Pooh and I had decided to try something new for dinner this past weekend.  I’ve been meaning to write this since Sunday but I’ve been rotting my brain playing Infamous all night as soon as I’d get home from work.  Pooh and I have never had Shabu Shabu before so we thought we’d be adventurous and try it…well, that and Tofu House was packed :)

Shabu Shabu House is located on Convoy Street in Clairemont.  Shabu Shabu is a Japanese restaurant where you cook your own meats and vegetables in a boiling pot of water.  The service was nice and the guy that was serving us was very helpful.  I did happen to look at some of the reviews on Yelp and noticed that there weren’t that many good reviews.  Seeing that I’ve never had Shabu Shabu before I can’t really complain and have nowhere else to compare it with.  What’s nice is you can add your own vegetables, seasonings, and sauces so you can’t really complain if you don’t like it because you made it yourself.  I think we’d go there again.  I’m very curious to see what other Shabu Shabu places are like though.


  • Constantin
    June 4, 2009

    it really looks fanTASTYc!!!

    (I know that’s a lousy joke, but hey, not that bad for a french guy!)

  • AnotherMichael
    June 4, 2009

    It get’s even better, when you use broth to boil your stuff in, this adds way more taste. But it is really delicious.
    BTW if you should ever make it to Europe (and there Switzerland) just get a Fondue chinoise, same, same but different ;o)

  • robbie
    June 4, 2009


  • Old McDonald
    June 5, 2009

    Can i get that with some fries?

  • Benson
    June 6, 2009

    Come to Taiwan and u will have loads to compare too :)

  • Benson
    June 6, 2009

    Come to Taiwan and u will have loads to compare from :)

  • World citizen
    June 6, 2009

    I guess in taiwan they talk in stereo?

  • Dave in Japan
    June 6, 2009

    Hey! Shabu Shabu is excellent, especially in the winter. Mixing some “ponzu” sauce with grated daikon raddish, and dipping the cooked meats and vegetables in that is heaven. Thanks for sharing! :)

  • Moody
    June 6, 2009

    I love Shabu Shabu! But I agree with Dave – It is best in Winter.

  • Elvis
    June 7, 2009

    I agree with dave too let`s have a calm bake [=)