slow that night, especially since we were in a room downstairs, the waiter had to run trays up and down the stairs and we'd have to go upstairs to find someone if we needed them. So don't know if the appetizers, like this truffle steamed egg, was supposed to be hot or cold, but this would have tasted better hot.
Yum, I wonder if I could come back just for the nigiri sushis. SO GOOD.
Can't go wrong with wagyu if you can splurge on it-
I also noticed that the pots in the downstairs room were not the copper pots upstairs because the table downstairs had the electric "fire" rather than the regular hotpot fire (if that sort of thing matters to you). Once we got the meats, we were happy to take our time to cook, until it was time for porridge. It was a fun gathering with friends to end last year before New Year's Eve.